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Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle and the LSO launch their season

By , 18 September 2018
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
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Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

By , 22 July 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

A triumphant Mahler 2 of operatic intensity from Bychkov and the LSO

By , 04 February 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

A Mahler Third to savour: Robert Treviño triumphs in LSO debut

By , 25 June 2017
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Eckehard Stier © Adrian Maloch
London

Playing the Game: Symphonic Odysseys at the Barbican

By , 20 June 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Bruckner, Bernard Haitink and the LSO

By , 28 May 2017
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Mediterranean heat: a scorching Daphnis et Chloé from Altinoglu and the LSO

By , 23 March 2017
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | Balu Photography
London

Disappointing Schubert and Brahms from the LSO and Fabio Luisi

By , 19 March 2017
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Pavlo Hunka (the Nekrotzar) and Peter Hoare (Piet the Pot) © John Phillips | Getty Images
London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
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John Adams © Vern Evans
London

An alternative Nativity at the Barbican: John Adams' El Niño

By , 04 December 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
London

Hellfire and damnation as Noseda and the LSO blaze through Verdi's Requiem

By , 18 September 2016
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Katherine Broderick (Mother) and Sebastian Exall (Magnus) © Mary Turner | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

The Hogboon: Peter Maxwell Davies' thrilling last work premiered at the Barbican

By , 26 June 2016
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Anna Larsson © Askonas Holt
London

Spellbinding Anna Larsson the highlight of the LSO's Mahler's 2

By , 05 June 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
London

London Symphony Chorus turns 50: precision and flair in Haydn's Seasons

By , 17 April 2016
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
London

The pulse of life: a nearly transcendent performance of Scenes from Goethe's Faust at the Barbican

By , 20 March 2016
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Prom 38: Hindu philosophy via Foulds and Messiaen excites and uplifts

By , 13 August 2015
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Sarah Tynan © Chris Gloag
London

An enlightening Creation from the LSO in St Paul's Cathedral

By , 24 June 2015
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Hanno Müller-Brachmann © Monika Ritterhaus
London

A Ninth lacking freshness: Haitink and the LSO in Beethoven's Choral Symphony

By , 21 June 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Georgia Bertazzi
London

Revelatory Beethoven and pedestrian Brahms from the LSO

By , 24 May 2015
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

Fidelio in concert with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

By , 08 May 2015
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David Hill © John Wood
London

Hats off to David Hill in French repertoire with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 01 March 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Royal Festival Hall © Monika Ritterhaus
London

Mahler to remember closes the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle's London residency

By , 15 February 2015
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Bernarda Fink © Stefan Reichmann
London

Rattle and the LSO give us a taste of rare but lovely Schumann

By , 11 January 2015
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Alan Gilbert © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: A joyous Ninth from Alan Gilbert and the Gewandhaus

By , 12 September 2014
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
London

Drama versus delicacy: Gergiev's Janáček impresses in Prom 9

By , 24 July 2014
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Alberto Venzago
London

The symphony that is not one: Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette

By , 06 November 2013
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Giovanni Caccamo by kind permission of Ermenegildo Zegna
London

The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi's Rigoletto

By , 15 September 2013
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Valery Gergiev conducting the LSO  ©  Alberto Venzago
London

Gergiev and the LSO in Brahms and Szymanowski choral works

By , 30 March 2013
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Valery Gergiev  ©  Decca / Marco Borggreve
Paris

Memory and (re)discovery: Gergiev and the LSO at the Salle Pleyel

By , 15 December 2012
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Thierry Fischer  ©  Christopher Stock
London

Prom 39: Thierry Fischer ends his BBC NOW tenure with the Berlioz Requiem

By , 11 August 2012
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Peter Eötvös  ©  Jean Radel
London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: LSO Performs Bartók and Szymanowski

By , 08 May 2012
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London

Colin Davis conducts Weber's Der Freischütz at the Barbican

By , 19 April 2012
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London

War and Peace

By , 09 October 2011
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Juanjo Mena  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena: Mahler 2

By , 24 September 2011
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Sir Colin Davis  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: Failing to reach the top of Mount Everest

By , 04 September 2011
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©  BBC/Paul Mitchell
London

Prom 15: Liszt rules at the Hungarian Prom

By , 26 July 2011
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© : BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Havergal Brian's monumental Gothic Symphony

By , 17 July 2011
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©  Robert Piwko / City of London Festival
London

Messiaen, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns - Dame Gillian Weir in St Paul's

By , 12 July 2011
*****
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©  J Henry Fair
London

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform all-Prokofiev programme

By , 03 April 2011
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Anna Eriksson
London

Prom 41: London Symphony Orchestra,Choir and Soloists/ Gergiev

By , 16 August 2010
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Paris

El Niño de John Adams : une œuvre explorant la musicalité du langage

By , 11 December 2016
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