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The Gramophone podcast

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.

Nov 25, 2019

Sir Stephen Cleobury died on Friday, aged 70 - just two months since he had retired as Music Director of King's College, Cambridge, a post he'd held for 37 years. In tribute, we're republishing the last of the many interviews Gramophone conducted with him across his career, in which we discussed the then new release of...

Nov 22, 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as its new Principal Conductor, an occasion marked by the release, on Linn Records, of a new recording of Schubert's Great C major Symphony. Maxim was in the UK this summer conducting Handel at Glyndebourne and at Covent Garden. Gramophone's James Jolly caught up...