London Symphony Orchestra

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Scramble for new royal figureheads begins among Britain’s arts organisations
Britain’s creative institutions are poised to compete for the most familiar faces to act as patrons – and maximise potential funding

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

18, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – final season opens with British programme that sparkles
Elgar’s second symphony, sharp and startling and with its slow movement dedicated to a recently departed monarch, was paired with Frank Bridge and new music by Daniel Kidane for a vivid opening concert

Andrew Clements

12, Sep, 2022 @1:25 PM

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The week in classical: The Dream of Gerontius, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Nathan Laube at the Proms
Jamie Barton and Allan Clayton lead a dream Gerontius in a week of choral epics at the Proms. Elsewhere, deep listening and silence…

Fiona Maddocks

03, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Benedict Cruft obituary
Other lives: Violinist with a passion for Bach who became dean of music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Brian Elias

22, Aug, 2022 @2:42 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – transatlantic glitz and lithe elegance
Simon Rattle once again showed his affinity with Haydn before a distinct second half featuring a London premiere of John Adams and extrovert Gershwin works

Andrew Clements

13, Jun, 2022 @10:23 AM

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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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