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BBC Legends: Mstislav Rostropovich Box Set [3 CDs]
BBC Legends: Mstislav Rostropovich Box Set [3 CDs]

3 CD / BBC Legends / 2011-09-27

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococ...
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Hurst, George; Davis, Colin; Britten, Benjamin; Svetlanov, Evgeny; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady

Considered one of the greatest cellists of the second half of the 20th century is the Russian musician and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich. Collected here in...continue...
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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto / David Oistrakh, et al
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto / David Oistrakh, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-11-25

Works: Arthur Bliss: Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, for brass & percussion, F. 65; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Vio...
Performers: Oistrakh, David [Conductor]
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Shostakovich, Maxim

David Oistrakh's 1967 performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Eugene Ormandy conducting the LSO was the European Premiere of the work. This is...continue...
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BBC 42672
Beethoven, Dvorák: Violin Concertos / Suk, Sargent
Beethoven, Dvorák: Violin Concertos / Suk, Sargent

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-06-02

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Performers: Suk, Josef
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Josef Suk is the great-grandson of Dvorak so it is fitting that his wonderfully idiomatic performance in stereo of the composer's concerto with Sir Malcolm...continue...
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BBC 42572
Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al
Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Zollman, Ronald; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Cherkassky has never recorded these two concertos before so this is a great addition to his discography. The Gershwin, an unusual choice for Cherkassky, was...continue...
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BBC 42312
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 16 & 17;  Bartók: Piano Concerto no 2 / Anda, Boulez, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC SO
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 16 & 17; Bartók: Piano Concerto no 2 / Anda, Boulez, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451; Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453; Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95
Performers: Anda, Geza [Piano]
Conductors: Anda, Géza [Piano]; Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This program of broadcasts from the 1970s showcases Geza Anda in two Mozart concertos and the technically challenging Bartok Piano Concerto No. 2. All these...continue...
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BBC 42472
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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BBC 42402
Elgar, Brahms: Cello Concertos;  Debussy: Cello Sonata / Tortelier, Lush, Boult, Pritchard, et al
Elgar, Brahms: Cello Concertos; Debussy: Cello Sonata / Tortelier, Lush, Boult, Pritchard, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Performers: Lush, Ernest; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The French cellist Paul Tortelier was one of the truly great artists of the 20th Century. He collaborated with such eminent conductors as Sir Thomas...continue...
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BBC 42362
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 14 & 21, etc / Serkin
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 14 & 21, etc / Serkin

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-01-22

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449; March in D major, K 335 no 1 (320a); German dances (6) for orchestra, K. 571; Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
Performers: Serkin, Rudolf [Piano]
Conductors: Schneider, Alexander

The release of the Mozart Concertos Nos 14 & 21 together with the Six German Dances but supplemented by the March in D, K.335 are...continue...
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BBC 42272
Portrait of A Legend - Oistrakh
Portrait of A Legend - Oistrakh

4 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-12-04

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77; Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129; Eugène Ysaÿe: Amitié, Op. 26; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concert...
Performers: Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Oistrakh, Igor [Violin]
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Svetlanov, Evgeny; Sargent, Malcolm; del Mar, Norman; Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

"Oistrakh's technique is without question stellar and well-suited to the demands made on him by Shostakovich. But beyond technique and the mere execution of these...continue...
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Beethoven, Chopin, Villa-Lobos, etc / Rubinstein
Beethoven, Chopin, Villa-Lobos, etc / Rubinstein

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Moreninha (A boneca de massa), for piano (A...
Performers: Rubinstein, Artur [Piano]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Schwarz, Rudolf
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

"This album shows two distinct sides of Rubinstein. In his performance of Beethoven's Fourth and Saint-Saëns' Second piano concertos, Rubinstein demonstrates his penetrating understanding of...continue...
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Beethoven, Brahms / Schneiderhan, Seeman, et al
Beethoven, Brahms / Schneiderhan, Seeman, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Performers: Schneiderhan, Wolfgang [Conductor/Violin]; Seemann, Carl
Conductors: Kertész, István
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Schneiderhan was an Austrian classical violinist born in Vienna. At age 10 he publicly performed Bach's Chaconne in D minor. The next year he...continue...
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BBC 42172
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-11

Works: Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta
Performers: Peinemann, Edith
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exceptionally fine and dramatic recording of Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra was never recorded by Kempe and is a new addition to Kempe's...continue...
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BBC 42152
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, etc;  Mozart / Szeryng et al
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, etc; Mozart / Szeryng et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-07-31

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K. 216; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, Op. 3 no 8/RV ...
Performers: Garcia, Jose-Luis; Szeryng, Henryk [Violin]
Conductors: Szeryng, Henryk [Violin]

"When I listen to Szeryng I always learn something new. It's not that I learn how to play a phrase, but how it is possible...continue...
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Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet
Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 85 in B major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine"; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Ibéria, for orchestra, L. 122/2; Spoken Word: Ernest Ansermet discusses Debussy ...
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

The anthology represented here gives us a rare snapshot of Ernest Ansermet conducting classical composers - Haydn and Beethoven - as well as composers he...continue...
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BBC 42022
Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein
Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
Performers: Rubinstein, Artur [Piano]
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra

The BBC Legends live Performance, in excellent sound, from a packed Royal Festival Hall in 1968, demonstrates that Rubinstein had lost none of his fire...continue...
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BBC 41872
BBC Legends - Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2, etc / Ogdon
BBC Legends - Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2, etc / Ogdon

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-07-25

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Performers: Ogdon, John [Piano]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

John Ogdon studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He made his London deut at the Henry Wood Proms in 1958 playing the Busoni...continue...
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BBC 41832
Schumann, Beethoven, Bach: Piano Concertos / Hess
Schumann, Beethoven, Bach: Piano Concertos / Hess

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in G major, BWV 916
Performers: Hess, Myra
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Dame Myra Hess was a pianist with a commanding yet unobtrusive technique who specialized in Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. She made her debut...continue...
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BBC 41782
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

Works: Frederick Delius: Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Performers: Curzon, Clifford [Piano]
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

"The piece de resistance here is the Delius Concerto. Nowadays, Curzon is primarily associated with the core repertoire - Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms -...continue...
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Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Cherkassky, etc / Cherkassky, et al
Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Cherkassky, etc / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-11-23

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Shura Cherkassky: Prelude Pathetique, for piano; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Fli...
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Shura Cherkassky, was one of the 20th Century's greatest romantic virtuosos, a pupil of the legendary pianist Josef Hofmann at the Curtis institute in Philadelphia....continue...
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BBC 41602
Du Pré - Dvorák: Cello Concerto;  Ibert
Du Pré - Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Ibert

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Jacques Ibert: Concerto for cello & 10 wind instruments
Performers: du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Krein, Michael
Ensemble: Michael Krein Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"Like many of the BBC releases, this one documents a rather special event: a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969 where Du Pre...continue...
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Serkin - Mozart: Piano Concertos, German Dances, etc
Serkin - Mozart: Piano Concertos, German Dances, etc

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p); Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466; German dances (6) for orchestra, K. 571; Prelude and Fugue for Piano in C major...
Performers: Serkin, Rudolf [Piano]
Conductors: Schneider, Alexander

This wonderfully relaxed recording of popular Mozart concertos given in 1966 at the City of London Festival in the Guildhall allows us to hear Rudolf...continue...
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BBC 41572
Dvorák, Brahms: Concertos / Fournier, et al
Dvorák, Brahms: Concertos / Fournier, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
Performers: Fournier, Pierre [Cello]; Francescatti, Zino
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Fournier and Zino Francescatti were born in Paris and Marseille respectively. Fournier was the leading French cellist of his generation and performed with all...continue...
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BBC 41492
Beethoven, Bach, Paganini, et al / Nathan Milstein, et al
Beethoven, Bach, Paganini, et al / Nathan Milstein, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Niccolò Paganini: Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1; Ma...
Performers: Lush, Ernest; Milstein, Nathan [Violin]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Nathan Milstein was born in Odessa and studied with celebrated teacher Leopold Auer in St. Petersburg. Through his friendship with the composer Glazunov, he met...continue...
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BBC 41512
Tchaikovsky, Schumann: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein, et al
Tchaikovsky, Schumann: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Spoken Word: Artur Rubinstein in Conversation with Michael Oliver
Performers: Rubinstein, Artur [Piano]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Schwarz, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Artur Rubinstein, one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th Century, has been featured in Chopin and Beethoven concertos on BBC Legends over the...continue...
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BBC 41522
Ogdon - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5, etc; Schubert
Ogdon - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5, etc; Schubert

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-04-27

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80; Franz Schubert: Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958
Performers: Ogdon, John [Piano]
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony

"John Ogdon's career was reaching its peak when, in January of 1969, he performed Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto at the Festhalle in Viersen, Germany. It is...continue...
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Schumann, Hindemith: Cello Concertos / Tortelier, Dorati
Schumann, Hindemith: Cello Concertos / Tortelier, Dorati

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-11-25

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129; Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Cello; Paul Tortelier: A Tortelier masterclass
Performers: Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Downes, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Paul Tortelier played in the Paris Conservatoire under Charles Munch and Andre Cluytens. His first solo engagement was in the Lalo Concerto with the Concerts...continue...
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BBC 41332
Arrau - Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2;  Schubert: Three Pieces
Arrau - Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2; Schubert: Three Pieces

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-10-07

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Franz Schubert: Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Claudio Arrau was described variously as 'Prince', 'Emperor', and 'King', of the keyboard, such was the awe in which he was held. Even more tellingly,...continue...
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Berlioz: Le Corsaire, King Lear, Harold en Italie / Beecham
Berlioz: Le Corsaire, King Lear, Harold en Italie / Beecham

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; King Lear Overture, Op. 4; Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16; Trojan March (Les Troyens), H. 133b
Performers: Riddle, Frederick
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Le Corsaire" was used by Beecham to demonstrate the power of the RPO brass section which Beecham was inordinately proud of. This performance comes from...continue...
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BBC 40652
Khachaturian, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky /Rostropovich, et al
Khachaturian, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky /Rostropovich, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococ...
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Hurst, George; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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BBC 40732
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Rudolf; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

"These recordings of concerts with Russian pianist Shura Cherkassky are a real treat for lovers of temperament and spontaneity. A native of Odessa, the legendary...continue...
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Walton: Cello Concerto, Te Deum, etc / Walton, Fournier
Walton: Cello Concerto, Te Deum, etc / Walton, Fournier

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: William Walton: Concerto for Cello; The Twelve, anthem for chorus & organ; Coronation Te Deum, for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra; Variations on A Theme by Hindemith, for orchestra; Façade,...
Performers: Dowdall, Ann; Fournier, Pierre [Cello]; Tear, Robert; Wakeham, Michael
Conductors: Walton, William
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This CD features premieres of Walton conducting his own music on record for the first time. Walton's lyrical Cello Concerto features the legendary French cellist,...continue...
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BBC 40982
Beethoven: Violin Concerto;  Mozart / Menuhin, et al
Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Mozart / Menuhin, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
Performers: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Oistrakh, Igor [Violin]
Conductors: Oistrakh, David; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

These are world premiere commercial releases that have never been available to the public since the initial radio broadcast. This terrific release presents three legends...continue...
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BBC 40192
Beethoven, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Curzon, Boulez, et al
Beethoven, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Curzon, Boulez, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
Performers: Curzon, Clifford [Piano]
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A pupil of Artur Schnabel and Wanda Landowska, Clifford Curzon was deeply in touch with the musical legacy of the works he performed. In these...continue...
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