London Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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Classical home listening: Kate Lindsey takes on Nero; Herbert Blomstedt conducts Brahms
Works inspired by the Roman tyrant burst into life in the latest recording from the mezzo and Arcangelo

Fiona Maddocks

29, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Let’s not ‘get back to normal’: the Southbank Centre will reflect our changed world
From postponed Meltdowns to melted icecream, shutting down an 11-acre multi-venue site has made for a challenging 15 months at London’s Southbank Centre. But, as it reopens, there have been gains as well as losses

Gillian Moore

25, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Kát’a Kabanová review – festival opens with sideways rain and raw, stunning Janáček
The bleakness of the May weather suited this stark new production by Damiano Michieletto, which was superbly sung and exquisitely played by the LPO under Robin Ticciati

Flora Willson

21, May, 2021 @3:09 PM

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The week in classical: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Love Lies and Justice – review
The London Philharmonic and Vopera join forces in an enchanting virtual production of Ravel’s opera

Fiona Maddocks

21, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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L’Enfant et les Sortilèges review – Vopera's brilliant updating of Ravel finds wit and relevance
A rebellious home-schooled child goes on a nightmare cartoon journey of self-discovery in this ingeniously designed video fantasy take on Ravel’s opera

Andrew Clements

17, Nov, 2020 @1:17 PM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 13-20 November
Despite lockdown, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

13, Nov, 2020 @7:57 PM

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LPO/Gardner review - defiant and exultant Beethoven opens new season
A magnificent, edgy Fifth Symphony was paired with Jörg Widmann’s energetic Con Brio and complemented by a haunting group of Sibelius songs

Tim Ashley

24, Sep, 2020 @12:07 PM

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LPO/Pappano review – wonderful warmth and magical moments
A group of just 22 socially distanced string players found a wealth of detail in a programme that included Britten and Schoenberg

Andrew Clements

30, Aug, 2020 @5:16 PM

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Clyne: Dance; Elgar Cello Concerto review – calm, motoric energy and gorgeous fusions
Anna Clyne’s impressive new work is a cello concerto inspired by Persian poetry and outshining the familiar Elgar work in Inbal Segev’s performance

Andrew Clements

18, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'We could go to the wall in 12 weeks' – are we just going to let classical music die?
Coronavirus has pushed live classical music to the edge of the abyss. But Prince Charles’s fears for the Royal Opera is the only thing making the headlines. Why aren’t the big names kicking up a fuss?

Charlotte Higgins

09, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Nicola Benedetti: Elgar Violin Concerto review I Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Benedetti/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski/Limonov
(Decca)
Benedetti’s tone and decisiveness is made for this work, and she brings an understated edge to the added miniatures, too

Erica Jeal

14, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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