Celebrating Gramophone's Label of the Year, Chandos, with John Wilson
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The British conductor talks about his passion for making records, and his refreshingly eclectic musical tastes
Chandos was named Gramophone’s Label of the Year at the 2022 Gramophone Classical Music Awards in October – a perfect excuse for a series of podcasts focusing on some of the label’s key artists and the people who steer and shape the label.
John Wilson, whose recordings feature regularly in Gramophone's monthly Editor's Choice lists, has amassed a sizeable catalogue for Chandos and it continues to grow with recordings with his own Sinfonia of London, the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
James Jolly caught up with John recently to talk about the Sinfonia of London and the recording plans he has with them, as well as his series focusing on the music of Eric Coates, Aaron Copland and Richard Rodney Bennett.
You can listen to the Podcast above. To hear other Gramophone podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'Gramophone' in your Podcast App of choice, or visit Gramophone's page on Apple Music podcasts.
Listen to the winner of Gramophone's 2022 Spatial Award – orchestral music by Maurice Ravel featuring the Sinfonia of London and John Wilson – on Apple Music