On 28 November, the LPO's Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts an usual concert of Beethoven, Schoenberg and Nono. All three composers believed in the importance and strength of the human spirit, and Jurowski draws out the links of human and political freedom that link the works in this programme.
One of the new works performed this season was the European premiere of Australian Carl Vine's Second Piano Concerto. In a pre-concert talk in October he was joined on stage by the soloist in the performance, Piers Lane, and interviewer Christopher Cook, for a discussion that covered why Vine has written more for piano than any other instrument, writing melody in the 21st century, and the different roles a solo instrument can be given in a concerto.
This month's new release on the LPO Label is of Brahms' Symphonies 1 and 3 conducted by Klaus Tennstedt. Tennstedt was the LPO's Principal Conductor from 1983 until the early 1990s, and these recordings are from 1983 and 1992 - spannin