Childhood favourites

Daniel Jaffé wonders whether it's time to put away the recordings that he loved as a child

Poetic magic from Alain Planès

Listen to a clip from the French pianist's all-Chopin disc

Daniel Hope

The British violinist explains why the colourful lives of the Baroque violin virtuosos have fascinated him for the past decade

Conductor, 17, lands professional post

Alexander Prior made assistant to the guest conductors in Seattle

Matthew Halsall

Trumpeter Matthew Halsall has created a stir with his latest disc Colour Yes. With his own record label and club residency, we find out why he is making a mark in the jazz world

Soprano quits opera after Zeffirelli’s insults

Daniela Dessì walks out of La traviata after director’s comments about her size and age

Flawless Bach from Masaaki Suzuki

Listen to a clip from the latest volume of Bach Collegium Japan's cantata series here

Prokofiev’s ‘original’ War and Peace to be premiered

Scottish scholar restores more ‘human’ version of opera

Transition Projects

Can combining video with musical performance add anything to either medium? Helen Wallace heads to Kings Place in London to find out 

Broadcast highlights

The pick of the week's classical music programmes from 5 to 10 January 2010