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 Video Interview, Daniel Hyde on Lenten, Passiontide and Easter music from King's

by David Smith

The Director of Music at King's College discusses the Choir's new album, featuring music for Easter and the period leading up to it.

 Video Interview, Joyce DiDonato on EDEN

by Katherine Cooper

The American mezzo talks to Katherine about her new album on Warner Classics, and answers some questions submitted by Presto readers along the way...

 Video Interview, Coco Tomita on Origins

by David Smith

The violinist talks about her debut album Origins, released tomorrow on Orchid Classics, and discusses her musical upbringing and influences.

 Video Interview, Jack Liebeck on Ysaÿe

by David Smith

The violinist talks about his new album of the six sonatas of Eugène Ysaÿe for solo violin.

 Video Interview, Francisco Fullana on Bach's Long Shadow

by David Smith

The Majorcan violinist talks to David about his second solo album on Orchid Classics, featuring Bach's Partita No. 3 in E major plus music by Tárrega, Kreisler and Ysaÿe.

 Video Interview, Randall Goosby on Roots

by Katherine Cooper

The violinist talks to Katherine about his debut album on Decca, celebrating the influence which Black composers and performers have had on American music from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

 Video Interview, Adrian Chandler on Extra Time

by David Smith

Adrian Chandler talks about his latest album of rarely-encountered Baroque gems with La Serenissima, released this Friday on Signum.

 Video Interview, John Nelson on Berlioz

by Katherine Cooper

Ahead of his performance and recording of the Grande Messe des Morts at St Paul's Cathedral tomorrow evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the American conductor talks to Katherine about his fifty-year relationship with music which 'lit something up in me that's remained all my life'.

 Video Interview, Paavo Järvi on Sibelius

by Katherine Cooper

The Estonian conductor talks to Katherine about recording the first-ever complete set of Sibelius symphonies with a French orchestra during his tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris.

 Video Interview, Thibaut Garcia on Bach Inspirations

by Katherine Cooper

The French guitarist talks to Katherine about his new album of Bach-influenced works by Villa-Lobos, Tansman, Barrios Mangoré and Gounod - as well as transcriptions of the composer's own Chaconne and two of his best-known chorales.

 Video Interview, BACH 333 unboxed

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris and Katherine explore Deutsche Grammophon's mammoth new Bach Edition, produced in collaboration with Decca Classics and the Leipzig Bach Archive and running to over 280 hours of music.

 Video Interview, Sir Simon Rattle on Wonderful Town

by Katherine Cooper

Watch our exclusive video-interview with the London Symphony Orchestra's Music Director about their live recording of Bernstein's raucous paean to The City That Never Sleeps, out now on the orchestra's own label.

 Video Interview, Beatrice Rana on the Goldberg Variations

by Katherine Cooper

The Italian pianist talks to us about tackling Bach's monumental cycle on tour and in the recording studio.

 Video Interview, Joyce DiDonato on 'In War and Peace'

by Katherine Cooper

The great American mezzo answers our questions about her 'most personal project to date'.

 Video Interview, Dame Janet Baker at 80

by Katherine Cooper

In the lead-up to her eightieth birthday, the great English mezzo reflects on her career.

 Video Interview, James Gilchrist on Britten

by Katherine Cooper

The English tenor discusses his new recording of the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, out now on Channel Classics.

 Video Interview, Max Emanuel Cencic on Handel's Alessandro

by Katherine Cooper

The Viennese countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the title-role in Handel's 1726 opera.

 Video Interview, Rachel Podger on La cetra

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris visits the baroque violinist to discuss her new recording of Vivaldi's twelve concerti Op. 9, recorded with Holland Baroque and released on Channel Classics earlier this month.