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London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO was founded in 1904 as an independent, self governing organization, the first such orchestra in the UK. It played its first concert on 9 June of that year, with Hans Richter conducting. He remained principal conductor until 1911, when Edward Elgar took over for a year, leading six concerts as principal conductor. More recently, its principal conductors have included Pierre Monteux (1961–64), Istvan Kertesz (1965–68), André Previn (1968–79) and Claudio Abbado (1979–88). From 1988-1995, the American Michael Tilson-Thomas took over, and in 1995, became principal guest conductor.

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ABC Symphony

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ASFA

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Oh Christmas Tree

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Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581: 1. Allegro

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L'Arlésienne Suite #1 - Minuetto

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Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Rondo (Allegro)

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Hey Big Spender

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Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Adagio

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The First Noel

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Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 Allegretto con vari

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What Child Is This

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Diamonds Are Forever

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Carmen Suite #1 - Aragonaise

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Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 Menuetto

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Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 Larghetto

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