J S BACH: Rafał Blechacz:

  The Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz, particularly lauded for his Chopin interpretations, now turns to Bach, a composer with whom he has enjoyed a long association, having studied organ as well as piano in his younger days. It’s a strikingly personal programme and he launches it with an account of the Italian Concerto that exudes […]

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ASK ALEX: THREE DAYS GRACE

Three Days Grace is a Canadian Rock Band formed in Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier . Drummer Backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Waist . Signed to RCA records , they have released six studio albums, each at the year […]

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MONTEVERDI: Makes time stand still

Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini on captivating form Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini are Monteverdi masters, their recordings are invariably highly acclaimed and they won a Gramophone Award in 2015 for their account of Vespri solenni per la festa di San Marco (read the review). Their new recording ‘Night. Stories of lovers and warriors’ has ….. […]

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KYUNG WHA CHUNG: The complete interview

Kyung Wha Chung recently joined Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly for a live-streamed conversation. We now present the full, fascinating discussion On Monday evening we broadcast a live-streamed conversation with one of the great violinists of our time, Kyung Wha Chung, on Facebook. It proved to be exceptionally popular, and now you can enjoy the entire […]

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Daniel Barenboim and Christoph Waltz in conversation

Barenboim and Waltz discuss the importance of the text in the respective creative disciplines Today’s video is a fascinating conversation between Daniel Barenboim and the actor Christoph Waltz in which they discuss the differences between the texts that they use in performance – for Barenboim the score, for Waltz the script. They also explore how […]

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Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2

Said a viewer: “How does one even begin to create such expression, such melody, depth and sincerity through every note? It’s just perfection. Yet we fail to create a tenth of this with a plethora of technological “advancements”… It makes me think that if you want to create a masterpiece, you’re far better off being […]

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MOZART: Serenade for winds K. 361 3rd movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7jEpsgpPLQ Editors note: The wonder and beauty of this is such that words fail us. The following though gets right to the heart of the matter. “On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse – bassoons and basset horns – like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly – high above […]

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