LPOnline: Playlist Concerts

Epic romance

This would have been the final concert of our 2019-20 season at the Royal Festival Hall. We had been looking forward to performing for the first time under the baton of Klaus Mäkelä, and with Ray Chen in Sibelius's Violin Concerto. To introduce the programme, our Chief Executive Timothy Walker talks with the Southbank Centre's Director of Music Gillian Moore about the music.

Learn more about the works with the programme notes, and listen along to the music using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below. (Check our guide for how to listen if you are unsure.)

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Bach and Busoni

Here we present the music we would have performed on 1 May at the Royal Festival Hall, introduced by conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, pianist Igor Levit, and LPO Principal Piccolo Stewart McIlwham. 

  

Raising the roof

LPO flautist Sue Thomas introduces a Playlist Concert of works by Fauré, Ravel and Saint-Saëns. You can listen along to the music using the Spotify and IDAGIO playlists below. (Check our guide for how to listen if you're unsure).

Composer Nico Muhly introduces his Organ Concerto, which would have had its European premiere on Wednesday 29 April during our concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

Glagolitic Mass

We sat down with Principal Conductor Designate Edward Gardner, and LPO players Andrew Barclay, Sue Böhling and John Ryan to discuss the music we would have performed on Saturday 25 April: Sibelius's Pohjola's Daughter, Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, and Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

Scroll down for the first part of the conversation, and get the inside scoop on what life is like as a conductor or orchestral musician.

Ravi Shankar's Symphony

Southbank Centre Director of Music, Gillian Moore CBE introduces this evening's music, Ravi Shankar's Symphony, which we would have performed live at the Royal Festival Hall.

18 April: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Mark Vines, our Co-Principal Horn, introduces some of his favourite horn moments in Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, which we would have performed at Brighton Dome and Eastbourne's Congress Theatre on 18 and 19 April. You can listen along to the all-Beethoven programme we planned to play, including his Fourth Piano Concerto, using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below - perfect with a cup of tea.

Haydn and Mahler

Principal Timpani Simon Carrington introduces the works by Mahler and Haydn we were due to perform at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 17 April.

2009: The Everest of piano concertos

LPO violinist Fiona Higham introduces this playlist concert, which we were due to perform at the Royal Festival Hall as part of our 2020 Vision series. You can listen along using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below.

  

 

The Undiscovered Beethoven

Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski gives insight into four lesser-known Beethoven works which we were due to perform at the Southbank Centre.

Listen along using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below.

  

2008: Landscape and Memory

Our Co-Principal Percussionist Henry Baldwin introduces the concert we were going to perform on 1 April at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring works by Charles Ives, Thomas Adès and Beethoven, part of our 2020 Vision series. Listen using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below.

  

 

2007: Beethoven's Fifth | 28 March

Edward Gardner, our Principal Conductor Designate, introduces the programme we would have performed on Saturday 28 March at the Royal Festival Hall. You can listen along using the Spotify or IDAGIO playlists below.