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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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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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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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Beethoven: Triple Concerto Op 56;  Brahms: Double Concerto Op 102 / Kertesz, Menuhin, Gendron
Beethoven: Triple Concerto Op 56; Brahms: Double Concerto Op 102 / Kertesz, Menuhin, Gendron

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
Performers: Gendron, Maurice; Menuhin, Hephzibah; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Conductors: Kertész, István

Menuhin never recorded Beethoven's 'Triple Concerto', so this is a first and an addition to his extensive discography. The concert given at the 1964 Bath...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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BBC 42402
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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BBC 42352
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
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, 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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Dvorák, Janácek: String Quartets / Smetana Quartet
Dvorák, Janácek: String Quartets / Smetana Quartet

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-23

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B. 148 (Op. 74); Quartet for Strings no 14 in A flat major, B. 193 (Op. 105); Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Son...
Performers: Kostecky, Lubomir; Novak, Jiri [Violin]; Skampa, Milan

The Smetana Quartet was the greatest of a legendary line of Czech string ensembles. The quartet was formed on the 6th of November 1945 and...continue...
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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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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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Beethoven, Mozart, Bridge: Trios / Menuhin, Gendron, Britten
Beethoven, Mozart, Bridge: Trios / Menuhin, Gendron, Britten

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-11-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in G major, K 564; Frank Bridge: Trio for Piano and Str...
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Gendron, Maurice; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]

"This is a remarkable performance, not perhaps as red-blooded as some, but intense, subtle and beautifully shaped. Some of Menuhin's intonation is a touch raw,...continue...
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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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