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 -
"Once There Was A Golden Bird"
"Once There Was A Golden Bird"
Les Filles de Cadix
Les Filles de Cadix
Ombra di nube
Ombra di nube
Phidylé
Phidylé
Sumerki (Twilight), Op.21, No.3
Sumerki (Twilight), Op.21, No.3
I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo: Allegro assai
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
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Der Engel
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Stehe still
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Im Treibhaus
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Schmerzen
Wesendonk Lieder: Träume
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)
Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183/K173dB (2000 Remastered Version): Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183/K173dB (2000 Remastered Version): Andante
Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183/K173dB (2000 Remastered Version): Menuetto & Trio
Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183/K173dB (2000 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 (2000 Remastered Version): I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 (2000 Remastered Version): III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 (2000 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 31 in D, 'Paris' K297/300a (2000 Remastered Version): Allegro assai
Symphony No. 31 in D, 'Paris' K297/300a (2000 Remastered Version): Andantino
Symphony No. 31 in D, 'Paris' K297/300a (2000 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 34 in C K338 (2000 Remastered Version): I. Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 34 in C K338 (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante di molto
Symphony No. 34 in C K338 (2000 Remastered Version): III. Finale (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550 (2000 Remastered Version): I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550 (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550 (2000 Remastered Version): III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550 (2000 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro assai
Symphony No. 35 in D, K.385 'Haffner' (2000 Remastered Version): I. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 35 in D, K.385 'Haffner' (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante
Symphony No. 35 in D, K.385 'Haffner' (2000 Remastered Version): III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 35 in D, K.385 'Haffner' (2000 Remastered Version): IV. Presto
Symphony No. 36 in C, 'Linz' K425 (2000 Remastered Version): Adagio_Allegro spiritoso
Symphony No. 36 in C, 'Linz' K425 (2000 Remastered Version): Andante
Symphony No. 36 in C, 'Linz' K425 (2000 Remastered Version): Menuetto
Symphony No. 36 in C, 'Linz' K425 (2000 Remastered Version): Presto
Symphony No. 38 in D, K.504 'Prague' (2000 Remastered Version): I. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No. 38 in D, K.504 'Prague' (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante
Symphony No. 38 in D, K.504 'Prague' (2000 Remastered Version): III. Presto
Serenade No. 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (2000 Remastered Version): I. Allegro
Serenade No. 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (2000 Remastered Version): II. Romanze (Andante)
Serenade No. 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (2000 Remastered Version): III. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Serenade No. 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (2000 Remastered Version): IV. Rondo (Allegro)
Symphony No. 39 in E flat K543 (2000 Remastered Version): Adagio_Allegro
Symphony No. 39 in E flat K543 (2000 Remastered Version): Andante con moto
Symphony No. 39 in E flat K543 (2000 Remastered Version): Menuetto
Symphony No. 39 in E flat K543 (2000 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (2000 Remastered Version): I. Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (2000 Remastered Version): II. Andante cantabile
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (2000 Remastered Version): III. Minuet (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (2000 Remastered Version): IV. Molto allegro
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
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Rondo: Andante grazioso
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
No. 1. La cour de lys (from Act I: Prelude)
No. 2. Danse extatique et Final (from Act I)
No. 3. La passion (from Act III)
No. 4. Le bon pasteur (from Act IV)
Component 6: Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: Prologue
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.1. Overture and Chorus (Moderato - Allegro)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.2. March of Young Ivan (Moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.3. Ocean - Sea (Andante)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.4. I will be Tsar! (Moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.5. God is wondrous! (Allegro)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.6. Long Life! (Allegro moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.7. Ocean - Sea (Andante)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.8. Long Life! (Allegro moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.9. The Holy Fool (Allegro tempestoso)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.10. The Swan (Allegro fastoso)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.11. Celebration Song (Andante)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.12. The Swan (Allegro fastoso)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.13. On the Bones of the Enemy (Andante mosso)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.14. The Tartars (Allegro moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.15. The Gunners (Moderato energico)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.16. The Storming of Kazan (Moderato pesante - Andante - Allegro)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.17. Ivan's Appeal to the Boyars (Adagio - Andante sostenuto)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.18. Yesfrosinia and Anastasia (Moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.19. Song about the Beaver (Andante assai)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.20. Ivan at Anastasia's Bier (Andante)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.21. Chorus of the Oprichniki (Andante risoluto)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.22. The Oprichniki Oath of Loyalty (Moderato energico)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.23: Feodor Basmanov's Song (Allegro moderato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.24. Dance of the Oprichniki (Allegro ben ritmato)
Ivan the Terrible Op. 116: No.25. Finale (Moderato - Moderato fastoso)
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas: Joseph Joachim): I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas: Joseph Joachim): II. Andante cantabile
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas: Joseph Joachim): III. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
The Planets, Op. 32: Mars
The Planets, Op. 32: Venus
The Planets, Op. 32: Mercury
The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter
The Planets, Op. 32: Saturn
The Planets, Op. 32: Uranus
The Planets, Op. 32: Neptune


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