Earlier this week LSO Live moved into the LSO’s brand new, enormous warehouse. Between five staff and the LSO lorry, we moved 476 boxes from one end of London to the other in just under 6 hours. With each box on average weighing 13kg it was definitely quite a hefty work out! All the stock is now organised and sitting comfortably in between LSO St Luke’s equipment and the LSO’s stage gear, and as you can see from the pictures we still have plenty of space for future releases and the general growth of LSO live and our partner labels King’s College, Cambridge and the Mariinsky label!
LSO Live has an exciting schedule of releases coming up for the Autumn/Winter season. This month we released Szymanowski’s Symphonies Nos 3 & 4, Stabat Mater, conducted by Valery Gergiev. The disc features an enviable line up of soloists including Toby Spence, Denis Matsuev and Sally Matthews. Sinfini Music think it’s pretty good… check out the video trailer here.
You might remember from last season we paired the symphonies of Brahms & Szymanowski in concert, which made for an intriguing series of contrasts and comparisons in styles. In October we will release the first in a series of Brahms symphonies taken from these concerts, Brahms Symphonies Nos 1 & 2, Tragic Overture and Haydn Variations. Available to pre-order now!
Our Christmas release will be a contemporary one: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Speranza & From the Wreckage. Speaking with Turnage recently, he confirmed that his time spent with the LSO was one of the highlights of his career so far! Rounding off the year will be Britten’s Turn of the Screw conducted by Richard Farnes, featuring an all-English cast for this Britten centenary release.
Every time someone visit’s the LSO Live office, they ask why we are housing two Daleks. Before any of you Dr Who fans get excited, they are in fact a pair of speakers! Very large, Bowers & Wilkins speakers, at that. Used by our sound engineers Classic Sound when they are in the Barbican to record the orchestra, we reckon they’re so big you could fit an entire person in them … EXTERMINATE!