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 Interview, Nigel Short on Gesualdo and Couperin

by David Smith

David talks to conductor Nigel Short about Tenebrae's new album of atmospheric Holy Week responsories by Couperin and Gesualdo.

 Interview, Damien Guillon on Stradella

by Katherine Cooper

The French conductor and countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the Italian composer's dramatic 1675 oratorio San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste.

 Interview, Richard Egarr on Handel's Brockes-Passion

by David Smith

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.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

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

by Katherine Cooper

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.

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