When the Hong Kong Philharmonic asked Klaus Heymann if Naxos would record its Ring cycle he thought it was “a crazed idea” but agreed anyway. We discover how the orchestra, under Jaap van Zweden, struck (Rhine)gold with the ambitious project.
Korngold may have been the greatest prodigy that ever lived, but people could be sniffy. Renaud Capuçon and David Robertson discuss his late Violin Concerto to help us understand the Viennese wunderkind and why he had little choice about going to the movies.
Richard Wagner’s comic masterpiece explores the nature of art. As Kasper Holten’s production for Opera Australia opens in Melbourne, we examine why it's become a controversial target of revisionism in recent decades.
Four years after filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden, the American conductor tells us about an early career that’s seen her gravitate from playing under Bernard Haitink to taking over his dressing room.