The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is a British orchestra based in London.

Sir Thomas Beecham founded the RPO in 1946. In its early days, the orchestra secured profitable recording contracts and important engagements including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the concerts of the Royal Philharmonic Society. After Beecham's death in 1961, the RPO's fortunes declined steeply. The RPO battled for survival until the mid-1960s, when its future was secured after an Arts Council report recommended that it should receive public subsidy. A further crisis arose in the same era when it seemed that the orchestra's right to call itself "Royal" could be withdrawn.

In 2004, the RPO acquired its first permanent London base, at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. The RPO also gives concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and venues around the UK and other countries. The current music director of the RPO, since the start of the 2021-2022 season, is Vasily Petrenko.

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1987"Romeo and Juliet" (Scenes des Ballet)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1987Gershein GoldRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1989Piano Concerto no. 2 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn for OrchestraJohannes Brahms; Horacio Gutiérrez, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2
1990Classical SpectacularRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Reed, The London Chorus, The Band of the Scots Guards, The Band of the Welsh Guards1
1992Hooked on ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1993Rock Dreams, Vol. 4Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1994The Papal Concert to Commemorate the HolocaustThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gilbert Levine, Lynn Harrell, Richard Dreyfuss1
1995The Christmas AlbumRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1996The Very Best of the Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
2003Hooked on ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra2
2005Cinema ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra3
2005Collection les grands compositeurs, 23: Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & James Judd1
2005Collection les Grands Compositeurs: Richard WagnerRichard Wagner; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
2011The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Mussorgsky / RavelMussorgsky, Ravel; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
2015Plays Prog Rock ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra32
A Sonic Spectacular!Wagner; Leopold Stokowski, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
Classic Love SongsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
ClassicCollectionRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
Classic Collection (disc 4)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
Joy to the WorldRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
MemoriesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
Music For ReadingRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1


1997Perform The Hits Of The PoliceRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1999Symphony no. 35 / Symphony no. 29 / Symphony no. 38Mozart; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham1


1957Peer Gynt / Symphonic Dance no. 2 / In Autumn / Old Norwegian Folksong with VariationsGrieg; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham7
1958Cello ConcertoDvořák; Rostropovich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult1
1961Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2Paganini; Yehudi Menuhin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberto Erede3
1962Violin ConcertoBeethoven; Alfredo Campoli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard41
1967Nutcracker & Sleeping Beauty SuitesTchaikovsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult1
1968Russian FireworksStanley Black conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2
1969Roberto Devereux (Elizabeth and Essex)Gaetano Donizetti; Beverly Sills, Robert Ilosfalvy, Peter Glossop, Beverly Wolff, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras56
1969The Immortal Works of Albert KetelbeyAlbert Ketèlbey; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Chorus, Eric Rogers2
1970Also sprach ZarathustraRichard Strauss; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Henry Lewis2
197100.04Ekseption, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra3
1971Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 b-moll op. 23Tschaikowsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Martha Argerich1
1972Alexander Goehr: Violin Concerto / Iain Hamilton: Violin ConcertoAlexander Goehr, Iain Hamilton; Manoug Parikian, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Norman Del Mar, Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson1
1972I LombardiGiuseppe Verdi; Cristina Deutekom, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ambrosian Singers, Lamberto Gardelli4
1972La traviata (1971 recording)Giuseppe Verdi; Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Rolando Panerai, The John Alldis Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato53
1975Conducts His Great Film MusicThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Miklós Rózsa1
1975Funk & Wagnalls Family Library of Great Music, Album 1: Beethoven: The Pastoral - Sixth SymphonyLudwig van Beethoven, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves1
1977Concertos from SpainSurinach, Montsalvatge; Alicia de Larrocha, Frühbeck de Burgos, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1977Symphony no. 1 in D majorGustav Mahler; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Païta2
1978Barbara Cartland’s Album Of Love SongsBarbara Cartland with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Mike Sammes Singers1
1978Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso / Chausson: Poème / Saint-Saëns: Havanaise / Ravel: TziganeSaint‐Saëns, Chausson, Ravel; Kyung‐Wha Chung, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit1
1979Bruch: Concerto pour violon en sol mineur / Glazounov: Concerto pour violon en la mineurBruch, Glazounov; Pierre Amoyal, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Scimone1
1981Hooked on ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark412
1982Chants d’AuvergneJoseph Canteloube; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio de Almeida, Frederica von Stade1
1982Hooked on Classics 2: Can’t Stop the ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark8
1982Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D MajorGustav Mahler; Erich Leinsdorf, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1982ZarzuelaThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Luis Cobos22
1983Hooked on Classics 3: Journey Through the ClassicsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark5
1984Love ClassicsThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1984Piano Concerto No. 2Frédérick Chopin; Joela Jones, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Freeman1
1984Slavonic Dances / American SuiteDvořák; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti1
1984Symphony no. 2 “Resurrection”Mahler; Harold Farberman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Felicity Lott, Helen Watts, Brighton Festival Chorus2
1985OverturesRossini; Carlos Païta, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1985Piano Concerto no. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of PaganiniСергей Васильевич Рахманинов, Philip Fowke, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Юрий Хатуевич Темирканов1
1985Symphony no. 5Tchaikovsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn2
1985Symphonie FantastiqueBerlioz; The Royal Philharmonic, Massimo Freccia2
1985Symphony no. 2Rachmaninoff; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1
1985Star Trek (Newly Recorded Music From Selected Episodes Of The Paramount TV Series)Fred Steiner, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Courage, Sol Kaplan1
1985Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 3Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev; Martha Argerich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado1
1985The Lark Ascending / Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" / The Wasps - Aristophanic SuiteVaughan Williams; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, David Nolan1
1986The Planets, op. 32Holst; André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2
1986Bachianas Brasileiras 1, 5 & 7Heitor Villa‐Lobos; Barbara Hendricks, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz1
1986Belshazzar's Feast / Suite From Henry VWalton; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1
1986Cello Concerto, op. 85 / Enigma VariationsSir Edward Elgar; Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin1
1986Chants d'Auvergne, Volume 2 / TriptyqueJoseph Canteloube; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio de Almeida, Frederica von Stade1
1986ConcertoRichard Clayderman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1986Dupré: Symphony in G minor / Rheinberger: Organ Concerto no. 1 in FDupré, Rheinberger; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jahja Ling, Michael Murray1
1986Ein deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn5
1986Kathleen Battle sings MozartMozart; Kathleen Battle, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn2
1986NutcrackerTchaikovsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, André Previn2
1986Orchestral WorksMaurice Ravel; Andre Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1986Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"Beethoven; Emanuel Ax, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1
1986Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Gloriana Courtly DancesProkofiev, Britten; André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1986Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn, Emanuel Ax1
1986Piano Concerto no. 2Rachmaninoff; Earl Wild, The Royal Philharmonic, Jascha Horenstein1
1986Symphony no. 1Elgar; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1
1986Symphony no. 2Sibelius; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli3
1986The Nutcracker: Highlights from the Complete BalletTchaikovsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1
1986The Four Temperaments / Nobilissima visionePaul Hindemith; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James DePreist, Carol Rosenberger1
1986The Music for the Royal Fireworks / Amaryllis Suite / Suite from The Water MusicHandel; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin1
1986Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 3Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev; Jon Kimura Parker, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1986The Music of the Police: ArrestedRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1986Turned on ChristmasRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1987Fauré: Requiem op. 84 / Bernstein: Chichester PsalmsGabriel Fauré, Leonard Bernstein; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Richard Hickox3
1987A Child of Our TimeTippett; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn3
1987A Broadway Extravaganza!Arlen, Ellington, Gershwin, Gilbert & Sullivan, Lloyd Webber, Romberg, Sondheim; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Luther Henderson, Paul Gemignani1
1987Bachianas Brasileiras / Guitar ConcertoHeitor Villa‐Lobos; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, Enrique Bátiz, Barbara Hendricks, Alfonso Moreno1
1987Ballet Suites: Swan Lake / The Sleeping Beauty / The NutcrackerTchaikovsky; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz3
1987Carmina BuranaCarl Orff; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti3.59
1987Gershwin Gold: Volume TwoGeorge Gershwin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Henry Lewis, Janis Vakarelis1
1987Gershwin GoldRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1987Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 3Liszt, Prokofiev; Janis Vakarelis, Witold Rowicki, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1
1987Más zarzuelaThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Luis Cobos1
1987Mass of the Sea, op. 47 / Sinfonia for Strings, op. 46Paul Patterson; Ann Mackay, Christopher Keyte, Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon1
1987O Come, All Ye FaithfulThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus1
1987Rhapsody in Blue / The Gershwin Songbook / Who Cares?George Gershwin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton1
1987Symphony no. 2 "London" / The Lark AscendingRalph Vaughan Williams; Barry Griffiths, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn1

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