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The Full Works Concert with Catherine Bott 8pm - 10pm
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The history of the London Symphony Orchestra in pictures
Though they usually kept a chief conductor on staff, the LSO's early years saw them conducted by an incredible range of legends, including Edward Elgar, Wihelm Fürtwangler, Otto Klemperer (pictured) and Sir Thomas Beecham among others. Soloists included a young Yehudi Menuhin, and Sergei Rachmaninov.