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A performance with two very different halves: Vladimir Ashkenazy at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 14 September 2017
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London

Prom 24: A monumental assault on the senses from Crebassa, Salonen and Philharmonia

By , 02 August 2017
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Worcester

Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 28 July 2017
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Worcester

Frank Beermann and the Philharmonia bring mischief and melancholia to the Three Choirs Festival

By , 26 July 2017
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Worcester

Questioning the quintessence of Britain: Elgar, Britten and Tippett at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
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London

Bel canto Schumann unzipped by Enrique Mazzola and the Philharmonia

By , 08 June 2017
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London

An emotional dedication: Duruflé & Fauré Requiems at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 04 June 2017
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London

Stimulating programming and powerful performances the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

By , 01 June 2017
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London

Poignancy and optimism: Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia in cathartic Brahms and Beethoven

By , 25 May 2017
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London

Raw and thrilling Bartók and Mahler from the Philharmonia

By , 07 May 2017
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London

Smudgy haze and glaring sunbursts: Boulez and Debussy juxtaposed by Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 May 2017
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London

Geographical and astrological surveys from the Philharmonia

By , 23 April 2017
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London

The real deal: authenticity and spark from Jakub Hrůša and Philharmonia in Dvořák 8

By , 06 April 2017
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London

Jakub Hrůša reflects Brahms’ translucency through crystal prisms

By , 23 March 2017
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London

Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia: no fireworks, just the joy of music-making

By , 16 March 2017
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London

“Wish you were here!” Picture-postcard Spain from Heras-Casado and Perianes

By , 02 March 2017
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London

Emperors and prophets from Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 23 February 2017
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London

Meaty Brahms from Karl-Heinz Steffens and the Philharmonia

By , 16 February 2017
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London

Pristine chaos becomes harmony: Paavo Järvi creates gold alloy from Nielsen’s unruly materials

By , 02 February 2017
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London

Terror to solace: Bruckner 9 with Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 22 January 2017
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London

Bombshell Bruckner from Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 19 January 2017
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London

Festive Tchaikovsky from Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 December 2016
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London

Shrill frenzy: fierce Walton from Nicholas Collon and the Philharmonia

By , 01 December 2016
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London

Bartók with bite from Zimmermann; intense but restrained Shostakovich from Valčuha and the Philharmonia

By , 24 November 2016
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London

Spectacular Tchaikovsky: Alice Sara Ott fires up an old warhorse

By , 17 November 2016
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London

Technically faultless: terrific Brahms from Kavakos, Järvi and the Philharmonia

By , 10 November 2016
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London

Exquisite Lise Davidsen the highlight of the Philharmonia's Verdi Requiem

By , 03 November 2016
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London

Bluster and reserve: Steffens and Philharmonia play German romantics

By , 27 October 2016
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London

Fire in their bellies: Temirkanov's impassioned Tchaikovsky 5, Khachatryan's intense Sibelius

By , 20 October 2016
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London

Anguish with or without words: the Philharmonia plays Schubert and Mahler

By , 16 October 2016
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Northridge

Sibelius with a golden wand: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia in Northridge, California

By , 05 October 2016
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London

Magnificent climax to the Philharmonia Stravinsky series

By , 29 September 2016
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London

“Sing O Muse": Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

By , 25 September 2016
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London

Prom 32: Salonen and the Philharmonia prove a mixed bag

By , 08 August 2016
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Gloucester

Mahler 8: Three Choirs Festival goes out in a flawed blaze of glory

By , 30 July 2016
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Gloucester

Fire and beauty, tears and triumph: Berlioz’s Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 27 July 2016
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London

Golden Beethoven and Pärt: Dohnányi at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 23 June 2016
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London

Rhythmic precision: Foxy Stravinsky from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 26 May 2016
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London

Enthusiastic Haydn and Nielsen from Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia

By , 19 May 2016
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London

Tension until the bitter end: Salonen and the Philharmonia devastate in The Rite of Spring

By , 15 May 2016
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London

Gardner's Elgar 2 with the Philharmonia: A passionate pilgrimage of a soul

By , 05 May 2016
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London

Spry Mozart and Bruckner from Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia

By , 24 April 2016
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London

Dazzling Prokofiev and atmospheric Rachmaninov from the Philharmonia

By , 14 April 2016
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London

Energy and boyish excitement from Ashkenazy in Rachmaninov

By , 03 March 2016
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London

Powerful yet controlled Mahler from Hrůša and the Philharmonia

By , 11 February 2016
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London

Trumpet extraordinary: Nordic passions from Hardenberger and Rouvali

By , 28 January 2016
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London

Sailing close to the wind: John Wilson and the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

By , 24 January 2016
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London

Navigating a way out the labyrinth: Andris Nelsons in Zimmermann and Bruckner

By , 06 December 2015
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