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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Sea Pictures, Op. 37 / Sarah Connolly, mz; Stuart Skelton, tenor; David Soar, bass. Andrew Davis
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 / 2014-10-28

Works: 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...
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Love Duets: From Puccini to Bernstein / Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor
Love Duets: From Puccini to Bernstein / Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-06-03

Works: Jules Massenet: Manon; Pietro Mascagni: L'amico Fritz; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Le...
Performers: Costello, Stephen [Tenor Vocals]; Perez, Ailyn [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Summers, Patrick
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Dubbed "America's fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars" (AP) and praised for their "palpable chemistry" (New York Times), Ailyn Pérez (soprano) and Stephen Costello (tenor) have risen...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, BBC, Maida Vale, London (12/09/2013-12/11/2013)....continue...
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Sibelius: Complete Symphonies; Three late fragments / John Storgards, BBC SO
Sibelius: Complete Symphonies; Three late fragments / John Storgards, BBC SO

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2014-04-29

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Orchestral Fragment (Harvard University Library MS 1325); Orchestral Fragment (Harvard University Library MS 1326/9)...
Conductors: Storgårds, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation's...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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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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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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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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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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Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek
Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek

2 CD / Supraphon / 2013-01-29

Works: Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op. 27 "Asrael"; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A unique and symbolic encounter: the most distinguished Czech conductor of the present time and a fabulous British orchestra communicate the profound messages in the...continue...
Recording information: Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague, Czech Repu (06/01/2008)....continue...
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Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 "Symphonie Concertante"; Concerto Overture / Louis Lortie, piano; BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-01-29

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Concert Overture, for orchestra in E major, Op. 12, M12; Symphony no 4, Op. 60 "Symphonie concertante"; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19, M24
Performers: Lortie, Louis
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Szymanowski inscribed the original score with part of the poem Witez Wlast by his friend Tadeusz Micinski: 'I will not play you sad songs, O...continue...
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British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 1: Concertos by Stanford, Finzi and Arnold / Michael Collins, clarinet
British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 1: Concertos by Stanford, Finzi and Arnold / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-10-30

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Concerto for Clarinet in A minor, Op. 80; Gerald Finzi: Concerto for clarinet & string orchestra in C minor, Op. 31; Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for Clarinet no 2, Op. 115
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This disc marks the beginning of a new survey of British Clarinet Concertos, featuring the exclusive Chandos artist, Michael Collins, who here combines the role...continue...
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Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Dana Buresova, soprano; Thomas Juhas, tenor; Jozef Benci, bass
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Dana Buresova, soprano; Thomas Juhas, tenor; Jozef Benci, bass

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-10-09

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Although for nearly 150 years Bedrich Smetana's The Bartered Bride has triumphed in opera houses all over the world, the work's road to success was...continue...
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Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Leos Janácek: The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Díte), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Cahill, Teresa; Dekany, Bela; Howell, Gwynne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky was the first Russian conductor to perform and record all Mahler's symphonies in his country. Das klagende Lied is performed here live. The ICA...continue...
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Josef Suk: Prague; Summer's Tale / BBC SO, Belohlavek
Josef Suk: Prague; Summer's Tale / BBC SO, Belohlavek

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-09-25

Works: Josef Suk: Pohádka Léta (A Summer Tale), Tone Poem For large Orchestra, A, Op. 29; Praga, Op. 26
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Two symphonic poems by Suk are performed here by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek, who also brought us the highly acclaimed recording of...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (01/03/2012-01/04/2012)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky / Shtoda, Prokina, Leiferkus - Evgeny Svetlanov
Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky / Shtoda, Prokina, Leiferkus - Evgeny Svetlanov

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35; Sergey Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Performers: Hodgson, Alfreda; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]; Prokina, Yelena; Shtoda, Daniil
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra Chorus

ICA marks the 10th anniversary of the great Evgeny Svetlanov's death with a coupling of Rachmaninov's The Bells and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, two composers that...continue...

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Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky
Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (b.1931) is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors consisting of Mravinsky, Kondrashin and Svetlanov. He was the highly...continue...
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Delius: Double Concerto; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Paul Watkins, cello
Delius: Double Concerto; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Paul Watkins, cello

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-10-25

Works: Frederick Delius: Concerto for Violin and Cello; Concerto for Violin RT vii/6; Concerto for Cello, RT vii/7
Performers: Little, Tasmin [Violin]; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Violin, Double, & Cello Concertos by Delius involving solos string instruments are here brought together on the same disc for the 1st time. Tasmin...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (10/13/2010-10/14/2010)....continue...
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Beecham conducts Sibelius
Beecham conducts Sibelius

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

These are previously unreleased performances by Sir Thomas Beecham featuring one of his favorite composers, Jean Sibelius. Anyone who grew up collecting records in the...continue...
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Beecham Collection - Busoni: Piano Concerto Op 39
Beecham Collection - Busoni: Piano Concerto Op 39

2 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Ferruccio Busoni: Piano Concerto, for piano & orchestra with male chorus in C major, Op. 39, KiV 247
Performers: Mewton-Wood, Noel
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Ralph Vaughan Williams conducts his own Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams conducts his own Music

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5 in D major; Dona nobis pacem
Performers: Flynn, Renée; Henderson, Roy
Conductors: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Those who have loved this British composer's music have known his only commercial recordings - The Wasps Overture and the Ballet 'Old King Cole' (1925)...continue...
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SOMM 71
Kathleen Ferrier sings Brahms, Chausson, Mahler
Kathleen Ferrier sings Brahms, Chausson, Mahler

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Serious Songs (4), Op. 121; Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The phrase "widely and greatly loved" is often bandied about in speaking of musicians, but in the case of Kathleen Ferrier, the Lancashire-born English contralto...continue...
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Beecham Collection - Smetana, Verdi, Mozart, et al
Beecham Collection - Smetana, Verdi, Mozart, et al

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93; Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K 621; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op....
Performers: Grandi, Margherita; Schoeffler, Paul
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas, Sir
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain / Javier Perianes, piano
Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain / Javier Perianes, piano

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-09-13

Works: Manuel de Falla: Piezas Españolas (4) for Piano; Fantasía bética for Piano; Homenaje - M. de Falla; Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas, for piano, G. 83 (orchestrated in "Homenajes");...
Performers: Perianes, Javier
Conductors: Pons, Josep
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"I never thought of becoming a virtuoso. Virtuosity, with its concert tours, has always repelled me," Manuel de Falla told a journalist in 1915, by...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations / Boult
Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations / Boult

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Spoken Word: John Douglas Todd interviews Sir Adrian Boult
Performers: Thalben-Ball, George, Sir [Composer/Organ]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult (1889 - 1983), one of the great British conductors of the 20th century, studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch. This fiery 1976...continue...
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Delius: Appalachia; The Song of the High Hills
Delius: Appalachia; The Song of the High Hills

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-04-26

Works: Frederick Delius: Appalachia - American Rhapsody; A Song of the High Hills, for wordless chorus & orchestra, RT ii/6
Performers: Bowen, Christopher; Robinson, Olivia
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This recording presents two rarely heard but striking works by Frederick Delius (1862-1934). Both works are prime examples of Delius's highly individual and ground-breaking use...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (10/15/2010-10/16/2010)....continue...
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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Dvorak / Rudolf Kempe [DVD]
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Dvorak / Rudolf Kempe [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40; Antonín Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchesta

The audio recording of the Dvorák 9 from this Kempe DVD has been released on BBC Legends, and was a Penguin Guide Rosette Winner. In...continue...
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Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, etc / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, etc / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Sergey Prokofiev: Ode to the End of the War, for winds, 8 harps, 4 pianos, bra...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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BBC 42332
Elgar's Enigma Variations - Documentary and Performance [DVD]
Elgar's Enigma Variations - Documentary and Performance [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2009-02-24

Works: Sir Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

In an acclaimed BBC drama-documentary filmed in the rolling Malvern Hills Sir Andrew Davis unravels the mystery of the famous musical puzzle contained in Elgar's...continue...
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Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM, DTS
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Strauss: Tod und Verklärung;  Mahler: Symphony no 1 / Walter, BBC SO, London PO
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung; Mahler: Symphony no 1 / Walter, BBC SO, London PO

1 CD / Testament / 2009-02-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

In the late 1940's, the London Philharmonic attracted a very impressive list of celebrity conductors, thanks to brilliant managing by its former viola player, Thomas...continue...
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Violinist Itzhak Perlman / Violin Concertos of Prokofiev & Elgar / Rozhdestvensky [DVD]
Violinist Itzhak Perlman / Violin Concertos of Prokofiev & Elgar / Rozhdestvensky [DVD]

2 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2009-01-27

Works: Sergei Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19; Sir Edward Elgar: Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Or...
Performers: Perlman, Itzhak
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi; Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra

The great Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman has already left a huge number of sound recordings of his interpretations; but it adds an extra dimension to...continue...
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Holst: The Planets Op. 32;  Elgar: Enigma Variations Op. 36 / Boult, Barbirolli, BBC SO, et al
Holst: The Planets Op. 32; Elgar: Enigma Variations Op. 36 / Boult, Barbirolli, BBC SO, et al

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2008-12-09

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
Conductors: Boult, Adrian, Sir; Barbirolli, John, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra

The Holst comes from a recording made in 1945 in Bedford where the BBC had been evacuated. Barbirolli's Enigma Variations was recorded in 1947....continue...
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Strauss: Don Quixote;  Haydn: Cello Concerto / Rostropovich, Sargent, et al
Strauss: Don Quixote; Haydn: Cello Concerto / Rostropovich, Sargent, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
Performers: Danks, Harry; Maguire, Hugh; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

This is a real rarity from the British Library Sound Archive - Rostropovich in a dramatic account of Don Quixote given during an early visit...continue...
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BBC 42402
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor; Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Recorded Sound: Kathleen Ferrier Radio Interview with Eric McLean
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Sir Adrian Boult made only one commercial recording of a Mahler symphony - the First. Now Testament unveils to the public the UK premiere of...continue...
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Holst: The Planets - A visualization / Andrew Davis/BBC SO & Chorus (DVD & CD) [DVD]
Holst: The Planets - A visualization / Andrew Davis/BBC SO & Chorus (DVD & CD) [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2008-07-29

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This stunning visualization accompanies a highly acclaimed performance of Gustav Holst's suite by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andrew Davis. In this...continue...
Run Time: 60 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: USA
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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40 Most Beautiful Love Themes - Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, etc / Mehta, Ristenpart, Haitink, Scimone, Masur, et al
40 Most Beautiful Love Themes - Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, etc / Mehta, Ristenpart, Haitink, Scimone, Masur, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a; Con...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bax, Alessio [Piano]; Chambon, Jacques; Field, Joan; Golan, Itamar [Piano]; Grutzmann, Susanne; Guschlbauer, Theodor [Conductor]; Hanslip, Chloe [Violin]; Isbin, Sharon; Kats...
Conductors: Guschlbauer, Theodor; Masur, Kurt; Janowski, Marek; Shostakovich, Maxim; Foster, Lawrence; Wolff, Hugh; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Rizzi, Carlo; Davis, Andrew; Lombard, Alain; ; Albert, Rudolf; Lazarev, A...
Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Basel Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Symphony Orchestra; Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra; Borodin Quartet; Cleveland...
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Elgar, Brahms: Cello Concertos;  Debussy: Cello Sonata / Tortelier, Lush, Boult, Pritchard, et al
Elgar, Brahms: Cello Concertos; Debussy: Cello Sonata / Tortelier, Lush, Boult, Pritchard, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Performers: Lush, Ernest; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The French cellist Paul Tortelier was one of the truly great artists of the 20th Century. He collaborated with such eminent conductors as Sir Thomas...continue...
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BBC 42362
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-05-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet; Suor Angelica; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; ...
Performers: Blasi, Angela Maria; Canonici, Luca; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cowan, Richard; Cura, Jose; d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hendricks, Barba...
Conductors: Barbacini, Maurizio; Conlon, James; Domingo, Placido; Sado, Yutaka; Nagano, Kent; Mehta, Zubin; López-Cobos, Jesús; Slatkin, Leonard; Szilvay, Géza; Szilvay, Csaba; Verrot, Pasca...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; Ph...
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Tchaikovsky, Scriabin: Piano Concertos / Nikolai Demidenko
Tchaikovsky, Scriabin: Piano Concertos / Nikolai Demidenko

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-12-11

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Alexander Scriabin: Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20
Performers: Demidenko, Nikolai
Conductors: Lazarev, Alexander
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

'A major achievement' (Classic CD)

'It is something of an achievement when one manages to hear afresh such an over-familiar work' (BBC Music Magazine)

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Benno Moiseiwitsch plays Delius and Rachmaninov
Benno Moiseiwitsch plays Delius and Rachmaninov

1 CD / Guild / 2007-12-01

Works: Frederick Delius: Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Performers: Moiseiwitsch, Benno
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Rignold, Hugo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

The great-Russian born pianist Moiseiwitsch was predominantly a performer of Romantic works. This CD restores his 2nd recording of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2, made...continue...
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GUI 2326
Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar, etc / Hickox, Padmore, et al
Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar, etc / Hickox, Padmore, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-11-06

Works: George Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar, for chorus & ensemble; Woodland Suite, for strings & winds; O Praise God in His Holiness; Praise; Be Strong & of Good Courage (Confortare)
Performers: Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the world premiere recording of 'Woodland Suite' and the first recording of the 'Three Songs of Praise' in the version with orchestral accompaniment....continue...
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Bantock: Omar Khayyám / Handley, Wyn-Rogers, et al
Bantock: Omar Khayyám / Handley, Wyn-Rogers, et al

3 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2007-10-23

Works: Granville Bantock: Omar Khayyam, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Menna, Sian; Price, Edward; Robinson, Olivia; Spence, Toby; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bantock succeeded Sir Edward Elgar at Birmingham University in 1908. During his time there he developed an interest in large-scale choral composition, producing among other...continue...
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Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-11

Works: Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta
Performers: Peinemann, Edith
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exceptionally fine and dramatic recording of Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra was never recorded by Kempe and is a new addition to Kempe's...continue...
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BBC 42152
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue / Botstein, Philips, et al
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue / Botstein, Philips, et al

2 CD / Telarc / 2007-07-24

Works: Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, opera
Performers: Bardon, Patricia; Danby, Graeme; Davies, Sarah-Jane; James, Ana; Nolen, Laura Vlasak; Phillips, Lori; Rose, Peter de; Touchais, Daphne
Conductors: Botstein, Leon
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Nearly a century after its premiere it's time we wised up to the modernity of Paul Dukas' only opera... The three-act score, with its taut,...continue...
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Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO
Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-03-20

Works: Edward Elgar: The Spirit of England, songs (3) for soprano/tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 80; Frederick Kelly: Elegy for Strings "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke"; Ivor Gurney: War Elegy, for orchestra; Hu...
Performers: Farrington, Iain; Gritton, Susan; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"For me, the outstanding item is Ivor Gurney's War Elegy. Remembered for his haunting songs and poetry, and the tragic story of his mental health...continue...
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Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet
Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 85 in B major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine"; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Ibéria, for orchestra, L. 122/2; Spoken Word: Ernest Ansermet discusses Debussy ...
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

The anthology represented here gives us a rare snapshot of Ernest Ansermet conducting classical composers - Haydn and Beethoven - as well as composers he...continue...
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BBC 42022
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

Works: Frederick Delius: Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Performers: Curzon, Clifford [Piano]
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

"The piece de resistance here is the Delius Concerto. Nowadays, Curzon is primarily associated with the core repertoire - Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms -...continue...
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Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO
Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

Works: Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Returning Waves (Powracajace fale), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 9; Sorrowful Tale (Smutna opowiesc), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 13; Episode at a Masquerade, Op. 14
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The first of Karlowiczs six symphonic poems, Returning Waves, established the melancholy tone characteristic of much of his mature work. It consists of an introduction...continue...
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CHA 10298
Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al
Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-03-29

Works: Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano); Claude Debussy: Poèmes (5) de ...
Performers: Graham, Susan
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Graham's unique charm is composed of her thrilling voice, an engaging and acting ability and her tall graceful stature. Her smooth lyric voice has an...continue...
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Grand Tier - Massenet: Sapho / Keefe, Andrew, et al
Grand Tier - Massenet: Sapho / Keefe, Andrew, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2004-10-05

Works: Jules Massenet: Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions)
Performers: Andrew, Milla; Dickerson, Bernard; Hill, Jenny; MacPherson, George; Oliver, Alexander; Sarti, Laura; Taylor, Nelson
Conductors: Keefe, Bernard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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