Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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1946
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), based in London, was formed by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946. In its early days the orchestra secured profitable recording contracts and important engagements including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the concerts of the Royal ...

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Herbert Howells, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Donald Hunt, April Cantelo & David Johnson
Hymnus Paradisi
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Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi
Frederick Delius, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18
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Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18
Cécile Louise Chaminade, James Galway, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Concertino for flute and orchestra
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Concertino for flute and orchestra Concertino for flute and orchestra Concertino for flute and orchestra Concertino for flute and orchestra
Sir Arthur Sullivan, D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Isidore Godfrey & Sir William Gilbert
When the Foeman Bares His Steel (from The Pirates of Penzance)
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When the Foeman Bares His Steel (from The Pirates of Penzance) When the Foeman Bares His Steel (from The Pirates of Penzance) When the Foeman Bares His Steel (from The Pirates of Penzance) When the Foeman Bares His Steel (from The Pirates of Penzance)
George Frideric Handel, Beecham, Sir Thomas, Heddle Nash, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley
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Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley
George Frideric Handel, Elgar, Edward, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent
Overture in D minor
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Overture in D minor Overture in D minor Overture in D minor Overture in D minor
Arnold Bax, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Kenneth Alwyn
Malta GC
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Malta GC Malta GC Malta GC Malta GC
Peter Warlock, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Clio Gould
Capriol suite for strings or full orchestra
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Capriol suite for strings or full orchestra Capriol suite for strings or full orchestra Capriol suite for strings or full orchestra Capriol suite for strings or full orchestra
Frederick Delius, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Dance Rhapsody No.2
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Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Quadrophenia
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Quadrophenia Quadrophenia Quadrophenia Quadrophenia
Johannes Brahms, Margaret Price, The Ambrosian Singers, André Previn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, Op 45)
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Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, Op 45) Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, Op 45) Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, Op 45) Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, Op 45)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hungarian Rhapsody
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Hungarian Rhapsody Hungarian Rhapsody Hungarian Rhapsody Hungarian Rhapsody
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
My Ship
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My Ship My Ship My Ship My Ship
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro)
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Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tara's Theme
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Tara's Theme Tara's Theme Tara's Theme Tara's Theme
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, Jamie Walton, Okko Kamu & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Melodie for cello and orchestra (Op. 20 No.1)
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Melodie for cello and orchestra (Op. 20 No.1) Melodie for cello and orchestra (Op. 20 No.1) Melodie for cello and orchestra (Op. 20 No.1) Melodie for cello and orchestra (Op. 20 No.1)
Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, Enrique Bátiz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Huapango for orchestra
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Huapango for orchestra Huapango for orchestra Huapango for orchestra Huapango for orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Okko Kamu, Jamie Walton & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano
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6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano
Peter Hope, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
Mexican Hat Dance
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Mexican Hat Dance Mexican Hat Dance Mexican Hat Dance Mexican Hat Dance
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sheila Southern
Country Boy
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Country Boy Country Boy Country Boy Country Boy
Ottorino Respighi, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pini di Roma - symphonic poem
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Pini di Roma - symphonic poem Pini di Roma - symphonic poem Pini di Roma - symphonic poem Pini di Roma - symphonic poem
Ottorino Respighi, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem
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Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem
Ottorino Respighi, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Feste Romane for orchestra
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Feste Romane for orchestra Feste Romane for orchestra Feste Romane for orchestra Feste Romane for orchestra
Sir William Walton, Danny Driver, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Charles Dutoit
Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra
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Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra
Hector Berlioz, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Charles Dutoit
Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9
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Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9 Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9 Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9 Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9
Pete Townshend, Robert Ziegler, Alfie Boe, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Rachel Fuller
Love Reign O'er Me from Quadrophenia
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Love Reign O'er Me from Quadrophenia Love Reign O'er Me from Quadrophenia Love Reign O'er Me from Quadrophenia Love Reign O'er Me from Quadrophenia
Richard Bonynge, Dame Joan Sutherland, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Gaetano Donizetti
Mad Scene, Lucia Di Lammermoor
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Mad Scene, Lucia Di Lammermoor Mad Scene, Lucia Di Lammermoor Mad Scene, Lucia Di Lammermoor Mad Scene, Lucia Di Lammermoor
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, José Serebrier & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
I Gioielli della Madonna - suite, Dance of the Camorrists (Danza napolitana)
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I Gioielli della Madonna - suite, Dance of the Camorrists (Danza napolitana) I Gioielli della Madonna - suite, Dance of the Camorrists (Danza napolitana) I Gioielli della Madonna - suite, Dance of the Camorrists (Danza napolitana) I Gioielli della Madonna - suite, Dance of the Camorrists (Danza napolitana)
Bedrich Smetana, Enrique Bátiz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka
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The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka
Ferde Grofé, Enrique Bátiz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise
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Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise
Jacques Offenbach, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sadlers Wells Chorus
The Tales of Hoffman Prologue to Act 2 - Barcarolle
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The Tales of Hoffman Prologue to Act 2 - Barcarolle The Tales of Hoffman Prologue to Act 2 - Barcarolle The Tales of Hoffman Prologue to Act 2 - Barcarolle The Tales of Hoffman Prologue to Act 2 - Barcarolle
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Alfie Boe
Sea and Sand
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Sea and Sand Sea and Sand Sea and Sand Sea and Sand
Franz Liszt, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Orpheus
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Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus
Sir Granville Bantock, Susan Bickley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Vernon Handley
Sappho for mezzo soprano and orchestra: Bridal Song
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Sappho for mezzo soprano and orchestra: Bridal Song Sappho for mezzo soprano and orchestra: Bridal Song Sappho for mezzo soprano and orchestra: Bridal Song Sappho for mezzo soprano and orchestra: Bridal Song
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Isidore Godfrey & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sorcerer - Overture
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The Sorcerer - Overture The Sorcerer - Overture The Sorcerer - Overture The Sorcerer - Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pete Townshend, Rachel Fuller & Robert Zeigler
The Rock
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The Rock The Rock The Rock The Rock
Kyung-wha Chung, Camille Saint‐Saëns, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Havanaise, Op.83
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Havanaise, Op.83 Havanaise, Op.83 Havanaise, Op.83 Havanaise, Op.83
Sir Hubert Parry, Hilary Davan Wetton, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Guildford Choral Society
Lift up thy voice, O son of man from Job, Scene II
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Lift up thy voice, O son of man from Job, Scene II Lift up thy voice, O son of man from Job, Scene II Lift up thy voice, O son of man from Job, Scene II Lift up thy voice, O son of man from Job, Scene II
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Adagio of Spartacus - Khachaturian
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Adagio of Spartacus - Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus - Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus - Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus - Khachaturian
Franz Lehár, Nick Davies & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts, Ballsirenen [Sirens of the Ball] - waltz
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The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts, Ballsirenen [Sirens of the Ball] - waltz The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts, Ballsirenen [Sirens of the Ball] - waltz The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts, Ballsirenen [Sirens of the Ball] - waltz The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts, Ballsirenen [Sirens of the Ball] - waltz
Antonin Dvorak, Rafael Kubelík & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131
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Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131 Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131 Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131 Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131
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Biography

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), based in London, was formed by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946. In its early days the orchestra secured profitable recording contracts and important engagements including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the concerts of the Royal Philharmonic Society. After Beecham's death in 1961 the orchestra's fortunes declined steeply; it battled for survival until the mid-1960s, when its future was secured after an Arts Council report recommended that it should receive public subsidy; a further crisis arose in the same era when it seemed that the orchestra's right to call itself "Royal" could be withdrawn.

Since Beecham's death the RPO has had seven chief conductors, including Rudolf Kempe, Antal Doráti, André Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy; as of 2013 the incumbent is Charles Dutoit. Others closely associated with the orchestra have included Sir Charles Groves, Sir Charles Mackerras, Peter Maxwell Davies, Yehudi Menuhin and Leopold Stokowski.

In 2004 the orchestra acquired its first permanent London base, at the new Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. The RPO also gives concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and venues around the UK and other countries. From its earliest days the orchestra has been active in the recording studios, making film soundtracks and numerous gramophone recordings; many of the LP recordings conducted by Beecham and others have been reissued on compact disc.

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