London Symphony Orchestra
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1904
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London Symphony Orchestra

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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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Gustav Holst
A Fugal overture (Op.40`1)
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A Fugal overture (Op.40`1)
Leos Janacek
Glagolitic mass
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Glagolitic mass
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Suite: The Love for Three Oranges
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Suite: The Love for Three Oranges
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Marriage Feast and Lamentable End of King Dodon (Le Coq d'Or)
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Marriage Feast and Lamentable End of King Dodon (Le Coq d'Or)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
'What is life to me without thee?' (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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'What is life to me without thee?' (Orfeo ed Euridice)
John Williams
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: Across the Stars
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Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: Across the Stars
Leonard Bernstein
Candide - Glitter and be gay
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Candide - Glitter and be gay
Franz Lehár
The Land of smiles - operetta in 3 acts, A.2, no.11; Dein ist mein ganzes Herz..
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The Land of smiles - operetta in 3 acts, A.2, no.11; Dein ist mein ganzes Herz..
London Symphony Orchestra
Space Oddity
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Space Oddity
Felix Mendelssohn
Die Schone Melusine - overture (Op.32)
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Die Schone Melusine - overture (Op.32)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No.8; IV. Toccata colle campanella
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Symphony No.8; IV. Toccata colle campanella
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Symphony no. 1 (Op.25) in D major "Classical": 1st movement; Allegro
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Symphony no. 1 (Op.25) in D major "Classical": 1st movement; Allegro
Johannes Brahms
5 Songs (Op.105), no.1; Wie Melodien zieht es mir
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5 Songs (Op.105), no.1; Wie Melodien zieht es mir
Hector Berlioz
Love Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
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Love Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Nimrod (Elgar's Enigma Variation No 9)
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Nimrod (Elgar's Enigma Variation No 9)
Michael William Balfe
I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls (From The Bohemian Girl)
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I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls (From The Bohemian Girl)
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Playlists featuring London Symphony Orchestra
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Stargazing LIVE: Music to Watch Stars By...
Stargazing LIVE: Music to Watch Stars By...
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates


Upcoming Events

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London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Barbican Hall, London, UK
30
Jun
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Barbican Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet BBC SO 2015-16 Season
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Barbican, London
2016-01-22T09:27:22
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22
Jan
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet BBC SO 2015-16 Season

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet BBC SO 2015-16 Season

22 January 2016
Prom 40: Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra Proms 2014
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-16T09:27:22
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16
Aug
Prom 40: Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra Proms 2014

Prom 40: Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra Proms 2014

16 August 2014
Prom 9: Brahms & Janáček Proms 2014
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-24T09:27:22
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24
Jul
Prom 9: Brahms & Janáček Proms 2014

Prom 9: Brahms & Janáček Proms 2014

24 July 2014
Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar Proms 2013
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-20T09:27:22
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20
Aug
Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar Proms 2013

Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar Proms 2013

20 August 2013
Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky Proms 2013
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-13T09:27:22
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13
Aug
Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky Proms 2013

Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky Proms 2013

13 August 2013


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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