Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's April 2009 podcast, presented by Edward Seckerson.
This month focuses on Valentin Silvestrov's 5th Symphony - an extraordinary work of the late 1980s which has gained a large worldwide following. Experiencing this work in concert is described by conductor Vladimir Jurowski as 'a musical out-of-body experience'.
This special edition features contributions from Megadisc Classics' Patrick de Clerck, musicologist Professor David Fanning and Vladimir Jurowski, who also introduces the music of the other composers in the programme on 22 April at the Royal Festival Hall - Yusupov and Kancheli.
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22 April 2009: Silvestrov Symphony No.5, Kancheli A