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Philharmonia Chorus' 60th Anniversary Concert: Elgar, Phibbs & Walton

Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus in music by Elgar, Phibbs and Walton at the Royal Festival Hall.

Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia in Elgar, Joseph Phibbs and Walton.
Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia in Elgar, Joseph Phibbs and Walton.
Recorded on Sunday 5 November at the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Elgar: Overture - In the South (Alassio)
Joseph Phibbs: Clarinet Concerto

c.8.20: Interval

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Roland Wood, baritone
Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

In a concert celebrating the Philharmonia Chorus' 60th anniversary, Edward Gardner conducts a concert featuring three English composers. Elgar's epic concert overture In the South, written during a family holiday in Italy, precedes the London premiere of Joseph Phibbs's new Clarinet Concerto, dedicated to and performed by Mark van de Wiel. In Walton's dramatic cantata Belshazzar's Feast, massed choral and orchestral forces tell the story of King Belshazzar, including the ominous 'writing on the wall' that foretells his fate.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    In the South (Alassio), Op.50

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Joseph Phibbs

    Clarinet Concerto

    Performer: Mark van de Wiel. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Winter Words, Op.52

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Singer: Roland Wood. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Trio Op 90 'Dumky'

    Performer: Zhang Zuo. Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan.
    • Brahms and Dvorak Piano Trios (The Z.E.N. Trio).
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.

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