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Since its foundation in 1904, the London Symphony Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, has brought delight to many thousands of people. In 2013, Elliott & Thompson published Principal Flautist Gareth Davies’ unique memoir of life within this much-loved institution.

In The Show Must Go On, Gareth draws on previously unpublished historical material to tell two tales of life on the road: the LSO’s historic first tour of 1912 and its contemporary 2012 tour. This original and insightful publication brought to life the inner workings of an orchestra as never before, and has delighted readers and reviewers: it was highlighted in the Financial Times Summer Reads and Books of the Year for 2013, and was a book of the year in Classical Music Magazine.

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  • The Show Must Go On: On Tour With The LSO in 1912 and 2012