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...
Great Symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky / Boult, Cantelli, Furtwangler et al.
5 CD / ICA Classics / 2014-10-28Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Modest Mussorgsky: Soroc...
Performers: Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Cantelli, Guido; Argenta, Ataúlfo; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic
A wonderful collection of some of the best-known symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky together with other orchestral favourites from Debussy, Smetana, Mussorgsky...continue...
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Sea Pictures, Op. 37 / Sarah Connolly, mz; Stuart Skelton, tenor; David Soar, bass. Andrew Davis
2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-10-28Works: Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Skelton, Stuart; Soar, David
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
The peerless Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in this new recording of Elgar's choral masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius,...continue...
Recording information: Fairfield Halls, Croydon (04/03/2014-04/05/2014)....continue...
Judith Weir (b. 1954): The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera / Ailish Tynan, soprano; Anna Stéphany, soprano; Andrew Tortise, tenor; Owen Gilhooly, baritone. BBC SO, Brabbins
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-09-09Works: Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowen, Christopher; Curievici, Paul Haas [Vocals]; Gilhooly, Owen; Goater, Edward; Lemalu, Jonathan; Menna, Sian; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Price...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Judith Weir's opera, commissioned by Glasgow District Council for the 1990 City of Culture celebrations, takes three Scottish folktales, all concerned with disappearance: The Inheritance...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Concert Hall, London, England (01/19/2008)....continue...