Thank you for your interest in and support of our 75th Anniversary concert, RPO at 75, at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 September 2021. As an extra gift amidst our birthday celebrations, we wanted to share with you a playlist including music beyond the concert's repertoire, delving deeper into the music of the composers featured on the evening: Delius, Elgar and Walton.
The playlist includes:
Delius’ later work The Walk to the Paradise Garden alongside The Holberg Suite by Grieg, whose own music inspired Delius in his early career.
Vaughan Williams' subtle piano piece The Lake in the Mountains (recorded here by regular RPO soloist Mark Bebbington) shares a similar inspiration to Delius' Over the Hills and Far Away.
Elgar's Enigma Variations (composed between 1888 and 1889) set his career on a new course, and finally, Walton's Symphony No.1 was the follow-up to his successful Belshazzar's Feast.
Music recommendations kindly provided by Jonathan James.
As the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 75 years, we reflect on our history whilst looking ahead to the next part of our journey.