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 …
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.
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.
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.
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?