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The Gramophone podcast

Feb 13, 2020

Twenty five years after his first recording for BIS of JS Bach's St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan have taken the work into the studio for a second time, and a magnificent achievement it proves. James Jolly met up with Suzuki when he was in London recently, working with students at the...


Feb 7, 2020

The latest album from The King’s Singers draws together music from the Protestant Reformation through to the US Civil Rights Movement, and right up until the present day. The uniting theme is that reflected in the album’s title – Finding Harmony, where music has given hope in times of oppression and brought people...


Jan 28, 2020

José Serebrier has just released a new recording for BIS containing two works specially commissioned from him for the pianist Alexandre Kantorow and the flautist Sharon Bezaly, alongside a group of shorter works for orchestra. James Jolly went to meet Serebrier to talk about his music, how he approaches composition and...


Jan 24, 2020

For her latest Signum Classics album, ‘The Divine Muse’, the soprano Mary Bevan has chosen a programme of Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf, and at its heart, Joseph Haydn’s scena Arianna a Naxos. She explores the project with James Jolly.


Jan 17, 2020

Rhian Samuel’s work for soprano and orchestra, Clytemnestra, was commissioned by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales who gave the first performance, under Tadaaki Otaka, and with Della Jones as soloists, in November 1994. Twenty five years later, the work has been recorded by the soprano Ruby Hughes with the same...