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Latest News: Classical, Interview

 Interview, Alina Ibragimova on Shostakovich

by Katherine Cooper

The Russian-British violinist talks to Katherine about her recording of the two concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov', out on Hyperion next Friday.

 Interview, Josephine Knight on Schumann

by David Smith

The British cellist talks to David about her new recording on Dutton, featuring the world premiere recording of Schumann's concerto in its original form and two concertante works by Alfredo Piatti.

 Interview, David Hill on Howells

by David Smith

The conductor talks to David about his recent recording of Howells's mighty Missa Sabrinensis with the Bach Choir and BBC Concert Orchestra.

 Interview, Lars Vogt on Brahms

by Katherine Cooper

The German pianist and conductor talks to Katherine about the joys and challenges of directing the two Brahms concertos from the keyboard on his recent recordings with Royal Northern Sinfonia on Ondine.

 Interview, Julia Sitkovetsky on Rachmaninov

by Katherine Cooper

The British/American coloratura soprano talks to Katherine about her debut album, out tomorrow on Hyperion, and about establishing her own musical identity in a family of 'big artistic personalities'.

 Interview, Graham Ross on Arvo Pärt

by David Smith

The conductor of the choir of Clare College Cambridge talks to David about his new album, showcasing the music of Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks and James MacMillan.

 Interview, Jack Liebeck on Brahms and Schoenberg

by Katherine Cooper

The violinist talks to Katherine about his BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month, which was inspired in part by the memory of his grandfather Walter Liebeck - an accomplished amateur violinist and German emigré.

 Interview, Marina Rebeka on Elle

by Katherine Cooper

The Latvian soprano talks to Katherine about her new album of French opera arias, out now on Prima Classic.

 Interview, Catherine Foster on Wagner

by Katherine Cooper

The British dramatic soprano, who sings Brünnhilde on the Weimar Ring Cycle which is now available on Arthaus Musik, talks to Katherine about her remarkable journey from midwifery to Bayreuth.

 Interview, Penelope Thwaites on her choral music and songs

by David Smith

The pianist and composer talks to David about her eclectic new album with Carolyn Sampson, James Gilchrist and Ex Cathedra, recently released on Somm.

 Interview, Nigel Short on Gesualdo and Couperin

by David Smith

David talks to conductor Nigel Short about Tenebrae's new album of atmospheric Holy Week responsories by Couperin and Gesualdo.

 Interview, Damien Guillon on Stradella

by Katherine Cooper

The French conductor and countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the Italian composer's dramatic 1675 oratorio San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste.

 Interview, Richard Egarr on Handel's Brockes-Passion

by David Smith

The conductor talks to David about his recording of Handel's visceral Passion setting, which was taken from a live performance at the Barbican on Good Friday 2019 and released on the Academy of Ancient Music's own label last autumn.

 Interview, Peter Jablonski on Scriabin

by David Smith

The pianist talks to David about his recently-released album of Scriabin mazurkas on Ondine.

 Interview, Alain Lanceron

by Katherine Cooper

The President of Warner Classics and Erato talks to Katherine about his fifty-year career.

 Interview, Víkingur Ólafsson on Debussy and Rameau

by James Longstaffe

James talks to Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson about his latest album on Deutsche Grammophon: a fascinating pairing of music by Debussy and Jean Philippe Rameau.

 Interview, Eric Lu on Chopin, Brahms and Schumann

by Katherine Cooper

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner talks to Katherine about his first studio recording, released on Warner Classics last month.

 Interview, Chen Reiss on Beethoven's Women

by Katherine Cooper

The Israeli soprano talks to Katherine about her new album on Onyx Classics, Immortal Beloved, which includes music from Fidelio and Egmont as well as some of the composer's earliest vocal works.

 Interview, Simon Callaghan on Roger Sacheverell Coke

by Katherine Cooper

The pianist discusses his research on the life and work of the British composer, whose Cello Sonatas he has recently recorded with Raphael Wallfisch on Lyrita.

 Interview, Odaline de la Martinez on Ethel Smyth

by David Smith

The Cuban-American conductor talks to David about the music of Ethel Smyth, four of whose songs she conducts on a new album from Somm.

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