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Mar 27, 2020

Released today by Alpha Classics, 'La Passione' combines Luigi Nono's Djamila Boupacha for solo soprano, Haydn's Symphony No 49 (sometimes called La Passione) and Gérard Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil. Ludwig Orchestra is conducted by Barbara Hannigan who also sings in the two modern works. James Jolly...


Mar 20, 2020

Jack Liebeck today releases a new recording on Orchid Classics, coupling the violin concertos by Brahms and Schoenberg, both works which have strong personal connections. He's joined on the new album by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Gourlay.

Jack talks to James Jolly about why he put the two works together, how...


Mar 13, 2020

Gramophone is excited to announce the publication of its digital special: Ballet on Screen. With nearly 20 reviews of ballet DVDs released in the past year, written by the world’s best dance writers, this digital special is free to view. The special's editor Sarah Kirkup talks to Gramophone's editor Martin...


Mar 6, 2020

The violinist Johannes Pramsohler has recorded an album of sonatas by Pieter Hellendaal who studied in Italy and moved to England in the middle of the 18th century and worked as violinist, composer and teacher, spending the last couple of decades of his life in Cambridge. Pramsohler and his musical partners Gulrim...


Feb 28, 2020

Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition and now signed to Warner Classics, today releases his new album. The bulk of the programme is given over to Chopin's Op 28 Preludes, to which he adds Brahms's late Intermezzo Op 117 No 1 and Schumann's last completed work, the so-called Ghost Variations. James Jolly...