Part of the opening weekend of celebrations to mark 75 years of the Philharmonia Orchestra, this selection marks the music of the year of the orchestra’s birth, and embraces two composers – Strauss and Stravinsky – who were closely connected with the Philharmonia.
The first recording of Strauss’s Oboe Concerto was made in 1948 with the Orchestra and oboist Léon Goossens.
Here it is performed by the Philharmonia's Principal Oboe, Tom Blomfield.
RepertoireVaughan Williams: Symphony No.6 in E minor
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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Insights Talk: 75 Years of the Philharmonia Orchestra, hosted by BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Ian Skelly. Admission free