London Symphony Orchestra

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Edmund Reid obituary
Other lives: Violinist who played for the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras and was co-leader at the English National Opera

Bernadette Grimmett

17, Mar, 2022 @2:44 PM

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The week in classical: The Golden Cockerel; LSO/Christophers: The Creation; Bath Festival Orchestra
ETO’s production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s satirical opera is uncomfortably timely; the Barbican celebrates its 40th with Haydn; and a 1962 work gets a long overdue UK premiere

Stephen Pritchard

12, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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LSO/Barbara Hannigan review – playing havoc with the balance of sympathies
The soprano and conductor takes on jarring dual role as she juxtaposes Strauss’s Metamorphosen with a multimedia version of La Voix Humaine

Tim Ashley

25, Feb, 2022 @11:50 AM

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LSO/Noseda review – uncompromising Shostakovich and exhilarating Beethoven
The bleak beauty of Shostakovich’s 14th symphony was explored to unsettling effect in a superb performance; the Beethoven that followed was focused and full of energy

Tim Ashley

04, Feb, 2022 @11:11 AM

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Gianni Schicchi – review
Exile is the potent theme of a stirring performance of Julian Anderson’s new work. And Grange Park Opera put the glee in Puccini

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – Kavakos brings brilliance and depth to Unsuk Chin’s violin concerto
Chin’s new work, receiving its world premiere, was brought to vivid life by Leonidas Kavakos and the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

07, Jan, 2022 @11:56 AM

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LSO/Karabits review – stand-in for Rattle proves himself more than equal to the task
With Kirill Karabits replacing Simon Rattle on the podium, works by Bartók and Miklós Rózsa were brilliantly played. It’s hard to imagine a better performance of the latter’s virtuosic violin concerto

Andrew Clements

10, Dec, 2021 @12:27 PM

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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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