2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...
The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
1 CD / Lyrita / 2009-10-13Works: Alun Hoddinott: Welsh Dances (4), Op. 15; Jack Straw Overture, Op. 35; Concerto Grosso no 2, Op. 46; Investiture Dances, for orchestra, Op. 66; Welsh Dances, Set 2, Op. 64; William Mathias: Celtic Da...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Davison, Arthur; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; National Youth Orchestra of Wales; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"This is not Hoddinott the dour and dissonant; this is Hoddinott the dance celebrant, whether in virile Chaucerian exuberance or in liquid poetry... Mathias was...continue...
1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-09-04Works: Daniel Jones: Symphony no 4 "In Memory of Dylan Thomas"; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 8
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Legendary performances on CD for the first time! Daniel Jones (1912-1993) was one of Wales's leading composers in the post-1945 era, and one of the...continue...
1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13Works: Grace Williams: Ballads for orchestra; Fairest of Stars, for soprano & orchestra; Symphony no 2
Performers: Price, Janet
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Groves, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; London Symphony Orchestra
Grace Williams (1906-1977) may be considered one of the finest women composers of the twentieth century, but her work has been cruelly neglected. "The orchestral...continue...
1 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-11-01Works: William Mathias: Symphony no 1, Op. 31; Symphony no 2, Op. 90 "Summer Music"
Conductors: Mathias, William
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony
1 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-11-01Works: Alun Hoddinott: Passagio, Op. 94; Heaventree of stars, Op. 102; Doubles, Op. 106; Star children, Op. 135
Performers: Armstrong, Rosalie; Cowley, David; Kun, Hu
Conductors: Otaka, Tadaaki
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony
1 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-10-03Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'; Charles Ives: Contemplations (2); Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 24 in D major, H 1 no 24; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: ...
Performers: Bochmann, Michael; Douglas, Audrey; Lynn, Susan; Waddington, Thomas
Conductors: Boughton, William; Swierczewski, Michel; Fischer, Adam; Otaka, Tadaaki
Ensemble: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra; BBC Welsh Symphony; English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra; Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon