London Symphony Orchestra
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1904
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London Symphony Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is a British Orchestra and 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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Pomp And Circumstance March No 1 In D Major Op 39 'Land Of Hope And Glory'
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Pomp And Circumstance March No 1 In D Major Op 39 'Land Of Hope And Glory'
Béla Bartók
Dance Suite
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Dance Suite
Johann Strauss I, London Symphony Orchestra & John Georgiadis
Homage to Queen Victoria Waltz
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Homage to Queen Victoria Waltz
Georges Auric
Ouverture
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Ouverture
Georges Bizet
Entr'acte to Act IV (Carmen)
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Entr'acte to Act IV (Carmen)
Nicolò Paganini
La Campanella
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La Campanella
Sergey Rachmaninov
Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 (4th mvt)
Leonard Bernstein
Gee, Officer Krupke (West Side Story)
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Gee, Officer Krupke (West Side Story)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Running Set
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The Running Set
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63, 2nd mvt: Andante
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Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63, 2nd mvt: Andante
George Frideric Handel
Sound an Alarm (Judas Maccabeus)
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Sound an Alarm (Judas Maccabeus)
James Horner
A Gift of a Thistle
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A Gift of a Thistle
Bryn Terfel
The Impossible Dream
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The Impossible Dream
Gioachino Rossini
Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)
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Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)
George Enescu
Romanian rhapsody no. 1, Op.11`1
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Romanian rhapsody no. 1, Op.11`1
John Williams
Yoda's Theme
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Yoda's Theme
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No 5, Op 50 (4th movement)
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Symphony No 5, Op 50 (4th movement)
Felix Mendelssohn
Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (Scherzo, arr for string orchestra)
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Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (Scherzo, arr for string orchestra)
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war
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The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)
Georges Bizet
L'Arlésienne Suite No 2 (Farandole)
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L'Arlésienne Suite No 2 (Farandole)
Leonard Bernstein
I can cook too - from "On the Town"
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I can cook too - from "On the Town"
Richard Wagner
Huldigungsmarsch for military band
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Huldigungsmarsch for military band
Patrick Doyle
Potter Waltz (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
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Potter Waltz (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite Op.32
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The Planets - suite Op.32
Francesco Sartori
Time to Say Goodbye
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Time to Say Goodbye
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
London Symphony Orchestra
The Troubadour: Act II No. 7 - "Anvil Chorus"
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The Troubadour: Act II No. 7 - "Anvil Chorus"
London Symphony Orchestra
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
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Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
London Symphony Orchestra
Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Nabucco
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Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Nabucco
Felix Mendelssohn
The Fair Melusina, Op 32
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The Fair Melusina, Op 32
George Gershwin
Second Rhapsody
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Second Rhapsody
Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd mvt)
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Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd mvt)
Georges Bizet
Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre; Toréador, en garde (Carmen)
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Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre; Toréador, en garde (Carmen)
Richard Wagner
Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
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Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
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War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
Ella Fitzgerald
What Is There To Say
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What Is There To Say
Ella Fitzgerald
Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered
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Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered
Edward Elgar
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61 (3rd mvt: Allegro molto)
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Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61 (3rd mvt: Allegro molto)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides, Op 26
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The Hebrides, Op 26
London Symphony Orchestra
Korngold Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35
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Korngold Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: Nocturne
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A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: Nocturne
Frederick Delius
A song of Summer
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A song of Summer

A song of Summer

Conductor
Anthony Collins
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Denis King
Galloping Home
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Galloping Home
Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust - Pt. IV, Scène XVIII - La course à l'abîme & Pandaemonium
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La Damnation de Faust - Pt. IV, Scène XVIII - La course à l'abîme & Pandaemonium
Gioachino Rossini
La Cenerentola (Overture)
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La Cenerentola (Overture)
Johannes Brahms
Contemplation (Wie Melodien zieht es mir)
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Contemplation (Wie Melodien zieht es mir)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
The Sea Hawk
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The Sea Hawk
James Horner
Braveheart (1995) - Main Titles, A Gift Of A Thistle
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Braveheart (1995) - Main Titles, A Gift Of A Thistle
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town
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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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Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges
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2018-08-18T01:25:31
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2018
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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2017-08-19T01:25:31
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Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

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Proms 2016: Prom 18
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2016-07-29T01:25:31
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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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2015-07-28T01:25:31
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Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos

Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos

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