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London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, was composed in 1913, the same year Vaughan Williams completed his A London Symphony. It is a sensuous work, which incorporates two folk songs Butterworth had collected in 1907.
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 308:42 minutes | 6.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:51 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of the British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal "Trilogy" works - Asyla, Tevot and Polaris - pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. Recorded in 2016 during his first LSO "composer Focus", this is the first time all three works have been presented together on one album, offering a unique chance to hear th emusical development of one of the world's foremost composers.
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 653:49 minutes | 5.95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Valery Gergiev’s performances and recordings of Mahler’s symphonies with the LSO have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2008 and 2011 and will now be made available together.
London Symphony Orchestra  & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:35 minutes | 2.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber's eerily fantastical opera, Der Freischutz. Der Freischutz is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, drawing on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism for the first time in the history of opera. The evocative and colorful orchestration is particularly impressive in the ''Wolf's Glen'' scene - long considered the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil ever found in a musical score. Many listeners may be familiar with this opera without even knowing it; several of the melodies have been adapted as hymn tunes and the overture is regularly performed as a stand-alone work in the concert hall.
London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Official Digital Download]

London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 83:31 min | 726 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2012

For his first LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda is joined by three of today s most widely acclaimed singers for a magnificent performance of Benjamin Britten s choral masterpiece. Premiered 50 years ago on 30 May 1962, the 'War Requiem' was commissioned for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing raids during the Second World War. Using the Latin mass of the dead, interspersed with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.
Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [TR24][OF]

Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 63:54 min | 449 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2005

Few works stir up as much debate over their 'meaning' as Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. And equally few works can boast an interpreter with such insight as Mstislav Rostropovich. His friendship with the composer gives him an almost unique understanding of Shostakovich's inner traumas, and as with the 2002's outstandingly successful LSO Live recording of the Symphony No 11, he inspires the LSO's players to the heights of virtuosity.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2011) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:31 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2011

Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra serve up a marvelous pair of recordings on this 2011 SACD that offers Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 ("Inextinguishable") and the Symphony No. 5. Because of Davis' late arrival in conducting these works, some Nielsen devotees might be skeptical about the depth of his interpretations. But anyone familiar with his great recordings of the symphonies of Jean Sibelius will be excited at the prospect of hearing him lead the LSO in Nielsen's most popular symphonies.
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev's 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It's perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri (2015) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 87:50 min | 1.62 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2015

In his debut recording on LSO Live, Sir Simon Rattle conducts a stunning performance of Schumanns rarely recorded Das Paradies und die Peri featuring a superb line-up of soloists. Rattle is well-known for being a champion of this rarely-heard work, and yet this is the first audio recording he has made of it. Here it is brought to life by the LSO under his baton, and the starry line-up makes the best possible case for Schumanns great oratorio. Sir Simon Rattle says of the piece, Its the great masterpiece youve never heard, and there arent many of those now.