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Rudolf Buchbinder | Interview

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a life story in music.

Esa-Pekka Salonen | Interview

"Berlioz falls outside all categories.

Nicola Benedetti | Interview

"The Glazunov Concerto was one of the earliest conc

Mitsuko Uchida | Interview

"Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are very special – one of the greatest piano pieces ever writte

Iván Fischer | Interview

“Mozart’s ‘Prague’ Symphony is extremely rich in expression, and I hear many operatic characters

Diana Damrau | Interview

"My love of opera started with Verdi especially ‘La Traviata’.