An interview with James Hoyle

Ahead of the world premiere of his piece Thymiaterion on Thursday 27 February, we caught up with James Albany Hoyle to ask about his compositional process, the people and music that inspire him, and what a thymiaterion actually is...

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Alex Ho: In Significance

After a sell-out Phase I showcase, composer Alex Ho gives us an insight into his new piece In Significance ahead of its premiere at the LSO Soundhub Phase II showcase on Saturday 15 February.

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Beethoven 250 Timeline

In 2020, people around the world celebrate 250 years since the birth of Beethoven. Find out about the life and work of this musical titan, discover key moments in the world that Beethoven knew, and see how his legacy continues long after his death with our timeline.

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Gianandrea Noseda on Shostakovich

'20 years ago, I considered Prokofiev a genius and Shostakovich merely a ‘great’ composer. Nowadays I have changed my mind: I think of Prokofiev as an incredibly gifted composer, but Shostakovich is a genius.' Gianandrea Noseda, LSO Principal Guest Conductor

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Five things you didn’t know about Lisa Batiashvili


Violinist Lisa Batiashvili returns to the LSO on Thursday 13 February to perform Berg's Violin Concerto, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Here's five things you might not know about this superlative musician.

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