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Glyndebourne 2015: Ravel reviews

This year’s Glyndebourne Festival has the look of being a vintage year with the final production of a Ravel double bill keeping the standard high. The two short operas, L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges is conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese starring as both the sex-staved Concepción in L’heure and the naughty boy in L’enfant.

 

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Glyndebourne 2015: Britten reviews

Britten's rarely performed The Rape of Lucretia arrived at Glyndebourne in July, and has received some excellent reviews so far. Conducted by Leo Hussain, and directed by Fiona Shaw, the production involves a chamber orchestra of just 13 players from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Glyndebourne 2015: Carmen reviews

Following hot on Poliuto's heels in the 2015 Glyndebourne season came the perennial favourite, Bizet's Carmen (ends 11 July), conducted by Jakub Hrusa.

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Glyndebourne 2015: Poliuto reviews

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the resident bands at Glyndebourne for over 50 years. This season started with a little-known political Donizetti opera, Poliuto (ends 15 July), conducted by Enrique Mazzola.

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Concert Reviews: 10 June 2015 Debut Sounds

On 10 June, Debut Sounds celebrated the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s young talent programmes: LPO Young Composers and Foyle Future Firsts. Over the past year, members of both programmes have been supported by the Orchestra and its Education & Community Department to explore new ideas, learn new skills and work closely with the Orchestra’s musicians; the concert was the culmination of this work by some of the most exciting young musicians in classical music.

The young composers received advice and support from LPO Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg, who also conducted the four world premieres. His own work, Aventures, was also performed.

The four works were: Paulina Zalubska's Into the Darkness, Peter Longworth's Fiabe Cavalleresche (Knightly Fables), Sergio Cote's Type and Jonathan Brigg's Sinful Sinfonies.

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CD reviews: Bruckner 3 / Skrowaczewski

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Renowned Bruckner expert Stanisław Skrowaczewski conducts the Orchestra in the LPO's recent release of Bruckner's mighty Symphony No. 3.

The recording has been receiving some fantastic reviews – read on for details ...

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Concert Reviews: Friday 1 May 2015

Friday 1 May 2015 saw the last concert in our 2014/15 London season, featuring cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The wild imaginings of Berlioz’s opium-induced Symphonie fantastique brought the season to a thrilling conlusion.

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