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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin
1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin

2 CD / Canary Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre for violin & string orchestra; Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin in D major; Be...
Performers: Shaham, Gil [Violin]
Conductors: Robertson, David; Shaham, Gil [Violin]; Mena, Juanjo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; New York Philharmonic; Sejong Soloists

These concerti have achieved iconic status within a violinist's repertory. Gil Shaham is the leading violinist of his generation. Conductor David Robertson conducts three of...continue...

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American Piano Concertos - Works by Gershwin, Copland & Barber / Xiayin Wang, piano
American Piano Concertos - Works by Gershwin, Copland & Barber / Xiayin Wang, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-10-29

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Aaron Copland: Concerto for Piano; George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major
Performers: Wang, Xiayin
Conductors: Oundjian, Peter
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The three works on this disc offer a fascinating insight into the varying attitudes of 20th century American composes to the musical traditions of both...continue...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (2013-02-11&2013-04-29_2013-)....continue...
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto; Ben-Haim; Three Songs without Words / Zina Schiff, violin
Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto; Ben-Haim; Three Songs without Words / Zina Schiff, violin

1 CD / MSR Classics / 2013-10-08

Works: Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Paul Ben-Haim: Songs (3) without Words, for voice or instrument & piano; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Schiff, Zina
Conductors: Eisenberg, Avlana
Ensemble: ; MAV Symphony Orchestra

This recording, performed by the eminent violinist Zina Schiff, reflects the romantic lyricism of three fiercely independent composers. Jean Sibelius, Paul Ben-Haim and Samuel Barber...continue...
Recording information: Hungarian Radio, Budapest (07/2011)....continue...
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Barber: Cello Concerto; Sonata; Adagio for Strings / Christian Poltéra, cello
Barber: Cello Concerto; Sonata; Adagio for Strings / Christian Poltéra, cello

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-12-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22; Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Poltera, Christian; Stott, Kathryn
Conductors: Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Zurich-born cellist champions - with masterly elan - the unjustly neglected concerto by the American composer...With the pianist Kathryn Stott,...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (07/2009); Nybrokajen 11 (The Former Academy of Music), Stockholm, (07/2009); Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (10/2009/01/2012); Nybrokajen 11 (The Forme...continue...
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American Violin Concertos by Wiprud, Barber & Menotti / Ittai Shapira, violin
American Violin Concertos by Wiprud, Barber & Menotti / Ittai Shapira, violin

1 CD / Champs Hill Records / 2012-09-25

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Concerto for Violin in A minor; Theodore Wiprud: Concerto for Violin ("Katrina"); Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Shapira, Ittai
Conductors: Sanderling, Thomas; Thomson, Neil
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

In this laudable effort Israeli virtuoso violinist Ittai Shapira gathers three seemingly disparate violin concertos to create a picture of the genre through a particularly...continue...
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Barber & Korngold: Violin Concertos; Waxman, Williams / Alexander Gilman
Barber & Korngold: Violin Concertos; Waxman, Williams / Alexander Gilman

1 CD / Oehms / 2012-02-28

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin Op. 14; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasy, for violin & orchestra; John Williams: Schindler's List
Performers: Gilman, Alexander
Conductors: So, Perry
Ensemble: ; The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

On his new CD issued by OehmsClassics, Alexander Gilman dedicates himself to two grandiose violin concertos composed within six years of each other: Barber's Concerto,...continue...
Recording information: Cape Town, South Africa (12/2010)....continue...
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Spectacular / Hilary Hahn
Spectacular / Hilary Hahn

3 CD / Sony Classical / 2012-02-21

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for...
Performers: Hahn, Hilary
Conductors: Wolff, Hugh; Zinman, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Janowski, Marek
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Nielsen: Sinfonie Nr. 4
Nielsen: Sinfonie Nr. 4 "Das Unauslöschliche"; Barber: Konzert für Violoncello

1 CD / Amati / 2012-01-01

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
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AMA 2105
The Decca Sound
The Decca Sound

50 CD / Decca / 2011-11-15

Works: Manuel de Falla: Canciones populares españolas (7); La vida breve; Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre; Ibéria, for orchestra, L. 122/2; Rondes du printemps, for orchestra, L. 122/3; Emma...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Campoli, Alfredo; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; Harada, Takashi; Preston, ...
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest; Argenta, Ataúlfo; Fistoulari, Anatole; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Zinman, David; Blomstedt, Herbert; Böhm, Karl; Boskovsky, Willi; Britten, Benjamin; Chailly, Riccardo; Dutoit...
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

A limited-edition 50-CD set of legendary recordings celebrating the world-renowned DECCA sound. Classic-status pioneering stereo recordings from the past 55 years and starring a galaxy...continue...

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Two Souls: Khachaturian and Barber violin concertos / Mikhail Simonyan, violin
Two Souls: Khachaturian and Barber violin concertos / Mikhail Simonyan, violin

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2011-11-01

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Simonyan, Mikhail
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan

When Mikhail Simonyan arrived at the London Symphony Orchestra's home base, St. Luke's, on a beautiful spring day in2011, it marked both his first meeting...continue...
Recording information: Jerwood Hall, LSO - St. Lukes, London, England (05/30/2011-06/01/2011)....continue...
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American Flute Masterpieces
American Flute Masterpieces

1 CD / Marquis Classic / 2011-10-11

Works: Eldin Burton: Sonatina for flute & piano; Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto; Lowell Liebermann: Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23; John Corigliano: Voyage, for flute & string orchestra; Aaron Copland: D...
Performers: Hoeppner, Susan; Wong, Lydia

The renowned flutist, the late Julius Baker said: "Miss Hoeppner is one of the finest young flutists with whom I have worked." She was heralded...continue...
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MQCL 81413
Barber: Piano Concerto; 3 Essays / Kawka
Barber: Piano Concerto; 3 Essays / Kawka

1 CD / Stradivarius / 2011-02-08

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Second Essay, for orchestra, Op. 17; Essay for Orchestra no 3, Op. 47
Performers: Nuti, Giampaolo
Conductors: Kawka, Daniel

This new CD includes Barber's Piano Concerto, which won the composer his second Pulitzer Prize, and the Three Essays for orchestra. Skilled pianist Giampaolo Nuti...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium RAI Torino (05/07/2008-05/09/2008)....continue...
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Walton: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto
Walton: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto

1 CD / Signum Records / 2011-01-01

Works: William Walton: Concerto for Violin; Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V); Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Bowes, Thomas [Violin]
Conductors: Swensen, Joseph

Walton's Violin Concerto was composed during a trip to Villa Cimbrone in Italy, and reflects this environment in different ways - some more apparent than...continue...
Recording information: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010)....continue...

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Barber: Complete Orchestral Works / Marin Alsop
Barber: Complete Orchestral Works / Marin Alsop

6 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-09-28

Works: Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Symphony no 1, Op. 9; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Symphony no 2, Op. 19; Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 22; Medea (Serp...
Performers: Buswell, James; Craigie, Lesley; Gauvin, Karina; Gracie, John; Jones, Karen [Flute]; Prutsman, Stephen; Rancourt, Stephane; Trotter, Thomas; Wall, Simon; Warner, Wendy [Cello]; Williams, Roderick [Ba...
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"The first complete orchestral Barber set makes its appearance on the market in the year of the composer's centenary. It's a pretty impressive set of...continue...

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Barber Adagio (100th Anniversay)
Barber Adagio (100th Anniversay)

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-02-23

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Medea's Med...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baxtresser, Jeanne; Drucker, Stanley; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; LeClair, Judith; McCawley, Leon; Myers, Philip; Oliveira, Elmar; Robinson, Joseph; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Slatkin, Leonard; Thomas, Michael Tilson

This 2-CD commemorative set marks the centenary of Samuel Barber's birth and gives a fairly rounded picture of the composer. Samuel Barber's music, masterfully crafted...continue...
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EMI 872862
Barber, Copland: Violin Concertos / Loeb, Boehler
Barber, Copland: Violin Concertos / Loeb, Boehler

1 CD / Albany Records / 2009-11-10

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; David Frederick Stock: Concerto for Violin; Aaron Copland: Sonata for violin & piano
Conductors: Hobson, Ian [Piano]

The eminent violinist Andres Cardenes offers a world premiere recording of David Stock's Violin Concerto, written for and premiered by him, as well as Aaron...continue...
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Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's Symposium;  Bloch, Barber / Gluzman, Neschling
Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's Symposium; Bloch, Barber / Gluzman, Neschling

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2009-11-05

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra "after Plato's Symposium"; Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Gluzman, Vadim
Conductors: Neschling, John

Recording information: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (07/2007)....continue...
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Best Cello 100 / Various
Best Cello 100 / Various

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-08-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Concerto for Harpsichord in F mi...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Braley, Frank; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Carrington, Simon; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Chang, Han-Na; Clei...
Conductors: Zukerman, Pinchas; Warren-Green, Christopher; Barbirolli, John; Brown, Iona; Linde, Hans-Martin; Kangas, Juha; Masur, Kurt; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Jansons, Mariss; Pesek, Libor; Davis, Andrew; Chun...
Ensemble: ; 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Chamber Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Gustav Mahl...

This 6-CD set contains a fine collection of 100 favorite cello classics, performed by some of the world's leading artists. Among them are giants of...continue...
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Best 100 20th Century Classics
Best 100 20th Century Classics

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-07-28

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Songs (14), Op. 34; Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Lieutenant Kij...
Performers: Alexeev, Dmitri; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Voc...
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence; Previn, Andre; Kurtz, Efrem; Tennstedt, Klaus; Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Temirkanov, Yuri; Barbirolli, John; Boult, Adrian; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Wit, Antoni; M...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
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EMI 642492
Best Concertos 100
Best Concertos 100

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Pyotr Il'...
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Ambache, Diana; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Asperen, Bob van; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Broadway, Kenneth; Bury, Alison; Bylsma, Anner; Capuçon, Gautier; Capu&ccedi...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Foster, Lawrence; Vonk, Hans; Plasson, Michel; Cziffra, György [Piano]; Jansons, Mariss; Kitayenko, Dmitri; Davis, Andrew; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Litton, Andrew; Hickox, R...
Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; Academy of London; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Ambache Chamber Orchestra; Auvergne Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Philha...

The latest release in from the top-selling 'BEST 100' series by EMI Classics contains excerpts from the most famous concertos of all time. Each of...continue...
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EMI 647392C
Eternal Barber
Eternal Barber

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Easter Chorale; Symphony no 2, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Sketches (3) for Piano; Medea, Op. 23 "Cave of the Heart"; Mutations from Bach's "Christe, du Lam...
Performers: Buswell, James; Pollack, Daniel
Conductors: Lawrence, Douglas; Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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NXS 8572133
EMI American Classics - Samuel Barber / Michael Tilson-Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Barbara Hendricks, Elmar Oliviera, et al
EMI American Classics - Samuel Barber / Michael Tilson-Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Barbara Hendricks, Elmar Oliviera, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Medea's Med...
Performers: Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Oliveira, Elmar
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Slatkin, Leonard

Samuel Barber (1910–1981) is best known today for his 'Adagio for Strings', which was originally written as the slow movement for an early string quartet,...continue...
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EMI 066252
The Essential Isaac Stern
The Essential Isaac Stern

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2008-04-29

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111; Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101; Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Violi...
Performers: Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Cho-Liang, Lin; Istomin, Eugene [Piano]; Katims, Milton; Laredo, Jaime; Ma, Yo-Yo; McDonald, Robert; Rampal, Jean-Pierre [Flute/Conductor]...
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Zukerman, Pinchas; Stern, Isaac [Violin]; Bernstein, Leonard; Katims, Milton; Brieff, Frank
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Isaac Stern changed the world he lived in, both as a violinist of dazzling virtuosity and immense soul, and as a tireless, joyous humanitarian. Even...continue...
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Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos
Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2007-11-20

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; William Walton: Concerto for Violin

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It's an inspired coupling, as well as a generous one, to have these three high-romantic concertos together. James Ehnes gives superb performances,...continue...
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The American Composers Series - Music of Samuel Barber
The American Composers Series - Music of Samuel Barber

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2007-10-09

Works: Samuel Barber: Symphony no 1, Op. 9; Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Music for a Scene from Shelley, for orchestra, Op. 7; Essay for Orchestra no 1,...
Performers: List, Eugene [Piano]
Conductors: Nice, Carter; Epstein, David; Schneck, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra; MIT Symphony Orchestra
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The Essential Hilary Hahn
The Essential Hilary Hahn

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2007-07-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for ...
Performers: Hahn, Hilary
Conductors: Wolff, Hugh; Marriner, Sir Neville; Janowski, Marek; Zinman, David
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
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SNYC 709580
Barber, Walton: Violin Concertos / Bell, Zinman, Baltimore
Barber, Walton: Violin Concertos / Bell, Zinman, Baltimore

1 CD / Decca / 2007-01-09

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem; William Walton: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Bell, Joshua [Violin]
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

"Joshua Bell's passionate playing in the Barber, full of tender poetry, is well matched by the excellent orchestra, ripely and brilliantly recorded, with the soloist...continue...
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Manchester Music Festival - Barber, Beethoven, Thuille
Manchester Music Festival - Barber, Beethoven, Thuille

2 CD / Eroica Classical / 2007-01-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Ludwig Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in B flat major...
Performers: Brubaker, E. Scott; Jiang, Danwen; Levy, Ron; Rosenfeld, Jayn; Rudiakov, Dimitri; Rudiakov, Michael; Rudiakov, Shoshana; Sherry, Morrie; Sullivan, Matthew
Conductors: Rudiakov, Ariel
Ensemble: Manchester Music Festival Orchestra
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ECA 3195
The Best of Barber - Adagio for Strings, Agnus Dei, etc
The Best of Barber - Adagio for Strings, Agnus Dei, etc

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-06-27

Works: Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Adagio for Strings; Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Agnus Dei
Performers: Lockhart, Arietha; McDuffie, Robert; McNair, Sylvia [Soprano Vocals]; Parker, Jon Kimura
Conductors: Levi, Yoel; Slatkin, Leonard; Shaw, Robert
Ensemble: ; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Samuel Barber's opulent yet unforced Romanticism struck a popular chord that made him a widely celebrated composer during the 1930s....continue...
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TLC 80632
American Adagios
American Adagios

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-04-25

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Agnus Dei; John Corigliano: Voyage, for flute & string orchestra; Thomas Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for double st...
Performers: Edmund-Davies, Paul; Lockhart, Arietha; McDuffie, Robert; Wincenc, Carol
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard; Werthen, Rudolf; López-Cobos, Jesús; Eschenbach, Christoph; Levi, Yoel; Kunzel, Erich; Shaw, Robert
Ensemble: ; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; Houston Symphony Orchestra; I Fiamminghi; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

'American Adagios' is a unique concept album that explores the serene and peaceful side of American classical music....continue...
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TLC 80503
Gemini - Barber: Orchestral & Chamber Works / Slatkin, et al
Gemini - Barber: Orchestral & Chamber Works / Slatkin, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-05-24

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Second Essay, for orchestra, Op. 17; Medea's M...
Performers: Baxtresser, Jeanne; Drucker, Stanley; LeClair, Judith; Margalit, Israela; Myers, Philip; Oliveira, Elmar; Robinson, Joseph; Stepansky, Alan [Cello]
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard

"...As set out at the beginning, this is an attractive all-Barber collection, especially if you don't already have these works in your collection... None of...continue...
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Surround Yourself with American Classics - Sousa, etc
Surround Yourself with American Classics - Sousa, etc

1 DVD Audio / Nimbus Records / 2005-05-10

Works: John Philip Sousa: Liberty Bell; Semper Fidelis; Thunderer; Stars and Stripes Forever; Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Appalachian Spring; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Kun, Hu; Wallace, John
Conductors: Wallace, John; Boughton, William
Ensemble: English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra; The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, founded by John Wallace in 1986, has become one of the world's pioneering brass ensembles with an international reputation for innovative programming....continue...
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Barber: Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; etc  / Isserlis
Barber: Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; etc / Isserlis

1 CD / RCA Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin Op. 14; Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano, Op. 38
Performers: Browning, John [Piano]; Isserlis, Steven; Takezawa, Kyoko
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
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RCA 65832
Jascha Horenstein - Broadcast Performances from Paris
Jascha Horenstein - Broadcast Performances from Paris

9 CD / Music & Arts / 2004-08-01

Works: Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G major; Boléro; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symp...
Performers: Bobesco, Lola; Höffgen, Marga [Contralto Vocals]; Haas, Monique; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric soprano]; Traxel, Josef; Wiener, Otto
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: ORTF National Orchestra

This compilation presents Horenstein conducting music which shows his unusual breadth of repertoire, music of composers whom we do not normally associate with him, but...continue...
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M&A 1146
The Romantic Violin / Joshua Bell
The Romantic Violin / Joshua Bell

1 CD / Decca / 2004-07-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Niccolò Paganini: Cantab...
Performers: Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Coker, Paul; Sanders, Samuel [Piano]; Thibaudet, Jean-Yves [Piano]
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Zinman, David; Dohnányi, Christoph von; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Litton, Andrew; Dutoit, Charles
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This new collection features a selection of favorite movements from great Romantic violin concertos... well over an hour of romantic violin music! "Bell projects an...continue...
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DEC B000278302
The American Cello - Barber, Yi, Ranjbaran / Paul Tobias
The American Cello - Barber, Yi, Ranjbaran / Paul Tobias

1 CD / Albany Records / 2004-04-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22; Chen Yi: Eleanor's Gift, concerto for cello & orchestra; Behzad Ranjbaran: Concerto for Cello
Performers: Tobias, Paul
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: Virginia Symphony

"Tobias is a really, really fine cellist, and the [Barber] score's ambivalent American toughness (conceived in uniform, in 1945, premiered 1946, tightened-up in 1947) is...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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NAI 4961
Expanded Edition - Barber, Schuman, etc / Bernstein, Stern
Expanded Edition - Barber, Schuman, etc / Bernstein, Stern

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2003-09-30

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; William Schuman: To Thee Old Cause, evocation for oboe, brass, timpani, piano & strings; In Praise of Shahn -- Canticle for Orchestra; ...
Performers: Stern, Isaac [Violin]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic

"Isaac Stern's 1964 recording of the Barber Violin Concerto with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic... can stand comparison with any version, easily fluent in...continue...
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New York Times (Publisher) (7/30/00, p.30) - "...A dry-eyed but emotive account of the Adagio precedes a still-unsurpassed performance of the Violin Concerto, with the violinist Isaac ...continue...
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American Classics - Explore America Vol 1
American Classics - Explore America Vol 1

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

Works: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Charles Wakefield Cadman: Four American Indian Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 45; John Alden Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator, suit...
Performers: Bolcom, William [Composer]; Buswell, James; Corley, Maria; Currie, Colin; Farley, Carole; Posnak, Paul; Rorem, Ned [Composer]; Starker, János; Taylor, Darryl; Weber, Janice; Zazofsky, Peter
Conductors: Gambill, Paul; Williams, John McLaughlin; Alsop, Marin; ; Davies, Dennis R.; Sinclair, James; Stromberg, William T.; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Brion, Keith
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kreutzer Quartet; Nashville Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia Chorus; Royal Artillery Band; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ukraini...

The American Classics series captures some of the great moments of American music. In this collection, as wide-ranging and diverse as our land, little-known gems...continue...
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NXS 8559187
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-10-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Die Natali, chorale Christmas preludes for orchestra, Op. 37; Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a; Commando March
Performers: Prutsman, Stephen
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"John Browning has 'owned' this concerto, written with his prodigious technique in mind, for years, and his recordings with George Szell and Leonard Slatkin have...continue...
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Classical Heat
Classical Heat

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

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh; Alberto Ginastera: Dances from Estancia, dance suite from the ballet, Op. 8a; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Tristan und Isolde...
Performers: -Lloyd, David; Alsop, Marin; Bisengaliev, Marat; Bloch, Thomas; Bramall, Anthony; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra; Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Dalayman, Katarina; Engeset, Bjarte; Geringas, Da...
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David; Bramall, Anthony; Bátiz, Enrique; Mund, Uwe; Wildner, Johannes; Morandi, Pier G.; Jean, Kenneth; Mogrelia, Andrew; Wit, Antoni; Rahbari, Alexander; Alsop, Marin; Gunzenhauser...
Ensemble: ; Vlach Quartet Prague

Classical Heat collects two discs' worth of fire-related and/or energetic classical music. The first disc, cryptically titled "By the Electric Fire," includes Khachaturian's Sabre Dance, Mars, the Bri...continue...
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NXS 8520102
American Classics - Barber: Violin Concerto, etc / Buswell
American Classics - Barber: Violin Concerto, etc / Buswell

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

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin Op. 14; Souvenirs, Op. 28; Serenade for Strings, Op. 1; Music for a Scene from Shelley, for orchestra, Op. 7
Performers: Buswell, James
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Alsop's structure is secure, she maintains intensity and attention, and the orchestra sounds at home. The violinist's sound is pretty, but it's also quite small....continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow....continue...
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American Classics - Celebrate the American Spirit
American Classics - Celebrate the American Spirit

4 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-11-20

Works: John Philip Sousa: The Irish Dragoon, operetta; Bullets and Bayonets, march for band; Nymphalin, reverie for violin & orchestra (or band); Jack Tar, march for band; Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory,...
Performers: Alsop, Marin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Brion, Keith; Manning, Peter; Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Stromberg, William T. [Conductor]; Warner, Wendy [Cello]
Conductors: Brion, Keith; Alsop, Marin; Stromberg, William T.
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Personnel: Wendy Warner (cello).

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (09/02/1996-05/12/2000); Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (09/02/1996-05/12/200...continue...
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Violin Adagios
Violin Adagios

2 CD / Decca / 2001-03-20

Works: Jules Massenet: Meditation (from "Thaïs"); Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"; Concerto for 2 ...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Coker, Paul; Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Hajdu, Istvan [Piano]; Hasson, Maurice; Josefowicz, Leil...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Kempe, Rudolf; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Dohnányi, Christoph von; Zinman, David; Chailly, Riccardo; Haitink, Bernard; Zukerman, Pinchas; ; Davis, Colin; Du...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Montreal Symphony O...
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American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-03-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 22; Medea (Serpent Heart) (rev. as "Cave of the Heart"), ballet, Op. 23; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Warner, Wendy [Cello]
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Previous issues in the Samuel Barber series on Naxos have met with high praise from the critical press, including a "10/10" rating from Classics Today...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (1999-05-03_1999-05-04&2000-)....continue...
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Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos / Hahn, Wolff, Saint Paul CO
Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos / Hahn, Wolff, Saint Paul CO

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2000-03-14

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Edgar Meyer: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Hahn, Hilary
Conductors: Wolff, Hugh
Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

"...I think Hilary Hahn's Barber will wear well and always be viewed as one of the best..." -Vroon, ARG...continue...
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Menotti, Barber: Violin Concerti / Ricci, Clark, Pacific Sym
Menotti, Barber: Violin Concerti / Ricci, Clark, Pacific Sym

1 CD / Reference Recordings / 1999-05-13

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Concerto for Violin in A minor; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Ricci, Ruggiero
Conductors: Clark, Keith
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REF 45
Romantic Violin Concertos of the 20th Century / Verdehr
Romantic Violin Concertos of the 20th Century / Verdehr

1 CD / Crystal Records / 1998-06-08

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Concerto for Violin in A minor; Alexander Arutiunian: Concerto for Violin ("Armenia--88"); Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Verdehr, Walter
Conductors: Trevor, Kirk; Gregorian, Leon
Ensemble: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra

"The violin concertos of Gian Carlo Menotti, Alexander Arutiunian, and Samuel Barber provide convincing proof that heart-on-the-sleeve, Romantic rhetoric was not automatically superannuated by the...continue...
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The Sky's the Limit - Leone Buyse, Fenwick Smith, M Amlin
The Sky's the Limit - Leone Buyse, Fenwick Smith, M Amlin

1 CD / Crystal Records / 1998-01-02

Works: Martin Amlin: Sonata for flute & piano; Ingolf Dahl: Variations on a Swedish Folk Tune, for flute; Theodor Antoniou: Lament for Michele for flute solo; Gregory Tucker: Idle Conversation, for 2 flutes...
Performers: Amlin, Martin; Buyse, Leone; Smith, Fenwick
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CRR 317
Barber: Violin & Piano Concertos / Levi, McDuffie, Parker
Barber: Violin & Piano Concertos / Levi, McDuffie, Parker

1 CD / Telarc / 1997-02-25

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin Op. 14; Souvenirs, Op. 28; Concerto for Piano, Op. 38
Performers: McDuffie, Robert; Parker, Jon Kimura
Conductors: Levi, Yoel
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

"...Parker is not just commanding in the daunting bravura passages, he finds tender poetry in such reflective passages as the return of the second subject...continue...
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