London Symphony Orchestra
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1904
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The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of a new rule requiring players to give ...

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Biography

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of a new rule requiring players to give the orchestra their exclusive services. The LSO itself later introduced a similar rule for its members. From the outset the LSO was organised on co-operative lines, with all players sharing the profits at the end of each season. This practice continued for the orchestra's first four decades.

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Nicolò Paganini
La Campanella arr. Kreisler for violin & orchestra [from Violin concerto no.2]
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La Campanella arr. Kreisler for violin & orchestra [from Violin concerto no.2] La Campanella arr. Kreisler for violin & orchestra [from Violin concerto no.2] La Campanella arr. Kreisler for violin & orchestra [from Violin concerto no.2] La Campanella arr. Kreisler for violin & orchestra [from Violin concerto no.2]
Trad & Bryn Terfel
Shenandoah
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Shenandoah Shenandoah Shenandoah Shenandoah
London Symphony Orchestra
By The Sleepy Lagoon
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By The Sleepy Lagoon By The Sleepy Lagoon By The Sleepy Lagoon By The Sleepy Lagoon
Johann Strauss II
Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329)
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Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329) Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329) Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329) Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329)
Doreen Carwithen
Overture : Bishop Rock
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Overture : Bishop Rock Overture : Bishop Rock Overture : Bishop Rock Overture : Bishop Rock
Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon noni toni a 12 C.183 [1597 no.14]
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Canzon noni toni a 12 C.183 [1597 no.14] Canzon noni toni a 12 C.183 [1597 no.14] Canzon noni toni a 12 C.183 [1597 no.14] Canzon noni toni a 12 C.183 [1597 no.14]
Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto; no.4; (Op.40) in G minor; 1st mvt; Allegro vivace (Alla breve)
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Piano Concerto; no.4; (Op.40) in G minor; 1st mvt; Allegro vivace (Alla breve) Piano Concerto; no.4; (Op.40) in G minor; 1st mvt; Allegro vivace (Alla breve) Piano Concerto; no.4; (Op.40) in G minor; 1st mvt; Allegro vivace (Alla breve) Piano Concerto; no.4; (Op.40) in G minor; 1st mvt; Allegro vivace (Alla breve)
Édouard Lalo
Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (Op.21), 5th mvt; Rondo (Allegro)
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Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (Op.21), 5th mvt; Rondo (Allegro) Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (Op.21), 5th mvt; Rondo (Allegro) Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (Op.21), 5th mvt; Rondo (Allegro) Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (Op.21), 5th mvt; Rondo (Allegro)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no 6: The Waltz
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The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no 6: The Waltz The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no 6: The Waltz The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no 6: The Waltz The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no 6: The Waltz
George Butterworth
The Banks of green willow - idyll for orchestra
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The Banks of green willow - idyll for orchestra The Banks of green willow - idyll for orchestra The Banks of green willow - idyll for orchestra The Banks of green willow - idyll for orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no.8; Pas d'action
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The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no.8; Pas d'action The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no.8; Pas d'action The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no.8; Pas d'action The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Op.66 - Act 1, no.8; Pas d'action
Joseph Haydn
The Creation [Die Schopfung] (H.21.2), Pt 2 no.15; Auf starkem Fittiche...
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The Creation [Die Schopfung] (H.21.2), Pt 2 no.15; Auf starkem Fittiche... The Creation [Die Schopfung] (H.21.2), Pt 2 no.15; Auf starkem Fittiche... The Creation [Die Schopfung] (H.21.2), Pt 2 no.15; Auf starkem Fittiche... The Creation [Die Schopfung] (H.21.2), Pt 2 no.15; Auf starkem Fittiche...
Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
Symphony no. 2 (Op.27) in E minor; 3rd mvt; Adagio
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Symphony no. 2 (Op.27) in E minor; 3rd mvt; Adagio Symphony no. 2 (Op.27) in E minor; 3rd mvt; Adagio Symphony no. 2 (Op.27) in E minor; 3rd mvt; Adagio Symphony no. 2 (Op.27) in E minor; 3rd mvt; Adagio
Sir William Walton
Symphony No. 2 - Passacaglia: Theme & Variations - Fugato - coda (scherzando)
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Symphony No. 2 - Passacaglia: Theme & Variations - Fugato - coda (scherzando) Symphony No. 2 - Passacaglia: Theme & Variations - Fugato - coda (scherzando) Symphony No. 2 - Passacaglia: Theme & Variations - Fugato - coda (scherzando) Symphony No. 2 - Passacaglia: Theme & Variations - Fugato - coda (scherzando)
Maurice Ravel
Faure - Pavane pour une infante defunte arr. for orchestra
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Faure - Pavane pour une infante defunte arr. for orchestra Faure - Pavane pour une infante defunte arr. for orchestra Faure - Pavane pour une infante defunte arr. for orchestra Faure - Pavane pour une infante defunte arr. for orchestra
Edward Elgar
Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie
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Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet - Mandoline dance
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Romeo and Juliet - Mandoline dance Romeo and Juliet - Mandoline dance Romeo and Juliet - Mandoline dance Romeo and Juliet - Mandoline dance
Sir William Walton
Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Minor - IV Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso
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Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Minor - IV Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Minor - IV Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Minor - IV Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Minor - IV Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso
London Symphony Orchestra
CARMINA BURANA - FORTUNE PLANGO VULNERA
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CARMINA BURANA - FORTUNE PLANGO VULNERA CARMINA BURANA - FORTUNE PLANGO VULNERA CARMINA BURANA - FORTUNE PLANGO VULNERA CARMINA BURANA - FORTUNE PLANGO VULNERA
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Biography

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of a new rule requiring players to give the orchestra their exclusive services. The LSO itself later introduced a similar rule for its members. From the outset the LSO was organised on co-operative lines, with all players sharing the profits at the end of each season. This practice continued for the orchestra's first four decades.

The LSO underwent periods of eclipse in the 1930s and 1950s when it was regarded as inferior in quality to new London orchestras, to which it lost players and bookings: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic in the 1930s and the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic after the Second World War. The profit-sharing principle was abandoned in the post-war era as a condition of receiving public subsidy for the first time. In the 1950s the orchestra debated whether to concentrate on film work at the expense of symphony concerts; many senior players left when the majority of players rejected the idea. By the 1960s the LSO had recovered its leading position, which it has retained subsequently. In 1966, to perform alongside it in choral works, the orchestra established the LSO Chorus, originally a mix of professional and amateur singers, later a wholly amateur ensemble.

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