Recording News - September 2013

This month sees the release of a number of the Orchestra's diverse and exciting recording projects, including a Hollywood film score and a collaboration with a soprano superstar.

Conductor Ben Zander’s Mahler Symphony Cycle continues with this release of the “Resurrection” Symphony No.2 Recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra at Watford Colosseum in January 2012, the recording also features the Philharmonia Chorus. The disc will be released on 23 September.

Full Circle is a masterpiece by two friends who bonded through a shared passion for a wide range of music. The 19 track album, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and featuring soprano Elin Manahan Thomas as soloist, sees Adrian Munsey and Andrew Powell collaborating 45 years after they first met at university. The recording took place at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios and the disc is released on 16th September 2013.  

The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to feature on the latest release by soprano superstar Renée Fleming. Guilty Pleasures is an album of sheer indulgence: the beautiful voice of Renée Fleming in a new and very personal selection of songs and arias featuring a feast of music, much of which we might never hear her sing on stage. The disc was recorded in August 2012 and is released on Decca on 16th September 2013

Directed by Peter Landesman, Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Marking the 50th anniversary since JFK’s assassination, the film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks and Zac Efron and features music written by James Newton Howard. The Philharmonia Orchestra recorded the soundtrack for the film in June 2013 at Abbey Road Studio 2. After successful screenings in Toronto and Venice, Parkland will be screened at the 2013 London Film Festival on 16 October, before being released nationwide in November. Watch the trailer here.