Podcast: Weinberg Symphony No 12

Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s symphonies are recognised today as having made a substantial contribution to the continuation of the Russian tradition. Rick Phillips here surveys his Twelfth Symphony, written in the style and spirit of Shostakovich in response to the death in August … Read More →

Podcast: Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Raymond Bisha discusses Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Album Details… Catalogue No.: 8.573016     Podcast: Download (Duration: 17:08 — 13.7MB)


Podcast: Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony, Prodigal Son

Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra continue their Naxos survey of the Symphonies by Prokofiev, with the new release of the Symphony No 4. Composed in 1930 for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Fourth contains … Read More →


Podcast: Petrenko on Shostakovich 4th Symphony

Vasily Petrenko’s award-winning survey of the Shostakovich symphonies with the RLPO, now reaches the ninth instalment with the release of the Fourth Symphony. Here he talks to Edward Seckerson about the work. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.573188 Podcast: Download (Duration: … Read More →


Podcast: Ryan Brown on 18th-century opéra-comique

Le Roi et le fermier made Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny famous in France and beyond. Set in an evocative and at times stormy Sherwood Forest it tells of a King’s encounter with a humble farmer, blending comedy with serious issues. Its numerous innovations foreshadow Romanticism, making … Read More →