The Original Liverpool Sound: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Story by Darren HenleyThe Original Liverpool Sound: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Story by Darren Henley

The Original Liverpool Sound: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Story

EditorDarren Henley, Vincent McKernan

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

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In 1840, a group of music-loving Liverpool businessmen came together and formed the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic society, which gave a total of four concerts in its first year. Though the scope and reach of the Liverpool Phil—now the second-oldest concert promoting society with the oldest continuing professional orchestra in all of the United Kingdom—has changed in the many years since its founding, its original vision has remained constant. With the aid of 100 illustrations, The Original Liverpool Sound tells the amazing story of an organization still dedicated to its founding mission, “to promote the science and practice of music,” as it brings to life one of Liverpool’s cultural crown jewels.

Darren Henley is the author of eighteen books about classical music and musicians. He began working as a newsreader at Classic FM in 1992, becoming Managing Editor in 2000, Station Manager in 2004 and Managing Director in 2006. He has worked closely with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic since it became Classic FM's Orchestra in Northw...
Title:The Original Liverpool Sound: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.88 × 9.8 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846312248

ISBN - 13:9781846312243

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Vasily Petrenko


Chapter One: The Musical City

Chapter Two: The Early Days

Chapter Three: Mixed Reviews

Chapter Four: The Big Names Come to Town

Chapter Five: New Hope

Chapter Six: By Royal Command

Chapter Seven: The Best Czech Orchestra This Side of Prague

Chapter Eight: The European Capital of Culture

Principal Conductors

Chorus Masters

Orchestra Leaders

Secretaries/Chief Executives


RLPO Première Performances

Ensemble 10/10 Première Performances

Selected Discography

International Tours

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra