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The Gramophone podcast

May 28, 2021

For her third album for Gramophone’s current Label of the Year, Alpha Classics, the mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey re-visits the Baroque for ‘Tiranno’. She offers five works by four composers – Alessandro Scarlatti, George Frederick Handel, Claudio Monteverdi and Bartolomeo Monari – that put Nero, his mother...


May 21, 2021

Tine Thing Helseth's new album is a beautiful programme of works for trumpet and organ, some familiar, some bound to be new discoveries for many listeners. Recorded with organist Kåre Nordstoga and released on the Lawo label, it's the subject of this week's Podcast, for which the trumpeter joined Editor...


May 14, 2021

Ben Goldscheider's new album, 'Legacy', pays tribute to the great horn player Dennis Brain, whose centenary we mark this year. Featuring music by two composers Brain worked with – Benjamin Britten and Sir Malcolm Arnold – plus works by Francis Poulenc and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies written in his memory, and two...


May 7, 2021

Jennifer Johnston has just appeared, as Waltraute, on the new BR-Klassik recording of Wagner's Die Walküre conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She talks to James Jolly about her decade-long association with the Bavarian State Opera and its Generalmusikdirektor, Kirill Petrenko; about music in her home city of Liverpool; and...