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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 time. 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 Gergiev.

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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Symphony no. 1 in C, op. 21 / Symphony no. 2 in D, op. 36 / Symphony no. 3 in E-flat, op. 55 "Eroica" / Overture "Coriolan", op. 62 Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Wyn Morris 1
1997 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1, 2 and 3 / Arensky: Variations Tchaikovsky, Arensky; London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
1998 The Rite of Spring / The Firebird Suite Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 The Magic of Musicals London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Gallery of Classical Music : Rimsky-Korsakov & Borodin Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin; London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Gallery of Classical Music: Dvořák & Smetana Dvořák, Smetana; London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 The Greatest Classical Hits of Chopin London Symphony Orchestra 2
1999 Violin Concertos Elgar, Bruch; Yehudi Menuhin, London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Daphnis et Chloé / Boléro Ravel; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
1999 Orchestral Works Maurice Ravel; Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
1999 Violin Concerto / "Enigma" Variations Elgar; Yehudi Menuhin, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar 2
1999 Symphony no. 2 / Vocalise / Intermezzo & Dance ('Aleko') Rachmaninov; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 2
1999 The Ballets Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
1999 Complete Symphonies Johannes Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1999 Favourite Classics London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Four Symphonies Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra. Sir Adrian Boult 1
1999 Greatest Masterpieces of the Millennium London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Orchestral Suites and Music from Star Wars / Close Encounter of the Third Kind / E.T. The Extra Terrestial John Williams; London Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Frank Barber 1
1999 The Great London Symphony Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra 1
2000 Strauss: Four Last Songs / Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder / Berg: Seven Early Songs Strauss, Wagner, Berg; Jane Eaglen, London Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles 1
2000 Shchedrin: Concerto Cantabile / Stravinsky: Violin Concerto / Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique Schedrin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov 1
2000 Baby's First Music London Symphony Orchestra 1
2000 Signs of Life II / The Upward Stream / Peace Overture / The Glory and the Grandeur Russell Peck; London Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Paul Polivnick 1
2000 Sounds of the Season Volume II London Symphony Orchestra 1
2001 Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos nos. 4 & 5 / Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso / Havanaise / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Waxman: "Carmen" Fantasy Vieuxtemps, Saint‐Saëns, Sarasate, Waxman; Jascha Heifetz, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, RCA Victor Orchestra, John Barbirolli, Malcolm Sargent, Donald Voorhees 1
2001 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance Marches / Serenade for Strings Sir Edward Elgar; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss 1
2001 Finlandia Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, The New Conservatoire Orchestra, Philip Gibson, Paul Rostard 1
2001 Relaxing with the Classics The London Symphony Orchestra 1
2002 Symphonies nos. 5, 7, 8 & 9 Dvořák; London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész 1
2002 Complete Orchestral Works Ravel; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2002 Symphonies nos. 1, 5, 6 & 7 / Autumnal / Overture on Hebrew Themes Prokofiev; London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
2002 Pastoral Symphony Ralph Vaughan Williams; Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Evans 1
2002 Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 2 / Fidelio Overture / Leonore Overture no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner 1
2002 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Mendelssohn, Bruch; London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba, Ruggiero Ricci 1
2002 Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2 Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov 1
2003 Symphony no. 2 "Little Russian" (1872 version) / Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture (1869 version) / Serenade for Nikolai Rubinstein's name-day / Battle of Poltava and Cossack Dance from Mazeppa Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon 1
2003 Complete Piano Concertos / Rhapsody Rachmaninoff; Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
2003 Sir Colin Davis Conducts Sibelius Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 3
2003 The 9 Symphonies Vaughan Williams; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
2004 The Rite of Spring / The Firebird Suite / Scythian Suite Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2004 Orchestral Masterpieces: Pulcinella / Violin Concerto / Concerto for Strings / Dunbarton Oaks / Petrouchka Igor Stravinsky; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon‐Gee, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Edmond de Stoutz, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
2004 Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures / Overture: “Cockaigne” Elgar; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli, Jacqueline du Pré, Dame Janet Baker 1
2004 Symphony no. 3 / Symphonic Dances Sergey Rachmaninov; London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
2004 Symphonies 1-6 Tchaikovsky; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
2004 35th Anniversary Hits Collection Three Dog Night feat. The London Symphony Orchestra 1
2004 Tone Poems / Songs Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Alexander Gibson, Malcolm Sargent, Gwyneth Jones, Siv Wennberg, Geoffrey Parsons 1
2005 The Piano Concertos Bartók; Zimerman, Andsnes, Grimaud, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Boulez 2
2005 Gayane (complete ballet) / Selections from Spartacus / Masquerade Suite Khachaturian; National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian 1
2005 Symphony in C / Jeux d'Enfants / L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2 Bizet; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Dirk Joeres, London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Barry Wordsworth 1
2005 The High and the Mighty: A Century of Flight London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kaufman 1
2005 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Balakirev: Islamey Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Balakirev; Andrei Gavrilov, Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 2
2005 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 2
2006 The Fountains of Rome / The Pines of Rome Respighi; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent 1
2006 Poemas sinfónicos n.º 3,4 y 6 / Concierto para piano n.º 1 Liszt; Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Argerich, London Symphony Orchestra, Abbado 1
2006 Prokofiev: Alexandr Nevski / Suite escita / El teniente Kijé / Shostakovich: Suite de jazz n.º 2 / Concierto n.º 1 para piano Prokofiev, Shostakovich; Elena Obraztsova, Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres, Orquesta Sinfónica de Chicago, Claudio Abbado, Orquesta del Concertgebouw de Amsterdam, Riccardo Chailly, Martha Argerich, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber 1
2006 Rock Meets Classic London Symphony Orchestra 1
2007 Pélleas & Mélisande Suite / Karelia Overture & Suite / King Christian II Suite Sibelius; Philharmonia Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian 1
2007 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Brahms, Tchaikovsky; Arthur Rubinstein, London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates, John Barbirolli 1
2007 Symphonies nos. 5, 6 & 7 / Pohjola's Daughter / Pelléas et Mélisande / Nightride and Sunrise / Karelia Suite / Karelia Overture Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen 1
2008 The Complete Symphony Collection Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips 1
2008 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 43 / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Horst Stein 1
2008 The Complete Piano Concertos Beethoven; Evgeny Kissin, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2009 Pan Pipe Moods London Symphony Orchestra 1
2009 The Violin Concertos Mozart; Arthur Grumiaux, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2010 LSO Live Compilation London Symphony Orchestra 1
2010 Piano Concerto / Violin Concerto / Suites from Gayaneh, Masquerade and Spartacus Khachaturian; Cristina Ortiz, David Oistrakh, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian, Sir Adrian Boult 1
2010 Melodyphony Joe Hisaishi and the London Symphony Orchestra 2
2010 Pini di Roma / Fontane di Roma / La Boutique fantasque Respighi, Rossini; L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, London Symphony Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet 1
2011 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Symphony no. 4 Tchaikovsky; Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
2011 Daphnis et Chloé / Rapsodie espagnole / Pavane Ravel; London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux 1
2011 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Mendelssohn; Itzhak Perlman, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, André Previn 1
2012 Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures / Delius: Cello Concerto, Songs of Farewell Elgar; Delius; Jacqueline du Pré, Dame Janet Baker, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent 1
2012 Swan Lake / Sleeping Beauty / The Nutcracker (highlights) Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
2012 Complete Piano Concertos Rachmaninov; London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Antonio Pappano, Leif Ove Andsnes 1
2012 Kajanus Conducts Sibelius • 1: Symphony no. 1 / Pohjola's Daughter / Tapiola Jean Sibelius; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kajanus 1
2013 Kajanus Conducts Sibelius • 2: Symphony no. 2 / Belshazzar's Feast / Karelia Suite Jean Sibelius; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kajanus 1
2013 Kajanus Conducts Sibelius • 3: Symphonies nos. 3 and 5 / Finnish Jäger March Jean Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Kajanus 1
2013 Piano Concertos nos. 23 & 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2013 London Symphony Orchestra Highlights London Symphony Orchestra 1
2014 Complete Symphonies, Tone Poems, Overtures, Requiem (Not 6CD release "The Symphonies") Antonín Dvořák; London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész 3
2014 Klavierkonzerte 21 & 27 Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Rudolf Serkin 2
2015 Symphonies nos. 1-6 Nielsen; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2016 The Symphonies & Manfred Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 1
2016 Swan Lake / The Sleeping Beauty / The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
12 Ways to Say "I Love You" London Symphony Orchestra 1
Baroque Collection London Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Burns 1
Christmas at Home, Volume 2 London Symphony Orchestra 1
Collins Sibelius Cycle, Volume 1: Karelia Overture / Symphony No. 1 / Symphony No. 7 Sibelius; London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins 1
Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring / Billy the Kid / Statements for Orchestra Copland; London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland 1
De 5 Pianoconcerten Beethoven; Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba 1
Favorite Classics London Symphony Orchestra 1
Joyful Holidays London Symphony Orchestra 1
Le Tombeau de Couperin / Shéhérazade / Tzigane / Bolero Ravel; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
Pictures at an Exhibition/ Bolero / Rapsodie espagnole Mussorgsky, Ravel; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
Symphonies 6 "Pastoral", 8 & 9 Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
Symphony no. 3, “Scottish” / Symphony no. 4, “Italian” / Fingal’s Cave Overture Mendelssohn; Antal Doráti, London Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra 1
The Best of Ravel Ravel; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux 1
The Mozart Collection: Clarinet Concerto / Clarinet Quintet Mozart; Jack Brymer, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, Allegri Quartet 1
Timeless Classics: Mozart Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra 1
Wagner's Greatest Richard Wagner; London Symphony Orchestra 1

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