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The Hall of the Shame

Mon 19 May 2014

OAE

Over the last few weeks absolutely loads of you have been in touch to tell us your most hated classical pieces.  And we weren’t exempt, with one person arguing this ”doesn’t achieve anything. Just more nauseating PR”, I think it’s safe to assume we made his hall of shame. We had a great laugh hearing some of your responses and have put together the definitive list.  So get your ear plugs at the ready, here’s you top ten most hated classical pieces.

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Luise Buchberger: Speed Interview

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Luise was recently announced as the OAE’s new Co-Principal Cello.  We had a chance to chat with her about her musical background, why she was attracted to the OAE and what career she would have if she was not a cellist (the answer may surprise you!)

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French Fancies – Press Reactions

Mon 3 Mar 2014

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On 20 February, we performed with Katia and Marielle Labèque in a programme featuring Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy and Ibert.  We’ve heard your thoughts so now it’s time to look at what the press had to say…

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French Fancies – audience reactions

Thu 27 Feb 2014

OAE

There were steady tortoises, speeding fingers and even cops and robbers. But what did you have to say about our recent concert with Katia and Marielle Labèque…

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A chat with the Labèque sisters

Wed 19 Feb 2014

OAE

Katia and Marielle Labèque join us tonight for a concert of Saint-Saëns and Ravel at The Hexgaon in Reading, then tomorrow we’re at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for Fancy That!, our family concert at 11.30am and French Fancies at 7pm. They took time out from rehearsals to give us a taste of what we can expect.

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French Impressionists with Sir Simon Rattle: Audience Reaction

Tue 12 Jun 2012

Simon Rattle Audience reaction

We caught up with audience members after Sunday’s concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Pierre-Laurent Aimard to ask them what they thought  – here’s what they said. More photos and video from the Rattle tour coming soon.

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Ravel’s piano concerto for the left hand

Sun 10 Jun 2012

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Ahead of tonight’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall here’s a video we filmed during rehearsal last weekend, in which Pierre-Laurent Aimard talks about Ravel’s dark and war-tinged Piano Concerto for the left hand.

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