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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
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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...
Recording information: Town Hall, Birmingham (10/20/2013/10/21/2013)....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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John Foulds (1880-1939): Songs, concertos, orchestral works / Susan Bickley, mz; Daniel Hope, violin; Peter Donohoe, piano
John Foulds (1880-1939): Songs, concertos, orchestral works / Susan Bickley, mz; Daniel Hope, violin; Peter Donohoe, piano

2 CD / Apex / 2013-09-24

Works: John Foulds: Three Mantras from Avatara, for orchestra, Op. 61b; Lyra Celtica, concerto for voice & orchestra, Op. 50; Apotheosis (Elegy), for violin & orchestra (Music Poem no 4), Op. 18; Mirage, fo...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Donohoe, Peter; Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

These two recordings of Foulds were released in 2004 and 2006 to great critical acclaim. The Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo was Music Director of the...continue...
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (2004/2006)....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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Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes
Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-02-12

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole; Barbe-Bleue; La vie parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein; La belle Hélène
Performers: Rhodes, Jane
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Benzi, Roberto; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Bordeaux Aquitaine

No other composer depicted the typical French effervescence and easy-going Parisian lifestyle so accurately, coupled with biting satire of the powers-that-be, as Jacques Offenbach. This...continue...
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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 DVD / 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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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 DVD / 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: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 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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Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for
Debussy: Jeux; Images; Music for "King Lear" / Rattle CBSO

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-08-28

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Before Sir Simon Rattle took over the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he poured all his resources as the conjurer of Early Modern music...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, University of Warwick (02/1989)....continue...
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Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, piano
Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Lars Vogt, piano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-05-22

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

Recording information: Warwick, University, Butterworth Hall (04/22/1992-04/24/1992)....continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Lars Vogt, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Lars Vogt, piano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Performers: Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Britain's renowned Leeds International Piano Competition brought German pianist Lars Vogt his breakthrough - and the attention of conductor Simon Rattle. One of the fruits...continue...
Recording information: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre (10/03/1995-10/05/1995)....continue...
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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Finlandia; tone poems / Sakari Oramo
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Finlandia; tone poems / Sakari Oramo

4 CD / Erato / 2012-04-24

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Finlandia, Op. 26; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony no 5 in E flat major...
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Erato & Warner Classics proudly re-issues Sakari Oramo's critically acclaimed recordings of the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Tone Poems in a new 4-CD boxed set...continue...
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Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle
Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"; Symphony no 4, Op...
Conductors: Blomstedt, Herbert; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), the greatest composer to come out of Denmark, was an accomplished symphonist. He produced six very fine symphonies with which his name...continue...
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Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-10-11

Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Halé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Born in England in 1930, Handley was a great champion of British music. This set of 5 CDs showcases recordings of Handley conducting five of...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 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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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 no...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Hardenberger, Hakan [Trumpet]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Jansons, Mariss; Paavo, Järvi
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Norwegian Chamber 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 Conce...
Performers: Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Brain, Leonard; James, Cecil; Morris, Gareth; Pahud, Emmanuel; Van Dam, Jose [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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British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Pomp a...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Elms, Roderick; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Heinen, Ulrich; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Mitc...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Halsey, Simon;
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Scherzo à la russe; Apollon musagète, ba...
Performers: Ballard, Jeremy; Cole, Peter; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Donohoe, Elaine; Donohoe, Peter; Fryatt, John; Heinen, Ulrich; Johnston, Robert; King, Malcolm; Kok, Felix; Smith, Jennifer [Vocal...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle has always been dedicated to the works of Stravinsky. In 2007, he and his Berlin Philharmonic gave workshops and a performance of Stravinsky's...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: An American Overture; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14; Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; The Building of the House, overture for cho...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baborak, Radek; Ballard, Jeremy; Blatchly, Mark; Blau, Andreas; Bostridge, Ian; Cole, Peter; Donohoe, Peter; Fowke, Philip; Fuchs, Wenzel; Gomez, Jill; Hargan, Alison; Kasnowski, Micha...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

One of England's finest conductors conducting one of England's finest composers! Besides the three great song cycles ('Les Illuminations', 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings',...continue...
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20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al
20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Barcarola, for orchestra; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9, for chorus & orchestra; Auden Songs (3)
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowisz, Zof...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Tirimo, Sanderling, Levi, Rattle, et al
Brahms: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2, etc / Tirimo, Sanderling, Levi, Rattle, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Performers: Cameron, Alexander; Tirimo, Martino
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt; Levi, Yoel; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major
EMI 20th Century Classics - Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical", etc / Dutiot, Argerich, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20; Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10; Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19; Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22; Symphony no 1 in D ma...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Portal, Michel; Starker, Janos; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Maazel, Lorin; Kurtz, Efrem; Susskind, Walter; Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Erwartung, etc / Rattle, Tate, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38; Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16; Erwartung, Op. 17; Variatio...
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Erben, Valentin; Kakuska, Thomas
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber 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. 112, ...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter; Sitkovetsky, Dmitry
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 20th Century Classics - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Pétrouchka, etc / Rattle, et al
EMI 20th Century Classics - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Pétrouchka, etc / Rattle, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-22

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Apollon musagète...
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Two CD set of EMI Classics of Stravinsky with The Rite of Spring. Petrushka, The Firebird, Apollo. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle....continue...
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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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EMI American Classics - John Adams / Sir Simon Rattle, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham SO, et al
EMI American Classics - John Adams / Sir Simon Rattle, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham SO, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: John Adams: Grand Pianola Music; Shaker Loops; The Chairman Dances; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
Conductors: Wilson, Ransom; Warren-Green, Christopher; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Chamber Orchestra

Although John Adams' musical roots were in minimalism he has, like most other composers from that school, developed an orchestral and harmonic style that uses...continue...
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Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Songs (6) of a fairy-tale princess, Op. 31; Harnasie, Op. 55; Love Songs of Hafiz, songs (8) for tenor & orchestra, Op. 26, M28; Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37; Concerto for...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Burden, Andrew; Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Gierlach, Robert; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Karnéus, Katarina; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Milne, Li...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

This 4-CD set contains all the Szymanowski recordings that Sir Simon Rattle made for EMI classics, including some of the composer's best known works -...continue...
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Debussy: Images, etc;  Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al
Debussy: Images, etc; Ravel / Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Le roi Lear; Jeux; Images for Orchestra; Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer; La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), balle...
Performers: Ewing, Maria; Gavrilov, Andrei; Ousset, Cecile
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rattle is no more at home than when conducting masterpieces from the 20th-century repertoire, and in this set of 5 CDs he can be heard...continue...
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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).

Recording information: 08/26/2003-11/02/2005....continue...
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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

Rattle's Sibelius recordings are among the very best around and many of these performances have been singled out for individual critical praise, in many cases...continue...
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Gemini - Alban Berg - A Portrait / Rattle, Metzmacher, et al
Gemini - Alban Berg - A Portrait / Rattle, Metzmacher, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-04-24

Works: Alban Berg: Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6; Concerto for Violin; Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie"); Early Songs (7); Sonata for Piano, Op. 1; P...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bundgaard, Sine; Donohoe, Peter; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Vogt, Lars; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Metzmacher, Ingo; Gelmetti, Gianluigi; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Pintscher, Matthias
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Danish Radio Sinfonietta; Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra; Stuttgart Radio Symphony 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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Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony / Frémaux

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-03-20

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40; Carnival of the animals; Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 43; Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Samson et D...
Performers: Kok, Felix; Lucas, Brenda; Moroney, Anthony; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Robinson, Christopher [Choral Conductor]; Robinson, Hilary; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Frémaux, Louis; Prêtre, Georges
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Paris Opéra 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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Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, etc / Barenboim, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-11-21

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4; Pelleas und Melisande, symphonic poem, Op. 5; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9; Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Stri...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Barbirolli, John; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra
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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 DVD / 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.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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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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Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany, Symphony no 3 / Simon Rattle, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-10-03

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Stabat mater, Op. 53; Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
Performers: Connell, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Quivar, Florence [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Szmytka, Elzbieta
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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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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