BBC Music Magazine
We reveal who’s recording what, and where…
Birmingham Royal Conservatoire has just announced a new partnership with Naxos that will give six students the chance to make debut recordings at the college’s Bradshaw Hall. In what promises to be an innovative and fascinating project, they will record works by Liszt, Scarlatti and Schumann, plus world premiere recordings of music by Holst, Britten and York Bowen.
The Horszowski Trio, fresh from its debut at London’s Wigmore Hall, has recorded an album for Avie Records. The two-disc release sees recordings of Robert Schumann’s complete piano trios. Named a er the late Russian pianist, the Horszowski Trio is comprised of pianist Reiko Aizawa, Grammynominated violinist Jesse Mills and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan.
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Artist Simon Höfele teamed up with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra recently for recordings of Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concertos. Conducted by Duncan Ward, and recorded in the sublime acoustic of Glasgow’s City Halls, the fruits of their labour will be revealed on disc courtesy of Berlin Classics in the coming months.
Linn Records, which recently made its entire catalogue available on Apple Music, has a busy recording schedule as ever. Robin Ticciati continues his French composers’ series with Duruflé’s remarkable Requiem, while Trevor Pinnock and the Royal
Academy of Music’s soloists’ ensemble, are about to record Józef Ko er’s 1938 arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes continues his great work with Onyx Records and could be found at Wyastone’s studio several times in March and April. Together with regular recording partner, pianist Andrew Armstrong, he has been capturing Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas for the label. The first of three albums is scheduled for release in October, with two releases pencilled for 2020.