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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
7 August 2012, 10:48 | Updated: 7 August 2012, 10:59
Last year, the 19-year-old British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor became the youngest British musician ever to sign to Decca Classics – and the first British pianist to join the label in almost 60 years.
He’s now internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, both in the concert hall and in the recording studio – and this week, he releases his second album.
Accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Judd, Benjamin performs all sorts of Classic FM favourites – including piano concertos by Saint-Saens and Ravel, and Gershwin’s ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue.
This bright, uplifting album will provide the perfect accompaniment to your journey home – so join John Brunning on Drive every day this week, as he features something from it at around 6.15.