London Symphony Orchestra Archive

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5  – Jascha Horenstein/LSO – Pristine Audio 

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Jascha Horenstein/LSO – Pristine Audio 

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor – Barry Tuckwell, French horn solo/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio PASC 567, 76:55 [www.pristineclassical.com] *****: Through the tireless efforts of Mischa Horenstein, Pristine brings us a rare Mahler document, the debut of the London Symphony Orchestra’s work with Mahler’s 1901-02 Fifth Symphony, given with […]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8; MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste – London Symphony Orchestra / Simon Rattle (cond) / Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) – LSO Live 

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8; MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste – London Symphony Orchestra / Simon Rattle (cond) / Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) – LSO Live 

Two very different composers in one concert by the LSO. BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8; MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste – London Symphony Orchestra cond. by Simon Rattle – pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard – LSO Live Blu-ray and DVD LSO 3042 TT: 104 minutes (5/11/18)  ***: Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra are joined […]

RACHMANINOV: Symphony Nos. 1, 2, 3; BALAKIREV: Russia; Tamara – London Symphony Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev – DSD 

RACHMANINOV: Symphony Nos. 1, 2, 3; BALAKIREV: Russia; Tamara – London Symphony Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev – DSD 

The survey of the Rachmaninov symphonies, along with two symphonic poems of Balakirev, testifies to Gergiev’s sympathy for the “Old Russian” school. RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44; BALAKIREV: Russia; Tamara – London Symphony Orchestra/ Valery […]

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 1 – Norman Krieger, piano/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Philip Ryan Mann – Decca 

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 1 – Norman Krieger, piano/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Philip Ryan Mann – Decca 

Norman Krieger brings some old-world Brahms playing to his grand readings of the Second Concerto and the First Sonata. BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83; Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 – Norman Krieger, piano/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Philip Ryan Mann – Decca DD41142/481 4871, 80:10 (2/3/17) [Distr. […]

MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5 – London Symphony Orchestra/ Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor – LSO 

MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5  – Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor/ London Symphony Orchestra – LSO 

Nikolaj Znaider proves a facile and elegant purveyor of Mozart’s two greatest violin concertos. MOZART: Violin Concerto no. 4 in D Major, K. 218; Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 “Turkish” – Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor/ London Symphony Orchestra – LSO Live (DSD) LSOO807, 50:28 (3/2/18)  (Distr. by [PIAS]) ****: Recorded […]

DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande – London Sym. Orch./ Simon Rattle – LSO Live

DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande – London Sym. Orch./ Simon Rattle – LSO Live

There aren’t that many readings of Pelléas on the market, so this surround version captures a lot of due attention! DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande – Christian Gerhaher (Pelléas)/ Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande)/ Bernarda Fink (Geneviève)/ Franz-Josef Selig (Arkel)/ Gerald Finley (Golaud)/ Elias Mädler (Yniold)/ Joshua Bloom ((Shepherd/Doctor)/ London Sym. Orch./ Simon Rattle – LSO Live multichannel […]

“Remembering Jacqueline Du Pre” = Cello Concertos by HAYDN; DELIUS; ELGAR – Jacqueline Du Pre, cello – Praga Digitals 

“Remembering Jacqueline Du Pre” = Cello Concertos by HAYDN; DELIUS; ELGAR – Jacqueline Du Pre, cello – Praga Digitals 

Terrific remastering of essential recording by a unique and irreplaceable artist.  “Remembering Jacqueline Du Pre” = HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C, Hob. VIIb:1; DELIUS: Cello Concerto, RT VII/7; ELGAR: Cello Concerto in e, Op. 65 – Jacqueline Du Pre, cello/ English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim/ Royal Phil. Orch./ Malcolm Sargent/ London Sym. Orch./ John Baribirolli […]

MAHLER :  Symphony No 2 – Heather Harper (sop) / Helen Watts (mezzo) / London SO and chorus / Georg Solti – HDTT

MAHLER :  Symphony No 2 – Heather Harper (sop) / Helen Watts (mezzo) / London SO and chorus / Georg Solti – HDTT

MAHLER :  Symphony No 2 – Heather Harper (sop) / Helen Watts (mezzo) / London Symphony Chorus / London SO / Georg Solti – HDTT [various formats including hi-res PCM & DSD from www.highdeftapetransfers.com] [Reviewed from DSD64 files] TT: 80:34 ****: A historic recording of Mahler’s Second Symphony under Solti’s baton, now “resurrected” with HDTT! […]