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Olga Kern: fearlessness and family links

Some think they need to suffer for their art. Olga Kern doesn’t seem to be one of them. For this forty-year-old Russian pianist, playing seems to come effortlessly. In 2001, she became the first woman in over thirty years to … Continue reading

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Charles Dutoit discusses Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit speaks to Hannah Nepil about the challenges and implications of Bartók’s dark opera. Sinister, enigmatic, and yet so simple: such is the story of Béla Bartók’s one-act 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. A … Continue reading

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Ein Heldenleben

The RPO is preparing for its performance of Strauss’ mighty Ein Heldenleben next Friday at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.  The orchestra has been performing the piece in Spain last week so are getting nicely warmed up for the London concert! … Continue reading

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