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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra)

Formed: 1919

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The Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo-Filharmonien) is a Norwegian symphony orchestra based in Oslo, Norway. The orchestra was founded in 1919, and has since 1977 had its home in the Oslo Concert Hall. The orchestra consists of 69 musicians in the string section, 16 in the woodwinds, 15 in brass, 5 in percussionists, 1 harpist, and 1 pianist. The orchestra gives an average of sixty to seventy symphonic concerts annually, the majority of which are broadcast nationally on the radio. The orchestra also performs chamber concerts frequently throughout the year.

Further Reading: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

 Recording of the Week, Rimsky-Korsakov from Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

As on their recent series of Strauss tone poems, the Russian conductor and his Norwegian orchestra prove themselves master story-tellers on this trio of showpieces from the late 1880s.

 Interview, Vasily Petrenko on Rimsky-Korsakov

The Russian conductor talks to Katherine about today's Recording of the Week and reflects on his time with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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