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20 September 2013, 11:40 | Updated: 9 October 2013, 14:20
Barry Douglas chats to John Suchet about his upcoming performance of a quirky Richard Strauss work with the London Symphony Orchestra, and his epic recording project which will see him record all of Brahms' piano works.
As if gearing up for a blockbusting concert with the LSO wasn't enough, pianist Barry Douglas has got a incredible recording project to talk about - recording all of Brahms' piano works.
But before that, the LSO concert (on Wednesday September 25th) will see him tackle Richard Strauss' Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, and Douglas is excited about the prospect of working with the LSO again.
"They're at the top of their game, and under Valery Gergiev they've done some amazing things… they're a great bunch of people."
And that's not the end, either - he's also planning to record the complete Schubert piano works too. Someone book that man a holiday.