Guide to the Philharmonia Orchestra

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LondonDebussy & Ravel

Debussy, Ravel
Philharmonia Orchestra; Pablo Heras-Casado; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

BedfordCarnival in Prague

Dvořák, Hummel
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Lucienne Renaudin-Vary

LondonPaavo Järvi: Dvořák

Dvořák
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Gautier Capuçon

LeicesterBartók meets Beethoven

Kodály, Beethoven, Bartók
Philharmonia Orchestra; Juraj Valčuha; Evgeny Bozhanov
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Salonen's independence celebrations miss the mark

The celebrations 100 years of Finnish Independence move to the Royal Festival Hall, with an all-Sibelius programme and Esa-Pekka Salonen: the highlight is soloist Vilde Frang's playing of the Violin Concerto.
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Expressive truths: Mahler’s Ninth

Esa-Pekka Salonen brought maturity and experience to a searing account of Mahler’s last completed symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra on its best form.
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Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards

Chinese-American pianist George Li is now all of 22 years old, and continues to accumulate awards for his remarkable playing, but could he find anything interesting to say about this particular warhorse? 
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Kindred spirits: Holst and Vaughan Williams

The Planets and Sinfonia antartica could be the Cav and Pag of British music.
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Q&A WITH JAKUB HRŮŠA

From Brno to London: Jakub Hrůša

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.
BIOGRAPHY
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Esa-Pekka Salonen has a restless innovation that marks him as one of the most important artists in classical music. Salonen is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009.
Heidi Krutzen © Camilla Greenwell
Heidi Krutzen
© Camilla Greenwell