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Sir Simon Rattle will be joining the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017

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Wherever he has worked, the star conductor has changed the city’s cultural scene. Now he finally returns to Britain

Sir Simon Rattle will be joining the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Sir Simon Rattle returns to London for his ‘last big job’

Conductor’s homecoming boosts hopes for new venue to replace Barbican

Baton charge: Simon Rattle conducting the LSO in 2012

Simon Rattle appointed music director of London Symphony Orchestra

The conductor is currently artistic director of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch was speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday

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His Schumann didn't sound like Schumann at all, but by the end he had the ecstatic audience – and this critic – in the capacious palm of his hand

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