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Five things you didn’t know about Lisa Batiashvili


Violinist Lisa Batiashvili returns to the LSO on Thursday 9 June to perform Bartók's First Violin Concerto, conducted by Daniel Harding. Here's five things you might not know about this superlative musician.

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Five things you didn't know about Leif Ove Andsnes


The talented Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is returning to the LSO for his second Artist Portrait, in which he is giving performances throughout May and June, featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 20 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto. We found out more about his busy schedule, his family and how important he feels exposure to music is. 

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The LSO in World War I: The Dream of Gerontius

In 2014 we began a series of articles that looked into the history of the London Symphony Orchestra and the effect of World War I on the musicians, the audiences and on music itself. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the pivotal moments of the War, the Battle of the Somme, and in this blog we take a look at how the Orchestra was coping with the country being at war and one particular event that we're remembering 100 years on.

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The LSO in World War I: musicians at war

As we approach the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme, the LSO's concert on 28 April includes music written by composers directly affected and influenced by the War.

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Step Inside Abbey Road on the 360 VR tour


In 2015, Google opened the doors at Abbey Road Studios to everyone for the first time. Inside Abbey Road is an interactive experience that lets fans around the world explore the legendary studios, hear its stories and play with some of its famous equipment using their computer, tablet or phone – including sitting in on a recording session with the LSO.

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