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Guide to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

« My fantasy orchestra, on the basis of last night’s Symphony no. 5 in B flat major by Bruckner, would include the brass section of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. »
David Karlin, October 2016
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RSPO's concerts for schoolchildren

100 years of school concerts

Stockholm Concert Hall © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic has been staging school concerts for every year since 1917. The RSPO's Stefan Forsberg and Karina Svensson talk about bringing music to Swedish children, then and now.
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StockholmBeethoven - Symphony no. 3

Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
The blue concert hall at Hötorget (the Haymarket) in central Stockholm is one of Sweden’s great architectural masterpieces. Opened in 1926, it was designed by architect Ivar Tengbom during a period of expansion in the capital. The Stockholm Concert Hall was built to house The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra – founded in 1902 – and to serve as an arena for the Nobel Prize Ceremony. Besides the main hall, the building also contains two chamber music halls: the beautiful Grünewald Hall and the smaller Aulin Hall. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor Sakari Oramo was appointed in 2008, with his present contract lasting until 2020
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StockholmBeethoven's Ninth

Beethoven's Ninth
Tally, Beethoven
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst; Lise Davidsen; Jennifer Johnston; Norbert Ernst; Dashon Burton

StockholmSchubert's Ninth

Schubert's Ninth
Pintscher, Schubert
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach; Marisol Montalvo

StockholmBartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra
Jolas, Bartók
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu

StockholmBartók and French delicatessen

Bartók and French delicatessen
Jolas, Dusapin, Bartók
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu; Renaud Capuçon

StockholmTine Thing Helseth plays Haydn

Tine Thing Helseth plays Haydn
Byström, Haydn, Prokofiev, Brahms
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Tine Thing Helseth
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts in Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
The much anticipated Austrian conductor strikes home with Shostakovich and Beethoven as a side dish in Stockholm.
***11
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RSPO in blazing form at the Proms

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
An eclectic programme from this Swedish orchestra which gave sharply defined performances in repertoire that, at first glance, had seemingly little in common.
*****
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A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Renée Fleming sings Barber and Strauss at the Concertgebouw.
****1
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French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève © Jan-Olav Wedin
Twenty-first century Stockholm or fin de siècle Paris? Works by Ravel, Debussy and Schmitt take the audience back to the times of the French avant-garde.
***11
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