London Symphony Orchestra

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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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‘We need joy … and an audience’: The return of Simon Rattle and the LSO
Sir Simon and London Symphony Orchestra players tell a rehearsal audience of one what this week’s first live concert in a year means to them

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in May
As the UK emerges from lockdown and live performances return, we pick this month’s both live and streamed musical highlights

Andrew Clements

30, Apr, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Classical home listening: Vaughan Williams, Paganini and Ysaÿe
The LSO and Pappano fire on all cylinders in RVW’s Symphonies 4 and 6. And Alina Ibragimova’s Paganini Caprices astound

Fiona Maddocks

24, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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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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