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The LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme: Where are they now? Part 1


2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the very first Panufnik Composers Scheme, an initiative devised by the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband, the composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik. In anticipation of LSO Futures on 9 –13 March, the Orchestra's biennial celebration of contemporary music that features previous members of the scheme, we take a look at where the first five years of Panufnik participants are now.

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Gianandrea Noseda: What makes Shakespeare a master


Gianandrea Noseda returns to the LSO this month conducting some of the most dramatic orchestral works inspired by the Bard. We learn more about what Shakespeare's writings mean to him as a performer.

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Oliver Leith: 7 things you wouldn’t believe are true


Composer Oliver Leith is a Phase I Soundhub Member. He has sent us this blog about the work he's been writing – and if you spot the odd spelling or grammar mistake, it's all part of the fun..

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LSO Principal Oboe Olivier Stankiewicz on Berio, Ligeti and new music


LSO Principal Oboe Olivier Stankiewicz talks about Berio and Ligeti and new music ahead of LSO Futures, the Orchestra's biennial festival of contemporary music ....

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Shakespeare's Musical Influence


In his preface to the first publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623, poet Ben Johnson made a prediction on the enduring legacy of Shakespeare’s works, proclaiming them as "…not of an age, but for all time". 

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