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 and its work was absorbed into the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Proms 1993: Prom 51
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1993-08-29T08:27:31
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1993

Proms 1993: Prom 51

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Proms 1991: Prom 20
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1991-08-05T08:27:31
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Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 20

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Proms 1990: Prom 41
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1990-08-25T08:27:31
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Aug
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 41

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Proms 1989: Prom 37
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewwzc8
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1989-08-21T08:27:31
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Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 37

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Proms 1988: Prom 68
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Royal Albert Hall
1988-09-16T08:27:31
16
Sep
1988

Proms 1988: Prom 68

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