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Encyclopedia > Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the UK's longest established orchestras, and is based in Liverpool. It is funded by the local authority, and is the only orchestra in the UK to own its own hall, the Philharmonic Hall. The hall has particularly fine acoustics, and has been used for many recordings with the orchestra. Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ... The current Philharmonic Hall was completed in 1939, designed by Herbert J Rowse. ...

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Conductors

The orchestra has had many principal conductors, and some of its most distinguished principal conductors include Max Bruch, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Charles Groves, and Sir John Pritchard. Max Bruch (January 6, 1838 – October 20, 1920) was a German composer and conductor. ... Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 - 19 August 1944) was a British orchestral conductor, the founder of the famous Promenade Concerts. ... Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (April 29, 1895 – October 3, 1967) was a British conductor, organist and composer. ... Sir Charles Groves (March 10, 1915 - June 20, 1992), was a British conductor. ... Sir John Michael Pritchard (February 5, 1921 - December 5, 1969) was an English conductor. ...


The current Music Director (principal conductor) is Gerard Schwarz, who shares his time between Liverpool and Seattle, where he is also conductor of the Seattle Symphony orchestra. Gerard Schwarz (b. ... Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington State County King Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 369. ... The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Seattle, Washington. ...


The orchestra also works with Libor PeŇ°ek (Conductor Laureate), Vernon Handley (Conductor Emeritus), and their current associate conductor, Matthew Coorey. Libor PeÅ¡ek (born June 22, 1933) is a Czech conductor. ... A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ...


Carl Davis is a regular guest conductor. Carl Davis (b 1936) is an American conductor and composer who has been living in the UK for the past two decades. ...


Recordings

(section taken from http://www.liverpoolphil.com/discover/orchestra.pdf)


As a recording orchestra the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has a varied and critically acclaimed discography.


RLPO Live

In 1998 the Orchestra launched its own recording label, RLPO Live, in 1998. The initiative came from the musicians themselves and each recording is made with the in-house recording company, Merseyside Sound Recordings.


In January 2003 RLPO Live and Classico Records joined forces - the RLPO's recordings are now able to reach international markets in a wide range of territories through Classico's long-established distribution network.


Other Recordings

A complete cycle of all six symphonies by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen, in a new edition, has been released by the RLPO and Douglas Bostock. The RLPO's extensive catalogue includes works by Beethoven, Britten, Dvorak, Mahler, Rachmaninov,Smetana, Strauss, Suk and Vaughan Williams. Several recordings feature the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, which enjoys an important partnership with the RLPO in concerts at home and abroad. Carl August Nielsen (June 9, 1865–October 3, 1931) was a Danish composer. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer and pianist. ... The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard layout The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard is a keyboard layout designed by Drs. ... Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860 – May 18, 1911) was best known in his own time as one of the leading Austrian conductors of his day, but is now remembered as an important composer linking the late 19th century with the modern musical period, particularly for his vast symphonies... Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, also Sergey Rachmaninov or Serge Rakhmaninov (Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов), (April 1, 1873 – March 28, 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. ... Sour Cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of Lactobacillus bacteria. ... In German-speaking cultures, Strauß (the German word for ostrich) is a common surname, and Strauss and Straus are less common ones. ... Suk can refer to. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. ...


Partnership with Classic FM

In November 2001 the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Classic FM, a major classical music radio station in the UK, announced a ground-breaking partnership which makes the RLPO Classic FM's "Orchestra in North West England". This relationship has been extended to 2009. Classic FM is the United Kingdoms first national commercial radio station, broadcasting classical music in a popular and accessible style. ...


External links

  • http://www.liverpoolphil.com
  • http://www.rlpo-live.com
  • http://www.rlpc.freeserve.co.uk/backgnd/rlpo.htm
  • http://www.orchestranet.co.uk/rlps.html
  • http://www.rlps.co.uk/orches/orches1.htm

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