September 2009

In our special conductors issue, we find out why Gergiev, Jurowski and Petrenko are the new Tsars of Britain's orchestras. Plus on this month's free CD Kirill Karabits conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11


Special Conductors Issue


The Russians are coming!
Vladimir Jurowski is just one of several conductors from the former Soviet Union who are taking the British music scene by storm. We meet them

Sir Andrew Davis: Exclusive interview
Helen Wallace talks to the great maestro about life after the Proms and how he sees the future of British conducting

Composer of the Month: Aram Khachaturian
Daniel Jaffé on the colourful world of the man who wrote Spartacus

David Robertson: Music Stand
What's on the mind of this year's Last Night of the Proms conductor?

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