Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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The week in classical: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs; RPO/Petrenko; LPO/Mäkelä – review
Chart-topping Górecki becomes exquisite spectacle at ENO; Mahler’s Third is worth the wait; plus, the Finnish flourish of Klaus Mäkelä

Fiona Maddocks

06, May, 2023 @11:30 AM

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RPO/Petrenko review – dazzling Scriabin and spine-tingling Wagner
After a sombre opening, the ecstasies promised in the evening’s theme were reached with Wagner and Scriabin. The Royal Philharmonic and its new conductor are clearly enjoying themselves in this imaginative and accessible season

Martin Kettle

09, Feb, 2023 @5:42 PM

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RPO/Petrenko review – Mahler’s grand and imposing 8th sounds as if it belongs here
Vasily Petrenko and the huge forces required for this choral symphony navigated the score with agility and conviction, but the dramatic connection remained elusive

Andrew Clements

24, Oct, 2022 @11:59 AM

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RPO/Petrenko review – British focus for ambitious orchestra’s new era
New Royal Philharmonic music director Vasily Petrenko excelled in pacey but nuanced performances of Walton and Elgar, with violinist Ning Feng the dazzling soloist

Martin Kettle

04, Nov, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Louis Clark obituary
Keyboard player with the Electric Light Orchestra who went on to create the Hooked on Classics series with the Royal Philharmonic

Adam Sweeting

25, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor quits over abuse claims
Charles Dutoit’s position described as ‘untenable’ after six women accuse him of sexual assault

Patrick Greenfield and agency

10, Jan, 2018 @7:26 PM

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual assault
Celebrated 81-year-old leaves his post ‘for the immediate future’ after musicians accuse him of forcibly kissing and groping them over a period of 15 years

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Dec, 2017 @11:06 AM

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Haydn: Mass in Time of War; Nelson Mass CD review – mixed blessings
City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Davan Wetton

Stephen Pritchard

11, Dec, 2016 @7:15 AM

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Christopher Gunning: Violin concerto, Cello concerto review – prolific and accessible
A warm celebration of the Brecon Beacons and a dark meditation on ageing and loss are added to the composer’s impressive canon

Stephen Pritchard

12, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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RPO/Dutoit review – eloquence, dark intensity and insights into Stravinsky
Charles Dutoit brought out the beauty of the RPO’s engaging orchestral sound and cellist Gautier Capucon was gracefully beguiling playing Dvořák

Tim Ashley

30, Mar, 2016 @11:12 AM

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RPO/Dutoit review – dexterity and refinement
Charles Dutoit trod a clear-minded path through the complexities of Shostakovich’s 15th; pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja’s Mozart – with cadenzas by Britten – was less successful

Tim Ashley

20, Aug, 2015 @11:45 AM

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RPO/Dutoit review – Bartók’s portrait of marital failure chillingly realised
Soloists Willard White and Ildikó Komlósi conquer Bluebeard’s Castle, as Charles Dutoit marshals the RPO with probing virtuosity, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

28, Jan, 2015 @3:31 PM

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