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Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture;  Mahler: Symphony no 4 / Kurt Sanderling, Felicity Lott, BBC Northern SO
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture; Mahler: Symphony no 4 / Kurt Sanderling, Felicity Lott, BBC Northern SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major
Performers: Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony

Mahler's Symphony No. 4 has never been recorded by Kurt Sanderling and this release represents a new addition to his discography. Sanderling, who still lives...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 3;  Wagner: Preludes / Solti, Nilsson, et al
Beethoven: Symphony no 3; Wagner: Preludes / Solti, Nilsson, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Michael Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performers: Dekany, Bela; Goren, Eli; Vigay, Denis
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Berlin born Hans Schmidt-Issserstedt was steeped in the German tradition. He formed the NDR Orchestra (Northern German Radio) in Hamburg which he conducted for 26...continue...
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Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata / Norah Amsellem, Jose Bros, Renato Bruson, Maria Espada, Madrid Opera - Jesus Lopez Cobos [2 DVD]
Verdi: La Traviata / Norah Amsellem, Jose Bros, Renato Bruson, Maria Espada, Madrid Opera - Jesus Lopez Cobos [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Legends / 2006-06-20

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Amsellem, Norah; Bros, Jose; Bruson, Renato; Espada, Maria; Mentxaka, Itxaro; Moncloa, Marco; Muzzi, Lorenzo; Rubiera, David; Sanchez, Emilio

Norah Amseliem as Violetta leads a cast of outstanding talent in Pier Luigi Pizzi's beautiful production filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in multi-track...continue...
Run Time: 175 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC Widescreen, 1.78:1, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS Surround
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Giulini - Bruckner, Dvorák, Rossini / Philharmonia
Giulini - Bruckner, Dvorák, Rossini / Philharmonia

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163; Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide, opera
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

BBC Legends celebration of Carlo Maria Giulini's 90th year concludes with Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 which he came to later on in his career and...continue...
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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: Söderström, 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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BBC 41532
Giulini- Verdi: Requiem, etc / Giulini, Bumbry, Kónya, et al
Giulini- Verdi: Requiem, etc / Giulini, Bumbry, Kónya, et al

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Requiem Mass; Spoken Word: Carlo Maria Giulini in conversation with Michael Oliver
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Bumbry, Grace; Kónya, Sándor; Ligabue, Ilva
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

This performance which took place in April, 1964 is held by many of Guilini's admirers as being the greatest performance he ever gave of this...continue...
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BBC 41442
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Goodall
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Goodall

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; English National Opera Orchestra

"Goodall has a reputation as a slow-motion conductor, a kind of Celibidache without the mystic aura. This release shows that the reputation isn't necessarily the...continue...
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Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Thomas Beecham
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Thomas Beecham

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts); Thomas Arne: God Save the Queen; Felix Mendelssohn: Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32; John Addison: Carte blanche, ...
Performers: Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

Beecham's last concert at the Royal Albert Hall was a performance of Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts. He retired permanently from the conducting platform soon...continue...
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BBC 44032
De Los Angeles - Scarlatti, Handel, Berlioz, et al / Moore
De Los Angeles - Scarlatti, Handel, Berlioz, et al / Moore

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio, opera ("La forza della fedeltà"); George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63; Franz Schubert: Mein! ("Bächlein, lass dein Rauschen sein")...
Performers: de los Angeles, Victoria; Moore, Gerald [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

De los Angeles makes her debut on BBC Legends with a recital from the 1957 Edinburgh Festival. The French chansons, German Lieder and Spanish Folk...continue...
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Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO
Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts; España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131; Frederick...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This is an excellent collection of Beecham live performances he did with the BBC. These are works Beecham referred to as "lollipops", which he used...continue...
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BBC 41132
The 1959 Royal Festival Hall Concert / Beecham, RPO
The 1959 Royal Festival Hall Concert / Beecham, RPO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Thomas Arne: God Save the Queen; Felix Mendelssohn: Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32; John Addison: Carte blanche, ballet suite; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A ma...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

From Sir Thomas's last year of conducting before his death in 1961 comes this live concert recording from November 8, 1959. This disc features Beecham's...continue...
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