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Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography

One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s current Principal Conductor.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the UK. The Orchestra frequently tours abroad: highlights of the 2016/17 season include visits to New York, Germany, Hungary, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous films including The Lord of the Rings. In 2005 it began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label.

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LondonMerry pranks

Merry pranks
Brahms, Elgar, Strauss R.
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Yefim Bronfman

LondonAlpine journeys

Alpine journeys
Brahms, Bruckner
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Janine Jansen

LondonProm 41: Rimsky Korsakov, Rachmaninov & Glazunov

Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Lyadov, Glazunov
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Alexander Ghindin

LondonJurowski's Tchaikovsky

© Matthias Creutziger
Knussen, Britten, Tchaikovsky
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Julia Fischer

LondonTo the summit

© Simon Fowler
Elgar, Strauss R.
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Nicola Benedetti
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From the comfort of one's very own chair

Stephen Hough © Jiyang Chen
Tired of looking at the same wallpaper all the time? The London Philharmonic and their conductor Edward Gardner, together with soloist Stephen Hough, offer one way to see (part of) the world.
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Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
Continuing its series of landmark classics inspired by the British Isles, the London Philharmonic conducted by Osmo Vänskä showcases Bax before moving north to traverse the Nordic landscapes of Grieg and Sibelius.
****1
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A blaze of brassy glory in Vasily Petrenko's Walton 1

George Li © Simon Fowler
Walton’s First Symphony from 1935 rounded off the evening in a blaze of brassy glory. Petrenko approached the work in a full-blooded fashion, which didn’t always hit the mark, but was ultimately thrilling.
****1
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Diamond-hard German Romantics from the LPO

Andreas Ottensamer © Lars Borges
Wagner and hard-driven Brahms counter a silky smooth performance of Weber's First Clarinet Concerto.
***11
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A study in romance: David Parry and the LPO

David Parry © Marco Borrelli
Where better to start the LPO's exploration of 'British' music in its Isle of Noises festival than with Sir Edward Elgar? 
****1
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