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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,863 works in 4,577 publications in 11 languages and 91,621 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Oratorios  Musical settings  Music  Suites  Songs  Operas  Requiems 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Vocalist, Other, cor, Actor
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about London Symphony Chorus
Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,123 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
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,671 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
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Blackheath Concert Halls, 2-3 & 5-7 July 1995 & 31 Aug. 1995
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Zinman continues his acclaimed Mahler symphony cycle with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the release of Symphony No. 8. Popularly known as the 'Symphony of a Thousand' because its 1910 premiere featured an orchestra of over 150 musicians and chorus of over 850 voices, it was one of the rare works of Mahler to be so well received in his lifetime and the last he presided over before his death
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vocalists for this touching work are Rosa Feola, Gerhild Romberger, Dmitry Korchak and Mika Kares. Premiered in Paris in 1842, Stabat Mater became a sensational success, surprising listeners in particular with its tremendous musical diversity - from operatic and a cappella elements to bel canto style and contrapuntal writing
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius: Oratorio in two parts for soloists, chorus and orchestra, op. 38. Text: John Henry Newman / Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens: Ode at a Solemn Music for chorus and orchestra. Text: John Milton / I Was Glad: Anthem and processional music for Edward VII's coronation
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's gripping story of good and evil, set on an 18th-century British warship, inspired one of Britten's most brilliant operas. Richard Stillwell is Billy, the young sailor with a stammer and a pure heart whose goodness arouses the hatred of Claggart (James Morris). When Claggart falsely accuses Billy of attempting to incite mutiny, Billy strikes and accidentally kills him. Captain Vere (sung by Peter Pears, Britten's partner and creator of the role, in his last Met performance) has no choice but to have Billy hanged for murder, even though Claggart's changes are false. Peter Glossop is Mr. Redburn and Raymond Leppard conducts
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra mark 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with this recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust -- a work born of the composer's obsession with Goethe's legendary tale."
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 879 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
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 817 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in Latin and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Symphony no. 10 by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Oundjian and Eric Friesen team up to explore some of the world's greatest symphonies. Features interviews, conversation, in studio demonstrations and recordings
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan el Terrible" es una de las más refinadas grabaciones de Muti, que no se pueden perder. Tanto en el aspecto coral como en el orquestal, las interpretaciones de "Alexander Nevski" y "The Bells" son francamente estupendas
Symphony of Psalms ; Symphony in C ; Symphony in three movements by Igor Stravinsky( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da Berlinerfilharmonikerne og Sir Simon Rattle gjestet det nye operahuset i Bjørvika i mai, spilte de bl.a. Igor Stravinskijs "Symphony in three movements", som også er med på denne innspilling. I tillegg inneholder utgivelsen Stravinskys "Salmesymfonien"(1930) revidert versjon fra 1948, "Symfoni i C"(1940) og "Symphony i three movements"(1942-45). De tre verkene ble alle komponert i løpet av en 15 års periode hvor Stravinskij hadde sin neoklassisistiske periode. Opptakene av symfoniene er fra en konsert i Berlin i september 2007
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
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Choeur de Londres

Choeurs Symphoniques de Londres

Chorus London

Chorus of London Symphony Orchestra.

Chorus of the London Symphony Orchestra

Hor Londonskogo orkestra

Hor Londonskogo simfoničeskogo orkestra

Khor Londonskogo simf. orkestra

Khor Londonskogo simfonicheskogo orkestra

London Symphony Choir

London Symphony Choir 1976 -

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra Choir

London symphony orchestra Chorus

London Sympony Chorus


LSO Chorus

Symphony Choir

Symphony Choir London

Symphony Chorus

Symphony Chorus London

The London Symphony Orchestra Chor

Хор Лондонского симф. орк.