The Philharmonia Orchestra

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    Symphony No. 7, Op. 105: AdagioThe Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Poveri fiori gemme de'prati from Adriana LecouvreurThe Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Horn Concerto: Very SlowThe Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Italian SerenadeThe Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Ballet Music from 'The Perfect Fool', Op. 39The 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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