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.

Abrahamsen, Hans

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Piano Concerto

Anderson, Leroy

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A Christmas Festival

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and...

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (arranged for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

Barber, Samuel

Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music.

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Violin Concerto

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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Body Heat

Born Free

Chaplin

Goldfinger (1964)

Mary, Queen of Scots

Midnight Cowboy

Moviola

Somewhere in Time

The Knack

The Persuaders

All Time High, Octopussy (1983)

Main Theme, Zulu

On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) We Have All the Time in the World

Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twice

Suite, Dances with Wolves

Suite, James Bond

Theme, Out of Africa (1985)

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 Two Pianos and Percussion

Violin Concerto No. 2

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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

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Overture, Leonore No. 3

Overture, Namensfeier

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Septet in E flat major, Op. 20

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Symphony No. 7

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

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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Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts)

The Shepherd's Farewell, L'enfance du Christ

Birtwistle, Harrison

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Virelai (Sus une fontayne)

Borodin, Alexander

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful")...

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Overture, Prince Igor

String Sextet in D minor (unfinished)

Boulez, Pierre

Pierre Boulez ( born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist.

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Notations

Brahms, Johannes

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

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Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21

Piano Concerto No. 1

String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18

String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4

Violin Concerto

Bruch, Max

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple...

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Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruckner, Anton

Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language...

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Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 9

Butterworth, George

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC (12 July 1885 – 5 August 1916) was an English composer best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willowand his song settings of A. E. Housman's poems from A...

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A Shropshire Lad

Corelli

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Christmas Concerto (Allegro and Pastorale)

Davies, Tansy

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Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra

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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Napoleon

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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Iberia

La mer

Pelléas et Mélisande

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

Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

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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Cello Concerto

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

Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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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Enigma Variations

The Kingdom

The Snow

Cello Concerto

Cockaigne (In London Town)

Symphony No. 1

Glazunov, Alexander

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between...

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Valse No. 2

Gounod, Charles

Charles-François Gounod was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette.

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Ave Maria

Grieg, Edvard

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

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Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1

Piano Concerto

Handel, George Frideric

George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685, Halle – 14 April 1759, London) was a German-born British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.

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'For unto us a child is born', Messiah

'Zadok the Priest' from Coronation Anthems

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. 101, The Clock

Symphony No. 102

Hindemith, Paul

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Sonata for Tuba

Holst, Gustav

Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

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The Planets

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Engelbert Humperdinck (1 September 1854 – 27 September 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera Hänsel und Gretel. Humperdinck was born at Siegburg in the Rhine Province and died at the age of 67 in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Western...

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'Evening Prayer', Hänsel und Gretel

Overture, Hänsel und Gretel

Ligeti, György

György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a composer of contemporary classical music. Born in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in Hungary before emigrating and becoming an Austrian citizen.

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Clocks and Clouds

Piano Concerto

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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Das Lied von der Erde

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 6

Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand

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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Elijah

Overture, Ruy Blas

String Symphony No 12 in G minor

Violin Concerto

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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Requiem

Te Deum

Clarinet Concerto

Divertimento in B-Flat, K.137

Horn Concerto No. 4, K495

Overture, La clemenza di Tito

Piano Concerto No. 20, K466

Piano Concerto No. 27, K595

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364

Mussorgsky, Modest

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity...

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Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

Nielsen, Carl

Carl August Nielsen (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also recognized as being a skilledconductor and a violinist. 

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Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments

Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

Orff, Carl

Carl Orff July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana . In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach of music education for children.

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Carmina Burana

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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Jerusalem

Pearsall, Robert Lucas de

Robert Lucas Pearsall (14 March 1795 – 5 August 1856) was an English composer.

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Gabriel's Message

In dulci jubilo

Phibbs, Joseph

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Memento Musica

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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Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from the three Suites)

Violin Concerto No. 1

Waltz, War and Peace

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. 2

Symphony No. 1

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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Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Introduction et Allegro

Piano Concerto in G

Reger, Max

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Maria Wiegenlied (Virgin's Slumber Song)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. 

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Dance of the Tumblers' from The Snow Maiden

Rutter, John

John Milford Rutter CBE (born 24 September 1945) is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.
 

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O Holy Night

Sans Day Carol

Schnittke, Alfred

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Polka

Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich

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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A Survivor from Warsaw

Schöllhorn, Johannes

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Fantasia

Schubert, Franz

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Overture, Rosamunde

Quartettsatz No. 12 in C minor, D.703

Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

Schumann, Robert

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856), sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic...

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Piano Concerto

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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2 Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11

Moscow-Cheryomushki, Op. 105: Galop

Symphony No. 8

Sibelius, Jean

Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.

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Finlandia

Symphony No. 5

Violin Concerto

Smetana, Bedřich

Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in...

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Vltava from Ma Vlast

Strauss, Richard

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

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Also sprach Zarathustra

Stravinsky, Igor

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (7 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Stravinsky's...

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Agon

Apollon musagète

Jeu de Cartes

Oedipus rex

Orpheus

Perséphone

Scènes de ballet

The Rite of Spring

Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 revision

Symphony of Psalms

Two Poems by Paul Verlaine

TBC

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Contemporary work

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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Swan Lake (excerpts)

The Nutcracker (excerpts)

Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Final Scene, Eugene Onegin

Letter Scene, Eugene Onegin

Piano Concerto No. 1

Polonaise, Eugene Onegin

Serenade for Strings in C major (Op. 48)

Symphony No. 5 in E minor (Op. 64)

Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Violin Concerto

Waltz, Eugene Onegin

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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Dona nobis pacem

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

O little town of Bethlehem

The Lark Ascending

Five Mystical Songs

A London Symphony

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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Requiem

Vivaldi, Antonio

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice.

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Gloria

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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Overture, Der Fliegende Holländer

Overture, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Waldteufel, Émile

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Skater's Waltz

Walton, William

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade...

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Belshazzar&39;s Feast

Coronation Te Deum

Portsmouth Point

Prelude and Fugue: The Spitfire

Symphony No. 1

Viola Concerto

Warrell, Arr.

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We wish you a merry Christmas

Willcocks, David

There are few conductors of choral music who have achieved higher levels of recognition or acclaim than Sir David Willcocks. For over 30 years, as conductor of the Bach Choir and director of the Royal College of Music, he has achieved a standard of...

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Jingle Bells

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day