Scala Radio’s Sam Hughes Picks her Music for Mindfulness

When life is chaotic and full of noise, music can transport you to a place of tranquillity and peacefulness. That’s why at 2.15pm each day on Scala Radio, I take the chance to enjoy a Mindfulness Moment, as we indulge in the meditative nature of music.

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Works premiered by the LSO

During the course of the 20th century, the LSO premiered a range of works, some of which are familiar, and some that may come as a surprise! We put together a timeline for you to scroll through and take a look at a selection of these works.

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Béla Bartók on the streets of Oradea

'While Stravinsky, Schoenberg and even Stockhausen have all found devoted followers, Bartók is still (ask any marketer) a tough sell. Yet no modernist composer speaks more thrillingly, more boldly and more movingly. Once, that is, you’ve found the right key and turned it in the door.'

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First Violin Maxine Kwok: Living through Lockdown

'The LSO is so much a part of me … I need to still feel it running through my blood.' Maxine Kwok – the self-described 'rainbow-haired violinist who is never knowingly underdressed' – tells us all about her first week living through lockdown, and how she's keeping positive with memes and recipe recommendations from her fellow first violins, a daily cultural fix and #shoesasorchestralworks.

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About the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme

Some fifteen years ago, the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik devised a scheme to support composers interested in writing for a full symphony orchestra, in memory of the late composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Find out more about the scheme's history so far.

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