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Sir Simon Rattle on the music of Betsy Jolas

Last night the LSO gave the UK premiere of Betsy Jolas' A Little Summer Suite commissioned by Sir Simon Rattle. We sat down for a conversation with the LSO's Music Director to find out how a chance meeting led to this stunning piece ...

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Interview with Daniil Trifonov

This Sunday Daniil Trifonov opens his LSO Artist Portrait series with one of the greats of the piano repertoire, Ravel's Piano Concerto. We caught up with Daniil to talk about the concerto, rock music, King Crimson and how Scriabin sparked his love of classical music. 

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Artist Portrait: Barbara Hannigan

Conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan features in our Artist Portrait series at the Barbican and takes the reins for her own programme on Sunday 17 March.

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Ravel in Spain

In 1923, on the morning of his first visit to Madrid, Maurice Ravel is hard at work on a piece which is urgently required by his publishers.

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Picking a battle: How to find the right subject matter

The first step for any artist is working out what to write about. Ahead of the world premiere of her new piece Consumption LSO Soundhub Composer Lillie Harris leads us through what the process was like for her.

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