The strangest detective story in the history of music – inspired by a true incident.
On November 8 we perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. In this podcast, novelist and classical music writer Jessica Duchen talks about her novel, Ghost Variations, which tells the bizarre story of how the violin concerto was rediscovered after being left unknown and unheard for over 80 years.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays the Schumann Violin Concerto / LPO concert
The London Philharmonic Orchestra was saddened to hear of the death on 19 December 2015 of their former Principal Conductor Kurt Masur.
We remember him through his musical legacy, here conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 28 July 2004 in Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
The LPO's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduces two works being performed in December 2014 - Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 and Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques. Plus the new Shostakovich CD on the LPO Label
From beating time to inspiring the orchestra - what do members of the orchestra look for in a conductor? Plus the LPO's Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski shares the history behind his grandfather's orchestration of Rachmaninoff Songs
Magnus Lindberg is the current Composer in Residence at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, hear excerpts from one of his pre-concert talks with Gillian Moore where he talks about his most experimental compositions, grammar and harmony and what he describes as 'the scratchy bit of sound'. (2/3)