Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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1946
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), based in London, is a British Orchestra that 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a further crisis arose in the same era when it seemed that the orchestra's right to call itself "Royal" could be withdrawn.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. 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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Camille Saint‐Saëns
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28
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Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28
Sir Cliff Richard
Miss You Nights
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Miss You Nights
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hooked On Classics
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Hooked On Classics
Arwel Hughes
Serch Yw'r Doctor (Love's The Doctor): Overture
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Serch Yw'r Doctor (Love's The Doctor): Overture
Elvis Presley
If I Can Dream
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If I Can Dream
Elvis Presley
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
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(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
The Beach Boys
Fun Fun Fun
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Fun Fun Fun
Elvis Presley
Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Roy Orbison
I Drove All Night (feat. Ward Thomas)
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I Drove All Night (feat. Ward Thomas)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
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Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Cilla Black
You're My World
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You're My World
John Barry
We Have All The Time In The World
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We Have All The Time In The World
Trad.
Gaudete (Rejoice)
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Gaudete (Rejoice)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General
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I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General
Cy Coleman
Hey, Big Spender
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Hey, Big Spender
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Handbags And Gladrags (arr. Gascoigne)
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Handbags And Gladrags (arr. Gascoigne)
The Ayoub Sisters
Uptown Funk
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Uptown Funk
Carpenters
I Just Fall In Love Again
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I Just Fall In Love Again
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hooked on Classics Part 2
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Hooked on Classics Part 2
Malcolm Sargent
Overture, "The Hebrides" (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26
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Overture, "The Hebrides" (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Die Fledermaus - Overture
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Die Fledermaus - Overture
Elvis Presley
Burning Love
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Burning Love
Christopher Tin
Baba Yetu
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Baba Yetu
Jonny Greenwood
Phantom Thread (2017) - Phantom Thread 1
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Phantom Thread (2017) - Phantom Thread 1
Sergey Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43
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Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Eugène Ysaÿe
Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns, Op 52 No 6
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Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns, Op 52 No 6
Gustav Holst
Dance of Spirits of Fire (The Perfect Fool Op.39)
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Dance of Spirits of Fire (The Perfect Fool Op.39)
Elvis Presley
A Big Hunk O' Love
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A Big Hunk O' Love
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Upcoming BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 68: Wagner Night
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London, UK
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2019
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Baths Hall, Hull, UK
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2019
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, UK
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Oct
2019
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
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Oct
2019
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kian Soltani
Cadogan Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-26T09:21:20
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Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra

Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-14T09:21:20
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14
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré

Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-17T09:21:20
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Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony

Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-23T09:21:20
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Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-23T09:21:20
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23
Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Royal Albert Hall

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