Legacy: Rostropovich and Britten - Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Pezzo capriccioso; Britten: Gloriana (exc.) / English CO, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, Peter Pears [DVD]
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-11-13Works: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62; Romeo & Juliet Fantasy...
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Singers; English Chamber Orchestra
Rostropovich's way with the Variations on a Rococo Theme, to which he gives rich tone and a high level of expressiveness, is altogether winning, and...continue...
Run Time: 68 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Country of Origin: Germany
Legacy: Benjamin Britten conducts - Mozart: Sym. 40; Mendelssohn: Sym. 3 (extract); Britten: Nocturne, Op. 60 / Peter Pears, tenor; English CO [DVD]
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Benjamin Britten: Nocturne, Op. 60; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
Conductors: Brittten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
These revelatory films feature Britten with his favored English Chamber Orchestra performing at two very different times of his life, with equal value. Filmed at...continue...
Run Time: 67 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Country of Origin: Austria
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329; Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A maj...
Performers: Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony
Conductors: Marriner, Neville, Sir
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The brainchild of Neville Marriner, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959, quickly becoming an example of the highest level...continue...
Run Time: 86 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (b.1931) is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors consisting of Mravinsky, Kondrashin and Svetlanov. He was the highly...continue...