Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Active: 1840 - ; Liverpool, England
Awarded Royal title in 1957, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra presents its schedule of concerts under the aegis of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, which offered its first event on March 12, 1840. Alone among Britain's orchestral societies, the R.L.P.S. owns its own concert hall, a 1939 art deco structure designed by Herbert J. Rowse. Over a three-year period beginning in 1992, the R.L.P.S. undertook a more than Read more ten-million-dollar modernization program to improve both acoustics and support facilities. On the historical list of principal conductors are such names as Max Bruch (who served the orchestra for three years beginning in 1860), Sir Charles Halle, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Malcolm Sargent (beginning with the completion of the hall in 1940), Sir John Pritchard, Sir Charles Groves, Walter Weller, David Atherton, Marek Janowski, and Libor Pesek. Pesek, hired as principal conductor in 1987, was designated music director in 1988. When he resigned in 1997 to devote himself to freelance work, he was made conductor laureate and Peter Altricher was engaged as interim conductor. In February 2000, Gerard Schwarz, music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, was appointed music director of the R.L.P.O. In addition to a full subscription schedule of concerts, the R.L.P.O. presents a Summer Pops series. A second home in Preston offers a sub-series of concerts and the orchestra provides frequent concerts in Birmingham, Blackburn, Carlisle, and Leeds. Overseas tours have enhanced the orchestra's reputation; trips to the Continent, America, and the Far East have reinforced the R.L.P.O.'s status as an important international ensemble. In 1993, it became the first non-Czech orchestra to receive an invitation to open the Prague Spring Festival; a return visit in 1996 was equally successful. In 1989, the R.L.P.S. and R.L.P.O. were awarded an honorary fellowship from the Liverpool John Moores University. Further honors included Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 1991 and a citation of Meritorious Service in 1997. Among its major recording projects are a warmly praised release of Delius' Mass of Life under Groves, a Dvorák symphony cycle, and other works by Mahler, Smetana, and Suk; and under Pesek, Vernon Handley's cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies and a series of Mahler and Beethoven symphonies led by Sir Charles Mackerras. Read less
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  • 1.
    James Horner: Collage - The Last Work
    Label: Mercury Classics   Catalog: 002561202 Release Date: 09/23/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Horner
    Conductor:  David Arnold,  Jaime Martin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 2.
    British Cello Concertos / Wallfisch
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 241 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gerald Finzi,  Arnold Bax,  Sir Arthur Bliss,  Charles Villiers Stanford  ... 
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Bryden Thomson,  Norman Del Mar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ulster Orchestra  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & Symphony No. 8 / Manze
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4155 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 4.
    The Menuhin Century: Luxury Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555050 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 91
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Hubert Giesen,  Artur Balsam,  Marcel Gazelle  ... 
    Conductor:  Landon Ronald,  Pierre Monteux,  Jean Fournet,  Anatole Fistoulari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Symphonic Orchestra,  Colonne Concerts Orchestra  ... 
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  • 5.
    The Menuhin Century: The Historic Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555052 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonín Dvorák,  Niccolň Paganini  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Gerald Moore,  George Enescu,  David Oistrakh  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar,  George Enescu,  Pierre Monteux,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Symphonic Orchestra,  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire  ... 
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    Fricker: The Vision of Judgement & Symphony No. 5 / Groves, Davis
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 1124 Release Date: 03/11/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Racine Fricker
    Performer:  Robert Tear,  Jane Manning,  Gillian Weir
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leeds Festival Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Shostakovich: The Complete Symphonies
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501111 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
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    Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Sargent, Pro Arte Orchestra
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 550572 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Monica Sinclair,  Marjorie Thomas,  George Baker,  John [baritone (50s)] Cameron  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Sir Vivian Dunn,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    James Horner: Pas De Deux / Mari & Hakon Samuelsen
    Label: Mercury   Catalog: 002324302 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Horner,  Arvo Pärt,  Giovanni Sollima,  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Mari Samuelsen,  Hakon Samuelsen,  Alisa Weilerstein
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Clark Rundell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 10.
    Shostakovich Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9420 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 49
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Benjamin Fleischmann
    Performer:  Boris Petrushansky,  Lewis James Quinn,  Kevin Matthews,  Alastair McCall  ... 
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Rudolf Barshai,  Paavo Berglund  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Wdr Sinfonieorchester  ... 
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  • 11.
    British Music / Groves
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564614724 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Eric Coates,  Thomas Augustine Arne,  Henry Walford Davies  ... 
    Performer:  Noel Rawsthorne,  Anne Collins,  Patricia Hogan,  Claudia Lindsey  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Liverpool Chorus,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 12.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2 / Gerard Schwarz, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Label: Artek   Catalog: 61 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Elgar: Symphony No 1, Cockaigne Overture / Petrenko
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4145 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 13
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 573218 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir,  Huddersfield Choral Society
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  • 15.
    I Don't Like Classical Music, But I Really Like This!
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 74698 Release Date: 06/17/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Carl Orff,  Richard Wagner,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Woodhouse,  Paul Meyer,  Kolja Blacher,  Eric Le Sage  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Reiner,  Eduardo Mata,  Gustav Kuhn,  Mark Stephenson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 14 / Petrenko
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573132 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Gal James,  Alexander Vinogradov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 17.
    The Great Recordings / Malcolm Sargent [18-CD Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 634121 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Sir William Walton,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Lewis,  John [baritone (50s)] Cameron,  James Milligan,  Duncan Robertson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 18.
    Forever / Diana Damrau
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 60266 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wojciech Kilar,  Emmerich Kálmán,  Eduard Künneke,  Franz Lehár  ... 
    Performer:  Diana Damrau
    Conductor:  David Charles Abell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Sibelius, Ades: Violin Concertos / Hadelich, Lintu
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 2276 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Thomas Adčs
    Performer:  Augustin Hadelich
    Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Icon: The Early Years - Yehudi Menuhin
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 928129 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Marius Casadesus,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  George Enescu,  Hephzibah Menuhin,  Hubert Giesen  ... 
    Conductor:  George Enescu,  Pierre Monteux,  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
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  • 21.
    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 / Petrenko
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 959627 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Mozart: Arias / Marina Rebeka
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15497 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marina Rebeka
    Conductor:  Speranza Scappucci
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 23.
    The Solent: Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Label: Albion   Catalog: 16 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Traditional
    Performer:  Andrew Kennedy,  Nicholas Bootiman,  Roland [Baritone Vocal] Wood
    Conductor:  Paul Daniel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 / Petrenko
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573188 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Saint-saëns: Organ Symphony, Etc / Rawsthorne, Bátiz, Et Al
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1312627 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Noel Rawsthorne
    Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian,  Enrique Bátiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra,  Mexican State Symphony Orchestra
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