The London Classical Players

Formed 1978. Disbanded 1997
The London Classical Players
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1978
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The London Classical Players

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Classical Players (LCP) was a British orchestra that specialized in music following historically informed performance (HIP) practices and orchestral performances on period musical instruments. Sir Roger Norrington founded the LCP in 1978. From 1978 to 1992, the concertmaster of the London Classical Players was baroque violinist John Holloway. The LCP made a variety of recordings for EMI Classics. Many of the players in the LCP overlapped with four other major HIP orchestral ensembles, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Concert, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the English Baroque Soloists.

Among their famous concert series was "The Beethoven Experience" in 1987, and "The Berlioz Experience" in 1988. In 1996, the LCP was invited to open the Prague Spring Festival in the traditional opening festival concert of Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast, a controversial decision at the time.

In 1997, the LCP formally dissolved as an organization, and its work was absorbed into the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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George Frideric Handel
Water Music Suite in D (Allegro; Alla hornpipe)
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Water Music Suite in D (Allegro; Alla hornpipe)
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90, 'Italian' (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90, 'Italian' (1st mvt)
Gioachino Rossini
semiramide overture
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semiramide overture
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Overture)
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Oberon (Overture)

Oberon (Overture)

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London Classical Players
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute (Act 2, Finale)
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The Magic Flute (Act 2, Finale)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.8
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Symphony No.8
Gioachino Rossini
Overture: Il barbiere di Siviglia
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Overture: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides, Op 26
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The Hebrides, Op 26
Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Overture (Op.84)
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Egmont Overture (Op.84)
Richard Wagner
The Flying Dutchman (Overture)
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The Flying Dutchman (Overture)
Josef Haydn, The London Classical Players & Sir Roger Norrington
Symphony no 101 in D 'Clock'
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Symphony no 101 in D 'Clock'
Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (Op.43), Overture
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Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (Op.43), Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major: II. Largo
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Piano Concerto No.1 in C major: II. Largo
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
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Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.6 in F major, 'Pastoral': I. Allegro ma non troppo
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Symphony No.6 in F major, 'Pastoral': I. Allegro ma non troppo
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No 3 in D minor (Scherzo)
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Symphony No 3 in D minor (Scherzo)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 (Rondo)
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Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 (Rondo)
Robert Schumann
Genoveva Overture, Op. 81
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Genoveva Overture, Op. 81
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (3rd mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (4th mvt)
George Frideric Handel
Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music'
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Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music'
George Frideric Handel
Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music'
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Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem: Sanctus - Osanna I
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Requiem: Sanctus - Osanna I
Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides, Op 26
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The Hebrides, Op 26
Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen (Dances)
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The Fairy Queen (Dances)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Geschopfe des Prometheus - ballet music Op.43
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Die Geschopfe des Prometheus - ballet music Op.43
Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen - suite
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The Fairy Queen - suite
Franz Schubert
Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759
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Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759
Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen - suite
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The Fairy Queen - suite
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no.8 - mov 2 Allegro Scherzando
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Symphony no.8 - mov 2 Allegro Scherzando
The London Classical Players
Symphony No. 9 IV: (extract)
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Symphony No. 9 IV: (extract)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36
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Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1993: Prom 51
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Royal Albert Hall
1993-08-29T06:03:48
29
Aug
1993

Proms 1993: Prom 51

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 20
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/em34fx
Royal Albert Hall
1991-08-05T06:03:48
5
Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1990: Prom 41
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eb34fx
Royal Albert Hall
1990-08-25T06:03:48
25
Aug
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
1989-08-21T06:03:48
21
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1988: Prom 68
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Royal Albert Hall
1988-09-16T06:03:48
16
Sep
1988

Proms 1988: Prom 68

Royal Albert Hall

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