The great Daniel Barenboim turns 80 later this year and, to celebrate, the great pianist and conductor is releasing a trio of albums. John plays a track from the latest; a reissue of his 1974 recording of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words.
Then, John includes a recording of a classical work surrounded in mystery. Why did Schubert never complete his Symphony No.8, the famed ‘Unfinished’? John chooses a recording from Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.