1930s


1930

Willem Mengelberg assumes duties of Principal Conductor (1930–31).

1932

Sir Hamilton Harty is appointed Principal Conductor (1932–35).

Yehudi Menuhin records Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the composer conducting.

Prokofiev records his Third Piano Concerto with LSO.

Walton conducts the world premiere of his viola concerto with Lionel Tertis the soloist.

W H Reed is Chairman (1932–42).

1935

The LSO records the film score for Things to Come. Based on the book by H G Wells, with music by Arthur Bliss, this is the first symphonic score specifically composed for a film recording. Read more about film soundtrack recordings.

1937

George Stratton becomes Leader (1937–52).

1938

World premiere of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, conducted by Sir Henry Wood.

Bruno Walter makes a series of recordings with the LSO.

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