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Grieg: Piano Concerto; Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1; Lully; Scarlatti / Georges Cziffra, piano (Paris, 1959)
Grieg: Piano Concerto; Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1; Lully; Scarlatti / Georges Cziffra, piano (Paris, 1959)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16; Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Gavotte en ron...
Performers: Cziffra, Gyorgy [Piano]
Conductors: Tzipine, Georges; Cluytens, André

Hungarian born György Cziffra was one of the most celebrated virtuosos of the post-war decades in Europe, noted for his powers of improvisation as a...continue...
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Schumann: Symphony No. 4; Debussy: La Mer; Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, suite / Guido Cantelli (live, Edinburgh 1954)
Schumann: Symphony No. 4; Debussy: La Mer; Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, suite / Guido Cantelli (live, Edinburgh 1954)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Claude Debussy: Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet); La mer
Conductors: Cantelli, Guido
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Highly respected by Toscanini, Italian conductor Guido Cantelli (b. 1920) started recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra for EMI in the early 50's but was tragically...continue...
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Berlioz: Requiem / Nicolai Gedda, tenor. Mitropoulos
Berlioz: Requiem / Nicolai Gedda, tenor. Mitropoulos

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-06-26

Works: Hector Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra Chorus

ICA holds a veritable treasure trove of historical recordings, the Cologne Broadcasts especially honing in on a rich period of performance in Germany. This stellar...continue...
Recording information: Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne (08/26/1956)....continue...
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Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano
Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-06-26

Works: Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bedford, Steuart

The 46 songs that make up Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch show the composer at his most captivatingly individual; and history has proven that only singers of...continue...
Recording information: Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England (06/19/1977)....continue...
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Van Cliburn Plays Chopin & Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven [DVD]
Van Cliburn Plays Chopin & Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47; Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39; Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49; Ludwi...
Performers: Arrau, Claudio; Cliburn, Van

As winner of the inaugural Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958, Van Cliburn was lauded by the greats, including Shostakovich, Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter, who is said...continue...
Run Time: 83 min.
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Mozart: Symphony No. 35 / Klaus Tennstedt, Boston Symphony [DVD]
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Mozart: Symphony No. 35 / Klaus Tennstedt, Boston Symphony [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner"
Performers: Bryn-Julso, Phyllis
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This DVD is only the third filmed performance featuring Tennstedt with the BSO to be made available to the public and represents some of the...continue...
Run Time: 77 min.
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 / William Steinberg, Boston Symphony [DVD]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 / William Steinberg, Boston Symphony [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Conductors: Steinberg, William
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This series of DVDs will make the publicly broadcast BSO concerts from this era available for the first time since they were broadcast. This rare...continue...
Run Time: 66 min.
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Boccherini: Quartet Op. 44/4; Mozart:
Boccherini: Quartet Op. 44/4; Mozart: "Hunt" Quartet; Beethoven: Quartet No. 15 / Quartetto Italiano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Luigi Boccherini: Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 44 no 4/G 223 "La Tiranna"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for S...
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Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano

The Quartetto Italiano is regarded as one of the finest string quartets of the twentieth century. They were formed officially in 1945. By the early...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem / Vishnevskaya, Isakova, Ivanovska, Petrov - Igor Markevitch (Live, Moscow 1960)
Verdi: Requiem / Vishnevskaya, Isakova, Ivanovska, Petrov - Igor Markevitch (Live, Moscow 1960)

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; La scala di seta; Guillaume Tell; La gazza ladra; L'italiana in Algeri; La Cenerentola
Performers: Isakova, Nina; Ivanovsky, Vladimir; Petrov, Ivan; Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor

The great Russian conductor Igor Markevitch (1912 - 1983) was born in Kiev and spent his formative years in Switzerland. At the height of his...continue...
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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky / Shtoda, Prokina, Leiferkus - Evgeny Svetlanov
Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky / Shtoda, Prokina, Leiferkus - Evgeny Svetlanov

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35; Sergey Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Performers: Hodgson, Alfreda; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]; Prokina, Yelena; Shtoda, Daniil
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra Chorus

ICA marks the 10th anniversary of the great Evgeny Svetlanov's death with a coupling of Rachmaninov's The Bells and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, two composers that...continue...

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Treasures of The Russian Ballet / Leningrad Kirov Ballet & Bolshoi Ballet [DVD]
Treasures of The Russian Ballet / Leningrad Kirov Ballet & Bolshoi Ballet [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118; Cinderella, Op. 87 - Ballet Suite; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20; Adolphe Adam: Giselle; Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh (excerpts); L&#...
Performers: Fadeyechev, Nicolai; Lavrovsky, Mikhail; Liepa, Maris; Maximova, Ekaterina; Plisetskaya, Maya; Sizova, Alla; Soloviev, Yuri; Struchkova, Raisa; Timofeyeva, Nina; Ulanova, Galina; Vasiliev, Vladimir
Conductors: Hajibeyov, Niyazi; Faier, Yuri; Zhuraitis, Algis
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Russia's two great ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky) undertook their first major post-war tours in the early 1960s,...continue...
Run Time: 81 min.
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Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms: Berlioz & Tchaikovsky [DVD]
Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms: Berlioz & Tchaikovsky [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58; The Nutcracker; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36, no 9; Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Su...
Conductors: Temirkanov, Yuri
Ensemble: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Representing the first visit to the Proms by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, this exhilarating and refreshing concert from 1992 sees the orchestra on top...continue...
Run Time: 72 min.
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Klaus Tennstedt, Boston SO [DVD]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Klaus Tennstedt, Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This rare material represents some of the earliest concert footage that exists of Klaus Tennstedt from this key chapter in his career. This concert took...continue...
Run Time: 66 min.
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Haydn & Beethoven: Symphonies / William Steinberg, Boston SO [DVD]
Haydn & Beethoven: Symphonies / William Steinberg, Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 55 in E flat major ("The Schoolmaster"), H. 1/55; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
Conductors: Steinberg, William
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This rare material, filmed in color, represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and William Steinberg, and has been restored...continue...
Run Time: 86 min.
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Verdi: Falstaff / Corena, Rovere, Cadoni, Dominguez - Giulini
Verdi: Falstaff / Corena, Rovere, Cadoni, Dominguez - Giulini

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Carlo Maria Giulini was one of the 20th century's greatest conductors. His live performances of operas by Verdi, Rossini and Mozart have acquired legendary status....continue...
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Schumann: Piano Concerto; Beethoven: Eroica Variations; Sonata No. 30 / Annie Fischer
Schumann: Piano Concerto; Beethoven: Eroica Variations; Sonata No. 30 / Annie Fischer

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"; Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
Performers: Fischer, Annie [Piano]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: WDR Symphony Orchestra Koln

Sviatoslav Richter's comment that Hungarian-born Annie Fischer (1914 - 1995) was 'a great artist imbued with a spirit of greatness and genuine profundity' is just...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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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4; Handel, Beethoven, Britten / Marriner, ASMF [DVD]
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4; Handel, Beethoven, Britten / Marriner, ASMF [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329; Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A maj...
Performers: Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony
Conductors: Marriner, Neville, Sir
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

The brainchild of Neville Marriner, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959, quickly becoming an example of the highest level...continue...
Run Time: 86 min.
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Haydn & Mozart: String Quartets / Amadeus Quartet [DVD]
Haydn & Mozart: String Quartets / Amadeus Quartet [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance"; Quartet for Strings no 16 in E ...
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Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet

Founded in 1947, the Amadeus Quartet dominated the British chamber music scene for over 40 years. The quartet was renowned for its impeccable ensemble playing...continue...
Run Time: 75 min.
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ICA 5056
Handel: Water Music Suite; Mozart / Charles Munch, Boston Symphony [DVD]
Handel: Water Music Suite; Mozart / Charles Munch, Boston Symphony [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: George Frederick Handel: Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"; Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague"
Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Munch launched the BSO into television in 1955. He was an immensely popular conductor and well suited to being filmed. This material represents some of...continue...
Run Time: 62 min.
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Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Tchaikovsky / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony [DVD]
Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Tchaikovsky / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in D, K. 320 "Posthorn"
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This rare material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony and Erich Leinsdorf, and has been restored using the greatest care...continue...
Run Time: 57 min.
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Schubert: Impromptu; Beethoven: Sonatas / Wilhelm Backhaus
Schubert: Impromptu; Beethoven: Sonatas / Wilhelm Backhaus

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Franz Schubert: Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
Performers: Backhaus, Wilhelm [Piano]

The great German pianist, Wilhelm Backhaus made his first concert tour at the age of sixteen. He toured widely throughout his life, making his U.S....continue...
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Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky
Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (b.1931) is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors consisting of Mravinsky, Kondrashin and Svetlanov. He was the highly...continue...
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Heather Harper, Julia Hamari, William Steinberg
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Heather Harper, Julia Hamari, William Steinberg

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Eliasson, Sven Olof; Gehring, Wolfram; Harper, Heather; Marschner, Wolfgang; Meven, Peter
Conductors: Steinberg, William
Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

William Steinberg (1899 - 1978), a native of Cologne who spent almost all his career in the USA, was known principally as Music Director of...continue...
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Schumann & Schubert / Charles Munch, Boston SO [DVD]
Schumann & Schubert / Charles Munch, Boston SO [DVD]

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

Works: Robert Schumann: Genoveva, Op. 81; Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485
Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Munch launched the BSO into television in 1955. He was an immensely popular conductor and well suited to being filmed. This material represents some of...continue...
Run Time: 76 min.
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Mahler & Strauss / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]
Mahler & Strauss / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]

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

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This rare material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony and Leinsdorf of exceptional musical interest and historical value. It has...continue...
Run Time: 78 min.
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Tchaikovsky Ballet Masterpieces / Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes [DVD]
Tchaikovsky Ballet Masterpieces / Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes [DVD]

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

Works: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66; Swan Lake, Op. 20; Nutcracker, Op. 71
Performers: Fonteyn, Margot; Somes, Michael
Conductors: Lanchbery, John; Irving, Robert; Rignold, Hugo
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Philharmonic Orchesta

Tchaikovsky's 3 ballet masterpieces are all rare studio performances from the 1950's, featuring the legendary Fonteyn. Innately musical and technically perfect, Fonteyn was also a...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.
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Rossini: Barber of Seville / Giulini, Panerai, Berganza, Alva
Rossini: Barber of Seville / Giulini, Panerai, Berganza, Alva

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

Giulini (1914 - 2005) was without question one of the greatest conductors of his generation. His opera performances at Covent Garden were landmarks for the...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin; Liszt; Schumann et al.  / Julius Katchen, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin; Liszt; Schumann et al. / Julius Katchen, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47; Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto...
Performers: Amis, John; Katchen, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

American pianist Katchen (1926 - 69) was a child prodigy. At 11, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. His technique was 'gold plated'...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 / Klemperer
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 / Klemperer

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Performers: Ludwig, Hanna; Siepermann, Kathe Moller
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

These performances date from 1955, a period when Klemperer was at his most authoritative and spent a number of seasons guest conducting in Cologne. He...continue...
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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 / Claudio Arrau, piano
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 / Claudio Arrau, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto; Dohnányi, Christoph von
Ensemble: ; Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Few artists of any generation prompted such consistent praise as Arrau who embraced virtually every part of the piano repertoire, including marathon cycles of Bach,...continue...
Recording information: Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, Germany....continue...
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 / Charles Munch, Boston Symphony [DVD]
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 / Charles Munch, Boston Symphony [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25


At last, emerging from the BBC archives, are the 1955 recordings of Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Re-mastered with greatest care, this DVD...continue...
Run Time: 413 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, Fre...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8; Job / Adrian Boult, London PO [DVD]
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8; Job / Adrian Boult, London PO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Job
Conductors: Boult, Adrian, Sir
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Renowned for his interpretations of English works, Sir Adrian Boult was a master of the baton and one of Britain's leading conductors. In this first...continue...
Run Time: 73 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
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The Borodin Quartet Live / Schubert & Brahms [DVD]
The Borodin Quartet Live / Schubert & Brahms [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op 125 no 1; Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"; Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor...
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Ensemble: Borodin Quartet

Described as 'the quartet world's most senior ensemble', the Borodin Quartet is one of the greatest quartets of our time. The quartet celebrated its 65th...continue...
Run Time: 83 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 / Svetlanov
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 / Svetlanov

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Snow Maiden Suite; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Evgeny Svetlanov was one of the greatest Russian conducts of the 20th century. The principal conductor fo the USSR State Symphony Orchestra from 1965-2000, Svetlanov...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (08/1968)....continue...
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Beethoven: Concerto no 4; Tchaikovsky: Concerto no 2 / Emil Gilels, piano
Beethoven: Concerto no 4; Tchaikovsky: Concerto no 2 / Emil Gilels, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
Performers: Gilels, Emil [Piano]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: Hale Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Emil Gilels was one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. Presented here for the first time are rare, broadcast recordings of Gilels...continue...
Recording information: BBC Maida Vale Studios, London (02/23/1959); Edinburgh Festival, Usher Hall, Edinburgh (02/23/1959); BBC Maida Vale Studios, London (09/13/1966); Edinburgh Festival, Usher Hall,...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Klaus Tennstedt
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Klaus Tennstedt

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor; Spoken Word: Tennstedt discusses his interpretation of Mahler, notably Mahler's Symphony no 6, with Michael Oliv
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Klaus Tennstedt was one of the great Mahlerians of his time and, over a period of 10 years, he recorded a Mahler cycle in the...continue...
Recording information: BBC Studios (10/05/1986); Royal Festival Hall, London (10/05/1986); BBC Studios (1987); Royal Festival Hall, London (1987)....continue...
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The Lady & The Fool and Pineapple Poll / Charles Mackerras [DVD]
The Lady & The Fool and Pineapple Poll / Charles Mackerras [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Charles Mackerras: The Lady and the Fool, romantic ballet suite (after Verdi); Arthur Sullivan: Pineapple Poll
Performers: Beriosova, Svetlana; Blair, David; Holden, Stanley; Hynd, Ronald; Larsen, Gerd; Park, Merle; Powell, Ray; Taylor, Brenda
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Released for the first time on DVD are rare studio performances of John Cranko's choreography in The Lady and The Fool and Pineapple Roll. Featuring...continue...
Run Time: 89 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Subtitles: French, German
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Schumann: Symphony No. 4; Mahler / Kurt Sanderling, BBC PO [DVD]
Schumann: Symphony No. 4; Mahler / Kurt Sanderling, BBC PO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Performers: Mitchinson, John; Watkinson, Carolyn
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

For the first time on DVD is Kurt Sanderling as he conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra through Schumann's Symphony No. 4 and Mahler's Das Lied...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Subtitles: English, French
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Furtwangler, Vienna PO, Seefried, Anday, Dermota, Schoffler (1953)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Furtwangler, Vienna PO, Seefried, Anday, Dermota, Schoffler (1953)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

Never before released outside of Japan is Beethoven's 9th conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler. The conducted always regarded Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony as a near-religious work and...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal, Musikverein (05/30/1953)....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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Schubert, Schumann & Wagner / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]
Schubert, Schumann & Wagner / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Erich Leinsdorf. These early recordings have been restored with...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Sviatoslav Richter plays Haydn, Weber, Chopin & Debussy
Sviatoslav Richter plays Haydn, Weber, Chopin & Debussy

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 62 in E flat major, H 16 no 52; Carl Maria von Weber: Sonata for Piano no 3 in D minor, J. 206 (Op. 49); Robert Schumann: 8 Novelletten, Op. 21; Fréd&#...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

Sviatoslav Richter is acknowledged today as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. In this rare recording, making its first appearance on CD,...continue...
Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (06/11/1967)....continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Tennstedt, London Philharmonic [DVD]
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Tennstedt, London Philharmonic [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Klaus Tennstedt, a renowned Mahlerian, conducted this live performance at the Royal Festival Hall a year after stepping down as the LPO's Principal Conductor. Issued...continue...
Run Time: 76 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev / Andre Previn, London SO [DVD]
Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev / Andre Previn, London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35; Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Leonard Bernstein: Candide
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

André Previn is often hailed as one of the world's most versatile musicians. The recipient of ten Grammy awards for his recordings, Previn has conducted...continue...
Run Time: 62 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Chopin: Les Sylphides; Adam: Giselle / Robinson, Beriosova, Elvin [DVD]
Chopin: Les Sylphides; Adam: Giselle / Robinson, Beriosova, Elvin [DVD]

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

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement); Adolphe Adam: Giselle
Performers: Beriosova, Svetlana; Elvin, Violetta; Fadeyechev, Nikolai; Field, John; Larsen, Niels Bjorn; Markova, Alicia; Nerina, Nadia; Sokolova, Lydia
Conductors: Ringold, Hugo; Robinson, Eric
Ensemble: ; Covent Garden Orchestra

These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of...continue...
Run Time: 92 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: French, German
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Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben / Tilson Thomas, LSO [2 DVD]
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben / Tilson Thomas, LSO [2 DVD]

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

Works: Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28; Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Tilson Thomas is well known for his ability to make music accessible and appealing to wide audiences, and these two exciting performances with extensive rehearsal...continue...
Run Time: 87 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: French, German
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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
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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Viennese Night at The Proms / Strauss, Lehar, von Suppe [DVD]
Viennese Night at The Proms / Strauss, Lehar, von Suppe [DVD]

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

Works: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324; Pizzicato Polka; Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388); Leichtes Blut, Op. 319; Tr...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila
Conductors: Loughran, James; Susskind, Walter; Furst, Janos
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra ; Royal Philharmonic Orchesta

Characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning a vintage period in their history. Classics...continue...
Run Time: 87 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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