London Philharmonic Orchestra
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1932
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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London. It was founded by the conductors Sir Thomas Beecham and Malcolm Sargent in 1932 as a rival to the existing London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras.

The founders' ambition was to build an orchestra the equal of any European or American rival. Between 1932 and the Second World War the LPO was widely judged to have succeeded in this regard. After the outbreak of war the orchestra's private backers withdrew and the players reconstituted the LPO as a self-governing cooperative. In the post-war years the orchestra faced challenges from two new rivals; the Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic, founded respectively in 1946 and 1947, achieved a quality of playing not matched by the older orchestras, including the LPO.

By the 1960s the LPO had regained its earlier standards, and in 1964 it secured a valuable engagement to play in the Glyndebourne Festival opera house during the summer months. In 1993 it was appointed resident orchestra of the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of the Thames, one of London's major concert venues. Since 1995 the residency has been jointly held with the Philharmonia. In addition to its work at the Festival Hall and Glyndebourne, the LPO performs regularly at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne and the Brighton Dome, and tours nationally and internationally.

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To a Wild Rose
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To a Wild Rose
Maurice Jarre
Lawrence of Arabia
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Lawrence of Arabia
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
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto In D Major Op.35 For Violin And Orchestra, i. Opening
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Concerto In D Major Op.35 For Violin And Orchestra, i. Opening
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (3rd mvt)
Renée Fleming
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci
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O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Mediterranean
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Mediterranean
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Ofra Harnoy, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Charles Mackerras
Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62
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Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Hidden Love Song
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Hidden Love Song
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Troika
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Troika
Xaver Scharwenka
Polish Dance No 3
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Polish Dance No 3
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
The Garden of Fand
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The Garden of Fand
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya
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Curve Theatre, Leicester
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BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya
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The Lowry, Salford Quays
2017-05-14T10:32:43
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BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham
2017-05-15T10:32:43
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 14
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-25T10:32:43
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Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 14

Proms 2016: Prom 14

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: Prom 13
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-24T10:32:43
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24
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 13

Proms 2016: Prom 13

20:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 66: Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-04T10:32:43
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Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 66: Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich

Proms 2015: Prom 66: Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 56: Holst – The Planets
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-28T10:32:43
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28
Aug
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 56: Holst – The Planets

Proms 2014: Prom 56: Holst – The Planets

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 6: Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-22T10:32:43
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22
Jul
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 6: Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier

Proms 2014: Prom 6: Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier

18:30
Royal Albert Hall

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