News

The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.

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Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela

Tuonela is the Isle of the Dead from the Finnish national epic the Kalevala. The island sits in the middle of a river of black waters, and upon this water a swan glides, singing ...

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London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski extend partnership

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to announce that its long-standing and celebrated partnership with Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, will continue until at least 2018.

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Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto

On a country estate at Ivanovka in the summer of 1890, visited by three beautiful sisters who demonstrated an insatiable interest in his music, seventeen year-old Serge Rachmaninoff began work on the first of his piano concertos ...

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New CD release: Jurowski conducts Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 6 & 14

Shostakovich CD cover

Just released on the LPO Label is a CD of Shostakovich's Symphonies Nos. 6 & 14, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and featuring soloists Tatiana Monogarova (soprano) and Sergei Leiferkus (baritone).

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Tell me, does anyone want this kind of music?

In the year 1900, Count Lev Nikolayevich (Leo) Tolstoy took young Serge Rachmaninoff aside following a performance and challenged him with the question; ‘Tell me, does anyone want this kind of music?’

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Autumn 2014 edition of Tune In

The Autumn 2014 edition of the Orchestra's newsletter, Tune In, is now published. Catch up on all the news from over the summer, read all about our Rachmaninoff festival which kicks off next month, a preview of our busiest touring season yet, and news from our players and staff. In our regular ‘Backstage’ interview feature we meet First Violinist Geoffrey Lynn.

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Think you don't know Rachmaninoff? Think again ...

Rachmaninoff - know the name but not the music? Find out where you might have heard his music in this animated whistlestop tour.

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