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Sibelius, Ravel
Philharmonia Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Alice Sara Ott

LondonPhilharmonia Orchestra - Rouvali Conducts Sibelius & Ravel

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Ravel, Sibelius
Philharmonia Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Alice Sara Ott

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Beethoven, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Hilary Hahn

HamburgPhilharmonia Orchestra London / Paavo Järvi

Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Hilary Hahn
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Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Rouvali's role as the Phiharmonia's Principal Guest Conductor may prove to be one of the most exciting musical relationships in London, based on their remarkable performance of Eine Alpensinfonie that headlined an all-Strauss programme.
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Pacy Tchaikovsky from Long Yu and the Philharmonia

Jian Wang © Xu Bin
Long Yu certainly didn’t rest on his laurels as he powered through Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, while Jian Wang introduced subtlety and deftness in the Rococo Variations.
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Hrůša’s Slavic canvas and the mystery of Kabeláč

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances were a treat and Simon Trpčeski was characteristically glistening in Shostakovich, but the surprise package turned out to be a rarely heard work by Kabeláč.
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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.
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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.
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“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