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Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6;  Mussorgsky / Giulini, et al
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6; Mussorgsky / Giulini, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Carlo Maria Giulini remains the leading living Italian conductor, even counting Abbado and Muti, following in the wake of Toscanini and de Sabata. Giulini's elegance...continue...
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Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Thomas Beecham
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Thomas Beecham

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts); Thomas Arne: God Save the Queen; Felix Mendelssohn: Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32; John Addison: Carte blanche, ...
Performers: Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

Beecham's last concert at the Royal Albert Hall was a performance of Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts. He retired permanently from the conducting platform soon...continue...
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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, Overture; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Pierre Monteux / Roy Davies: 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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Berlioz: Le Corsaire, King Lear, Harold en Italie / Beecham
Berlioz: Le Corsaire, King Lear, Harold en Italie / Beecham

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; King Lear Overture, Op. 4; Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16; Trojan March (Les Troyens), H. 133b
Performers: Riddle, Frederick
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Le Corsaire" was used by Beecham to demonstrate the power of the RPO brass section which Beecham was inordinately proud of. This performance comes from...continue...
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Otto Klemperer - Memorial Concert - Beethoven: Symphony no 9
Otto Klemperer - Memorial Concert - Beethoven: Symphony no 9

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Price, Margaret [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
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Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO
Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts; España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131; Frederick...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This is an excellent collection of Beecham live performances he did with the BBC. These are works Beecham referred to as "lollipops", which he used...continue...
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Beecham - Brahms, Beethoven: Symphonies no 2
Beecham - Brahms, Beethoven: Symphonies no 2

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The key performance here is the live Edingurgh Festival performance of Brahms' Symphony No. 2 from August 20th, 1956, where the audience literally goes wild...continue...
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Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2002-04-23

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Rudolf; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

"These recordings of concerts with Russian pianist Shura Cherkassky are a real treat for lovers of temperament and spontaneity. A native of Odessa, the legendary...continue...
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Schubert: Symphony no 9;  Cherubini, Cornelius / Boult
Schubert: Symphony no 9; Cherubini, Cornelius / Boult

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2001-10-23

Works: Luigi Cherubini: Anacréon ou L'amour fugitif, opera-ballet in 2 acts; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Peter Cornelius: Der Barbier von Bagdad
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Schubert's 'Great' C major symphony was a work very close to Sir Adrian Boult's heart, and at a 1969 Prom he gave a vintage performance....continue...
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