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Barry Banks on Berlioz Requiem

Barry Banks on Berlioz Requiem

By | January 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm | One comment

Barry Banks reflects on the monumental recording of Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts in St Paul's Cathedral in June 2012, under the late Sir Colin Davis. The first time that I encountered the Grande Messe des Morts was as a 21 year old student at the Royal Northern College of...

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Less is more

Less is more

By | November 6, 2013 at 10:31 am | No comments

On Sunday, 27 October, the LSO String Ensemble performed Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String Orchestra, Bartók's Divertimento for String Orchestra and Dvořák's Serenade for String Orchestra in the Barbican Hall. The LSO’s string sound is world renowned, and on this stormy...

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LSO Live moves house

LSO Live moves house

By | September 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm | No comments

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!...

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Producer James Mallinson on Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Producer James Mallinson on Elgar’s Enigma Variations

By | May 14, 2013 at 11:07 am | No comments

It is curious that Sir Edward Elgar, the composer whose music is the beating heart of Establishment England, should have considered himself something of an outsider both musically and socially. His musical influences were mainly German and Schumann was the composer he most...

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