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 London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)

Formed: 1904

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The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is a British symphony orchestra based in London. Founded in 1904, the LSO is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. The LSO was created by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of a new rule requiring players to give the orchestra their exclusive services. The LSO itself later introduced a similar rule for its members. From the outset the LSO was organised on co-operative lines, with all players sharing the profits at the end of each season.

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Recording of the Week, Simon Rattle conducts Janáček's Sinfonietta and The Cunning Little Vixen

Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and a cast including Lucy Crowe and Gerald Finley in an exquisitely characterful performance of Janáček's opera.

Recording of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner concludes his cycle of Schumann symphonies with the LSO

With sparkling, joyous performances of the Spring and Rhenish symphonies, John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO bring their Schumann cycle to an exuberant conclusion.

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