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New video: introducing R Strauss Death and Transfiguration

Few composers do exaltation or glorification as well as Richard Strauss. In this video Patrick Bailey introduces Strauss's glorious 'tone-poem in reverse', Death and Transfiguration, which we perform at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 19 March

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New video: introducing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

In this short film Patrick Bailey discusses Mendelssohn's exquisite and stunningly original Violin Concerto, written as a gift to violinist Ferdinand David, seven years in the making. Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner Benjamin Beilman performs this piece with the LPO on Friday 14 March

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Video – Recording Peter Boyer's First Symphony at Abbey Road Studios

Boyer Symphony No. 1 CD cover

Back in June 2013 the Orchestra recorded five works by American composer Peter Boyer, including his First Symphony, at Abbey Road Studios. The CD is released today on the Naxos label in its American Classics series.

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New video: introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

In this short video, Patrick Bailey discusses Shostakovich's First Symphony, a striking and confident work that heralded a new beginning for Russian culture. Ilyich Rivas conducts this piece in his Royal Festival Hall debut on Friday 7 March

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Do you remember the first time you saw an orchestra live? Read Stewart McIlwham’s story

Every year the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s schools’ concerts allow over 16,000 young people to see the Orchestra live. Six out of ten children attending the concerts will be experiencing an Orchestra for the very first time. Our musicians have been sharing their first experiences of seeing a live orchestra. Here is our Principal Piccolo Stewart McIlwham’s story ...

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New video: introducing Julian Anderson's Alleluia

In this next video Patrick Bailey introduces Alleluia, 'an exploration of the many emotions of celebration' commissioned from the LPO's Composer in Residence, Julian Anderson, to celebrate the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall in 2007. Vladimir Jurowski conducts Anderson's Alleluia and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Saturday 1 March

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New video: introducing Brahms's Double Concerto

Patrick Bailey introduces Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin and cello. This piece has often described as an ‘endless love song’ between the two solo instruments, which traverse interweaving paths of light and shadow throughout this uniquely touching work. See us perform this piece with Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott on Wednesday 26 February

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