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 Recording of the Week, Americascapes from Robert Trevino and the Basque National Orchestra

by David Smith

Four different voices from the melting-pot of early twentieth-century America come together to create a fascinating snapshot of a time of great change and innovation, ranging from melodious Romanticism to uncompromising atonality.

 Interview, Robert Trevino on Beethoven

by Katherine Cooper

The American conductor talks to Katherine about his recording of the complete symphonies with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, released in June on Ondine.

 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, Peter Jablonski on Scriabin

by David Smith

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

 Interview, Gerald Finley on Kaija Saariaho's True Fire

by Katherine Cooper

The bass-baritone talks to Katherine about recording the Finnish composer's song-cycle on texts by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Seamus Heaney and Mahmoud Darwish, written for him in 2014 and released on Ondine earlier this month.

 Interview, Leila Josefowicz on Bernd Alois Zimmermann

by Katherine Cooper

In the wake of her new recording of the Violin Concerto on Ondine with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the American-Canadian violinist tells Katherine about her 'crusade' to bring the German composer's music to a wider audience.

 Interview, Hannu Lintu on Sibelius

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the conductor about his new recording of Tapiola, En Saga & eight songs in new orchestrations by Aulis Sallinen.

 Recording of the Week, Presto Personal Favourites from 2015

by Chris O'Reilly

The Editorial team pick out their "ones that got away" from 2015 - the discs that slipped through the net but which we feel deserve a mention in despatches…

 Recording of the Week, Shostakovich Cello Concertos from Truls Mørk

by David Smith

David listens to gripping accounts of Shostakovich’s two Cello Concertos from Truls Mørk, with Vasily Petrenko at the podium.