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Peter Racine Fricker (1920-1990): The Vision of Judgement; Symphony No. 5 / Jane Manning, soprano; Leeds Festival Chorus, Royal Liverpool PO; BBC SO, Charles Groves, Colin Davis
Peter Racine Fricker (1920-1990): The Vision of Judgement; Symphony No. 5 / Jane Manning, soprano; Leeds Festival Chorus, Royal Liverpool PO; BBC SO, Charles Groves, Colin Davis

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Peter Racine Fricker: The Vision of Judgement, for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 29; Symphony no 5 for organ & orchestra, Op. 74
Performers: Manning, Jane; Tear, Robert; Weir, Gillian
Conductors: Groves, Charles; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Racine Fricker was among the first composers in Britain to be influenced by the music of Béla Bartók, Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky, assimilating...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (05/05/1976); BBC Broadcast (10/14/1980)....continue...
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Arnold Cooke (1906-2005): Symphony Nos. 4 & 5 / BBC SO, John Pritchard; BBC Northern SO, Bernard Keeffe
Arnold Cooke (1906-2005): Symphony Nos. 4 & 5 / BBC SO, John Pritchard; BBC Northern SO, Bernard Keeffe

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Arnold Cooke: Symphony no 4 in E flat major; Symphony no 5 in G major
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Keeffe, Bernard
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra

'My music is mainly based on traditional procedures and principles ... I do not have any particular theories of composition, just a natural inclination for...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/15/1975); BBC Broadcast (07/17/1981)....continue...
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Francis Chagrin (1905-1972): Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / BBC SO, Martyn Brabbins
Francis Chagrin (1905-1972): Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / BBC SO, Martyn Brabbins

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2016-02-12

Works: Francis Chagrin: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Francis Chagrin was self-described as "Romanian by birth, British by nationality and cosmopolitan by inclination". Chagrin was a student of Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas....continue...
Recording information: BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London (11/14/2014/11/15/2014)....continue...
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Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, oratorio; Hymn for Apollo for orchestra / Samuel West, orator; BBC SO & Chorus, Andrew Davis
Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, oratorio; Hymn for Apollo for orchestra / Samuel West, orator; BBC SO & Chorus, Andrew Davis

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-10-30

Works: Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra, Op. 48, F. 32; Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra, Op. 41, F. 116
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Arthur Bliss's Morning Heroes, described by the composer as a "symphony for orator, chorus and orchestra," is a monumental work first performed in 1930 and...continue...
Recording information: Fairfield Halls, Croydon (05/16/2015-05/17/2015)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Cyril Smith, piano; Malcolm Sargent
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Cyril Smith, piano; Malcolm Sargent

1 CD / Guild / 2015-08-11

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Performers: Smith, Cyril
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Earlier releases on the Guild Historic label featuring Sir Malcolm Sargent have earned much critical praise, and we present a new compilation of Sargent conducting...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (05/05/1953); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (05/05/1953); Queen's Hall, London, England (05/05/1953); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/12/1947-06/13/1947...continue...
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Tristan Murail (b.1947): Le Partage des eaux; Contes cruels; Sillages / Netherlands Radio PO; BBC SO, Valade; Wiek Hijmans & Seth Josel, electric guitars
Tristan Murail (b.1947): Le Partage des eaux; Contes cruels; Sillages / Netherlands Radio PO; BBC SO, Valade; Wiek Hijmans & Seth Josel, electric guitars

1 CD / Aeon / 2015-04-28

Works: Tristan Murail: Le Partage des eaux, for orchestra; Contes cruels, for 2 electric guitars & orchestra; Sillages, for orchestra
Performers: Hijmans, Wiek; Josel, Seth
Conductors: Valade, Pierre-Andre
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

With this second monograph in the catalogue, æon confirms its attachment to one of the principal representatives of spectral music in France and abroad. Tristan...continue...
Recording information: Maida Vale Studio 1, BBC, London (12/05/2002)....continue...
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5; Pohjola's Daughter / Sir Malcolm Sargent; BBC SO
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5; Pohjola's Daughter / Sir Malcolm Sargent; BBC SO

1 CD / Guild / 2014-12-09

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49; Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

These works were originally recorded in 1956 and 1958....continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (08/25/1958-08/26/1958); Kingsway Hall, London (08/27/1956)....continue...
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Great Symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky / Boult, Cantelli, Furtwangler et al.
Great Symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky / Boult, Cantelli, Furtwangler et al.

5 CD / ICA Classics / 2014-10-28

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Modest Mussorgsky: Soroc...
Performers: Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Cantelli, Guido; Argenta, Ataúlfo; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic

A wonderful collection of some of the best-known symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky together with other orchestral favourites from Debussy, Smetana, Mussorgsky...continue...
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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...
Recording information: MediaCity UK, Salford....continue...
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Brahms: Romanticism and Formal Genius - German Requiem; Symphony no 4; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto no 1; Chamber music / Arcanto Qrt; Trio Wanderer
Brahms: Romanticism and Formal Genius - German Requiem; Symphony no 4; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto no 1; Chamber music / Arcanto Qrt; Trio Wanderer

8 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-01-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a "St. Anthony"; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op....
Performers: Avenhaus, Silke; Binder, Florence; Bone, Nicolas; Carbonare, Alessandro; Faust, Isabelle; Fehlandt, Stefan; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gaugue, Christophe; Hery, Luc; Jankovic, Xenia; Kern,...
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí; Harding, Daniel; Nagano, Kent; ; Creed, Marcus; Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; La Chapelle Royale; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestre des Champs-Elysées; Trio Wanderer

The characteristic effect of true genius on the world is that after it blooms, things are never quite the same again. The Portrait series from...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux (CH) (02/09/2010-02/10/2010); BBC Maida Vale Studios, Londres (02/09/2010-02/10/2010); Christus-Kirche , Oberschöneweide (02/09/2010-02/10/2...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, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
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 [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
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 [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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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...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum....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...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (07/29/1972/08/08/1975)....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 [Piano]
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...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum....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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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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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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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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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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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...
Run Time: 89 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
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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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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 (Svetlïy pazdnik), for orchestra, Op. 36; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Sergey Prokofiev: Ode to the End of the ...
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

1 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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BBC 42352
Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn
Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn

1 CD / SOMM / 2008-02-01

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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Gerhard: Symphony no 4
Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York," Violin Concerto / Colin Davis, Yfrah Neaman, BBC SO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-01-01

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 for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18
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
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
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-08-01

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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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-Ouvertüre for orchestra in E major, J. 245 (Op. 59); Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emma...
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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Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Goodall, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Goodall, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"... Movements start or progress in unassuming fashions, but actually a carefully paced drama is being unfolded and suddenly you find yourself riveted." -Chakwin, ARG...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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Beecham conducts Sibelius
Beecham conducts Sibelius

1 CD / SOMM / 2005-05-01

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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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 Recordings / 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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