June 2010

The Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who beat Bryn Terfel in the 'Battle of the Baritones', is back at his mighty best with a Pushkin-inspired CD celebrating his heritage. Click here to find out more.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Twenty years since the famous Battle with Bryn, the mighty baritone tells Hugh Canning why Russian is best

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Home, sweet home
So, who lived in a house like this? David Nice visits the homes of some composing greats

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Carnival of the Animals
Which is the finest recording of Saint-Saëns's famous musical menagery?