Sir Simon Rattle conducts from memory the uncut version of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No 2 on his first LSO Live release of 2021. Available on CD, download and for streaming from 19 March.
The LSO is saddened to hear of the death earlier this month of former Principal Harp, Osian Ellis. Osian joined the LSO in 1961 as Principal and was a member of the orchestra until his retirement in 1994.
Sir Simon Rattle has announced that he will extend his current agreement with the London Symphony Orchestra as Music Director until 2023.