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British Symphonies - Works by Alwyn, Arnold, Bax, Bennett, Berkeley, Jouybert, Serle and more / Various artists [4 CDs]
British Symphonies - Works by Alwyn, Arnold, Bax, Bennett, Berkeley, Jouybert, Serle and more / Various artists [4 CDs]

4 CD / Lyrita / 2016-09-09

Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Sir Adrian; Fredman, Myer; Del Mar, Norman; Pritchard, Sir John; Berkeley, Sir Lennox; Alwyn, William
Ensemble: ; BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

For this monumental four-disc release, Lyrita has chosen the most influential and best loved symphonies by British composers, taken from previous Lyrita recordings. The best...continue...
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"British Cello Concertos" - Works by Gerald Finzi, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Charles Villiers Stanford; Ernest John Moeran / Raphael Wallfisch, cello

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2016-05-27

Works: Gerald Finzi: Concerto for cello & orchestra in A Minor, Op 40; Arnold Bax: Concerto for Cello; Arthur Bliss: Concerto for cello & orchestra, Op. 120, F. 107; Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsod...
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Thompson, Bryden; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

This two-album set features British cello concertos from Raphael Wallfisch's best late-1980s recordings. He has always worked closely with leading British composers of our time...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (02/06/1986); Christchurch Priory, Dorset (02/06/1986); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (02/06/1986); Ulster Hall, Belfast (02/06/1986); All Sai...continue...
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Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): The Complete Recordings - The Symphonies, Concertos, Overtures, Suites, Dances / Royal PO, Bournemouth SO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): The Complete Recordings - The Symphonies, Concertos, Overtures, Suites, Dances / Royal PO, Bournemouth SO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley

11 CD / Sony / RCA / 2016-05-27

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 1, Op. 22; Symphony no 5, Op. 74; A Grand, Grand Overture, for orchestra, Op. 57; Concerto for 2 pianos, 3 hands & orchestra, Op. 104; Carnival of Animals, for orchestra, ...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Daniel, Nicholas; Fletcher, Lyn; Golani, Rivka; Jones, Karen [Flute]; Lill, John; Markham, Richard; Nettle, David; Sillito, Kenneth; Watkins, Richard [Horn]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Stephenson, Mark; Howarth, Elgar; Arnold, Malcolm, Sir
Ensemble: ; BBC Concert Orchestra ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Grimethorpe Colliery Band; London Musici ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"One of the most prolific British composers of the 20th century, Sir Malcolm Arnold remains best known for his phenomenal success in film (including an...continue...
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Piano music - Works by Beethoven, Alexander Borodin, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann / Sergio Fiorentino, piano
Piano music - Works by Beethoven, Alexander Borodin, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann / Sergio Fiorentino, piano

10 CD / Piano Classics / 2016-04-29

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80; Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"; Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique...
Performers: Fiorentino, Sergio
Conductors: Vicars, Mervyn; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players Wind Ensemble

This is the 4th and last issue of the Piano Classics Fiorentino Edition, presenting the early recordings made between 1953 and 1966. Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998)...continue...
Recording information: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, England (01/04/1961); Greenwich Borough Hall, London, England (01/04/1961); Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey, England (01/04/1961); ...continue...
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Cyril Rootham (1875-1938): Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity / BBC Scottish SO; Vernon Handley et al.
Cyril Rootham (1875-1938): Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity / BBC Scottish SO; Vernon Handley et al.

2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-11-16

Works: Cyril Rootham: Symphony no 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity, for soloiosts, children's chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Scottish Philharmonic Singers; Trinity Boys Choir

It has been said that Cyril Rootham has done much for other contemporary composers; unfortunately, he has been deficient in peddling his own wares. This...continue...
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British Piano Concertos - works by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi, Foulds, Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran et al. / various artists
British Piano Concertos - works by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi, Foulds, Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran et al. / various artists

4 CD / Lyrita / 2014-09-01

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 126; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue in F major for piano & string orchestra, Op. 10; John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych, for piano & orchestra, Op...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Fowke, Philip; Katin, Peter; McCabe, John [Composer, Piano]; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Parkin, Eric; Shelley, Howard; Wallfisch, Peter; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]; Wilde, David; Williamson...
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Handley, Vernon; Herrmann, Bernard; Boult, Adrian; Wordsworth, Barry; Dommett, Leonard

Following the success of the Lyrita 50th Anniversary sets, the label is proud to present this new four-CD compilation box set collecting British piano concertos...continue...
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British String Concertos - works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Busch, Moeran, Rubbra, Gerhard, Fricker, Maconchy, Hoddinott et al. / various artists
British String Concertos - works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Busch, Moeran, Rubbra, Gerhard, Fricker, Maconchy, Hoddinott et al. / various artists

4 CD / Lyrita / 2014-09-01

Works: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 80; Gustav Holst: Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75; Double Concerto, for 2 violins & orchestra, Op. 49, H. 175; Lyric Movement, for viola & ch...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baillie, Alexander; de Saram, Rohan; Friend, Rodney [Violin]; Georgiadis, John [Conductor]; Gruenberg, Erich; Hurwitz, Emanuel; McAslan, Lorraine; Neaman, Yfrah; Parikian, Manoug; S...
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Atherton, David; Boult, Adrian; Holst, Imogen; Handley, Vernon; Davis, Colin; del Mar, Norman; Groves, Charles

Following the success of the Lyrita 50th Anniversary sets, the label is proud to present this new four-CD compilation box set collecting British string concertos...continue...
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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Introduction and Allegro / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Handley
Elgar: Violin Concerto; Introduction and Allegro / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Handley

1 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2013-02-26

Works: Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
Performers: Cameron, Alexander; Gilbert, Russell; Gunes, Rusen; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Manning, Peter
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs

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

Works: Eric Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon; Johann Strauss II: An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano...
Performers: Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocal]; Baillie, Alexander; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Boriskin, Michael; Botha, Johan; Chen, Evelyn; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Farrall, Joy; Garcia, Jose-L...
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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Elgar: Sea Pictures; Symphony No. 1
Elgar: Sea Pictures; Symphony No. 1

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2010-06-29

Works: Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

Recording information: Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London (02/23/1984)....continue...

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LPO 0046
First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias
First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias

1 CD / Lyrita / 2010-04-01

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

"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 / 2009-10-01

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...

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Lyrita Box Set (Box)
Lyrita Box Set (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2009-10-01

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
Best Cello 100 / Various
Best Cello 100 / Various

6 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2009-07-28

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Ce...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Braley, Frank; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Capucon, Gautier; Capucon, Renaud; Carrington, Simon; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Chang, Han-Na; Clein, Natalie; Co...
Conductors: Zukerman, Pinchas; Warren-Green, Christopher; Barbirolli, John; Brown, Iona; Linde, Hans-Martin; Kangas, Juha; Masur, Kurt; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Jansons, Mariss; Pesek, Libor; Davis, Andrew; Chun...
Ensemble: ; 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Chamber Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Gustav Mahl...
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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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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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Arnold: Symphony no 2, etc / Handley, Royal PO
Arnold: Symphony no 2, etc / Handley, Royal PO

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2008-10-30

Works: Malcolm Arnold: A Grand, Grand Overture, for orchestra, Op. 57; Concerto for 2 pianos, 3 hands & orchestra, Op. 104; Carnival of Animals, for orchestra, Op. 72; Symphony no 2, Op. 40
Performers: Markham, Richard; Nettle, David
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic 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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Arnold: Symphony no 7 & 8 / Handley, Royal PO
Arnold: Symphony no 7 & 8 / Handley, Royal PO

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2008-06-26

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 7, Op. 113; Symphony no 8, Op. 124
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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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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Banks, Morgan, Fricker: Violin Concertos / Neaman, Gruenberg, et al
Banks, Morgan, Fricker: Violin Concertos / Neaman, Gruenberg, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-02-01

Works: Peter Racine Fricker: Concerto for violin & small orchestra, Op. 11; David Morgan: Concerto for Violin; Don Banks: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Gruenberg, Erich; Neaman, Yfrah
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Premières & Encores - Pierson, Rawsthorne, etc
Premières & Encores - Pierson, Rawsthorne, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-11-01

Works: Henry Hugo Pierson: Macbeth, symphonic poem, Op.54; Alan Rawsthorne: Cortèges, fantasy overture for orchestra; David Morgan: Contrasts, for orchestra; Francis Chagrin: Helter Skelter, concert ov...
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry; Handley, Vernon; Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

In the 'Britain, Scandinavia and the Netherlands' edition of the 'Twentieth Century Composers' series, Humphrey Searle commented on Alan Rawsthorne: "I feel that his contribution...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 / 2007-11-01

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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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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The Best Classics... Ever!, Vol. 2
The Best Classics... Ever!, Vol. 2

4 CD / EMI Distribution / 2007-10-12

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel; Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 8 in G major, O...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Anderszewski, Piotr [Piano]; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Binelli, Daniel; Corelli, Franco; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Duchable, Francois-Rene [Piano]; Ellis, Osi...
Conductors: Celibidache, Sergiu; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Karajan, Herbert v.; Rezler, Arnold; Temirkanov, Yuri; Kaspszyk, Jacek; Jordan, Armin; Jansons, Mariss; Beecham, Thomas; Pesek, Libor; Ozawa, Seiji; Soltesz...
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Holst: The Planets, etc / Handley, Wordsworth, et al
Holst: The Planets, etc / Handley, Wordsworth, et al

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-10-09

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118; Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"After a sinister opening, Handley builds the Mars climax impressively, closing chords have malignant impact...Jupiter develops similar intensity...Saturn, well graduated melancholy climax...choral di...continue...
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Bantock: Orchestral Music [Box Set]
Bantock: Orchestral Music [Box Set]

6 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony, for string orchestra & 6 harps; The Witch of Atlas (Tone Poem for Orchestra, no 5); The Sea Reivers, Hebridean Sea Poem, no 2; Hebridean Symphony; Pagan Symphony...
Performers: Begley, Kim; Bickley, Susan; Jowitt, Roy; Lloyd Webber, Julian
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

"The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs magnificently from beginning to end, coupling elegance, eloquence, passion, and power with Hyperion's fastidious sound in a way that compels...continue...
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Busch: Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto / Wallfisch
Busch: Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto / Wallfisch

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-10-01

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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Pure Classical
Pure Classical

3 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2007-09-24

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031; Orchestral Suite no 3 ...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barley, Peter; Bean, Hugh; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Brownridge, Angela; Chilcott, Bob; Collard, Jeanine; Debost, Michel; du Pre, Jacqueli...
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Willcocks, David; Lysy, Alberto; Barbirolli, John; Cluytens, André; Muti, Riccardo; Cleobury, Stephen; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Marriner, Sir Neville; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian;...
Ensemble: ; Schola des Peres du Saint-Esprit du Grand Scolasti; Soloists of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloi
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The Essential Delius
The Essential Delius

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-09-11

Works: Frederick Delius: Florida Suite; North Country Sketches, for orchestra, RT vi/20; Air & Dance, for string orchestra, RT vi/21; Pieces (2) for small orchestra, RT vi/19; A Song Before Sunrise; Aquarel...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

A comprehensive and richly varied Delius program has been put together for this new two-CD collection. Vernon Handley's splendid Ulster performance of the comparatively rarely...continue...
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Joubert: Symphony no 1 / Handley, London PO
Joubert: Symphony no 1 / Handley, London PO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-07-01

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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Arnold: Symphony No.9/Concertino For Oboe And Strings/Fantasy For Oboe
Arnold: Symphony No.9/Concertino For Oboe And Strings/Fantasy For Oboe

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2007-06-19

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Concertino for oboe & strings, Op. 28a (arr. Roger Steptoe); Fantasy for oboe, Op. 90; Symphony no 9, Op. 128
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

"...By the time we reach the Ninth Symphony, grand rhetorical gesture has been replaced by a painfully stark minimalism with the composer's habitual use of...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 6, Orchestral Works / Handley, et al
Bax: Symphony no 6, Orchestral Works / Handley, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-06-01

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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Bantock, Holbrook, Rootham / Handley, Braithwaite, et al
Bantock, Holbrook, Rootham / Handley, Braithwaite, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-05-01

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
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 / 2007-05-01

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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Arnold: Symphony no 1 & 5 / Handley, Royal PO
Arnold: Symphony no 1 & 5 / Handley, Royal PO

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2007-04-27

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 1, Op. 22; Symphony no 5, Op. 74
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Let me begin by saying that this new Handley coupling of Nos. 1 and 5 are second to none--except for the composer's own versions, which...continue...
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Elgar: Symphonies no 1 & 2, etc / London PO, et al
Elgar: Symphonies no 1 & 2, etc / London PO, et al

5 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2007-04-24

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Enigma Variations; Concerto for Cello; Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2; Elegy for Strings, Op. 58; Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Froi...
Performers: Bell, David [Organ]; Cameron, Alexander; Chambers, John; Friend, Rodney [Violin]; Willison, John
Conductors: Solti, Georg; Mackerras, Charles; Boult, Adrian; Elgar, Edward, Sir; Ronald, Landon; Handley, Vernon

"Most of the recordings have been issued before, but a handful -- Baker's Sea Pictures and Mackerras' Imperial March -- have rarely if ever been...continue...
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Finzi: Dies natalis
Finzi: Dies natalis

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2007-04-05

Works: Gerald Finzi: Dies Natalis, cantata for soprano (or tenor) & string orchestra, Op. 8; When I set out for Lyonnesse, for baritone & small orchestra; Interlude for oboe & string quartet, Op. 21; Farewe...
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Evans, Rebecca; George, Michael [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

"Here is a generous offering, surrounding a lesser-known instrumental masterpiece, of some of Finzi's finest vocal music, all in meticulously tasteful and sympathetic performances. Gerald...continue...
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Maconchy: Proud Thames, Music for Strings / Parikian
Maconchy: Proud Thames, Music for Strings / Parikian

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-04-01

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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Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

1 CD / Conifer Classics / 2007-03-26

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 3, Op. 63; Symphony no 4, Op. 71
Conductors: Handley, Vernon

"...These works, in a sense, represent both sides of Arnold's creative coin. They are an ideal introduction to his music. Although 3 contains unexpected forms,...continue...
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Finzi: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto/Ma, Denman, Handley
Finzi: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto/Ma, Denman, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-03-01

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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Moeran: Rhapsody no 2, Violin Concerto, etc / Boult, Handley
Moeran: Rhapsody no 2, Violin Concerto, etc / Boult, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-03-01

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
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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Finzi: Severn Rhapsody, Nocturne / Boult, Handley, Katin
Finzi: Severn Rhapsody, Nocturne / Boult, Handley, Katin

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-01

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
The Best Thunderous Classics
The Best Thunderous Classics

1 CD / Artemis / 2007-01-30

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Comissiona, Sergiu; Fistoulari, Anatole; Boult, Adrian; Golschmann, Vladimir; Simonov, Yuri; Mackerras, Charles; Mata, Eduardo
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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Hadley: Symphonic Ballad;  Finzi / Handley, Allen
Hadley: Symphonic Ballad; Finzi / Handley, Allen

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-01

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 / 2006-10-01

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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Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley
Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-10-01

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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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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