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London Symphony Chorus

Overview
Works: 1,530 works in 3,954 publications in 11 languages and 71,836 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Oratorios  Requiems  Operas  Fiction  Symphonies  Motets  Musicals 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about London Symphony Chorus
 
Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,589 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
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

77 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,534 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
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentle man plagued by misfortune who clings to the belief that "all is for the best", Voltaire mocks the "eternal optimist" philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters are a part of a larger cosmic plan
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

66 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 985 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
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Maters van diverse componisten
Messa di gloria ; Preludio sinfonico ; Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este magnífico CD, los amantes de la música tienen la oportunidad de deleitarse con los trabajos no operisticos de Puccini. Descrito a menudo como el "arma secreta" de la London Symphony Orchestra, el director Antonio Pappano es un sublime intérprete de Puccini. Los solistas de este álbum no podían ser más espléndidos : el tenor Roberto Alagna y el barítono Thomas Hampson. El director y las super estrellas del canto, son un trío dinámico que han relizado una grabación incomparable
Symphonies nos. 1-9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 702 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
The cloud messenger, etc. by Gustav Holst( )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Multiple languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June 4, 5, and 9, 1990 in St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planets by Gustav Holst( )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

59 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum pour ténor, trois choeurs, orchestre et orgue concertante, op. 22
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 650 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
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD is part of an edition released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, which presents all the major orchestral, choral, chamber and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities in interpretations by the 20th century's finest Elgarians
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
 
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Alternative Names
Choeurs Symphoniques de Londres

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-Chor

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

London symphony orchestra Chorus

LSC.

LSO Chorus

Symphony Choir London

Symphony Chorus London

ロンドン交響合唱団

伦敦交响乐合唱团

伦敦交响合唱团

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