From its first days the London Symphony Orchestra was defiantly different and proudly pioneering. It was the first British orchestra owned by its players, and its fiercly independent ethos has never waned. It was one of the first orchestras to make gramophone records and film scores; today it has more recordings to its name than any other orchestra in the world. It was the first to have its own peak-time television series. And 100 years on the revolution continues.
In these pages you can find out more about the LSO and its rich history, about the works it has premiered, the famous names that have held the position of Principal Conductor, the film soundtracks it has recorded and about the archive of programmes, photographs, attendance sheets and publicity materials.