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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; March Slave / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; March Slave / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO

1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-06-09

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Marche slave, Op. 31; Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

When considering Tchaikovsky's symphonic output, the large-scaled Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 (1885), composed between the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, is too often been overlooked. The...continue...
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Szymanowski: King Roger, opera; Symphony No. 4 / Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; City of Birmingham SO, Chorus & Youth Chorus; Rattle
Szymanowski: King Roger, opera; Symphony No. 4 / Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; City of Birmingham SO, Chorus & Youth Chorus; Rattle

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-01-13

Conductors: Rattle, Sir Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

Simon Rattle's luminous reading of Szymanowski's philosophical opera King Roger won a Gramophone Award for opera on its first release in 2000. 'A vibrantly dramatic...continue...
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Sibelius: Complete Symphonies / City of Birmingham SO; Rattle
Sibelius: Complete Symphonies / City of Birmingham SO; Rattle

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-01-13

Conductors: Rattle, Sir Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The legendary partnership between Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra bears fruit in this definitive collection of the complete symphonies of Jean...continue...
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Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 2 - Ruy Blas; Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / City of Birmingham SO; Gardner
Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 2 - Ruy Blas; Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / City of Birmingham SO; Gardner

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-09-30

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95; Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

'Mendelssohn in Birmingham' is Edward Gardner's ongoing series with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra devoted to the symphonies of Mendelssohn. The first volume, opulently...continue...
Recording information: Town Hall, Birmingham (02/16/2014); Town Hall, Birmingham (10/25/2013/10/26/2013)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel / Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham SO

1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-05-27

Works: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan, Op. 20; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine, June 2014
[Nelsons] knows he can ask anything of his players...Nelsons attacks when necessary with full-throttle precipitation...the shadowlands are even more sustained, ...continue...
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Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 1 - The Hebrides, Op. 26; Symphonies nos 4 'Italian' and 5 'Reformation' / Gardner
Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 1 - The Hebrides, Op. 26; Symphonies nos 4 'Italian' and 5 'Reformation' / Gardner

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-02-25

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"; Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The start of a recording project marking Felix Mendelssohn's special relationship with the city. Recorded at Birmingham Town Hall, where Mendelssohn conducted many times. This...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. (live, Coventry Cathedral, May 1962)
Britten: War Requiem / Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. (live, Coventry Cathedral, May 1962)

1 CD / Testament / 2013-12-10

Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble

Testament presents what will undoubtedly be hailed as one of the most important releases of the Britten centenary - the première performance of the War...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major "Leningrad" / Andris Nelsons

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-02-26

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

A new chapter in this exciting performance history of the symphony has now been written by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its music...continue...
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (11/10/2011-11/12/2011)....continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [DVD]
Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2012-10-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Padmore, Mark; Wall, Erin
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

2012 brings the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten's War Requiem, one of the most powerful pacifi st statements in music. The anniversary performance...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
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Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
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Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [Blu-Ray]
Britten: War Requiem / Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. City Of Birmingham SO - Andris Nelsons [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2012-10-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Padmore, Mark; Wall, Erin
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

2012 brings the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten's War Requiem, one of the most powerful pacifi st statements in music. The anniversary performance...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS-HD 5.1,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand" / Simon Rattle

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-09-11

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

Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (06/2004)....continue...
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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance; Overtures / Sir Malcolm Sargent
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance; Overtures / Sir Malcolm Sargent

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes
Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Études-Tableaux, Op. 33; Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17; Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz ...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Hardenberger, Håkan [Trumpet]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Andsnes, Leif O.; Jansons, Mariss; Järvi, Paavo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
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Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung
Very Best of Kyung-Wha Chung

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Autumn (The Four Seasons); Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat, Op. 97 "Archduke"; Concerto...
Performers: Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Frankl, Peter; Golan, Itamar [Piano]; Wolinsky, Robert
Conductors: Chung, Kyung-Wha; ; Tennstedt, Klaus; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Chung Trio; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; St Luke's Chamber Ensemble; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano
20th Century Classics: Ibert / Emmanuel Pahud; José van Dam; Louis Frémaux; Kent Nagano

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: Jacques Ibert: Divertissement, for chamber orchestra; Pièces brèves (3), for wind quintet; Escales (Ports of Call), suite for orchestra; Symphonie marine, for orchestra; Circus; Flute C...
Performers: Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Brain, Leonard; James, Cecil; Morris, Gareth; Pahud, Emmanuel; Van Dam, José [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Waters, Stephen
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Stokowski, Leopold; Irving, Robert; Zinman, David; Martinon, Jean; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Orchestre National de l'ORTF; Sinfonia of London; Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
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20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello
20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Cello; The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Previn, Andre; Berglund, Paavo; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Bartók: Violin Concerti, Piano Concerti / Donohoe, Sitkovetsky, Rattle, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83; Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95; Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119; Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 1...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter; Sitkovetsky, Dmitry [Violin/Conductor]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...
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Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle
Sibelius: Symphonies no 1-7, etc / Simon Rattle

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony...
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1-4 / Nikolai Lugansky
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1-4 / Nikolai Lugansky

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-03-20

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40...
Performers: Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]
Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2006-11-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Let's Make an Opera
Performers: Ceredig, Huw; Flowers, Kate; Graham-Hall, John; Milne, Lisa; Palmer, Felicity; Richardson, Stephen
Conductors: Halsey, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Coull String Quartet

His 'Entertainment for Young People' written in 1949 and entitled 'Let's Make an Opera, Op. 45' is another example of his didactic approach to composition,...continue...
Run Time: 100 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Letterbox, Color
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J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen
J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-11-04

Works: Julian Anderson: Eden; Imagin'd Corners; American Choruses (4); Symphony; Book of Hours
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Oramo, Sakari; Halsey, Simon; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

"This, the magnificent follow-up to the recent Ondine Julian Anderson disc (9/06), contains the five works he wrote for Birmingham forces during his years as...continue...
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An Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
An Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-09-19

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Performers: Lill, John
Conductors: Weller, Walter
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

This CD couples Beethoven's most famous symphony and most famous piano concerto - with the striking Prometheus Overture as a bonus. John Lill famous for...continue...
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Bartók: Violin Concerto no 2, Sonatas, etc / Laurent Korcia
Bartók: Violin Concerto no 2, Sonatas, etc / Laurent Korcia

2 CD / Naïve / 2006-03-21

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117; Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111; Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
Performers: Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam; Korcia, Laurent; Portal, Michel
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"... he [Korcia] has matured into a formidable musician by evidence of the two works here... He has carefully shaped and polished each phrase for...continue...
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Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]
Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2006-01-17

Works: Luciano Berio: Laborintus II; Harrison Birtwistle: Ritual Fragment; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Drowned out; Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

In Threads Sir Simon Rattle presents an eclectic, and very personal selection of works by 20th Century composers including Berio, Henze, Kurtag, Gubaidulina and Birtwistle...continue...
Run Time: 50 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Henschel, Jane; Isokoski, Soile; Relyea, John; Remmert, Birgit; Villars, Jon; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Court, Shirley; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Written in a staggering burst of creative inspiration over eight weeks in 1906, the Eighth Symphony is considered to be Mahler's greatest triumph. In June...continue...
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Bear Essentials - Classics for Funerals
Bear Essentials - Classics for Funerals

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-02-22

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"; Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemel...
Performers: Austin, Michael [Organ]; Comberti, Micaela; Crabtree, Libby; Kenyon, Philip; Kirkby, Emma; Lortie, Louis [Piano]; Rodgers, Joan; Scott, Jonathan; Standage, Simon [Violin/Conductor]; Torchinsky, Yuri ...
Conductors: Bamert, Matthias; Hickox, Richard; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Standage, Simon; Järvi, Neeme; Parrott, Andrew; Guest, George; Christophers, Harry; Handley, Vernon; Hurst, Geor...
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Collegium Musicum 90; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus; R...
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Best Piano 100
Best Piano 100

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-02-15

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6; Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16; Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Béroff, Michel [Piano]; Barto, Tzimon [Piano]; Brunhoff, Thierry de; Bunin, Stanislav; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Collard, Jean-P...
Conductors: Zinman, David; Marshall, Wayne; Bernstein, Leonard; Thompson, Bryden; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Szell, George; Matacic, Lovro von; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Muti, Riccardo; Dutoit, Charles;
Ensemble: ; Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; Members of the Borodin ...

This superb collection features the top piano music of all time. 'Best Piano 100' caters to every mood and includes music from Grieg to Gershwin,...continue...
No musical instrument is quite as versatile as the piano, and this set presents 100 examples of its impressive range in classical music. Beethoven's Fur Elise, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Satie's Gym...continue...
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Elgar, Barber: Cello Concertos / Gastinel, Brown, Birmingham
Elgar, Barber: Cello Concertos / Gastinel, Brown, Birmingham

1 CD / Naïve / 2004-02-01

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
Performers: Gastinel, Anne
Conductors: Brown, Justin
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Both of these concertos carry an air of romanticism and nostalgia. This was Elgar's last orchestral masterpiece, written shortly after World War I destroyed the...continue...
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Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Voc...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene;...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Ste...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1 & 3 / Lugansky, et al
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos no 1 & 3 / Lugansky, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2003-11-04

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Performers: Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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WRNC 47941
Tüür: Exodus, etc / Järvi, Van Keulen, City of Birmingham
Tüür: Exodus, etc / Järvi, Van Keulen, City of Birmingham

1 CD / ECM Import / 2003-09-16

Works: Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Aditus, for orchestra; Exodus, for orchestra
Performers: van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]
Conductors: Järvi, Paavo
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"Listeners who enjoy rambunctious and provocative orchestral music will find much to admire here. Violinist Van Keulen and Jarvi's enthusiastic Birmingham band couldn't be better...continue...
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Singers to Remember - Isobel Baillie - The Unforgettable
Singers to Remember - Isobel Baillie - The Unforgettable

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2002-10-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Rodelinda; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Theodora; Joshua; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 68, "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt" BWV 68; Cantata no 201, ...
Performers: Baillie, Isobel; Draper, Charles; Ison, G.; Lockwood, Arthur; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Pini, Anthony
Conductors: Braithwaite, Warwick; Cameron, Basil; Heward, Leslie; Sargent, Malcolm; Prentice, Charles; Robinson, Stanford
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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DUT 9729
Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, Simon Rattle
Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, Simon Rattle

1 CD / EMI Distribution / 2002-07-02

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Performers: Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Cherubini: Overtures / Foster, City of Birmingham Symphony
Cherubini: Overtures / Foster, City of Birmingham Symphony

1 CD / Claves / 2002-02-01

Works: Luigi Cherubini: Ali-Baba, ou Les quarante voleurs, opera in 4 acts; Les Abencérages ou Létendard de Grenade, opera-ballet in 3 acts; Les Deux journées, ou Le porteur d'eau, oper...
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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CLV 9513
Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 27 - Saint-Saëns / Oramo, Hough
Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 27 - Saint-Saëns / Oramo, Hough

2 CD / Hyperion / 2001-10-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 17; Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 29; Wedding Cake for Piano and String Or...
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"...Few non-French pianists have managed to make the whole range of Saint-Saens's works their own. Where Hough succeeds is in both the depth of expression...continue...

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The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever!
The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever!

2 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-03-30

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

Personnel: Jocelyn Pook (vocals, violin, viola, keyboards); Kathleen Ferrier , Melanie Pappenheim (vocals); Montserrat Caballé , Zofia Kilanowicz, Mady Mesplé (soprano); Jeannine Collard, Da...continue...
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WRNC 44890
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 17 - Mendelssohn / Hough
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 17 - Mendelssohn / Hough

1 CD / Hyperion / 1997-08-01

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillant for piano and orchestra in B minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25; Rondo brillant, for piano & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 29; Concerto f...
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"...This program reminds us of a period when music was meant to be enjoyed, when laughter at concerts was not held as a crime and...continue...

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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 11 - Scharwenka / Hough
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 11 - Scharwenka / Hough

1 CD / Hyperion / 1995-09-01

Works: Franz Xaver Scharwenka: Concerto for piano & orchestra no 4 in F minor, Op. 82; Emil von Sauer: Concerto for piano & orhcestra, No 1 in E minor
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"Hough plays throughout with exhilarating momentum and dazzling technical address. I doubt whether any CD has so many double octave passages as this, but he...continue...
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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Rattle, City of Birmingham SO , Philharmonia Orch.
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta / Rattle, City of Birmingham SO , Philharmonia Orch.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 1993-11-01

Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 47504
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Symphony no 10 / Gibson, Weller
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Symphony no 10 / Gibson, Weller

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-01-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"; Symphony no 10 in E flat major (realized & completed by Barry Cooper)
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Weller, Walter
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
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