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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,451 works in 3,956 publications in 9 languages and 72,449 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Fiction  Oratorios  Operas  Sacred music  Requiems  Musicals  Cantatas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M1530, 782.48
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Publications about London Symphony Chorus
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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( Sound Recording )
63 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,588 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( file )
76 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,533 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
Candide by Voltaire( Sound Recording )
44 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 995 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
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( file )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 906 libraries worldwide
"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Messa di gloria ; Preludio sinfonico ; Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini( file )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 747 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( file )
7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 739 libraries worldwide
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( file )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 702 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( file )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Multiple languages and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Recorded June 4, 5, and 9, 1990 in St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
The planets by Gustav Holst( file )
10 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( file )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 650 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( file )
29 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 649 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( file )
30 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier( file )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Arvo Pärt, who was born in Estonia in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Requiem, op. 5 : grande messe des morts by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A sea symphony : symphony no. 1 by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Featuring London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
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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 Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
London symphony orchestra Chorus
LSO Chorus
Symphony Choir London
Symphony Chorus London
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