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Schubert: Winterreise - Jonas Kaufmann

Following the success of Jonas Kaufmann’s debut album on Sony Classical, The Verdi Album, Sony Classical are pleased to release its first recital disc with the world’s top tenor. Along with Franz Schubert’s earlier song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin,

LPO March 2014 podcast

Colour and eternity - the music of Olivier Messiaen, was a pre-concert talk given by music writer Paul Griffiths, composer Robert Saxton and pianist Alexandra Dariescu. It formed part of the Royal Philharmonic Society Bicentenary Celebrations, and was ch

Schubert's Great - Royal Northen Sinfonia - The Sage,Gateshead

From its monolithic opening theme kick-starting a cycle of inexorable momentum like a giant pendulum, to the breathless dash of its finale, Schubert’s Ninth offers one of the most riveting journeys of any symphonic work. No wonder it attracted the title

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Britten Sinfonia: Live - The Barbican

Explosive and unpredictable! It quickly becomes apparent when you hear Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja perform that there is only one thing of importance to her: the music. In Patricia’s debut directing Britten Sinfonia she performs a distinc

Les Indes Galantes: Les Talens Lyriques - The Barbican

When Jean-Phillippe Rameau unveiled his first opera in Paris in 1733, he was immediately hailed as the greatest opera composer since Lully and the saviour of France’s ambitions to lead the international opera scene. Two years later Rameau presented a cu

Arensky: Piano Trios - review

Leonore Piano Trio (Hyperion) Following hard on the heels of Trio Wanderer 's imposing Harmonia Mundi recording of Anton Arensky 's Piano Trio No 1 we now have the Leonore 's readings of both his trios (with Rachmaninov 's Vocalise , arranged for pi

Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife; Takács Quartet – review

Hunky American quarterback Aeneas lifts his shirt and laughingly takes a selfie of his six-pack before pinging it to prom queen Dido who giggles over the image with fellow cheerleader and best friend, Belinda.

Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife; Takács Quartet – review

Hunky American quarterback Aeneas lifts his shirt and laughingly takes a selfie of his six-pack before pinging it to prom queen Dido who giggles over the image with fellow cheerleader and best friend, Belinda.

John Matthias 'Geisterfahrer'

This new album from the musician, features a wide range of new material that all seem to have a mystical and haunting feel to them. Many of the tracks that have been recorded for the album were composed and performed by John Matthias and Andrew Prior

Ravel & Scriabin - HJ Lim

The album, realeased February 2014, features Scriabin sonatas (Nos 4 & 5) and Ravel waltzes (La Valse and the Valses nobles et sentimentales).