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Interviews with leading performers, conductors and other figures in classical music from Europe, the U.S. and worldwide.

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Pascal Amoyel on 'The Day I Met Franz Liszt'

Hybridizing the concert hall experience with an evening at the theatre, Amoyel creates an entirely new performance category, to the delight of his fortunate fans.

Douglas Boyd

Scotsman Douglas Boyd reinvigorates the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris after years of mediocrity.

A Conversation With Ivo Pogorelich

Poised to tour Asia with a recital programme of works by Liszt, Schumann, Stravinsky and Brahms, Croatian piano virtuoso Ivo Pogorelich takes time to talk with Culturekiosque in Paris.

Leif Ove Andsnes

The globetrotting Norwegian pianist on why he likes his Beethoven piano concertos 'sans baguette'.

Interview: Ildebrando d'Arcangelo on Mozart, Italian Politics and Food

Described as "the hottest thing in Opera these days", Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando d'Arcangelo talks about Italian politics, his favourite foods and his new CD, "Mozart" to be released in September.

Corsican Melodies: Music from the Beginning of Time

Corsica is more than the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, white sand beaches and a resilient nationalist movement. It is also home to one of the oldest singing traditions in the Mediterranean.

Interview: Composer Sir William Walton, as Remembered by his Wife, Lady Susana Walton

The wife of Sir William Walton talks to Paolo Petrocelli about her life with the British composer, and their passion for their island estate, La Mortella, off the coast of Naples, one of Europe's most beautiful private gardens

Interview: Christoph Eschenbach

What could have possibly possessed the German-born conductor to take on the Orchestre de Paris, an ensemble known for its individualistic players and capricious performance standards? Plus, a look at the new Salle Pleyel.

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An interview with Eduardo Lopez Banzo

The 36-year-old harpsichordist and organist offered Klassiknet some insight into the little known world of Spanish baroque music and the dark, rich and spirited pulse of the jacara, zarzuela and villancico.

An Interview With Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel enters the Munich hotel lobby briskly, as befits a man about to start a new job. He looks 10 years younger than his age, 71, and still plays three strong sets of tennis. Trim and tanned, he appraises me through hooded eyes: friend or foe? "Put yourself in my position and ask why I should be sitting down talking to you in view of the rather unpleasant things you have written about me and my earnings over the years."

An Interview with Marek Janowski

An interview with German orchestra conductor Marek Janowski currently musical director of the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic
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