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Guide to the Philharmonia Orchestra

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CanterburySpielberg in Concert

Spielberg in Concert
Williams, Silvestri
Philharmonia Orchestra; Anthony Weeden

LondonMusic Of Today: Franco Donatini Composer Portrait

© Christian Mushenko
Donatoni
Philharmonia Orchestra; Tonino Battista; Amy Dickson

LondonPhilharmonia Orchestra - John Wilson: Gerswhin & Walton

© Sim Canetty Clarke
Bennett, Gershwin, Walton
Philharmonia Orchestra; John Wilson; Louis Schwizgebel

LeicesterSpielberg in Concert

Spielberg in Concert
Williams, Goldsmith, Silvestri, Horner, Giacchino
Philharmonia Orchestra; Anthony Weeden
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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.
****1
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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. 
****1
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Q & A

John Wilson: a champion of British and American music

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Ahead of his concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra, John Wilson talks about his admiration for Gershwin's highly influental orchestral music.
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. 
Heidi Krutzen © Camilla Greenwell
Heidi Krutzen
© Camilla Greenwell