London Symphony Orchestra

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LSO/Harding/Tamestit review – vivid adventures and a fierce encounter with a tuba
Jörg Widmann’s viola concerto received its London premiere in the final concert of Antoine Tamestit’s residency with the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

01, Nov, 2021 @2:35 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – a Brucknerian labour of love
Simon Rattle has become a very fine and authentic Brucknerian, as this fascinating concert – offering insights into the composer’s fourth symphony – revealed

Martin Kettle

20, Sep, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Rigoletto; London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle – review
One grisly moment aside, Oliver Mears’s ROH debut production delivers a remarkably straightforward evening of sweeping Verdi

Stephen Pritchard

18, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – all-British opener of stories, sparkles, shadows and bagpipes
Julian Anderson’s Exiles – premiered incomplete – and Judith Weir’s Natural History were compelling, with Lucy Crowe an engaging soloist, and Peter Maxwell Davies’s Orkney Wedding was a magnificent close to this season launch

Flora Willson

13, Sep, 2021 @2:44 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – all-Stravinsky programme delights near capacity crowd
Three of his strange short symphonies made for a monochrome showcase of the Russian composer, but Simon Rattle and the LSO brought energy and coherence

Flora Willson

23, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Ólafsson, Philharmonia/Järvi; Waterperry opera festival
Simon Rattle’s young East London Academy players finally take to the stage, while Víkingur Ólafsson makes his Proms debut

Fiona Maddocks

21, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos: Zimerman/LSO/Rattle | Classical album of the week
Rattle conducts Zimerman and a socially distanced London Symphony Orchestra in recordings of clarity and beauty

Andrew Clements

15, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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LSO/Tilson Thomas/Wang review – a rip-roaring return
A thrilling resumption of full orchestral performance, with Shostakovich, Copeland and Tchaikovsky all delivered with wit and dazzling energy

Tim Ashley

31, May, 2021 @9:27 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – a spine-tingling reminder of the live sounds we have missed
Back in the Barbican before a live audience, Simon Rattle and the LSO chose a celebratory programme of Britten and Dvořák, interspersed with Fauré’s more reflective Pelléas et Mélisande Suite

Martin Kettle

19, May, 2021 @11:16 AM

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‘Help us or LSO fails’: Sir Simon Rattle’s plea over Covid and Brexit
As the orchestra prepares to welcome back live audiences, the conductor urges ministers to act on new touring rules in Europe

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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