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London Symphony Orchestra

Works: 31,032 works in 63,453 publications in 13 languages and 768,837 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Music  Suites  Oratorios  Songs  Operas  Excerpts 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Musician, Other, orc, Conductor, orf, Printer, Composer, Actor, Proofreader, Producer, Contributor, Publisher, int, chi, Singer
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

82 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Barbie in the Nutcracker by Owen Hurley( Visual )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbie stars in the story of the popular ballet in which a little girl's love for the Nutcracker brings him to life
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die dritte SACD dieser Serie bringt neben dem Konzert Nr. 17, einem der wenigen Klavierkonzerte, die Mozart für sich selbst als Solisten schrieb, auch ein sehr bekanntes: Das Konzert Nr. 26, genannt das "Krönungskonzert". Angeblich aufgeführt bei der Krönung Kaiser Leopold II. in Frankfurt im Oktober 1790, daher der Name. Ein Irrtum: Mozart hat das heute wegen seiner melodischen Schönheit und rokokohaften Leichtigkeit so beliebte Konzert zwar in Frankfurt gespielt, allerdings eine Woche nach der Krönung, ohne Teil der Feierlichkeiten zu sein, und es wurde auch nicht für diesen Anlass komponiert, sondern schon ein Jahr früher in Wien für seine Schülerin Barbara Ployer, die es auch uraufführte. "Described in International Record Review as 'an absolutely instinctive Mozartian, with fleet fingerwork to match any, and with melodic playing of consummate beauty', Ronald Brautigam returns with the third instalment in his series of Mozart's piano concertos. As on the two previous discs, he is joined by the period band Die Kölner Akademie conducted by Michael Alexander Willens, forming a partnership described on website as 'Mozart interpreters of the first order'" (
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

68 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Copland conducts Copland by Aaron Copland( Recording )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 by Petr Ilʹich Chaĭkovskiĭ( )

58 editions published between 1965 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Piano concerto no. 1 (Tchaikovsky), Piano concerto no. 5 (Beethoven)
Romeo and Juliet by Sergej S Prokofʹev( )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirov Orchestra in St. Petersburg performs Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

105 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Cello concerto by Antonín Dvořák( )

66 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The much-anticipated album from the brilliant young American cellist. Alisa Weilerstein is the first cellist for many years to play the Elgar Concerto with Daniel Barenboim, and his decision to record it with her is a major statement
Violin concerto by Johannes Brahms( )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanzen Nr. 1 und 2 [Romanzen, Vl Orch]
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

47 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Planets op. 32 av den britiske komponisten Gustav Holst (1874-1934) er den mest kjente verket hans. Her er det flott presentert med dyktige utøvere
Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti( Recording )

76 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Piano concerto no. 3 by Sergej Vasilʹevič Rachmaninov( )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emil Gilels fra Russland spiller her blant annet Saint-Saëns g-moll konsert, for den er en av de mest briljante innen sin sjanger. Og hvilket spill Gilels leverer. Man blir både rett og slett glad over å høre slik spontan musisering. Perlende elegant, men også med all den tyngde romantiske klaverkonserter krever
Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2019 and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second instalment in Richard Tognetti's acclaimed Bach Violin cycle. Following the unprecedented success of Tognetti's recording of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, this recording includes the complete violin concertos with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and contains the beautiful double violin concerto (with Helena Rathbone) and the concerto for oboe and violin with the divine Diana Doherty
The Planets : op. 32 by Gustav Holst( )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief historical notes included in container insert. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with Geoffrey Simon conducting. Includes Holst's "The Planets" followed by a selection by Niccollo Paganini
Piano concerto No. 2 ; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Sergej Vasil'evič Rahmaninov( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

54 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
Symphony no. 5 by Gustav Mahler( )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed in 1902, this purely instrumental work followed upon three symphonies that had all included vocal parts. This and the opening trumpet motif, an allusion to the rhythm that begins Beethoven's Fifth have been interpreted as Mahler's return to a more conventional idea of the symphonic genre
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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L.S.O. (London Symphony Orchestra)

London S O

London Symph. Orch.

London Symphany Orchestra

London Symphonic Orchestra‏

London Symphony

London Symphony Orch.

London Symphony Orchestr

London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra britský orchestr

London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)

London Symphony Orchestra orkiestra symfoniczna

London Symphony Orchestra, Roy

London Symphony Orchestra, The

Londona Simfonia Orkestro

Londonas Simfoniskais orķestris

Londoner Symph.-Orchester

Londoner Symphonie-Orchester‏

Londoner Symphonieorchester

Londoni Sümfooniaorkester

Londoni Szimfonikus Zenekar

Londono simfoninis orkestras

Londonski simfonični orkester

Londonski simfonijski orkestar

Londonskiĭ simfonicheskiĭ orkestr

Londonskij simfoničeskij orkestr.

Londýnsky symfonický orchester

Londýnský symfonický orchestr

Lontoon sinfoniaorkesteri


LSO (London Symphony Orchestra)

Orchestra Simfonică din Londra

Orchestre symphonique

Orchestre symphonique de Londres

Orchestre symphonique de Londres orchestre symphonique britannique

Orchestre symphonique (London)

Orchestre Symphonique‏ (Londýn, Anglicko)

Orkestra Simfoni London

Orquesta Sinfónica

Orquesta sinfonica de Londres

Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres la orquesta de Londres, lleva activa desde 1904

Orquesta Sinfónica London

Orquestra Simfònica de Londres

Orquestra Sinfônica de Londres.


Sinfonie-Orchester London

Symphonic Orchestra


Symphonie-Orchester London

Symphonie-Orchester‏ (Londýn, Anglicko)


Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra London, London Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra (Londres)

The London Symfony Orchestra

The London Symphonic Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra

Ūkistrā Landan al-Sīmfūnīyah

Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα του Λονδίνου ορχήστρα με έδρα το Λονδίνο

Лондонски симфоничен оркестър

Лондонский симф. орк.

Лондонский симфонический оркестр

Лондонский симфонический оркестр академический музыкальный коллектив Великобритании

Лондонський симфонічний оркестр

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התזמורת הסימפונית של לונדון תזמורת סימפונית

ارکستر سمفونیک لندن

أوكسترا لندن السيمفونية


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