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William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Edward Gardner, BBC SO
William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Edward Gardner, BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-05-27

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Concerto for Violin
Performers: Little, Tasmin [Violin]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner, an exclusive Chandos artist, conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great William Walton works, his Violin Concerto and the Symphony No. 1....continue...
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Sibelius: Complete Symphonies; Three late fragments / John Storgards, BBC SO
Sibelius: Complete Symphonies; Three late fragments / John Storgards, BBC SO

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2014-04-29

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Orchestral Fragment (Harvard University Library MS 1325); Orchestral Fragment (Harvard University Library MS 1326/9)...
Conductors: Storgårds, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation's...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Richard Wagner: Parsifal; Felix Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

The highly distinguished conductor Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) started as an oboist with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. During the Second World War, he was chief conductor...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Janácek: Taras Bulba (rec. 1978 & 1981) / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Janácek: Taras Bulba (rec. 1978 & 1981) / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Leos Janácek: Taras Bulba
Performers: Dekany, Bela
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky is considered to be one of the greatest Tchaikovsky conductors today. Given his Russian background and his outstanding leadership of the Bolshoi in the...continue...
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO
Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Boult was very closely associated with Elgar's music throughout his career and recorded the Second Symphony five times. This live Proms performance recorded in stereo...continue...
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Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [Blu-Ray]
Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2013-04-30

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21; Christoph W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, piano transcription Giovanni Sgambati;...
Performers: Freire, Nelson
Conductors: Bringuier, Lionel
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

On this brilliant recording leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire delivers a deft, impeccable performance of Chopin's lyrical Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
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Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [DVD]
Lionel Bringuier & Nelson Freire Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2; Berlioz, Roussel, Ravel, Gluck [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2013-04-30

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21; Christoph W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, piano transcription Giovanni Sgambati;...
Performers: Freire, Nelson
Conductors: Bringuier, Lionel
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

On this brilliant recording leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire delivers a deft, impeccable performance of Chopin's lyrical Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin
Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-03-26

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony no 1; Partita, for violin, orchestra & obbligato piano (arranged from version for violin & piano); Chain 2, dialogue for violin & orchestra; Dance Preludes (5) for solo c...
Performers: Burley, Elizabeth; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Little, Tasmin [Violin]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The fifth and final volume of this Lutoslawski set is the perfect cap to a series that has been called "as polished as it is...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 / Sir Adrian Boult (1975)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 / Sir Adrian Boult (1975)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned ensemble. This live 1975 Proms performance of...continue...
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Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek
Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek

2 CD / Supraphon / 2013-01-29

Works: Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op. 27 "Asrael"; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A unique and symbolic encounter: the most distinguished Czech conductor of the present time and a fabulous British orchestra communicate the profound messages in the...continue...
Recording information: Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague, Czech Repu (06/01/2008)....continue...
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Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 "Symphonie Concertante"; Concerto Overture / Louis Lortie, piano; BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-01-29

Works: Karol Szymanowski: Concert Overture, for orchestra in E major, Op. 12, M12; Symphony no 4, Op. 60 "Symphonie concertante"; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19, M24
Performers: Lortie, Louis
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Szymanowski inscribed the original score with part of the poem Witez Wlast by his friend Tadeusz Micinski: 'I will not play you sad songs, O...continue...
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Josef Suk: Prague; Summer's Tale / BBC SO, Belohlavek
Josef Suk: Prague; Summer's Tale / BBC SO, Belohlavek

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-09-25

Works: Josef Suk: Pohádka Léta (A Summer Tale), Tone Poem For large Orchestra, A, Op. 29; Praga, Op. 26
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Two symphonic poems by Suk are performed here by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek, who also brought us the highly acclaimed recording of...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (01/03/2012-01/04/2012)....continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Elgar: Symphony No. 1 / Sir Adrian Boult
Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Elgar: Symphony No. 1 / Sir Adrian Boult

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed British conductor Sir Adrian Boult's friendship with Sir Edward Elgar ensured that all his interpretations of the composer's works were without question authoritative, achieving...continue...
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Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann
Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 1 ("Berliner Symphonie"); Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; One Touch of Venus; Knickerbocker Holiday; The Firebrand of Florence; Love Life; Johnny ...
Performers: Adler, Stephen; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Carl, Jeffrey; Dee, Christopher; Dore, Michael; Edwards, Terry [Bass Vocal]; Fardell, Robert; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Green, Simon ...
Conductors: Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The year 1933 marks a clear divide in the life and music of Kurt Weill (1900-1950). This was the year in which he fled Nazi...continue...
Recording information: Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Philharmonie, Berlin (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Lyndhurst Ha...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Gunter Wand at the BBC Proms [DVD]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Gunter Wand at the BBC Proms [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Conductors: Wand, Günter
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Described as his personal 'Symphony of Fate', Wand's great affinity for Bruckner's 5th Symphony was noted by the composer Zimmermann. His first recording of the...continue...
Run Time: 79 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French
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Beecham conducts Sibelius
Beecham conducts Sibelius

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

These are previously unreleased performances by Sir Thomas Beecham featuring one of his favorite composers, Jean Sibelius. Anyone who grew up collecting records in the...continue...
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Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn
Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); William Alwyn: Symphony no 3; Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) was nothing if not versatile in the extent of his repertoire over a very active conducting life. Mozart held a very...continue...
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Kathleen Ferrier sings Brahms, Chausson, Mahler
Kathleen Ferrier sings Brahms, Chausson, Mahler

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Serious Songs (4), Op. 121; Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The phrase "widely and greatly loved" is often bandied about in speaking of musicians, but in the case of Kathleen Ferrier, the Lancashire-born English contralto...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Mussorgsky: A Night on Bare Mountain / Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Mussorgsky: A Night on Bare Mountain / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Modest Mussorgsky: Sorochintsï Fair; Sergey Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges
Performers: Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors and now, for the first time issued on CD are his...continue...
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Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]
Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman); Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Sir Georg Solti achieved great success with the first complete recording of Das Rheigold in 1958, after which his reputation for recording Wagner increased steadily....continue...
Run Time: 96 min.
Region: All
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations / Boult
Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations / Boult

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Spoken Word: John Douglas Todd interviews Sir Adrian Boult
Performers: Thalben-Ball, George, Sir [Composer/Organ]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult (1889 - 1983), one of the great British conductors of the 20th century, studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch. This fiery 1976...continue...
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Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly
Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-05-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Two Portrait...
Performers: Burley, Elizabeth; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Monks, Susan; Rysanov, Maxim
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The repertoire on this CD is written across a period of more than 45 years, beginning the year Britten entered the Royal College of Music...continue...
Recording information: Maida Vale Stodio No. 1, London, England (09/23/2010-09/25/2010)....continue...
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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Dvorak / Rudolf Kempe [DVD]
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Dvorak / Rudolf Kempe [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40; Antonín Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchesta

The audio recording of the Dvorák 9 from this Kempe DVD has been released on BBC Legends, and was a Penguin Guide Rosette Winner. In...continue...
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Region: All
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Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Igor Stravinsky: Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra; Symphony in Three Movements; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Firebird
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The iconic Igor Stravinsky conducting his own works live was a major event and the 1958 gala event was no exception. 'Agon' and 'Apollon Musagete'...continue...
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BBC 42532
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, etc / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, etc / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Sergey Prokofiev: Ode to the End of the War, for winds, 8 harps, 4 pianos, bra...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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BBC 42332
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung;  Mahler: Symphony no 1 / Walter, BBC SO, London PO
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung; Mahler: Symphony no 1 / Walter, BBC SO, London PO

1 CD / Testament / 2009-02-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

In the late 1940's, the London Philharmonic attracted a very impressive list of celebrity conductors, thanks to brilliant managing by its former viola player, Thomas...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6;  Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6; Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al

25 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"; Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54; Johann Strauss II: Work(s); Vergnügungszug (Excursion Train), polka sch...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This CD contains the first Western performance of Shostakovich's vast Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917' given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh in 1962 with the...continue...
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BBC 42422
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor; Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Recorded Sound: Kathleen Ferrier Radio Interview with Eric McLean
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Sir Adrian Boult made only one commercial recording of a Mahler symphony - the First. Now Testament unveils to the public the UK premiere of...continue...
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TES 1422
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Michael Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performers: Dekany, Bela; Goren, Eli; Vigay, Denis
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Berlin born Hans Schmidt-Issserstedt was steeped in the German tradition. He formed the NDR Orchestra (Northern German Radio) in Hamburg which he conducted for 26...continue...
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Gerhard: Symphony no 4
Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York," Violin Concerto / Colin Davis, Yfrah Neaman, BBC SO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-05-13

Works: Roberto Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York"; Concerto for Violin & orchestra
Performers: Neaman, Yfrah
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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LYTA 274
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-11

Works: Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta
Performers: Peinemann, Edith
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exceptionally fine and dramatic recording of Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra was never recorded by Kempe and is a new addition to Kempe's...continue...
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BBC 42152
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-11-14

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 ("A Pastoral Symphony"); Symphony no 3
Performers: Chadwell, Tracey
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971) is perhaps the only notable composer who started a career as a dentist. Tiring of teeth, he turned to music but didn't...continue...
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Toscannini - Unpublished HMV Recordings from 1935 and 1938
Toscannini - Unpublished HMV Recordings from 1935 and 1938

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide, Overture; Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exciting live studio performance of Shostakovich Symphony No.1 from 1965 is a new addition to Kempe's discography and is also being released to coincide...continue...
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BBC 41882
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Jubel Overture, J 245/Op. 59; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emmanuel Chabrier: Work(s)
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"The opening of the little known Weber overture may contain the seeds of Wagner's overture to 'Die Meistersinger,' the ending is a stirring take on...continue...
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Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO
Karlowicz: Returning Waves, etc / Noseda, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

Works: Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Returning Waves (Powracajace fale), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 9; Sorrowful Tale (Smutna opowiesc), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 13; Episode at a Masquerade, Op. 14
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The first of Karlowiczs six symphonic poems, Returning Waves, established the melancholy tone characteristic of much of his mature work. It consists of an introduction...continue...
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CHA 10298
Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol 1 / Noseda, BBC PO
Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol 1 / Noseda, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: Franz Liszt: Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, symphonic poem for orchestra ("Bergsymphonie;" 4 versions), S. 95 (; Tasso - Lamento e trionfo, S 96; Les préludes, S 97; Orpheus, S 98
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Volume 1 of Liszt's complete symphonic poems augurs well for the releases. Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic remind you at every...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Nowakowski, Marian
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"At the very outset, one is struck by the great force and clarity with which the BBC microphones capture the four soloists... Indeed the orchestra...continue...
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Haydn: Symphonies no 88 & 99;  Beethoven / Davis, et al
Haydn: Symphonies no 88 & 99; Beethoven / Davis, et al

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-21

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88; Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

"The virtues of Colin Davis' Concertgebouw Haydn recordings are well known: judicious tempos, excellent playing (particularly from the wind soloists), and stylish phrasing even in...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 5; Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 / Davis
Beethoven: Symphony no 5; Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 / Davis

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Bruno Walter conducts Mozart & Strauss
Bruno Walter conducts Mozart & Strauss

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2005-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543; Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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OPK 2019
Tippett: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Tippett, BBC SO
Tippett: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Tippett, BBC SO

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-03-02

Works: Michael Tippett: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This recording, from 1993, is the last one made by the conductor and the only time he recorded his performance of these works. Originally featured...continue...
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Arturo Toscanini conducts Beethoven - Symphony no 9
Arturo Toscanini conducts Beethoven - Symphony no 9

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2004-12-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: Baillie, Isobel; Jarred, Mary; Jones, Parry; Williams, Harold
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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M&A 1144
Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner / Jascha Hornstein, et al
Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner / Jascha Hornstein, et al

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"; Richard Wagner: Faust Overture
Performers: Borg, Kim; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Stich-Randall, Teresa
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jascha Horenstein has been represented on BBC Legends on many occasions particularly in Bruckner and Mahler. His famous pioneering recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8...continue...
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Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Goodall
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Goodall

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; English National Opera Orchestra

"Goodall has a reputation as a slow-motion conductor, a kind of Celibidache without the mystic aura. This release shows that the reputation isn't necessarily the...continue...
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Sibelius: Symphony no 2;  Tchaikovsky, Beethoven / Stokowski
Sibelius: Symphony no 2; Tchaikovsky, Beethoven / Stokowski

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-05-20

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a; Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

"The sheer originality of this performance of the Sibelius 2 takes one's breath away. I suppose a few may want to relegate this to the...continue...
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Skalkottas: Greek Dances, etc / Christodoulou, BBC SO
Skalkottas: Greek Dances, etc / Christodoulou, BBC SO

2 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2003-04-05

Works: Nikos Skalkottas: Greek Dances (36), A/K 11; The Return of Ulysses, A/K 5
Conductors: Christodoulou, Nikos
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 1333
Rossini, Brahms, Schumann / Pierre Monteux, BBC Symphony
Rossini, Brahms, Schumann / Pierre Monteux, BBC Symphony

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Pierre Monteux / ...
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony; BBC Symphony Orchestra

All the works represented here on this CD have never been recorded commercially by Monteux, a premiere for BBC Legends. The Schumann is particularly rare...continue...
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BBC 40582
Mozart: Symphony no 41;  Brahms / Walter, Vienna PO, BBC SO
Mozart: Symphony no 41; Brahms / Walter, Vienna PO, BBC SO

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2002-10-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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OPK 2023
Vaughan Williams conducts Vaughan Williams
Vaughan Williams conducts Vaughan Williams

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2002-09-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 4 in F minor; Symphony no 5 in D major
Conductors: Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

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No performance on record of Vaughan Williams's Fourth Symphony has ever quite matched this very first one, recorded under the composer's baton...continue...
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