Batons, Bows and Bruises


Andrew Sachs narrates the turbulent history of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

TV & Radio Information
Sky Arts 2
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 17:30

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating over 60 years of high-profile conductors and international performances. The orchestra’s dramatic history is presented through film and music that charts its work with charismatic conductors; concerts in diverse venues, and turbulent times that have shaped the orchestra.

A critic in The Guardian wrote of one performance ‘few could have had doubts as to the quality of [the RPO’s] playing, which was incisive, insightful and extremely beautiful.’