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Latest Classical Interview Articles

 Interview, Robert Hollingworth on Vivanco's Missa Assumpsit Jesus

Conductor and musicologist Robert Hollingworth talks polyphony, period performance and pitch (and his new recording of Spanish Renaissance music with male-voice ensemble De Profundis).

David Smith

 Interview, Christopher Purves on Handel

The British bass-baritone talks to Katherine about the second volume of 'Finest Arias for Base Voice', out now on Hyperion.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Duncan Ferguson on William Mundy

Conductor Duncan Ferguson talks to David about his latest release on Delphian with the choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, which focuses on the majestic choral works of William Mundy.

David Smith

 Interview, Maria Marchant on Granville Bantock

Pianist Maria Marchant talks to David about her new album Bantock Rediscovered, featuring première recordings of nine works by Granville Bantock.

David Smith

 Interview, Francesco Piemontesi on Liszt

The pianist talks to David about the first instalment of Années de pélerinage, which was our Recording of the Week a fortnight ago.

David Smith

 Interview, Owain Park on English Motets

Conductor Owain Park talks to David about his recent album of English Tudor gems with the Gesualdo Six.

David Smith

 Interview, Alec Frank-Gemmill on Before Mozart

Horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill talks to David about his recent album exploring some gems from the early horn repertoire.

David Smith

 Interview, Federico Colli on Domenico Scarlatti

The Italian pianist talks to Katherine about The Power of Illusion, the first instalment of his projected survey of the Neapolitan composer's keyboard sonatas.

Katherine Cooper

 Interview, Paweł Łukaszewski on Daylight Declines

The eminent Polish composer talks to David about Tenebrae's forthcoming album featuring a selection of his sacred choral compositions.

David Smith

 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