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Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO

1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-05-27

Works: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan, Op. 20; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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John Foulds (1880-1939): Songs, concertos, orchestral works / Susan Bickley, mz; Daniel Hope, violin; Peter Donohoe, piano
John Foulds (1880-1939): Songs, concertos, orchestral works / Susan Bickley, mz; Daniel Hope, violin; Peter Donohoe, piano

2 CD / Apex / 2013-09-24

Works: John Foulds: Three Mantras from Avatara, for orchestra, Op. 61b; Lyra Celtica, concerto for voice & orchestra, Op. 50; Apotheosis (Elegy), for violin & orchestra (Music Poem no 4), Op. 18; Mirage, fo...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Donohoe, Peter; Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

These two recordings of Foulds were released in 2004 and 2006 to great critical acclaim. The Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo was Music Director of the...continue...
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (2004/2006)....continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand" / Simon Rattle

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (06/2004)....continue...
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EMI 230762B
Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for
Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for "King Lear" / Rattle CBSO

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-08-28

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Before Sir Simon Rattle took over the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he poured all his resources as the conjurer of Early Modern music...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, University of Warwick (02/1989)....continue...
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EMI 365592
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Finlandia; tone poems / Sakari Oramo
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Finlandia; tone poems / Sakari Oramo

4 CD / Erato / 2012-04-24

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Finlandia, Op. 26; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony no 5 in E flat major...
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Erato & Warner Classics proudly re-issues Sakari Oramo's critically acclaimed recordings of the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Tone Poems in a new 4-CD boxed set...continue...
Recording information: Birmingham Symphony Hall....continue...
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Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle
Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"; Symphony no 4, Op...
Conductors: Blomstedt, Herbert; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), the greatest composer to come out of Denmark, was an accomplished symphonist. He produced six very fine symphonies with which his name...continue...
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EMI 784192
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Pomp a...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Elms, Roderick; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Heinen, Ulrich; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Mitc...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Halsey, Simon;
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's...continue...
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EMI 975882B
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowisz, Zof...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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EMI 175002C
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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EMI 150142B
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 080872
EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major
EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical", etc / Dutiot, Argerich, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20; Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10; Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19; Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22; Symphony no 1 in D ma...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Portal, Michel; Starker, Janos; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Maazel, Lorin; Kurtz, Efrem; Susskind, Walter; Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 068602
EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38; Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16; Erwartung, Op. 17; Variatio...
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Erben, Valentin; Kakuska, Thomas
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 067852
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 / EMI 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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Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Songs (6) of a fairy-tale princess, Op. 31; Harnasie, Op. 55; Love Songs of Hafiz, songs (8) for tenor & orchestra, Op. 26, M28; Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37; Concerto for...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Burden, Andrew; Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Gierlach, Robert; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Karnéus, Katarina; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Milne, Li...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

This 4-CD set contains all the Szymanowski recordings that Sir Simon Rattle made for EMI classics, including some of the composer's best known works -...continue...
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EMI 145762
Debussy: Images, etc;  Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al
Debussy: Images, etc; Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra; Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer; La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), balle...
Performers: Ewing, Maria; Gavrilov, Andrei; Ousset, Cecile
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rattle is no more at home than when conducting masterpieces from the 20th-century repertoire, and in this set of 5 CDs he can be heard...continue...
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EMI 145652A
Portrait
Portrait

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-02-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K. 218; Felix Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D min...
Performers: Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: ; Norrington, Roger; Oramo, Sakari; Watkins, Paul; Shostakovich, Maxim
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Beaux Arts Trio; Camerata Salzburg; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Personnel: Daniel Hope (violin); Gaurav Mazumdar (sitar).

Recording information: 08/26/2003-11/02/2005....continue...
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Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle
Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony...
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Rattle's Sibelius recordings are among the very best around and many of these performances have been singled out for individual critical praise, in many cases...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1-4 / Nikolai Lugansky
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1-4 / Nikolai Lugansky

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-03-20

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40...
Performers: Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-03-20

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40; Carnival of the animals; Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Samson et D...
Performers: Kok, Felix; Lucas, Brenda; Moroney, Anthony; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Robinson, Christopher [Choral Conductor]; Robinson, Hilary; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Prêtre, Georges
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Paris Opéra Orchestra
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EMI 822332
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-11-21

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4; Pelleas und Melisande, symphonic poem, Op. 5; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Stri...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Barbirolli, John; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 714922
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-10-03

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Stabat mater, Op. 53; Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
Performers: Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Quivar, Florence [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Szmytka, Elzbieta
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 615932
Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Oramo, City of Birmingham SO
Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Oramo, City of Birmingham SO

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-11-08

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Performers: Dutch, Elspeth; Holland, Jonathan
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra re in the midst of an exploration of the works of Gustav Mahler. They bring their...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Henschel, Jane; Isokoski, Soile; Relyea, John; Remmert, Birgit; Villars, Jon; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Court, Shirley; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Written in a staggering burst of creative inspiration over eight weeks in 1906, the Eighth Symphony is considered to be Mahler's greatest triumph. In June...continue...
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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. 64/1, C...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Béroff, Michel [Piano]; Barto, Tzimon; Barto, Tzimon [Piano]; Brunhoff, Thierry de; Bunin, Stanislav; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; ...
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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Foulds: Mirage, 3 Mantras, etc / Bickey, Oramo, et al
Foulds: Mirage, 3 Mantras, etc / Bickey, Oramo, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-01-25

Works: John Foulds: Three Mantras from Avatara, for orchestra, Op. 61b; Lyra Celtica, concerto for voice & orchestra, Op. 50; Apotheosis (Elegy), for violin & orchestra (Music Poem no 4), Op. 18; Mirage, fo...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

John Foulds has been described as a quintessential eccentric and as England's answer to Charles Ives. When he started composing, Foulds was a fairly typical...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Piano Variations, etc / Lugansky, et al
Rachmaninov: Piano Variations, etc / Lugansky, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-10-12

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42; Variations on a Theme of Chopin, for piano, Op. 22
Performers: Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

This imaginative CD of all three of Rachmaninov's fiendishly-difficult large-scale variations complements Nikolai Lugansky's ongoing survey of Rachmaninov's piano music, including the piano concertos ...continue...
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Grieg, Sibelius: Songs / Oramo, Mattila, et al
Grieg, Sibelius: Songs / Oramo, Mattila, et al

1 CD / Erato / 2004-05-25

Works: Jean Sibelius: Songs (5), Op. 38; Songs (5), Op. 37; Songs (7), Op. 17; Arioso, Op. 3; Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13; Luonnotar, Op. 70; Maiden in the Tower; Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51; Edvard Grieg: Pe...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"Mattila's voice is quite large, smooth up and down its wide range, and it's crowned by a splendid, very secure high register that includes thrilling...continue...
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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
Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bergonzi, Carlo; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Sop...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene; ...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Stev...continue...
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EMI 853452
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1 & 3 / Lugansky, et al
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1 & 3 / Lugansky, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2003-11-04

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Performers: Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Holst: The Planets;  Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem / Rattle
Holst: The Planets; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem / Rattle

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2003-06-10

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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C'est ça la Vie, c'est ça l'Amour - Susan Graham
C'est ça la Vie, c'est ça l'Amour - Susan Graham

1 CD / Erato / 2002-04-02

Works: Moisés Simóns: Toi c'est moi, operetta; André Messager: L' Amour masqué, operetta; Fortunio, operetta; Coups de roulis, operetta; Passionément, operetta; Les P'tites Michu, o...
Performers: Graham, Susan
Conductors: Abel, Yves
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"If there were a 'Gramophone' Award for the most delicious record issued in 2002, then this would surely by it: Susan Graham in irresistibly ooh-la-la...continue...
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Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 27 - Saint-Saëns / Oramo, Hough
Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 27 - Saint-Saëns / Oramo, Hough

2 CD / Hyperion / 2001-10-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 17; Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 29; Wedding Cake for Piano and String Or...
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"...Few non-French pianists have managed to make the whole range of Saint-Saens's works their own. Where Hough succeeds is in both the depth of expression...continue...

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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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