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Bartók
Duke Bluebeard's Castle

SIGCD372 | March 2014 release. The extraordinary Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Bartók's only opera, is widely regarded as his masterpiece.

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Bartók
The Miraculous Mandarin

SIGCD466 | September 2016 release. WINNER: 'Choc Classica de l'année' at the 2016 Classica Magazine awards.

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Beethoven
Symphony No. 3, Eroica & Symphony No. 5 in C minor

SIGCD169 | August 2009 release. Beethoven's Eroica Symphony transformed the classical symphony, bringing it firmly into the Romantic era. Despite its title there is no specific programme to the work; Deryck Cooke wrote 'we should...

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Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique

SIGCD193 | March 2010 release. Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique tells the story of a poet's opium-induced dream, in which he sees visions of the object of his unrequited love, who in the music is described by an idée fixe or recurring musical theme. From...

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Brahms
Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 3

SIGCD250 | March 2011 release. It took Brahms many years to compose his First Symphony; he shared much of his compositional journey with Clara Schumann, sending her a birthday card in 1868 with the notation of an Alpine horn tune that became the famous theme...

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Brahms
Symphony No. 2 & Symphony No. 4

SIGCD132 | August 2008 release. Brahms's Second Symphony has been nicknamed his 'Pastoral'; it is lyrical and mainly in major keys. The three notes heard at the opening of the work generate most of the melodic material throughout the symphony, and...

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Brahms
The Four Symphonies Box Set

SIGCD255 | February 2012 release. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall's Southbank Centre, the Philharmonia orchestra are led by Christoph von Dohnányi in these captivating live recordings of Brahms Four Symphonies. "These live performances are...

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Bruckner
Symphony No. 4

SIGCD256 | May 2012 release. Continuing Signum's series of live orchestral releases with the Philharmonia Orchestra, on this disc Christoph von Dohnányi leads a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No 4, 'Romantic'.

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Bruckner
Symphony No. 9

SIGCD431 | July 2015 release. Recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 2014 at the beginning of a series marking his 85th birthday season, Christoph von Dohnányi leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in a rousing live performance of Bruckner's monumental Ninth Symphony...

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Composers' Academy 2017

November 2017 digital release. The Philharmonia Composers' Academy, presented in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society and part of the Orchestra's Music of Today series, annually offers the opportunity for three talented emerging composers to write an...

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Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 & Symphony No. 8

SIGCD183 | January 2010 release. Dvořák's 7th Symphony sits within the Viennese symphonic tradition, keeping to the traditional structure and forms. However it still contains the composer's trademark Bohemian musical twists, with the scherzo...

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Elgar
Enigma Variations

SIGCD168 | May 2009 release. Each of the variations in Elgar's Enigma Variations describes one of the composer's acquaintances; the very famous movement 'Nimrod' for example depicts August Johann Jaeger, one of Elgar's closest friends. The theme on which...

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Elgar
Symphonies No. 1 & 2

SIGCD179 | March 2010 release. In 1907 Elgar's wife Alice wrote in her diary that her husband was playing a 'great beautiful tune'. This became the opening theme of his First Symphony; the march is marked 'nobilmente e semplice' (nobly and simply). This...

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Mahler
Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 3

SIGCD360 | November 2013 release. Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and a star-studded ensemble of performers in Mahler's first three Symphonies.

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Mahler
Symphonies No. 4, 5 & 6

SIGCD361 | May 2014 release. Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's fourth, fifth and sixth Symphonies - a series of live orchestral recordings from London's Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia's much-lauded Mahler Cycle.

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Mahler
Symphonies No. 7, 8 & 9

SIGCD362 | August 2015 release. Lorin Maazel and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Mahler’s Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Symphonies. 

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Mahler
Symphony No. 4

SIGCD219 | November 2010 release. Mahler's Fourth Symphony is Mahler's sunniest symphony, with a detuned violin depicting a folk fiddle and a setting in the final movement of the Wunderhorn song 'Das himmlische Leben' (The Heavenly Life) depicting a child's...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 6

SIGCD275 | October 2011 release. Sometimes known as 'The Tragic' - a title suggested but then withdrawn by the composer - Mahler's Sixth Symphony embodies much of the inner turmoil and superstition of its composer.

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Mahler
Symphony No. 9

SIGCD188 | May 2010 release. Mahler's late musical works are often associated with the idea of 'farewell'; after the première of his Ninth Symphony this was cemented, with one critic writing 'if you want to learn to weep you should listen to the first...

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Nielsen
Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Aladdin Suite

SIGCD477 | March 2017 release. Under Paavo Järvi, the Philharmonia performs three characteristically fiery works by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen: the Flute and Clarinet Concertos, and the Aladdin Suite.

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Nielsen Serenata in vano

November 2017 digital release.

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Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1

SIGCD484 | September 2017 release. Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra have a very special relationship, one going back decades. Today, as the Philharmonia’s Conductor Laureate, Ashkenazy is a unique presence on the podium with the Orchestra each...

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Salonen
Violin Concerto

Featuring in Apple's brand new iPad Air campaign, Salonen's 2009 Violin Concerto is available for you to download for free for a limited time only.

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Schoenberg
Gurrelieder

SIGCD173 | September 2009 release. The 'tales of Gurre' tells the story of two lovers, King Waldemar and Tove. Waldemar's wife, Queen Helwig, finds out about their love and has Tove killed; Waldemar rails against God and as punishment is forced to spend every night...

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Schubert
Symphony No. 9

SIGCD133 | August 2008 release. Schubert's 9th Symphony is known as 'The Great', partly to distinguish it from his other symphony in the same key, and partly because in it he set out to compose a 'grand' symphony on the scale of Beethoven's recent works.

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Schubert
Symphony No. 9

SIGCD461 | July 2016 release. “The music is allowed to unfold seemingly without effort, but always with dramatic focus” Classic FM

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Shostakovich
Festive Overture & Symphony No. 5

SIGCD135 | September 2008 release. Shostakovich composed his Fifth Symphony in a style chosen to fit into the artistic ideals of the Soviet regime of the 1930s.

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Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche & Ein Heldenleben

SIGCD148 | February 2009 release. Two of Strauss's great orchestral tone poems are on this CD, conducted by the Philharmonia's Honorary Conductor for Life, Christoph von Dohnányi.

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Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

SIGCD253 | May 2011 release. Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the 'Pathétique', was the last work the composer completed, and its tragic tone has often been interpreted as a personal premonition of his fate.

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The Orchestra App

The Orchestra is an extraordinary app from Touch Press that will delight anyone with even a passing interest in classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

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Universe of Sound Bluray

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in a unique performance of Holst's The Planets Suite, captured in High Definition by 37 cameras for touring installation Universe of Sound.

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Universe of Sound DVD

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in a unique performance of Holst's The Planets Suite, captured by 37 cameras for its touring installation, Universe of Sound. 

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