The BBC Symphony Orchestra is a renowned British orchestra founded in 1930, making it the first permanent salaried orchestra in London. Although it is not self-governing, it is the principal broadcast orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The orchestra was originally created as a joint project between the BBC and Sir Thomas Beecham, but the task of assembling and training the orchestra fell to Adrian Boult. The BBC SO has had a long list of notable guest conductors, including Arturo Toscanini, who praised it as the finest orchestra he ever conducted. The orchestra has been led by distinguished chief conductors, such as Antal Doráti, Colin Davis, and Pierre Boulez. The articles in this section contain music pieces performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.