The London Symphony Orchestra - Classic Rock Collection (1972-2010), MP3 320 Kbps
MP3 320 Kbps | Instrumental, crossover, classic | 3 Gb
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up 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. This practice continued for the orchestra's first four decades.
The LSO underwent periods of eclipse in the 1930s and 1950s when it was regarded as inferior in quality to new London orchestras, to which it lost players and bookings: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic in the 1930s and the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic after the Second World War. The profit-sharing principle was abandoned in the post-war era as a condition of receiving public subsidy for the first . In the 1950s the orchestra debated whether to concentrate on film work at the expense of symphony concerts; many senior players left when the majority of players rejected the idea. By the 1960s the LSO had recovered its leading position, which it has retained subsequently. In 1966, to perform alongside it in choral works, the orchestra established the LSO Chorus, originally a mix of professional and amateur singers, later a wholly amateur ensemble.
As a self-governing body, the orchestra selects the conductors with whom it works. At some stages in its history it has dispensed with a principal conductor and worked only with guests. Among conductors with whom it is most associated are, in its early days, Hans Richter, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Thomas Beecham, and in more recent decades Pierre Monteux, André Previn, Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gev.
Since 1982, the LSO has been based in the Barbican Centre in the City of London. Among its programmes there have been large-scale festivals celebrating composers as diverse as Berlioz, Mahler and Bernstein. The LSO claims to be the world's most recorded orchestra; it has made gramophone recordings since 1912 and has played on more than 200 soundtrack recordings for the cinema, of which the best known include the Star Wars series.
1972 - Tommy As Performed by The LSO
1985 - Plays The Music Of Jethro Tull
1985 - The Power Of Classic Rock (2CD)
1987 - Classic Rock Countdown
1989 - Classic Rock - The Living Years
1990 - Plays Classic Rock (5CD)
CD1 - Classic Rock
CD2 - The Second Movement
CD3 - Rhapsody in Black
CD4 - Rock Classics
CD5 - Rock Symphonies
1991 - Wind Of Change. Classic Rock
1994 - Performs The Music Of Sting
1994 - Plays The Music Of ABBA
1994 - Plays The Music Of The Rolling Stones
1994 - Play The Best Of Queen
1997 - Classic Rock II - The Collectors Edition (Movie)
1997 - Classic Rock II - The Collectors Edition (Vol.1)
1997 - Play The Best Of The Beatles
1997 - The Best of Classic Rock
1997 - The Best Of Classic Rock - The Ballads
2010 - VA - The Lounge Legends Play Rock Symphonies[/i]