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Meet our live blogger

By | December 7, 2014 at 9:38 am | No comments

Introducing the man behind the live blog: Toby Deller! Toby is a freelance writer and musician and writes for several music magazines, including Classical Music Magazine, for which he interviewed the previous DFCC winner Alexandre Bloch as an introduction to this year's...

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Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2014: an introduction

Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2014: an introduction

By | December 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm | No comments

This weekend sees the biennial Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, at the end of which we will find the next Assistant Conductor of the LSO. The Competition The competition, which has been running every two years since 1990, kicks off on Saturday 6 December at the...

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The LSO in World War I: commemoration weekend round-up

The LSO in World War I: commemoration weekend round-up

By | November 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm | No comments

This weekend we reached the first of our moments of commemoration of the World War I centenary: Friday 31 October: lunchtime concert Post-graduate student singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama sang songs from the war, including works by George Butterworth and...

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The LSO in World War I: Elgar’s Carillon and how the repertoire changed

The LSO in World War I: Elgar’s Carillon and how the repertoire changed

By | October 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm | No comments

Our series of blogs about the LSO during World War I has so far concentrated on the musicians of the Orchestra that were called to active service and how the war affected them. But for those left behind - either too old to serve or physically unable to fight - and still trying...

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Music, Poetry and the Trauma of War

Music, Poetry and the Trauma of War

By | October 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm | No comments

As we approach our weekend marking the centenary of World War I (31 October –2 November), broadcaster and writer Stephen Johnson explores the connection between music and war - its healing and its galvanising properties - and the speakers that will be taking part in our...

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The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

By | October 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments

The fifth blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Robert Carrodus. We don't actually know very much about violinist Robert Carrodus's life as a soldier in World War I - we think he served either in the West...

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The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

By | October 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | No comments

One of the joys of this project has been the correspondence that is has generated from the public, which has lead to new information coming to light about the LSO and its players during the war. Recently we were delighted to receive an email from Sam Young, who had read this...

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Interview: Rafael Payare

Interview: Rafael Payare

By | September 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm | No comments

We catch up with Venezuelan hot-shot Rafael Payare, recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, who tells us why everyone ought to come to his LSO debut concert on Thursday 9 October… Imagine I don't know a lot about classical music. How would you describe...

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The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

By | September 1, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

The third blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Roy Robertson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz: Messrs W H Reed,...

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The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

By | August 18, 2014 at 10:09 am | No comments

In the second of our series of blogs remembering the service of LSO members in World War I we tell the story of horn player Harry (Harold) Jackson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz:...

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