Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides

In this film, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, discusses in detail the role of the conductor in the orchestra.

To learn more about the conductor visit philharmonia.co.uk/explore/conducting

Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

"Have you seen the app called ‘The Orchestra’? It is astonishing. For somebody who can’t read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides

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Philharmonia players introduce their instruments, taking us through techniques and quirks as well as their personal relationship and the history of the instrument. The most in-depth set of Instrument Guides publicly available, these films are a valuable


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Philharmonia players introduce their instruments, taking us through techniques and quirks as well as their personal relationship and the history of the instrument. The most in-depth set of Instrument Guides publicly available, these films are a valuable educational resource and a great next-step to the introductory videos from the iPad app The Orchestra produced by the Philharmonia.

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