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Locke, Schumann, Brahms / Kertesz, London SO
Locke, Schumann, Brahms / Kertesz, London SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Matthew Locke: Music for His Majesty's sackbutts and cornetts, suites (2) for 2 cornetts & 3 sackbuts; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no ...
Conductors: Kertész, István

Istvan Kertesz was another conductor with an outstanding future who died prematurely while on holiday. The short Locke opened the Royal Festival Hall program, which...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; Madrigals, Book 9; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; Mister Barringcloe: A Divine Hymn - Jehovah R...
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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BBC 42182
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Shura Cherkassky
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Shura Cherkassky

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430; Johannes Brahms: Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; Alban Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1; ...
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]

Considered to be one of the greatest romantic pianists of the 20th century, this disc presents two early BBC recitals which were recorded live with...continue...
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BBC 42122
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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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
Bach, Haydn, Schumann / Hess
Bach, Haydn, Schumann / Hess

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902; English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807; Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 62 in E flat major, H 16 no 52; Robert Schumann: Ca...
Performers: Hess, Myra

"Three BBC studio sessions from the great Dame Myra are an unexpected and welcome find...It begins with some of the loveliest Bach you will ever...continue...
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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
Bach: Arias from St. Matthew Passion / Ameling, et al
Bach: Arias from St. Matthew Passion / Ameling, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-01-24

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Jenkins, Neil
Conductors: Steinitz, Paul

This recording showcases two great Bach singers, contralto Janet Baker and the Dutch soprano, Elly Ameling in arias from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. This BBC...continue...
Recording information: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Sm (03/18/1972)....continue...
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BBC 41682
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
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; George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63; Franz Schubert: Mein! ("Bächlein, lass dein Rauschen sein"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne...
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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