London Symphony Orchestra Archive

  • Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, Paganini Rhapsody – Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis

    Sergey Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 1-4, Paganini Rhapsody Valentina Lisitsa London Symphony Orchestra Michael Francis, conductor Decca 0289 478 4890 5 Review by Derek Lim Valentina Lisitsa is today considered a YouTube sensation, but long before that happened, in 2007, Dr Chang Tou Liang, then festival director, brought […]

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  • BBC Legends: Cherkassky plays Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov

    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Cherkassky Prelude Pathetique Rimsky Korsakov ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ BBCL41602 Shura Cherkassky, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti by Derek Lim Shura Cherkassky (1909-95) was never boring, and this BBC Legends disc is an excellent […]

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  • Preview: SSO Concert ‘Pathetique’ – 13 Aug 2010

    The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s next concert will be with frequent flyer Dmitri Alexeev on the piano, playing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto as well as the (rather good-looking) Pole Krzystof Urbanski conducting Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony ‘Pathetique’. Here’s a link to SISTIC where you can buy tickets. […]

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  • Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D major – Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert

    Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D major I. Andante comodo II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig IV. Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend. Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Alan Gilbert Disc Length – 1h 22 […]

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  • Good'ol Gustav's Birthday.

    150 years after his birth (7 July 1860), and 100 years after his death (1911), it’s become a bit boring to quote the man himself when he said that his time would come, or, with much more flavour in its original German ‘Meine Zeit wird […]

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