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INTERVIEW: Peter Sellars talks Le grand macabre

Peter Sellars talks Le grand macabre, the similarities between Ligeti and Mozart, and what it's like to work with Sir Simon Rattle …

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1


On 14 December, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 with soloist James Ehnes and conductor Fabien Gabel. 

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John Adams - A Timeline


Early next year, John Adams will celebrate his 70th birthday. In honour of the occasion, the LSO are performing two of his most outstanding pieces. 

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In the Spotlight: Nikolaj Znaider


Violinist and conductor Nikolaj Znaider returns to direct the London Symphony Orchestra in a cycle of Mozart's elegant Violin Concertos alongside the dramatic symphonies of Tchaikovsky. 

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1978 reacts to Le grand macabre


Ligeti's opera Le grand macabre can still come as quite a shock to listeners in the 21st century. But what did the press of 1978 think about the premiere performance?

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