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Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in Film Playlist

William Shakespeare

Throughout 2016, we are exploring the musical legacy of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. From his original works, Shakespeare’s plays have inspired numerous directors to adapt his writing for silver screen, creating some of the greatest dramas, rom-coms and even extending to the glitz and glamour of the film musical. Ranging from the 1930s to the latest Shakespearian blockbuster, we put together a short playlist of some of the soundtracks to the films that were inspired by the words of the beloved bard.

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Górecki Symphony No. 4 release on Nonesuch

Gorecki

On Saturday 12 April 2014, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes), conducted by Andrey Boreyko.

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Sound Journeys November 2015

As part of our Sound Journeys programme, we recently visited students at the Deaf Support Centre at Thomas Tallis School. Find out about the project and see some images here.

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Tune In Spring/Summer 2016

The Spring edition of the Orchestra's newsletter, Tune In, is now published. Read all about our Shakespeare-inspired events in 2016, find out what's new on the LPO Label, go behind the scenes of our Foyle Future First orchestral training programme, and win a case of wine with Villa Maria! In our regular ‘Backstage’ interview feature we meet new Co-Principal Percussionist Henry Baldwin.

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Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass

Alexander Raskatov

On Saturday 30 January 2016 Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere performance of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass. Ahead of this performance, have a read of the work’s programme notes to understand more about the musical setting of Raskatov’s Mass and the way he makes use of language throughout the work.

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Tune In Backstage: Henry Baldwin

Henry Baldwin

Tune In is the London Philharmonic Orchestra's bi-seasonal magazine keeping you up-to-date with news and reflects on highlights of the year so far. In our latest issue, we caught up with Henry Baldwin who joined the LPO as Co-Principal Percussionist in 2015. Here he talks about the unexpected difficulties of playing a guiro and being a ‘Madman of the Windy Mountain’.

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Kurt Masur 1927-2015

Kurt Masur

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death on Saturday 19 December of our former Principal Conductor, Kurt Masur.

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