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The Gramophone podcast

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...


Feb 21, 2020

The Estonian conductor, Paavo Järvi, talks about his three orchestras, and particularly his Tokyo-based NHK Symphony Orchestra as they arrive in Europe as part of a concert tour that takes in nine cities. To coincide with the tour, Sony Classical has released two new albums: Mahler's Sixth Symphony and three work by...


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...