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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Philharmonia Podcast 98: May 2016

Delve into Stravinsky’s Les Noces with pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. This striking piece features the rare sight of four pianos on stage, played alongside percussionists and singers to create a unique spectacle. In this short film Pierre-Laurent and Tamara explain why they think Les Noces is the most exciting composition for piano today, with other surprising insights along the way.

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Philharmonia Podcast 97: May 2016

Agon was supposed to be a ballet to end all ballets – that’s what the choreographer George Balanchine wanted to complete his trio of myth-based ballet collaborations with Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, Orpheus, and now Agon. Choreographer Karole Armitage, who danced with Balanchine, is creating a new version of Agon, to première with the Philharmonia in May 2016. Go behind the scenes with her during the rehearsal process.

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Philharmonia Podcast 96: October 2015

Maestro Vladmir Ashkenazy celebrates the Philharmonia Orchestra's 70th anniversary in this short film. Join him at the Purcell School for Young Musicians as he describes the magic at the heart of the Philharmonia.

This video is part of a special series of films commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 70th anniversary season (2015-2016). Discover more:
Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrates 70 Years channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCycOGFfrFJY587duxWWBYhvu
Interactive Timeline: https://philharmonia.co.uk/70

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Philharmonia Podcast 95: October 2015

Kenneth Essex is a well-respected session musician from the golden age of freelancing. He's played on a variety of recordings from work with the Philharmonia Orchestra to Fawlty Towers and the Beatles. The Philharmonia Orchestra's archivist, and former member of the cello section, Mike Hurwitz, met Ken at his home in North London to hear tales from his exciting career in music.

This video is part of a special series of films commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 70th anniversary season (2015-2016). Discover more:
Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrates 70 Years channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCycOGFfrFJY587duxWWBYhvu
Interactive Timeline: https://philharmonia.co.uk/70

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Philharmonia Podcast 94: October 2015

Mary Bean worked on the management team of the Philharmonia Orchestra in the 1950s, and ended up marrying the Orchestra's leader at the time, violinist Hugh Bean. Our London Concerts Manager, Natasha Riordan-Eva, visited Mary to find out what she found inspiring about working with great musicians, including Toscanini and Shostakovich among many others.

This video is part of a special series of films commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 70th anniversary season (2015-2016). Discover more:
Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrates 70 Years channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCycOGFfrFJY587duxWWBYhvu
Interactive Timeline: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/70

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Philharmonia Podcast 93: October 2015

Pierrette Duncan, née Galeone, played in the 1st and 2nd Violin sections of the Philharmonia Orchestra starting in the 1950s and spent 30 years as a member of the Orchestra. Our current No. 2, 2nd Violin, Emily Davis, met Pierrette in her home to learn what life was like for the Philharmonia's early members, and especially for women.

This video is part of a special series of films commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 70th anniversary season (2015-2016). Discover more:
Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrates 70 Years channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCycOGFfrFJY587duxWWBYhvu
Interactive Timeline: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/70

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Philharmonia Podcast 92: September 2015

This August we're celebrating world-renowned trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. Discover more about Hardenberger and his affinity with the trumpet in this extended interview with Alistair Mackie, the Philharmonia Orchestra's principal trumpet.

Håkan Hardenberger performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra in a special series of concerts, The Trumpet Shall Sound, later this year and into 2016.

 

Chapters:

01:23 - On Gruber's "Aerial"

06:30 - On Zimmermann's "Nobody knows de trouble I see"

11:11 - The struggle with the trumpet

14:54 - Dealing with performance anxiety

20:28 - Teachers

23:43 - The most important thing for a developing player

27:45 - Planet A#

33:09 - Studying a new piece

38:36 - A musical player

 

Find out more at the following link: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/hakanhardenberger

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Philharmonia Podcast 91: August 2015

This August, we’re shouting about trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who performs a major series, titled The Trumpet Shall Sound, with the Philharmonia Orchestra in December 2015/January 2016. We caught Håkan after his rehearsal with the conductor, Andris Nelsons, as they prepared for a performance of HK Gruber's Aerial trumpet concerto, composed for Håkan. The two artists spoke about their friendship and working relationship following an intense day of rehearsals. Find out more here: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/hakanhardenberger

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Philharmonia Podcast 90: June 2015

In preparation for our final concert of our 14/15 Royal Festival Hall season, First Violin member, Adrián Varela, introduces us to some of the musical forms featured in the concert. Our first in a series of basic orchestra vocabulary lessons!

Book here: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/682/london/royal_festival_hall/28_june_2015/dohnanyi_closes_1415_season

Sunday 28 June 2015, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
BARTÓK Divertimento for String Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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Philharmonia Video 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.

The Tabla Lesson

Season's greetings from the Philharmonia Orchestra!

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Pelléas et Mélisande

Instrument: Cello

Instrument: Double Bass

Instrument: Double Bass

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho and Olivier Latry introduce Saariaho's Maan varjot

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho and Olivier Latry introduce Saariaho

The Firebird Project - Performance Film

The Firebird Project - Performance Film

The Firebird Project - Documentary

The Firebird Project - Documentary

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

Listening Guide: Leos Janacek's Sinfonietta with Jakub Hrusa

Listening Guide: Leos Janacek

re-rite: Be the Orchestra

re-rite: Be the Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' (Listening Guide)

Nikolai Lugansky: Beethoven

Christmas Card 2013: In the Bleak Midwinter

Christmas Card 2013: In the Bleak Midwinter

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

Esa-Pekka Salonen – Celebrating 30 years conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen – Celebrating 30 years conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra

Instrument - E flat Clarinet

Instrument - E flat Clarinet

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

Listening Guide - Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

Listening Guide - Berlioz

About the Philharmonia Orchestra

About the Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia on Tour: Paris and The Rite of Spring (2013)

Philharmonia on Tour: Paris and The Rite of Spring (2013)

Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Rite of Spring

Esa-Pekka Salonen on the Rite of Spring

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Shostakovich's 4th Symphony

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Shostakovich

Shostakovich's Opera: ORANGO

Shostakovich

The Making of Universe of Sound

The Making of Universe of Sound

Witold Lutosławski: Chain 2 Listening Guide with Jennifer Koh

Witold Lutosławski: Chain 2 Listening Guide with Jennifer Koh

Adrián Varela and Kirpal Singh Panesar in conversation

Adrián Varela and Kirpal Singh Panesar in conversation

Commissioning Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto

Commissioning Witold Lutosławski

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Maturity (Part 4)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Maturity (Part 4)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Stalinist Years (Part 3)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Stalinist Years (Part 3)

Witold Lutosławski: Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky in conversation

Witold Lutosławski: Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky in conversation

Witold Lutosławski Biography: World War II (Part 2)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: World War II (Part 2)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Early Life (Part 1)

Witold Lutosławski Biography: Early Life (Part 1)

Witold Lutosławski: Piano Concerto Listening Guide with Peter Jablonski

Witold Lutosławski: Piano Concerto Listening Guide with Peter Jablonski

Andy Smith, Principal Timpani - 40 Years at the Philharmonia Orchestra

Andy Smith, Principal Timpani - 40 Years at the Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra Christmas Card 2012

Philharmonia Orchestra Christmas Card 2012

Orchestra Unwrapped

Orchestra Unwrapped

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

Three Choirs Festival 2012

Three Choirs Festival 2012

Joseph Phibbs: Rivers to the Sea (New Commission)

Joseph Phibbs: Rivers to the Sea (New Commission)

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

Craig Ogden in conversation

Craig Ogden in conversation

Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero

Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero

The Making of Duke Bluebeard's Castle

The Making of Duke Bluebeard

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius

New Canterbury Residency

New Canterbury Residency

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yefim Bronfman meet Muzsikás

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yefim Bronfman meet Muzsikás

Lorin Maazel on Gustav Mahler

Lorin Maazel on Gustav Mahler

Lorin Maazel on Mahler's Music

Lorin Maazel on Mahler

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Bartók: At the Crossroads

Bartók: At the Crossroads

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bartok

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bartok

Philharmonia Orchestra Christmas e-card

Philharmonia Orchestra Christmas e-card

Behind the scenes on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Video Game

Behind the scenes on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Video Game

Profile on Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay

Profile on Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay

Behind the Scenes on Tristan und Isolde

Behind the Scenes on Tristan und Isolde

Nikolai Lugansky guides us through Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Nikolai Lugansky guides us through Rachmaninov

We speak to Maestro Riccardo Muti

We speak to Maestro Riccardo Muti

Silent Film with Carl Davis

Silent Film with Carl Davis

Tugan Sokhiev discusses Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Tugan Sokhiev discusses Stravinsky

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Christmas e-Card - Silent Night

Christmas e-Card - Silent Night

Christine Brewer Interview

Christine Brewer Interview

Nikolai Lugansky: Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto

Nikolai Lugansky: Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto

Christoph von Dohnanyi Interview

Christoph von Dohnanyi Interview

The life and work of Gustav Mahler and interaction of the arts in Vienna 1900.

The life and work of Gustav Mahler and interaction of the arts in Vienna 1900.

Interviews and performances from Lorin Maazel, Nikolai Lugansky and Nicola Benedetti.

Interviews and performances from Lorin Maazel, Nikolai Lugansky and Nicola Benedetti.

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.

Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses the concert series City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935. We also take a look at Schoenberg

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.

Gustavo Dudamel works with three young conductors as they conduct Mahler

Interviews with James Ehnes and Boris Giltburg, and a look at Stravinsky's Firebird Suite

Interviews with James Ehnes and Boris Giltburg, and a look at Stravinsky

Japan Special

Japan Special

Japan Special

Japan Special

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and a City of Dreams preview

Stravinsky

Interviews with George Benjamin and Sir Charles Mackerras

Interviews with George Benjamin and Sir Charles Mackerras

Esa-Pekka Salonen begins as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor

Esa-Pekka Salonen begins as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor

Season Opening

Season Opening

Akiko Suwanai performs The Lark Ascending

Akiko Suwanai performs The Lark Ascending

A look at the new season's highlights

A look at the new season

End of season special, featuring Gustavo Dudamel

End of season special, featuring Gustavo Dudamel

End of season special, featuring Gustavo Dudamel

End of season special, featuring Gustavo Dudamel

Vaughan Williams Special

Vaughan Williams Special

This month's podcast features an interview with Lars Vogt, our Stepping Stones project in Bedford and young violinist Sulki Yu

This month

Interviews with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Alfie Boe

Interviews with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Alfie Boe

This Month's Podcast is an Olivier Messiaen Special.

This Month

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 Vladimir Ashkenazy, a look at the Creative Orchestra and a preview of what

Merry Christmas from all at the Philharmonia Orchestra

Merry Christmas from all at the Philharmonia Orchestra

Featuring an interview with András Schiff, a look at the new Philharmonia Online Shop and a feature on Percussionist Pete Fry

Featuring an interview with András Schiff, a look at the new Philharmonia Online Shop and a feature on Percussionist Pete Fry

Dennis Brain Tribute and an extract from a performance of The Planets

Dennis Brain Tribute and an extract from a performance of The Planets

Behind the scenes with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Behind the scenes with the Philharmonia Orchestra