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Levon Chilingirian

The first violinist and founder of the Chilingirian Quartet talks about recording Mozart’s String Quintets

Rachel Podger

The British violinist on recording Bach with her ensemble Brecon Baroque

Alexander Goehr

One of England’s leading composers talks about his ‘last’ opera, Promised End, based on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Adam Fischer

Now more than halfway through his complete cycle of Mozart's Symphonies, the Hungarian conductor tells us why he was inspired to record them all

David Afkham

The young German conductor, assistant of the London Symphony Orchestra, reflects on time with the world's top orchestras

Six of the best… operatic demises

Six of the best… operatic demises

Stabbings, suicides and even death by guillotine punctuate the gore-spattered pages of operatic history. 

Frank Peter Zimmermann

After 18 years the German violinist has returned to the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He tells us why

The intriguing world of Conductorcise

Something for the weekend – the quotes, clips and links we like…

Martin Fröst

The Swedish clarinettist has delved into his encores library for his new disc ‘Fröst and Friends’. He tells us about it

Unlikely Composers

What did Leo Tolstoy's Waltz sound like? Did Friedrich Nietzsche compose as well as he philosophised? Find out here as we explore unexpected amateur composers… 

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