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Information about pieces and composers, and the OrchMap, an interactive map of the orchestra with LPO players introducing their instruments.

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When OrchLab visited St Cecilia’s and Garwood Foundation in early 2020, we used Mahler’s Symphony No.5 as our project inspiration.  This Listening Guide gives some background information about Gustav Mahler and his fifth symphony, and takes you through the beautiful Adagietto movement. Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler was an Austro-German composer who lived between 1860–1911.  He

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Explore the instruments of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Select an instrument shaded dark grey, and watch videos of LPO players introducing their instruments.

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Introduction In 2019, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed and recorded Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.5, a huge piece for orchestra, which the composer wrote in 1901-2. You can find out more about Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (and in particular its famous Adagietto) in our Listening Guide. This ‘Play along’ activity features a waltz tune from the third

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