London Philharmonic Orchestra
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1932
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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is a British Orchestra and a one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London[clarification needed]. It was founded by the conductors Sir Thomas Beecham and Malcolm Sargent in 1932 as a rival to the existing London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The founders' ambition was to build an orchestra the equal of any European or American rival. Between 1932 and the Second World War the LPO was widely judged to have succeeded in this regard. After the outbreak of war, the orchestra's private backers withdrew and the players reconstituted the LPO as a self-governing cooperative. In the post-war years, the orchestra faced challenges from two new rivals; the Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic, founded respectively in 1946 and 1947, achieved a quality of playing not matched by the older orchestras, including the LPO.

By the 1960s the LPO had regained its earlier standards, and in 1964 it secured a valuable engagement to play in the Glyndebourne Festival opera house during the summer months. In 1993 it was appointed resident orchestra of the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of the Thames, one of London's major concert venues. Since 1995 the residency has been jointly held with the Philharmonia. In addition to its work at the Festival Hall and Glyndebourne, the LPO performs regularly at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne and the Brighton Dome, and tours nationally and internationally.

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Johann Strauss II
Tales from the Vienna Woods
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Tales from the Vienna Woods
Edward Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G major, Op 39
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Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G major, Op 39
Alexander Glazunov
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
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Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
From the Apocalypse
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From the Apocalypse
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
Kikimora
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Kikimora
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
Baba-Yaga
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Baba-Yaga
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Mlada - suite
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Mlada - suite
Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
Bernard Herrmann
Vertigo (suite)
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Vertigo (suite)
Ravi Shankar
Symphony: IV. Finale - Banjara
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Symphony: IV. Finale - Banjara
Arthur Sullivan
Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol
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Capriccio espagnol
Henry Wood
Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe from Fantasia on British Sea Songs)
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Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe from Fantasia on British Sea Songs)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no.4: 4th movement
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Symphony no.4: 4th movement
Ennio Morricone
Gabriel's Oboe
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Gabriel's Oboe
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor, IV Adagietto
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Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor, IV Adagietto
Enrique Granados
Villanesca (Spanish Dances, Set 2)
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Villanesca (Spanish Dances, Set 2)
Ruth Gipps
Horn Concerto, Op 58 (1st mvt)
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Horn Concerto, Op 58 (1st mvt)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
William Walton
Granada - Prelude for orchestra
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Granada - Prelude for orchestra
John Tavener
Dhyana - a song for Nicola
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Dhyana - a song for Nicola
Edward Elgar
Symphony No. 2 - 3rd mvt - presto
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Symphony No. 2 - 3rd mvt - presto
Edward Elgar
Cockaigne - In London Town
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Cockaigne - In London Town
Olivier Messiaen
Des Canyons aux etoiles for piano, horn and orchestra
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Des Canyons aux etoiles for piano, horn and orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 4 in G Major (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in G Major (2nd mvt)
Ruth Gipps
Horn Concerto, Op 58 (2nd mvt)
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Horn Concerto, Op 58 (2nd mvt)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Sarabande et rigaudon, Op 93 (Rigaudon)
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Sarabande et rigaudon, Op 93 (Rigaudon)
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 in A major 'Italian' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in A major 'Italian' (4th mvt)
Julius Harrison
Bredon Hill - rhapsody
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Bredon Hill - rhapsody
Gerald Finzi
Romance, Op.11
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Romance, Op.11
Igor Stravinsky
Violin Concerto in D major
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Violin Concerto in D major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish": IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
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Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish": IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni / Act2: "Il Mio Tesoro Intanto"
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Don Giovanni / Act2: "Il Mio Tesoro Intanto"
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures From an Exhibition (Promenade)
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Pictures From an Exhibition (Promenade)
Leos Janáček
Credo (Glagolitic Mass)
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Credo (Glagolitic Mass)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E flat "Eroica": Finale
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Symphony No. 3 in E flat "Eroica": Finale
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.4 in G Major (4th mvt)
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Symphony No.4 in G Major (4th mvt)
Gilbert Vinter
Hunter's Moon
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Hunter's Moon
Edward Elgar
Caractacus, Op.35 (Triumphal March)
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Caractacus, Op.35 (Triumphal March)
Georges Bizet
Mais Nous Ne Voyons Pas La Carmencita - L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle
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Mais Nous Ne Voyons Pas La Carmencita - L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle
London Philharmonic Orchestra
In the Hall of the Mountain King
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32); Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
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The Planets - suite (Op.32); Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger
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The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Manuel de Falla
Homenaje 'Le tombeau de Claude Debussy'
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Homenaje 'Le tombeau de Claude Debussy'
London Philharmonic Choir
Hallelujah (Chorus)
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Hallelujah (Chorus)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze Di Figaro, Signore, Di Fuori - Ah! Signore ... Signor
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Le Nozze Di Figaro, Signore, Di Fuori - Ah! Signore ... Signor
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Proms 2017: Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Proms 2017: Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

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BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya
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BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya

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