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Latest Classical Interview Articles

 Interview, Albina Shagimuratova and Daniela Barcellona on Semiramide

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katherine Cooper

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

 Interview, Duncan Ferguson on William Mundy

David Smith

Conductor Duncan Ferguson talks to David about his latest release on Delphian with the choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, which focuses on the majestic choral works of William Mundy.

 Interview, Maria Marchant on Granville Bantock

David Smith

Pianist Maria Marchant talks to David about her new album Bantock Rediscovered, featuring première recordings of nine works by Granville Bantock.

 Interview, Francesco Piemontesi on Liszt

David Smith

The pianist talks to David about the first instalment of Années de pélerinage, which was our Recording of the Week a fortnight ago.