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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Composers and the Zodiac

Based on the comings and goings of the cosmological cocktail party that's the solar system, how do the composers of years gone by match up to their astrology?

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Robert Schumann and his Four Symphonies

As Sir John Eliot Gardiner completes his survey of Robert Schumann’s symphonies with the LSO, we investigate the music that reveals a less familiar side of this Romantic composer par excellence.

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Orchestra's Choice: Robert Schumann

LSO Players share some of their favourite music by Robert Schumann ahead of the final instalments of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Schumann cycle in February.

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Conductor Lahav Shani on Kurt Weill and musical life in Tel Aviv

Recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and soon-to-be Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahav Shani makes his LSO conducting debut in February 2019. Ahead of the concert, Lahav talks about growing up musical in Tel Aviv and why he’s so excited to bring Kurt Weill’s Second Symphony to London in the new year.

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