Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Discography

 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has held a prominent place in British music-making for more than seven decades. With a wide reach across Britain, in addition to its regular concerts in London's Cadogan Hall, including concerts in places where access to orchestral music is limited, the RPO can lay claim to the title of Britain's national orchestra. The RPO incorporates the pops-oriented Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the avant-garde Sharp Edge group, and RPO Resound, a community and educational outreach program.

The RPO's broad contemporary appeal, which has included appearances with popular music stars and on film, television, and video game soundtracks, would have been lauded by its founder and first conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, who set up the RPO in 1946 and helped lead a vital revival in the U.K.'s orchestral life after World War II. The new orchestra prospered, beginning a long summer residency at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1948 and touring the U.S. in 1950, becoming the first English orchestra to do so since 1912. Rudolf Kempe became principal conductor upon Beecham's death in 1961. The orchestra hit a rough patch in the early '60s under the leadership of Beecham's widow; Kempe departed (and then returned), and the orchestra temporarily lost the right to use the "royal" designation. That was restored by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966, and several strong conductors, Antal Doráti (1975-1978), André Previn (1985-1992), and Vladimir Ashkenazy (music director, 1987-1994), built the orchestra artistically. Later conductors have included Daniele Gatti, Yuri Temirkanov, Charles Dutoit, and Vasily Petrenko, who began his tenure as music director in 2021.

Hooked on ClassicsThe RPO is especially notable for the depth and variety of its recording program, which in the first few years of its existence had already topped 100 items; by the early 2020s decade, the orchestra had issued many hundreds of recordings, stretching from pop (disco enthusiasts will remember it as the orchestra featured on the Hooked on Classics recordings of the 1980s) to new avant-garde music. Among these was a 125-album contract with the Tring label. The orchestra's RPO Records, formed in 1986, is thought to have been the first recording label owned by a symphony orchestra; such an arrangement is now commonplace. The following year, the RPO launched the light music (or pops in the U.S.) companion group, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

1975 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

1977 - America's Favorite Hymns

1983 - Hooked On Classics

1983 - Love Classics

1984 - As Time Goes By

1986 - A Night at the Opera_ The Magic Flute

1988 - Hooked On Classics 3

1989 - The Classics In Rhythm

1990 - Hits Of Phil Collins

1991 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Showcase

1991 - The Royal Philharmonic plays Hits Of Elton John 

1992 - Genesis - Hits & Ballads

1992 - Leeds Castle Classics

1993  - Philharmonic Pop Classics

1993 - James Bond Themes

1993 - Stay Home

1993 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -
50th Anniversary Commemoration

1995 - Orchestral Abba

1995 - Verdi Overtures

1999 - Greatest Love Classics - Andy Williams

1999 - Plays the Music of Meatloaf

1999 - Still Life - Annie Haslam

2004 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphonic

2005 - A Classical Christmas

2005 - The Very Best of Queen

2007 - RPO Last Night Of The Proms

2008 - Endless Love

2008 - It Must Have Been Love

2008 - The Greatest Hits of Simon & Garfunkel

2009 - Beatles - This Is Gold

2009 - Nursery Rhymes

2009 - The Neil Diamond Symphonies -
The Hits Of Neil Diamond

2009 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Perform Classic Fleetwood Mac

2009 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Plays The Rolling Stones

2010 - Love Songs

2010 - Peter, Paul and Mary with Symphony Orchestra_
 The Prague Sessions

2010 - RPO Plays Phil Collins

2012 - Live in London with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

2012 - Rock Classics, Played By the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2012 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Play Your Favourite Songs

2012 - The Greatest Movie Music of All Time

2012 - The Music of the Beatles

2012 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -
All You Need Is Love

2013 - The Royal Wedding

2013 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-Fleetwood Macs Rumours

2015 - If I Can Dream Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2015 - Love Classics

2015 - Orchestra-Plays-Prog-Rock-Classics

2015 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra_
Simply the Best_ Musicals

2015 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Abba

2015 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Beatles Classic

2016 - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

2017 - Royal_Philharmonic_Orchestra_Sound_of_the_60s

2018 - Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2018 - The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2020 - A Royal Philharmonic Christmas

2020 - Disney Goes Classical

2021 - Motown With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2022 - Bond 25

2022 - Strings & Piano Halloween Party Playlist


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