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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Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life
Philharmonia Podcast 71: October 2013
In this feature-length biopic, Series Advisor Steven Stucky and Principal Conductor and Philharmonia Orchestra Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen travel to Poland to the explore the life and works of Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, from his early life, his struggle for survival in Warsaw during the Second World War, the Stalinist period, and finally into his latter and most mature works. This film was released as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words - "Music begins where words end". Explore the series’ digital resources at philharmonia.co.uk/lutoslawski.
Esa-Pekka Salonen – Celebrating 30 years conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Podcast 70: September 2013
In this film, Philharmonia members past and present tell the story of how a last-minute decision by the Orchestra's management 30 years ago ignited what would go on to be a long-lasting relationship between Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia, firstly as Principal Guest Conductor, and, since 2008, as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.
Instrument - E flat Clarinet
Philharmonia Podcast 69: September 2013
In this film, Jennifer McLaren introduces her instrument - the e flat clarinet. To learn more about the e flat clarinet visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/e_flat_clarinet. Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.
London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park
Philharmonia Podcast 68: September 2013
The Philharmonia Orchestra were delighted to be invited to the Classical Stage at London Mela 2013, to perform Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's composition 'Samaagam', played on the sarod by his two sons Amaan and Ayaan. In this film we speak with the two brothers before their performance, as well as with conductor David Murphy, who spent a considerable amount of time in Delhi with the composer. We also hear from the Mela's Artistic Director Ajay Chhabra, on the history of the Mela and the continuing relationship with the Philharmonia.
Listening Guide - Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
Philharmonia Podcast 67: August 2013
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, narrative programme music for the modern orchestra. To hear more about this piece, why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra'? Visit philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.
About the Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Podcast 66: July 2013
Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneer, the Philharmonia Orchestra lives at the heart of British musical life. In this film, Simon Oliver (Double Bass and Chairman) introduces the Orchestra and its work today. For more information, please visit the new website www.philharmonia.co.uk.
Philharmonia on Tour: Paris and The Rite of Spring (2013)
Philharmonia Podcast 65: June 2013
Go on a journey with the Philharmonia Orchestra as they travel to Paris with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and prepare for a particularly special performance of the Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées - the venue of the original première - in the piece's centenary year, 2013.
Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Rite of Spring
Philharmonia Podcast 64: May 2013
With 2013 being the Centenary year for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses his relationship with this seminal work, and its continuing relevance in a 21st century context. To mark the Centenary, Esa-Pekka Salonen is touring the work across Europe with the Philharmonia Orchestra, a tour culminating in a concert at Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysées, the venue of the work's infamously riotous première. The London Centenary concert will take place on Thursday 30th May at 7.30pm, at the Royal Festival Hall.
Esa-Pekka Salonen on Shostakovich's 4th Symphony
Philharmonia Podcast 63: May 2013
In this interview, Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4. Written at a politically turbulent time, during which was published the infamous Pravda article denouncing the composer and his work, its original première was eventually cancelled, and the work did not resurface until the early 1960s. Symphony No. 4 is being performed together with the Opera 'Orango', which has its European première in London on 16 May 2013. For more information on the concert, please visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/orango
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