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Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet
Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-20

Works: Elliott Carter: Concerto for Clarinet; Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (04/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (04/1998); Henry Wood Hall, London (08/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (08/1998)....continue...
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Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann
Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 1 ("Berliner Symphonie"); Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; One Touch of Venus; Knickerbocker Holiday; The Firebrand of Florence; Love Life; Johnny ...
Performers: Adler, Stephen; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Carl, Jeffrey; Dee, Christopher; Dore, Michael; Edwards, Terry [Bass Vocal]; Fardell, Robert; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Green, Simon ...
Conductors: Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The year 1933 marks a clear divide in the life and music of Kurt Weill (1900-1950). This was the year in which he fled Nazi...continue...
Recording information: Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Philharmonie, Berlin (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Lyndhurst Ha...continue...
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Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Jake Gardner, baritone
Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Jake Gardner, baritone

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, radio opera; Green, for 12 strings; Wild Winter 1, lamentations for voices & viols
Performers: Gardner, Jake; Musgrave, Thea
Conductors: Musgrave, Thea;
Ensemble: Fretwork; London Sinfonietta; Scottish Ensemble

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Musgrave claims it was conceived as a fully fledged opera and not as "a play with incidental music". But that isn't how it comes...continue...
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American Classics - Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun / John McGlinn, et al
American Classics - Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun / John McGlinn, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-06-30

Works: Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun
Performers: Bartlett, Peta; Criswell, Kim; Garrison, David; Graae, Jason; Hampson, Thomas; Keating, Paul; Long, Emma; Luker, Rebecca; Ogsten, Bruce; Potter, Kerry; Spencer, Hayley
Conductors: McGlinn, John;
Ensemble: Ambrosian Chorus; London Sinfonietta
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Made Famous by Classic FM
Made Famous by Classic FM

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2009-05-05

Works: Karl Jenkins: Adiemus, for female voices & orchestra; Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell; Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"); Ludovico Einaudi: Le Onde (The W...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Barley; Benedetti, Nicola; Coxwell, Janet; Doyle, Patrick; Fernandez, Eduardo [Classical Guitar]; Hunt, Fionnuala; Jansen, Janine [Violin]; Johnson, Emma [Clarinet]; Lord, Jon [Compo...
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Perkins, John; Zinman, David; Hess, Nigel; Foster; Foster, Lawrence; Goodall, Howard; Damev, Mischa; Hawes, Patrick; Litton, Andrew; Preston, Simon; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Pes...
Ensemble: ; Cleveland Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Orchestra; Orchestra of the ...

Personnel: Janet Coxwell, Miriam Stockley, Dawn Upshaw (soprano); Roberto Alagna (tenor); Bryn Terfel (bass baritone); Eduardo Fernandez , Craig Ogden (guitar); Nicola Benedetti , Janine Jansen (v...continue...
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American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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EMI American Classics - Elliot Carter / Ole Böhn, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonetta, et al
EMI American Classics - Elliot Carter / Ole Böhn, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonetta, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Elliott Carter: Three Occasions; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Orchestra
Performers: Bohn, Ole; Crees, Eric
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

It was as a teenager that Carter developed an interest in music, an interest that was encouraged by a friendship with Charles Ives. Like many...continue...
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Maw: Scenes and Arias;  Milner: Roman Spring, etc
Maw: Scenes and Arias; Milner: Roman Spring, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-09-04

Works: Nicholas Maw: Scenes and Arias, for 3 female voices & orchestra; Anthony Milner: Salutatio Angelica, cantata for voice, choir & orchestra, Op. 1; Roman Spring, cantata for 2 voices, choir & orchestra
Performers: Howells, Anne; Manning, Jane; Palmer, Felicity; Tear, Robert
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Atherton, David
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta Chorus

Legendary performances on CD for the first time! Born in 1935, Nicholas Maw created a personal synthesis of serial and tonal traditions. Scenes and Arias...continue...
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Henze: Voices / London Sinfonietta, et al
Henze: Voices / London Sinfonietta, et al

2 CD / Explore Records / 2006-06-27

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Voices, for mezzo-soprano, tenor & orchestra
Performers: Sperry, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Henze, Hans W. [Composer]
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges
Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges

1 CD / Bridge / 2005-12-01

Works: Elliott Carter: Dialogues; Boston Concerto, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; ASKO Concerto
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Sherry, Fred [Cello]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

This highly-anticipated recording, a Bridge co-production with the BBC, presents first recordings of four major Elliott Carter compositions, all composed within the past six years....continue...
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Michael Torke - Five
Michael Torke - Five

1 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2005-04-12

Works: Michael Torke: Vanada for brass, keyboard & percussion; Flint, for 2 pianos, cello, double bass & saxophone quartet; Music on the Floor; Slate for piano, piano 4-hands, xylophone, marimba & ensemble;...
Conductors: Nagano, Kent; Torke, Michael; Zagrosek, Lothar; Miller, David A.
Ensemble: Apollo Saxophone Quartet; London Sinfonietta

Michael Torke has created a substantial body of works in virtually every genre, each with a characteristic personal stamp that combines restless rhythmic energy with...continue...
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Michael Torke - Four
Michael Torke - Four

1 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2005-02-06

Works: Michael Torke: The Adjustable Wrench, for ensemble; Overnight Mail, for orchestra; Monday and Tuesday, for chamber ensemble
Conductors: Nagano, Kent; Hempel, Jurgen; Zagrosek, Lothar
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta

"...There is billiant manipulation of rhythm, highly sprung so that the music barely touches the ground, and an assertive, dazzling white-smiled confidence about the writing...continue...
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Michael Torke - Ecstatic Collection
Michael Torke - Ecstatic Collection

6 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2004-11-02

Works: Michael Torke: Green for orchestra; Purple, ballet; Ecstatic Orange, ballet; Ash for orchestra; Bright Blue Music for orchestra; Proverbs (4), for female voice & ensemble; Book of Proverbs, for choru...
Performers: Anderson, Valdine; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Harle, John; Ollmann, Kurt
Conductors: Zinman, David; Torke, Michael [Composer]; De Waart, Edo; Levi, Yoel; Miller, David A.; Nagano, Kent; Hempel, Jurgen; Zagrosek, Lothar; Torke, Michael;
Ensemble: ; Albany Symphony Orchestra; Apollo Saxophone Quartet; Argo Band; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Balanescu Quartet; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; Michael Torke Band; Philharmonia Orc...

"What a midcareer retrospective at the Whitney Museum is to a visual artist, Michael Torke's six-CD set of orchestral music is for a composer. When...continue...
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Echo 20/21  Ligeti: String Quartets, etc / Hagen Quartet
Echo 20/21 Ligeti: String Quartets, etc / Hagen Quartet

1 CD / Philips Classics Import / 2003-09-03

Works: György Ligeti: Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes"); Quartet for Strings no 2; Ramifications, for 12 strings (or string orchestra); Sonata for Cello solo; Melodien, for orch...
Performers: Haimovitz, Matt
Conductors: ; Boulez, Pierre; Atherton, David
Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain; Hagen Quartett; LaSalle Quartet; London Sinfonietta

"Ligeti is not a particularly unfriendly composer to the ears. His ideas are not invariably loud of soft or always dissonant, and the sonorities are...continue...
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The Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
The Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2003-09-02

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Jules Massenet: Manon; Gustave Charpentier: Louise; Jacques Of...
Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Budd, Jeremy [Vocals]; Holloway, Laurie; Hughes, Jim; London Symphony Orchestra; Lusher, Don; New World Philharmonic, The; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Or...
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun; Tate, Jeffrey; Rudel, Julius; Haitink, Bernard; Pritchard, John; McGlinn, John; Tunick, Jonathan; Matz, Peter; Gamley, Douglas; Davis, Carl
Ensemble: ; Abbey Road Ensemble; Brussels National Opera Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; London Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra; Maori Vocal Group; National Philharmonic Orchestra London members; New ...

Personnel: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Jeremy Budd (treble); Richard Anaru (guitar); Jim Hughes (harmonica); Don Lusher (trombone); Laurie Holloway (piano); Mickey Ututaonga (drums, percussion); Charl...continue...
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The Essential Igor Stravinsky
The Essential Igor Stravinsky

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2003-03-25

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4; Firebird; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Suite no 1 for small Orchestra; Rag-time for 11 instruments; Histoire du soldat - Trois danses; Piano-Rag-Music,...
Performers: Albert, Adrienne; Anderson, Linda; Baker, Israel; Berberian, Cathy; Bressler, Charles; Cho-Liang, Lin; Craft, Robert [Conductor]; Entremont, Philippe; Garrard, Don; Goodman, Benny; Gramm, Donald; Hei...
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Salonen, Esa-Pekka; Stravinsky, Igor; ; Craft, Robert
Ensemble: C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; Columbia Jazz Combo; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Revueltas - Centennial Anthology / Stokowski, Mata, et al
Revueltas - Centennial Anthology / Stokowski, Mata, et al

2 CD / RCA Records / 1999-09-14

Works: Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemay; Redes; Itinerarios, for orchestra; Caminos, for orchestra; Homenaje a Federico García Lorca, for chamber orchestra; Danza geométrica, for orchestra; Cuauhn...
Performers: Pruneda, Margarita
Conductors: Mata, Eduardo; Stokowski, Leopold; Atherton, David; Fuente, Herrera de la
Ensemble: ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; New Philharmonia Orchestra

"There is a lot of entertaining and fascinating music here in first-class performances. Mata and Atherton etch and spring the rhythms, and both get brilliant,...continue...
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Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits - Arias and Popular Songs
Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits - Arias and Popular Songs

1 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-06-08

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica; Turandot; Gustave Charpentier: Louise; John Andrew Stevenson: The Last Rose of Summer, song; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Jerom...
Performers: Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun; Tate, Jeffrey; Gamley, Douglas; Tunick, Jonathan; Rudel, Julius
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta

From the time of her sensational Metropolitan Opera debut in 1974, Kiri Te Kanawa has been renowned for a striking stage presence and an even more remarkable voice, really two voices in one: a powerfu...continue...
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Górecki: Kleines Requiem, Harpsichord Concerto, Good Night
Górecki: Kleines Requiem, Harpsichord Concerto, Good Night

2 CD / Nonesuch / 1995-06-13

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Kleines Requiem for a Polka, for piano & 13 instruments, Op. 66; Concerto for harpsichord (or piano) & orchestra, Op. 40; Good Night, requiem for soprano, alto flute, 3 t...
Performers: Bell, Sebastian; Chojnacka, Elisabeth; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Hockings, David; Upshaw, Dawn [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Zinman, David; Stenz, Markus
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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Kiri Sings Kern
Kiri Sings Kern

1 CD / Warner Classics / 1993-03-20

Works: Jerome Kern: High, Wide and Handsome; You Were Never Lovelier; Swing Time; Music in the Air; Roberta; All through the Day; The Last Time I Saw Paris; Very Warm for May; Show Boat; Cover Girl; Sally
Performers: Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame
Conductors: Tunick, Jonathan
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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