Repertoire

Click on the links below to find out more about repertoire which will feature in forthcoming Philharmonia concerts, and to see when and where they will be performed.

Barry, John

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011)was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James...

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You Only Live Twice

Bart, Lionel

Lionel Bart (1 August 1930 – 3 April 1999) was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!

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From Russia with Love

Bartók, Béla

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest...

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Concerto For Orchestra

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Choral Fantasy

Overture, Egmont

Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 9, Choral

Berlioz, Hector

Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts.

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Symphonie fantastique

Bernstein, Leonard

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim....

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Overture, West Side Story

Birchall, Richard

Richard Birchall read Music at Cambridge University (studying composition with Giles Swayne) and studied as a postgraduate cellist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Louise Hopkins. He later completed studies in Film Music...

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Labyrinth for cello and orchestra

Brahms, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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Ein deutsches Requiem

Clarinet Quintet

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3 (III. Poco allegretto), from Goodbye Again

Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Saint Anthony Variations)

Violin Concerto

Cattaneo, Aureliano


Aureliano Cattaneo was born in Italy in 1974. He studied piano and composition with Vincenzo Balzani, Carlo Landini, Pippo Molino and Sonia Bo in Piacenza and Milan. He attended Masterclasses with Gerard Grisey and Mauricio Sotelo.
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Violin concerto

Chaplin, Charlie

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp"...

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Smile', Modern Times

Chin, Unsuk

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

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Le Chant des Enfants des Etoiles

Chopin, Frédéric

Frédéric François Chopin or Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of...

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Piano Concerto No. 1

Davis, Carl

Born in New York in 1936‚ Carl Davis studied composition with Paul Nordoff and Hugo Kauder‚ and with Per Nørgaard in Copenhagen. In 1959 the revue Diversions‚ of which he was co-author‚ won an off-Broadway Emmy and travelled...

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Suite, Ethel & Ernest

Pride and Prejudice, Opening Title

The Divine Woman

The Mysterious Lady

Debussy, Claude

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied...

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Danses Sacrées et Profanes

La mer

Prélude à l&39;après-midi d&39;un faune

Dukas, Paul

Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, and he abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best...

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dvořák, Antonín

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk musics of Moravia and his native Bohemia...

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Carnival Overture

Cello Concerto

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

Symphony No. 7

Elgar, Edward

Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934), 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral...

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Cello Concerto

Glière, Reinhold

Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (Ukrainian language: Ре́йнгольд Мо́ріцевич Гліер / Reingol'd Moritsevich Glier; born Reinhold Ernest Glier, which was later converted for standardization purposes; 11 January 1875 [O.S....

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8 Pieces, Op. 39

Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra

Suite, The Red Poppy (Op. 70a)

Grieg, Edvard

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist.

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Piano Concerto

Hamlisch, M

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012) was an American composers and conductor. He is one of twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (also known as an EGOT). He is one of ten people to win three or more Oscars...

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Nobody Does It Better, The Spy Who Loved Me

Haydn, Joseph

Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father...

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Symphony No. 12

Symphony No. 47 in G Major, The Palindrome

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era.

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Trumpet Concerto

Kodály, Zoltán

Zoltán Kodály (16 December 1882 – 6 March 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is best known internationally as the creator of the Kodály...

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Dances of Galánta

Legrand, Michel

Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many memorable songs. He is best...

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I Will Wait For You', The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Liszt, Franz

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher.

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Les Préludes

Mahler, Gustav

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště...

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Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Mason, Christian

Christian Mason (b.1984) defines composition as “searching in sound for fleeting solidifications of intangible experiences”; his music, which combines an emotional aspiration to radiance with a sensitivity to natural resonance, has...

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Layers of Love

Man Made for soprano and chamber orchestra

Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther...

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Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)

Mendelssohn, Felix

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847) - generally known in English-speaking countries as Felix Mendelssohn - was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Overture, The Hebrides

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 4, Italian

Mosolov, Alexander

Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov[ ( Aleksandr Vasil'evič Mosolov; 11 August [O.S. 29 July] 1900 – 11 July 1973) was a Russian composer of the early Soviet era, known best for his early futurist piano sonatas, orchestral episodes, and vocal...

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The Iron Foundry

Four Newspaper Announcements, Op. 21

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Piano Concerto No. 21, K467 (II. Andante), from Elvira Madigan

Serenade for orchestra in D major, K. 250, &39;Haffner&39;

Violin Concerto No. 5, K219

Parry, Hubert

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 – 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

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I was glad

Jerusalem

Ode on the Nativity

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the...

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Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution

Seven, they are Seven

Flute Sonata, Op. 94

Piano Concerto No. 3

Quintet, Op. 39 &39;Trapeze&39;

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92

Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives...

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Piano Concerto No. 3

Ravel, Maurice

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated...

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Piano Concerto in G

Suite, Ma mère l'oye

Rossini, Gioachino

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.

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Overture, William Tell

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah (Opera), Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto...

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Fantaisie for Violin and Harp

Schoenberg, Arnold

Arnold Schoenberg (13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the standard German spelling Schönberg...

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Gurrelieder

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Salvatore Sciarrino (Palermo, 1947) boasts of being born free and not in a music school. He started composing when he was twelve as a self-taught person and held his first public concert in 1962.

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Sei Capricci for solo violin

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Spanish Songs, Op. 100

String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83

Symphony No. 4

Violin Concerto No. 1

Strauss, Richard

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Morgen! (Op.27, No. 4)

Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden (Op.68 No.2)

Meinem Kinde (Op.27 No.3)

Säusle, liebe Myrte (Op.68 No.2)

Ständchen (Op.17 No.2)

Wiegenlied (Op.41 No.1)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893), anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of The Russian Orthodox...

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Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958), OM, was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores.

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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Verdi, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. Some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture – such as "La donna è mobile"...

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Falstaff

La traviata (arias and excerpts)

Wagner, Richard

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist and conductor primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").

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Siegfried Idyll

Williams, John

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws...

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Princess Leia's Theme, Star Wars