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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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New CD release: Haitink conducts Strauss

Strauss CD cover

A new CD is released today on the LPO Label: Richard Strauss's Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben, conducted by Bernard Haitink.

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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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