Listen Again - concert streaming
Nothing can replace the experience of a live orchestral concert. We truly believe that. But we also know that you can't always get to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's concerts in London or on tour.
Listen Again – free online concerts
We want to share our live music making with as many people as possible, and will upload at least six live concerts of classical music each season for you to listen to online, for free, wherever you are in the world.*
We hope you will join us online for these concerts.
Concert now online: Rachmaninoff - Inside Out
Rachmaninoff The Isle of the Dead
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 (original version)
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Encore: Rachmaninoff Allegretto from Moment musicaux Op. 16
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alexander Ghindin piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
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The spirit of Russia permeated everything Rachmaninoff wrote, even after his final exile to America. There, in 1940, the composer composed his last orchestral score, the Symphonic Dances. A strange sense of foreboding pervades these compelling orchestral choreographies, but there’s optimism, too: in the last dance, against a baleful quotation from the death-themed plainchant Dies Irae, Rachmaninoff quotes the striving ‘Alleluia’ from his own All-Night Vigil. Rachmaninoff wasn’t about to let the forces of death win through, but he appears a long way here from the 17-year-old student who, in a period of total inspiration one summer, wrote a dashing, impassioned First Piano Concerto full of the joys of youth.
In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.
JTI Friday Series concert recorded at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, 3 October 2014
Online until 22 October 2014
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Before the concert
We've added music excerpts to many concert pages, so that you can listen to some of the music in the programme. We also add our programme notes to the website a few days before each London concert at Royal Festival Hall, giving you the chance to read about the music and the performers in advance.