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 Interview Ian Page on Mozart in London

The conductor talks to Katherine about his new recording exploring the music which the young composer is likely to have encountered on his visit to the city in the mid-1760s.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Rachel Podger on The Four Seasons

The violinist, whose previous recordings of Vivaldi have won widespread critical acclaim, talks to Katherine about taking on the 'Red Priest''s most popular work.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester perform Bruckner

James enjoys magnificently sonorous performances of two symphonies by Anton Bruckner.

James Longstaffe

 New Release Round-up New Release Round-up - 20th April 2018

Shostakovich from Piotr Anderszewski and the Belcea Quartet, song recitals from Sandrine Piau and Nicholas Phan, Ravel and Gershwin from Denis Kozhukhin, and the complete symphonies of Arvo Pärt.

Chris O'Reilly

 Announcement BBC Proms 2018 - Our Top Related Recordings

Katherine picks out some highlights from this year's season (announced this morning) and recommends related recordings.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Edward Gardner on Walton

The conductor talks to David about the latest instalment in his series of Walton recordings on Chandos - featuring James Ehnes setting aside his violin in favour of the viola for Walton's Viola Concerto.

David Smith

 Box Set Selections Boxed Set Selections - April 2018

Collections from artists including Leonard Bernstein, Monique Haas, Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, plus a comprehensive new WF Bach anthology on Brilliant Classics.

Chris O'Reilly

 Recording of the Week Vivaldi's Four Seasons from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

The British violinist breathes new life into the most popular of baroque violin concerti with these vivid one-per-part accounts which exude wit and affection.

Katherine Cooper

 New Release Round-up New Release Round-up - 13th April 2018

Bacewicz from the Silesian Quartet, Schubert from Roderick Williams, Bartók from Christian Tetzlaff and Hannu Lintu, and vintage Beethoven from the Budapest Quartet.

Chris O'Reilly

 Interview Masaaki Suzuki on Beethoven's Missa solemnis

The Japanese conductor and early-music expert talks to David about his recent recording of Beethoven's mighty Missa Solemnis with the Bach Collegium Japan.

David Smith

 Interview Hugo Ticciati on White Light

The violinist talks to Katherine about the genesis of his ensemble O/Modernt and their debut recording, featuring music from Arvo Pärt to the Beatles.

Katherine Cooper

 Awards International Opera Awards 2018 - The Winners!

The results of last night's ceremony at the London Coliseum.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Introducing Thomas Ebenstein

The Austrian tenor talks to Katherine about his debut recording of Korngold, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky and Strauss, out now on Capriccio.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week Paul Lewis performs piano sonatas by Haydn

James listens to the first instalment in a survey of Haydn's piano sonatas by Paul Lewis.

James Longstaffe

 New Release Round-up New Release Round-up - 6th April 2018

Walton from Edward Gardner and James Ehnes, Brahms from Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson, Crusell from Michael Collins, and two newly-curated collections of Teresa Berganza in Mozart, Rossini and more.

Chris O'Reilly

 Awards BBC Music Magazine Awards 2018 - The Winners!

A live update from the ceremony in Kings Place - all is revealed…

Chris O'Reilly

 Coming Soon Jonas Kaufmann's Otello and other forthcoming highlights

The German tenor's first portrayal of Verdi's 'Lion of Venice', plus new releases from Ádám Fischer, Osmo Vänskä, Stephen Hough and Tenebrae.

Chris O'Reilly

 Recording of the Week Bach from William Christie and Beethoven from Masaaki Suzuki

Two veteran early music specialists venture into new territory: William Christie conducts Bach's Mass in B minor and Masaaki Suzuki turns to Beethoven's Missa solemnis.

Katherine Cooper

 New Release Round-up New Release Round-up - 30th March 2018

Messiaen from Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Haydn from Paul Lewis, the final instalment of a distinguished Mozart series, and a Grieg recording premiere are among today's releases.

Chris O'Reilly

 Presto Editor's Choices Presto Editor's Choices - March 2018

A spellbinding journey to hell and back in the company of Stéphane Degout and Raphaël Pichon, an absorbing snapshot of Brian Ferneyhough’s career, and a slimmed-down Werther from Zurich…

Katherine Cooper