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 Interview, Jaap van Zweden on the Hong Kong Philharmonic's Ring Cycle

by Katherine Cooper

As the final instalment of the cycle on Naxos is released, the conductor talks to Katherine about the project's origins, and the challenges and rewards of tackling Wagner's epic with an orchestra whose primary home is the concert-hall rather than the opera-house.

 Favourites, Gifts for... Exploring classical music's great composers

by Chris O'Reilly

In our next gift guide we recommend new box sets, books and sheet music exploring popular composers as well as those further off the beaten track.

 Recording of the Week, John Wilson conducts Copland's Third Symphony and Connotations

by Katherine Cooper

Chandos's superb survey of the American composer's orchestral music with the BBC Philharmonic continues to raise the roof as the Fanfare for the Common Man returns transformed.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 9th November 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

The final instalment of Jaap van Zweden’s excellent Ring Cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, thrillingly raw Beethoven from Maxim Emelyanychev, Mozart from Faust and Melnikov, and Christopher Maltman’s role-debut as Berg's Wozzeck.

 Interview, Dame Sarah Connolly on A Walk with Ivor Gurney

by David Smith

The great English mezzo talks to David about her new album exploring the music and poetry of the wartime composer Ivor Gurney, with Tenebrae and the Aurora Orchestra.

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