1 CD / Guild / 2014-12-09Conductors: Sargent, Sir Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
These works were originally recorded in 1956 and 1958....continue...
Karol Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 "The Song of the Night"; Love Songs of Hafiz / Ben Johnson, tenor; BBC SO, Gardner
1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-11-18Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner returns with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to the intoxicating orchestral music of Karol Szymanowski in their third disc devoted to the composer. Their...continue...
The Decline and Fall of Western Music - Orchestral Lieder of Wagner, Brahms, Mahler, Strauss & Schönberg / Flagstad, Miller, Merriman, Ferrier; Vienna PO; New York PO; BBC SO; Concertgebouw Orch.; Knappertsbusch, Walter et al.
2 CD / Widescreen / 2014-11-11Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans; Walter, Bruno; Van Beinum, Eduard; Sargent, Malcolm; Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Columbia Symphony Orchestra ; Concertgebouw Orchestra; New York Philharmonic Orchestra ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Singers Kirsten Flagstad, Mildred Miller, Nan Merriman, Kathleen Ferrier, Sena Jurinac and Dorothy Dow are featured in these historical recordings....continue...
John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem / Elise Ross, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, sopranos; John Shirley-Quirk, bass-bar.; The Nash Ensemble; BBC SO; Gennady Rozhdestvensky
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-11-11Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady ;
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; The Nash Ensemble
Tavener's avant-garde style of the seventies contrasts with the contemplative beauty of his later works, for which he is best known, yet he spirituality and...continue...