Philharmonia Orchestra

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Active: October, 1945 - ; England
England's Philharmonia is a relative "youngster" among orchestras, having arisen out of the ashes of London's disrupted orchestral life in the wake of World War II. Within an astonishingly short time, it rose to a high level of quality with a deep, burnished tone similar to the best Austrian-German ensembles. Not surprisingly, its formative years were nurtured under the batons of Furtwängler, Karajan, and Klemperer. In 1945, EMI's Walter Legge Read more realized a long-standing ambition to create a British recording orchestra chiefly for recording purposes that would rival the best Continental models. The Philharmonia was to be a flexible, democratic organization. With a rebuff to the offer from Sir Thomas Beecham to helm the impressive new ensemble, Legge set out to attract the best conductors and soloists on the international scene. Concerts were added, as well, and among the most outstanding events of the early years were a Beethoven cycle with pianist Artur Schnabel as soloist, a recording of Ravel's Concerto in G major with a young Leonard Bernstein as pianist, and concerts under the batons of composers Walton, Richard Strauss, and Hindemith. The basis for the Philharmonia's sonorous quality was undoubtedly laid by the procurement of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan. The great traditions of Berlin and Vienna were absorbed into the English ensemble. But with the death of Furtwängler in 1954, Karajan ascended to directorship of the Berlin Philharmonic and consequently minimized his ties with the Philharmonia. Legge then made the happy decision to approach Otto Klemperer, one of the last German conductors with nineteenth century roots, with a mutually happy result for both parties. The septuagenarian conductor's flagging career was rejuvenated and the orchestra continued to flourish. While some would cite Klemperer's performances as being idiosyncratic, his deliberate tempi legendary, all agreed to the integrity of the performance born of the artistic marriage. Concerts were sold out and scores of worthy recordings -- particularly of Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler -- are found and revered on CD to this day. Meanwhile, in 1964, Legge, convinced that he could not maintain the Philharmonia as he wished, expressed his intent to disband the ensemble. The players, with the encouragement of Klemperer, immediately responded by re-forming and renaming as New Philharmonia Orchestra. They continued to flourish, a high point being an invitation from West Germany to perform at Bonn for the Beethoven Bicentennial. With Klemperer's passing in 1973, the orchestra was helmed by American Lorin Maazel and subsequently, Italian Riccardo Muti, who expanded upon the largely classic Austro-German repertoire to embrace a wider international and modern palette. In 1977, the "Philharmonia" reverted to its original name. In 1984, Giuseppe Sinopoli continued the tradition, along with numerous associate conductors. A noteworthy accomplishment was the first digital recording of the Beethoven symphonies under Kurt Sanderling in 1981. In 1997, Christoph von Dohnányi assumed chief conductorship, continuing the catholicity of repertoire of his predecessors. The Philharmonia has also thrived as a film orchestra, its credits including Henry V, The Far Pavilions, and Nicholas and Alexandra. The orchestra maintained residences in New York in 2002 and 2003. Read less
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Octet / Ehnes, Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra
Release Date: 01/11/2011   Label: Onyx  
Catalog: 4060   Number of Discs: 1
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Active: October, 1945 - ; England
England's Philharmonia is a relative "youngster" among orchestras, having arisen out of the ashes of London's disrupted orchestral life in the wake of World War II. Within an astonishingly short time, it rose to a high level of quality with a deep, burnished tone similar to the best Austrian-German ensembles. Not surprisingly, its formative years were nurtured under the batons of Furtwängler, Karajan, and Klemperer. In 1945, EMI's Walter Legge Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
Opening -
First Dance: Dance of the Princess in the Forest -
Second Dance: Dance of the Trees -
Third Dance: Dance of the Waves -
Fourth Dance: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince -
Fifth Dance: The Princess Prods and Encourages the Wooden Prince to Dance -
Sixth Dance: With an Alluring Dance, the Princess Tries to Appeal to the Prince -
Seventh Dance: Alarmed, the Princess Hurries After the Prince, but the Forest Keeps Her Back -
Postlude
No. 1. An Evening in the Village
No. 2. Bear Dance
No. 3. Melody
No. 4. Slightly Tipsy
No. 5. Swineherd's Dance
A shabby room in the slums -
First decoy game -
Second decoy game -
Third decoy game -
The girl is undecided -
The Mandarin's passion is finally roused -
Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows -
The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light -
I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo: Allegro assai
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Introduction
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Harbingers of Spring (Dances of the Adolescents)
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Games of the Rival Tribes
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Wise Elder
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Adoration of the Earth (Wise Elder)
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction (Pagan Night)
Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Choosen One
Part II: The Sacrifice: Summoning of the Ancients
Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual of the Ancients
Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance (Chosen One)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring): Part One: The Adoration of the Earth - Introduction
Auguries of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)
Mock Abduction
Spring Khorovod (Round Dance)
Games of the Rival Clans
Procession of the Wise Elder
Adoration of the Earth (The Wise Elder)
Dance of the Earth
Part Two: The Sacrifice - Introduction
Mystical Circles of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
The Summoning of the Ancients
Ritual of the Ancients
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)
The Rite of Spring: Part I: Introduction
Part I: Dance of the Young Boys and Girls
Part I: Mock Abduction
Part I: Spring Rounds
Part I: Games of the Rival Towns
Part I: Procession of the Wise Elders
Part I: Adoration of the Earth
Part I: Dance of the Earth
Part II: Introduction
Part II: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Part II: Glorification of the Chosen One
Part II: Summoning of the Ancients
Part II: Ritual of the Ancients
Part II: Sacrificial Dance
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring): Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Introduction
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Harbingers of Spring (Dances of the Adolescents)
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Games of the Rival Tribes
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Wise Elder
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Adoration of the Earth (Wise Elder)
Le sacre du printemps: The Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Introduction (Pagan Night)
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Choosen One
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Summoning of the Ancients
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Ritual of the Ancients
Le sacre du printemps: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance (Chosen One)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring): Part One: The Adoration of the Earth - Introduction
Auguries of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)
Mock Abduction
Spring Khorovod (Round Dance)
Games of the Rival Clans
Procession of the Wise Elder
Adoration of the Earth (The Wise Elder)
Dance of the Earth
Part Two: The Sacrifice - Introduction
Mystical Circles of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
The Summoning of the Ancients
Ritual of the Ancients
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)
The Rite of Spring: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Introduction
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Harbingers of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Mock Abduction
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Spring Khorovod (Round Dances)
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Games of the Rival Tribes
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Wise Elder
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Adoration of the Earth (Wise Elder)
Part I: The Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction
Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen Victim
Part II: The Sacrifice: Summoning of the Ancestors
Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual of the Ancestors
Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance (Chosen One)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring): Introduction (1947 version)
Danses des adolescentes (1947 version)
Jeu du rapt (1947 version)
Rondes printanieres (1947 version)
Jeux des cites rivales (1947 version)
Cortege du sage (1947 version)
L'Adoration de la terre (1947 version)
Danse de la terre (1947 version)
Introduction (1947 version)
Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes (1947 version)
Glorification de l'Elue (1947 version)
Evocation des ancetres (1947 version)
Action rituelle des ancetres (1947 version)
Danse sacrale - L'Elue (1947 version)
The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in two parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Introduction. Lento
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Mock Abduction
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Spring Round Dances
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Games of the Rival Tribes
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Wise Elders
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Adoration of the Earth (Wise Elder)
Part One - Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Introduction. Largo
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Mystical Circles of the Young Girls
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen Victim
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Summoning of the Ancestors
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Ritual of the Ancestors
Part Two - The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)
The Rite of Spring: Part One: The Adoration of the Earth - Introduction
The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds
Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Procession of the Sage
The Sage
Dance of the Earth
Part Two: The Sacrifice - Introduction
Mystic Cycle of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring): Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Introduction
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Les augures printaniers, Danses des adolescentes (The Augurs of Spring, Dances of the Young Girls)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Jeu du rapt (Ritual of Abduction)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Rondes printaničres (Spring Rounds)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Jeux des cités rivales (Ritual of the Rival Tribes)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Cortčge du sage (Procession of the Sage)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Le sage (The Sage)
Premičre partie: L'adoration de la terre (Part I: Adoration of the Earth): Danse de la terre (Dance of the Earth)
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Introduction
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes (Mystic Circles of the Young Girls)
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Glorification de l'élue (Glorification of the Chosen One)
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Evocation des ancętres (Evocation of the Ancestors)
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Action rituelle des ancętres (Ritual Action of the Ancestors)
Seconde partie: Le sacrifice (Part II: The Sacrifice): Danse sacrale, L'élue (Sacrificial Dance, The Chosen One)
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Sinfonia (Overture)
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Serenata
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Scherzino - Allegro - Andantino
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Tarantella
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Toccata
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Gavotta con due variazioni
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Duetto (1949: Vivo)
Pulcinella (1992 Remastered Version) (1992 - Remaster): Minuetto e Finale
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster): Overture (Orchestra)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Duettino: Cinque...dieci...venti (Figaro/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Duettino: Se a caso madama (Figaro/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Or bene; ascolta e taci (Susanna/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Cavatina: Se vuol ballare (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Ed aspettaste il giorno (Bartolo/Marcellina)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Aria: La vendetta, oh, la vendetta (Bartolo)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Tutto ancor non ho perso (Marcellina/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Duettino: Via, resti servita, madame brillante (Marcellina/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Va lŕ, veochia pedante (Susanna/Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Aria: Non so piů cosa son, cos faccio (Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Ah! son perduto! (Cherubino/Susanna/Conte/Basilio)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Terzetto: Cosa sento! Tosto andate (Conte/Basilio/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Basilio, in traccia tosto di Figaro volate (Conte/Susanna/Cherubino/Basilio)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Coro: Giovani liete, fiori spargete (Coro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Cos'č questa commedia? (Conte/Figaro/Susanna/Coro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Recitativo: Ewiva!...Ewiva! (Figaro/Susanna/Basilio/Cherubino/Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act I: Aria: Non piů andrai farfallone amoroso (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Cavatina: Porgi, amor (Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Vieni, cara Susanna (Contessa/Susanna/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Quando duolmi, Susanna (Contessa/Susanna/Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro K492 (1989 Digital Remaster), Atto Secondo: Canzona: Voi, che sapete che cosa č amor (Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Bravo! Che bella voce! (Contessa/Susanna/Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Aria: Venite, inginocchiatevi (Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Quante buffonerie! (Contessa/Susanna/Cherubino/Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Che novitŕ! (Conte/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Terzetto: Susanna, or via sortite (Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Dunque voi non aprite (Conte/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Duettino: Aprite, presto, aprite (Susanna/Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Recitativo: Tutto č come il lasciai (Conte/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Finale: Esci, ormai, garzon malnato (Conte/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Signore! Cos'č quel stupore? (Susanna/Conte/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Conoscete, signor Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act II: Voi signor, che giusto siete (Marcellina/Basilio/Bartolo/Susanna/Contessa/Figaro/Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: Che imbarazzo č mai questo (Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Duettino: Crudel! Perché finora farmi languir cosi? (Conte/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: E perché fosti mecco (Conte/Susanna/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: Hai giŕ vinta la causa!' ... Aria: Vedrň mentr'io sospiro (Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: E decisa la lite (Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Conte/Bartolo)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Sestetto: Riconosci in quest' amplesso (Marcellina/Figaro/Bartolo/Curzio/Conte/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: Eccovi, o caro amico (Marcellina/Bartolo/Susanna/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: E Susanna non vien! ... Aria: Dove sono i bei momenti (Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Recitativo: Io vi dico signor (Antonio/Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Duettino: Sull'aria ... (Susanna/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Coro: Ricevete, o padroncina (Coro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act III: Finale: Amanti costanti (Tutti)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Cavatina: L'ho perduta, me meschina! (Barbarina)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Recitativo: Tutto č disposto ... Aria: Aprite un po' quelgli occhi (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Recitativo: Signora! Ella mi disse... (Susanna/Marcellina/Contessa/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Recitativo: Giunse alfin il momento ... Aria: Deh vieni, non tardar (Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Recitativo: Perfida! E in quella forma meco mentia? (Figaro/Cherubino/Contessa)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Finale: Pian, pianin, le andro piů presso (Cherubino/Contessa/Conte/Susanna/Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Tutto č tranquillo e placido (Figaro/Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro (Figaro/Susanna/Conte)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1989 - Remaster), Act IV: Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi! (Tutti)
Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): I. Der Engel
Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): II. Stehe still
Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): III. Im Treibhaus
Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): IV. Schmerzen
Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): V. Traume
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai


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