Clive Paget selects a dozen new Christmas albums to make the yuletide gay.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as The King’s Singers are back live.
Review: Messiaen: La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ, Poemes pour Mi, Chronochromie (Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks)
Compelling performances from Messiaen master, Kent Nagano.
The MSO Chorus returns, bringing joy to the end of a diabolical year.
A major new choral work by Richard Mills, on the themes of the birth of Jesus and our contemporary troubles, is magnificently performed.
The annual festive fixture includes a world premiere, several carols and some delightful inclusions, but some distractions too.
Purcell’s royal odes given elegance, polish and wit from The King’s Consort.
St. George’s Cathedral Concert Series gave its audience an early Christmas gift this year; the inaugural performance of Sonus Angelorum, a new professional upper voice female choir based at the cathedral.
Review: Britten: Les Illuminations, Quatre Chansons françaises, Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne (Mari Eriksmoen, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner)
A musical entente cordiale in songs by Britten and Canteloube.
The great German baritone talks about Limelight’s 2021 Vocal Recording of the Year.
With superb orchestral playing, the line-up of around 200 passionate performers completely convinced in Orff's vital and lusty cantata.
With graceful, discreet and precise conducting from Madeleine Easton, Bach Akademie brings rich life to Bach's allegorical music, from celestial heights to the depths of despair.
Our December Recording of the Month is an album of songs by Respighi, a composer not especially known for his vocal writing. Ian Bostridge and Saskia Giorgini talk to Clive Paget