London Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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The week in classical: Jenůfa; West Wycombe chamber music festival; The Midsummer Marriage
Janáček’s rapturous masterpiece and a top cast withstand the Royal Opera’s rigid new production

Fiona Maddocks

02, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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LPO/Gardner The Midsummer Marriage review – Tippett’s opera thrills in stupendous performance
In his opening concert as the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor, Edward Gardner brought home the heady, almost narcotic quality of Tippett’s music

Tim Ashley

26, Sep, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Glyndebourne Tristan und Isolde review – Ticciati impresses in pared back Wagner
Fine conducting by Robin Ticciati and superb playing by the London Philharmonic Orchestra lift this semi-staged Wagner

Martin Kettle

16, Aug, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Prom 15: LPO/Jurowski review – orchestral visionary signs out in style
Vladimir Jurowski’s earned his end-of-evening medal with a refined display featuring a blazing ode to artistic integrity

Tim Ashley

14, Aug, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Luisa Miller review – Verdi’s dark tragedy gains focus and ferocity in stark staging
Mané Galoyan is a revelation as Luisa, a radiant presence in Christof Loy’s production with a slimmed down but still striking London Philharmonic Orchestra

Flora Willson

02, Aug, 2021 @10:04 AM

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The week in classical: The Marriage of Figaro; LPO/Jurowski; Southbank Sinfonia/Clarke – review
Mozart’s opera was a triumph for its young cast, Vladimir Jurowski said farewell with Swan Lake, and a mixed British repertoire went back to the land

Fiona Maddocks

05, Jun, 2021 @11:30 AM

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