This is the second instalment of a period-instruments series pairing Schumann’s concertos and piano trios. Alexander Melnikov plays an 1837 Era(...)

John Scott, who has died suddenly in New York aged 59, was a distinguished organist and conductor with great technical skill and an ability to get to (...)

Russian violinist Yury Revich, who turns 24 in a week, wants to chart the history and potential of the violin from our own time back to the Baroque(...)

The German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann stayed in Nazi Germany, where his music went unperformed, not because of official diktat, but because he (...)

The adaptable Keith Jarrett is on record questioning classical players’ concept of pulse. “Okay, there are a few exceptions,” he once said, “bu(...)

The success of Schubert’s Trout Quintet, with its unusual line-up featuring a double bass, has never inspired many composers to follow suit. Here Hamb(...)

One hundred years ago, suggests former Hilliard Ensemble tenor John Potter, “a song was just a song”. Any music could be popular. And then, he (...)

The Kuijken Quartet here is not the ensemble of old, a period-instruments group led by Sigiswald Kuijken and with his brother Wieland on cello. (...)

Christian Blackshaw continues his survey of Mozart’s piano sonatas in the style of the previous instalments.He treats four sonatas (K284, K332, K54(...)

Ludovic Morlot here offers an unusual coupling which illustrates the impact of the aesthetic earthquake that redrew the boundaries of musical exper(...)