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Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet
Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-20

Works: Elliott Carter: Concerto for Clarinet; Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (04/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (04/1998); Henry Wood Hall, London (08/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (08/1998)....continue...
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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Berkel...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Member;...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 2. Works by Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson. Michael Collins, clarinet
British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 2. Works by Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson. Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-03-26

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina for clarinet & piano, Op. 29; Arnold Cooke: Sonata for clarinet & piano in B flat major; Edward Gregson: Tributes, for clarinet & piano; Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel ...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; McHale, Michael

This is Volume 2 in the series 'British Clarinet Sonatas', in which Michael Collins is joined by the pianist Michael McHale. On this disc the...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (07/27/2012-07/28/2012)....continue...
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Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin
Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Symphony no 1; Partita; Chain 2; Preludia taneczne / Michael Collins, clarinet; Tasmin Little, violin

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

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

The fifth and final volume of this Lutoslawski set is the perfect cap to a series that has been called "as polished as it is...continue...
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Works for Clarinet and Orchestra by Mozart, Copland, Kats-Chernin / Michael Collins, clarinet
Works for Clarinet and Orchestra by Mozart, Copland, Kats-Chernin / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-01-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622; Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Elena Kats-Chernin: Ornamental Air, for basset clarinet & orchestra
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: ; Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Michael Collins combines the roles of clarinet soloist and conductor as he leads the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in three works that chart the journey of...continue...
Recording information: Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden (06/11/2012-06/16/2012)....continue...
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British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 1: Concertos by Stanford, Finzi and Arnold / Michael Collins, clarinet
British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 1: Concertos by Stanford, Finzi and Arnold / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-10-30

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Concerto for Clarinet in A minor, Op. 80; Gerald Finzi: Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 31; Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for Clarinet no 2, Op. 115
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This disc marks the beginning of a new survey of British Clarinet Concertos, featuring the exclusive Chandos artist, Michael Collins, who here combines the role...continue...
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Mark-Anthony Turnage: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Jurowski; Alsop
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Jurowski; Alsop

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2012-10-30

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: On Opened Ground, concerto for viola & orchestra; Texan Tenebrae, for orchestra; Lullaby for Hans, for string orchestra; Riffs and Refrains, concerto for clarinet & orchestra; M...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Power, Lawrence; Tetzlaff, Christian [Violin]
Conductors: Stenz, Markus; Alsop, Marin; Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

This final volume contains the recording of the world première of Mambo, Blues and Tarantella with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, as well as the first released...continue...
Recording information: Snape Maltings (04/01/2007); Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall (04/01/2007); Snape Maltings (2011-10-19&2010-04-17&2008-); Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall (2011-10-1...continue...

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Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Oliver Knussen: Symphony no 3, Op. 18; Trumpets for soprano & 3 clarinets, Op 12; Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13; Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17; Cantata for oboe & string trio (...
Performers: Barry, Elaine; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hirst, Linda; Mitchell, Ian; Pillinger, Edward
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Knussen, Oliver;
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta; Nash Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra

"No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen" -The Guardian This reissue celebrates composer/ conductor Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday. Works include...continue...
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British Clarinet Sonatas: works by Stanford, Bliss, Bax, Ireland and Howells / Michael Collins, clarinet
British Clarinet Sonatas: works by Stanford, Bliss, Bax, Ireland and Howells / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-03-27

Works: John Ireland: Fantasy-Sonata, for clarinet & piano in E flat major; Charles Villiers Stanford: Sonata for clarinet & piano, Op. 129; Arthur Bliss: Pastoral, for clarinet & piano, F. 92; Arnold Bax: S...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; McHale, Michael

Chandos presents the first volume in a new series of British Clarinet Sonatas, featuring the exclusive Chandos artist Michael Collins in works by Bax, Bliss,...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/30/2011-05/01/2011)....continue...
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Berio: Realisations; Schubert, Brahms, Mahler / Roderick Williams, Michael Collins
Berio: Realisations; Schubert, Brahms, Mahler / Roderick Williams, Michael Collins

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-02-28

Works: Luciano Berio: Schubert-Berio; Johannes Brahms: Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1; Gustav Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Berio had an abiding fascination with reconciling the past and the present, which can be seen in his orchestral realizations of works by Mahler and...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (08/16/2011-08/19/2011)....continue...
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Relaxing Mozart / Meyer, Pletnev, Tetzlaff, Menuhin, Sarasate
Relaxing Mozart / Meyer, Pletnev, Tetzlaff, Menuhin, Sarasate

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in C, for flute, harp and orchestra, K. 299/K. 297c; Serenade no 13 in G, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"; Concerto for Piano no 23 in A, K. 488; Symphony no 39 in E...
Performers: Alexander, Meyrick; Coles, Samuel; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hunt, Gordon [Oboe]; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Pletnev, Mikhail [Piano/Conductor]; Pommier, Jean-Bernard; Tetzlaff, Christian...
Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Warren-Green, Christopher; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka
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Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Clarinet Concertino; Horn Concertino / Michael Collins
Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Clarinet Concertino; Horn Concertino / Michael Collins

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-01-31

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet in E flat major, J 109/Op. 26; Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J. 114 (Op. 73); Concertino for horn & orchestra in E minor, J. 188 (Op. 45); Conce...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Stirling, Stephen
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: ; City Of London Sinfonia

On this disc, the exclusive Chandos artist, Michael Collins, plays the clarinet in three works for clarinet and orchestra by Weber, as well as conducting...continue...
Recording information: St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London (04/08/2011-04/11/2011)....continue...

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Ludwig van Beethoven Invents Jazz
Ludwig van Beethoven Invents Jazz

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 32, Op. 111; Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello no 2, Op. 99; Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Claude Debussy: Children's Corner; La plus que len...
Performers: Braley, Frank; Capucon, Renaud; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ivaldi, Christian [Piano]; Lagerspetz, Juhani; Lee, Noel [Piano]; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Nat, Y...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Rattle, Simon, Sir; ; Zedda, Alberto; Klemperer, Otto; Marshall, Wayne; Paavo, Järvi; Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

Ludwig van Beethoven invented jazz. That statement might seem enough to provoke a paroxysm from a musicologist, but, with a passage in his final piano...continue...
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The Lyrical Clarinet / Michael Collins
The Lyrical Clarinet / Michael Collins

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-02-22

Works: Norbert Burgmüller: Duo for clarinet (or violin) & piano in E flat major, Op. 15; Gerald Finzi: Bagatelles (5) for clarinet & piano, Op. 23; Heinrich Joseph Baermann: Quintet for Clarinet and St...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; McHale, Michael

Virtuoso clarinetist Michael Collins, accompanied by Michael McHale on the piano, returns for a second volume in Chandos' series showcasing the extraordinarily wide range of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (06/10/2010-06/12/2010)....continue...

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111 More Classic Tracks [Limited Edition]
111 More Classic Tracks [Limited Edition]

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-11-09

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93; Adagio and Allegretto (Elegy and Polka), for string quartet; Franz Liszt: Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145; Fr...
Performers: Alarie, Pierrette; Ambrosini, Jean-Claude; Anda, Geza [Piano]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Antonietti, Jean; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Askenase, Stefan; Baldwin, Dalton; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, P...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Ancerl, Karel; Stadlmair, Hans; Nelson, John; Bernstein, Leonard; Blech, Leo; Böhm, Karl; Previn, Andre; Boulez, Pierre; Karajan, Herbert v.; Marcon, Andrea; Pletnev, Mikhail; D...
Ensemble: ; Early Music Consort of London

111 More Classic Tracks carries on from where 111 Classic Tracks of 2009 left off. In another mesmerizing journey through the history of Deutsche Grammophon's...continue...
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Virtuoso Clarinet / Michael Collins
Virtuoso Clarinet / Michael Collins

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-10-26

Works: Alamiro Giampieri: Carnival of Venice, capriccio variations for clarinet & orchestra in B flat; André Messager: Solo de concours for clarinet & piano; Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche (3), suite for ...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Lane, Piers

Michael Collins is one of the most versatile clarinetists, possessing a dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship that have made him the favourite of conductors, composers,...continue...
Recording information: Britten Studio, Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Suff (02/01/2010-02/03/2010)....continue...

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Schubert: Favourite Songs; The Shepherd on the Rock
Schubert: Favourite Songs; The Shepherd on the Rock

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-06-15

Works: Franz Schubert: Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300; An Sylvia; Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3; Der Erlkönig, D 328; Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; An die Musik, D 547; Auf dem Wasser ...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]

"An essential collection of the greatest Schubert vocal works including the unique `Shepherd on the Rock` for soprano, clarinet and piano. When first issued by...continue...
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Unknown Britten
Unknown Britten

1 CD / NM Classics Import / 2009-10-06

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Phrase, for voice & orchestra (sketch for Les Illuminations, Op. 18; orchestration by C. Matthews); Aube, for voice & orchestra (sketch for Les Illuminations, Op....
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Francomb, Peter; Griffiths, Chris; Hind, Rolf; Piau, Sandrine; Thompson, Michael [Horn]; Watkins, Richard
Conductors: Zehetmair, Thomas; Sehetmair, Thomas

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All the performances are superb. Sandrine Piau's stylish and imaginative interpretation of Les illuminations is one of the best soprano versions on disc, in...continue...
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Ravel: Introduction and Allegro, Violin Sonata, Piano Trio
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro, Violin Sonata, Piano Trio

1 CD / CRD Records / 2009-05-01

Works: Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet; Sonata for Violin and Cello; Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Chase, Roger; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Crayford, Marcia; Davies, Philippa; Kampen, Christopher van; Kanga, Skaila [Harp]; Ogden, David
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
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Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Scherzo à la russe; Apollon musagète, ba...
Performers: Ballard, Jeremy; Cole, Peter; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Donohoe, Elaine; Donohoe, Peter; Fryatt, John; Heinen, Ulrich; Johnston, Robert; King, Malcolm; Kok, Felix; Smith, Jennifer [Vocal...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle has always been dedicated to the works of Stravinsky. In 2007, he and his Berlin Philharmonic gave workshops and a performance of Stravinsky's...continue...
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Spannungen: Musik im Kraftwerk Heimbach [Limited Edition]
Spannungen: Musik im Kraftwerk Heimbach [Limited Edition]

14 CD / CAvi Music / 2008-10-14

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155; Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, B. 162 (Op. 87); Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in F minor, Op. ...
Performers: Adamsky, Thomas; Bach, Andreas; Behr-Konig, Anette; Berwaerts, Jeroen; Bohorquez, Claudio; Bouskova, Jana; Brandkamp, Kornelia; Buhl, Gregor; Clein, Natalie; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Fa...
Conductors: Harding, Daniel;
Ensemble: ; Heimbach Strings 2006

This is a documentation of the best European chamber music festival that features world-class soloists in live recordings....continue...
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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective
John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-07

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; Shaker Loops; Harmonium; Nixon in China; Chamber Symphony; Gnarly Buttons; Hoodoo Zephyr; Death of Klinghoffer; I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky; Concert...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hammons, Thomas; Kantonen, Seppo; Karvonen, Jari-Pekka; Kremer, Gidon; Kusama, Astri; Maddalena, James; McDonald, Audra; McElroy, Michael; Murto, Janne; Mutru, ...
Conductors: De Waart, Edo; Adams, John [Composer]; Nagano, Kent; Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Theatre of Voices

"It doesn't hurt that Adams has an exclusive contract with Nonesuch to release the first recording of each work, and most of the performances here...continue...
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American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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Spohr: Clarinet Concertos no 3 & 4 / O'Neill, Collins, et al
Spohr: Clarinet Concertos no 3 & 4 / O'Neill, Collins, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-05-13

Works: Louis Spohr: Concerto for Clarinet no 3 in F minor, WoO 19; Concerto for Clarinet no 4 in E minor, WoO 20
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: O'Neill, Robin
Ensemble: Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Here at last is the long-awaited sequel to Hyperion's disc of Spohr's Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, recorded by the same forces. It was...continue...
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The Very Best of Brahms
The Very Best of Brahms

2 CD / Virgin Classics Import / 2008-03-04

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10; German Requiem, ...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Angelich, Nicholas; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Fontanarosa, Patrice; Hough, Stephen [Piano]; Lagerspetz, Juhani; Laredo, Jaime; Meyer, Paul; Pletnev, Mikhail [Piano/Con...
Conductors: Harding, Daniel; Davis, Andrew; Corboz, Michel; Eschenbach, Christoph; Talich, Jan Jr.; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Nelson, John
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne
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Schubert: Octet, etc / Michael Collins and Friends
Schubert: Octet, etc / Michael Collins and Friends

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2007-11-06

Works: Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129; Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, D 803/Op. 166
Performers: Brunt, Peter; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Martineau, Malcolm; Muller-Schott, Daniel; Owen, Martin; Riegelbauer, Peter; Robin O'Neill [Bassoon/Conductor]; Tomter, Lars Anders; Tynan, Ailish...

The British clarinetist Michael Collins is one of the most sought-after and successful wind players of his generation and has performed as a soloist with...continue...
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Classical Bytes - Mozart
Classical Bytes - Mozart

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2006-03-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K. 495; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Don Giovanni; Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i); Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute),...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Eschenbach, Christoph [Piano/Conductor]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Grist, Reri [Soprano Vocals]; Jolley, David; Peters, Roberta [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Karajan, Herbert v.; Pletnev, Mikhail; Anda, Géza [Piano]
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian National Orchestra
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Spohr: Clarinet Concertos no 1 & 2 / O'Neill, et al
Spohr: Clarinet Concertos no 1 & 2 / O'Neill, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-05-10

Works: Louis Spohr: Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in C minor, Op. 26; Potpourri on themes from P. von Winter's "Das unterbrochene Opferfest" for clarinet & orchestra (or; Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat m...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: O'Neill, Robin
Ensemble: Swedish Chamber Orchestra

'An outstanding disc, excellently recorded' (Gramophone)

'Michael Collins ... has all the requisite showmanship and panache for Spohr's gymnastic extravagances, [he] colours his tone imaginativ...continue...
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Americana - Adams, Bernstein, Ellington, et al / Rattle
Americana - Adams, Bernstein, Ellington, et al / Rattle

1 CD / EMI Classics Import / 2004-03-09

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Story of my life; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Porgy and Bess; Felix Bernard: The Dardanella Blues, song; Walter Donaldson: Makin' Whoopee; Lindsay ...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Carter, Regina [Violin]; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City Of Caterpillar; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Donohoe, Peter; E...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; London Sinfonietta

This new compilation represents over 75 minutes of the very best of Simon Rattle's recordings of American music presented in his unique, exciting and dynamic...continue...
Personnel: Regina Carter (violin); Michael Collins (clarinet); Bobby Ray Watson (alto saxophone); Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet); Geri Allen , Peter Donohoe (pian...continue...
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Gregson: Blazon, Violin Concerto, etc / Brabbins, et al
Gregson: Blazon, Violin Concerto, etc / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-09-23

Works: Edward Gregson: Blazon, for orchestra; Concerto for Clarinet; Stepping Out, for string orchestra; Concerto for Violin
Performers: Charlier, Olivier; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"This music is brilliantly performed (both by the soloists and orchestra) and gorgeously recorded, and if nothing else will reaffirm what a grand and glorious...continue...
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Arnold: Chamber Music Vol 3 / Nash Ensemble
Arnold: Chamber Music Vol 3 / Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-02-01

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn & bassoon, Op. 7; Duo for flute & viola, Op. 10; Divertimento for flute, oboe & clarinet, Op. 37; Quartet for oboe & strings, Op. 61; Sonata for...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Chase, Roger; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hulse, Gareth; Pearce, Judith
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

"This collection is a marvellous one... superbly played." -Gramophone...continue...
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Brahms for Relaxation
Brahms for Relaxation

1 CD / RCA Records / 2000-10-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Waltz for piano, 4 hands in B flat major, Op. 39/8; Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99; Trio for clarinet (or viola), cello & ...
Performers: Ax, Emanuel; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Eskin, Jules; Fine, Burton; Frank, Claude; Goode, Richard [Piano]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Hough, Stephen [Piano]; Isserlis, Steven; ...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Eschenbach, Christoph; Davis, Colin;
Ensemble: ; Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Guarneri Quartet
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Bliss: A Knot of Riddles, etc / McGreevy, Spence, et al
Bliss: A Knot of Riddles, etc / McGreevy, Spence, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2000-02-01

Works: Arthur Bliss: A Knot of Riddles, song cycle (7) for baritone & 11 instruments, Op. 97, F. 159; Three Romantic Songs, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 25, F. 179; Four Songs, for voice, violin & pian...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Herford, Henry; Lenehan, John [Piano]; McGreevy, Geraldine; Phillips, Leo; Spence, Toby; Sturrock, Kathron
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

'This double album is a revelatory document and a source of ever unpredictable delight ... These songs beg to be performed more often.' (BBC Music...continue...
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Brahms, Schumann, Frühling: Trios / Isserlis, Collins, Hough
Brahms, Schumann, Frühling: Trios / Isserlis, Collins, Hough

1 CD / Sony / 1999-10-12

Works: Johannes Brahms: Trio for clarinet (or viola), cello & piano in A minor, Op. 114; Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132; Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Carl Fr&#...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hough, Stephen [Piano]; Isserlis, Steven

"All three performers have many moments when a phrase is nicely turned or a harmony or high note is given just a little emphasis. Even...continue...
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Adams: Gnarly Buttons, etc / Adams, Collins, Kronos Quartet
Adams: Gnarly Buttons, etc / Adams, Collins, Kronos Quartet

1 CD / Warner Classics / 1998-04-21

Works: John Adams: John's Book of Alleged Dances, for string quartet; Gnarly Buttons
Performers: Adams, John [Composer]; Atherton, Joan; Chase, Roger; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Dutt, Hank; Harrington, David; Hirsch, Rebecca; Houghton, Lynda; Hulse, Gareth; Jeanrenaud, Joan; Kampen, ...
Conductors: ; Adams, John [Composer]
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet; London Sinfonietta
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György Ligeti Edition Vol 7 - Chamber Music / Aimard et al
György Ligeti Edition Vol 7 - Chamber Music / Aimard et al

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1998-01-20

Works: György Ligeti: Trio for horn, violin & piano ("Hommage à Brahms"); Pieces (10) for wind quintet; Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet; Sonata for Viola solo
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Davies, Philippa; Gawriloff, Saschko; Hulse, Gareth; Neunecker, Marie-Luise; Robin O'Neill [Bassoon/Conductor]; Watkins, Richard; Zimmer...
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Ensemble: Winds of the London Symphony Orchestra (Winds)

"Sony's extraordinary Ligeti project continues without a slip. This volume (number 7) brings us one of the composer's most performed pieces, one of his greatest,...continue...
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Bax: Nonet, Oboe Quintet, Elegiac Trio, etc / Nash Ensemble
Bax: Nonet, Oboe Quintet, Elegiac Trio, etc / Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Hyperion / 1996-03-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Nonet, for woodwinds & strings; Quintet for oboe & strings; Elegiac Trio, for flute, viola & harp; Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in D major; Quintet for harp & strings
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Chase, Roger; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Davies, Philippa; Kanga, Skaila [Harp]
Conductors: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Brown, Ian [Classical]
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

"Every performance sounds as if it had all been lived with for years,and it may well be that the music has been as fully absorbed...continue...
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Herbert Howells: To Chosen Hill à / Lyric Quartet
Herbert Howells: To Chosen Hill à / Lyric Quartet

1 CD / Metier / 1992-05-01

Works: Herbert Howells: Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 21; Fantasy String Quartet, Op. 25; Rhapsodic Quintet, for clarinet quintet, Op. 31
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; West, Andrew
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Ensemble: Lyric Quartet

All three works on this recording date from the teens of the 20th century and were written within a period of three years — one...continue...
Recording information: St. Silas Church, London NW5 (04/06/1992-04/08/1992)....continue...
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