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Rachmaninoff's ten-year silence

‘How can I compose without melody?’

Find out more about Rachmaninoff's move from Russia to America and the circumstances that led the composer to a ten-year musical silence ...

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New xylophone for the LPO

Photo of new xylophone

The LPO recently took delivery of a very special new instrument. Principal Percussionist Andrew Barclay explains ...

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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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October podcast: Jurowski and Kolesnikov on Rachmaninoff

As the LPO begins the season-long festival Rachmaninoff: Inside Out, Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and pianist Pavel Kolesnikov talk about their relationship with the music of Rachmaninoff.

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Next: Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto

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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