In our February 2020 podcast, we discuss cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s entry into the Official UK Album Chart, the first cellist in history to do so. We also analyse the nominees for Best Original Score at this year’s Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes, and look at who from the classical music was named on the New Year’s Honours list this year.Also this episode, we listen to extracts from both our cover CD and our Recording of the Month, the latter of which is pianist Angela Hewitt performing Bach’s Partitas. Plus, we bring you the nominees for this year’s BBC Music Magazine Awards!As usual, we each bring along a recording we’ve discovered and have been enjoying this month, from piccolo music by Thea Musgrave to Spanish piano music by Granados.This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by editorial assistant Freya Parr and reviews editor Michael Beek. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.News:Judith Bingham: The Drowned LoversMaria Forsström (mezzo-soprano), Swedish Chamber Choir/Simon PhippsChandos CHSA5255Elgar: Enigma Variations – NimrodSheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Ben Davies (cello), Hannah Roberts (cello), Josephine Knight (cello), Caroline Dearnley (cello), Ashok Khluda (cello)Decca 4850241The Magazine:Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brioBBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea NosedaJS Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat: VI. GigueAngela Hewitt (piano)Hyperion CDA68271/2First Listen:Phantasm: Clavierubung IIIThe Well-Tempered ConsortPhantasmLinn CKD618Granados: Oriental (Danza Espanola)SaudadesRomain Nosbaum (piano)ARS Produktion ARS38287Thea Musgrave: Piccolo Play: IV. Les PapillonsMighty MetamorphosesPeter Verhoyen (piccolo), Stefan De Schepper (piano)Etcetera Records KTC1668
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