Guide to the Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega
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LondonInspirations: Debussy and Boulez

Debussy, Boulez
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

LondonInspirations: Mahler and Bartók

Bartók, Mahler
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Tamara Stefanovich

CanterburyGreat Melodies: Elgar and Mozart

Schubert, Mozart, Elgar
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Veronika Eberle
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Authenticity and spark from Jakub Hrůša

A Slavic treat from Jakub Hrůša and the Philharmonia saw an ebullient Dvořák's Eighth Symphony, a German-Hungarian-Czech combo, and Julian Rachlin an admirable last-minute stand-in in Tchaikovsky.
***11
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Reflecting Brahms’ translucency through crystal prisms

The increasingly effulgent conductor filtered Brahms’ tone through a chandelier of variously-shaped orchestral figures.
****1
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Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

Lively and joyful Schubert, elegant Mozart, and urgency, pace and exhilarating command in Elgar from Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia.
****1
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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.
First Violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay © Benjamin Ealovega
First Violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay
© Benjamin Ealovega