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Bruckner and Rautavaara - October 2009

Bruckner and Rautavaara - October 2009

London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin reflects on his first year with the Orchestra, including their performance of Bruckner's Symphony No.7. He looks ahead to his performance of Bruckner Symphony No 8 on 24 October and reveals the musical preferences of his cats. Percussionist Colin Currie talks about the challenges of playing an instrument that changes for every work, and introduces Rautavaara's Incantations.

From the archive: looking back at the 1940s and Sir Adrian Boult with Nick Tschaikov. Also from the archive, October's CD release on the LPO Label is of pioneering recordings from the 1930s with Sir Thomas Beecham. It includes stereo test recordings and a concert given in Germany on tour in 1936.