Philharmonia Orchestra

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    Popular Operatic Overtures: Orchestral Favourites, Vol. XXIV

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    String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, "American": IV. Finale: Vivace ma non troppoPhilharmonia Orchestra
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    I vespri Siciliani, '(The) Sicilian Vespers' (1997 Remastered Version): Mercè, dilette amiche (Bolero)Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Nabucco, Act III (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves): Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate.. (Coro)Philharmonia Orchestra
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    9. Nimrod (Adagio)Philharmonia Orchestra
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    The Planets Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (Excerpt)Philharmonia Orchestra

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        England's Philharmonia is a relative youngster among orchestras, having arisen out of the ashes of London's disrupted orchestral life in the wake of World War II. Within an astonishingly short time, it rose to a high level of quality with a deep, burnished tone similar to the best Austrian-German ensembles. Not surprisingly, its formative years were nurtured under the batons of Furtw+ñngler, Karajan, and Klemperer. In 1945, EMI's Walter Legge realized a long-standing ambition to... Read more

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