Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

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    Porgy and Bess, Act 3 Scene 3: IntroductionPhilharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    Porgy and Bess, Act III, Scene 3: IntroductionPhilharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (Allegro)Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    Sinfonietta, Op. 60, JW VI/18 "Sokol Festival": I. Fanfare (Allegretto - Maestoso)Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (Adagio)Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

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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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