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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 2,067 works in 5,088 publications in 11 languages and 85,687 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Music  Suites  Operas  Songs  Musical settings  Requiems  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other, Vocalist, cor
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,129 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 )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,434 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
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1791, the final Requiem: Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it. He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 923 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
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 902 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( )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 890 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( )

41 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 888 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 )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 888 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( )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 814 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
Symphony no. 10 by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 723 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( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 667 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( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
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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.