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 Interview, Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Messiaen's birds

The French pianist talks to Katherine about his relationship with Catalogue d'oiseaux, which he recently recorded for Pentatone.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgström's Violin Concerto

The Norwegian violinist talks to Katherine about recording a little-known work by her compatriot Hjalmar Borgström (1864-1925), a music-critic and part-time composer whose influences included Busoni and Wagner.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Pavel Kolesnikov on Couperin

The Russian pianist talks to Katherine about recording Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Andreas Haefliger on Perspectives

The German-born Swiss pianist talks to Katherine about his long-term project (now on its seventh instalment) exploring connections between Beethoven's piano sonatas and other works.

Katherine Cooper

 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

 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

 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

 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

 Interview, Sakari Oramo on Florent Schmitt

The conductor talks to Katherine about recording the Alsatian composer's Symphony No. 2 and Antoine et Cléopâtre on Chandos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Robin Ticciati on Brahms's Symphonies

The conductor talks to Katherine about his final recording as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, out this Friday on Linn Records.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Max Cencic on Porpora

The countertenor talks to Katherine about his two recent recordings paying homage to the Neapolitan singing-teacher and composer, the anniversary of whose death fell on 2nd March.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Liza Ferschtman on Bernstein and Korngold

The Dutch violinist talks to Katherine about her new recording of two American works for violin and orchestra, out on Challenge Classics later this month.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Kirill Gerstein on The Gershwin Moment

The pianist talks to Katherine about his new album, which includes the jazz-band version of Rhapsody in Blue, the Piano Concerto in F, and song transcriptions by Earl Wild.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Gautier Capuçon on Intuition

The French cellist talks to Katherine about his new album of music by Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, Sollima and more.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Ben Goldscheider on Romantic repertoire for horn

David talks to horn player Ben Goldscheider about his debut disc, featuring Romantic and modern works by Schumann, York Bowen and others.

David Smith

 Interview, Anna Bonitatibus on 'En Travesti'

The Italian mezzo talks to Katherine about her album exploring the history of the trouser-role in opera over three centuries.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Michael Barenboim on Italian music for solo violin

The violinist talks to Katherine about his new album of works by Sciarrino, Tartini, Berio & Paganini.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Joseph Calleja on Verdi

Katherine talks to the Maltese tenor about his new album of arias from operas including Otello, Il trovatore, Don Carlo and Aida.

Katherine Cooper