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 Interview, The Calidore Quartet on 'Resilience'

by David Smith

The members of the young American string quartet talk to David about their début recording, which features four quartets from composers experiencing a variety of personal and political traumas.

 Interview, Stuart Skelton on Wagner

by Katherine Cooper

The Australian tenor (currently singing Siegmund in the Royal Opera House's Ring Cycle) talks to Katherine about his career as a Wagnerian and his debut solo recording Shining Knight, recently released on ABC Classics.

 Interview, Sean Shibe on softLOUD

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the award-winning young guitarist about his confrontational new album, which mixes seventeenth-century Scottish lute music with works by Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe and David Lang.

 Interview, Albina Shagimuratova and Daniela Barcellona on Semiramide

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the Russian soprano and Italian mezzo who star as mother and estranged son on Sir Mark Elder's new, uncut recording of Rossini's great opera seria.

 Interview, Sir Thomas Allen on September Songs

by Katherine Cooper

The veteran baritone talks to Katherine about his autumnal album of classics from The Great American Songbook, out now on Champs Hill Records and featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.

 Interview, Magdalena Kožená on French song

by Katherine Cooper

The Czech mezzo talks to Katherine about recording Duparc with Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for their new album Aimer et mourir, out tomorrow on Linn Records.

 Interview, Sakari Oramo on Langgaard

by David Smith

The conductor of the Wiener Philharmoniker talks to David about his new album of works by the forgotten Danish Romantic composer Rued Langgaard.

 Interview, Bertrand Chamayou on Saint-Saëns

by Katherine Cooper

The French pianist talks to Katherine about his new recording of the Second and Fifth Piano Concertos and a selection of the composer's lesser-known solo piano works, released on Friday on Erato.

 Interview, Roxanna Panufnik on 'Celestial Bird'

by David Smith

David talks to composer Roxanna Panufnik about her forthcoming collection of eclectic vocal works performed by Ex Cathedra and Milapfest under Jeffrey Skidmore.

 Interview, Richard Bonynge on Edward J. Loder

by Katherine Cooper

The veteran operatic conductor talks to Katherine about the world premiere recording of the Bath-born composer's Gothic melodrama Raymond and Agnes, out now on Retrospect Opera.

 Interview, Scott Metcalfe on The Peterhouse Part-Books

by David Smith

David talks to the founder and artistic director of Renaissance vocal ensemble Blue Heron about the culmination of his project to record lost pre-Reformation choral works from the Peterhouse Partbooks.

 Interview, Christian Lindberg on Stenhammar

by David Smith

The Swedish conductor talks to David about his new recording of Stenhammar's mighty Second Symphony with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

 Interview, Costantino Mastroprimiano on Hummel

by David Smith

The pianist talks to David about his recently-completed set of sonatas by the great Central European composer.

 Interview, Antonio Pappano on Bernstein

by Katherine Cooper

Ahead of the Bernstein centenary later this month, the conductor talks to Katherine about recording his three symphonies with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (out this Friday on Warner Classics).

 Interview, Allan Clayton on Brett Dean's Hamlet

by Katherine Cooper

Following on from our interview with the composer earlier this week, Katherine talks to the English tenor about bringing this new incarnation of Shakespeare's 'sweet prince' to life.

 Interview, Brett Dean on Hamlet

by Katherine Cooper

The Australian composer talks to Katherine about the genesis of his acclaimed 2017 Shakespearean opera, filmed at Glyndebourne last summer and now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Opus Arte.

 Interview, Mark Dourish on De Profundis

by David Smith

The founder and director of Cambridge-based early music specialists De Profundis talks about the group's second album of Renaissance treasures for lower voices, released at the end of June on Hyperion.

 Interview, Jan Bartoš on Beethoven

by Katherine Cooper

The Czech pianist shares his thoughts on his new Beethoven album, out now on Supraphon.

 Interview, Robert Hollingworth on Vivanco's Missa Assumpsit Jesus

by David Smith

Conductor and musicologist Robert Hollingworth talks polyphony, period performance and pitch (and his new recording of Spanish Renaissance music with male-voice ensemble De Profundis).

 Interview, Christopher Purves on Handel

by Katherine Cooper

The British bass-baritone talks to Katherine about the second volume of 'Finest Arias for Base Voice', out now on Hyperion.