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The Gramophone podcast

Dec 20, 2019

The Oscar-winning composer's latest project is the score for a musical animation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi and the Mountain Dragon. Commissioned by the BBC, and to be broadcast on BBC One on Boxing Day, the film also features illustrations by Emily Gravett. In the latest Gramophone podcast, the...


Dec 13, 2019

Freddy Kempf has recorded another Prokofiev piano sonata album (containing Nos 3, 8 and 9) for BIS. During this year's Tchaikovsky International Competition, at which Kempf was a jury member in the piano category, James Jolly caught up with the pianist to talk about the composer and his music.


Dec 6, 2019

Alison Balsom's new album, Royal Fireworks, is a collection of virtuoso baroque works performed on natural trumpet. For the latest Gramophone podcast she joins Editor Martin Cullingford to talk about the natural trumpet and about the repertoire on the album. Royal Fireworks is available from Warner Classics.


Nov 29, 2019

Stile Antico's latest album - their third in a series of three explorations of Christmas from different countries - takes us to the golden age of the Spanish Renaissance, from the polyphony of Victoria to dance-like carols in the Spanish language. For the latest Gramophone podcast, soprano Helen Ashby and bass Will...


Nov 27, 2019

In the latest Gramophone podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford meets renowned pianist Norma Fisher to talk about her life and career, about the condition that forced her to give up public performance in the 1980s, about her teaching work, and about volume 2 of the fascinating recordings from the BBC archives.