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Latest News: Classical, Kirill Karabits (conductor)

 Recording of the Week, Shostakovich from Kirill Karabits, Oleg Tsibulko and the Russian National Orchestra

by David Smith

A new recording of Shostakovich's complex 'Babi Yar' symphony with bass Oleg Tsibulko gets to the heart of a work that's often seen as all politics and no emotion.

 Recording of the Week, Liszt’s Dante Symphony plus a world-premiere recording from Kirill Karabits

by James Longstaffe

Kirill Karabits conducts the Staatskapelle Weimar in orchestral works by Liszt, including the world-premiere recording of the Künstlerfestzug zur Schillerfeier.

 Recording of the Week, Kirill Karabits conducts the world premiere of Liszt's Sardanapalo

by Katherine Cooper

Reconstructed by the musicologist David Trippett, the single completed act of Liszt's abandoned opera on a subject by Byron reveals what the composer's son-in-law Wagner described as 'the claw of a lion'.

 Interview, David Trippett on Liszt's Sardanapalo

by Katherine Cooper

The musicologist and driving-force behind today's Recording of the Week talks to Katherine about the mysterious genesis of Liszt's uncompleted opera, and the process of reconstructing the manuscript for performance.

 Interview, Prokofiev from Kirill Karabits

by David Smith

David talks to conductor Kirill Karabits about the latest instalment in his Prokofiev series.