Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

About Philharmonia Orchestra

Since forming in the aftermath of World War II, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra has built an expansive recording legacy of canonized orchestral works and more than 100 film scores.

∙ In one of Leonard Bernstein’s earliest international performances, the famed composer conducted the group on his 1946 recording of Ravel’s Concerto in G Major for Piano & Orchestra.
∙ In 1950, the orchestra sold out the Royal Albert Hall with their world premiere of Four Last Songs, the posthumously published, last completed work of composer Richard Strauss.
∙ The group released the 8-LP collection Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies in 1981, marking the first digital recording of the maestro’s complete symphonic set.
∙ As digital technology pioneers, their 2009 multistory audio-visual installation, RE-RITE, allowed visitors to participate in a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
∙ At the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, the group won honors for both Audience Development and Creative Communication.
∙ Video game composer Olivier Deriviere chose them to record the music for 2013’s Remember Me, which won IFMCA’s Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media.

    October, 1945

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