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High praise for Gardiner’s Mendelssohn

In the lead up to their annual awards ceremonies next week, French classical music monthlies Classica and Diapason have announced the winners of their CHOC and d’Or de l’année prizes and it’s good news for the LSO! 

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Walking a tightrope blindfolded without a harness and no safety net

Ahead of their performance at LSO St Luke's on Saturday 11 November as part of BBC Open Ear, Elaine Mitchener and Neil Charles discuss why free improvisation isn't for the faint-hearted.

 
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Interview with LSO Principal Flute Adam Walker

On Sunday 5 November LSO Principal Flute Adam Walker performs Bernstein's hauting work Halil. Ahead of the concert, we caught up with him to talk about the piece, what it's like playing in the LSO and how he got into music.

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The People Here Go Mad. They Blame the Wind.

Contemporary music series BBC Radio 3 Open Ear continues at LSO St Luke's on Saturday 11 November. Ahead of the concert, Riot Ensemble director Aaron Holloway-Nahum spoke to composer Clara Iannotta about her piece for musicians and music box machine The People Here Go Mad. They Blame the Wind.

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Eight things you didn’t know about Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2 is one of the most popular and recognisable concertos in the classical repertoire. Widely enjoyed but played only by the most skilful pianists, it has been performed in concert halls consistently since 1901. But how much do you really know about this landmark piece?

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