London Philharmonic Orchestra

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

CUNDELL, Edric (1893 - 1961), composer and conductor; Principal of Guildhall School of Music and Drama 1938–59; conducted London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sadlers Wells Opera, Cape Town Orchestra and BBC Symphony Concerts

PYATT, David John (born 1973), Principal Horn, London Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2013

FISTOULARI, Anatole (1907 - 1995), Principal Conductor of London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1943, then guest conductor

JUROWSKI, Vladimir (born 1972), conductor; Chief Conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2007; Artistic Director, Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, since 2011

PREVIN, André (George) (born 1929), conductor, pianist and composer; Conductor Laureate, London Symphony Orchestra, since 1992; Music Director, Oslo Philharmonic, 2002–06

JENKINS, (Thomas) Gilmour (1894 - 1981), Vice-President, Royal Academy of Music; Member, London Philharmonic Orchestra Council; Vice-President, Marine Society

MASUR, Kurt (born 1927), German conductor; Principal Conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 2000–07; Music Director, Orchestre National de France, 2002–08, now Hon. Music Director

SOLTI, Georg (1912 - 1997), Artistic Director, Salzburg Easter Festival, 1992 and 1993; Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1969–91, Music Director Laureate, since 1991; Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1979–83, then Conductor Emeritus

HALSEY, Simon Patrick (born 1958), Chorus Director: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, since 1983; London Symphony Orchestra, since 2012; Director, BBC Proms Youth Chorus, since 2012; Chief Conductor, Rundfunkchor Berlin, 2001–15, now Conductor Laureate; Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Youth Choral Programme, since 2012; Professor and Director of Choral Activities, University of Birmingham, since 2012

SAMMONS, Albert E. (1886 - 1957), Prof. of Violin, Roy. Coll. of Music, London; Solo Violinist, at the Sir Thomas Beecham, BBC, London Symphony Philharmonic, Hallé, and Scottish orchestras and leading festivals; late leader of the London String Quartette Chamber Music Players, Russian Ballet (Berlin and Covent Garden) and late leader and soloist of Monteux’s orchestra, Dieppe; sometime member of HM’s private band


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Founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932 as his answer to BBC SO, with several superb players, e.g. Paul Beard (vn.), George Stratton (vn.), Anthony Pini (vc.), Gerald Jackson (fl.), Leon Goossens (ob.), Reginald Kell (cl.), Gwydion Holbrooke (bn.), and Marie Goossens (hp.). No connection with Phil. Soc. First concert, Queen's Hall, London, 7 Oct. 1932. Toured Ger. 1936. Toured Far East 1969 (cond. Pritchard), China 1973 (cond. Pritchard). Self‐governing from 1939. Prin. conds.: Sir Adrian Boult (1951–7); William Steinberg (1958–62); John Pritchard (1962–7); Bernard Haitink (1967–79); Sir Georg Solti (1979–83); Klaus Tennstedt (1983–7); Franz Welser‐Möst 1990–6; Kurt Masur 2000–7; Vladimir Jurowski from 2007. CG opera 1933–9. Glyndebourne Opera from 1964.

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