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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben;  Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' / Kurt Sanderling
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' / Kurt Sanderling

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-10-13

Works: Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
Performers: Griffiths, Barry
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony

This Manchester live recording of Strauss' 'Ein Heldenleben' with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra preserves his wonderful 1975 performance in Manchester's Free Trade Hall in...continue...
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Strauss: Don Quixote;  Haydn: Cello Concerto / Rostropovich, Sargent, et al
Strauss: Don Quixote; Haydn: Cello Concerto / Rostropovich, Sargent, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
Performers: Danks, Harry; Maguire, Hugh; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

This is a real rarity from the British Library Sound Archive - Rostropovich in a dramatic account of Don Quixote given during an early visit...continue...
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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Strauss / Tennstedt, et al
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Strauss / Tennstedt, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-07-31

Works: Leos Janácek: Glagolitic Mass; Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
Performers: Gunson, Ameral; Shimell, William; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Like the BBC Legends recording of the Sinfonietta, Tennstedt never commercially recorded the Glagolitic Mass. It is a massive work comprising four singers, organ and...continue...
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BBC 42082
Walton, Debussy, Handel, Delius, etc / Silvestri, et al
Walton, Debussy, Handel, Delius, etc / Silvestri, et al

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-04-24

Works: William Walton: Partita for Orchestra; Claude Debussy: La mer; Le gladiateur ("Mort aux Romains, tuez jusqu'au dernier"), cantata for 3 soloists & orchestra, L. 41; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 3 ...
Conductors: Silvestri, Constantin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

This "live" 2CD set adds important new recordings to the discography of Silvestri and the Bournemouth Symphony and follows on from the recently issued 2CD...continue...
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BBC 42072
Strauss, Ravel, Mozart / Elisabeth Söderström, et al
Strauss, Ravel, Mozart / Elisabeth Söderström, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Capriccio, Op.85; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Fig...
Performers: Soderstrom, Elisabeth
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Boulez, Pierre; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Elisabeth Soderstrom has remaimed a member of the Swedish Royal opera for life. Her repertoire includes a wide range of roles - from Monteverdi's Poppea,...continue...
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Schubert, Schoenberg, et al / Lucia Popp
Schubert, Schoenberg, et al / Lucia Popp

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29

Works: Franz Schubert: An mein Herz, D 860; Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300; Jägers Abendlied, D 368/Op. 3 no 4; Der Einsame, D 800; Arnold Schoenberg: Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 2; Richar...
Performers: Gage, Irwin; Parsons, Geoffrey; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]

These two recitals taken from the Edinburgh Festivals of 1981 and 1984 offer a wonderful and varied follow-up to her St. John Smith's Square disc...continue...
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