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Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin
Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-03-26

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony no 1; Partita, for violin, orchestra & obbligato piano (arranged from version for violin & piano); Chain 2, dialogue for violin & orchestra; Dance Preludes (5) for solo c...
Performers: Burley, Elizabeth; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Little, Tasmin [Violin]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The fifth and final volume of this Lutoslawski set is the perfect cap to a series that has been called "as polished as it is...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 / Sir Adrian Boult (1975)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 / Sir Adrian Boult (1975)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned ensemble. This live 1975 Proms performance of...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (07/29/1972/08/08/1975)....continue...
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Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano
Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-02-26

Works: Alexander Goehr: When Adam Fell, for orchestra, Op. 89; Pastorals, for orchestra, Op. 19; Marching to Carcassonne, for piano & orchestra, Op. 74
Performers: Serkin, Peter [Piano]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

A unique programme of music by Alexander Goehr unavailable elsewhere on record. The composer's close association with conductor Oliver Knussen and pianist Peter Serkin give...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 [Piano]
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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Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth
Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Oliver Knussen: Choral, for band; Autumnal, for violin & piano (Triptych, Part 1); Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25; Secret Psalm, for violin; Prayer Bell Sketch, for piano, Op.29; Concert...
Performers: Booth, Claire; Josefowicz, Leila; Knussen, Oliver; Watkins, Huw; Wigglesworth, Ryan; Wood, Alexandra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Technophonia brings together cutting edge music interfaces used by Drake Music Scotland, the nation's leading arts organization providing music-making opportunities for people with disabilities. Olive...continue...
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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Symphony No. 2; Grave; Cello Concerto; Mala Suite / Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Paul Watkins, cello
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Symphony No. 2; Grave; Cello Concerto; Mala Suite / Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Paul Watkins, cello

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-11-13

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Little Suite, for chamber orchestra (later arr. for full orchestra); Concerto for Cello; Metamorphoses; Symphony no 2
Performers: Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the fourth volume in Chandos' series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski. Described by Gramophone as a 'veritable dream...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (12/05/2011-12/06/2011)....continue...
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Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Christopher Adey, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Shura Cherkassky, piano
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Christopher Adey, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Shura Cherkassky, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11; Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Adey, Christopher; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Shura Cherkassky enjoyed a long career of over 70 years, rising to the forefront of internationally acclaimed concert pianists. His phenomenal virtuosity, color, range, and...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (08/30/1983); Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Glasgow, Scotland (08/30/1983); Royal Albert Hall, London (12/03/1981); Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Glasg...continue...
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Lowell Liebermann: Revelry / Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lowell Liebermann: Revelry / Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-11-13

Works: Lowell Liebermann: Concerto for Orchestra; Variations on a theme by Mozart for 2 pianos, Op. 42; Nocturne, for orchestra; Revelry, for orchestra
Conductors: Llewellyn, Grant
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

It is a mistake to generalize about the music of a composer with an oeuvre as broad as Lowell Liebermann's - and not only because...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 (unpublished); Gerald Finzi: Concerto for clarinet & string orchestra in C minor, Op. 31; Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for Clarinet no ...
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...
Recording information: Barbican Center, London (05/2011)....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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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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Beecham conducts - Berlioz: Corsaire Overture; Grieg: Old Norwegian Romance; D'indy: Enchanted Forest; Saint-Saëns: Sym. 3
Beecham conducts - Berlioz: Corsaire Overture; Grieg: Old Norwegian Romance; D'indy: Enchanted Forest; Saint-Saëns: Sym. 3

1 CD / SOMM / 2012-08-14

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Edvard Grieg: Old Norwegian Romance with Variations for 2 Pianos, Op. 51; Vincent d'Indy: La forêt enchantée, symphonic legend after Uhland for...
Performers: Gamley, Douglas; McCall, Tom; Vaughan, Denis
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This long-awaited live performance, from the Royal Festival Hall in October 1954, joins SOMM's growing collection of unforgettable performances by a conductor who genuinely loved...continue...
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Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox
Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra; A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song, for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Rodgers, Joan
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This re-release of Herbert Howells' Hymnus Paradisi and A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song forms part of the new Hickox Legacy series commemorating the life and...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/02/1998-11/04/1998); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/07/1998)....continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time / John Harle, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis
Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time / John Harle, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis

1 CD / Decca / 2012-07-31

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Triumph of Time, for orchestra; Earth Dances, for orchestra; Panic, for saxophone, drum kit & orchestra
Performers: Clarvis, Paul; Harle, John
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Birtwistle's 30-minute orchestral processional is one of the works that established his international reputation in the early 1970s.

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Grieg: Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto / Stephen Kovacevich, piano; Colin Davis; Herbert Blomstedt
Grieg: Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto / Stephen Kovacevich, piano; Colin Davis; Herbert Blomstedt

1 CD / Decca / 2012-07-24

Works: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55; Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Performers: Kovacevich, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Blomstedt, Herbert; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Grieg's music, while based on the German tradition, magically captures the spirit and grandeur of his native Norway. Peer Gynt includes two perennial favorites, "Morning...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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Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth
Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic, for orchestra; The Deluge, cantata for 2 voices & orchestra, Op. 7; Little Symphony, Op. 15
Performers: Booth, Claire
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Schoenberg Ensemble

To celebrate Alexander Goehr's 80th birthday this year, BBC Radio 3 commissioned a new orchestral work which was premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on...continue...
Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (01/31/2010); Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (01/31/2010); Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale, London, England (01/31/2010); CBSO Centre, Birmingham (04/22/2...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Elgar: Symphony No. 1 / Sir Adrian Boult
Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Elgar: Symphony No. 1 / Sir Adrian Boult

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed British conductor Sir Adrian Boult's friendship with Sir Edward Elgar ensured that all his interpretations of the composer's works were without question authoritative, achieving...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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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Louis Lortie, Gardner/BBC SO
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Louis Lortie, Gardner/BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-01-31

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations, for orchestra; Concerto for Piano "For Krystian Zimerman"; Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos; Symphony no 4
Performers: Lortie, Louis [Piano]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the third volume in the Chandos series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski. It brings together his first surviving...continue...
Recording information: Walthamstow Assembly Hall (06/29/2011-06/30/2011)....continue...

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin; Liszt; Schumann et al.  / Julius Katchen, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin; Liszt; Schumann et al. / Julius Katchen, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47; Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto...
Performers: Amis, John; Katchen, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

American pianist Katchen (1926 - 69) was a child prodigy. At 11, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. His technique was 'gold plated'...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Gunter Wand at the BBC Proms [DVD]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Gunter Wand at the BBC Proms [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Conductors: Wand, Günter
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Described as his personal 'Symphony of Fate', Wand's great affinity for Bruckner's 5th Symphony was noted by the composer Zimmermann. His first recording of the...continue...
Run Time: 79 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French
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Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built / A Talisman / Doubles, Tim Mirfin, bass
Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built / A Talisman / Doubles, Tim Mirfin, bass

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built, for orchestra; A Talisman, for voice, trumpet & orchestra; Doubles, for orchestra
Performers: Holland, Jonathan; Mirfin, Timothy
Conductors: Davis, Andrew; Brabbins, Martyn; Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The bold and dazzlingly inventive The House That Jack Built was inspired by the games and jeers of the playground. It is coupled with the...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 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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Beecham Collection - Wagner / Beecham, Flagstad, et al
Beecham Collection - Wagner / Beecham, Flagstad, et al

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Wesendonck Lieder; Tristan und Isolde; Spoken Word: Kirsten Flagstad
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Those who had the privilege of hearing Beecham conduct or witness Flagstad's renowned stage appearances never forgot those performances. For today's audiences, these rare recordings...continue...
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Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn
Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); William Alwyn: Symphony no 3; Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) was nothing if not versatile in the extent of his repertoire over a very active conducting life. Mozart held a very...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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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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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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SOMM BEE900
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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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Mussorgsky: A Night on Bare Mountain / Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Mussorgsky: A Night on Bare Mountain / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Modest Mussorgsky: Sorochintsï Fair; Sergey Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges
Performers: Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors and now, for the first time issued on CD are his...continue...
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Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO
Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Silesian Triptych, for soprano & orchestra (collabration with Bryston); Lacrimosa (fragment of a requiem), for soprano, chorus & orchestra (or organ); Paroles tissées; Slee...
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Purves, Christopher; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Edward Gardner, presents Muzyka Polska Volume II, the second disc in their Polish Music series. Dedicated to...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (03/29/2011-03/31/2011)....continue...
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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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Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms / Glinka, Tchaikovsky [DVD]
Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms / Glinka, Tchaikovsky [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila; A Life for the Tsar; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Performed during his tenure as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony, the BBC Proms performances featured on this DVD represent Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the highest...continue...
Run Time: 64 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]
Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman); Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Sir Georg Solti achieved great success with the first complete recording of Das Rheigold in 1958, after which his reputation for recording Wagner increased steadily....continue...
Run Time: 96 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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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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Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly
Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-05-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Two Portrait...
Performers: Burley, Elizabeth; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Monks, Susan; Rysanov, Maxim
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The repertoire on this CD is written across a period of more than 45 years, beginning the year Britten entered the Royal College of Music...continue...
Recording information: Maida Vale Stodio No. 1, London, England (09/23/2010-09/25/2010)....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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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Chopin, Liszt / Loughran/BBC SO, Ohlsson [DVD]
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Chopin, Liszt / Loughran/BBC SO, Ohlsson [DVD]

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

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20; Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique...
Performers: Ohlsson, Garrick
Conductors: Loughran, James
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Garrick Ohlsson won the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, just four years before the recitalperformance of Chopin and Liszt featured on this DVD. Ohlsson has...continue...
Run Time: 78 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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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...
Run Time: 89 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings - Shura Cherkassky
The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings - Shura Cherkassky

2 CD / First Hand / 2009-08-11

Works: Ferruccio Busoni: Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24; Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle for piano in G minor, Op. 119/1; Franz Schubert: Impromptu no 4 i...
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Like many other artists, the great Russian pianist Shura Cherkassky fled from what became Soviet Russia and settled in the USA. A student of Josef...continue...
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Beethoven, Dvorák: Violin Concertos / Suk, Sargent
Beethoven, Dvorák: Violin Concertos / Suk, Sargent

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-06-02

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Performers: Suk, Josef
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Josef Suk is the great-grandson of Dvorak so it is fitting that his wonderfully idiomatic performance in stereo of the composer's concerto with Sir Malcolm...continue...
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BBC 42572
Koppel: Requiem Op 78, Oboe Concerto Op 82, Violin Concerto Op 83, etc / Segerstam, Krenz, et al
Koppel: Requiem Op 78, Oboe Concerto Op 82, Violin Concerto Op 83, etc / Segerstam, Krenz, et al

2 CD / Danacord / 2009-04-14

Works: Hermann D. Koppel: Requiem, Op. 78; Concertino for Strings no 1, Op. 32; Concertino for Strings no 2, Op. 66; Concerto for Oboe, Op. 82; Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings, Op. 83
Performers: Hammergaard, Jorgen; Vítek, Milan
Conductors: ; Krenz, Jan; Gardelli, Lamberto; Schwarz, Rudolf; Segerstam, Leif; Fandsen, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Danish National Radio Choir; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

This is the sixth volume in the series Danacord is devoting to the music and performances of Herman Koppel. These recordings date from 1968, 1958...continue...
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DCD 571
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Igor Stravinsky: Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra; Symphony in Three Movements; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Firebird
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The iconic Igor Stravinsky conducting his own works live was a major event and the 1958 gala event was no exception. 'Agon' and 'Apollon Musagete'...continue...
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BBC 42532
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 (Svetlïy pazdnik), for orchestra, Op. 36; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Sergey Prokofiev: Ode to the End of the ...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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BBC 42332
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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BBC 42312
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...
Run Time: 83 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM, DTS
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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