Philharmonia Orchestra

London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976. Formed October 1945
Philharmonia Orchestra
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1945-10
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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

The Philharmonia Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London. It was founded in 1945 by Walter Legge, a classical music record producer for EMI. Among the conductors who worked with the orchestra in its early years were Richard Strauss, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Arturo Toscanini; of the Philharmonia's younger conductors, the most important to its development was Herbert von Karajan who, though never formally chief conductor, was closely associated with the orchestra in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Philharmonia became widely regarded as the finest of London's five symphony orchestras in its first two decades.

From the late 1950s to the early 1970s the orchestra's chief conductor was Otto Klemperer, with whom the orchestra gave many concerts and made numerous recordings of the core orchestral repertoire. During Klemperer's tenure Legge, citing the difficulty of maintaining the orchestra's high standards, attempted to disband it in 1964, but the players, backed by Klemperer, formed themselves into a self-governing ensemble as the New Philharmonia Orchestra. After thirteen years under this title, they negotiated the rights to revert to the original name.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2020 Live: Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2020-09-09T03:40:30
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9
Sep
2020
Proms 2020 Live: Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Proms 2020 Live: Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2019: Prom 31: Brahms, Bruckner & Strauss
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-10T03:40:30
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10
Aug
2019
Proms 2019: Prom 31: Brahms, Bruckner & Strauss

Proms 2019: Prom 31: Brahms, Bruckner & Strauss

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 36: Mahler, Wagner and Webern
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehbp8g
Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-09T03:40:30
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9
Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 36: Mahler, Wagner and Webern

Proms 2018: Prom 36: Mahler, Wagner and Webern

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 24: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-02T03:40:30
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2
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 24: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams

Proms 2017: Prom 24: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-08T03:40:30
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8
Aug
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 32

Proms 2016: Prom 32

Royal Albert Hall

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