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London Symphony Orchestra (1904-2004) - Centennial Set

Album Summary

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, J 306
>Berlioz, Hector : King Lear Overture, Op. 4
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
>Berg, Alban : Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6
>Elgar, Edward : Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"
>Debussy, Claude : Jeux
>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The year 1904 saw a historic and unprecedented event, the creation of the United Kingdom's first orchestra governed and managed by the players themselves - the London Symphony Orchestra. This set highlights the LSO's history with some of its finest and most important recordings and perforamcnes over the years, including a number which have never been issued before.



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Works Details

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, J 306
  • Conductor: Arthur Nikisch
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Berlioz, Hector : King Lear Overture, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Hamilton Harty
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: London, Thames Street Studios (10/15/1935-10/16/1935)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1831

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major"
  • Conductor: Josef Krips
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: London, Kingsway Hall (04/05/1948/04/08/1948)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1817-1818

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 23 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/27/1880-10/15/1880.
  • Running Time: 40 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 44 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888

>Berg, Alban : Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Anvil Studios, Denham, England (12/04/1970-12/08/1970)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913-1929

>Elgar, Edward : Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Debussy, Claude : Jeux
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1834-09/1838.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/1834-09/1838

>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23 :: [Act 1, Tableau 1]. Trio
  • Performers: Laurent Naouri (Baritone); Giuseppe Sabbatini (Tenor); Elizabeth Futral
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1834-09/1838.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/1834-09/1838