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Bruckner, Mozart Lso/Davis Barbican, London Mozart lsco/Josefowitz Queen Elizabeth hall, London

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Classical: Copland's Third Symphony The Barbican, London: One nation, one voice, one hell of a symphony

You cannot imagine just how much is riding on Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man until you hear it in its proper context: at the portal of his Third Symphony's grand finale. At first it's little more than a glimmer, an anticipation, flutes and clarinets like spring awakening. But a sudden groundswell of string basses brings trumpets and tub-thumping drums in their wake and before you know it this Olympian rallying call has all but outgrown the symphony it engendered. Because this is where it all began, this is the source of its vaulting ambition, its wide-ranging thematic intervals, its bracing, open harmonies. This is the house that Aaron built. And it's a skyscraper.

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London Symphony Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly Barbican Centre, London

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At the age of 68, Bernard Haitink could hardly be described as a newcomer, but, this week, he makes his London Symphony Orchestra debut with a programme of Bruckner, Haydn and Mahler

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Despite a fin-de-siecle feeling, London remains the performance capital of music

Classical & Opera: Finnish beginnings

Jean Sibelius's first foray into the symphonic form was the now rarely performed Kullervo Symphony. The LSO's Sir Colin Davis talks about this superb evocation of the Finnish composer's native land

Music: Davis's Sibelius makes history (again)

Not so long ago, in 1992, Sir Colin Davis conducted the London Symphony Orchestra through a Sibelius symphony cycle at the Barbican which has passed into the realms of "Were you there?" mythology. And it proved as important for Davis himself as for anyone else, restoring his status in this country after years of semi-exile overseas and fixing him in the minds of British audiences as something more than the major conductor whose presence, or absence, we had come to take for granted. Suddenly, he was a great conductor. And that discovery earned him his current Principal's job with the LSO.
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