In this month's Gramophone Podcast pianist Benjamin Grosvenor – aged just 19 but signed to Decca and opening the 2011 BBC Proms – talks to Martin Cullingford about his new disc of music by Chopin, Liszt and Ravel. He also discusses the decisions he took and steps he made between achieving very early fame as winner of the keyboard section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2004, aged 11, and signing to the prestigious record label earlier this year.
Meanwhile, James Jolly travels to Paris to talk to conductor François-Xavier Roth about his new recording of Saint-Saëns, including the Third Symphony, with his father Daniel Roth playing the Cavaillé-Coll organ at St Sulpice. Find out more about – and listen to excerpts from – the recording, released on the Actes Sud label, and hear about Roth's work with the ensemble Les Siècles.
Plus, find out the latest new entries in the Specialist Classical Chart, and listen to music excerpts too, including of Vladimir Jurowski's recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra of Mahler's Second Symphony, released on the orchestra's own label, and of Montenegrin guitarist Milos Karadaglic playing Albéniz's Granada on his chart-topping disc on Deutsche Grammophon.
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