Borgia Season 3
On Sunday 9 February the Philharmonia recorded the music for the third season of Borgia at Air Studios in London. Created by Tom Fontana, Borgia is a historical drama, charting the rise to power of renaissance Italy’s most notorious family. The music, which has been recorded by the Philharmonia for the two previous seasons, was composed by Eric Neveux, whose previous credits include the score to La permission de minuit (dir. Delphine Gleize, 2011) also recorded by the Philharmonia. Audiences from the United Kingdom and the United States can watch the first two seasons of Borgia on Netflix, whilst those in France may have seen them on Canal+.
Summer 2014 will see the release of Transformers Universe, a massively online tactical action game (or MOTA) launched by the company that created the popular RuneScape franchise. The music for the game, composed by BAFTA award-winner and five-time BAFTA original music nominee James Hannigan, was recorded by the Orchestra back in March 2013. This recording adds to an already long list of games that the Philharmonia has been featured on, including Dead Space 3, Remember Me and the Harry Potter series.
Carl Davis’s much awaited ABBA for Orchestra will be released on Amazon on Monday 3 March. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the Philharmonia towards the end of last year, the record features instrumental versions of some of the Swedish super-group’s most popular songs, including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Waterloo’. The Philharmonia’s relationship with Carl Davis stretches back many years, with previous projects including a James Bond instrumental album, a number of silent film concerts, and film music programmes. Carl next joins us for Philharmonia at the Movies: Screen Heroes (27 June 2014), which is on sale now.