In our September 2019 podcast, we bring you news of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's new conductor, the Royal Philharmonic Society's new membership offer, and a choir that hopes to bring the message of environmentalism to its audience. Plus we introduce our September issue, in which Julian Lloyd Webber delves into the world of Elgar's Cello Concerto, one hundred years after its premiere. He's also the soloist on your free cover CD. And, as ever, we bring along the new recordings that we've been enjoying this month.

This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by editorial assistant Freya Parr and managing editor Rebecca Franks. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.


A Scots Tune (From the Rowallan Manuscript) from SoftLoud

Sean Shibe (guitar)

Delphian DCD34213

Leopold Mozart Missa Solemnis

Das Vokalprojekt, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie/Alessandro De Marchi

Aparté AP205

Rebecca's choice: 'Allegro Moderato Leggiero (Four to the Floor)' from Gabriel Prokofiev's Bass Drum Concerto

Branford Marsalis, Joby Burgess, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexei Bogorad

Signum Classics SIGCD584

Freya's choice: Hildegard von Bingen O vos felices radices from Supersize Polyphony

Armonico Consort, Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber, Christopher Monks

Signum Classics SIGCD560

Olly's choice: First movement from Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos

Marielle and Katia Labèque (piano); Orchestre de Paris/Matthias Pintscher

Deutsche Grammophon 4818075


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Edward Gardner appointed to the London Philharmonic Orchestra: http://www.classical-music.com/news/edward-gardner-announced-next-principal-conductor-london-philharmonic-orchestra


Royal Philharmonic Society: https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/royal-philharmonic-society-announces-new-membership-offer/


Rebecca Franks
Rebecca FranksJournalist, Critic and former Managing Editor of BBC Music Magazine

Rebecca Franks is the former Managing Editor of BBC Music Magazine and a regular classical music critic for The Times. She is currently writing her first children's book.