Nicholas Collon is this season's assistant to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski. In this interview he explains what the role involves, and the challenges of conducting an orchestra that has already played the works with so many established conductors. He also takes his pick of the recent CD releases on the LPO Label, with works by Dvorak, Sibelius and Mahler on his list.
Featured London Philharmonic Orchestra recordings, available on itunes:
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras (LPO-0055)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste (LPO-0056)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 conducted by Vladimir Jurowski (LPO-0054)