London Symphony Orchestra
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Friday 13 December 2013
Saturday 17 August 2013
Russian maestro Valery Gergiev performs erratically, but empty seats are the evening’s real surprise
Friday 02 August 2013
He famously reduced the conductor Josef Krips to tears during rehearsals with the LSO
Friday 03 May 2013
Daniel Harding will conduct a BBC Prom due to have been given by Sir Colin Davis who died last month aged 85.
Monday 15 April 2013
Tributes have poured in for Sir Colin Davis, the longest-serving principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), who has died at the age of 85.
IoS classical review: London Symphony Orchestra/ Gergiev, Barbican Hall, London; Die Winterreise, Wigmore Hall, London; Philarmonia/Maazel, Royal Festival Hall, London
Sunday 16 December 2012
We are enjoying an East-West collaboration that was undreamt of only a few years ago
Thursday 06 December 2012
After a long absence following an injury plus psychological burn-out, Maxim Vengerov has spent this year making his come-back: he’s given scores of concerts abroad, but his re-entry into the London scene has been very carefully managed.
Saturday 24 November 2012
Most top orchestras have many more men than women in their ranks. Miranda Kiek looks at what could be done to improve the mix.
Friday 26 October 2012
Visitors taking tours of the Shard will be able to enjoy views of up to 40 miles across London when it opens in February.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Prokofiev’s ballet score for 'Cinderella' had to wait nearly seventy years for its Proms premiere, and one had to wonder whether - at 105 minutes and without a visual component - it might be over-long.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games' opening ceremony on television, the International Olympic Committee predicted today.
Friday 23 March 2012
Celebrating his 85th birthday later this year, Sir Colin Davis has been one of Britain's best-loved conductors for more than half a century. The death of his wife, Shamsi, in June 2010, was a severe blow to him; since then, his activities have slowed. "I don't have the energy I used to," he remarks. "After performing a big piece, one feels one should be put out to grass, like an old donkey."
Monday 05 September 2011
Michael Berkeley’s Organ Concerto had its premiere in Ely 24 years ago, but it’s only now had its London premiere.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Two Prokofiev symphonies for the price of one – the First and Fifth, the little and large of the canon - and surprisingly it was the bantam weight First that yielded Valery Gergiev’s biggest surprises and tiniest revelations. Rarely has it sounded so tantalisingly Haydnesque.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Her appearances in this country are rare enough as it is so to discover that Maria Joao Pires was to be a late substitute (for the indisposed Murray Perahia) was precious consolation indeed.
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