Philharmonia Orchestra Audio Podcast (podcast)

The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, chats with journalist John Florance ahead of a concert of Mahler’s 1st Symphony and Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on 10 April 2018. Topics cover Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius’s famous encounter in Finland and their differing opinions of what a symphony should contain, the power of provocation in music, and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s own struggle to balance composing, conducting and life.

This concert repeats in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 12 April 2018 at 7:30pm. Book here: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1752

Please note: Audience questions have been edited out due to being inaudible on the recording - we cut straight to the panellist answers.

Direct download: Pre-Concert_Talk__Esa-Pekka_Salonen_and_John_Florance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:16am UTC

Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 Series Advisor Martin Sixsmith speaks to musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker about the different ways Soviet era composers navigated an increasingly volatile system, one that could be unpredictable, especially when it came to evaluating music. 

Profiling composers featured in the Philharmonia Orchestra's Royal Festival Hall concert on 22 March 2018, Sixsmith and Frolova-Walker explore how Sergei Prokofiev was lured back to Russia with flattery; how Alexander Mosolov ended up in the Gulag; and how Reinhold Glière managed to work the system to his advantage by producing beautiful, accessible music. 

Works discussed: 

Mosolov: Iron Foundry

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3

Glière: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, The Red Poppy

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

Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Voices of Revolution' series continues in March 2018. https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/series/68/voices_of_revolution_russia_1917 


Direct download: Pre-Concert_Talk__Dr_Jeremy_Barham_on_Mahler.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:41pm UTC

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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:50pm UTC

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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm 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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm UTC

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