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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Wikipedia
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 Co…