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.


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


Bagpiper receives noise complaints for practising in back garden:

Berlin choir accused of gender discrimination by girl chorister:

Jules Buckley announced as creative artist in association:


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