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Articles tagged with "orchestra"

BBC Proms 2016: Our must-see recommendations

15 July 2016

With more than 90 concerts over the course of eight weeks, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Anvils as instruments? Why every orchestra could do with some heavy metal

22 June 2016

How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.

The glass harmonica: the world's most dangerous instrument?

25 April 2016

Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?

Music Essentials: ‘The Mighty Handful’ Orchestral Concert

2 February 2016

Our quick introduction to these five influential Russian composers, this month celebrated in a concert with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Tosca Musical Highlight: The Te Deum

11 January 2016

A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.

Watch: Antonio Pappano conducts the William Tell overture wearing a Go-Pro

29 June 2015

Get a conductor's-eye view in this taster of a forthcoming film featuring cameras strapped to trombonists, violinists and percussionists.

Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

27 May 2015

The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

Ballet music, but not as we knew it: Inside the sonic world of Max Richter

28 April 2015

By blending classical and electronic music, the Woolf Works composer has opened orchestral music up to a whole new audience.

Watch: Antonio Pappano In Conversation – ‘If you’re the musical boss of the house, you have to stick your nose into all corners of the repertory’

15 April 2015

Royal Opera Music Director reflects on 12 years with The Royal Opera, getting to know the London audience and working with Plácido Domingo.

Going Underground: A day in the life of the orchestra pit

22 January 2015

How do beautiful performances emerge from such dark, cramped conditions?

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