A tale of two friends, a buried treasure and joy unsung

On a quest for cake, good friends Presto and Zesto suddenly find themselves lost in Limboland. Read the moving and unusual story about how this quirky tale from much-loved children’s authors Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks came into existence.

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An interview with Jaime Martín & Philippe Jordan

We spent some time getting to know Philippe Jordan, Music Director of the Opéra de Paris, and flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín, who make their LSO debuts in concerts at the Barbican this month.

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider on what it takes to be a conductor

Ahead of two appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in October, conductor and virtuoso violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Zneider talks about what a conductor does and what it takes to do it well.

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Behind the programme: De Falla, Lalo and Stravinsky with Jaime Martín

Jaime Martín makes his LSO conducting debut with a programme that features ballet suites by Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla, alongside Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. We talked to Jaime about how the programme came to life and his collaboration with violin soloist Christian Tetzlaff.

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Víkingur Ólafsson 'To keep experimenting. That is the dream'

Following his Artist Spotlight recital at LSO St Lukes, we talk to Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson; exploring creative curation, music in Iceland, and his newly released album for Deutsche Grammophon, Johann Sebastian Bach.

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