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Leon Fleisher's return to performance, plus Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Vladimir Jurowski - February 20

Leon Fleisher's return to performance, plus Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Vladimir Jurowski - February 20

Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's February 2009 podcast.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Orchestra's new Principal Guest Conductor, talks to Edward Seckerson about his affinity for Bruckner, the character of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and his early determination to become a conductor.
Vladimir Jurowksi introduces the minimalist soundworld of Vladimir Martynov's new opera, Vita Nuova, which will be performed on 18 February, and we catch up with the medical advances that have allowed legendary pianist Leon Fleisher to return to the platform after decades of performing only with his left hand.
This month's CD release is Klaus Tennstedt conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven's monumental Symphony No 9.

Music clips featured on the podcast:
Clips 1 and 2: Bruckner Symphony No 7
LPO conducted by Klaus Tenntedt. LPO-0039.
Clips 3 and 4: Martynov Vita Nuova
Clips 5 and 6: Mozart Piano Concerto No 23
Clip 7: Beethoven Symphony No 9
LPO conducted by Klaus Tennst

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