London Symphony Orchestra

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LSO/Rattle review – a touch of revolutionary sweetness from Kavakos
In a concert offered as Covid consolation and commemorating the Greek revolution, Simon Rattle oversaw lyrical Berg and exhilarating Schubert

Tim Ashley

22, Jan, 2021 @6:20 PM

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Simon Rattle is leaving London. Is this a taste of the capital's future? | Charlotte Higgins
A new role in Germany means the ‘world-class concert hall’ planned for the capital has lost its champion. Is that so terrible? asks the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

13, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Simon Rattle to leave London Symphony Orchestra in 2023
Conductor will take up a new role with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for ‘personal reasons’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Jan, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Exclusive: watch two short films inspired by a locked-down City of London
Composers, LSO musicians and dancers create two short films celebrating the empty Square Mile and its creative energies

Guardian music

25, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Behind closed doors: does love and isolation make Bartók’s Bluebeard the opera for our times?
Returning to the role of the duke’s curious young bride after the enforced silence of lockdown, Karen Cargill found Bartók’s opera more powerful and troubling than ever

Karen Cargill

31, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 1-7 November
Our pick of the best upcoming concerts and operas - live and streamed

Andrew Clements

30, Oct, 2020 @4:29 PM

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Bail out our musicians or risk losing them for ever, say classical music stars
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Tasmin Little are among those warning that struggling artists will be forced to give up

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Oct, 2020 @6:21 AM

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Turnage world premiere review – a heartfelt tribute to Oliver Knussen
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Last Song for Olly captures the wit and spirit of his teacher and lifelong friend

Fiona Maddocks

12, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – Turnage, Knussen and Britten make an evening to be savoured
Turnage’s homage to Knussen – rescored and scaled down – was a touching and profound centrepiece to a beautifully conceived concert of British music

Andrew Clements

10, Sep, 2020 @3:37 PM

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Live music and audiences return to Barbican Centre in recast autumn season
London venue announces concerts for both live and digital viewers, while the LSO will close the year’s Beethoven celebrations with an ambitious piano concerto cycle

Imogen Tilden

08, Sep, 2020 @12:23 PM

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Lockdown listening: classical music and opera to stream at home
With concert halls and opera houses closed, organisations and musicians across the world are livestreaming concerts and opening up their digital archives

Imogen Tilden

29, Jul, 2020 @11:15 AM

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