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Philharmonia Orchestra (London, England)

Works: 11,563 works in 21,283 publications in 8 languages and 273,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Songs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Interviews  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Conductor, orc, Other, int
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Rossini overtures by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

108 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With: overtures Egmont, Leonore, Fidelio, Coriolan
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (EMI Classics 5 73851 2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on April 29 & 30, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

76 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

101 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

66 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

51 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

41 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
Opera arias = Opernarien by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back cover carries chronological list of Callas's "first performances of the works in which she has sung."
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello ossia Il Moro di Venezia: Dramma per musica in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Concierto de Aranjuez Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquín Rodrigo( )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horn concertos by Barry Tuckwell( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konzert D-Dur für Horn, Streicher und Continuo / Konzert Es-Dur für zwei Hörner, Streicher und Continuo / Konzert F-Dur für zwei Hörner, Streicher und Continuo / Konzert D-Dur für zwei Hörner, Streicher und Continuo / Konzert D-Dur für drei Hörner, Streicher und Continuo
Piano concertos : No. 25, K503 & No. 26, K537 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of 50 years by England) Philharmonia Orchestra (London( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityNew Philharmonia Orchestra

Festival Orchestra (London, England)

Festival Orchestra (Londýn, Anglie)

London Orchestra "Philharmonia"

London Philharmonia Orchestra

Londonskiĭ orkestr "Filarmonii︠a︡"

New Philharmonia Orchestra

New philharmonia orchestra Londres


Orchestr Philharmonia.

Orchestra philharmonia di Londra

Orchestre philharmonia

Orchestre Philharmonia London

Orquesta Filarmonía


Philharmonia London

Philharmonia (London, England)

Philharmonia (Londona, Lielbritānija)

Philharmonia (Londres, Angleterre)

Philharmonia (Londýn, Anglie)

Philharmonia Orch.

Philharmonia Orch. London


Philharmonia-Orchester London

Philharmonia Orchestra.

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Philharmonia Orchestra (London, England)

Philharmonia Orchestra (London, England) Philharmonia Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra of London

Philharmonia Zenekar.


Philharmonie-Orchester London


Savoy Symphony Orchestra

The Philharmonia