Podcasts

Each month during the season the London Philharmonic Orchestra releases a new edition of its audio podcast. We bring you interviews with conductors and soloists, pre-concert talks recorded at Royal Festival Hall and previews of our latest CD releases on the LPO Label.

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Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

Join conductor Juanjo Mena and writer and broadcaster Gerard McBurney as they explore Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. In this pre-concert talk they discuss Lithuanian melodies and influences, and the challenges of conducting the work.

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Stravinsky – Symphony No. 1

Stravinsky – Symphony No. 1

This month we began our festival, Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey.

Join LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and writer and broadcaster Gerard McBurney, as they discuss Stravinsky’s music, his first symphony, and the influence of Rimsky-Korsakov.

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Vladimir Jurowski - 10 Years

Vladimir Jurowski - 10 Years

Vladimir Jurowski is the leading conductor of his generation, and one of the most sought-after, universally acclaimed for his incisive musicianship and artistic vision. His relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra started in 2001, and over the ensuing years has become a dynamic and revered artistic partnership.

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The Christmas Oratorio

Sarah Lenton on Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

This month along with the London Philharmonic Choir, we performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. In this festive podcast, lecturer and broadcaster Sarah Lenton discusses the subject of the Nativity, how Bach uses it in this work, and how other composers have approached the subject matter.

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The orchestra with a vision

We’re celebrating ten years with principle conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

In an interview with BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor, Vladimir describes the sound of the LPO, how it’s changed over the last decade, rhythmic precision, and developing an audience for the 20th and 21st-century repertoire.

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The Schumann Violin Concerto

The strangest detective story in the history of music - inspired by a true incident.

On November 8 we perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. In this podcast, novelist and classical music writer Jessica Duchen talks about her novel, Ghost Variations, which tells the bizarre story of how the violin concerto was rediscovered after being left unknown and unheard for over 80 years.

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Tchaikovsky, Vladimir Jurowski and Russia

In a Russian themed podcast, Conductor Vladimir Jurowski describes hearing Tchaikovsky's music as a child, and explains the impact the music has had on later generations of composers. Then, in an interview with BBC Radio 3's Andrew McGregor, he discusses growing up in Russia, his memories, training, and influences.

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