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Guide to the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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 2017/18 season include visits to Japan, China, Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Italy and France.

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.

March 2018
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LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Symphony of Psalms

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky, Bernstein
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Thierry Fischer; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; London Philharmonic Choir

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Perséphone

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Perséphone
Adès, Barry, Stravinsky
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Adès; Thomas Trotter; Toby Spence; London Philharmonic Choir; Trinity Boys Choir

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Brilliance and longing

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Brilliance and longing
Stravinsky, Dessner, Rachmaninov
London Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Bold and new

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Bold and new
Stravinsky, Debussy, Shostakovich
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Leif Ove Andsnes

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Ode to Beethoven

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Ode to Beethoven
Hillborg, Falik, Stravinsky, Beethoven
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Gil Shaham

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Mahler

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Mahler
Rachmaninov, Mahler
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Robert Treviño; Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev
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Sweet and savoury from the LPO

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
An intelligently planned and generous programme featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Peter Donohoe in two neo-classical works by Stravinsky paired with two German Romantic works.
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Trifonov impresses, the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Trifonov's rock solid technique is applied with finesse to one of the world's most popular concerti; Stravinsky's Fairy's Kiss doesn't transfer well to the concert platform.
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Heavenly Strauss from Damrau

Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
With Damrau, one hears every word and her account of Strauss' Four Last Songs was memorable. 
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World-beating musicianship from Sergej Krylov

Sergej Krylov © Evgeny Evtukhov
A superb concert from the London Philharmonic Orchestra under an inspirational Vasily Petrenko who brought vivid colours to two ballet scores straddling the Great War, and an excusite rendtion of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. 
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One thousand and one delights from the LPO

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
The latest concert in the LPO's “Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journeys” series focussed on storytelling of the symphonic kind. 
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Lupo’s Ravel with Mena & the LPO steals the show

Benedetto Lupo © Carlo Cofano
Impressive Ravel from Benedetto Lupo, with pleasing Debussy and Delius, and a strong performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring from Juanjo Mena and the LPO.
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