Ahead of Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider's performance of the Violin Concerto on Sunday 29 March, we learn more about Elgar as a composer and a conductor, his relationship with the LSO and some of his unique quirks.
Ildebrando Pizzetti: no, he's nothing to do with Pizza
As we begin a new series of Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke's exploring the links between two composers – Claude Debussy, who died a hundred years ago, and Ildebrando Pizzetti, who died 50 years ago – BBC Radio 3 Producer David Gallagher introduces the lesser known of the two.
Behind the scenes: why is a Green Room called a Green Room?
It all started with an Instagram post of the sign on the door of Sir Simon Rattle's dressing room – or more accurately the Barbican Centre's Conductor's Green Room. One of our followers asked the question: "why is it called a Green Room?"