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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching aglobal audience. Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.

Today, the Philharmonia has the greatest claim of any orchestra to be the UK’s National orchestra. It is committed to presenting the same quality, live music making in venues throughout the country as it brings to London and the great concert halls of the world. In 2013/14 the Orchestra is performing more than 160 concerts, as well as recording scores for films, CDs and computer games. Under Esa-Pekka Salonen a series of flagship, visionary projects—City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935 (2009), Bill Viola’s Tristan und Isolde (2010), Infernal Dance: Inside the World of Béla Bartók (2011) and Woven Words, a celebration of Witold Lutosławski’s centenary year—have been critically acclaimed.

For 17 years now the Orchestra’s work has been underpinned by its much admired UK and International Residency Programme, which began in 1995 with the launch of its residencies at the Bedford Corn Exchange and London’s Southbank Centre. During 2013/14 the Orchestra not only performs more than 35 concerts at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, but also celebrates its 17th year as Resident Orchestra of De Montfort Hall in Leicester and its 13th year as Orchestra in Partnership at The Anvil in Basingstoke; and enters the third year of its residencies at the new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and the Three Choirs Festival. The Orchestra’s extensive touring schedule this season also includes concerts in Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France and Spain with Esa-Pekka Salonen, a two week residency at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris performing Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites under Jérémie Rhorer, and tour of China in June with Salonen.

During its first six decades, the Philharmonia Orchestra has collaborated with most of the great classical artists of the 20th century. Conductors associated with the Orchestra include Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Toscanini, Cantelli, Karajan and Giulini. Otto Klemperer was the first of many outstanding Principal Conductors, and other great names have included Lorin Maazel (Associate Principal Conductor), Sir Charles Mackerras (Principal Guest Conductor), Riccardo Muti (Principal Conductor and Music Director), Kurt Sanderling (Conductor Emeritus) and Giuseppe Sinopoli (Music Director). As well as Esa-Pekka Salonen, current titled conductors are Christoph von Dohnányi (Honorary Conductor for Life) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Conductor Laureate).

The Philharmonia Orchestra continues to pride itself on its long-term collaborations with the finest musicians of our day, supporting new as well as established artists. This policy extends into the Orchestra itself, where many of the players have solo or chamber music careers alongside their work with the Orchestra. The Philharmonia’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund has for many years supported talented musicians at the start of their careers, including an Orchestral Award, which allows two young players every year to gain performing experience within the Orchestra.

The Orchestra is also recognised for its innovative programming policy, at the heart of which is a commitment to performing and commissioning new works by leading composers, among them the Artistic Director of its Music of Today series, Unsuk Chin.

Since 1945 the Philharmonia Orchestra has commissioned more than 100 new works from composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan.

Throughout its history, the Philharmonia Orchestra has been committed to finding new ways to bring its top quality live performance to audiences worldwide, and to using new technologies to achieve this. Many millions of people since 1945 have enjoyed their first experience of classical music through a Philharmonia recording, and in 2013/14 audiences can engage with the Orchestra through computer games, film scores and through its YouTube and Vimeo channels featuring the Orchestra’s award-winning documentary films, which have been watched by more than a million people worldwide. In May 2010 the Orchestra’s digital ‘virtual Philharmonia Orchestra’ project, RE-RITE, won both the RPS Audience Development and Creative Communication Awards, and after appearances in London, Leicester and Lisbon, toured to Dortmund in November 2011, Tianjin in China in April/May 2012, Izmir (Turkey) in June 2012, and in 2013 to Hamburg and the Salzburg Festival. RE-RITE, devised with Esa-Pekka Salonen, secured the Philharmonia’s position as a digital innovator and its follow-up audio-visual installation to RE-RITE, Universe of Sound: The Planets, premièred at the Science Museum from May to August 2012, receiving more than 67,000 visitors. It won the 2012 RPS Award for Audiences and Engagement. Following touring appearances in Birmingham and Canterbury in 2013 Universe of Sound will form part of a major new audience development and education initiative on the South West Peninsula in 2014 and 2015, alongside RE-RITE and a new mobile 'pop-up' installation.

Recording and broadcasting both continue to play a significant part in the Orchestra’s activities, notably through its partnership with Signum Records, releasing new live recordings of Philharmonia performances with its key conductors. Since 2003 the Philharmonia has enjoyed a major partnership with Classic FM, as The Classic FM Orchestra on Tour, as well as continuing to broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Albums

Balakirev: Symphonies & Symphonic Poems
CDD220302CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Studio Master: SIGCD372Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Beethoven: Symphonies
CDS44301/55CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 3 & 5
SIGCD169for the price of 1 — Download only
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
SIGCD193Download only
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3
Studio Master: SIGCD250for the price of 1 — Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
SIGCD132for the price of 1 — Download only
Britten: Cello Symphony; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto
Studio Master: SIGCD137Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bruckner: Symphony No 4
Studio Master: SIGCD256Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: Piano Concertos
CDH55180Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Dvořák & Schumann: Cello Concertos
SIGCD322Download only
Dvořák: Symphonies Nos 7 & 8
SIGCD183Download only
Edwin Fischer – Mozart Piano Concertos
APR7303Download only
Elgar & Myaskovsky: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD116Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Studio Master: SIGCD168Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: SIGCD179for the price of 1 — Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Finzi & Stanford: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55101Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Harriet Cohen – The complete solo studio recordings
APR7304Download only
Holst: Choral Ballets
CDA66784Archive Service
Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3
Studio Master: SIGCD360Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mahler: Symphony No 2
Studio Master: CKD452Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mahler: Symphony No 4
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Mahler: Symphony No 6
Studio Master: SIGCD275Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mahler: Symphony No 9
Studio Master: SIGCD188Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952
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Myaskovsky & Elgar: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD116Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Myra Hess – The complete solo and concerto studio recordings
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar & Russian Easter Festival
CDH55137Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Romantic novelties for violin and orchestra
SIGCD224Download only
Royal Eurostar
CDA66870Archive Service
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Studio Master: SIGCD173Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schubert: Symphony No 9
SIGCD133Download only
Schumann & Dvořák: Cello Concertos
SIGCD322Download only
Shostakovich & Walton: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD220Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto; Britten: Cello Symphony
Studio Master: SIGCD137Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5
SIGCD135Download only
Stanford & Finzi: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55101Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche & Ein Heldenleben
SIGCD148Download only
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6
Studio Master: SIGCD253Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits & Five Mystical Songs
CDH55004Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Walton & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD220Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Complete works available for download

MILI BALAKIREV (1837-1910)
Overture on Three Russian Themeswith Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Symphonic Poem 'Russia'with Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Symphonic Poem 'Tamara'with Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Symphony No 1 in C majorwith Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in D minorwith Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Op 11with Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
SIR ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)
The Oliver Themewith Harriet Cohen (piano), Muir Mathieson (conductor)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Leonore Overture No 2with Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in E flat major 'Eroica', Op 55with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
Symphonie fantastique, Op 14with Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68with Jamie Walton (cello), Alexander Briger (conductor)
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Symphony No 4 in E flat major 'Romantic'with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11with Nikolai Demidenko (piano), Heinrich Schiff (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21with Nikolai Demidenko (piano), Heinrich Schiff (conductor)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104with Jamie Walton (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85with Jamie Walton (cello), Alexander Briger (conductor)
Froissart, Op 19with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
In the South 'Alassio', Op 50with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
Serenade for strings, Op 20with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
Sursum Corda, Op 11with London Brass Virtuosi, David Honeyball (conductor), Joseph Cullen (organ)
Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
Variations for orchestra 'Enigma', Op 36with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
GERALD FINZI (1901-1956)
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, Op 31with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Alun Francis (conductor)
CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890)
Variations symphoniqueswith Moura Lympany (piano), Walter Susskind (conductor)
NIELS WILHELM GADE (1817-1890)
Capriccio in A minorwith Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)
Meditation in D major, Op 32with Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50with London Brass Virtuosi, David Honeyball (conductor)
GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934)
King Estmere, H70with Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
The Golden Goose, H163with Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
The Morning of the Year, H164with Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
JOSEPH JOACHIM (1831-1907)
Variations in E minorwith Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
Symphony No 1 in D majorwith Lorin Maazel (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'with Lorin Maazel (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'with Benjamin Zander (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in D minorwith Lorin Maazel (conductor)
Symphony No 4 in G majorwith Sarah Fox (soprano), Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Symphony No 6 in A minorwith Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Symphony No 9 in D majorwith Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 21with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25with Moura Lympany (piano), Rafael Kubelík (conductor)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K503with Edwin Fischer (piano), Josef Krips (conductor)
NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Cello Concerto in C minor, Op 66with Jamie Walton (cello), Alexander Briger (conductor)
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
Antar. Third version, Symphonic Suite, Op 9with Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Concert Fantasy, Op 33with Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op 36with Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951)
Gurreliederwith Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Symphony No 9 in C major 'The Great', D944with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129with Jamie Walton (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107with Jamie Walton (cello)
Cello Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 126with Jamie Walton (cello), Alexander Briger (conductor)
Festive Overture, Op 96with Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47with Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)
Clarinet Concerto in A minor, Op 80with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Alun Francis (conductor)
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Ein Heldenleben, Op 40with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28with Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Sérénade mélancolique, Op 26with Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Symphony No 6 in B minor 'Pathétique', Op 74with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882-1949)
Rapsodia sinfónicawith Moura Lympany (piano), Walter Susskind (conductor)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Five Mystical Songswith Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
EUGÈNE YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Mazurka, Op 10 No 2with Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Saltarelle carnavalesque, Op posth.with Hideko Udagawa (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A mummers' play  
Antar. Third version, Symphonic Suite, Op 9 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Antiphon  
Capriccio in A minor (Gade)
Cello Concerto (Walton)
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129 (Schumann)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (Dvořák)
Cello Concerto in C minor, Op 66 (Myaskovsky)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (Elgar)
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (Shostakovich)
Cello Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 126 (Shostakovich)
Clarinet Concerto in A minor, Op 80 (Stanford)
Come, my way, my truth, my life  
Concert Fantasy, Op 33 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, Op 31 (Finzi)
Concerto symphonique No 4 in D minor, Op 102 (Litolff)
Dance of the headman and hobby-horse  
Dance of the maidens  
Dance of the three girls  
Dance of the youngest couple  
Dance of the youths  
Der Held  
Des Helden Friedenswerke  
Des Helden Gefährtin  
Des Helden Walstatt  
Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung  
Des Helden Widersacher  
Down then came that maiden fair  
Down with the rascal  
Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Op 11 (Bartók)
Easter  
Ein Heldenleben, Op 40 (Strauss)
Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss  
Execution  
Festive Overture, Op 96 (Shostakovich)
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
Froissart, Op 19 (Elgar)
Gurrelieder (Schoenberg)
Hearken to me gentlemen  
Here's the old man  
I got me flowers  
In the South 'Alassio', Op 50 (Elgar)
Jane Scroop, Her Lament for Philip Sparrow  
Jolly Rutterkin  
Keyboard Concerto No 1 in D minor, BWV1052 (Bach)
King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50 (Hindemith)
Leonore Overture No 2 (Beethoven)
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  
Love bade me welcome  
Love, sweet love  
Marche au supplice  
Mazurka, Op 10 No 2 (Ysaÿe)
Meditation in D major, Op 32 (Glazunov)
My mother was a western woman  
Nimrod (Adagio)  
Now Christ thee save  
O dance of love  
O lady, this is thy own true love  
Or forced them all to flee  
Overture on Three Russian Themes (Balakirev)
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 21 (Mendelssohn)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54 (Schumann)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25 (Mendelssohn)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K503 (Mozart)
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  
Pretty Bess  
Rapsodia sinfónica (Turina)
Reade me, reade me dear brother  
Rêveries – Passions  
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays  
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op 36 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Saltarelle carnavalesque, Op posth. (Ysaÿe)
Scène aux champs  
Serenade for strings, Op 20 (Elgar)
Sérénade mélancolique, Op 26 (Tchaikovsky)
She sent one after King Estmere  
Sleep  
Songe d'une nuit de sabbat  
Sound drum and trumpet play  
Spring is here  
Sursum Corda, Op 11 (Elgar)
Symphonic Poem 'Russia' (Balakirev)
Symphonic Poem 'Tamara' (Balakirev)
Symphonie fantastique, Op 14 (Berlioz)
Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68 (Britten)
Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55 (Elgar)
Symphony No 1 in C major (Balakirev)
Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (Brahms)
Symphony No 1 in D major (Mahler)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Mahler)
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (Brahms)
Symphony No 2 in D minor (Balakirev)
Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63 (Elgar)
Symphony No 3 in D minor (Mahler)
Symphony No 3 in E flat major 'Eroica', Op 55 (Beethoven)
Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (Brahms)
Symphony No 4 in E flat major 'Romantic' (Bruckner)
Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (Brahms)
Symphony No 4 in G major (Mahler)
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (Beethoven)
Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (Shostakovich)
Symphony No 6 in A minor (Mahler)
Symphony No 6 in B minor 'Pathétique', Op 74 (Tchaikovsky)
Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (Dvořák)
Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 (Dvořák)
Symphony No 9 in C major 'The Great', D944 (Schubert)
Symphony No 9 in D major (Mahler)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
The Call  
The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
The Goose Dance  
The Human Organ  
The Mating Dance  
The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
The Mummer's Play  
The Oliver Theme (Bax)
The Tunning of Elinor Rumming  
The voice of nature  
The voices call  
Then bespake her father dear  
Then King Estmere he took his harp  
They had not ridden scarce a mile  
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28 (Strauss)
Un bal  
Vainly awaiting, some beguiling  
Variations for orchestra 'Enigma', Op 36 (Elgar)
Variations in E minor (Joachim)
Variations symphoniques (Franck)
You have shown my mystery  
Ze Šumavy 'From the Bohemian forest', Op 68 (Dvořák)
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