BBC Phil Locks Up Its Maestro

The Manchester-based BBC Philharmonic Orchestra has extended the contract of its music director, Gianandrea Noseda, through 2010. “The partnership has proven fruitful, with nine CD’s for Chandos and dynamic performances of large-scale choral works and operatic repertoire… [Noseda’s] Beethoven Symphony Cycle last year – offered free for download via the BBC’s website – won ITV’s South Bank Show Award in January.”