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British Symphonies - Works by Alwyn, Arnold, Bax, Bennett, Berkeley, Jouybert, Serle and more / Various artists [4 CDs]
British Symphonies - Works by Alwyn, Arnold, Bax, Bennett, Berkeley, Jouybert, Serle and more / Various artists [4 CDs]

4 CD / Lyrita / 2016-09-09

Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Sir Adrian; Fredman, Myer; Del Mar, Norman; Pritchard, Sir John; Berkeley, Sir Lennox; Alwyn, William
Ensemble: ; BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

For this monumental four-disc release, Lyrita has chosen the most influential and best loved symphonies by British composers, taken from previous Lyrita recordings. The best...continue...
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LYTA 2355
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989): Stabat Mater; Batter My Heart; Magnificat / Mary Thomas; Barbara Elsy; Maureen Lehane; Nigel Rogers; Christopher Keyte; Michael Rippon; John McCarthy; Felicity Harrison; Donald Hunt
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989): Stabat Mater; Batter My Heart; Magnificat / Mary Thomas; Barbara Elsy; Maureen Lehane; Nigel Rogers; Christopher Keyte; Michael Rippon; John McCarthy; Felicity Harrison; Donald Hunt

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-09-09

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Ensemble: Amborsian Singers; BBC Northern Orchestra; BBC Northern Singers; English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Westminster Abbey Choir; Westminster Cathedral Choir

Lennox Berkely once addressed the issue of composing sacred works in a 1966 issue of Times Literary Supplement: "How, it may be asked, does a...continue...
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Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Music for Cello & Piano / Raphael Wallfisch, cello; John York, piano
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Music for Cello & Piano / Raphael Wallfisch, cello; John York, piano

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-08-12

Works: Rebecca Clarke: Rhapsody, for cello & piano; I'll bid my heart be still (after an Old Scottish Border Melody), for viola & piano; Sonata for cello; Passacaglia on an Old English Tune, for viola/cello...
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]; York, John

Rebecca Clarke (born Harrow, London, 27 August 1886 to US-German parents - died New York City, 13 October 1979) was an extraordinary woman with a...continue...
Recording information: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/22/2015-04/23/2015)....continue...
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LYTA 354
Granville Bantock (1868-1946): The Complete Omar Khayyám, complete / Sarah Walker, alto; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Brian Raynor Cook, baritone; Norman del Mar, BBC SO & Singers; BBC Scottish SO
Granville Bantock (1868-1946): The Complete Omar Khayyám, complete / Sarah Walker, alto; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Brian Raynor Cook, baritone; Norman del Mar, BBC SO & Singers; BBC Scottish SO

4 CD / Lyrita / 2016-07-08

Works: Granville Bantock: Omar Khayyam, for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Fifine at the Fair, tone poem; Sappho, Nine fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra; Pierrot of the Minute, comedy overture for or...
Conductors: del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is a translation by Edward FitzGerald of a selection of poems which were originally written in Persion and are attributed...continue...
Recording information: 03/26/1979; 08/07/1968....continue...
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Arthur Butterworth (1923-2014): Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4 / Arthur Butterworth, conductor. Christopher Adey, conductor. Bryden Thomson, conductor.
Arthur Butterworth (1923-2014): Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4 / Arthur Butterworth, conductor. Christopher Adey, conductor. Bryden Thomson, conductor.

2 CD / Lyrita / 2016-06-10

Works: Arthur Butterworth: Symphony no 2, Op. 25; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 72; Symphony no 1, Op. 15
Conductors: Adey, Christopher; Thompson, Bryden; Butterworth, Arthur
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

English composer Arthur Butterworth (1923-2014) began his musical career as a choirboy at the young age of 7. Eventually, Butterworth studied at the Royal Manchester...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/20/1975); BBC Broadcast (12/02/1976)....continue...
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Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986): The Complete Chamber Music & Songs with Harp / Tracey Chadwell, soprano; Danielle Perrett, harp; Timothy Gill, cello
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986): The Complete Chamber Music & Songs with Harp / Tracey Chadwell, soprano; Danielle Perrett, harp; Timothy Gill, cello

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-05-13

Works: Edmund Rubbra: A Hymn To The Virgin, Op.13/2; Rosa, for voice & harp, Op.2; Pezzo ostinato, for harp, Op. 102; The Mystery, for a cappella voice, Op.4/1; Jesukin, for voice & harp, Op.4/2; Orpheus Wi...
Performers: Chadwell, Tracey; Gill, Timothy [Cello]; Perrett, Danielle

The meditative qualities in so much of the music of Edmund Rubbra (1901-86) resonate strongly with our present day search for the spiritual. This aspect...continue...
Recording information: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, Engla (04/02/1995); Wadham College Chapel, Oxford, England (04/02/1995); St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, Engl...continue...
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LYTA 353
Iain Hamilton (1922-2000): The Bermudas; Piano Concerto No. 1; Cantos for Horn, Tuba, Harp and Orchestra / Ronald Morrison, baritone; Margaret Kitchin, piano; Scottish NO, Alexander Gibson; BBC SO, Norman del Mar
Iain Hamilton (1922-2000): The Bermudas; Piano Concerto No. 1; Cantos for Horn, Tuba, Harp and Orchestra / Ronald Morrison, baritone; Margaret Kitchin, piano; Scottish NO, Alexander Gibson; BBC SO, Norman del Mar

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-05-13

Works: Iain Hamilton: The Bermudas, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 33; Concerto for Piano no 1; Cantos, for horn, tuba, harp & orchestra
Performers: Fletcher, John [Tuba]; Goossens, Sidonie; Kitchin, Margaret; Moore, Douglas; Morrison, Ronald [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Scottish National Orchestra

Iain Ellis Hamilton was born in Glasgow on 6 June 1922. When he was seven years old, his family moved to London and he was...continue...
Recording information: BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, England (03/27/1961); BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, England (04/22/1973); BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, England (08/04/1965...continue...
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William Wordsworth (1908-1988): Overtures 'Conflict'; Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5 / BBC Scottish SO
William Wordsworth (1908-1988): Overtures 'Conflict'; Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5 / BBC Scottish SO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-04-08

Works: William Wordsworth: Conflict, overture for orchestra, Op. 86; Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 23; Symphony no 5 in A minor, Op. 68
Conductors: Loughran, James; Robertson, Stewart
Ensemble: ; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

William Wordsworth (1908-1988) in his large and varied output embraces many forms, including orchestral, chamber and instrumental music, and songs. His scores are consummately well-crafted...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/17/1971); BBC Broadcast (08/22/1979); BBC Broadcast (12/17/1968)....continue...
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Anthony Milner (1925-2002): The Water and the Fire; The Song of Akhenaten / Hazel Holt, soprano; John Elwes, tenor; Stephen Robert, baritone
Anthony Milner (1925-2002): The Water and the Fire; The Song of Akhenaten / Hazel Holt, soprano; John Elwes, tenor; Stephen Robert, baritone

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-04-08

Works: Anthony Milner: The Song of Akhenaten, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5; The Water and the Fire, for soloists, chorus, boys' chorus & orchestra
Performers: Elwes, John; Holt, Hazel; Price, Janet; Roberts, Stephen
Conductors: Davies, Meredith
Ensemble: ; Manchester Grammar School Boys Choir

The Song of Akhenaten Op.5, is a setting for soprano and chamber orchestra of a text based on the utterance of an Egyptian Pharaoh regarded...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/13/1977); BBC Broadcast (01/17/1973)....continue...
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Phyllis Tate (1911-1987): The Lodger (opera) / Owen Brannigan, bass; Johanna Peters, mezzo-soprano; Marion Studholme, soprano; Joseph Ward, baritone; Alexander Young, tenor; BBC Northern Orch., Charles Groves
Phyllis Tate (1911-1987): The Lodger (opera) / Owen Brannigan, bass; Johanna Peters, mezzo-soprano; Marion Studholme, soprano; Joseph Ward, baritone; Alexander Young, tenor; BBC Northern Orch., Charles Groves

2 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Phyllis Tate: The Lodger, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Peters, Johanna
Conductors: Groves, Charles
Ensemble: BBC Northern Orchestra

The Lodger forms part of a select group of British stage works with a horrific or supernatural theme. In Tate's opera, what she referred to...continue...
Recording information: 02/02/1964....continue...
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Wilfred Josephs (1927-1997): Symphony No. 5
Wilfred Josephs (1927-1997): Symphony No. 5 "Pastoral"; Requiem; Variations on a Theme of Beethoven / Robert Dawe, bass-baritone; Adelaide String Quartet; Adelaide SO & Chorus, David Measham

2 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Wilfred Josephs: Symphony no 5 ("Pastoral"), Op. 75; Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for orchestra, Op 68; Requiem, for bass-baritone, chorus, string quintet & orchestra, Op. 39
Performers: Dealmeida, Pamela
Conductors: Measham, David
Ensemble: Adelaide Chorus; Adelaide String Quartet; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Still widely regarded as one of Josephs' most important works, his Requiem Op.39 (1963), was written in memory of the Jews who died during the...continue...
Recording information: ABC Studios, Adelaide (03/1983); ABC Studios, Adelaide (1982-10-12_1982-10-14&1982-)....continue...
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Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Stanley Bate (1911-1959): Cello Concertos / Lionel Handy, cello; Royal Scottish National Orch., Martin Yates
Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Stanley Bate (1911-1959): Cello Concertos / Lionel Handy, cello; Royal Scottish National Orch., Martin Yates

1 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Arnold Bax: Concerto for Cello; Stanley Bate: Concerto for Cello
Performers: Handy, Lionel
Conductors: Yates, Martin
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The first of his pieces for solo instrument and orchestra which Bax officially designated a 'concerto' was the Cello Concerto of 1932. In the Cello...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow....continue...
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Nicolai Maiko - Works by Tchaikovsky, Zoltán Kodály, Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Anton Bruckner, Haydn / The BBC SO, London SO, Nicolai Malko
Nicolai Maiko - Works by Tchaikovsky, Zoltán Kodály, Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Anton Bruckner, Haydn / The BBC SO, London SO, Nicolai Malko

4 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian"; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10; Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen"...
Performers: Brannigan, Owen
Conductors: Malko, Nicolai
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; The BBC Symphony Orchestra

Nicolai Malko was born in 1883 in the Ukraine. His musical studies were largely undertaken in St Petersburg. By the mid-1920s he was teaching at...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/13/1957); BBC Broadcast (01/1957); BBC Broadcast (01/30/1960); BBC Broadcast (01/31/1960); BBC Broadcast (02/03/1960); BBC Broadcast (03/26/1956); BBC Broadcas...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love, opera / Roderick Jones, baritone; Pamela Bowden, contralto; April Cantelo, soprano; Owen Brannigan, bass; Philharmonia Orch., Sadler's Wells Chorus, Stanford Robinson
Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love, opera / Roderick Jones, baritone; Pamela Bowden, contralto; April Cantelo, soprano; Owen Brannigan, bass; Philharmonia Orch., Sadler's Wells Chorus, Stanford Robinson

2 CD / Lyrita / 2016-03-11

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love
Performers: Jones, Parry; Nash, Heddle [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Robinson, Stanford
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Sadler's Wells Chorus

Of all the musical forms essayed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), his operas have received the least recognition or respect. Yet he was incontestably a...continue...
Recording information: BBC Studio Recording Broadcast (02/12/1956-02/13/1956)....continue...
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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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Cyril Rootham (1875-1938): Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity / BBC Scottish SO; Vernon Handley et al.
Cyril Rootham (1875-1938): Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity / BBC Scottish SO; Vernon Handley et al.

2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-11-16

Works: Cyril Rootham: Symphony no 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity, for soloiosts, children's chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Scottish Philharmonic Singers; Trinity Boys Choir

It has been said that Cyril Rootham has done much for other contemporary composers; unfortunately, he has been deficient in peddling his own wares. This...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/28/1984)....continue...
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LYTA 2118
Works for String Orchestra by Benjamin, Stevens, Panufnik, Bax & Berkeley / The Boyd Neel Orchestra; Boyd Neel. London Chamber Orchestra; Anthony Bernard
Works for String Orchestra by Benjamin, Stevens, Panufnik, Bax & Berkeley / The Boyd Neel Orchestra; Boyd Neel. London Chamber Orchestra; Anthony Bernard

1 CD / Lyrita / 2015-11-16

Works: Arthur Benjamin: Ballade for Strings; Bernard Stevens: Sinfonietta for strings; Andrzej Panufnik: Lullaby (Kolysanka), for orchestra; Arnold Bax: Variations on the Name Gabriel Fauré, for harp...
Conductors: Neel, Boyd; Bernard, Anthony
Ensemble: ; London Chamber Orchestra; The Boyd Neel Orchestra

In 1952 Richard Itter, the founder of Lyrita, began to make domestic recordings of BBC transmissions using state-of-the-art disc and tape recorders. He documented his...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/31/1961); BBC Broadcast (03/20/1961)....continue...
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Michael Hurd (1928-2006) - Two chamber operas: The Aspern Papers; The Night of the Wedding / Owen Gilhooly, Clare McCaldin, Louise Winter, Pippa Goss; Nicholas Morton. Simon Lepper, piano
Michael Hurd (1928-2006) - Two chamber operas: The Aspern Papers; The Night of the Wedding / Owen Gilhooly, Clare McCaldin, Louise Winter, Pippa Goss; Nicholas Morton. Simon Lepper, piano

2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-11-16

Works: Michael Hurd: The Aspern Papers, chamber opera; The Night of the Wedding, chamber opera
Performers: Buswell, Matthew; Gilhooly, Owen; Goss, Pippa; Humphreys, Garry; Lepper, Simon; Lois, Rhian [Soprano Vocal]; McCaldin, Clare; Morton, Nicholas; Winter, Louise
Conductors: Vass, George; Stacey, Brian; Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: ; Ulster Orchestra

The Aspern Papers is an opera in three acts, from the novella by Henry James with a libretto by the composer (Ms. dated May 25,...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (05/03/2014); Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/03/2014); Henry Wood Hall, London (09/12/2011-09/14/2011); Ulster Hall, Belfast (09/12/2011-09/14/2011)....continue...
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Walter Leigh (1905-1942):
Walter Leigh (1905-1942): "Jolly Roger" or the Admiral's Daughter, opera / Neilson Taylor, Alan Dudley, Vernon Midgley, Leslie Fyson. BBC Concert Orch., Lawrence

2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-05-01

Works: Walter Leigh: Jolly Roger or The Admiral's Daughter, comic opera
Conductors: Lawrence, Ashley
Ensemble: The Ambrosian Singers

In 1942 The Musical Times reported a "grave loss," referring to Walter Leigh's tragically early death, after he was killed in action while serving in...continue...
Recording information: 12/21/1972....continue...
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Malcolm Lipkin (b.1932): Symphonies Nos. 1
Malcolm Lipkin (b.1932): Symphonies Nos. 1 "Sinfonia di Roma", 2 "The Pursuit" & 3 "Sun" / BBC PO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2015-04-01

Works: Malcolm Lipkin: Symphony no 1 ("Sinfonia di Roma"); Symphony no 2 ("The Pursuit"); Symphony no 3 ("Sun")
Conductors: Friend, Lionel; Downes, Edward; Leaper, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Malcolm Lipkin belongs to a generation of composers who came to prominence in Britain between the mid-1950s and the mid-1960s. Several of these figures began...continue...
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Sir Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes (1961); Madam Noy A Witchery Song (1918); The Enchantress / Pamela Bowden, Jennifer Vyvyan, Heather Harper, Gerald English
Sir Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes (1961); Madam Noy A Witchery Song (1918); The Enchantress / Pamela Bowden, Jennifer Vyvyan, Heather Harper, Gerald English

1 CD / Lyrita / 2015-04-01

Works: Arthur Bliss: Madam Noy, a "witchery song" for soprano & 6 instruments, Op. 10, F. 160; Rout, for soprano & chamber ensemble, Op. 13, F. 162a; The Enchantress, scena for alto & orchestra, Op. 71, F. ...
Performers: English, Gerald; Harper, Heather; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Schwarz, Rudolf
Ensemble: ; Royal Choral Society; Wigmore Ensemble

Following demobilization from the army in 1919, Bliss wrote four exploratory essays in sonority and textures, including Madam Noy and Rout. They accorded him a...continue...
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Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960): The Joyce Settings / Peter Pears, narrator; Alexander Young, tenor; LSO London Phil.; Dorian Singers et al.
Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960): The Joyce Settings / Peter Pears, narrator; Alexander Young, tenor; LSO London Phil.; Dorian Singers et al.

1 CD / Lyrita / 2015-03-01

Conductors: Atherton, David; Seiber, Mátyás
Ensemble: BBC Chorus; Dorian Singers; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble

Matyas Seiber's body of work is distinguished by a natural versatility, and by the wide range and eclecticism of his musical interests. It incorporates the...continue...
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LYTA 348
British Violin & Cello Concertos - Works by Benjamin, Moeran, Bax & Walton / Collier, Compoli & Gertler, violins; Piatiagorsky, cello;  BBC Northern Orch.; BBC SO et al.
British Violin & Cello Concertos - Works by Benjamin, Moeran, Bax & Walton / Collier, Compoli & Gertler, violins; Piatiagorsky, cello; BBC Northern Orch.; BBC SO et al.

2 CD / Lyrita / 2015-03-01

Works: Arthur Benjamin: Concerto for Violin; E.J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Arnold Bax: Concerto for Violin; William Walton: Concerto for Cello
Performers: Campoli, Alfredo; Collier, Derek; Gertler, Andre; Piatigorsky, Gregor [Cello]
Conductors: Robinson, Stanford; Schwarz, Rudolf; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; British Northern Orchestra

This two-disc set presents recordings of four British works from the Itter Broadcast Collection, the pristine recording archive of Lyrita founder Richard Itter, featuring fine...continue...
Recording information: BBC Broadcast (09/30/1961); BBC Broadcast (10/23/1959)....continue...
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Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998): Small Pieces for Orchestra / Raphael Wallfisch, cello; Northern CO, Nicholas Ward
Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998): Small Pieces for Orchestra / Raphael Wallfisch, cello; Northern CO, Nicholas Ward

1 CD / Lyrita / 2014-11-01

Works: Geoffrey Bush: Concerto for light orchestra; Natus est Immanuel, for string orchestra; Matthew Locke Suite, for string orchestra ("Psyche"); Sinfonietta Concertante, for cello & orchestra; Miniatures...
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Ward, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Northern Chamber Orchestra

This CD for Lyrita includes the first-ever recording of Geoffrey Bush's Sinfonietta Concertante for Cello, with Raphael Wallfisch. Though composition was foremost among his many...continue...
Recording information: St Philip's, Salford, UK (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)....continue...
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British Cello Concertos - works by John Joubert, Robert Simpson, Christopher Wright: / Raphael Wallfisch, cello
British Cello Concertos - works by John Joubert, Robert Simpson, Christopher Wright: / Raphael Wallfisch, cello

1 CD / Lyrita / 2014-11-01

Works: John Joubert: Concerto in 2 Movements, for cello & chamber orchestra, Op. 171; Robert Simpson: Concerto for Cello; Christopher Wright: Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Boughton, William
Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Among the most versatile contemporary performers, cellist Raphael Wallfisch is especially celebrated as a passionate advocate of British music. Concertos by Elgar, Finzi, and Walton...continue...
Recording information: Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK (12/11/2013-12/13/2013)....continue...
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Franz Reizenstein (1911-1968): Piano Music / Martin Jones, piano
Franz Reizenstein (1911-1968): Piano Music / Martin Jones, piano

3 CD / Lyrita / 2014-10-01

Works: Franz Reizenstein: Suite for piano, Op 6; Impromptu, Op. 14; Sonata for violin & piano, Op 20; Intermezzo for piano, Op. 17; Sonata for Piano no 1 in B major, Op. 19; Legend for Piano, Op. 24; Scherz...
Performers: Farmer, Adrian; Jones, Martin [Piano]

This three-CD set explores the piano music of German-born composer and concert pianist Franz Reizenstein. His distinctive, highly sophisticated musical language stems from his former...continue...
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LYTA 2342
Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998): Songs / Simon Wallfisch, baritone; Edward Rushton, piano
Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998): Songs / Simon Wallfisch, baritone; Edward Rushton, piano

1 CD / Lyrita / 2014-10-01


This CD explores the songs of British composer Geoffrey Bush. Geoffrey's idea was not just to "put a poem to music," but find a way...continue...
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LYTA 343
British String Concertos - works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Busch, Moeran, Rubbra, Gerhard, Fricker, Maconchy, Hoddinott et al. / various artists
British String Concertos - works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Busch, Moeran, Rubbra, Gerhard, Fricker, Maconchy, Hoddinott et al. / various artists

4 CD / Lyrita / 2014-09-01

Works: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 80; Gustav Holst: Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75; Double Concerto, for 2 violins & orchestra, Op. 49, H. 175; Lyric Movement, for viola & ch...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baillie, Alexander; de Saram, Rohan; Friend, Rodney [Violin]; Georgiadis, John [Conductor]; Gruenberg, Erich; Hurwitz, Emanuel; McAslan, Lorraine; Neaman, Yfrah; Parikian, Manoug; S...
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Atherton, David; Boult, Adrian; Holst, Imogen; Handley, Vernon; Davis, Colin; del Mar, Norman; Groves, Charles

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British Piano Concertos - works by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi, Foulds, Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran et al. / various artists
British Piano Concertos - works by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi, Foulds, Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran et al. / various artists

4 CD / Lyrita / 2014-09-01

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 126; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue in F major for piano & string orchestra, Op. 10; John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych, for piano & orchestra, Op...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Fowke, Philip; Katin, Peter; McCabe, John [Composer, Piano]; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Parkin, Eric; Shelley, Howard; Wallfisch, Peter; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]; Wilde, David; Williamson...
Conductors: Braithwaite, Nicholas; Handley, Vernon; Herrmann, Bernard; Boult, Adrian; Wordsworth, Barry; Dommett, Leonard

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Alun Hoddinott: Variants; Night Music; Sinfoniettas 1 & 3; The Sun
Alun Hoddinott: Variants; Night Music; Sinfoniettas 1 & 3; The Sun

1 CD / Lyrita / 2010-06-01

Works: Alun Hoddinott: Variants, for orchestra, Op. 47; Night Music, for orchestra, Op. 48; Sinfonietta no 1, for orchestra, Op. 56; Sinfonietta no 3, for orchestra, Op. 71; The Sun, The Great Luminary of t...
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Atherton, David

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First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias
First Symphonies: John Joubert, William Mathias

1 CD / Lyrita / 2010-04-01

Works: John Joubert: Symphony no 1, Op. 20; William Mathias: Symphony no 1, Op 31
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Groves, Charles

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Lyrita Box Set (Box)
Lyrita Box Set (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2009-10-01

Works: William Alwyn: Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra; Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Set 2, for orchestra, Op. 33; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Gran...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Pyatt, David [Horn]; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Alwyn, William [Composer]; Arnold, Malcolm, Sir; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry; Boult, Adrian; Fredman, Myer; Berkeley, Lennox; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Handley, Vernon; Joly, Simon; Davi...

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Lyrita Box Set 2  (Box)
Lyrita Box Set 2 (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2009-10-01

Works: Gordon Jacob: Symphony no 1; Daniel Jones: Dance Fantasy for orchestra; John Joubert: Symphony no 1, Op. 20; Constant Lambert: Music for Orchestra; Walter Leigh: Concertino for Harpsichord/Piano and ...
Performers: Ogdon, John [Piano]; Pinnock, Trevor
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry; Thompson, Bryden; Handley, Vernon; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Downes, Edward; Davison, Arthur; Boult, Adrian; Pritchard, John; del Mar, Norman; Herrmann, Bernard; Goossens, Eugene, Sir...

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LYTA 2338
French & Brazilian (Slim)
French & Brazilian (Slim)

2 CD / Lyrita / 2009-09-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Trois mouvements perpétuels, for piano, FP 14; Suite for Piano in C major; Napoli, suite for piano, FP 40; L'éventail de Jeanne; Novelettes (2) for piano, FP 47; Presto...
Performers: Powell, Elizabeth [Piano]

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LYTA 2111
MacDowell: Piano Sonatas / Sheila Randell
MacDowell: Piano Sonatas / Sheila Randell

2 CD / Lyrita / 2009-06-01

Works: Edward MacDowell: Sonata for Piano no 1 in G minor ("Tragica"), Op. 45; Sonata for Piano no 4 in E minor ("Keltic"), Op. 59; Paul Hindemith: Dance Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 19; Sonatas (3) for Piano
Performers: Randell, Sheila

"Strange bedfellows! The Hindemith and MacDowell sonatas have almost nothing in common beyond instrument and title. MacDowell is grandly Romantic, expansive, picturesque, and filled with...continue...
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Welsh Dances / Groves, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, et al
Welsh Dances / Groves, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2009-06-01

Works: Alun Hoddinott: Welsh Dances (4), Op. 15; Jack Straw Overture, Op. 35; Concerto Grosso no 2, Op. 46; Investiture Dances, for orchestra, Op. 66; Welsh Dances, Set 2, Op. 64; William Mathias: Celtic Da...
Conductors: Groves, Charles; Davison, Arthur; Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; National Youth Orchestra of Wales; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tavener: Canciones Espanolas, Requiem for Father Malachy / King's Singers, et al
Tavener: Canciones Espanolas, Requiem for Father Malachy / King's Singers, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2009-05-01

Works: John Tavener: Canciones españolas, for 2 countertenors (or sopranos), 3 flutes, percussion, organ & harpsichord; Requiem for Father Malachy, for chorus, organ & orchestra
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Carrington, Simon; Holt, Anthony; Hume, Alastair; Kay, Brian; Perrin, Nigel; Smith, Kevin [Countertenor Vocal]; Thompson, Alastair [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Tavener, John [Composer]
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

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LYTA 311
Still: Symphonies no 3 & 4;  Searle: Symphony no 2 / Goossens, Fredman, Krips, et al
Still: Symphonies no 3 & 4; Searle: Symphony no 2 / Goossens, Fredman, Krips, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2009-03-01

Works: Robert Still: Symphony no 3; Symphony no 4; Humphrey Searle: Symphony no 2, Op. 33
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Fredman, Myer; Krips, Josef
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Wood: String Quartets 1 & 2, etc;  Fricker, Berkeley, Dalby, McCabe, Rainier / Cantelo, Hamburger, Lloyd Webber, et al
Wood: String Quartets 1 & 2, etc; Fricker, Berkeley, Dalby, McCabe, Rainier / Cantelo, Hamburger, Lloyd Webber, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2009-01-01

Works: Hugh Wood: Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 4; Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 13; The Horses, Op. 10; Rider Victory, Op. 11; Priaulx Rainier: Quanta; Trio for Strings; Lennox Berkeley: Duo for Cello and ...
Performers: Cantelo, April; Hamburger, Paul; Lloyd Webber, Julian; McCabe, John [Composer, Piano]
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Ensemble: London Oboe Band
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LYTA 304
Anthology of English Song 1530-1790 / Burrowes, Luxon, Eathorne, Langridge, et al
Anthology of English Song 1530-1790 / Burrowes, Luxon, Eathorne, Langridge, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2009-01-01

Works: Richard Edwards: Where Griping Grief the Heart Doth Wound; John Danyel: Why Canst Thou Not?; Griefe Keepe Within; Alfonso Ferrabosco: When Daphne from Fair Phoebus Did Fly, consort song; William Byrd...
Performers: Brett, Charles; Burrowes, Norma; Eathorne, Wendy; Gammie, Ian; Jenkins, Neil [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Trevor [Viol]; Kraemer, Nicholas [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Lester, ...
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LYTA 2309
Rawsthorne, Stevens: Piano Works / James Gibb
Rawsthorne, Stevens: Piano Works / James Gibb

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-11-01

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Bagatelles (4) for piano; Sonatina for piano; Four Romantic Pieces, for piano; Bernard Stevens: Five Inventions, for piano, Op. 14; Ballad no 1, for piano; Fantasia on Giles Farnaby'...
Performers: Gibb, James

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LYTA 1107
White, Hoddinott: Piano Works / Colin Kingsley, Valerie Tryon
White, Hoddinott: Piano Works / Colin Kingsley, Valerie Tryon

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-09-01

Works: John White: Sonata for Piano no 1; Sonata for Piano no 5; Sonata for Piano no 4; Sonata for Piano no 9; Alun Hoddinott: Sonata for Piano no 1, Op.17; Nocturne no 2, Op. 16/1; Sonata for Piano no 2, O...
Performers: Kingsley, Colin; Tryon, Valerie
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LYTA 2108
Bax: The Piano Music / Iris Loveridge
Bax: The Piano Music / Iris Loveridge

3 CD / Lyrita / 2008-09-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Sonata for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor; Concert Valse, for piano in E flat major; Russian Tone Pictures, pieces (2) for piano; Toccata, for piano; The Princess's Rose Garden, for piano; I...
Performers: Loveridge, Iris
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LYTA 3113
Tippett, Hamilton, Wordsworth: Piano Works / Margaret Kitchin
Tippett, Hamilton, Wordsworth: Piano Works / Margaret Kitchin

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-01

Works: Michael Tippett: Sonata for Piano no 1; Iain Hamilton: Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 13; William Wordsworth: Sonata for Piano in D minor, Op. 13; Cheesecombe Suite, for piano, Op. 27; Ballade, for piano...
Performers: Kitchin, Margaret
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LYTA 2106
Bowen, Reizenstein: Piano Music / York Bowen, Franz Reizenstein
Bowen, Reizenstein: Piano Music / York Bowen, Franz Reizenstein

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-01

Works: York Bowen: Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 102; Partita, for piano, Op. 156; Berceuse, for piano, Op. 83; Suite Mignonne, Op. 39; Toccata for piano, Op. 155; Franz Reizenstein: Sonata for Piano no 1 in...
Performers: Bowen, York; Reizenstein, Franz
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LYTA 2105
Berkeley, Benjamin: Piano Works / Colin Horsley, Lamar Crowson
Berkeley, Benjamin: Piano Works / Colin Horsley, Lamar Crowson

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-01

Works: Lennox Berkeley: Sonata for Piano in A major, Op. 20; Preludes (6) for piano, Op. 23; Scherzo for piano, Op. 32/2; Impromptus (3) for piano, Op. 7; Concert Study, for piano in E flat major, Op. 48/2;...
Performers: Crowson, Lamar; Horsley, Colin
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LYTA 2109
Bax: Legend-Sonata, Cello Sonata, Sonatina, etc;  Jacob / Florence Hooton, Wilfred Parry
Bax: Legend-Sonata, Cello Sonata, Sonatina, etc; Jacob / Florence Hooton, Wilfred Parry

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-06-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Folk Tale, for cello & piano; Sonata for cello & piano in E flat major; Sonatina for cello & piano in D major; Legend-Sonata, for cello & piano in F sharp minor; Gordon Jacob: Divertiment...
Performers: Hooton, Florence; Parry, Wilfrid
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LYTA 2104
Parrott: String Quartet no 4;  Harries, Wynne / University Ensemble of Cardiff, et al
Parrott: String Quartet no 4; Harries, Wynne / University Ensemble of Cardiff, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-06-01

Works: David Wynne: Sonata for Piano no 2; Quartet for Strings no 3; Ian Parrott: Quartet for Strings no 4; David Harries: Quintet for piano & string quartet, Op. 20
Performers: Barton, James [Vaudeville/Vocals]; Harrison, Eric; Isaac, George; Riddle, Frederick; Wang, Alfredo
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LYTA 284
Connolly: Verse, Triad no 3, Cinquespaces, etc / Manning, Nash Ensemble, et al
Connolly: Verse, Triad no 3, Cinquespaces, etc / Manning, Nash Ensemble, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-06-01

Works: Justin Connolly: Verse, Op 7b; Triad III, for oboe, viola & cello, Op. 8; Cinquepaces, for brass quintet, Op. 5; Poems of Wallace Stevens (I), for soprano & 7 instruments, Op. 9
Performers: Manning, Jane
Conductors: ; Connolly, Justin
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble; Vesuvius Ensemble
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