BBC Music Magazine – August 2012

Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about August's best new recordings. This month includes Andreas Staier's imaginative take on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and early orchestral works by Saint-Saëns. Plus we've been talking to pianist Jeremy Denk about why he's paired Ligeti and Beethoven, and the Schubert Ensemble about Dvorák's gorgeously lyrical Piano Quintets.This month includes Andreas Staier's imaginative take on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and early orchestral works by Saint-Saëns. Plus, the Schubert Ensemble discuss Dvorák's Piano Quintets, and pianist Jeremy Denk on Ligeti and Beethoven.

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Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about August's best new recordings. This month includes Andreas Staier's imaginative take on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and early orchestral works by Saint-Saëns. Plus we've been talking to pianist Jeremy Denk about why he's paired Ligeti and Beethoven, and the Schubert Ensemble about Dvorák's gorgeously lyrical Piano Quintets.