Philharmonia Orchestra Video Podcasts
The Digital Department at the Philharmonia Orchestra has for many years been producing high-quality video content across a range of subject matter from listening guides to interviews with artists, and exclusive behind-the-scenes films. The Philharmonia Video Podcast is a way of making sure you never miss another video when it is released. If you use an RSS reader you can subscribe to our XML feed, but we would encourage you to subscribe via iTunes, which will enable you to watch our videos on your mobile device.
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Instrument: Double Bass
Philharmonia Podcast 80: July 2014
In this film, Michael Fuller introduces his instrument - the double bass.
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho and Olivier Latry introduce Saariaho's Maan varjot
Philharmonia Podcast 79: June 2014
Composing a work for organ and orchestra is not an easy task, but celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho was up to the challenge in her new piece, Maan varjot (Earth's Shadows). Discover the collaborative process behind this new commission with this film featuring Kaija Saariaho and Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation. Noted French organist, Olivier Latry, contributes his perspective and put the newly restored Southbank Centre organ through its paces. Come hear the Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Olivier Latry perform this new work in London on 26 June 2014, at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall: www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/480/london/royal_festival_hall/26_june_2014/salonen_conducts_sibelius. Maan varjot was co-commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Orchestre National de Lyon.
The Firebird Project - Performance Film
Philharmonia Podcast 78: May 2014
A film of the original choreography created for the 2013/14 Firebird Project featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet School, Feltham Community College and Richmond Park Academy. The music is performed by an orchestra of young musicians from Richmond Music Trust and Hounslow Music Services, with a few members of the Philharmonia Orchestra who helped coach the young musicians. See Philharmonia Podcast 77 for a behind the scenes look at the project.
The Firebird Project - Documentary
Philharmonia Podcast 77: May 2014
What happened when we brought together young musicians and dancers from southwest London to create their own version of Stravinsky's The Firebird? Find out about this unique and moving project in our in-depth documentary. Featuring students from The Royal Ballet School, Feltham Community College, Richmond Park Academy, Richmond Music Trust and Hounslow Music Services. See Philharmonia Podcast 78 to watch the final performance
Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša
Philharmonia Podcast 76: April 2014
The composers Antonín Dvořák and his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk, were both influenced by place and close relationships with loved ones. Travel to Prague with conductor Jakub Hrůša, a Prague resident, to uncover the stories behind Dvořák's Cello Concerto and Suk's rarely performed work, the Asrael Symphony. Part of the Bohemian Legends concert series in April & May 2014, at Royal Festival Hall and beyond, conducted by Jakub Hrůša: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/bohemian
Listening Guide: Leos Janacek's Sinfonietta with Jakub Hrusa
Philharmonia Podcast 75: March 2014
The composer Leos Janacek was an important promoter of cultural activity in the city where he spent most of his life - Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic. Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa, a Brno native, introduces us to Janacek and his city by using Janacek's spectacular Sinfonietta as a musical guide. Join us on this personal journey to discover the legacy of Leos Janacek. Part of the Bohemian Legends series in April and May 2014, conducted by Jakub Hrusa - www.philharmonia.co.uk/bohemian
re-rite: Be the Orchestra
Philharmonia Podcast 74: March 2014
re-rite is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s digital installation based on The Rite of Spring. Through this combination of immersive video and interactive design visitors can experience what it's like to play with a live orchestra. From conducting with Esa-Pekka Salonen to following the score note by note with each instrument - re-rite takes you inside the orchestra.
Nikolai Lugansky: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' (Listening Guide)
Philharmonia Podcast 73: February 2014
In this Listening Guide, pianist Nikolai Lugansky guides us through Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto. Dubbed 'Emperor' by its English publisher, this was Beethoven's last piano concerto. Find out more in this film about what makes this hugely popular work special and forward-looking, complete with illustrative extracts from the work performed by Lugansky. For more information on the Philharmonia's upcoming performance of the work with Nikolai Lugansky, please visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/464/london/royal_festival_hall/9_march_2014/lugansky_performs_emperor_piano_concerto
Christmas Card 2013: In the Bleak Midwinter
Philharmonia Podcast 72: December 2013
Season's Greetings from the Philharmonia Orchestra. We celebrate this year with a brass quintet of Philharmonia players, playing an arrangement of Gustav Holst's carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter', arranged by Toby Street. Why not send the Philharmonia Christmas Card to your friends? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/christmas to find out more.
Philharmonia Podcast Wall
Below is our entire back catalogue of podcasts, dating back to the very first release in 2007. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, so that you will automatically be notified when we release a new film.
Gustavo Dudamel works with three young conductors as they conduct Mahler's 5th Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen talks to the family of Arnold Schoenberg.
Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses the concert series City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935. We also take a look at Schoenberg's music and see what effect popular culture had on the Viennese composers.
This month's podcast features an interview with Lars Vogt, our Stepping Stones project in Bedford and young violinist Sulki Yu
This month's podcast features Esa-Pekka Salonen, all the forthcoming Philharmonia Orchestra performances and an interview with Alfie Boe.
Featuring an interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy, a look at the Creative Orchestra and a preview of what's happening at the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2008.
Featuring an interview with András Schiff, a look at the new Philharmonia Online Shop and a feature on Percussionist Pete Fry