Philharmonia Orchestra Audio Podcast
Direct download: Pre-Concert_Talk__Dr_Jeremy_Barham_on_Mahler.mp3
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Series Advisor Martin Sixsmith leads a discussion about Battleship Potemkin with Russian and Soviet Film Studies professor, Philip Cavendish.

Cavendish discusses Battleship Potemkin's iconic role in world cinema, it's powerful cinematography and director Sergei Eisenstein's aim to capture the tragedy, the pathos and brutality of events that took part in Odessa.

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Voices of Revolution' series continues in March 2018. 


Direct download: 171012_potemkin_sixsmith2.mp3
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Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša speaks with Hannah Nepil of the Financial Times to discuss his relationship with the Philharmonia and his upcoming performance of Smetana's Má Vlast. 

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. 

Direct download: 171008_hrusa_pct_mixdown.mp3
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Principal Guest Conductor and Alistair Mackie, Principal Trumpet in conversation ahead of the Philharmonia's concert on Sunday 24th April, which included Elgar's Cello Concerto performed by Alban Gerhardt and Holst's 'The Planets'.

This Pre-Concert Talk was also broadcast live on Facebook, which can be found at the following link:…154213671097202/

Rouvali's next concert with the Philharmonia is on Thursday 5th October 2017, the programme for which will include Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. Book tickets here:…an_exhibition

Direct download: 170423_rouvali_mackie.m4a
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Conductor Rafael Payare and classical music writer Jessica Duchen in conversation ahead of the Philharmonia's concert on Thursday 9th March, which included Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op. 19 featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, Op.45. 


Direct download: 170309_PCT_payare_duchen.m4a
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Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and Tom Service discuss Stravinsky, Ligeti and Ravel ahead of the Philharmonia's recent concert on Sunday 19th February.

The Salonen/Aimard Inspirations series continues this Thursday 23rd Feb at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, with a programme including Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto, 'Emperor', and the London première of Tansy Davies's 'Forest', a concerto for four horns.…and_beethoven

Direct download: 170219_salonen_aimard_service_PCT.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am UTC

Violist Lawrence Power, conductor John Wilson and Principal Bassoon Robin O'Neill in conversation ahead of the Philharmonia's latest concert on Thursday 12th February, which featured Walton's Viola Concerto.

If you're interested in seeing more of Power performing live, his next concert with the Philharmonia is on 1st June 2017 at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall -

Direct download: 170214_power_oneill_wilson.m4a
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Legendary pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy took some time with us to discuss his relationship with Rachmaninov's music, which he has been exploring with the Philharmonia Orchestra for over a year. As the series comes to a close, Maestro Ashkenazy takes us back in time to his youth in Russia where we hear about his first musical experiences and early encounters with Rachmaninov's music. He is joined by his wife, Thorunn "Dody" Ashkenazy, in this extended interview. 

Direct download: Vladimir_Ashkenazy_on_Rachmaninov.m4a
Category:music -- posted at: 9:06am UTC

Three Choirs Festival - 300 Years of Music Making

This week's Backstage Pass podcast is all about the oldest music festival in the world, the Three Choirs Festival. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the event. As the resident orchestra at the festival we were keen to mark this special event by bringing the behind-the-scenes experience of the Three Choirs to your ears.

Tune in to hear more from this unique event with interviews from the festival's artistic director, Geraint Bowen, the Philharmonia roadies and our players.

Direct download: Three_Choirs_Festival_-_300_Years_of_Music_Making.mp3
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Henley Festival Special - Feat. Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Alison Balsom...

Our latest podcast is a special extended edition of Backstage Pass, recorded live at Henley Festival. On the 10 July 2015 the Philharmonia Orchestra performed with Gregory Porter, Alison Balsom, Laura Mvula, Shona McGarty, Ballet Black and Ji Liu in a celebration of George Gershwin's music, led by Troy Miller and Fabio D'Andrea. Follow the musicians backstage in this episode for a glimpse of this spectacular event.

The podcast features interviews with Alison Balsom, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and dancers from Ballet Black as well as a host of other special guests. 

Direct download: Henley_Festival_Special_-_Feat._Laura_Mvula_Gregory_Porter_Alison_Balsom.mp3
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