Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Artist Interviews

Alexander Melnikov performs Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
The Russian pianist describes recording Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 
American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani
The American harpsichordist on his reverence for Bach and recording Poulenc's Concert champêtre
Jazz composer Django Bates
The jazz composer, famous for his part in 1980s free jazz ensemble Loose Tubes, pays tribute to Charlie Parker in his new piano trio album Belovèd Bird
Danielle de Niese
The American soprano on mixing opera and reality TV for BBC Four's Diva Diaries
Augustin Hadelich's album Flying Solo
On the eve of his UK debut, the German violinist talks about the challenges of finding the right violin to play
Freddy Kempf performs Prokofiev
The British pianist recalls the challenges of recording Prokofiev's Second and Third Concertos 
Andrew Nethsingha
As the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge releases a disc of choral works by Howells, choirmaster Andrew Nethsingha talks to bbcmusicmagazine.com
Composer Magnus Lindberg
As the Finnish composer’s first major choral work makes its CD debut, he talks about how Pompeii inspired his composition
American composer Gunther Schuller
The American composer and creator of the 'third stream', where atonal music met experimental jazz, talks to Helen Wallace 
Free jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith
The free jazz trumpeter discusses his new album, Spiritual Dimensions, featuring two discs from different ensembles

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