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London Symphony Orchestra

Works: 23,762 works in 50,402 publications in 13 languages and 640,558 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Excerpts  Oratorios  Drama  Songs  Music  Animated films 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Conductor, Other, orc, orf, Printer, Producer, Composer, Proofreader, Publisher, int, Singer
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Cello concerto by Edward Elgar( )

55 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,408 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
Copland conducts Copland by Aaron Copland( Recording )

67 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigma variations by Edward Elgar( )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on an Original Theme: Enigma-Variations, op. 36 / Pomp and Circumstance: Five Marches, op. 39
Barbie in the Nutcracker by Owen Hurley( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,971 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
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

94 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,855 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( )

79 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,837 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 )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Klavierkonzerte = Piano concertos nos. 18 & 24 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

62 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

85 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded March, 1980, Kingsway Hall, London
The holy sonnets of John Donne ; Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

39 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Young person's guide to the orchestra ; Simple symphony ; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

49 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 [in B flat minor, op. 23] by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto is arguably the most famous of any piano concerto, but astonishingly the work was dismissed as worthless when Tchaikovsky initially played it to pianist Nikolay Rubinstein. Tchaikovsky vowed not to change a note, and posterity proved him right
Romeo & Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev( )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirov Orchestra in St. Petersburg performs Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening scene (13:41) -- First door: Bluebeard's torture chamber (3:57) -- Second door: the armoury (4:03) -- Third door: the treasury (2:30) -- Fourth door: the secret garden (4:48) -- Fifth door: Bluebeard's kingdom (5:45) -- Sixth door: the lake of tears (12:06) -- Seventh door: Bluebeard's former wives (9:00)
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

62 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 by Gustav Mahler( )

54 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Feb. 11, 1998
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

44 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 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
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,056 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
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Alternative Names

L.S.O. (London Symphony Orchestra)

London Symphonic Orchestra

London Symphonie Orchestra

London Symphony

London Symphony Orch.

London Symphony Orchestra britský orchestr

London Symphony Orchestra orkiestra symfoniczna

Londoner Symph.-Orchester

Londoner Symphonie-Orchester.

Londoner Symphonieorchester

Londoni Szimfonikus Zenekar

Londonski simfonični orkester

Londonski simfonijski orkestar

Londonskiĭ simfonicheskiĭ orkestr

Londonskij simfoničeskij orkestr.

Londýnský symfonický orchestr

Lontoon sinfoniaorkesteri


LSO (London Symphony Orchestra)

Orchestra Simfonică din Londra

Orchestre symphonique

Orchestre symphonique de Londres

Orchestre symphonique de Londres le plus ancien orchestre symphonique de Londres

Orchestre symphonique (London)

Orkestra Simfoni London

Orquesta Sinfónica

Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres

Orquesta Sinfónica London

Orquestra Simfònica de Londres

Orquestra Sinfônica de Londres.


Sinfonie-Orchester London

Symphonic Orchestra


Symphonie-Orchester London


Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra London, London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra

Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα του Λονδίνου

Лондонски симф. орк.

Лондонски симфоничен оркестър

Лондонский симфонический оркестр академический музыкальный коллектив Великобритании

Лондонський симфонічний оркестр

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התזמורת הסימפונית של לונדון

ارکستر سمفونیک لندن

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