London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Libor Pešek obituary
Musician and conductor whose generous spirit infused his recordings with orchestras across the world

Barry Millington

28, Oct, 2022 @4:44 PM

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LPO/Manze review – Vaughan Williams’s beauty, and disturbing power, to the fore
The London Philiharmonic began its 150th tribute with beloved gems before unleashing the composer’s mighty Ninth Symphony – with a trip into Tom Coult’s luscious Pleasure Garden on the way

Andrew Clements

27, Oct, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Gardner captures perfectly the overflowing exuberance of Tippett’s score, with Toby Spence and Jennifer France an ideal Jack and Bella

Andrew Clements

29, Sep, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Gurrelieder review – Schoenberg’s soundworld thrills under Gardner’s baton
Conductor Edward Gardner opened the London Philharmonic’s season with a detailed and focused performance of Schoenberg’s formidable cantata.

Tim Ashley

26, Sep, 2022 @10:25 AM

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The week in classical: The Dream of Gerontius, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Nathan Laube at the Proms
Jamie Barton and Allan Clayton lead a dream Gerontius in a week of choral epics at the Proms. Elsewhere, deep listening and silence…

Fiona Maddocks

03, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Jurowski Conducts Stravinsky Vol 1 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Stravinsky’s famous ballets The Firebird and The Rite of Spring are balanced on this impressive live set with valuable lesser-known pieces

Andrew Clements

14, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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LPO/Gardner review – timely celebration of the brilliance of Oliver Knussen
The LPO’s celebration of the late composer included a superbly assured performance of his Horn Concerto by the 19-year-old Annemarie Federle, a last-minute replacement. Glittering Ravel and sequences from Britten’s only ballet followed.

Andrew Clements

02, May, 2022 @9:02 AM

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LPO/Gardner/Gerhardt review – tour de force playing in remarkable UK premiere
Brett Dean’s Cello Concerto was played with tremendous virtuosity by Alban Gerhardt, emphasising the music’s compelling nature

Tim Ashley

28, Apr, 2022 @11:16 AM

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SoundState: LPO/Edward Gardner review – a compelling musical journey
Rebecca Saunders’ concerto was the highlight of an opening night that also included Missy Mazzoli and the last major work by George Walker

Andrew Clements

31, Mar, 2022 @12:31 PM

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The week in classical: James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio; LPO/Jurowski
James MacMillan embraces history – and the listener – with his Christmas Oratorio. And Alina Ibragimova astounds in fearless Shostakovich

Fiona Maddocks

11, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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LPO/Mäkelä review – anticipated debut sees young Finnish conductor blend excitement with refinement
Royal Festival Hall, London
At just 25, Klaus Mäkelä combines the vivaciousness of youth with a flawless precision to startling effect, aided by an immaculate LPO

Tim Ashley

25, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Bluebeard’s Castle review – Bartók’s opera wields devastating power in contrasting performances
Gerald Finley and Susan Bullock are at their best in a disquieting small-scale reimagining for Theatre of Sound; while Edward Gardner and the London Philharmonic’s more traditional take is equally sensational

Tim Ashley

07, Nov, 2021 @1:08 PM

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