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Guide to the Philharmonia Orchestra

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BedfordRimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov
Philharmonia Orchestra; Clemens Schuldt; Kit Armstrong

CanterburyArabian Nights

Arabian Nights
Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov
Philharmonia Orchestra; Clemens Schuldt; Kit Armstrong

LondonPhilharmonia Orchestra - Brian Tyler Returns: Live In Concert

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Philharmonia Orchestra; Brian Tyler

LeicesterArabian Nights

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Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov
Philharmonia Orchestra; Clemens Schuldt; Kit Armstrong
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War Requiem floods Westminster Cathedral with compassion

Benjamin Appl © Lars Borges | Sony Classical
It was especially effective to hear the line “One ever hangs where shelled roads part” with the vast hanging crucifix with its portrait of Christ dominating the scene behind.
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Salonen continues his late Romantic traversal

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
In the second of the two concerts this week to open the Philharmonia's season, Salonen excels in the Schoenberg, while leaving space for debate in the Bruckner.
***11
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End of the world hysteria launches Philharmonia season opener

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
In Bruckner Six, Salonen simply jumped the red lights and kept driving.
****1
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Brilliance and excitement in Salonen’s Webern, Mahler and Wagner

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
In a fin de siècle programme, Salonen and the Philharmonia demonstrated visceral excitement, and found ways to reinvent. 
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Q & A

“Koreans love music and know how to express it”: Sunwook Kim

Sunwook Kim © Nick Cary | Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Ahead of his performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra, we caught up with the pianist to talk Korea and the Grieg Piano Concerto. 
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From Brno to London: Jakub Hrůša

Jakub Hrůša © Marina Vidor
Last week, Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša was appointed as one of two new Principal Guest Conductors of the Philharmonia Orchestra from the 2017/18 season. Before the announcement, Jakub talked to us about his experience working with the orchestra thus far and about Smetana’s Má vlast which he conducts next season.
Heidi Krutzen © Camilla Greenwell
Heidi Krutzen
© Camilla Greenwell