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Verified Purchase. Excellent versions in good sound. One small drawback is the almost inaudible beginning of "Firebird". This would be impressive live but is a bit irritating on disc. Wow what a performance, the ultimate recording, a must for all Stravinsky lovers.
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One of the constant difficulties of London orchestras was the lack of good rehearsal space and facilities. In , acting jointly with the LSO, the LPO acquired and began restoring a disused church in Southwark , converting it into the Henry Wood Hall , a convenient and acoustically excellent rehearsal space and recording studio, opened in When Haitink announced in that he would step down as principal conductor at the end of the —79 season, Solti, who had been principal guest conductor since , agreed to succeed him.
In the orchestra celebrated its golden jubilee. Pirouet comments that with the exception of Delius 's Brigg Fair , the music was as ideally suited to Solti's musical persona as to Beecham's. Solti stepped down at the end of the jubilee season, and was succeeded by Klaus Tennstedt, of whom The Times commented, "Tennstedt found the orchestra sensitive and flexible, and his players regarded him with a warmth that is by no means universally extended by musicians to their conductors".
Unlike his two predecessors Tennstedt preferred to record with the LPO rather than major continental or American orchestras; among the many sets they made together was a complete cycle of Mahler's symphonies for EMI.
The two orchestras were interested in making a counter-proposal for a joint residency, but the matter was not resolved until when their plan was finally implemented. In this tradition was broken with the recruitment of John Willan, a qualified accountant as well as an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music and a successful recording producer for EMI.
In August Tennstedt, taken ill at a rehearsal, felt so unequal to continuing in his post that he resigned on the spot. He continued to appear with the LPO as a guest, with the title of "conductor laureate";  in Richard Morrison of The Times wrote that the LPO still played better for Tennstedt than for anyone else.
His tenure was controversial; he received the nickname "Frankly Worse than Most" and many harshly critical reviews. This proved a mixed blessing: the Southbank Centre management now had a say over concert programming, and insisted on the inclusion of works by obscure composers [note 8] which did severe damage to box-office receipts.
In , with the government of South Africa now moving towards majority rule, the orchestra accepted an invitation to tour there. During the interregnum, the orchestra inaugurated its "Roots Classical Fusions" series, which aimed to combine musical traditions from around the world; this was part of an education and community programme launched by the orchestra. Under Masur, known for his performances of the German symphonic repertoire, the orchestra regained its musical form, and the critic Richard S Ginell commented that Vladimir Jurowski , who took over in "has inherited an LPO in splendid technical shape, probably having been drilled to a fare-thee-well under Masur".
They participated in the recording of the albums Once , Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum by the symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Jurowski is scheduled to conclude his LPO tenure at the close of the season. In July , the LPO announced the appointment of Gardner as its next principal conductor, effective with the season, with an initial contract of five years. In April , the LPO announced the appointment of Canellakis as its new principal guest conductor, the first female conductor ever named to the post, effective from September In the orchestra began recording for EMI's rival, Decca.
The LPO's first recording for the label, Stravinsky's Petrushka , conducted by Ernest Ansermet , was followed by a large number of sessions as the company rebuilt its catalogue after the war. With the exception of Steinberg, all the orchestra's principal conductors from Beecham to Jurowski are represented in the label's releases. Although not rivalling the LSO's total of more than film score recordings, the LPO has played for a number of soundtracks, starting in with Whom the Gods Love.
The orchestra played for ten films made during the Second World War, and then did little soundtrack work until the s, with the major exception of Lawrence of Arabia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A player booked for a concert could accept a better-paid engagement and send a substitute in his stead. The treasurer of the Royal Philharmonic Society described the system thus: "A, whom you want, signs to play at your concert.Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Limited 16 Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0QT England, United Kingdom. Registered number: Registered .