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Composer: Mosolov, Alexander (1900-1973)

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Year of birth1900
Year of death1973
NationalityRussia
Period20th century
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Philharmonia mines the Soviet musical legacy

Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra excelled in a fascinating exploration of post-revolutionary Russian music under the banner ‘Workers and the State’.
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Scintillating season opener from the BBCNOW

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mosolov, Shostakovich and Beethoven with Igor Levit
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Prom 46: Salonen and the Philharmonia

Clive Barda
Listening to an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall is a bit like watching a gladiatorial contest between the orchestra and the hall. If the orchestra prevails, the sound comes through clean and well-defined. If not, the hall's giant size and booming acoustic turn the results to mush.