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Who was Rachmaninoff? In a word ...

{jcomments on}In preparation for our upcoming festival Rachmaninoff: Inside Out, we've put together a few words on Serge Rachmaninoff. What would you include? 

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Who was Rachmaninoff?

The centrepiece of the LPO’s 2014/15 concert season at Royal Festival Hall is Rachmaninoff: Inside Out, an 11-concert festival dedicated to the work of Russian composer Serge Rachmaninoff. Throughout the festival we will be delving into the life and music of a composer who confessed to feeling out of step with the music of his time, describing himself as a 'ghost wandering in a world grown alien.'

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Billy's Band - an introduction by creator Dan Newell

Billy's Band is a book and CD series for young musicians created by former LPO trumpeter Dan Newell. It currently comprises two book and CD sets: The Bandstand and The Jewel Thief. Here Dan introduces the background to Billy's Band and what inspired him ...

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New CD release: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Zemlinsky

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A brand new CD is released today on the LPO Label: Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy and Six Maeterlinck Songs. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, the disc also features soloists Petra Lang (mezzo soprano), Heike Wessels (mezzo soprano), Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor) and Albert Dohmen (baritone).

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Introducing Foyle Future Firsts musician Ide Ni Chonaill

Current participant on the Foyle Future First Development Programme, bassoonist Ide Ni Chonaill will be performing alongside fellow participants and members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Debut Sounds on Monday 9 June. We caught up with Ide to find out more about her experience ...

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Getting to know ... Debut Sounds composer Edmund Hunt

Edmund Hunt is one of four composers working with the LPO as part of the Leverhulme Young Composers programme. His new work Argatnél will premiere at Debut Sounds on Monday 9 June. We recently caught up with Edmund for a quick chat ...

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George Lewis: The Will To Adorn

Find out more about George Lewis's vibrant and mercurial 2011 work The Will To Adorn, the centrepiece of our Debut Sounds concert on Monday 9 June.

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