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Latest News: Classical, Berg (composer)

 Recording of the Week, Barbara Hannigan sings and conducts music by Berg, Berio, and Gershwin

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine listens to the Canadian soprano's bold new disc Crazy Girl Crazy, centring on Berg's Lulu.

 Interview, Barbara Hannigan on Crazy Girl Crazy

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the Canadian soprano about her bold new album juxtaposing Gershwin, Berg and Berio, in which she both sings and directs the Ludwig Orchestra.

 Favourites, Alban Berg

by James Longstaffe

James sifts through the music of Alban Berg and offers his recommended recordings.

 Recording of the Week, Mahler and Berg from Boulez

by James Longstaffe

Anna Prohaska is on mesmerising form in Berg’s Lulu-Suite, whilst the veteran conductor’s trademark attention to detail and balance pays huge dividends in Mahler’s early cantata Das klagende Lied, featuring outstanding contributions from Johan Botha, Anna Larsson and Dorothea Röschmann.

 Recording of the Week, Schoenberg and Berg

by James Longstaffe

Isabelle Faust pairs the Berg and Beethoven violin concertos to great effect with Orchestra Mozart and Claudio Abbado, whilst Pierre Boulez brings breathtaking clarity to Schoenberg’s densely-orchestrated Pelleas et Melisande with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.