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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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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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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Marin Alsop on Leonard Bernstein’s Candide

Marin Alsop discusses Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, which she conducts with the LSO on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December 2018. Having worked closely with the composer across her career, Marin draws on her unique insight into Bernstein’s sensibility for music, words and theatre to bring this this semi-staged production to life with director Garnett Bruce. 

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