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Latest News: Classical, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis concludes Chandos's cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies

by James Longstaffe

James listens to the final instalment in a cycle begun by the great Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams' evocative Sinfonia Antartica, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis continues Chandos's cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies

by David Smith

David enjoys Andrew Davis' account of Vaughan Williams' most mysterious symphony, and the Biblical ballet Job, with the Bergen Philharmonic.

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis conducts Elgar's King Olaf

by James Longstaffe

James listens to Edward Elgar's relatively little-known cantata, based on Longfellow's poem about Olaf, the first Christian king of Norway.

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis conducts orchestral works by Bax

by James Longstaffe

James listens to the culmination of Chandos's Bax project, including the first ever recording of his Four Orchestral Pieces, conducted by Andrew Davis.

 Recording of the Week, Two important Elgar rarities

by Chris O'Reilly

Sir Andrew Davis conducts The Crown of India with the BBC Philharmonic, and Roderick Williams and others explore The Fringes of the Fleet, a patriotic song-cycle setting texts by Rudyard Kipling.