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The Classical Piano Concerto Vol. 1: Jan Ladislav Dussek: Piano Concertos Opl. 1/3, Op. 29; Op. 70 / Howard Shelley, piano
The Classical Piano Concerto Vol. 1: Jan Ladislav Dussek: Piano Concertos Opl. 1/3, Op. 29; Op. 70 / Howard Shelley, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-08-12

Works: Jan Ladislav Dussek: Concerto for Piano in G major, Op. 1/3 (C. 4); Concerto for Piano in C major, Op. 29 (C. 125); Concerto for Piano in E flat major, Op. 70 (C. 238)
Performers: Shelley, Howard
Conductors: Shelley, Howard
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

Hyperion's new Classical Piano Concerto series focuses on the lesser-known concertos from the dawn of the genre. This series aims to be the first in-depth...continue...
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Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950): In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies; Overture for a Masque / Benjamin Frith, piano. Falletta
Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950): In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies; Overture for a Masque / Benjamin Frith, piano. Falletta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-01-28

Works: E.J. Moeran: Overture for a Masque; In the Mountain Country, symphonic impression for orchestra; Rhapsody for orchestra no 1 in F major; Rhapsody for orchestra no 2 in E major; Rhapsody for piano & o...
Performers: Frith, Benjamin [Piano]
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

  • Composer, devoted folklorist and song collector E. J. Moeran's musical maturity came late in life. His three rhapsodies are lively and inventive masterly miniatures.
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John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 1; The Tempest; As You Like It, overture / Ulster Orch., Falletta
John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 1; The Tempest; As You Like It, overture / Ulster Orch., Falletta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-09-24

Works: John Knowles Paine: As You Like It, overture for orchestra, Op. 28; Shakespeare's Tempest, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 31; Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 23
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

John Knowles Paine was one of the 'Boston Six', a group of important American composers active in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. His...continue...
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Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast; Theatre of Tango; Crossing the Bridge et al. / Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone; Madeleine Easton, violin; Kathryn Thomas, flute; Andrew Hobday, narrator
Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast; Theatre of Tango; Crossing the Bridge et al. / Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone; Madeleine Easton, violin; Kathryn Thomas, flute; Andrew Hobday, narrator

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2012-09-12

Works: Cecilia McDowall: Great Hills, concertante for violin, 2 flutes & orchestra; Pavane, for orchestra; Theatre of Tango, for voice, violin & orchestra; Crossing the Bridge, for orchestra; Rain, Steam & ...
Performers: Easton, Madeleine; Kocsis, Tamas; Shaw, Joanna; Thomas, Kathryn; Williams, Jeremy Huw
Conductors: Vass, George
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

George Vass conducts the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, the Ulster Orchestra and Orchestra Nova in Dutton Epoch's fifth CD devoted entirely to the music...continue...
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Holst: Cotswolds Symphony; Walt Whitman Ov.; Indra; Japanese Suite; A Winter Idyll / JoAnn Falletta
Holst: Cotswolds Symphony; Walt Whitman Ov.; Indra; Japanese Suite; A Winter Idyll / JoAnn Falletta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Gustav Holst: Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42; Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47; A Winter Idyll, H 31; Japanese Suite, for orchestra, Op. 33, H. 126; Indra, Op. ...
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

Gustav Holst's youthful enthusiasm for Wagner is reflected in his ebullient Walt Whitman overture written in 1899. Shortly afterwards he composed the Cotswolds Symphony which...continue...
Recording information: Ulster Hall, Belfast (10/11/2011-10/12/2011)....continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra; Mathias: Piano Concertos / Mark Bebbington
Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra; Mathias: Piano Concertos / Mark Bebbington

1 CD / SOMM / 2012-02-14

Works: William Mathias: Concerto for Piano no 1; Concerto for Piano no 2; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia for piano and orchestra
Performers: Bebbington, Mark
Conductors: Vass, George
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

This is an extremely important album - not only does it contain three world premiere recordings, but the Vaughan Williams Fantasia has excited and intrigued...continue...
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Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra - Cantaloube, Faure, Guiroud, Lalo, Saint-Saens  / Philippe Graffin, violin / Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer
Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra - Cantaloube, Faure, Guiroud, Lalo, Saint-Saens / Philippe Graffin, violin / Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-03-08

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Concerto for Violin in D minor (fragment), Op. 14; Camille Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, for violin & orchestra in G major, Op. 62; Edouard Lalo: Fantaisie norveggienn...
Performers: Graffin, Philippe
Conductors: Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

This is a collection of absolute gems. The one-movement Concerto by Fauré is the only movement to have survived from an original three-movement violin concerto,...continue...
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Rejoice - A Vision of Christ through Music / Fasolis, Summerley, Pitts, Brown, et al
Rejoice - A Vision of Christ through Music / Fasolis, Summerley, Pitts, Brown, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-18

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe des morts a 4 voix et symphonie, H 10; Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Antony Pitts: Hark, my soul!; Anonymous: De ...
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Balconi, Roberto; Balducci, Antonella; Cecchetti, Mario; Fasolis, Diego; Faulner, Julia; Gilchrist, James; Gonda, Anna; Invernizzi, Roberta; Labusch, Dorothee; Rausch, Ulrich; Thomas, ...
Conductors: ; Fasolis, Diego; Niquet, Hervé; Halász, Michael; Pitts, Antony; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Summerly, Jeremy; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Edison, Noel; Brown, Timothy; Donath, Klaus; Yu...
Ensemble: Amici; Budapest Camerata; Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne; City of London Sinfonia; Clare College Choir; Cologne Cathedral Boys Choir; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Dresden Chamber Cho...
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The Essential Delius
The Essential Delius

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-09-11

Works: Frederick Delius: Florida Suite; North Country Sketches, for orchestra, RT vi/20; Air & Dance, for string orchestra, RT vi/21; Pieces (2) for small orchestra, RT vi/19; A Song Before Sunrise; Aquarel...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

A comprehensive and richly varied Delius program has been put together for this new two-CD collection. Vernon Handley's splendid Ulster performance of the comparatively rarely...continue...
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Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite, etc / Del Mar, Thomson
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite, etc / Del Mar, Thomson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-06-26

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth, Suite no 1, for orchestra, Op. 1a; The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b; Nursery Suite; Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

During the years 1907 and 1908, Elgar put together from music of his early youth - much of it written for a family to play...continue...
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Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra
Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra, H. 100; Arnold Bax: On the Sea-Shore, tone poem for orchestra (c...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Britten's Peter Grimes has been described as "the most successful of all modern English operas". The opera is distinguished by a series of Interludes, linking...continue...
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Tovey: Cello Concerto, Air, Elegiac Variations / Neary, Vass
Tovey: Cello Concerto, Air, Elegiac Variations / Neary, Vass

1 CD / Toccata / 2007-01-09

Works: Donald Francis Tovey: Concerto for cello & orchestra in C major, Op. 40; Air (Andante cantabile) for strings; Elegiac Variations, Op 25
Performers: Dowdeswell, Gretel; Neary, Alice
Conductors: Vass, George
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

After the runaway success of the first release of Tovey's 'Symphony in D' (TOC 33), this second CD brings three more works - one a...continue...
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An Introduction to Claude Debussy
An Introduction to Claude Debussy

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-09-19

Works: Claude Debussy: Children's Corner; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Petite suite for Piano 4 hands; La plus que lente; L'isle joyeuse; Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque); La mer
Performers: Bell, Derek; Fleming, Colin
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Debussy's most famous music on one CD, making it an ideal introduction to composer Yan Pascal Tortelier's French repertoire, of which this disc undoubtedly represents...continue...
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The Essential Dukas / Tortelier, Fingerhut, et al
The Essential Dukas / Tortelier, Fingerhut, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-05-23

Works: Paul Dukas: La Péri, fanfare to the ballet; La Péri, ballet; L'apprenti sorcier; Symphony in C major; Polyeucte; Sonata for Piano in E flat minor; Prélude élégiaque...
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

Paul Dukas is almost entirely known for his popular tone poem 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice.' This work is, of course, included in this release; however, these...continue...
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British Piano Concertos - Harty / Donohoe, Yuasa, et al
British Piano Concertos - Harty / Donohoe, Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-02-21

Works: Hamilton Harty: A Comedy Overture, for orchestra; Fantasy Scenes (from an Eastern Romance), for orchestra; Concerto for Piano in B minor
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Many of Sir Hamilton Harty's works, such as An Irish Symphony and With the Wild Geese, recorded on Naxos 8554732 are overtly Celtic in character,...continue...
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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 39 - Delius, Ireland
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 39 - Delius, Ireland

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-02-14

Works: Frederick Delius: Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4; John Ireland: Legend, for piano & orchestra (also 2 pianos); Concerto for Piano in E flat major
Performers: Lane, Piers
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

This is, for the first time, the original version of Delius's piano concerto. Two years after completing this work in 1904, Delius recast it, rejecting...continue...
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Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics
Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: William Walton: Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"; Façade, Suite no 2, for orchestra; Coronation March "Crown Imperial"; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Gustav H...
Performers: Davis, Michael [Violin]; Kirshbaum, Ralph
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Thompson, Bryden; Hickox, Richard; del Mar, Norman; Latham-Koenig, Jan; Gamba, Rumon; Handley, Vernon; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Willcocks, David; Turovsky, Yuli; Garforth, David...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici de Montré...
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Arvo Pärt - A Portrait
Arvo Pärt - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21

Works: Arvo Pärt: Für Alina; Symphony no 1 ("Polyphonic"), Op. 9; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell; Passio, for tenor, bass, vocal quartet, chorus, oboe, bassoon, ...
Performers: Bowyer, Kevin; Davis, Peter R.; Eisrich, Antal; Falvay, Sandor; Hatfield, Lesley; Helmerson, Frans [Cello]; Hirsch, Rebecca; Hope, Daniel [Violin]; Kovacs, Miklos; Lubimov, Alexei [Piano]; Mulligan, ...
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme; Benedek, Tamás; Pitts, Antony; Edison, Noel; Yuasa, Takuo; Cox, Neil
Ensemble: ; Choir of Lancing College; Elora Festival Orchestra; Elora Festival Singers; Strings of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (St; Tonus Peregrinus; Ulster Orchestra

This absorbing, two-CD anthology combines quality performances . . . Certainly, there is no more contextual way of getting to know the composer than this...continue...
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Français: Le Roi Nu, etc / Fischer, Ulster Orchestra
Français: Le Roi Nu, etc / Fischer, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-04-12

Works: Jean Françaix: Le Roi Nu (The Naked King), ballet in 4 scenes after Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Cl; Les Demoiselles de la Nuit (The Ladies of the Night), ballet for cats in 2 sc...
Conductors: Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

The third in Hyperion's series of orchestral recordings featuring music by Jean Francaix perfectly encapsulates the world of his humorous, civilized and quintessentially French composer....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, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478; Conc...
Performers: Austin, Michael [Organ]; Comberti, Micaela; Crabtree, Libby; Kenyon, Philip; Kirkby, Emma; Lortie, Louis; Rodgers, Joan; Scott, Jonathan; Standage, Simon; Torchinsky, Yuri [Violin]
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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Ravel: Orchestral Music / Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra
Ravel: Orchestral Music / Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-10-19

Works: Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée; Tzigane; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Boléro; Valses nobles et senti...
Performers: Blake, Christopher; Finnie, Linda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Fleming, Colin; Masters, Rachel; Miller, Charles; Roberts, Stephen; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: Belfast Philharmonic Society Chorus; Ulster Orchestra

"...for those who above all simply with to luxuriate in some of the most spellbinding scores in existence, Torelier's set could well prove to be...continue...
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Moeran: Rhapsodies no 1 & 2, etc / Handley, et al
Moeran: Rhapsodies no 1 & 2, etc / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-09-21

Works: E.J. Moeran: Serenade for orchestra in G major; In the Mountain Country, symphonic impression for orchestra; Rhapsody for orchestra no 1 in F major; Rhapsody for orchestra no 2 in E major; Nocturne, ...
Performers: Mackey, Hugh
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"Moeran composed beautiful melodies woven into imaginative orchestral textures that make him one of the most interesting and listenable of the generation of British composers...continue...
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Bizet: Carmen Suite no 1 & 2, etc / Tortelier, et al
Bizet: Carmen Suite no 1 & 2, etc / Tortelier, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-07-27

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1; L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 2
Performers: Fleming, Colin; Hubar, Theresia van Hellenburg; Swann, Christopher
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
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Classics - In Ireland - Orchestral Works by Hamilton Harty
Classics - In Ireland - Orchestral Works by Hamilton Harty

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-05-25

Works: Hamilton Harty: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Concerto for Piano in B minor; Children of Lir for soprano & orchestra; Variations on a Dublin Air for violin & orchestra; Danny Boy (Londonderry Air);...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Fleming, Colin; Harper, Heather; Holmes, Ralph; Kelly, Denise; Lee, Pan Hon
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

This is by far the most comprehensive collection of this composer available. Harty was an Irish conductor and composer, who became conductor of the Halle...continue...
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CHA 10194
Klimt - Music of His Time
Klimt - Music of His Time

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-05-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Das Lied von der Erde; Alexander Scriabin: Prelude in ...
Performers: Donose, Ruxandra; Harper, Thomas [Tenor Vocal]; Hill, Peter; Zagorzanka, Barbara; Zarafiants, Evgeny
Conductors: Bogár, István; Walter, Alfred; Halász, Michael; Seipenbusch, Edgar; Yuasa, Takuo; Kosler, Zdenek; Stryja, Karol
Ensemble: ; Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak State Symphony Orchestra, Kosice; Ulster Orchestra
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Françaix: Piano Concertino, etc / Cassard, Fischer, et al
Françaix: Piano Concertino, etc / Cassard, Fischer, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-04-01

Works: Jean Françaix: Le malheurs de Sophie, ballet; Concertino for piano & orchestra; Les bosquets de Cythère, waltzes (7) for orchestra
Performers: Cassard, Philippe
Conductors: Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

'Music so agreeably appealing needs no further comment from me, and when the performances are as idiomatic and perky as these, captured in such fine...continue...
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John Tavener - A Portrait
John Tavener - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-04-01

Works: John Tavener: In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track ta; To a Child Dancing in the Wind, for soprano, flute, harp & viola; The Lamb "Little ...
Performers: Bjork; Bowyer, Kevin; Fleezanis, Jorja; Hulse, Eileen; Kliegel, Maria; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Myers, Thalia; Richards, Jonathan; Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocals]; Shaw, Ian [Organ]; Varcoe, Stephen [...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo; ; Christophers, Harry; Friend, Lionel; Goodwin, Paul
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Aureole Trio; Members of the Duke Quartet (Members); Minnesota Chorale; The Sixteen (Choir); Ulster Orchestra

Sir John Tavener has been a unique, controversial and ever evolving figure on the contemporary music scene since the late sixties. These CDs encompass a...continue...
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Classics - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, etc / Handley, et al
Classics - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, etc / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-03-23

Works: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55; Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54; Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Both Vernon Handley and Margaret Fingerhut have made significant contributions to the Chandos catalog, and have received high praise for their recordings....continue...
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Yamada: Symphony in F
Yamada: Symphony in F "Triumph & Peace," etc / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-01

Works: Kosaku Yamada: Overture for orchestra in D major; Symphony in F major ("Kachidoki to heiwa" (Triumph and Peace)); Kurai tobira (The Dark Gate), symphonic poem; Madara no Hana, symphonic poem
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

"Naxos continues an extensive exploration of the fringes of the repertoire with a well-recorded account of the first symphony by a Japanese composer." - Hansen,...continue...
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Classics - Moeran: Violin Concerto, Lonely Waters, etc
Classics - Moeran: Violin Concerto, Lonely Waters, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-02-24

Works: E.J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Lonely Waters, for orchestra (& soprano ad lib); Whythorne's Shadow, for orchestra; Concerto for cello & orchestra in B minor
Performers: Mordkovitch], Lydia; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

"Lydia Mordkovitch is a superb violinist who merely lacks the name recognition of a superstar. She delivers profound, sensitive performances without undue mannerism or eccentricity....continue...
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Classics - Moeran: Symphony, Rhapsody, Overture for a Masque
Classics - Moeran: Symphony, Rhapsody, Overture for a Masque

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-02-24

Works: E.J. Moeran: Symphony in G minor, R. 71; Overture for a Masque; Rhapsody for piano & orchestra in F sharp major
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

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Romantic Classics
Romantic Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-01-20

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Edward Elgar: Salut d'amour; Enigma Variations; Stanley Myers: The ...
Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Byfield, Jack; Cantilena [Instrumental Ensemble]; Edlina, Luba; Fingerhut, Margaret; Fruhbeck de Burgos, Rafael; F...
Conductors: Shepherd, Adrian; Shelley, Howard; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Hickox, Richard; Shostakovich, Maxim; Handley, Vernon; Byfield, Jack; Horenstein, Jascha; Järvi, Neeme; Mackerras, Charles; Tortelier, ...
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Cantilena (Instrumental Ensemble); Cathedral Strings; I Musici de Montreal; London Mozart Players; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharm...

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Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies, etc / Handley, et al
Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies, etc / Handley, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-01-20

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 1 in D minor, Op. 78; Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 2 in F minor, Op. 84 ("The Lament for the Son of Ossian"); Irish Rhapsody for orchestr...
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

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Debussy: Complete Works for Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier
Debussy: Complete Works for Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-01-20

Works: Claude Debussy: La mer; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Printemps, symphonic suite for chorus, piano & orchestra, L. 61; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Images for Orchestra; Jeu...
Performers: Bell, Derek; Blake, Christopher; Fleming, Colin; Ingelton, Rachel; King, Christopher; Martin, Louise; Masters, Rachel; McChrystal, Gerard; Michael McGuffin [Piano/Conductor]; Queffelec, Anne
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
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Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 3 / Thomson, et al
Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 3 / Thomson, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-25

Works: Arnold Bax: November Woods, tone poem for orchestra; The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra; The Garden of Fand, tone poem for orchestra; Summer Music, for orchestra; Tintagel, tone poem for orche...
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"The Celtic twilight in Bax's music is ripely and sympathetically caught... The Chandos recording is superb." - The Penguin Complete Guide...continue...
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Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Handley, et al
Classics - Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Handley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-25

Works: Arnold Bax: The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, tone poem for orchestra; Into the Twilight, tone poem for orchestra; In the Faery Hills, tone poem for orchestra; Roscatha, tone poem for orchestra; A Legend...
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

"...the performances are of outstanding imaginativeness and sympathy, the solo playing of great refinement, the atmosphere of each piece marvellously caught... A most distinguished achievement."...continue...
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British Piano Concertos - Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos
British Piano Concertos - Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-05-01

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Concerto for Piano no 1; Improvisations on a theme by Constant Lambert, for orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 2
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"This is their tenth disc of his music, as far as I know. It is also part of an ongoing project of the Brittish Piano...continue...
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Bear Essentials - Wedding Classics
Bear Essentials - Wedding Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-03-25

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Cantata no 1...
Performers: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, The; Austin, Michael [Organ]; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bott, Paula; Elms, Roderick; Hicks, Malcolm; Isserlis, Steven; Jackson, Francis; Kee, Piet; Kennedy, Nig...
Conductors: Bamert, Matthias; Thomas, Ronald [Violin]; Newsome, Roy; ; Shepherd, Adrian; Hickox, Richard; Standage, Simon; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Spicer, Paul; Williams, Glyn; Williams, J. Glyn; Robinson, Chris...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Besses o' th' Barn Band; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Cantilena (Instrumental Ensemble); Collegium Musicum 90; Collegium Mu...

Personnel: Nigel Kennedy (violin); Steven Isserlis (cello); Phillip McCann (cornet); Peter Pettinger (piano); Michael Austin , Roderick Elms, Malcolm Hicks, Francis Jackson, Simon Lindley (organ)....continue...
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Yashiro: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Yuasa, Okada, et al
Yashiro: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Yuasa, Okada, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-01-01

Works: Akio Yashiro: Piano Concerto; Symphony
Performers: Okada, Hiromi
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"Pianist Hiromi Okada marries cutglass precision to pyrotechnic dazzle, and the Ulster Orchestra under Takuo Yuasa plays with inspired abandon. To top everything off there's...continue...
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The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann
The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann

7 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-11-01

Works: Jeremy Siepmann: The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts; Anonymous, Troubadour: Domna, pos vos ay chausida; Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Con...
Performers: Andrésen, Ivar; Banks, Kevin; Banowetz, Joseph; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Bisengaliev, Marat; Bloch, Thomas; Bostridge, Ian; Burashko, Andrew; Cano, Carmen; Castets, Maryse; Chapelle, Corinne; Clyn...
Conductors: Elmendorff, Karl; Posch, Michael; Bogár, István; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Ward, Nicholas; Wildner, Johannes; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Studt, Richard; Mogrelia, Andrew; Clark, Keith; Li...
Ensemble: ; Accentus; Accentus Austria (Early Music); Almanac Singers; Aradia Ensemble; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmoni...

Not just a cursory overview of the instruments, this is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk,...continue...
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Françaix: Scuola di Ballo, Sérénade, Symphonie, etc /Fischer
Françaix: Scuola di Ballo, Sérénade, Symphonie, etc /Fischer

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: Jean Françaix: Symphony no 3 in G major (1953); Sérénade for small orchestra; Ouverture anacréontique, for symphony orchestra; Pavane pour un Génie vivant (à la memoire ...
Conductors: Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"This round-up covers 50 years of [Francaix's] creative life, starting from the Serenade which helped get his name around in his precocious early twenties. With...continue...
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Classical Chill
Classical Chill

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-05-01

Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61; Arthur Bliss: Adam Zero, ballet in one scene, Op. 67, F. 1a; E.J. Moeran: Trio for s...
Performers: Alanko, Petri; Anthony, Adele; Bakels, Kees; Bloch, Thomas; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Camerata, Oxford; CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner; Edison, Noel; Edlinger, Richard; Europea...
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu; Lloyd-Jones, David; ; Yuasa, Takuo; Griffiths, Howard; Panula, Jorma; Penny, Andrew; Kamu, , Okko; Bakels, Kees; Robinson, Christopher; Wit, Antoni; Summerly, Jeremy; Edison, Noel; Good...
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice; Elora Festival Singers; English Northern Philharmonia; European Union Baroque Orchestra; Ge...

Naxos jumps onto the downbeat/chillout bandwagon with Classical Chill, a two-disc collection that shoehorns selected pieces from the classical canon into a package that might hook a few young listener...continue...
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Webern: Passacaglia, Symphony, etc / Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra
Webern: Passacaglia, Symphony, etc / Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-01-01

Works: Anton Webern: Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1; Movements (5) for string quartet, Op. 5; Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6; Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10; Symphony, Op. 21; Variations for orchestra,...
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

"If you're new to the music of Anton Webern, this superb budget CD is just the introduction you need... Yuasa's account of the Op. 1...continue...
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American Classics - MacDowell: Suites, Hamlet & Ophelia
American Classics - MacDowell: Suites, Hamlet & Ophelia

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-02-01

Works: Edward MacDowell: Suite no 1 for orchestra in D minor, Op. 42; Suite no 2 for orchestra ("Indian"), Op. 48; Hamlet and Ophelia, Op. 22
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

A contemporary of Mahler, pupil of Raff and protege of Liszt, the American-born MacDowell received his main musical education in France and Germany during the...continue...
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Pärt: Tabula Rasa, Symphony no 3, Collage / Yuasa, et al
Pärt: Tabula Rasa, Symphony no 3, Collage / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-01-01

Works: Arvo Pärt: Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra; Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano; Symphony no 3
Performers: Hatfield, Lesley; Hirsch, Rebecca
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

For any seasoned collector who already knows these great works by Arvo Part, these splendid performances merit a duplication in your collection. And for those...continue...
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Ravel: Orchestral Music - Bolero, etc / Tortelier, et al
Ravel: Orchestral Music - Bolero, etc / Tortelier, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-11-28

Works: Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Miroirs; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée; Tzigane; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Boléro
Performers: Miller, Charles; Roberts, Stephen; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

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A-Z of Classical Music
A-Z of Classical Music

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-10-01

Works: Gregorian Chant: De profundis clamavi, offertory in mode 2 (Liber Usualis no 1076; GR 388); Hildegard von Bingen: O virga mediatrix; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gloria; William Byrd: Pavan and ...
Performers: Anthony, Adele; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Jandó, Jenö [Conductor/Piano]; Kejmar, Miroslav; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Nishizaki, Takako [Violin]; Ottensamer, Ernst; Szkolay, Ba...
Conductors: Summerly, Jeremy; Bychkov, Semyon; Edlinger, Richard; Krcek, Jaroslav; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Skvor, Petr; Dvorak, Jaroslav; ; Wordsworth, Barry; Grodd, Uwe; Sobotka, Wolfgang; Wildner, Johannes; Mor...
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra; Camerata Budapest; Capella Istropolitana; Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmoni...
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Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Chamber Symphony, etc / Yuasa
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Chamber Symphony, etc / Yuasa

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-09-01

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38; Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene, Op. 34; Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg is best known for the twelve tone technique he developed which changed the course of composition. However, in his younger years, he produced...continue...
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American Classics - Glass: Violin Concerto, etc / Anthony
American Classics - Glass: Violin Concerto, etc / Anthony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-05-01

Works: Philip Glass: Company; Concerto for Violin; Akhnaten
Performers: Anthony, Adele
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Philip Glass is one of the most innovative contemporary composers, and has made a considerable reputation for himself in the field of composition now generally...continue...
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Tavener: The Protecting Veil, In Alium / Yuasa, et al
Tavener: The Protecting Veil, In Alium / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-05-01

Works: John Tavener: The Protecting Veil; In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track ta
Performers: Hulse, Eileen; Kliegel, Maria
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

The music of John Tavener is at the forefront of the New Spirituality movement in music. Since his conversion to the Eastern Orthodox Church, Tavener's...continue...
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