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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Diabelli Variations; Bagatelles; 8 Sonatas / Stephen Kavacevich, piano [6 CDs]
Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Diabelli Variations; Bagatelles; 8 Sonatas / Stephen Kavacevich, piano [6 CDs]

6 CD / Decca / 2014-04-15

Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Six spectacular re-releases now available for a budget-friendly price, with works ranging from Bach to Shostakovich performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Leonard Bernstein and...continue...
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Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg / Barenboim, Zukerman, Harrell, Shirley-Quirk, Nimsgern, Mesple, Partridge et al. [11 CDs]
Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg / Barenboim, Zukerman, Harrell, Shirley-Quirk, Nimsgern, Mesple, Partridge et al. [11 CDs]

11 CD / Sony/BMG / 2014-03-25

Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Intercontemporain; New York Philharmonic

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary...continue...
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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin
1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin

2 CD / Canary Classics / 2014-02-25

Conductors:
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; New York Philharmonic; Sejong Soloists

These concerti have achieved iconic status within a violinist's repertory. Gil Shaham is the leading violinist of his generation. Conductor David Robertson conducts three of...continue...
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Sir Adrian Boult: The Complete Conductor - Works by Holst, Parry, Walton; Glinka, Tchaikovsky et al. [10 CDs]
Sir Adrian Boult: The Complete Conductor - Works by Holst, Parry, Walton; Glinka, Tchaikovsky et al. [10 CDs]

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-02-25

Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult's advocacy of English music perhaps overshadowed his protean abilities to secure stylish performances in a much wider range of repertoire. The first...continue...
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Panufnik: Symphony No. 9 'Sinfonia di Speranza'; Bassoon Concerto / BBC SO
Panufnik: Symphony No. 9 'Sinfonia di Speranza'; Bassoon Concerto / BBC SO

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-02-18

Conductors: Panufnik, Andrzej; Thompson, Robert
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Stephen Hough: 5 Classic Albums - works by Mozart, Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, Britten
Stephen Hough: 5 Classic Albums - works by Mozart, Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, Britten

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-01-14

Conductors: Thomson, Bryden; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra

  • 5CD set
  • Includes the mammoth Brahms 2nd concerto and a disc devoted to rarely heard piano music of fellow Britisher Benjamin Britten
  • 'The finest...British pianist
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Brahms: Romanticism and Formal Genius - German Requiem; Symphony no 4; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto no 1; Chamber music / Arcanto Qrt; Trio Wanderer
Brahms: Romanticism and Formal Genius - German Requiem; Symphony no 4; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto no 1; Chamber music / Arcanto Qrt; Trio Wanderer

8 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-01-14

Conductors: Herreweght, Philippe; Nagano, Kent; Harding, Daniel; Belohlavek, Jiri
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Collegium Vocale Gent; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; La Chapelle Royale; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

The characteristic effect of true genius on the world is that after it blooms, things are never quite the same again. The Portrait series from...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Richard Wagner: Parsifal; Felix Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

The highly distinguished conductor Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) started as an oboist with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. During the Second World War, he was chief conductor...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Janácek: Taras Bulba (rec. 1978 & 1981) / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Janácek: Taras Bulba (rec. 1978 & 1981) / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Leos Janácek: Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
Performers: Dekany, Bela
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky is considered to be one of the greatest Tchaikovsky conductors today. Given his Russian background and his outstanding leadership of the Bolshoi in the...continue...
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Donizetti: Belisario / Joyce El-Khoury; Camilla Roberts; Russell Thomas; Nicola Alaimo; Alastair Miles. BBC SO, Elder
Donizetti: Belisario / Joyce El-Khoury; Camilla Roberts; Russell Thomas; Nicola Alaimo; Alastair Miles. BBC SO, Elder

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2013-11-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario, opera
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti's finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti's maturity, Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the...continue...
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Holst: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter / Susan Gritton, soprano
Holst: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter / Susan Gritton, soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-10-29

Works: Gustav Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18; First Choral Symphony, Op. 41/H 155
Performers: Gritton, Susan
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Grammy-nominated soprano Susan Gritton joins Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra in the third volume of Chandos' series exploring orchestral...continue...
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Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing; Testament; Vexations and Devotions / Peter Zimmerman, violin; Brabbins; Nott
Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing; Testament; Vexations and Devotions / Peter Zimmerman, violin; Brabbins; Nott

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-10-29

Works: Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing, concerto for violin & orchestra; Testament, for 12 violas; Vexations and Devotions, oratorio for chorus, children's chorus, orchestra & electronics
Performers: Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Nott, Jonathan; Brabbins, Martyn; Robertson, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Gondwana Voices; Sydney Symphony

More than most composers currently active, Brett Dean uses music to tackle political and social themes of our times. A common factor in the works...continue...
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Elgar: 'Enigma Variations, Op. 36; Bonus: Rehearsal of the Elgar & interview with Bernstein / BBC SO (rec. April 1982) [DVD]
Elgar: 'Enigma Variations, Op. 36; Bonus: Rehearsal of the Elgar & interview with Bernstein / BBC SO (rec. April 1982) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Humphrey Burton's booklet note is informative and enlightening, and provides a unique perspective on the conductor and the DVD program - in particular the rehearsal,...continue...
Run Time: 64 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Enhanced Mono,
Subtitles: French, German, Japanese
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Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Harnasie / Lucy Crowe, Pamela Helen Stephen, robert Murray, Gabor Bretz
Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Harnasie / Lucy Crowe, Pamela Helen Stephen, robert Murray, Gabor Bretz

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-09-24

Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

With this new release Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra continue their critically acclaimed series exploring Polish music for Chandos. It features two large...continue...
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO
Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Boult was very closely associated with Elgar's music throughout his career and recorded the Second Symphony five times. This live Proms performance recorded in stereo...continue...
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Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro / Carmen Giannattasio, Colin Lee, Troy Cook, Vuyani Mlinde, Loic Félix
Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro / Carmen Giannattasio, Colin Lee, Troy Cook, Vuyani Mlinde, Loic Félix

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2013-09-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro, opera
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Caterina Cornaro was the last of Donizetti's operas to be premiered in his lifetime, and the only opera of his later period not to have...continue...
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Elgar: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Dvorak: Silent Woods / Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Dvorak: Silent Woods / Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-09-10

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Antonin Dvorák: Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94; From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestr...
Performers: Queyras, Jean-Guihen
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

On the surface, there is little in common between the elegiac lyricism of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the Bohemian nostalgia of Dvorák’s exquisite miniatures and the...continue...
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Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet
Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-20

Works: Elliott Carter: Concerto for Clarinet; Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (04/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (04/1998); Henry Wood Hall, London (08/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (08/1998)....continue...
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Taylor: Viola Concerto, Symphony No. 2 / Sarah-Jane Bradley
Taylor: Viola Concerto, Symphony No. 2 / Sarah-Jane Bradley

1 CD / Toccata / 2013-07-30

Works: Matthew Taylor: Humoreskes, concerto for viola & orchestra, Op. 41; Symphony no 2, Op. 10
Performers: Bradley, Sarah-Jane
Conductors: Walker, Garry
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is Garry Walker's third CD for Toccata Classics after two well-received releases of Havergal Brian works with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. On this...continue...
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Arthur Bliss Conducts Bliss: The Beatitudes; A Colour Symphony; Pastoral / Nancy Evans; Gareth Morris
Arthur Bliss Conducts Bliss: The Beatitudes; A Colour Symphony; Pastoral / Nancy Evans; Gareth Morris

2 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2013-07-09

Works: Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes, cantata for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, F. 28; Introduction and Allegro, for string orchestra, F. 117; Things to Come, film score suite for orchestra, Op. ...
Conductors: Bliss, Sir Arthur; Jacques, Reginald; Lambert, Constant
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jacques String Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Schumann, Dvorak: Piano Concertos / Francesco Piemontesi, piano; BBC SO, Belohlavek
Schumann, Dvorak: Piano Concertos / Francesco Piemontesi, piano; BBC SO, Belohlavek

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-06-25

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63
Performers: Piemontesi, Francesco
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

In April 2012 Piemontesi was named Best Newcomer at the BBC Music Magazine Awards, and in presenting his student with the award, Alfred Brendel praised...continue...
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Bent Sorensen (b. 1955): La Notte - music for piano, violin & orchestra / Rolf Hind, piano; David Alberman, violin
Bent Sorensen (b. 1955): La Notte - music for piano, violin & orchestra / Rolf Hind, piano; David Alberman, violin

1 CD / Dacapo / 2013-04-30

Works: Bent Sorensen: Sehnsüchte (7), for violin & piano; The Masque of the Red Death, for piano; Concerto for Piano "La Notte"
Performers: Alberman, David; Hind, Rolf
Conductors: Schonwandt, Michael; Schoenwandt, Michael
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Composed by Bent Sorensen (b. 1955), the three works with the piano in focus, released here for the first time on CD, have been recorded...continue...
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Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [Blu-Ray]
Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2013-04-30

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21; Christoph W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, piano transcription Giovanni Sgambati;...
Performers: Freire, Nelson
Conductors: Bringuier, Lionel
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

On this brilliant recording leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire delivers a deft, impeccable performance of Chopin's lyrical Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
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Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [DVD]
Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2013-04-30

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21; Christoph W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, piano transcription Giovanni Sgambati;...
Performers: Freire, Nelson
Conductors: Bringuier, Lionel
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

On this brilliant recording leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire delivers a deft, impeccable performance of Chopin's lyrical Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
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