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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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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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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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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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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