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The South African soprano discusses her debut solo recording - a 'love-letter to women in music' featuring songs by Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke and Nadia Boulanger, plus a new commission by composer Kathleen Tagg and librettist Lila Palmer.
The French conductor discusses her new recording of Mozart's early opera on Warner Classics, starring Alessandro Liberatore as the eponymous dictator and Franco Fagioli in the castrato role of Cecilio.
Flautist couple Noemi Gyori and Gergely Madaras talk about their new album of flute works – showcasing the work of the entrepreneurial Doppler brothers and the "Beethoven of the Flute", Friedrich Kuhlau.
The conductor talks about his new recording of Handel's unusual oratorio dramatising the post-Easter story.
The American pianist discusses recording his compatriot's complete songs on Resonus, with a line-up of singers including Mary Bevan, Fleur Barron, Jess Dandy, and his husband Nicky Spence.
The conductor of Theatre of Voices talks about his new recording of a striking, atmospheric work by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
The Belgian clarinettist discusses her recent recording of the Mozart concerto and a new yoga-inspired commission by Wim Henderickx - and explains how her own daily yoga-practice has transformed her approach to making music.
The saxophonist talks about the pioneering Rudy Wiedoeft, who played a crucial role in promoting and popularising his instrument early in the twentieth century.
To mark Avie's twentieth birthday, the label's co-founder talks to Katherine about their commitment to 'giving something back to musicians', why the recording industry 'needs to be nimble', and long lunches with Julian Bream and Jon Lord...
The pianist and conductor discuss Manchester, music as medicine, Mozart, motifs and Masonry.
In advance of the first instalment of his Mahler cycle with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra on Pentatone, the conductor reflects on 'a lifetime of exploring and loving this music' - and why he believes that 'all Czech people are born musicians'...
Gloucester Cathedral's Director of Music Adrian Partington discusses his choirs' new album of sacred works by the late Ian King – long a stalwart of the local folk scene, but also steeped in the tradition of church music.
The ensemble's members talk about their new album of chamber music for flute, clarinet and harp by Howard Blake, Elizabeth Poston and others.
The English tenor discusses his recent album of arias from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italian operas, featuring music by composers including Cavalli, Vivaldi, Cesti, Stradella and Sartorio.
The violinist talks to Katherine about how her new album sprang in part from conquering childhood demons about Paganini, and how commissioning a host of composers to contribute to a new set of micro-variations on his Caprice No. 24 for the project 'brought some absolutely brilliant people into her life'.
The French cellist talks to Katherine about her new album centring on three composer-cellists who made their mark on the English capital in the mid-eighteenth century: the Italians Nicola Porpora and Giovanni Battista Cirri, and the Scotsman James Oswald.
The American soprano talks about her new album on Deutsche Grammophon (featuring snapshots of Verdi's Violetta, Donizetti's Lucia and Gounod's Juliette), how the #MeToo movement has played out in the opera world, and the women who've empowered her in her career.
The pianist talks about his new album that draws links between two giants of the early twentieth century, via Earl Wild and the New York jazz scene in the 1920s.
The Israeli soprano talks to Katherine about her new recording on Onyx showcasing Hensel's under-appreciated gifts as an orchestrator, and why she feels 'it’s about time that we give this composer the stage that she deserves'...
The director of acclaimed consort Phantasm talks about their new album of intricate, yet intimate, Renaissance works for viols.