Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená • Girl Choristers • BBC Philharmonic App

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In our October 2019 podcast, we discuss the news that Jules Buckley has been taken on the role of creative artist in association at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the family of a girl chorister has sued Berlin Cathedral Choir after it rejected her application for an audition.
 
Plus, we introduce our October issue, in which we talk to husband-and-wife team mezzo Magdalena Kožená and maestro Simon Rattle about their recording of works for voice and piano. We also try out the BBC Philharmonic’s new in-concert app, and, as usual, we each bring along a new recording we’ve been enjoying this month. 
 
This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Michael Beek. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.
 
Recordings:
 
Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat
Raphael Ensemble
Hyperion CDA66276
 
‘Il volo cosí fido al doce’ from Handel’s Riccardo Primo
Handel’s Queens
Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, London Early Opera/Bridget Cunningham
Signum SIGCD579
 
Olly’s choice: Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture
Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Darrell Ang
Naxos 8573859
 
Jeremy’s choice: Lassen Violin Concerto
Linus Roth, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Antony Hermus
Hyperion CDA68268 
 
Michael’s choice: ‘The Duel’ from John Williams’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Across the Stars
Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles/John Williams
Deutsche Grammophon 4797553
 
 
Stories:
 
Bagpiper receives noise complaints for practising in back garden: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4601608/alan-jamieson-wishaw-bagpipes-sunderland-hate-mail/
 
Berlin choir accused of gender discrimination by girl chorister: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/09/berlin-choir-accused-of-gender-discrimination-by-nine-year-old-girl
 
Jules Buckley announced as creative artist in association: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/26/stormzy-collaborator-jules-buckley-bbc-symphony-orchestra
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