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We asked the musicians of the LSO about their roles in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and what makes it such a stand-out piece for orchestras. Recorded as part of the BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2012

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Image of Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts x. Agnus Dei

Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts x. Agnus Dei

Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts. Recorded live in St. Paul's Cathedral, June 2012. Sir Colin Davis, Barry Banks (tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Orchestra


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Fauré Requiem, vi. Libera me (rehearsal)

Extract from Fauré's Requiem, vi. Libera me during rehearsal in May 2012 at the Church of St Giles Cripplegate. Nigel Short, Tenebrae, London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble


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Mahler: Symphony No 9, Adagio

Extract from Mahler's Symphony No 9: Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend. Conducted by Valery Gergiev


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Two Pieces For Viola and Piano by Frank Bridge

LSO Principal Viola Paul Silverthorne with pianist Aglaia Tarantino, perform two pieces by Frank Bridge; Pensiero and Allegro Appassionata, recorded February 2012


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Urizen by John Hawkins

LSO Principal Viola Paul Silverthorne with pianist Aglaia Tarantino perform John Hawkins' Urizen, recorded at an LSO Discovery lunchtime concert during February 2012.


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Solo by Mark Simpson, Darren Bloom and Aaron Holloway-Nahum

LSO Principal Viola Paul Silverthorne performs Solo - a collaborative work composed by members of LSO Discovery's Soundhub project; Mark Simpson, Darren Bloom and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. Recorded Feb 12


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Giovanni Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass No 2 in B Minor

Principal Double Bass of the LSO, Rinat Ibragimov, performs Bottesini's Concerto for Double Bass No 2 in B Minor on an original 3 stringed period instrument by Antonio Gagliano.


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Conducted by Valery Gergiev, recorded at the Barbican in 2007.


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Vanhal: Double Bass Concerto in D Major

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Dittersdorf: Double Bass Concerto

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