The Gramophone Listening Room features a brand-new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 4 courtesy of the English Baroque Soloists – for free to all visitors. Concertos Nos 4, 5 and 6 are already available in the Listening Room for subscribers, but to celebrate the album's release anyone can listen this single concerto. Simply visit
The Gramophone Listening Room.
New in the Gramophone Listening Room this week is James Ehnes’s new recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, an Onyx release. As Ehnes says, Paganini’s Caprices “remain not only the yardstick by which all violinists are still measured, but [are] also the most enduring, influential and fascinating work from one of the most admired musicians of the early romantic age”. His first recording of the set, for Telarc, was enthusiastically received, but in the years since its release Ehnes has developed into a major artist – his disc of the Elgar Violin Concerto took last year’s Concerto Award in the Classic FM Gramophone Awards. So his new thoughts on the Caprices should prove fascinating.
Over the next few weeks, the Gramophone Listening Room will be featuring recital discs by Simon Keenlyside and the Doric String Quartet.