This article was originally written on 27 October 2017 and has been updated.
98 years ago today, 27 October 1919, saw the LSO perform the world premiere of one of the most popular works in the repertoire: Elgar's Cello Concerto. It may be popular now, but it wasn't always the case...
9 things you didn’t know about Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2
Rachmaninov’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?
This month we welcome Bernard Haitink back to the Barbican for concerts on Tuesday 10, Sunday 15 and Thursday 19 October. Ahead of concerts delving into some towering figures of the Romantic era, here are our picks for the renowned conductor’s best releases on our record label, LSO Live.