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Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes
Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-12

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole; Barbe-Bleue; La vie parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein; La belle Hélène
Performers: Rhodes, Jane
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Benzi, Roberto; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Bordeaux Aquitaine

No other composer depicted the typical French effervescence and easy-going Parisian lifestyle so accurately, coupled with biting satire of the powers-that-be, as Jacques Offenbach. This...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand" / Simon Rattle

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (06/2004)....continue...
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EMI 230762B
Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for
Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for "King Lear" / Rattle CBSO

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-08-28

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Before Sir Simon Rattle took over the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he poured all his resources as the conjurer of Early Modern music...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, University of Warwick (02/1989)....continue...
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Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, piano
Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, piano

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-05-22

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Performers: Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Warwick, University, Butterworth Hall (04/22/1992-04/24/1992)....continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Lars Vogt, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Lars Vogt, piano

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Performers: Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Britain's renowned Leeds International Piano Competition brought German pianist Lars Vogt his breakthrough - and the attention of conductor Simon Rattle. One of the fruits...continue...
Recording information: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre (10/03/1995-10/05/1995)....continue...
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Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle
Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"; Symphony no 4, Op...
Conductors: Blomstedt, Herbert; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), the greatest composer to come out of Denmark, was an accomplished symphonist. He produced six very fine symphonies with which his name...continue...
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EMI 784192
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Halé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Born in England in 1930, Handley was a great champion of British music. This set of 5 CDs showcases recordings of Handley conducting five of...continue...
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EMI 982022
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance; Overtures / Sir Malcolm Sargent
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance; Overtures / Sir Malcolm Sargent

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 950922
Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes
Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Études-Tableaux, Op. 33; Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17; Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Hardenberger, Hakan [Trumpet]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Jansons, Mariss; Paavo, Järvi
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 947872
Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung
Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Autumn (The Four Seasons); Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat, Op. 97 "Archduke"; Concerto...
Performers: Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Frankl, Peter; Golan, Itamar [Piano]; Wolinsky, Robert
Conductors: Chung, Kyung-Wha; ; Tennstedt, Klaus; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Chung Trio; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; St Luke's Chamber Ensemble; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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EMI 947802
20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano
20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: Jacques Ibert: Divertissement, for chamber orchestra; Pièces brèves (3), for wind quintet; Escales (Ports of Call), suite for orchestra; Symphonie marine, for orchestra; Circus; Flute Conce...
Performers: Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Brain, Leonard; James, Cecil; Morris, Gareth; Pahud, Emmanuel; Van Dam, Jose [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Waters, Stephen
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Stokowski, Leopold; Irving, Robert; Zinman, David; Martinon, Jean; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Orchestre National de l'ORTF; Sinfonia of London; Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
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EMI 946932
20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello
20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Cello; The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Previn, Andre; Berglund, Paavo; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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EMI 947082B
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Pomp a...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Elms, Roderick; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Heinen, Ulrich; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Mitc...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Halsey, Simon;
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's...continue...
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EMI 975882B
Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 2; The Seven Deadly Sins; Songs / Jansons, Rattle, et al
Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 2; The Seven Deadly Sins; Songs / Jansons, Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), opera; Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven De...
Performers: Archer, Robyn; Caley, Ian; Constable, John; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Rippon, Michael; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Ross, Elise; Tomlinson, John; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Muldowney, Dominic; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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EMI 971852
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Scherzo à la russe; Apollon musagète, ba...
Performers: Ballard, Jeremy; Cole, Peter; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Donohoe, Elaine; Donohoe, Peter; Fryatt, John; Heinen, Ulrich; Johnston, Robert; King, Malcolm; Kok, Felix; Smith, Jennifer [Vocal...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle has always been dedicated to the works of Stravinsky. In 2007, he and his Berlin Philharmonic gave workshops and a performance of Stravinsky's...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: An American Overture; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14; Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; The Building of the House, overture for cho...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baborak, Radek; Ballard, Jeremy; Blatchly, Mark; Blau, Andreas; Bostridge, Ian; Cole, Peter; Donohoe, Peter; Fowke, Philip; Fuchs, Wenzel; Gomez, Jill; Hargan, Alison; Kasnowski, Micha...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

One of England's finest conductors conducting one of England's finest composers! Besides the three great song cycles ('Les Illuminations', 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings',...continue...
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20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al
20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Barcarola, for orchestra; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9, for chorus & orchestra; Auden Songs (3)
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 376012B
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pré, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowi...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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EMI 175002C
Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Tirimo, Sanderling, Levi, Rattle, et al
Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Tirimo, Sanderling, Levi, Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Performers: Cameron, Alexander; Tirimo, Martino
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt; Levi, Yoel; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 283632
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 080872
EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83; Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95; Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119; Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, ...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter; Sitkovetsky, Dmitry
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Pétrouchka, etc / Rattle, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Pétrouchka, etc / Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Apollon musagète...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Two CD set of EMI Classics of Stravinsky with The Rite of Spring. Petrushka, The Firebird, Apollo. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle....continue...
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major
EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical", etc / Dutiot, Argerich, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20; Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10; Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19; Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22; Symphony no 1 in D ma...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Portal, Michel; Starker, Janos; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Maazel, Lorin; Kurtz, Efrem; Susskind, Walter; Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38; Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16; Erwartung, Op. 17; Variatio...
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Erben, Valentin; Kakuska, Thomas
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 067852
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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EMI American Classics - John Adams / Sir Simon Rattle, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham SO, et al
EMI American Classics - John Adams / Sir Simon Rattle, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham SO, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: John Adams: Grand Pianola Music; Shaker Loops; The Chairman Dances; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
Conductors: Wilson, Ransom; Warren-Green, Christopher; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Chamber Orchestra

Although John Adams' musical roots were in minimalism he has, like most other composers from that school, developed an orchestral and harmonic style that uses...continue...
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EMI 066272
Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Songs (6) of a fairy-tale princess, Op. 31; Harnasie, Op. 55; Love Songs of Hafiz, songs (8) for tenor & orchestra, Op. 26, M28; Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37; Concerto for...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Burden, Andrew; Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Gierlach, Robert; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Karnéus, Katarina; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Milne, Li...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

This 4-CD set contains all the Szymanowski recordings that Sir Simon Rattle made for EMI classics, including some of the composer's best known works -...continue...
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EMI 145762
Debussy: Images, etc;  Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al
Debussy: Images, etc; Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra; Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer; La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), balle...
Performers: Ewing, Maria; Gavrilov, Andrei; Ousset, Cecile
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rattle is no more at home than when conducting masterpieces from the 20th-century repertoire, and in this set of 5 CDs he can be heard...continue...
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EMI 145652A
Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle
Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony...
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Rattle's Sibelius recordings are among the very best around and many of these performances have been singled out for individual critical praise, in many cases...continue...
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Gemini - Alban Berg - A Portrait / Rattle, Metzmacher, et al
Gemini - Alban Berg - A Portrait / Rattle, Metzmacher, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-04-24

Works: Alban Berg: Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6; Concerto for Violin; Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie"); Early Songs (7); Sonata for Piano, Op. 1; P...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bundgaard, Sine; Donohoe, Peter; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Vogt, Lars; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Metzmacher, Ingo; Gelmetti, Gianluigi; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pintscher, Matthias
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Danish Radio Sinfonietta; Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 817712
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-03-20

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40; Carnival of the animals; Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Samson et D...
Performers: Kok, Felix; Lucas, Brenda; Moroney, Anthony; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Robinson, Christopher [Choral Conductor]; Robinson, Hilary; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Prêtre, Georges
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Paris Opéra Orchestra
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EMI 822332
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-11-21

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4; Pelleas und Melisande, symphonic poem, Op. 5; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Stri...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Barbirolli, John; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 714922
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-10-03

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Stabat mater, Op. 53; Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
Performers: Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Quivar, Florence [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Szmytka, Elzbieta
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 615932
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Henschel, Jane; Isokoski, Soile; Relyea, John; Remmert, Birgit; Villars, Jon; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Court, Shirley
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Written in a staggering burst of creative inspiration over eight weeks in 1906, the Eighth Symphony is considered to be Mahler's greatest triumph. In June...continue...
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Rutter: Gloria / Choir of King's College Cambridge, et al
Rutter: Gloria / Choir of King's College Cambridge, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: John Rutter: Gloria; Magnificat for soprano, chorus & orchestra; Psalm 150, for soloists, choir & organ (or brass, timpani & organ)
Performers: Beale, Christopher; Grote, Ashley; Landman, Sam; Thirlwell, Fergus; Winpenney, Tom
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge

John Rutter's choral masterpieces 'Gloria' and 'Magnificat' receive an ethereal reading by King's College Choir, a worthy successor to their recording of his 'Requeim'. One...continue...
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EMI 579522
Gemini - Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rattle
Gemini - Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rattle

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Scherzo à la russe; Petrushka, ballet (burles...
Performers: Donohoe, Elaine; Donohoe, Peter; Johnston, Robert
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 855382
Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bergonzi, Carlo; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Sop...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene; ...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Stev...continue...
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EMI 853452
Schoenberg, Webern, Berg / Rattle, Augér, City of Birmingham
Schoenberg, Webern, Berg / Rattle, Augér, City of Birmingham

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2003-06-10

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16; Anton Webern: Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6; Alban Berg: Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie")
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 758802
British Composers - Rattle conducts Britten
British Composers - Rattle conducts Britten

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: An American Overture; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14; Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; The Building of the House, overture for cho...
Performers: Ballard, Jeremy; Cole, Peter; Donohoe, Peter; Fowke, Philip; Gomez, Jill; Hargan, Alison; Kasnowski, Michal; Kok, Felix; Tear, Robert; Warren, Wesley; White, Willard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 739832A
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Rattle, City of Birmingham SO , Philharmonia Orch.
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Rattle, City of Birmingham SO , Philharmonia Orch.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 1993-11-01

Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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