A London Symphony

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, was composed in 1913, the same year Vaughan Williams completed his A London Symphony. It is a sensuous work, which incorporates two folk songs Butterworth had collected in 1907.
Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:28 | 173 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

Andrew Manze has established himself as one of the leading interpreters of Vaughan Williams Symphonies. His 2012 BBC Proms performances drew critical acclaim, and were highlights of that season's Proms. ONYX Classics will release one volume a year, completing the cycle in the spring of 2019 with Symphonies 7 and 9. It was Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth who in 1912 suggested he write a purely orchestral symphony.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra
XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~233 Mb
David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006) (Repost)

David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 191.53 Mb | 53:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Explore Records (EXP0014)

Inspiration, a word much loved by Romantic novelists writing about composers, would be regarded with some scepticism by the composers themselves. When we say a work is inspired it is a verdict on the music, not a description of the state of mind of the composer; thus the image of Handel composing his Messiah in a mystical frenzy is spoiled by reality — which has him foraging among the manuscripts of Italian love-duets written the previous year for music that could easily be converted into choruses. it is preferable to use the word “stimulus". Debussy’s imagination was stimulated by the sea to write La Mer, Beethoven was stimulated by the concepts of Brotherhood of Man and of Joy to write the Ninth Symphony. Bach was stimulated by the idea of writing pieces in the 24 available major and minor keys, so much so that he did it twice over in the 48 Preludes and Fugues.
Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)

Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 202.83 Mb | 45:58 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: ASV

The substantial Third Symphony demonstrates Glazunov’s technical mastery in its sumptuous dressing-up of rather mundane ideas. At least the tone poem Stenka Razin has the ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’ to offer as its opening theme, and its creation of atmosphere is undeniably skilful. The two early serenades are pretty enough. Yondani Butt steers the music along competently without being able to disguise its inherent superficiality, though the orchestral ensemble has some dubious moments. George Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1999)

Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:21:06 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 0 90266 35102

The Seventh remains the least well-known of all Mahler's symphonies. Precisely because its material is so enormously wide-ranging, its colors so thrillingly kaleidoscopic, this work is also perhaps the one from all the composer's canon most reliant on a knowing, strong-willed interpretive presence. This Michael Tilson Thomas provides in spades in one of his finest performances on disc.
London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)

London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:26 | 612 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7 63226 2

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.
London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:28:04 | 339 MB
Label: Decca

For years, admitted Sir Georg Solti to High Fidelity magazine in January 1967, ‘Mahler bored me. He came to me, or I came to him, eight or nine years ago. Up to then his symphonies were all pieces and bits. Now I see their form. I love them. It is not enough to like music. You must love. And love means change.’ By the time he was to record the First Symphony, with the London Symphony Orchestra, by modern standards he did so at a comparatively ripe age of 52. But the critics were immediately struck by the youthful dynamism of Solti’s conception, which was entirely apt to a work conceived by a composer in his early twenties. When High Fidelity came to survey all the Mahler symphony recordings on record in September 1967, this version of the First was declared ‘probably the best both in interpretation and in recording’, even up against stiff competition from more experienced Mahlerians such as Jascha Horenstein and Rafael Kubelík.
London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:14 | 106 MB
Label: Decca

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos, which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element, and he was a concerto accompanist of renowned sensitivity: ‘the slow movement is particularly sweetly felt,’ as Gramophone remarked in its March 1951 review of the Chopin F minor concerto. In his booklet note, François Hundry (author of the authoritative biography of Ansermet) remarks on the frisson and Romantic sensibility which pianist and conductor create together in this, their only partnership on record.
Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra (2002)

Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra (2002)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Image, ID1378TD | rel: 2002 | 415Mb

A very long disc of Three Dog Night's greatest hits re-recorded with, as you might expect, the London Symphony Orchestra. The results are surprisingly upbeat Muzak adaptations that actually work well with the classical combination, in spite of occasionally sounding like something Randy Newman might have thought up.