To celebrate all things British and in support of Team GB, we’ve uploaded a concert recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2012. This featured Elgar’s First Symphony and Delius’ Sea Drift alongside the world premiere of The Discovery of Heaven, a newly commissioned work from the Orchestra’s Composer in Residence, Julian Anderson.
Julian Anderson The Discovery of Heaven (world première)*
Delius Sea Drift**
Elgar Symphony No. 1
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor*
Roderick Williams baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
recorded 24 March 2012 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall
*Julian Anderson’s The Discovery of Heaven is commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with kind support from The Boltini Trust and the Britten-Pears Foundation, and the New York Philharmonic (Alan Gilbert, Music Director). Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.
**Performance generously supported by The Delius Trust
Find us on twitter @lporchestra or facebook.com/londonphilharmonicorchestra