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The Gramophone podcast

Jul 23, 2021

The BBC Proms opens this time next week - July 30 - with a packed six-week schedule of concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, as well as chamber concerts in Cadogan Hall and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, online and on television. Editor Martin Cullingford met with the Proms' Director David Pickard to talk about some of...


Jul 16, 2021

Nicola Benedetti's new album is out today on Decca Classics focussing on two composers of the Italian Baroque, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi, and accompanied by eight live performances at Battersea Arts Centre and an online education project, the Baroque Virtual Sessions. Then on August 14 the violinist...


Jul 9, 2021

Kit Armstrong has recorded an album for DG of keyboard music by William Byrd and John Bull, under the title 'The Visionaries of Piano Music'. James Jolly caught up with him to talk about what drew him to a repertoire from over 100 years before Bach, playing music written for virginals on a modern piano and the...


Jul 2, 2021

This week's guest is pianist Angela Hewitt, who tells Editor Martin Cullingford about her beautiful new album 'Love Songs', transcriptions of songs by composers including Schumann, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Gluck, Grieg and De Falla - with arrangements by pianists and composers including Liszt, Godowsky, Grainger...


Jun 25, 2021

When Randall Goosby signed to Decca Classics, his forthcoming first album was described as being a ‘journey across more than a century of African-American music for violin, tracing its roots in the spiritual through to the present day’. That fascinating and personal project - called Roots - is released today, and to...