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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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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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Five things you didn’t know about Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust


On 20 March Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s dramatic work, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust. We learn more about Schumann’s personal anguish and the circumstances that gave rise to this fascinating work. 

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Leif Ove Andsnes introduces his LSO Artist Portrait Series


Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes returns this summer for his LSO Artist Portrait. Here he tells us more about the works he'll be performing....

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The LSO's composer schemes: a pictoral timeline


During LSO Futures on 13 March 2016 we will be celebrating 10 years of the Panufnik Composers Scheme; a decade that has produced an alumni to be proud of. In this timeline we look at how it all began, some of the achievements of its participants and delved through the archive of photos we have amassed.

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