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The London Philharmonic Orchestra, was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham and is distinct from the Philharmonia Orchestra (sometimes called the London Philharmonia Orchestra) founded in 1945 by Walter Legge.

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Malcolm Sargent was associate conductor

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London. It was founded by the conductors Sir Thomas Beecham and Malcolm Sargent in 1932 as a rival to the existing London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras.

The founders' ambition was to build an orchestra the equal of any European or American rival. Between 1932 and the Second World War the LPO was widely judged to have succeeded in this regard. After the outbreak of war the orchestra's private backers withdrew and the players reconstituted the LPO as a self-governing cooperative. In the post-war years the orchestra faced challenges from two new rivals; the Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic, founded respectively in 1946 and 1947, achieved a quality of playing not matched by the older orchestras, including the LPO.

By the 1960s the LPO had regained its earlier standards, and in 1964 it secured a valuable engagement to play in the Glyndebourne Festival opera house during the summer months. In 1993 it was appointed resident orchestra of the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of the Thames, one of London's major concert venues. Since 1995 the residency has been jointly held with the Philharmonia. In addition to its work at the Festival Hall and Glyndebourne, the LPO performs regularly at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne and the Brighton Dome, and tours nationally and internationally.

Since Beecham, the orchestra has had ten principal conductors, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Vladimir Jurowski. The orchestra has been active in recording studios since its earliest days, and has played on hundreds of sets made by EMI, Decca and other companies. Since 2005 the LPO has had its own record label, issuing live recordings of concerts. The orchestra has played on numerous film soundtracks, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03).

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1935 Violin Concerto in D Minor Jean Sibelius; Jascha Heifetz, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1951 Famous Overtures, No. 4 Ferdinand Hérold, Louis-Ferdinand Herold, Adolphe Adam, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Jean Martinon 1
1956 The Planets (1954 recording) Gustav Holst; Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 1
1959 Peer Gynt Suites Nos 1 and 2 Edvard Grieg; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron 1
1968 Symphony No. 9 in E Minor ("From the New World") Dvořák; Alexander Gibson, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1970 1812 Overture London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras 5
1970 Great Rhapsodies for Orchestra Stanley Black Conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1970 Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23 / Litolff: Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique no. 4 op. 102 Tchaikovsky; Peter Katin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard 1
1971 A London Symphony Vaughan Williams; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 1
1971 Maria Stuarda Gaetano Donizetti, Beverly Sills, Eileen Farrell, Stuart Burrows, Louis Quilico, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato 5 5
1972 Strauss Waltzes Johann Strauss II; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti 2
1972 Welcome to Vienna Beverly Sills, Julius Rudel, London Philharmonic Orchestra 5 5
1973 Turandot (1972 studio cast) Puccini; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballé, Ghiaurov, Krause, Pears, John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 5
1974 La bohème (1973 studio cast) Puccini; Caballé, Domingo, Milnes, Blegen, Sardinero, Raimondi, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The John Alldis Choir, Georg Solti 1
1974 Sounds Astounding Douglas Gamley; London Philharmonic Orchestra 2
1975 Symphony No. 10 Shostakovich; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 4
1976 Carmen (1975 studio cast) Bizet; Troyanos, Domingo, van Dam, Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Sir Georg Solti 5 4
1976 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Itzhak Perlman, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rodney Friend 3
1976 The Planets Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann 2
1977 Violin Concerto Elgar; Kyung Wha Chung, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 2
1978 Symphony no. 1 Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt 2
1978 Violin Concerto no. 2 Bartók; Kyung-Wha Chung, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 1
1979 English, Scottish & Cornish Dances Sir Malcolm Arnold; London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1979 The Planets (1978 recording) Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 4
1979 The Planets Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 4
1980 Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts) Berlioz; Robert Tear, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn 1
1980 Symphony no. 1 Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1981 Symphony no. 2 Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 2
1981 Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 "From the New World" / Carnival Overture Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz 1
1983 Symphony No. 4 in G major Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt, Lucia Popp 3
1983 Enigma Variations / Introduction & Allegro for Strings / Serenade for Strings Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 4 1
1983 Verdi & Puccini Verdi, Puccini; Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard 1
1984 Concerto pour piano et orchestre N°1 & N°2 et fantaisie hongroise Franz Liszt; François-René Duchâble, London Philharmonic Orchestra, James Conlon 1
1984 Symphony no. 8 / Nocturne for Strings Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1984 Beethoven Overtures Beethoven; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt 2
1984 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Piano Concerto no. 3 Tchaikovsky; Philip Fowke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher 1
1984 Vaughan Williams: The Wasps / Serenade to Music / Delius: Summer Night on the River / On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring / Summer Evening / Air and Dance Vaughan Williams, Delius; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 2
1984 Violin Concerto Elgar; Nigel Kennedy, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 2
1985 Beverly Sills Sings Mozart & Strauss Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss; Beverly Sills, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato 5 1
1985 Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris George Gershwin; Michael Reeves, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1985 Symphonies nos. 1 & 9 Shostakovich; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
1985 Symphony No. 4 Charles Ives; The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra. José Serebrier 1
1985 Symphony No. 5 & 10 Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt 1
1986 Sinfonia Antartica Vaughan Williams; London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Bernard Haitink 1
1986 A Classic Case of Funk London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Arnold 1
1986 La Mer / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Jeux Claude Debussy; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Serge Baudo 2
1986 Symphonien 6 “Pastorale” & 8 Beethoven; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt 2
1986 Symphony no. 1 / Christmas Eve Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1986 Symphony No. 1 in A-flat, Op. 55 Edward Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bryden Thomson 1
1986 Symphony no. 3 / Dance of Wild Irravel / Paean Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1986 Variations / Aurora Andrew Lloyd Webber; Julian Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1987 Triple Concerto / Piano Trio Op.121a "Kakadu" Variations Beethoven; Beaux Arts Trio, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
1987 Violinkonzerte Nos. 3 & 4 Paganini; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Salvatore Accardo 1
1987 "Emperor" Concerto / "Choral" Fantasy Beethoven; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Alfred Brendel 3
1987 Cello Concerto Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1987 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Ravel: Bolero Mussorgsky, Ravel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz 3
1987 Ravel: Piano Concertos / Fauré: Fantaisie / Franck: Symphonic Variations Ravel, Fauré, Franck; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alicia de Larrocha 1
1987 Symphonic Variations / Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex) Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Margaret Fingerhut 1
1987 Symphony no. 2 / Nympholept Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1987 Symphony no. 8 Gustav Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Tiffin School Boys' Choir, Klaus Tennstedt 1
1987 Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" / Symphonic Variations Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdeněk Mácal 1
1987 Violin Concerto / Romance, op. 11 Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim; Itzhak Perlman 1
1987 Winter Legends / Saga Fragment Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Margaret Fingerhut 1
1988 Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto no. 2, op. 77 / Khachaturian: Cello Concerto / Glazunov: Chant du Ménestrel, op. 71 Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Glazunov; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1988 Norma Vincenzo Bellini; Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Carlo Felice Cillario, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1988 Serenades for Strings and Winds Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood 1
1988 Symphonies 27-31 / Symphonies 32-35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1988 Symphony no. 1 / Portsmouth Point Overture Walton; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
1988 Symphony no. 6 / Festival Overture Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1988 Symphony no. 7 / Four Songs Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Martyn Hill 1
1988 The Mendelssohn Collection Felix Mendelssohn; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
1988 The Rite of Spring / Fireworks, op. 4 / Circus Polka / Greeting Prelude “Happy Birthday” Stravinsky; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 2
1988 Trumpet Concertos London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López Cobos, Maurice André 1
1988 Turandot (Excerpts) Giacomo Puccini; Eva Turner, Giovanni Martinelli, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
1988 Violin Concerto no. 6 Paganini; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Salvatore Accardo 1
1989 Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart; Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus 1
1989 Classic Blue Justin Hayward with Mike Batt & the London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1989 A Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 2
1989 Enigma Variations / The Sanguine Fan / Grania & Diarmid Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson 1
1989 Le Poème de l'extase / Piano Concerto / Prometheus Scriabin; Ashkenazy, Maazel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra 2
1989 Symphony No. 2 / Serenade op. 20 Elgar; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 2
1989 Symphony no. 5 / Russian Suite Sir Arnold Bax; The London Philharmonic, Bryden Thomson 1
1989 Symphony no. 10 / Festival Overture Dmitri Shostakovich; The London Philharmonic, Andrew Litton 1
1989 The Planets Op. 32 Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 2
1990 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, op. 29 Shostakovich; Mstislav Rostropovich, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicolai Gedda, Dimiter Petkov 1
1990 Violin Concertos 1 & 2 Bartók; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, Kyung Wha Chung 1
1990 Carmina Burana Carl Orff; Barbara Hendricks, Jeffrey Black, Michael Chance, The Choristers of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst 1
1990 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Allen, Carol Vaness, Bernard Haitink 1
1990 Also sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan Richard Strauss; The London Philharmonic, Klaus Tennstedt 1
1990 Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor / Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, op. 86 Anton Bruckner, Max Reger; London Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi 4
1990 Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Edward MacDowell; Donna Amato, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Freeman 1
1990 Pictures at an Exhibition / Francesca da Rimini Moussorgsky, Tchaikovsky; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev 1
1990 Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major / Symphony no. 39 in E-flat major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson, Norbert Brainin, Peter Schidlof, The London Philharmonic, Vernon Handley 1
1990 Symphonie no. 4 / Tragische Ouverture Johannes Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
1990 Symphonies no. 3 "The English" / Symphony no. 4 Sir Hubert Parry; The London Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert 1
1990 Symphonies No.3 "Scottish" & No.4 "Italian" Felix Mendelssohn; Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson, The London Philharmonic, James Lockhart 1
1990 Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op. 56a Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
1990 The Tempest / Finlandia / Karelia Suite / Scénes Historiques op. 66 / Festivo Sibelius; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony & London Philharmonic Orchestras, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1991 Symphony no. 4 / Songs of a Wayfarer Gustav Mahler; Judith Raskin, Frederica von Stade, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, London Philharmonic, Andrew Davis 1
1991 Sinfonia Antartica / The Wasps Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Norma Burrowes 1

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