In our January 2020 podcast, we find out about violinist Nicola Benedetti's latest venture, an impressive educational initiative that she's been dreaming of starting for years. She's our cover star on the January issue of BBC Music Magazine, and in this podcast we also enjoy a clip from our cover CD of works by Mozart and Schubert, played by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.Plus, in this episode we pay tribute to the late conductors Mariss Jansons and Stephen Cleobury, bring news of the winners at the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and hear about Olga Neuwirth's Orlando, which became the first opera by a woman to be staged in 150 years at the Vienna State Opera.And, as usual, we each bring along a new recording we've been enjoying this month.This episode is presented by deputy editor Jeremy Pound, who is joined by managing editor Rebecca Franks and reviews editor Michael Beek. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.Recordings:Mahler Symphony No. 3Randi Stene; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Mariss JansonsSimax PSC1272Jeremy's choice:Forgotten TreasuresBuffalo Philharmonic/JoAnn FallettaBeau Fleuve 6059960998531Rebecca's choice:The Etudes Project: Volume OneJenny Lin (piano)Sono Luminus DSL-92236Michael's choiceVivaldi/JupiterLea Desandre, Bruno Philippe, Peter Whelan, Thomas DunfordAlpha Classics ALPHA550Stories:Mariss Jansons (1943-2019)https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50630050Sir Stephen Cleobury (1948-2019)https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/24/sir-stephen-cleobury-obituaryWinners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards:http://www.classical-music.com/news/winners-royal-philharmonic-society-awards-2019-revealedOrlando world premiere review:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/14/orlando-vienna-state-opera-review-olga-neuwirth-world-premiere-virginia-woolfJanuary 2020 issue of BBC Music Magazinehttp://www.classical-music.com/magazine/next-issue/bbc-music-magazine
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