Paul Lewis talks to Listen Magazine, on tour with new release
Renowned pianist Paul Lewis is featured in Listen Magazine this month, with an interview about his Beethoven and Schubert projects on harmonia mundi.
Iestyn Davies practices the Art of Melancholy, tours with Thomas Dunford
British countertenor Iestyn Davies embarks on a major North American recital tour with lutenist Thomas Dunford performing selections from his new Hyperion album of Dowland’s lute songs, The Art of Melancholy.
Les Arts Florissants plants a garden of early french music
Les Arts Florissants release the second recording on their new label this month, Le Jardin de Monsieu Rameau. With this disc, William Christie invites us to take a pleasant walk in the beautiful garden of French vocal music from the XVIIIth Century.
Cuarteto Casals, Clare College Choir release music for lent
Cuarteto Casals has released a new video for their March recording of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ. Also relative to the season is the Choir of Clare College's Stabat Mater Dolorosa and the C.P.E. Bach Magnificat by the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
Jerusalem Quartet, Catherine Russell, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Jonathan Biss.
Coming in April: James Ehnes
Acclaimed violinist James Ehnes is featured in two roles on this release. He is the soloist in Khachaturian's Violin Concerto and leads the Ehnes Quartet, making its Onyx debut, in two works by Shostakovich. The Khachaturian is an instantly accessible work, infused with the music of the composer's native Armenia. Shostakovich's fifteen String Quartets form the most important body of music in the genre after those of Beethoven. The eighth is one of the most impressive and popular in the canon. The terse, highly emotional seventh is dedicated to the composer's wife Nina, who had died in 1954.