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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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LondonThe Emperor

The Emperor
Beethoven
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Juanjo Mena; Javier Perianes

LondonRomantic dreams

Romantic dreams
Wagner, Weber, Smith, Brahms
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Andreas Ottensamer

LondonHaydn's Seasons

Haydn's Seasons
Haydn: The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) Hob XXI:3
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Sophie Bevan; Mark Padmore; London Philharmonic Choir

LondonMusic and silence

Music and silence
Beethoven, Elgar, Mahler
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Kian Soltani

LondonAge of anxiety

Age of anxiety
Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky, Walton
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; George Li
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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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Fire burn and cauldron bubble: Tetzlaff, Ticciati and the LPO

Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi
Shakespeare's witches would have felt very much at home amidst the heated landscapes on display in this LPO concert featuring Sibelius and Bruckner.
***11
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Norrington and LPO provide emotion and insight in Dido and Aeneas

Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Sir Roger Norrington and a strong cast joined a Baroque-style London Philharmonic Orchestra in a highly accomplished Dido and Aeneas, preceded by Handel’s clean and stately Water Music.
*****
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A finely gauged Walküre from Jurowski and the LPO

Ruxandra Donose and Stuart Skelton © Simon Jay Price
The chance to watch their finely gauged interpretation unfold on the Royal Festival Hall platform was a privilege.
****1
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SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

Marin Alsop © Adriane White

 Marin Alsop lead the London Philharmonic in a thrilling showcase for contemporary composition at the Southbank Centre's SoundState festival. 

****1
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