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Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works

3 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Eugene Goossens: Symphony no 1, Op. 58; Concerto en un mouvement, for oboe & orchestra, Op. 45; Tam O'Shanter, for orchestra, Op. 17a; Concert Piece, for orchestra, Op. 65; Symphony no 2, Op 62; Conc...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

3 CD set. The definitive recording of Eugene Goossens orchestral works. One of the most influential figures in Australia's musical landscape, this re-release of the...continue...
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Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs

3 CD / Sony / BMG / 2013-02-25

Works: Eric Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon; Johann Strauss II: An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2; Paganini Variations; Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly; ...
Performers: Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocals]; Baillie, Alexander; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Boriskin, Michael; Botha, Johan; Chen, Evelyn; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Farrall, Joy; Garcia, Jose-...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Ormandy, Eugene; Slatkin, Leonard; Pritchard, John; Cleobury, Nicholas; Daniel, Paul; McGegan, Nicholas; Szell, George; Previn, Andre; Foster, Lawrence; Maazel, Lorin; Davis, Carl; S...
Ensemble: ; Taverner Players
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British Ballet Music
British Ballet Music

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras); Lord Berners: A Wedding Bouquet; Arthur Bliss: Checkmate; William Walton: Façade; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; ...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Irving, Robert; Handley, Vernon; Frémaux, Louis; Boult, Adrian; Previn, Andre

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Some sparkling playing here, especially Pineapple Poll under its arranger Charles Mackerras
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The Best Of British Light Music
The Best Of British Light Music

1 CD / Sony / BMG / 2010-07-19

Works: Ron Goodwin: 633 Squadron; Vivian Ellis: Coronation Scot, for orchestra; Robert Farnon: Westminster Waltz, for orchestra; Jumping Bean for orchestra; Eric Coates: London Suite; By the Sleepy Lagoon; ...
Performers: Handley, Vernon
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

Recording information: Blackheath Halls (04/16/1997/04/17/1997)....continue...
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First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias
First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias

1 CD / Lyrita / 2010-07-13

Works: John Joubert: Symphony no 1, Op. 20; William Mathias: Symphony no 1, Op 31
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Groves, Charles, Sir

"This is an absolutely marvellous disc which is going to put a lot of collectors in a bit of a dilemma. If like me, you...continue...
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Lyrita Box Set 2  (Box)
Lyrita Box Set 2 (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2010-01-12

Works: Gordon Jacob: Symphony no 1; Daniel Jones: Dance Fantasy for orchestra; John Joubert: Symphony no 1, Op. 20; Constant Lambert: Music for Orchestra; Walter Leigh: Concertino for Harpsichord/Piano and ...
Performers: Ogdon, John [Piano]; Pinnock, Trevor
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry; Thompson, Bryden; Handley, Vernon; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Downes, Edward; Davison, Arthur; Boult, Adrian; Pritchard, John; del Mar, Norman; Herrmann, Bernard; Goossens, Eugene, Sir...

A box set celebrating Lyrita's 50-year devotion to British music!...continue...
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Lyrita Box Set (Box)
Lyrita Box Set (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2010-01-12

Works: William Alwyn: Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra; Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Set 2, for orchestra, Op. 33; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Gran...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Pyatt, David [Horn]; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Alwyn, William [Composer]; Arnold, Malcolm, Sir; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry; Boult, Adrian; Fredman, Myer; Berkeley, Lennox; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Handley, Vernon; Joly, Simon; Davi...

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LYTA 2337
Mackenzie: Violin Concerto, Pibroch Suite / Stewart, et al
Mackenzie: Violin Concerto, Pibroch Suite / Stewart, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-06-09

Works: Alexander Mackenzie: Concerto for Violin in C sharp minor, Op. 32; Pibroch Suite, Op. 42
Performers: Stewart, Malcolm
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Davies, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

This CD presents recordings of two of Scottish late-Romantic Sir Alexander Mackenzie's concerted works for violin including the Pibroch Suite of 1881. The word 'pibroch'...continue...
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Epoch - Ireland: Piano Concerto;  Walton: Sinfonia Concertante for Piano, etc / Handley, Stott, et al
Epoch - Ireland: Piano Concerto; Walton: Sinfonia Concertante for Piano, etc / Handley, Stott, et al

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2009-04-14

Works: John Ireland: Concerto for Piano in E flat major; Frank Bridge: Phantasm, rhapsody for piano & orchestra, H. 182; William Walton: Sinfonia concertante, for orchestra with piano obbligato
Performers: Stott, Kathryn
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Dutton's tribute to the late Vernon Handley comes with this reissue of a program that was one of his triumphs from the 1980s, but has...continue...
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Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al
Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Zollman, Ronald; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Cherkassky has never recorded these two concertos before so this is a great addition to his discography. The Gershwin, an unusual choice for Cherkassky, was...continue...
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BBC 42312
The World of Epoch
The World of Epoch

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2008-11-11

Works: Robert Farnon: Captain Horatio Hornblower, suite from the film score; David Dubery: Mrs Harris in Paris, for recorder & string orchestra; Haydn Wood: Suite of Four Edward Elgar Songs, transcriptions ...
Performers: Gibbs, Robert; McAslan, Lorraine; Mead, Steven; Owen, Martin; Scott, Ian; Trusler, Matthew; Turner, John; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wu, Mary; Young, Alistair
Conductors: Wilson, John; McKenzie, Philip; Lloyd-Jones, David; Vass, George; Handley, Vernon; Bell, Stephen; Corp, Ronald [Composer]; Horovitz, Joseph; Wordsworth, Barry; Sutherland, Gavin; Drummond, David; Yat...
Ensemble: ; Camerata Ensemble

'The World of Epoch' is a mid-priced sampler containing twenty tracks that highlight the classical and light music repertoire featured in Dutton's Epoch series. Composers...continue...
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Bax: Tone Poems Vol 2 / Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Bax: Tone Poems Vol 2 / Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-04-29

Works: Arnold Bax: Northern Ballad no 1, for orchestra; Northern Ballad no 2, for orchestra; Northern Ballad no 3; Nympholept, tone poem for orchestra; Red Autumn, for 2 pianos; The Happy Forest, tone poem ...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Lewis Foreman provides an excellent note for the booklet, which has several interesting photographs, and Chandos has given us a sumptuous recording – very fitting....continue...
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Holst: St Paul's Suite op. 29 no 2;  Warlock: Capriol Suite, etc / Sir Adrian Boult, Vernon Handley, et al
Holst: St Paul's Suite op. 29 no 2; Warlock: Capriol Suite, etc / Sir Adrian Boult, Vernon Handley, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-03-11

Works: Michael William Balfe: Bohemian Girl; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39; Frederick Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet; Percy Grainger: Shepherd's Hey; Immovab...
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Davis, Andrew; Fredman, Myer; Handley, Vernon; Holst, Imogen; Boult, Adrian

Ralph Vaughan Williams evolved a highly personal sound derived in varying degrees from impressionism, folk song modality, Tudor church music and a very personal response...continue...
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LYTA 336
Busch: Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto / Wallfisch
Busch: Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto / Wallfisch

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-02-12

Works: William Busch: Concerto for Cello; Piano Concerto
Performers: Lane, Piers; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"My first impression of William Busch the composer was of sinewy toughness, the piece I heard at Morley College in wartime was his 'Nicholas Variations...continue...
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LYTA 320
Chisholm: Symphony no 2;  Hold, Fogg / Yates, et al
Chisholm: Symphony no 2; Hold, Fogg / Yates, et al

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2008-01-08

Works: Erik Chisholm: Symphony no 2 ("Ossian"); Trevor Hold: The Unreturning Spring, song cycle to poems by James Farrar; Eric Fogg: Sea-Sheen, an idyll for orchestra, Op. 17; Merok, for orchestra
Performers: Tynan, Ailish; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Yates, Martin; Sutherland, Gavin; Handley, Vernon

The Scottish composer Erik Chisholm was one of those who, because he went to live abroad at a crucial phase in his career, have tended...continue...
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Bowen: Piano Concertos no 2 & 3, etc / Handley, et al
Bowen: Piano Concertos no 2 & 3, etc / Handley, et al

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-11-13

Works: York Bowen: Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor "Concertstück", Op. 17; Concerto for Piano no 3 in G minor, Op. 23 "Fantasia"; Symphonic Fantasia, a tone poem, Op. 16
Performers: Dussek, Michael
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra

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The Second and Third Piano Concertos, together with the ambitious SymphonicFantasia, make a fine follow-up to the coupling of the First Piano...continue...

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Joubert: Symphony no 1 / Handley, London PO
Joubert: Symphony no 1 / Handley, London PO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-11-13

Works: John Joubert: Symphony no 1, Op. 20
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

New recordings! For years Joubert led a double career as academician and composer, but he took early retirement as a professor in 1986 in order...continue...
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LYTA 322
Bax: Symphony no 6, Orchestral Works / Handley, et al
Bax: Symphony no 6, Orchestral Works / Handley, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-10-09

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 6 in C major; Irish Landscape, for orchestra; Rogue's Comedy Overture, for orchestra; Overture to Adventure, for orchestra; Work in Progress Overture, for orchestra
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"...the Sixth is probably Bax's best and most characteristic symphony... unlike his sometimes sprawling and occasionally overloaded earlier symphonies, Bax retains tight control over his...continue...
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Finzi:Love's Labour's Lost, etc / Handley, Partridge, et al
Finzi:Love's Labour's Lost, etc / Handley, Partridge, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-09-04

Works: Gerald Finzi: Love's Labours Lost, incidental music, suite for small orchestra, Op 28; Let Us Garlands Bring, song cycle for voice & piano (or string orchestra), Op. 18; Sonnets (2), for tenor (or so...
Performers: Case, John Carol; Manning, Jane; Noble, John; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Legendary performances on CD for the first time! Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) was a representative British composer of the early twentieth century with many fi ne...continue...
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LYTA 237
Bantock, Holbrook, Rootham / Handley, Braithwaite, et al
Bantock, Holbrook, Rootham / Handley, Braithwaite, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-09-04

Works: Granville Bantock: Oedipus Coloneus; Joseph Holbrooke: The Birds of Rhiannon, Op. 87; Cyril Rootham: Symphony no 1 in C minor
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Legendary performances on CD for the first time! Music of three fascinating Late Romantic composers who have been unjustly neglected. Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was...continue...
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LYTA 269
Maconchy: Proud Thames, Music for Strings / Parikian
Maconchy: Proud Thames, Music for Strings / Parikian

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-08-07

Works: Elizabeth Maconchy: Overture, Proud Thames; Symphony, for double string orchestra; Serenata Concertante, for violin and orchestra; Music for Strings
Performers: Parikian, Manoug
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Wordsworth, Barry

"On this Lyrita disc at least, Elizabeth Maconchy comes off like a genuinely great composer. The supple strength of her Overture, Proud Themes from 1952,...continue...
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Bainton: Symphony no 3;  Boughton / Handley, et al
Bainton: Symphony no 3; Boughton / Handley, et al

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-07-10

Works: Edgar Leslie Bainton: Symphony no 3 in C minor; Rutland Boughton: Symphony no 1 "Oliver Cromwell"
Performers: Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
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Moeran: Rhapsody no 2, Violin Concerto, etc / Boult, Handley
Moeran: Rhapsody no 2, Violin Concerto, etc / Boult, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-06-12

Works: E.J. Moeran: Rhapsody for orchestra no 2 in E major; Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Rhapsody for piano & orchestra in F sharp major
Performers: Georgiadis, John [Conductor]; McCabe, John [Composer, Piano]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Handley, Vernon; Braithwaite, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), still the least-known significant English composer of his generation, composed his violin concerto in 1942. It was first performed by Arthur...continue...
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LYTA 248
Finzi: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto/Ma, Denman, Handley
Finzi: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto/Ma, Denman, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-06-12

Works: Gerald Finzi: Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 31; Concerto for cello & orchestra in A Minor, Op 40
Performers: Denman, John; Ma, Yo-Yo
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

"Before he lost interest in classical music, at the very beginning of his career, Yo-Yo Ma made this outstanding recording of Finzi's magnificent Cello Concerto....continue...
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Finzi: Severn Rhapsody, Nocturne / Boult, Handley, Katin
Finzi: Severn Rhapsody, Nocturne / Boult, Handley, Katin

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-05-08

Works: Gerald Finzi: A Severn Rhapsody, for chamber orchestra, Op. 3; New Year Music, nocturne for orchestra in C sharp Minor, Op 7; Love's Labours Lost, 3 soliloquies for small orchestra; Romance for strin...
Performers: Friend, Rodney [Violin]; Katin, Peter
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) was a representative British composer of the early twentieth century, with many fine works to his credit. Some of the best are...continue...
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LYTA 239
Hadley: Symphonic Ballad;  Finzi / Handley, Allen
Hadley: Symphonic Ballad; Finzi / Handley, Allen

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-04-10

Works: Patrick Hadley: The Trees So High, symphonic ballad for baritone, chorus & orchestra in A minor; Gerald Finzi: Intimations of Immortality for tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op 29
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

"This is the stuff of which heaven is made... Lyrita are to be commended for re-releasing these two fine performances. And it is appropriate that...continue...
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Bush: Yorick Overture, etc / Vernon Handley, et al
Bush: Yorick Overture, etc / Vernon Handley, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-03-13

Works: Geoffrey Bush: Overture, Yorick; Music for orchestra; Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 (The Guildford)
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Another entry in Lyrita's incomparable catalog of definitive performances of works by the greatest British composers. "Bush's individuality lies in his sound, which is colourful,...continue...
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Williams: Ballads for Orchestra, Fairest of Stars, etc
Williams: Ballads for Orchestra, Fairest of Stars, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13

Works: Grace Williams: Ballads for orchestra; Fairest of Stars, for soprano & orchestra; Symphony no 2
Performers: Price, Janet
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Groves, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; London Symphony Orchestra

Grace Williams (1906-1977) may be considered one of the finest women composers of the twentieth century, but her work has been cruelly neglected. "The orchestral...continue...
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Classics - Finzi: Violin and Cello Concertos
Classics - Finzi: Violin and Cello Concertos

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Gerald Finzi: Concerto for cello & orchestra in A Minor, Op 40; Prelude for string orchestra in F Minor, Op 25; Romance for string orchestra in E flat, Op. 11; Concerto for Small Orchestra and Solo V...
Performers: Little, Tasmin [Violin]; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Finzi's Cello Concerto is arguably his greatest work, another just ambitious but deeply moving, written under the stress of knowing he was terminally ill. It...continue...
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Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra
Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra, H. 100; Arnold Bax: On the Sea-Shore, tone poem for orchestra (c...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Britten's Peter Grimes has been described as "the most successful of all modern English operas". The opera is distinguished by a series of Interludes, linking...continue...
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CHA 10426
Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley
Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-09

Works: Edmund Rubbra: Symphony no 6, Op 80; Symphony no 8, Op 132 (Hommage à Teihard de Chardin); Soliloquy for cello & orchestra, Op. 57
Performers: de Saram, Rohan
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Edmund Rubbra was a talented British composer whose music has taken its time reaching a worldwide audience. His eleven symphonies have all attracted favorable attention....continue...
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LYTA 234
Simpson: The Complete Symphonies
Simpson: The Complete Symphonies

7 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Robert Simpson: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 8; Symphony no 2; Symphony no 4; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5; Symphony no 6; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9; Discussion on the 9th Symphony by Robert Simpson...
Performers: Koos, Joseph; Simpson, Robert [Composer]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Taylor, Matthew
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘One of the outstanding recording projects of our time this Hyperion series deserves to stand as a monument while other more superficially glamorous ventures rise...continue...
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Arnold: Symphony no 6, etc / Handley, LPO
Arnold: Symphony no 6, etc / Handley, LPO

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2006-09-26

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt Overture, Op. 5; The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, suite for orchestra; Flourish for a 21st Birthday, for brass & percussion, Op. 44; Symphony no 6, Op. 95; Philha...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold is one of the most fascinating characters to have emerged from the creative core of the London Philharmonic Orchestra - leaving his post...continue...
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Rubbra: Symphonies 2 & 7, Festival Overture / Handley, Boult
Rubbra: Symphonies 2 & 7, Festival Overture / Handley, Boult

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-09-20

Works: Edmund Rubbra: Symphony no 2, Op 45; Festival Overture for orchestra, Op 62; Symphony no 7 in C, Op 88
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

"Vernon Handley's performance is a fine one, very similar in its basic outlines to Hickox on Chandos (though more successful in the finale) and even...continue...
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Bowen: Violin Concerto Op 33, etc / Handley, et al
Bowen: Violin Concerto Op 33, etc / Handley, et al

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2006-09-12

Works: York Bowen: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 33; Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat, Op. 11
Performers: Dussek, Michael; McAslan, Lorraine
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra

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York Bowen's Viola Concerto was quite a discovery last year so getting to know his Violin Concerto was an intriguing prospect. Finished...continue...

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Bax: Tone Poems / Handley, BBC Philharmonic
Bax: Tone Poems / Handley, BBC Philharmonic

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-04-18

Works: Arnold Bax: In the Faery Hills, tone poem for orchestra; November Woods, tone poem for orchestra; The Garden of Fand, tone poem for orchestra; Sinfonietta, for orchestra
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Handley and the BBC Philharmonic strain all their musical sinews to bring out every detail of these highly wrought and texturally complex works, and Handley's...continue...
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Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 8 / Handley, Royal PO, et al
Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 8 / Handley, Royal PO, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-04-18

Works: Arnold Bax: Enchanted Summer, for 2 sopranos, chorus & orchestra; Walsinghame, for tenor, chorus & orchestra; Fatherland, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Griffiths, Barry; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; McWhirter, Lynore; Williams-King, Anne
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Brighton Festival Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Even though Sir Arnold Bax was prolific in his career, he wrote little choral music and no operas or solo vocal pieces. The works on...continue...
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Howells: Piano Concerto no 2, Concerto for Strings, Dances
Howells: Piano Concerto no 2, Concerto for Strings, Dances

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-10-11

Works: Herbert Howells: Concerto for string orchestra; Dances (3) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C major, Op. 39
Performers: Stewart, Malcolm; Stott, Kathryn
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"The orchestration is brilliant and colorful. Highly enjoyable music. The performers all put great effort into their work. The results are quite stunning. The sound...continue...
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Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics
Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: William Walton: Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"; Façade, Suite no 2, for orchestra; Coronation March "Crown Imperial"; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Gustav H...
Performers: Davis, Michael [Violin]; Kirshbaum, Ralph
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Thompson, Bryden; Hickox, Richard; del Mar, Norman; Latham-Koenig, Jan; Gamba, Rumon; Handley, Vernon; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Willcocks, David; Turovsky, Yuli; Garforth, David...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici de Montré...
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Moeran: Rhapsodies no 1 & 2, etc / Handley, et al
Moeran: Rhapsodies no 1 & 2, etc / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-09-21

Works: E.J. Moeran: Serenade for orchestra in G major; In the Mountain Country, symphonic impression for orchestra; Rhapsody for orchestra no 1 in F major; Rhapsody for orchestra no 2 in E major; Nocturne, ...
Performers: Mackey, Hugh
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"Moeran composed beautiful melodies woven into imaginative orchestral textures that make him one of the most interesting and listenable of the generation of British composers...continue...
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Classics - Moeran: Violin Concerto, Lonely Waters, etc
Classics - Moeran: Violin Concerto, Lonely Waters, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-02-24

Works: E.J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Lonely Waters, for orchestra (& soprano ad lib); Whythorne's Shadow, for orchestra; Concerto for cello & orchestra in B minor
Performers: Mordkovitch], Lydia; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

"Lydia Mordkovitch is a superb violinist who merely lacks the name recognition of a superstar. She delivers profound, sensitive performances without undue mannerism or eccentricity....continue...
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Classics - Moeran: Symphony, Rhapsody, Overture for a Masque
Classics - Moeran: Symphony, Rhapsody, Overture for a Masque

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-02-24

Works: E.J. Moeran: Symphony in G minor, R. 71; Overture for a Masque; Rhapsody for piano & orchestra in F sharp major
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

The performances under one of the masters of British music are quite supberb, and the rich Chandos recording is well up to the best vintage...continue...
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Bax: The Symphonies / Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic
Bax: The Symphonies / Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic

5 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-25

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1 in E flat major; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 2 in E minor/C major; Symphony no 4; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 6 in C major; Rogue's Comedy Overture, for orche...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Vernon Handley has long been considered our finest Bax interpreter... presented clearly by the Chandos engineers in sound that is balanced and slightly distant." -...continue...
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Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Handley, et al
Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-25

Works: Arnold Bax: The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, tone poem for orchestra; Into the Twilight, tone poem for orchestra; In the Faery Hills, tone poem for orchestra; Roscatha, tone poem for orchestra; A Legend...
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

"...the performances are of outstanding imaginativeness and sympathy, the solo playing of great refinement, the atmosphere of each piece marvellously caught... A most distinguished achievement."...continue...
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Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Thomson, et al
Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Thomson, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-10-21

Works: Arnold Bax: Spring Fire, symphony for orchestra; Northern Ballad no 2, for orchestra; Northern Ballad no 3; Mediterranean, for piano; Symphonic Scherzo, for orchestra (arr. of piano work)
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Chandos' full and reverberant sonics set off Bax's lustrous textures in full measure. Bax is now well represented by recordings. But the works, for all...continue...
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Red Seal - Walton - Collected Works
Red Seal - Walton - Collected Works

2 CD / RCA Sony / 2002-07-23

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Cello; Concerto for Viola; Sinfonia concertante, for orchestra with piano obbligato
Performers: Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Heifetz, Jascha [Violin]; Piatigorsky, Gregor; Stott, Kathryn
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Walton, William; Munch, Charles; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Finzi, Leighton: Cello Concertos / Wallfisch, Thomson, et al
Finzi, Leighton: Cello Concertos / Wallfisch, Thomson, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-09-25

Works: Gerald Finzi: Concerto for cello & orchestra in A Minor, Op 40; Kenneth Leighton: Concerto for cello & orchestra, Op 31
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Raphael Wallfisch has always made me happy, with his full tone and obvious flair. One wonders if anyone could do better in these two concertos....continue...
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Clifford: Symphony 1940;  Bainton, Gough / Handley, et al
Clifford: Symphony 1940; Bainton, Gough / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-10-19

Works: Edgar Leslie Bainton: Symphony no 2 in D minor; John Gough: Serenade for small orchestra; Hubert Clifford: Symphony 1940
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"I cannot imagine better performances. The Bainton has wonderful atmosphere, the Clifford sweep and energy, and Chandos's sound is excellent. Lovers of the 20th Century...continue...
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Boughton: Symphony no 3, Oboe Concerto / Francis, Handley
Boughton: Symphony no 3, Oboe Concerto / Francis, Handley

1 CD / Hyperion / 1999-08-01

Works: Rutland Boughton: Symphony no 3 in B minor; Concerto for oboe, No 1 in C
Performers: Francis, Sarah
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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'Once again our gratitude to Hyperion, and to Vernon Handley, for recording a hidden treasure' (Gramophone)...continue...
A superior performance of two works that deserve to be heard more often, especially by fans of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5. ~ Bruce Eder...continue...
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Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Handley, Bedford, et al
Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Handley, Bedford, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet & strings, Op. 16 (withdrawn by composer); Death in Venice, opera, O...
Performers: Careau, Suzanne; Ellis, David; Golani, Rivka; Prevot, Christian; Stewart, Paul [Piano]; Turovsky, Eleonora
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Turovsky, Yuli; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici de Montreal; Ulster Orchestra
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