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  1. Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992: Messiaen and the Organ

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    Composer Olivier Messiaen was the organist at La Trinité Church in Paris for over 60 years, and both the organ and the church influenced his life and compositions.

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    • Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992: Messiaen's use of birdsong

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      A film made as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2008 season celebrating the composer Olivier Messiaen, exploring the use of birdsong in his music, particularly Oiseaux Exotiques.

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      • Philharmonia Orchestra On Tour: 2007

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        Originally released as a podcast in September 2007, in this archive feature we follow the Orchestra on tour around Europe, speaking to those that help make it happen.

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        • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Shostakovich's 5th Symphony

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          In this archive film from 2008, we go behind the scenes at a Philharmonia Orchestra rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel to see what goes into rehearsing and conducting such an incredible symphony.

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          • Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992: Percussion in Turangalîla-Symphonie

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            Philharmonia Orchestra Principal percussionist David Corkhill takes us through all the percussion instruments and explains Messiaen's percussion writing.

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            • Interview with Lars Vogt

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              In this film from 2008, pianist Lars Vogt speaks about working with Sir Charles Mackerras, playing Beethoven and life in London.

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              • Vaughan Williams: Opera - The Pilgrim's Progress

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                Prior to a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2008, we speak to The Pilgrim's Progress director David Edwards, Chairman of the Vaughan Williams Society Stephen Connock MBE and Revd.…

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                • Vaughan Williams: At War

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                  Experiences as a stretcher bearer during the First World War, affected Vaughan Williams and the pieces he wrote for the rest of his life.

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                  • Brahms Symphonies: Discussed by Philharmonia Members

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                    In this archive film from 2008, we discuss Brahms' Four Symphonies with some Philharmonia members.

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                    • Listening Guide: Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex (Simon Russell Beale)

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                      Actor Simon Russell Beale speaks to Professor Jonathan Cross about Stravinsky's neo-classical opera, Oedipus Rex.

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                      • Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992: An Interview with Sir Charles Mackerras

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                        In this archive film from 2008, the Philharmonia's joint principal flautist speaks with the orchestra's former Guest Principal Conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, about his remarkable career.

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                        • Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992: Messiaen and Synaesthesia

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                          We speak to artist Jane Mackay about how synaesthesia affects her artwork, and how it has influenced the incredibly colourful compositions of Olivier Messiaen.

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