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 Obituary, Osian Ellis (1928-2021)

The Welsh harpist, whose artistry inspired composers including Benjamin Britten, has died aged 92.

 Recording of the Week, Donizetti's Il Paria from Opera Rara

Sir Mark Elder conducts a scintillating account of Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India, starring Albina Shagimuratova, René Barbera, and Misha Kiria.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 15th January 2021

Plaisirs illuminés from Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern, Behzod Abduraimov's debut recital on Alpha, Telemann from Holland Baroque, and Nathalie Stutzmann in baroque opera arias with Orfeo 55.

 New Release Round-up, Vinyl Round-Up - January 2021

Highlights amongst recent and forthcoming vinyl releases include Itzhak Perlman's mid-1980s recordings of solo Bach, Anna Clyne's Mythologies, and Mariss Jansons's final concert from Carnegie Hall.

 Interview, Ivan Ilić on L’art de varier

The pianist talks to Katherine about the third volume of his acclaimed Antoine Reicha series on Chandos (released last Friday), which features just one work - an extraordinary set of 57 variations composed in 1802–03.

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