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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

BBC Music Magazine, June 2014
[Nelsons] knows he can ask anything of his players...Nelsons attacks when necessary with full-throttle precipitation...the shadowlands are even more sustained, ...continue...
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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 / Warner Classics / 2012-09-11

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

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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; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
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...
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Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle
Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle

5 CD / Warner 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
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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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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al

1 CD / Warner 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/...
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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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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Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / Warner 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 [Guitar]; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Voc...
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); Ste...continue...
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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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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 Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever!
The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever!

2 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-03-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166); Con...
Performers: Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Brymer, Jack [Clarinet]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Collard, Jeanine; du Pré, Jacqueline [Cello]; Ellis, Osian [Harp]; Ferrier, Kathleen [Contralto Vo...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Frémaux, Louis; Thompson, Bryden; Lombard, Alain; Kurtz, Efrem; Kaspszyk, Jacek; Karajan, Herbert v.; Lysy, Alberto; Boult, Adrian; Rattle, Simon, Sir;...
Ensemble: ; Camerata Lysy Gstaad; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Personnel: Jocelyn Pook (vocals, violin, viola, keyboards); Kathleen Ferrier , Melanie Pappenheim (vocals); Montserrat Caballé , Zofia Kilanowicz, Mady Mesplé (soprano); Jeannine Collard, Da...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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