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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major "Leningrad" / Andris Nelsons

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-02-26

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

A new chapter in this exciting performance history of the symphony has now been written by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its music...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [DVD]
Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2012-10-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Padmore, Mark; Wall, Erin
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

2012 brings the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten's War Requiem, one of the most powerful pacifi st statements in music. The anniversary performance...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [Blu-Ray]
Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2012-10-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Padmore, Mark; Wall, Erin
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

2012 brings the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten's War Requiem, one of the most powerful pacifi st statements in music. The anniversary performance...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS-HD 5.1,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes
Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Études-Tableaux, Op. 33; Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17; Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz ...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Hardenberger, Håkan [Trumpet]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Andsnes, Leif O.; Jansons, Mariss; Järvi, Paavo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
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Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung
Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Autumn (The Four Seasons); Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat, Op. 97 "Archduke"; Concerto...
Performers: Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Frankl, Peter; Golan, Itamar [Piano]; Wolinsky, Robert
Conductors: Chung, Kyung-Wha; ; Tennstedt, Klaus; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Chung Trio; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; St Luke's Chamber Ensemble; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano
20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: Jacques Ibert: Divertissement, for chamber orchestra; Pièces brèves (3), for wind quintet; Escales (Ports of Call), suite for orchestra; Symphonie marine, for orchestra; Circus; Flute C...
Performers: Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Brain, Leonard; James, Cecil; Morris, Gareth; Pahud, Emmanuel; Van Dam, José [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Waters, Stephen
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Stokowski, Leopold; Irving, Robert; Zinman, David; Martinon, Jean; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Orchestre National de l'ORTF; Sinfonia of London; Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
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20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello
20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Cello; The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Previn, Andre; Berglund, Paavo; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83; Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95; Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119; Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 1...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter; Sitkovetsky, Dmitry [Violin/Conductor]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]
Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2006-11-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Let's Make an Opera
Performers: Ceredig, Huw; Flowers, Kate; Graham-Hall, John; Milne, Lisa; Palmer, Felicity; Richardson, Stephen
Conductors: Halsey, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Coull String Quartet

His 'Entertainment for Young People' written in 1949 and entitled 'Let's Make an Opera, Op. 45' is another example of his didactic approach to composition,...continue...
Run Time: 100 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
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AHM 102107
Bartók: Violin Concerto no 2, Sonatas, etc / Laurent Korcia
Bartók: Violin Concerto no 2, Sonatas, etc / Laurent Korcia

2 CD / Naïve / 2006-03-21

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117; Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111; Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
Performers: Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam; Korcia, Laurent; Portal, Michel
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"... he [Korcia] has matured into a formidable musician by evidence of the two works here... He has carefully shaped and polished each phrase for...continue...
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Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]
Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2006-01-17

Works: Luciano Berio: Laborintus II; Harrison Birtwistle: Ritual Fragment; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Drowned out; Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

In Threads Sir Simon Rattle presents an eclectic, and very personal selection of works by 20th Century composers including Berio, Henze, Kurtag, Gubaidulina and Birtwistle...continue...
Run Time: 50 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Best Piano 100
Best Piano 100

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-02-15

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6; Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16; Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Béroff, Michel [Piano]; Barto, Tzimon [Piano]; Brunhoff, Thierry de; Bunin, Stanislav; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Collard, Jean-P...
Conductors: Zinman, David; Marshall, Wayne; Bernstein, Leonard; Thompson, Bryden; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Szell, George; Matacic, Lovro von; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Muti, Riccardo; Dutoit, Charles;
Ensemble: ; Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; Members of the Borodin ...

This superb collection features the top piano music of all time. 'Best Piano 100' caters to every mood and includes music from Grieg to Gershwin,...continue...
No musical instrument is quite as versatile as the piano, and this set presents 100 examples of its impressive range in classical music. Beethoven's Fur Elise, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Satie's Gym...continue...
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Gemini - Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rattle
Gemini - Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rattle

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Scherzo à la russe; Petrushka, ballet (burles...
Performers: Donohoe, Elaine; Donohoe, Peter; Johnston, Robert
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Elgar, Barber: Cello Concertos / Gastinel, Brown, Birmingham
Elgar, Barber: Cello Concertos / Gastinel, Brown, Birmingham

1 CD / Naïve / 2004-02-01

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
Performers: Gastinel, Anne
Conductors: Brown, Justin
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Both of these concertos carry an air of romanticism and nostalgia. This was Elgar's last orchestral masterpiece, written shortly after World War I destroyed the...continue...
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NAI 4961
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 11 - Scharwenka / Hough
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 11 - Scharwenka / Hough

1 CD / Hyperion / 1995-09-01

Works: Franz Xaver Scharwenka: Concerto for piano & orchestra no 4 in F minor, Op. 82; Emil von Sauer: Concerto for piano & orhcestra, No 1 in E minor
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"Hough plays throughout with exhilarating momentum and dazzling technical address. I doubt whether any CD has so many double octave passages as this, but he...continue...
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