London Symphony Orchestra
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London Symphony Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

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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Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
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The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March
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La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March
Tolga Kashif
Ripples
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Ripples
John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra & John Williams
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - The Chamber of Secrets
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - The Chamber of Secrets
Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 1 (2010) - Obliviate
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 1 (2010) - Obliviate
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.8: V. Allegretto
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Symphony No.8: V. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.8 in C minor: III. Allegro
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Symphony No.8 in C minor: III. Allegro
Edward Elgar
Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
André Previn
Tchaikovsky Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
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Tchaikovsky Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Gioachino Rossini
Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)
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Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)
Sergei Prokofiev
Amoroso (Cinderella)
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Amoroso (Cinderella)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
The Sea Hawk: Freedom
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The Sea Hawk: Freedom
Gioachino Rossini
Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra: Act 2, Scene 1
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Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra: Act 2, Scene 1
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' - 4th m0vement, Finale
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Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' - 4th m0vement, Finale
London Symphony Orchestra
Holst: Mars (The Planet)
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Holst: Mars (The Planet)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin concerto No. 2 in D Major: II. Andante
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Violin concerto No. 2 in D Major: II. Andante
Georges Bizet
Carmen Suite no.1: Intermezzo
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Carmen Suite no.1: Intermezzo
London Symphony Orchestra
Tales from the Vienna Woods
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Tales from the Vienna Woods
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' (4th mvt)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens (Vallon Sonore)
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Les Troyens (Vallon Sonore)
David Shire
Return To Oz (1985) - The Flight of the Gump / Finale and End Credits
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Return To Oz (1985) - The Flight of the Gump / Finale and End Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)
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Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)
Traditional Welsh, Catrin Finch, Chris Hazell, Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
Watching the white wheat
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Watching the white wheat

Watching the white wheat

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No 4
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Symphony No 4
James MacMillan
All the Hills and Vales Along
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All the Hills and Vales Along
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat major, K 207 (1st mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat major, K 207 (1st mvt)
George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody, Op 11 No 1
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Romanian Rhapsody, Op 11 No 1
Igor Stravinsky
Circus Polka
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Circus Polka
Claude Debussy
Pelleas et Melisande
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Pelleas et Melisande
London Symphony Orchestra
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Elizabeth Maconchy
Symphony for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
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Symphony for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
Giuseppe Verdi
Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 "Strassburg": III. Rondeau. Allegro
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Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 "Strassburg": III. Rondeau. Allegro
London Symphony Orchestra
Dance Of The Comedians
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Dance Of The Comedians
Malcolm Arnold
Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
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Hobson's Choice (1954) - Wedding Night
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Benjamin Britten
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
William Walton
Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
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Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
Benjamin Britten
Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
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Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem (Dies Irae - opening)
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War Requiem (Dies Irae - opening)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op.34
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Capriccio espagnol, Op.34
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (3rd mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
EGMONT OVERTURE
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EGMONT OVERTURE
London Symphony Orchestra
The Potter Waltz
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The Potter Waltz
Howard Goodall
The Lord is my Shepherd
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The Lord is my Shepherd
Arthur Bliss
Hymn To Apollo
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Hymn To Apollo
Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Op.26 - theme and variations
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Piano Concerto No.3 in C Op.26 - theme and variations
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town
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2018-08-25T13:01:23
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Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town

Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town

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Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-18T13:01:23
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Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges

Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges

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Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-19T13:01:23
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19
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2017
Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-29T13:01:23
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Proms 2016: Prom 18

Proms 2016: Prom 18

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Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-07-28T13:01:23
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28
Jul
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos

Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos

Royal Albert Hall

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