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Jake Heggie on It's A Wonderful Life

The American composer talks to Katherine about his opera based on Frank Capra's classic 1946 film, released on Pentatone at the end of last year.

Katherine Cooper
 Recording of the Week 

Riccardo Chailly conducts a world premiere recording of music by Stravinsky

James enjoys a stunning new disc of orchestral music by Stravinsky, including the world premiere recording of a recently-discovered early work, Chant funèbre.

James Longstaffe
 New Release Round-up 

New Release Round-Up - 12th January 2018

Today's highlights include breathtaking Handel from Franco Fagioli, peerless Bach from Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and a new Jake Heggie opera starring Joyce DiDonato in the title-role.

Katherine Cooper
 Box Set Selections 

Boxed Set Selections - January 2018

This month's collections include Karl Böhm's complete vocal recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a comprehensive Debussy anniversary box, and an 80th- birthday tribute to Swiss soprano Edith Mathis.

Chris O'Reilly

Gawain Glenton on Music in a Cold Climate

David talks to the director of In Echo about their new recording of music from Hanseatic Europe, plus a world premiere blending old and new idioms.

David Smith

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