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2015/16 season press release

We revealed the detail of our 2015-16 concert series today.  Priority booking for Friends opens on 26 January, with general booking on 4 February.

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Magnus Lindberg: Accused

LPO Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg’s mantra is ‘only the extreme is interesting.’ Originally inspired by such diverse sounds as French spectralism, Japanese drumming and German punk rock, Lindberg injects the raw energy of these influences into his orchestral music, adding a lyricism and glowing sonority to create a voluptuous and original sound. On Wednesday 28 January, the LPO is joined by world-renowned soprano Barbara Hannigan to premiere Lindberg's Accused: three interrogations for soprano & orchestra, an ambitious work that explores the complex relationship between individual and state. This bold new work incorporates extracts from an interrogation of a victim (Mademoiselle Théroigne de Méricourt) of the turbulent events surrounding the French revolution, the transcript of a Stasi interrogation in East Germany during the 1960s and the transcript of the trial of Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning. Find out more about Accused from publisher Boosey & Hawkes ...

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Rachmaninoff's opera: The Miserly Knight

On Wednesday 21 January we continue our year-long celebration of Rachmaninoff’s works with a performance of the opera: The Miserly Knight. Principal Conductor of the LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, discusses Rachmaninoff’s approach to the idea of musical drama.

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Notes from afar: Kate Birchall's LPO tour diary

Kate Birchall

Find out more about life in a busy touring orchestra as violinist Kate Birchall sends us postcards from the London Philharmonic Orchestra's latest tour.

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LPO Week on Classic FM

For the whole of this week (1–5 December), Classic FM's 'Full Works' programme is celebrating the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Rachmaninoff and the piano

Rachmaninoff’s name is synonymous with the piano – he was an acclaimed concert pianist and his five works for piano and orchestra were written for himself to perform. From the youthful and vibrant First Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff’s teenage years, to the virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, written over 40 years later, Patrick Bailey introduces Rachmaninoff’s famous piano repertoire in this short film.

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Rachmaninoff's orchestral music

Rachmaninoff was, and still is, widely celebrated for his abilities as a concert pianist and as a composer of staggeringly virtuosic piano concertos. However, his symphonic and choral output was equally rich and enduring. 

Watch this short video to find out more about Rachmaninoff’s orchestral music, which brims with uniquely Russian qualities, inherited from Rachmaninoff’s heroes such as Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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