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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London Symphony Orchestra Performances & Interviews


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London Symphony Orchestra
Cantina Band
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Cantina Band

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John Barry
Diamonds Are Forever
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Diamonds Are Forever
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
Georges Bizet
La cloche a sonné (Carmen)
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La cloche a sonné (Carmen)
Claude Debussy
Jeux de vagues (La mer)
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Jeux de vagues (La mer)
Paul Potts
Nessun Dorma
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Nessun Dorma
Kim Criswell
Encore: You're The Top
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Encore: You're The Top
André Previn
Romeo And Juliet - Montagues And Capulets aka Dance Of The Knights
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Romeo And Juliet - Montagues And Capulets aka Dance Of The Knights
Sergei Prokofiev
The Battle on the Ice (Alexander Nevsky)
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The Battle on the Ice (Alexander Nevsky)
Tolga Kashif
Ripples
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Ripples
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes - Sea Interludes - Moonlight
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Peter Grimes - Sea Interludes - Moonlight
John Tavener
The Protecting Veil: opening
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The Protecting Veil: opening
Richard Wagner
Good Friday music [from 'Parsifal'] - concert version [no voices]
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Good Friday music [from 'Parsifal'] - concert version [no voices]
Sergei Prokofiev
The Love for Three Oranges Symphonic Suite Op.33b
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The Love for Three Oranges Symphonic Suite Op.33b
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del destino - Overture
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La Forza del destino - Overture
Eric Whitacre
Water Night
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Water Night
Sergei Prokofiev
Chout - Suite Op.21a
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Chout - Suite Op.21a
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
Sergei Prokofiev
The Love for Three Oranges Op.33b
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The Love for Three Oranges Op.33b
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
London Symphony Orchestra
Theme From Superman
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Theme From Superman
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer night's dream , Op.61 (Nocturne)
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A Midsummer night's dream , Op.61 (Nocturne)
Maurice Ravel
Rhapsodie Espagnole; 4th movement Feria (excerpt)
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Rhapsodie Espagnole; 4th movement Feria (excerpt)
William Mathias
A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 (no.1; Villanelle)
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Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 (no.1; Villanelle)
London Symphony Orchestra
Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana
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Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana
Claude Debussy
La Cathedrale Engloutie
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La Cathedrale Engloutie
Christoph Willibald Gluck
What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice)
London Symphony Orchestra
Masquerade Ballet Suite: I. Waltz
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Masquerade Ballet Suite: I. Waltz
Doreen Carwithen
Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)
Leonard Bernstein
On the Town - No.13 Times Square: Finale, Act 1
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On the Town - No.13 Times Square: Finale, Act 1
Alban Berg
Altenberg Lieder - No.1 Seele, wie bist du schoener
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Altenberg Lieder - No.1 Seele, wie bist du schoener
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet - Dance with the mandolins
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Romeo and Juliet - Dance with the mandolins
London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony for Double String Orchestra: I. Allegro Molto
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Symphony for Double String Orchestra: I. Allegro Molto
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)
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Tuba concerto: 2nd mvt: Romanza (Andante sostenuto)
London Symphony Orchestra
Bohemian Rhapsody
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Bohemian Rhapsody
Richard Wagner
Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
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Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 for voice and piano or orchestra; no.1; Villanelle
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Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 for voice and piano or orchestra; no.1; Villanelle
André Previn
Mars, Bringer of War
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Mars, Bringer of War
Ludwig van Beethoven
EMPEROR CONCERTO
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EMPEROR CONCERTO

EMPEROR CONCERTO

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LSO COND COLIN DAVIS
John Williams
The Raider's March
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The Raider's March
Maurice Ravel
Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra
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Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol Op.34
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Capriccio espagnol Op.34
Maurice Ravel
Bolero for orchestra
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Bolero for orchestra
Gioachino Rossini
Semiramide: end of Act 2: Al mio pregar t'arrendi....Ninia! ferisci!
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Semiramide: end of Act 2: Al mio pregar t'arrendi....Ninia! ferisci!
Edward Elgar
Symphony No.2 in E flat major, Op.63 - movement 4 - Moderato e maestoso
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Symphony No.2 in E flat major, Op.63 - movement 4 - Moderato e maestoso
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
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Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 3 in D minor (3rd movement)
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Symphony No 3 in D minor (3rd movement)
William Walton
Portsmouth Point Overture
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Portsmouth Point Overture
Ottorino Respighi
The Birds (Prelude) [Going for a Song theme tune]
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The Birds (Prelude) [Going for a Song theme tune]
Felix Mendelssohn
Trumpet Overture in C major, op. 101
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Trumpet Overture in C major, op. 101
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-20T11:56:33
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20
Aug
2019
Proms 2019: Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast

Proms 2019: Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-25T11:56:33
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25
Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town

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

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-18T11:56:33
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18
Aug
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

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-19T11:56:33
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19
Aug
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
2016-07-29T11:56:33
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29
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 18

Proms 2016: Prom 18

Royal Albert Hall

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