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Musical Humour…

Another great and insightful cartoon from Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter Jeffrey Curnow.

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4. RLPO Japan Tour 2015 – Otsu

The RLPO were up bright and early today to make our first ride on the famous Japanese Bullet Train. Very punctual and very swift! We travelled from the hotel by coach to Tokyo Station to get the train to Kyoto … Continue reading

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2. RLPO Japan Tour 2015 – Saitama

Saitama is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan, situated in the south-east of the prefecture.  Being in the Greater Tokyo Area and lying 15 – 30 kilometres north of central Tokyo it is probably … Continue reading

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Symphonia Domestica – RLPO

This evening will see our new stage and refurbished hall at Liverpool Philharmonic hall get a nice, big test as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as we celebrate one hundred and fifty years since the birth of Richard Strauss with … Continue reading

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Rare Footage Of Shostakovich As Soloist In His Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings

  Posted on August 19, 2014 by brendanball Here is some extremely rare film footage of Dmitri Shostakovich as the piano soloist in his own Concerto Opus 35 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Can anyone name the trumpet soloist? Yes … Continue reading

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Timofei Dokshizer Plays Andriasov Trumpet Concerto. Fantastic!

One of the first vinyl LPs I came into possession of was an old recording of the great trumpeter Timofei Dokshizer playing concertos written in the Soviet Era. Everyone knows the Arutunian Concerto but there was also this absolute gem … Continue reading

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Shostakovich On Duty As A Fireman – Leningrad 1941…

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Musical Humour…

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RLPO In London…

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to London yesterday to perform a concert as part of ‘The Rest Is Noise’ Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. The enthusiastic audience were treated to a programme of music by Bocherini/Berio, Britten and … Continue reading

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Hooray! The RLPO are No. 1 in the Charts Again…

This is great news! The award winning cycle of Shostakovich Symphonies with Naxos shows no sign of running out of steam. The RLPO, with Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko, have rocketed straight to number one in the album charts with the … Continue reading

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