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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Chronochromie / Dorati, de Peyer, Gruenberg, Pleeth, Béroff, et al
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Chronochromie / Dorati, de Peyer, Gruenberg, Pleeth, Béroff, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Chronochromie
Performers: Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Gruenberg, Erich; Pleeth, William
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Messiaen's mysterious and immensely powerful 'Quartet for the End of Time', recorded here with Gervase de Peyer giving a transcendent performance on clarinet. Paired with...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6;  Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6; Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al

25 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"; Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54; Johann Strauss II: Work(s); Vergnügungszug (Excursion Train), polka sch...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This CD contains the first Western performance of Shostakovich's vast Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917' given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh in 1962 with the...continue...
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BBC 42422
Classic Archive: Pierre Boulez /  Debussy, Schoenberg [DVD]
Classic Archive: Pierre Boulez / Debussy, Schoenberg [DVD]

4 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2008-09-30

Works: Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Jeux; Images for Orchestra; Arnold Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34; Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

On this DVD, home viewers encounter Pierre Boulez, one of the most intriguing musical personalities of our times. Boulez, born in 1925, is a leading...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

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

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

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

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

This stunning visualization accompanies a highly acclaimed performance of Gustav Holst's suite by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andrew Davis. In this...continue...
Run Time: 60 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: USA
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Craig Armstrong: Memory takes my hand, Immer, etc / BBC SO, et al
Craig Armstrong: Memory takes my hand, Immer, etc / BBC SO, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Craig Armstrong: Concerto for Violin no 1 ("Immer"); One Minute, 15 pieces for orchestra; Memory Takes My Hand, for voice, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Gould, Clio
Conductors: Walker, Garry
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Craig Armstrong is one of the world's most sought-after and respected composers and arrangers in the film and music industry. Starting off as house composer...continue...
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Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al
Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-08

Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Quincunx, for baritone, soprano & orchestra (after Sir Thomas Browne), Op. 44; And Suddenly it's Evening, for tenor & chamber ensemble, Op. 66; David Bedford: Music for Albion Moon...
Performers: Handt, Herbert; Manning, Jane; Nendick, Josephine; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Carewe, John
Ensemble: ; BBC 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, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

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

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

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

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

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

The French cellist Paul Tortelier was one of the truly great artists of the 20th Century. He collaborated with such eminent conductors as Sir Thomas...continue...
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BBC 42362
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Michael Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performers: Dekany, Bela; Goren, Eli; Vigay, Denis
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Berlin born Hans Schmidt-Issserstedt was steeped in the German tradition. He formed the NDR Orchestra (Northern German Radio) in Hamburg which he conducted for 26...continue...
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BBC 42352
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-05-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet; Suor Angelica; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; ...
Performers: Blasi, Angela Maria; Canonici, Luca; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cowan, Richard; Cura, Jose; d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hendricks, Barba...
Conductors: Barbacini, Maurizio; Conlon, James; Domingo, Placido; Sado, Yutaka; Nagano, Kent; Mehta, Zubin; López-Cobos, Jesús; Slatkin, Leonard; Szilvay, Géza; Szilvay, Csaba; Verrot, Pasca...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; Ph...
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Gerhard: Symphony no 4
Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York," Violin Concerto / Colin Davis, Yfrah Neaman, BBC SO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-05-13

Works: Roberto Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York"; Concerto for Violin & orchestra
Performers: Neaman, Yfrah
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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LYTA 274
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).

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Bach, Brahms, Mozart / Aubrey Brain, Adolf Busch, et al
Bach, Brahms, Mozart / Aubrey Brain, Adolf Busch, et al

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2008-02-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019; Johannes Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, O...
Performers: Brain, Aubrey; Busch, Adolf; Serkin, Rudolf
Conductors: Busch, Adolf; Boult, Adrian, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky, Scriabin: Piano Concertos / Nikolai Demidenko
Tchaikovsky, Scriabin: Piano Concertos / Nikolai Demidenko

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-12-11

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

'A major achievement' (Classic CD)

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

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

1 CD / Guild / 2007-12-01

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

The great-Russian born pianist Moiseiwitsch was predominantly a performer of Romantic works. This CD restores his 2nd recording of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2, made...continue...
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GUI 2326
Karolju - Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski, Rodrigo
Karolju - Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski, Rodrigo

1 CD / RCA Records / 2007-11-06

Works: Christopher Rouse: Karolju; Witold Lutoslawski: Polish Christmas Carols (20); Joaquín Rodrigo: Retablo de navidad, for soprano, bass, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Doyle, Julia; Stephany, Anna
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Chorus
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Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar, etc / Hickox, Padmore, et al
Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar, etc / Hickox, Padmore, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-11-06

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

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

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

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

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

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-11

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

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

2 CD / Telarc / 2007-07-24

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

"Nearly a century after its premiere it's time we wised up to the modernity of Paul Dukas' only opera... The three-act score, with its taut,...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Backhaus, et al
Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Backhaus, et al

2 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2007-07-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39; Ballades (4) for Piano, Op. 10; Variations (28) f...
Performers: Backhaus, Wilhelm
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Boult, Adrian, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sächsische Staatskapelle
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Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-04-24

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Dmitry Shostakovich: The Bolt, suite from the ballet, Op. 27a; Igor Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Rozhdestvensky is not only a superb ballet conductor -- his years at the Bolshoi in the 60s taught him to keep his tempos inviting and...continue...
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Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO
Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-03-20

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

"For me, the outstanding item is Ivor Gurney's War Elegy. Remembered for his haunting songs and poetry, and the tragic story of his mental health...continue...
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Matthew Taylor: String Quartet 3, Piano Trio / Brabbins, BBC
Matthew Taylor: String Quartet 3, Piano Trio / Brabbins, BBC

1 CD / Toccata Classics / 2007-03-13

Works: Matthew Taylor: Piano Trio, Op. 17; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 18; Conflict and Consolation, for brass, timpani & percussion, Op. 19
Conductors: ; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Lowbury Piano Trio

Matthew Taylor's music (b. 1964) seeks to give the symphonic tradition continued relevance in the modern age. These three works, composed consecutively between 1993 and...continue...
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Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet
Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30

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

The anthology represented here gives us a rare snapshot of Ernest Ansermet conducting classical composers - Haydn and Beethoven - as well as composers he...continue...
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BBC 42022
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-11-14

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 ("A Pastoral Symphony"); Symphony no 3
Performers: Chadwell, Tracey
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971) is perhaps the only notable composer who started a career as a dentist. Tiring of teeth, he turned to music but didn't...continue...
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Kirsten Flagstad Vol 3 - Live Performances 1948-1957
Kirsten Flagstad Vol 3 - Live Performances 1948-1957

3 CD / Simax / 2006-10-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; The Flying Dutchman; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung; Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Befreit, Op. 39 no 4; Allerseelen, O...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Svanholm, Set [Tenor Vocals]; Ursuleac, Viorica
Conductors: Kleiber, Erich; Merola, Gaetano; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Wallenstein, Alfred; Walter, Bruno; Jones, Geraint; Sebastian, Georges; Beecham, Thomas; Hye-Knudsen, Johan; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Orchestra; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Mermaid Orchestra; Metropol...
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SIM 1823
Toscannini - Unpublished HMV Recordings from 1935 and 1938
Toscannini - Unpublished HMV Recordings from 1935 and 1938

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide, Overture; Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Ancora - Bainbridge: Viola Concerto, etc / Trampler, et al
Ancora - Bainbridge: Viola Concerto, etc / Trampler, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-10-07

Works: Simon Bainbridge: Fantasia for Double Orchestra; Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Concertante in moto perpetuo for Oboe and Chamber Ensemble
Performers: Black, Nigel; Daniel, Nicholas; Edwards, Catherine; Farrall, Joy; Irvine, Robert; Kiernan, Patrick; Lukas, Kathryn; Shave, Jacqueline; Tarlton, Neil; Trampler, Walter; Wilkinson Khoroshunin, Katie
Conductors: Bainbridge, Simon; Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Composers Ensemble; London Sinfonietta

The central work on the disc is the composer's 'Viola Concerto,' commissioned by Walter Trampler who performs here with the London Sinfonietta under the distinguished...continue...
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NMC 126
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exciting live studio performance of Shostakovich Symphony No.1 from 1965 is a new addition to Kempe's discography and is also being released to coincide...continue...
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BBC 41882
Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein
Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Rubinstein

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
Performers: Rubinstein, Artur [Piano]
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra

The BBC Legends live Performance, in excellent sound, from a packed Royal Festival Hall in 1968, demonstrates that Rubinstein had lost none of his fire...continue...
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BBC 41872
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Edvard Grieg: Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34; Melodies (12), Op. 33; Fyremål (The Goal), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/12; Romances (6), Op. 39; Songs (5), O...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Almost overnight, Kirsten Flagstad, was regarded as the supreme Wagnerian soprano of her generation. In 1936-37, she sang with Beecham, Fritz Reiner and Wilhelm Furtwangler...continue...
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BBC 41902
Shostakovich: Complete Cello Works / Wallfisch
Shostakovich: Complete Cello Works / Wallfisch

2 CD / Nimbus Records / 2006-08-08

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147;...
Performers: Brown, Timothy; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]; York, John
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This double album, containing over two hours of music, is the only integral edition of Shostakovich cello works available, and is being issued in commemoration...continue...
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BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Jubel Overture, J 245/Op. 59; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emmanuel Chabrier: Work(s)
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"The opening of the little known Weber overture may contain the seeds of Wagner's overture to 'Die Meistersinger,' the ending is a stirring take on...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Goodall, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Goodall, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"... Movements start or progress in unassuming fashions, but actually a carefully paced drama is being unfolded and suddenly you find yourself riveted." -Chakwin, ARG...continue...
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Coates, Moeran: Violin Concertos / Boult, Groves, et al
Coates, Moeran: Violin Concertos / Boult, Groves, et al

1 CD / Divine Art / 2006-06-01

Works: Spoken Word: Opening Announcement; Douglas Coates: Concerto for Violin in D major; E.J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin & orchestra
Performers: Campoli, Alfredo; Sauer, Colin
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Somewhere out there, a listener with good recording equipments captured this performance of neo-Romantic British composer, Douglas Coates. The re-mastering of this disc can be...continue...
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DVT 27806
Schumann, Beethoven, Bach: Piano Concertos / Hess
Schumann, Beethoven, Bach: Piano Concertos / Hess

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in G major, BWV 916
Performers: Hess, Myra
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Dame Myra Hess was a pianist with a commanding yet unobtrusive technique who specialized in Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. She made her debut...continue...
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BBC 41782
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon
Delius, Mozart, Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Curzon

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02

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

"The piece de resistance here is the Delius Concerto. Nowadays, Curzon is primarily associated with the core repertoire - Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms -...continue...
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Shostakovich: Violin Concertos no 1 and 2, etc / Hope, et al
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos no 1 and 2, etc / Hope, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-02-28

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77; Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129; The Gadfly Suite
Performers: Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: Shostakovich, Maxim
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"As with his disc of Berg and Britten concertos, Daniel Hope here delivers penetrating and intense performances. In the First Concerto he draws the listener...continue...
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Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges
Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges

1 CD / Bridge / 2005-12-01

Works: Elliott Carter: Dialogues; Boston Concerto, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; ASKO Concerto
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Sherry, Fred [Cello]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

This highly-anticipated recording, a Bridge co-production with the BBC, presents first recordings of four major Elliott Carter compositions, all composed within the past six years....continue...
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Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO
Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

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

The first of Karlowiczs six symphonic poems, Returning Waves, established the melancholy tone characteristic of much of his mature work. It consists of an introduction...continue...
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CHA 10298
Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol 1 / Noseda, BBC PO
Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol 1 / Noseda, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: Franz Liszt: Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, symphonic poem for orchestra ("Bergsymphonie;" 4 versions), S. 95 (; Tasso - Lamento e trionfo, S 96; Les préludes, S 97; Orpheus, S 98
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Volume 1 of Liszt's complete symphonic poems augurs well for the releases. Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic remind you at every...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Nowakowski, Marian
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"At the very outset, one is struck by the great force and clarity with which the BBC microphones capture the four soloists... Indeed the orchestra...continue...
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Haydn: Symphonies no 88 & 99;  Beethoven / Davis, et al
Haydn: Symphonies no 88 & 99; Beethoven / Davis, et al

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-21

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88; Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

"The virtues of Colin Davis' Concertgebouw Haydn recordings are well known: judicious tempos, excellent playing (particularly from the wind soloists), and stylish phrasing even in...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 5; Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 / Davis
Beethoven: Symphony no 5; Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 / Davis

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos no 2 & 4 / Kovacevich, Davis
Beethoven: Piano Concertos no 2 & 4 / Kovacevich, Davis

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
Performers: Kovacevich, Stephen
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Super Audio CD Sampler - RQR
Super Audio CD Sampler - RQR

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-01

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pathétique Symphony, Op. 74; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K. 412/514...
Performers: Chorzempa, Daniel [Organ]; Civil, Alan; Gazzelloni, Severino; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Haas, Werner [Piano]; Kovacevich, Stephen [Piano]; Pieterson, George
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji; Davis, Colin; Marriner, Sir Neville; Schroder, Jaap; ; Inbal, Eliahu; Varviso, Silvio; Evetz, Eugen; Krips, Josef; De Waart, Edo
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Concerto Amsterdam; Dresden State Opera Orchestra; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; I Musici; Orchestre de P...
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Bruno Walter conducts Mozart & Strauss
Bruno Walter conducts Mozart & Strauss

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2005-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543; Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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