The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski begins a cycle of Mahler symphonic works, and on 31 May performs Totenfeier, the early version of the 1st movement of his second symphony. Programmed with Mendelssohn and a new song cycle by Torsten Rasch, Vladimir talks about the links between the works, and the intriguing lyrics to Rasch's My Heart is on Fire. The podcast starts with news from members of the Foyle Future Firsts apprenticeship scheme - young musicians who take part in a range of rehearsal, education and performance opportunities with the orchestra.
29 April 2009: Foyle Future Firsts showcase - Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Mahler
31 May 2009: Mahler, Mendelssohn, Rasch, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Piazolla arr. Adams: La Mufa - Tango. Foyle Future Firsts conducted by Scott Stroman.
Mahler: Symphony No. 2. Wiener Philharmonic conducted by Gilbert Kaplan.
Torsten Rasch: My Heart is on Fire. Dresdner Sinfoniker conducted by John Carewe