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Our monthly series of video podcasts takes you behind the scenes with the Philharmonia Orchestra, including interviews with conductors, soloists and listening guides to famous pieces from the classical repertoire.

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Our monthly series of video podcasts takes you behind the scenes with the Philharmonia Orchestra, including interviews with conductors, soloists and listening guides to famous pieces from the classical repertoire.

    • video
    Listening Guide: Haydn Symphony No. 104 "London"

    Listening Guide: Haydn Symphony No. 104 "London"

    Last, but certainly not least. Join presenter Paul Rissmann to discover the final symphony from the remarkably prolific composer, Joseph Haydn. You’ll learn the importance of symmetry within the work, Haydn’s creative use of tiny motifs, and the importance of silence.

    • 16 min
    • video
    Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

    Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

    “If after this concert you don’t fall in love with classical music, you never will.” – Pablo Heras-Casado

    Meet Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado ahead of his concerts of Russian classics this April. Maestro Heras-Casado shares his appreciation of the Philharmonia, his thoughts on the accessibility of classical music, and chats about Mussorgsky’s colourful classic, Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by composer Maurice Ravel.

    2 April, London: https://philharmonia.co.uk/whats-on/190402-her

    • 4 min
    • video
    Listening Guide: Sibelius Symphony No. 5

    Listening Guide: Sibelius Symphony No. 5

    Perfectionism... Swans... Finland... What do these all have to do with music? Discover the story behind Jean Sibelius’s famous 5th Symphony as described by presenter Paul Rissmann. Featuring extracts played in the studio by Philharmonia musicians.

    Catch Sibelius Symphony No. 5 live in concert on 21 May 2020 in London at Royal Festival Hall, conducted by our Principal Conductor Designate, Santtu-Matias Rouvali: https://philharmonia.co.uk/whats-on/philharmonia-21-05-20/

    • 15 min
    • video
    The Virtual Orchestra

    The Virtual Orchestra

    The Virtual Orchestra travelled to our UK residencies in 2018 and 2019, offering audiences the chance to experience a symphony orchestra from the inside. We worked with local partners including community centres, charities, arts organisations and councils to bring orchestral music to new audiences. Find out more about the project or head to the website to read our new report that shares our highlights from the project. https://philharmonia.co.uk/initial-report-into-the-virtual-orchestra

    • 4 min
    • video
    Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Artistry of Soprano Lise Davidsen

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Artistry of Soprano Lise Davidsen

    “The moment Lise sang the first phrase, everybody’s jaw dropped in the orchestra. I have never seen this kind of thing before.” – Esa-Pekka Salonen

    Hear Lise Davidsen and Esa-Pekka Salonen in concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra on 19 March 2020 at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London: https://philharmonia.co.uk/whats-on/200319-esa-pekka-salonen-mahler-and-schumann/

    Link to the recording of Lise Davidsen with the Philharmonia Orchestra on Decca: https://decca.lnk.to/LiseDavidsen0F

    • 2 min
    • video
    Esa-Pekka Salonen on Gustav Mahler’s Vocal Music

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on Gustav Mahler’s Vocal Music

    Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, chats about how composer Gustav Mahler used and re-used vocal music. Music from his song cycles can later be heard in his symphonies.

    Discover more in this film and join us for in London for our concert series, Mahler: Songs of Life, throughout our 2019/20 season: https://philharmonia.co.uk/whats-on/?date=all&location=all&type=all&event-group=1562

    • 5 min

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