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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
Boult Conducts Vaughan Williams, Hadley, Bax & Berg / Sir Adrian Boult
Boult Conducts Vaughan Williams, Hadley, Bax & Berg / Sir Adrian Boult

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-06-02

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony no 6 in E minor; Patrick Hadley: One Morning in Spring, for orchestra; Arnold Bax: Mediterranean, for orchestra (arr. of piano p...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult was Vaughan Williams' close and personal friend as well as one of his greatest advocates. This broadcast in excellent stereo from the...continue...
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BBC 42562
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 7;  Poulenc: Pastourelle, etc / Emil Gilels
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 7; Poulenc: Pastourelle, etc / Emil Gilels

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3; Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"; Alexander Scriabin: Etude for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 8/2; Pie...
Performers: Gilels, Emil [Piano]
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BBC 42502
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Igor Stravinsky: Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra; Symphony in Three Movements; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Firebird
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The iconic Igor Stravinsky conducting his own works live was a major event and the 1958 gala event was no exception. 'Agon' and 'Apollon Musagete'...continue...
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BBC 42532
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
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6;  Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6; Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al

25 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"; Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54; Johann Strauss II: Work(s); Vergnügungszug (Excursion Train), polka sch...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This CD contains the first Western performance of Shostakovich's vast Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917' given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh in 1962 with the...continue...
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BBC 42422
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
Schubert, Martinu, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Smetana / Rudolf Firkusny
Schubert, Martinu, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Smetana / Rudolf Firkusny

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Franz Schubert: Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946; Bohuslav Martinu: Fantasie and Toccata for Piano, H 281; Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka for piano no 41 ...
Performers: Firkusny, Rudolf

The Czech born Rudolf Firkusny was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century and a life long champion of his compatriots, the composers...continue...
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BBC 42382
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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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
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
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-04-24

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Dmitry Shostakovich: The Bolt, suite from the ballet, Op. 27a; Igor Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Rozhdestvensky is not only a superb ballet conductor -- his years at the Bolshoi in the 60s taught him to keep his tempos inviting and...continue...
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Klemperer, Ravel, Brahms, etc / Stokowski
Klemperer, Ravel, Brahms, etc / Stokowski

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-04-24

Works: Otto Klemperer: Merry Waltz for orchestra; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Ottokar ...
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

This stereo broadcast of a Royal Albert Hall concert given in May 1974 represents the last public appearance of Leopold Stokowski in England. The 1974...continue...
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BBC 42052
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
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
Hindemith, Dvorák, Beethoven / Giulini, London PO
Hindemith, Dvorák, Beethoven / Giulini, London PO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-11-07

Works: Paul Hindemith: Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Op. 50; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141; Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

When Carlo Maria Giulini died earlier this year aged 90, the musical world mourned one of the great conductors of the 20th century and one...continue...
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BBC 41942
Beethoven, Shostakovich / Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra
Beethoven, Shostakovich / Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-11-07

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

Sir John Barbirolli took over from Toscanini as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 1937 and became Director of the Halle from 1943...continue...
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BBC 41932
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exciting live studio performance of Shostakovich Symphony No.1 from 1965 is a new addition to Kempe's discography and is also being released to coincide...continue...
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BBC 41882
Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 / Evgeny Svetlanov, LSO
Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 / Evgeny Svetlanov, LSO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

The live stereo performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was never recorded commercially by Svetlanov and is therefore an addition to Svetlanov's discography. Shostakovich Symphony No.8...continue...
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BBC 41892
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Edvard Grieg: Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34; Melodies (12), Op. 33; Fyremål (The Goal), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/12; Romances (6), Op. 39; Songs (5), O...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Almost overnight, Kirsten Flagstad, was regarded as the supreme Wagnerian soprano of her generation. In 1936-37, she sang with Beecham, Fritz Reiner and Wilhelm Furtwangler...continue...
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BBC 41902
Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Britten, et al / Silvestri
Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Britten, et al / Silvestri

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-07-25

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Malcolm Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt Overture, Op. 5; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 in C ...
Conductors: Silvestri, Constantin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Constantin Silvestri, conductor and composer, was born in Bucharest and became conductor of the Bacharest Philharmonic. He also conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic and Hungarian State...continue...
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BBC 41822
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5, etc;  Britten / Rozhdestvensky
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5, etc; Britten / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-07-25

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100; Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75; Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Recorded Sound: Announcem...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This release of Prokofiev Symphony No.5 completes the three BBC stereo broadcasts made from the Proms in 971 which featured Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (BBC CD...continue...
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BBC 41842
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Jubel Overture, J 245/Op. 59; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emmanuel Chabrier: Work(s)
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"The opening of the little known Weber overture may contain the seeds of Wagner's overture to 'Die Meistersinger,' the ending is a stirring take on...continue...
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Haydn: Symphony no 100 & 10; et al / Jochum, et al
Haydn: Symphony no 100 & 10; et al / Jochum, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100; Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock"; Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
Conductors: Jochum, Eugen
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

This CD marks the celebrated German conductor Eugen Jochum's debut on BBC Legends. Apart from his fixed obligations, Jochum has conducted in every musical centre,...continue...
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BBC 41762
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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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: Soderstrom, 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 - Weber, Schubert, Britten / LPO, New Philharmonia
Giulini - Weber, Schubert, Britten / LPO, New Philharmonia

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Benjamin Britten: The Building of the House, overture for chorus & orchestra, Op. 79; Spoken...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Chorus; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Carlo Maria Giulini, the last of the great and most revered Italian maestros, celebrates his 90th birthday in Milan in May this year. BBC Legends...continue...
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BBC 41402
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
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, Schumann, Brahms, Bartok / Géza Anda
Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Bartok / Géza Anda

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-11-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3; Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13; Béla Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62; Johannes Brahms: Variations (...
Performers: Anda, Geza [Piano]

Geza Anda studied at the Budapest Conservatory under Dohnanyi making his debut in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 under Mengelberg in 1939. From 1947...continue...
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BBC 41352
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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BBC 40122
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
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
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
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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BBC 41012
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 vers. for 2 pianos); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131; Frederick D...
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
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - John Barbirolli
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - John Barbirolli

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2000-07-25

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Edward Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50; William Walton: Partita for Orchestra; Benjamin ...
Performers: Harper, Heather
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

"Glorious John" was not known in this country for his Mahler interpretation, but this 1967 concert of the Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Heather Harper,...continue...
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