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Simon Rattle & His Soloists: The CBSO Years / City of Birmingham SO, Simon Rattle

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Takemitsu, Toru : To the Edge of Dream, for guitar & orchestra
>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87
>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Szymanowski, Karol : Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37
>Szymanowski, Karol : Concerto for Violin no 2, Op. 61
>Szymanowski, Karol : Paganini Caprices (3), Op. 40
>Szymanowski, Karol : Romance for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 23
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Soloists on this collection include: Leif Ove Andsnes, Julina Bream, Kyung Wha Chung, Peter Donohoe, Lynn Harrell, Katia & Marielle Labeque, Truls Mork, Cecile Ousset, Lars Vogt and Thomas Zehetmair.

Arnold:

Guitar Concerto, Op. 67

Julian Bream (guitar)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Bartók:

Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115

Katia & Marielle Labèque (pianos) & Sylvio Gualda, Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110

Katia & Marielle Labèque (pianos) & Sylvio Gualda, Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, BB 94b, Sz. 87

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra No. 2, BB 96b, Sz. 90

revised version, 1944

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

Peter Donohoe (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Lars Vogt (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Lars Vogt (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Britten:

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

Truls Mørk (cello)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Elgar:

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Truls Mørk (cello)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

original version with jazz band, orch. F. Grofé

Peter Donohoe (piano)

London Sinfonietta

A Gershwin Songbook

Peter Donohoe (piano)

Piano Concerto in F major

Peter Donohoe (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Lars Vogt (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Cécile Ousset (piano)

Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rodrigo:

Concierto de Aranjuez

Julian Bream (guitar)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Saint-Saëns:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Lars Vogt (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Paganini Caprices (3), Op. 40

Thomas Zehetmair (violin) & Silke Avenhaus (piano)

Romance in D major, Op. 23

Thomas Zehetmair (violin) & Silke Avenhaus (piano)

Takemitsu:

To The Edge Of Dream for Guitar And Orchestra

Julian Bream (guitar)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Vaughan Williams:

The Lark Ascending

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Walton:

Cello Concerto

Lynn Harrell (cello)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1982); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1982); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1982); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1982); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1982); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1982); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1982); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1984); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1984); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1984); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1984); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1984); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1984); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1984); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1985); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1985); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1985); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1985); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1985); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1985); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1985); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1986-1987); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1986-1987); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1986-1987); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1986-1987); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1986-1987); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1986-1987); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1986-1987); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1987); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1987); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1987); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1987); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1987); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1987); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1987); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1990); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1990); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1990); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1990); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1990); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1990); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1990); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1991); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1991); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1991); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1991); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1991); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1991); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1991); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1992); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1992); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1992); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1992); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1992); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1992); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1992); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1995); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1995); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1995); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1995); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1995); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1995); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1995); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1997); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1997); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1997); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1997); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1997); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1997); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1997); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1998); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1998); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1998); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1998); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1998); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1998); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1998); Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Warwick, England (1999); Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre, University of Warwick (1999); Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (1999); CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England (1999); Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway (1999); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England (1999); Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (1999).



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Works Details

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 10 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 35 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 21 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 31 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 29 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1956-1975

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Drouet (Percussion); Sylvio Gualda (Percussion); Katia Labèque (Piano); Marielle Labèque (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 26 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1940

>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Drouet (Percussion); Sylvio Gualda (Percussion); Katia Labèque (Piano); Marielle Labèque (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 22 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 18 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 16 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 31 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 22 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Takemitsu, Toru : To the Edge of Dream, for guitar & orchestra
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 12 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1958.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1958

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Lars Vogt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 30 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
  • Performer: Lars Vogt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 31 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 38 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1937-1938

>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 22 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926-1929

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 28 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1930-1931

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 24 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Lars Vogt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 37 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Lars Vogt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 28 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Szymanowski, Karol : Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37
  • Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1916

>Szymanowski, Karol : Concerto for Violin no 2, Op. 61
  • Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 20 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932-1933

>Szymanowski, Karol : Paganini Caprices (3), Op. 40
  • Performers: Silke Avenhaus (Piano); Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 12 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Szymanowski, Karol : Romance for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 23
  • Performers: Silke Avenhaus (Piano); Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1909-10.
  • Running Time: 54 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 17 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 49 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Truls Truls Mork (Cello)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 29 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Performer: Truls Truls Mork (Cello)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1963.
  • Running Time: 35 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1963