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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,487 works in 3,596 publications in 11 languages and 53,506 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Fiction  Live sound recordings  Requiems  Drama  Oratorios  Sacred music  Sea stories  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Musician, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: M2010, 782.3238
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Most widely held works about London Symphony Chorus
Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
Messiah arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 872 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
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 865 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
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune 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 part of a larger cosmic plan
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

69 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super Audio CD
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 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
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream a dream by Charlotte Church( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carols, hymns and spirituals, 1770-1870
Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum pour ténor, trois choeurs, orchestre et orgue concertante, op.22
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Ivan the Terrible Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Russian and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

53 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna Haywood, soprano ; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor ; Benjamin Luxon
Requiem, op. 5 Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale : op. 15 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, Oct. 1993
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording.&quot;La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No.1 in the international diva firmament.&quot; - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli&#39;s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording &lsquo;Mission&#39; with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani&#39;s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani&#39;s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Pr&eacute;gardien. Steffani&#39;s Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo &quot;Stabat Mater dolorosa&quot; featured on the &lsquo;Mission&#39; DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani&#39;s remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani&#39;s greatest orchestral music &lsquo;Ouvertures et Danzes&#39; with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti</p>
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 509 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
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Chorus of London Symphony Orchestra.

Chorus of the London Symphony Orchestra

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 Chorus


LSO Chorus

Symphony Choir London

Symphony Chorus London