Philharmonia Orchestra Audio Podcast
Third in a series of four biographical films on the Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski. Series Advisor, Steven Stucky and Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen visited Polska Radio in Warsaw to talk about Lutosławski's work during Soviet rule. They view manuscripts of his compositions for radio and also pop music, which he composed under the pseudonym, Derwid. Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end".
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Series Advisor, Steven Stucky and Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen both knew the Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski well. In this film, the two composers reminisce about their friend and mentor and discuss his work. Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end".
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Second in a series of four biographical films on the Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski. This film focuses on the composer's struggle for survival in Warsaw during World War II. Series Advisor, Steven Stucky and Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen traveled to Poland to find out more. Lutosławski expert Charles Bodman Rae also helps bring this terrifying moment in history to life. Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end".
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First in a series of four biographical films on the Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski. This film focuses on the composer's early life and beginnings in music. Series Advisor, Steven Stucky and Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen traveled to Poland to discover how tragic and traumatic events in Lutosławski's early life shaped his compositions and personality. Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end".
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Pianist Peter Jablonski talks us through Witold Lutosławski's Piano Concerto (1987-88), which will be performed by Krystian Zimerman on 30 January at the Royal Festival Hall in London. This concert marks the opening of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end".
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In this extended feature, Principal Timpanist Andy "Thumper" Smith, described here by a fellow player as a "defining feature of the Philharmonia sound", looks back fondly on his 40 year journey with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
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Es ist ein ros entsprungen, arr. Roger Harvey. Performed by: Paul Sharp (trumpet), Mark Calder (trumpet), Katy Woolley (horn), Rebecca Smith (trombone), Pete Smith (tuba). Filmed at Le Méridien Piccadilly, Official Hotel Partner of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Send this as a digital Christmas card to your friends and family: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/christmas/
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Orchestra Unwrapped is a major education initiative led by the Philharmonia Orchestra for Leicester and Basingstoke schoolchildren. Thousands of children aged 7-11 are given the opportunity to see a symphony orchestra and learn more about classical music in an engaging, funny and age-appropriate show. Find out more here: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/orchestra_unwrapped/
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The Three Choirs Festival is the world's oldest and greatest Choral festival, and this year it will be held in Hereford Cathedral from 21-27 July. The Philharmonia continues their three year residency at the festival and to celebrate we talk to those involved in making it happen. Highlights at this year's festival include Julian Lloyd Webber playing Delius's Cello Concerto, Joseph Phibbs's new composition Rivers to the Sea and a rare performance of Dyson's Pilgrim's Progress.
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British composer Joseph Phibbs was commissioned by Anvil Arts and the Philharmonia Orchestra to write a new symphonic work for The Anvil, Basingstoke's 18th Birthday celebrations and to mark the continuing relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra as The Anvil's Orchestra in Partnership. We met with Joseph Phibbs while he was writing his new work, Rivers to the Sea, to get special insight into the composition process. Rivers to the Sea premières at the Anvil, Basingstoke on Fri 22 June 2012: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/22jun12/. London premiere at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, 28 June 2012: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/28jun12/. Three Choirs Festival, 21 July 2012: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/21jul12/. Auditorio Lingotto, Turin, 20 Sept 2012: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/20sep12/. Beethovenfest, Bonn, 5 Oct 2012: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/05oct12/
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