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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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A Gr8 nite in Brno

A Gr8 nite in Brno

By | November 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm | No comments

I can remember the first time I played Les nuits d’été. It was about, oh dear, 27 or so years ago. Like so many young musicians around the country, the bug of playing in an orchestra was started with a local youth group. For me it started with the Surrey Youth Orchestra and...

Posted in: Brno St Pölten Essen November 2013, LSO On Tour

We talk to violist Antoine Tamestit

We talk to violist Antoine Tamestit

By | October 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Ahead of his concerts with the LSO in November, performing the famous solo role in Berlioz's Harold in Italy, we caught up with violist Antoine Tamestit to find out about his musical background and what he's looking forward to about performing with the LSO and Valery Gergiev....

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Gergiev on conducting Berlioz: ‘You throw yourself into the ocean of musical ideas’

Gergiev on conducting Berlioz: ‘You throw yourself into the ocean of musical ideas’

By | October 23, 2013 at 9:37 am | No comments

With the Orchestra now back from their travels to New York, the start of the LSO's next series with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev – a major exploration of the quintessentially Romantic composer Hector Berlioz – is just over a week away. Gergiev and the LSO will be...

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We talk Berlioz with Karen Cargill

We talk Berlioz with Karen Cargill

By | October 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill will be joining the LSO and Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev for four concerts at the Barbican in October and November, plus a tour to Europe. As part of this autumn's Berlioz series, she'll be singing the composer's song cycle Les nuits d'été and...

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