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Guide to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Stockholm International Composer Festival

Discovery and drama: Thea Musgrave at 90

Thea Musgrave © Thomas Le Brocq
Ahead of a major presentation of her work in Stockholm, we sit down with the master craftswoman to talk about her passion for discovery and her advice to young artists. 
RSPO Chief Conductor

Leading from the front with Sakari Oramo

© Benjamin Ealovega
The Finnish conductor talks about feeling a part of the orchestra and which Nordic country performs the best Nielsen. 

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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StockholmStrauss and Wagner 1

Strauss and Wagner 1
Wagner, Strauss R.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann

StockholmStrauss and Wagner II

Strauss and Wagner II
Wagner, Strauss R.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann

GothenburgThe Ultimate Love Story

Wagner, Strauss R.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann; François Leleux

StockholmRadu Lupu with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Radu Lupu with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Liebermann, Mozart, Sibelius
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Radu Lupu
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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.
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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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StockholmNielsen Symphony No. 2 (October 2013)

Nielsen: Symphony no. 2, "The Four Temperaments", Op.16
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmFinal Fantasy VI: Symphonic Poem

Uematsu: Final Fantasy VI: Symphonic Poem
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Andreas Hanson