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 Interview Graham Fitkin on the string quartet

The British composer talks to Katherine about his complete works in this genre, which have recently been recorded by the Sacconi Quartet on Signum.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Dmitry Masleev

Ahead of his St John's Smith Square recital on Thursday, the Russian pianist talks to Katherine about his debut solo recording of Scarlatti, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Manfred Honeck on The Epic of Gilgamesh

The conductor talks to Katherine about making the first English-language recording of Martinů's Babylonian epic.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Kirill Gerstein on Scriabin

David talks to the pianist about his recent recording of Scriabin's Piano Concerto with Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

David Smith

 Interview The King's Singers at 50

As the group prepare to celebrate their half-century, Katherine talks to countertenor Timothy Wayne-Wright about their commemorative recording GOLD, out tomorrow on Signum.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Hannu Lintu on Sibelius

Katherine talks to the conductor about his new recording of Tapiola, En Saga & eight songs in new orchestrations by Aulis Sallinen.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Noa Wildschut on Mozart

Rising star Noa Wildschut - a protégée of Anne-Sophie Mutter - talks to David about her debut disc, an all-Mozart programme with pianist Yoram Ish-Hurwitz and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Gordan Nikolić.

David Smith

 Interview Marina Rebeka on Amor fatale

The Latvian soprano, who opens as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera tonight, talks to Katherine about her new album of arias from Rossini's tragic operas.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Lost is my Quiet

Katherine talks to Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton about their new album of duets by Purcell/Britten, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Quilter.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Xavier Sabata on Catharsis

Ahead of his Wigmore Hall debut tonight, the countertenor talks to Katherine about his career and the inspirations behind this evening's programme (which was released on Aparté earlier this year).

Katherine Cooper

 Interview George Li – Live at the Mariinsky

David talks to the Chinese-American pianist about his debut recording on Warner Classics, featuring Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Rachmaninov.

David Smith

 Interview Ned Bigham on Staffa

The composer shares his thoughts on his new album of orchestral works, inspired by four very different islands.

Chris O'Reilly

 Interview Ilker Arcayürek on Schubert

The up-and-coming tenor talks to Katherine about his career to date and Der Einsame, out this month on Champs Hills Records.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Steven Isserlis on CPE Bach and Haydn

The cellist talks to David about his new album of eighteenth-century cello concertos, released earlier in the month on Hyperion.

David Smith

 Interview Barbara Hannigan on Crazy Girl Crazy

Katherine talks to the Canadian soprano about her bold new album juxtaposing Gershwin, Berg and Berio, in which she both sings and directs the Ludwig Orchestra.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview John Butt on Monteverdi's Vespers 1610

John Butt talks to David about his new recording of Monteverdi's majestic Vespers with the Dunedin Consort and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.

David Smith

 Interview Vladimir Ashkenazy on Rachmaninov and the Philharmonia

As the first instalment of a new symphonic cycle is released on Signum, the great pianist and conductor talks to Katherine about a composer and orchestra which have played a seminal role in his career.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Bob Chilcott on All Good Things

David talks to composer Bob Chilcott about his new album of jazz-infused choral works with Oxford chamber choir Commotio, released last week.

David Smith

 Interview Boris Giltburg on Rachmaninov

The Russian-born Israeli pianist talks to Katherine about his recording of the Second Piano Concerto, out tomorrow on Naxos.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview Michael Spyres on Espoir

The American tenor talks to Katherine about his tribute to the pioneering French tenor Gilbert Duprez, out on Friday on Opera Rara.

Katherine Cooper