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Patricia Kopatchinskaja on Stravinsky's Violin Concerto

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja discusses Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, its 'unplayable' chords, and its lasting appeal in this pair of short videos. See her perform the Concerto on Saturday 24 March.

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Kopatchinskaja and Adès on Stravinsky

Watch the latest trailer for our Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey festival. Find out what violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and composer / conductor Thomas Adès had to say ...

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Stravinsky's best catty comments

Not content with making himself heard through his music alone, Stravinsky was also an enthusiastic commentator on the music of others. Only too happy to share entertaining anecdotes and his endless (and often inflammatory) opinions on the culture of the day, in many ways his interviews and writings are a lot like his compositions: eloquent, provocative, and sometimes gloriously impolite. Here are some of our favourite catty comments from Igor Stravinsky...

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Stravinsky the Collaborator – trailer

Picasso, Matisse, Chanel ... Stravinsky worked with them all. Watch our latest trailer for Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Hip Hip Hooray! FUNharmonics family concert party playlist

On 25 February we're throwing a super-sized orchestral party for the 30th anniversary of the LPO Education and Community programme, and you're invited! We'll be celebrating the best of young music-making with the help of talented young intrumentalists and singers. Have a listen to some of the brilliant music we'll be performing ... 

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Bassoon solo from The Rite of Spring

Once you've heard the eery bassoon solo that opens The Rite of Spring, you'll never forget it. LPO Principal Bassoon Jonathan Davies introduces the joys and challenges of this iconic solo. Hear it live on Saturday 21 February as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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The big three ballets – trailer

Watch our trailer for the first three Stravinsky ballets we are performing as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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