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David talks to conductor Nigel Short about Tenebrae's new album of atmospheric Holy Week responsories by Couperin and Gesualdo.
The French conductor and countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the Italian composer's dramatic 1675 oratorio San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste.
The conductor talks to David about his recording of Handel's visceral Passion setting, which was taken from a live performance at the Barbican on Good Friday 2019 and released on the Academy of Ancient Music's own label last autumn.
Chris introduces this month’s Choices, headed by Masaaki Suzuki's second account of Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Bach Collegium Japan as Recording of the Month.
Recording of the Week,
Korngold's Violin Concerto from John Wilson, Andrew Haveron and the RTE Concert Orchestra
A bracing, unsentimentalised take on the composer's most popular work, plus an exuberant account of the youthful String Sextet from the Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble.
Presto Classical Recording of the Week
Andrew Haveron (violin), RTÉ Concert Orchestra, John Wilson, Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble
Available format: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC
Katherine listens to a second outstanding Korngold album from conductor John Wilson: the Violin Concerto with soloist Andrew Haveron and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is paired with his youthful String Sextet, performed by soloists from the Sinfonia of London.
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