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 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
Symphony No. 3: Scherzo (feat. Colin Davis)
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Symphony No. 3: Scherzo (feat. Colin Davis)

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Strauss (i), Johann, Sir Charles Mackerras & London Symphony Orchestra
Radetzky-Marsch, Op 228
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Radetzky-Marsch, Op 228
Claude Debussy
Premiere Suite d'Orchestre
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Premiere Suite d'Orchestre
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
London Symphony Orchestra
Appalachian Spring
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Appalachian Spring
Oliver Knussen
Symphony No 1
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Symphony No 1
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem: Dies Irae
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War Requiem: Dies Irae
John Williams
Star Wars Main Title
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Star Wars Main Title
Richard Strauss
At Sunset (4 Last Songs)
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At Sunset (4 Last Songs)
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16
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Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem, Op 66 (Agnus Dei)
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War Requiem, Op 66 (Agnus Dei)
John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra
The Throne Room/End Title
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The Throne Room/End Title

The Throne Room/End Title

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John Williams
John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra
20th Century Fox Fanfare
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20th Century Fox Fanfare

20th Century Fox Fanfare

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John Williams
John Tavener
The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
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The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
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Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
Henri Duparc
L'Invitation au voyage
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L'Invitation au voyage
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Running Set
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The Running Set
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (4th mvt)
Edward Elgar
Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: IV. Moderato e maestoso
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Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: IV. Moderato e maestoso
London Symphony Orchestra
Main Title (From Star Wars)
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Main Title (From Star Wars)
Leonard Bernstein
Candide (Overture)
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Candide (Overture)
Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in A major, Op.46 No.5
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Slavonic Dance in A major, Op.46 No.5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
Edward Elgar
Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Dies Irae (War Requiem)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.4 in F minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony No.4 in F minor (4th mvt)
Sergey Rachmaninov
Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13 (Allegro animato)
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Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13 (Allegro animato)
John Williams
The Flying Sequence
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The Flying Sequence
John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra
Superman March/Main Titles
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Superman March/Main Titles

Superman March/Main Titles

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John Williams
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz Of The Flowers - The Nutcracker
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Waltz Of The Flowers - The Nutcracker
London Symphony Orchestra
Jaws - Theme
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Jaws - Theme
London Voices
Across The Stars (Love Theme From Attack Of The Clones)
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Across The Stars (Love Theme From Attack Of The Clones)
Maurice Ravel
Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)
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Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
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The Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
Edward Elgar
Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
Hector Berlioz
Te Deum, Op. 22, H. 118: VI. Judex crederis (Hymne et prière)
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Te Deum, Op. 22, H. 118: VI. Judex crederis (Hymne et prière)
Doreen Carwithen
Suffolk Suite
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Suffolk Suite
Doreen Carwithen
Bishop Rock Overture
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Bishop Rock Overture
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)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0
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Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op 34
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Capriccio espagnol, Op 34
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Moonlight)
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Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Moonlight)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.6 (Pastorale) (excerpt)
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Symphony No.6 (Pastorale) (excerpt)
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn XI) Trost im Unglück
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn XI) Trost im Unglück
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn, III) Verlorne Muh
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn, III) Verlorne Muh
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn VI) Der Schildwache Nachtlied
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn VI) Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet (Act I conclusion)
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Romeo and Juliet (Act I conclusion)
William Mathias
A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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Upcoming BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-20T17:40:55
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Upcoming Events

25
Apr
2019
London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth
Barbican Hall, London, UK
1
May
2019
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle and Harrison Birtwistle
Barbican Hall, London, UK
5
May
2019
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Barbican Hall, London, UK
8
May
2019
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Barbican Hall, London, UK
30
May
2019
London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
Barbican Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-25T17:40:55
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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
2018-08-18T17:40:55
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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
2017-08-19T17:40:55
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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
2016-07-29T17:40:55
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29
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 18

Proms 2016: Prom 18

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-07-28T17:40:55
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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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