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Antonio Pappano to replace Simon Rattle at London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Opera House’s music director will make move – a ‘dream come true’ – in September 2024

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @11:23 AM

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Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, LSO: Promises review – extraordinary
Five years in the making, this breathtaking album transcends the genres each of its three collaborators bring to the table

Kitty Empire

28, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in March
From witches to Weber, and Andriessen to Zimmermann – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2021 @3:41 PM

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LSO/Ward review – from fierce dynamism to gorgeous indulgence
Works by Bacewicz and Schreker bookended Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Juliana Koch the exemplary soloist

Tim Ashley

26, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in February
From brand-new opera productions to a Bergen festival and a Manchester world premiere – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

01, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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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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