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20th Century Classics - Large Symphonic Works

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Scandinavian Festival
Scandinavian Festival

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1989-05-12

Works: Christian Sinding: Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3; Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35; Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54; Symphonic Dances (4)...
Conductors: Edlinger, Richard

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Swedish Orchestral Favourites / Kamu, Helsingborg Symphony
Swedish Orchestral Favourites / Kamu, Helsingborg Symphony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-06-07

Works: August Söderman: Swedish Festival Music, for orchestra; Wilhelm Stenhammar: Sången (The Song), cantata for voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Lars-Erik Larsson: Pastoral Suite, for orchestr...
Conductors: Kamu, , Okko
Ensemble: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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Alfvén: Symphony no 3, etc / Willén, Royal Scottish National
Alfvén: Symphony no 3, etc / Willén, Royal Scottish National

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-06-01

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Swedish Rhapsody no 3, for orchestra ("Dalarapsodi"), Op. 47; En Skärgårdssägen, for orchestra, Op. 20, R49; Symphony no 3 in E major, Op. 23, R54
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

Teacher, conductor and composer, Hugo Alfven became Sweden's most important musical figure during the early part of this century. Always seeking to please his audience,...continue...
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Alfvén: Symphony no 1, etc / Scottish National Orchestra
Alfvén: Symphony no 1, etc / Scottish National Orchestra

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-03-01

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Festive Music for orchestra, Op. 25, R59; Bergakungen, ballet-pantomime, Op. 37, R99; Swedish Rhapsody no 2, for orchestra ("Uppsalarapsodi"), Op. 24; Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. ...
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

Drawing on the rich melodic traditions of the folk music of his homeland, Alfven created vivid and stunningly orchestrated scores. While justly remembered for his...continue...
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Alfvén: Symphony no 2, Prodigal Son / Willén, Ireland SO
Alfvén: Symphony no 2, Prodigal Son / Willén, Ireland SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-10-01

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Prodigal Son, ballet suite, R214; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 11, R28
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

The suite from "The Prodigal Son" contains seven numbers from the ballet score, and includes several lively Swedish polkas, typical of Alfven's lighter style. By...continue...
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Hugo Alfvén: Symphony no 4 / Niklas Willén, Iceland SO
Hugo Alfvén: Symphony no 4 / Niklas Willén, Iceland SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Symphony no 4 in C minor ("Fran Havsbandet"), Op. 39, R93; Festival Overture, Op. 52
Performers: Edvaldsdottir, Sigrun; Halla, Arndis; Talkowsky, Richard; Valdimarsson, Johann
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

"Willen treats the Fourth [Symphony] more as a symphonic poem than a symphony. His approach is soft-edged, impressionist, and blended. He digs into the music,...continue...
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Alfvén: Symphony no 5, Andante religioso / Willén, et al
Alfvén: Symphony no 5, Andante religioso / Willén, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-02-27

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Symphony no 5 in A minor, Op. 54, R209; Andante religioso
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

"What a strange mixture of the old and new Hugo Alfven's music represents! The slow movement, perhaps the most beautiful part of the symphony, speaks...continue...
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Alfvén: Synnöve of Solbakken (Suite), etc / Willén, et al
Alfvén: Synnöve of Solbakken (Suite), etc / Willén, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-05-29

Works: Hugo Alfvén: Synnöve Solbakken, suite from the film score for piano (or orchestra), Op. 50, R134; En bygdesaga (A Country Tale), suite from the film score for orchestra, Op. 53, R202a; El&#...
Conductors: Willen, Niklas

"Willen conducts in a less sentimental fashion than Alfven sometimes receives and it is perfect for this film music. He also has an excellent sense...continue...
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American Classics - Antheil: Ballet Mécanique, etc /Spalding
American Classics - Antheil: Ballet Mécanique, etc /Spalding

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-09-01

Works: George Antheil: Ballet mécanique, for 4 pianos, 2 electric bells, 2 airplane propellers & percussion (1953 revision); Serenade for Strings no 1; Symphony for Five Instruments, for flute, bassoon...
Conductors: Spalding, Daniel
Ensemble: Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Notorious for its orchestra of pianos, percussion, electric buzzers and aeroplane propellers, the Ballet Mecanique is actually quite an interesting work. Given it's odd instrumentation,...continue...
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Arnold: Symphonies no 5 and 6 / Penny, Ireland National SO
Arnold: Symphonies no 5 and 6 / Penny, Ireland National SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-06-01

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 5, Op. 74; Symphony no 6, Op. 95
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

The symphonies of Malcolm Arnold offer the finest examples of the composers serious work. These works are rich in invention, melodically appealing, dramatic, and easily...continue...
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Arnold: Symphonies no 7 & 8 / Penny, Ireland National SO
Arnold: Symphonies no 7 & 8 / Penny, Ireland National SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-09-01

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 7, Op. 113; Symphony no 8, Op. 124
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

"Tonal modernism weaves through Great Britain especially, and Malcolm Arnold is a composer whose contemporary inventiveness and wisdom may come to be more recognized when...continue...
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Arnold: Symphonies 1 & 2 / Penny, National SO of Ireland
Arnold: Symphonies 1 & 2 / Penny, National SO of Ireland

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-01-12

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 1, Op. 22; Symphony no 2, Op. 40
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

"Andrew Penny seems born to the task on conducting these explosive works. He studied with Sir Charles Grove and was an assistant to Richard Hickox,...continue...
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Arnold: Dances / Andrew Penny, Queensland SO
Arnold: Dances / Andrew Penny, Queensland SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-06-07

Works: Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Set 1, for orchestra, Op. 27; English Dances Set 2, for orchestra, Op. 33; Scottish Dance no 3; Cornish Dances (4), for orchestra, Op. 91; Irish Dances (4), for orchest...
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: Queensland Symphony Orchestra

"This new Naxos set of the Arnold Dances from the Queensland orchestra under Andrew Penny is well worth its modest cost and it has the...continue...
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Arnold: Symphony no 9 / Penny, National SO of Ireland
Arnold: Symphony no 9 / Penny, National SO of Ireland

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-02-28

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 9, Op. 128; Malcolm Arnold / Andrew Penny: Sir Malcolm Arnold in conversation with Andrew Penny (Discussion)
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

"I was impressed enough by the first of Andrew Penny's Arnold discs for Naxos...but this is far finer, for he draws not just a concentrated,...continue...
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Arnold: Symphonies nos 3 & 4 / Andrew Penny, Irish NSO
Arnold: Symphonies nos 3 & 4 / Andrew Penny, Irish NSO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-03-20

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 3, Op. 63; Symphony no 4, Op. 71
Conductors: Penny, Andrew
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

"Recommended on all counts" -Gramophone. 5 Stars and Editor's Choice -Classic CD...continue...
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Malcolm Arnold: Cello Concerto; Symphony For Strings; Fantasy For Recorder And String Quartet
Malcolm Arnold: Cello Concerto; Symphony For Strings; Fantasy For Recorder And String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-09-27

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Shakespearean Cello Concerto, Op. 136; Concertino for flute & strings, Op. 19a; Fantasy for recorder & string quartet, Op. 140; Saxophone Concerto (arrangement of Piano Sonata); Symph...
Performers: Ingham, Esther; Raven, Carl; Turner, John; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Ward, Nicholas; Howarth, Richard
Ensemble: Manchester Sinfonia; Northern Chamber Orchestra

Sir Malcolm Arnold's preference for classical forms is fully explored in this representative but uniquely distinctive program. Orchestrations of earlier works form the lyrical Concertino...continue...
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Barber: Complete Orchestral Works / Marin Alsop
Barber: Complete Orchestral Works / Marin Alsop

6 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-09-28

Works: Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Symphony no 1, Op. 9; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Symphony no 2, Op. 19; Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 22; Medea (Serp...
Performers: Buswell, James; Craigie, Lesley; Gauvin, Karina; Gracie, John; Jones, Karen [Flute]; Prutsman, Stephen; Rancourt, Stephane; Trotter, Thomas; Wall, Simon; Warner, Wendy [Cello]; Williams, Roderick [Ba...
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"The first complete orchestral Barber set makes its appearance on the market in the year of the composer's centenary. It's a pretty impressive set of...continue...

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American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-06-01

Works: Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; Symphony no 1, Op. 9; Essay for Orchestra no 1, Op. 12; Symphony no 2, Op. 19
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Though Barber did experiment with 20th century compositional techniques, his style remains firmly anchored in a romantic vein. This album brings together some of the...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (12/08/1998-12/09/1998)....continue...
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American Classics - Barber: Violin Concerto, etc / Buswell
American Classics - Barber: Violin Concerto, etc / Buswell

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-01-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin Op. 14; Souvenirs, Op. 28; Serenade for Strings, Op. 1; Music for a Scene from Shelley, for orchestra, Op. 7
Performers: Buswell, James
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Alsop's structure is secure, she maintains intensity and attention, and the orchestra sounds at home. The violinist's sound is pretty, but it's also quite small....continue...
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American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-03-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 22; Medea (Serpent Heart) (rev. as "Cave of the Heart"), ballet, Op. 23; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Warner, Wendy [Cello]
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Previous issues in the Samuel Barber series on Naxos have met with high praise from the critical press, including a "10/10" rating from Classics Today...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (1999-05-03_1999-05-04&2000-)....continue...
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American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Orchestral Works Vol 4 / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-10-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Die Natali, chorale Christmas preludes for orchestra, Op. 37; Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a; Commando March
Performers: Prutsman, Stephen
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"John Browning has 'owned' this concerto, written with his prodigious technique in mind, for years, and his recordings with George Szell and Leonard Slatkin have...continue...
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American Classics - Barber: Knoxville, etc / Alsop, et al
American Classics - Barber: Knoxville, etc / Alsop, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-05-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Second Essay, for orchestra, Op. 17; Essay for Orchestra no 3, Op. 47; Toccata Festiva for organ & orchestra, Op. 36
Performers: Gauvin, Karina; Trotter, Thomas
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"The fine Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sings beautifully, as she has in each of her earlier recordings." - Boyer, ARG...continue...
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American Classics - Barber: Capricorn Concerto / Alsop
American Classics - Barber: Capricorn Concerto / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22

Works: Samuel Barber: Capricorn Concerto, for flute, oboe, trumpet & strings, Op. 21; A Hand of Bridge, chamber opera, Op. 35; Mutations from Bach's "Christe, du Lamm Gottes"; Intermezzo (from Vanessa), for...
Performers: Craigie, Lesley; Gracie, John; Jones, Karen [Flute]; Rancourt, Stephane; Wall, Simon; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Winter, Louise
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

This is the sixth and final volume in the acclaimed Naxos series of the complete orchestral works of Samuel Barber conducted by Marin Alsop. 'The...continue...
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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, etc / Alexander Rahbari
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, etc / Alexander Rahbari

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1990-11-06

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Conductors: Rahbari, Alexander
Ensemble: Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
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Bartók: Viola Concerto, etc;  Serly: Rhapsody /Xiao, Kovács
Bartók: Viola Concerto, etc; Serly: Rhapsody /Xiao, Kovács

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-06-23

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Viola, Sz 120; Pictures (2) for Orchestra, Op. 10/Sz 46; Tibor Serly: Rhapsody for viola & orchestra
Performers: Xiao, Hong-Mei
Conductors: Kovács, Janos

"Janos Kovacs and the Budapest Philharmonic convey Bartok's music in an idiomatic manner...This is an extremely valuable issue. Certainly anyone fascinated by this Bartok concerto...continue...
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite; Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite; Brahms: Symphony No. 1

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-01-25

Works: Béla Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Conductors: Pasternack, Jonathan

Béla Bartók's pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin was banned after its first performance, but the composer's orchestral suite quickly became a popular concert work, appreciated for...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (07/16/2008-07/17/2008)....continue...
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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / Alsop
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / Alsop

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: ; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, one of his greatest works, was written in the United States after the composer was forced to flee Hungary during...continue...
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20th Century String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
20th Century String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1994-06-03

Works: Béla Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; William Walton: Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V); Igor Stravinsky: Concert...
Conductors: Studt, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
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Bax: Symphony no 1, In the Faery Hills, etc / Lloyd-Jones
Bax: Symphony no 1, In the Faery Hills, etc / Lloyd-Jones

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-01-02

Works: Arnold Bax: In the Faery Hills, tone poem for orchestra; The Garden of Fand, tone poem for orchestra; Symphony no 1 in E flat major
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"...This is a cracking performance of a monumental symphony...I hope that at the attractive Naxos price, Bax's Symphony No. 1 will reach a far wider...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 3, The Happy Forest / Lloyd-Jones, et al
Bax: Symphony no 3, The Happy Forest / Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-02-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 3; The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"How often is Bax's best-known symphony heard in our concert halls these days? And why not more often, one asks after listening to this splendid...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 2, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish
Bax: Symphony no 2, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-06-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 2 in E minor/C major; November Woods, tone poem for orchestra
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Naxos is going head to head with Chandos in English repertoire, and while British critics no doubt will circle the wagons in defense of their...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 5, etc / David Lloyd-Jones, et al
Bax: Symphony no 5, etc / David Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-06-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, tone poem for orchestra
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Another splendid performance in David Lloyd-Jones's Bax cycle with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra...Lloyd-Jones, as always, presents the music in its most favourable light, with...continue...
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Bax: Sinfonietta, Overture, Elegy and Rondo / Wordsworth
Bax: Sinfonietta, Overture, Elegy and Rondo / Wordsworth

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-08-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Overture, Elegy and Rondo, for orchestra; Sinfonietta, for orchestra
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

This recording features two little-known works by Arnold Bax, who in the years following the First World War was regarded as one of the leading...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 4, Nympholept / Lloyd-Jones
Bax: Symphony no 4, Nympholept / Lloyd-Jones

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-05-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Overture to a Picaresque Comedy, for orchestra; Nympholept, tone poem for orchestra; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The perspective afforded by the passage of time allows us to re-assess the work of artists formerly relegated to obscurity and neglect, and Bax is...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 6, etc / Lloyd-Jones, et al
Bax: Symphony no 6, etc / Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-04-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphony no 6 in C major; Into the Twilight, tone poem for orchestra; Summer Music, for orchestra
Conductors: Ylla-Somers, David

"Yes, you can sometimes end up wondering where Bax thinks he's going and the basic musical material isn't always very distinguished - both reservations apply...continue...
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Bax: Symphony no 7, Tintagel / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish
Bax: Symphony no 7, Tintagel / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-11-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra; Symphony no 7 in A flat major
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Bax's Seventh (and last) Symphony may not leave shock-waves it its trail as do his First, Second or Sixth, but is remains a gloriously heartfelt...continue...
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Bax: Symphonic Poems / Lloyd-Jones, et al
Bax: Symphonic Poems / Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-07-19

Works: Arnold Bax: Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra; The Garden of Fand, tone poem for orchestra; The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra; The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, tone poem for orchestra; November ...
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Drawn from David Lloyd-Jones' excellent set of Bax symphony recordings, this collection competes in four out of five works with Bryden Thomson and the Ulster...continue...
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Bax: Symphonic Variations, Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) / Judd, Wass, Bournemouth SO
Bax: Symphonic Variations, Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) / Judd, Wass, Bournemouth SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-04-28

Works: Arnold Bax: Symphonic Variations, for piano & orchestra in E major; Concertante, for piano, left hand & orchestra
Performers: Wass, Ashley
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bax completed five works for piano and orchestra, beginning in 1916 with the highly virtuosic 'Symphonic Variations' dedicated to the pianist Harriet Cohen. The work...continue...

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Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony Op 18;  Berg: Pieces from the Lyric Suite / Graf, Trekel, Robinson, et al
Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony Op 18; Berg: Pieces from the Lyric Suite / Graf, Trekel, Robinson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-05-26

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyrische Symphonie for soprano, baritone & orchestra, Op. 18; Alban Berg: Lyric Suite, for orchestra (arr. from Nos.2-4 of string quartet version)
Performers: Robinson, Twyla; Trekel, Roman
Conductors: Graf, Hans
Ensemble: Houston Symphony Orchestra

Alexander von Zemlinsky's best known work, the seductive 'Lyric Symphony', inspired Alban Berg, who quoted its third movement in his own 'Lyric Suite', three movements...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 2, etc
American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 2, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-07-01

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety"
Performers: Steuerman, Jean Louis
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: Florida Philharmonic Orchestra

"Any would-be interpreter of this music comes up against formidable competition from Bernstein himself. Not all composers are the best interpreters of their own music,...continue...
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American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 1, etc / Judd
American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 1, etc / Judd

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-02-01

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah"; Concerto for Orchestra (Jubilee Games), for orchestra
Performers: Gunn, Nathan
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

"Anyone who would like to get to know the alpha and omega of Bernstein's orchestral compositions will not be disappointed with this splendid and inexpensive...continue...
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Bliss: A Colour Symphony, Adam Zero / David Lloyd-Jones
Bliss: A Colour Symphony, Adam Zero / David Lloyd-Jones

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-06-04

Works: Arthur Bliss: A Colour Symphony, for orchestra, Op. 24, F. 106; Adam Zero, ballet in one scene, Op. 67, F. 1a
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia

"David Lloyd-Jones's exciting and idiomatic account of A Colour Symphony with the English Northern Philharmonia proves easily more than a match for all current competition....continue...
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Bliss: Meditations On Theme By John Blow; Metamorphic Variations
Bliss: Meditations On Theme By John Blow; Metamorphic Variations

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-05-25

Works: Arthur Bliss: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow, for orchestra, Op. 80, F. 118; Metamorphic Variations, for orchestra, F. 122
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David

Scored for a large orchestra, including an extensive percussion section, Sir Arthur Bliss's Metamorphic Variations dates from the end of his creative life. Inspired by...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset, UK (05/11/2009-05/12/2009)....continue...

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Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Fredman, New Zealand SO
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Fredman, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-04-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); An American Overture
Conductors: Fredman, Myer
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Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Bedford, London SO
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Bedford, London SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-05-17

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Performers: Ellis, Osian; Moore, Keiron; Taylor, Alex
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

The earliest of the works on this disc, the 'Sinfonia da Requiem', is a memorial to Britten's parents and the victims of war in Europe....continue...
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Alfredo Casella: Symphony No. 1; Concerto for Strings, Piano, Timpani & Percussion
Alfredo Casella: Symphony No. 1; Concerto for Strings, Piano, Timpani & Percussion

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-06-29

Works: Alfredo Casella: Symphony no 1 in B minor, Op. 5; Concerto for piano, timpani, percussion & string orchestra, Op. 69
Performers: Ceravolo, Antonio; Scuccuglia, Désirée
Conductors: Vecchia, Francesco La

This first of four recordings of Alfredo Casella's orchestral music couples his first and last purely orchestral works. Completed the day before his 23rd birthday,...continue...
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Alfredo Casella: Symphony No. 2: A Notte Alta
Alfredo Casella: Symphony No. 2: A Notte Alta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-07-27

Works: Alfredo Casella: Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 12; A notte alta, for piano & orchestra, Op. 30bis
Performers: You, Sun Hee [Piano]
Conductors: Vecchia, Francesco La

From the very first notes, with their tolling bells, Casella's Symphony No. 2 is deeply indebted to its model, Mahler's own Symphony No. 2, whose...continue...
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Casella: Symphony No 3, Elegia Eroica / La Vecchia, Rome SO
Casella: Symphony No 3, Elegia Eroica / La Vecchia, Rome SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-06-28

Works: Alfredo Casella: Symphony no 3, Op. 63; Elegia eroica, Op. 29
Conductors: Vecchia, Francesco La
Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra

The revelatory Naxos Casella series continues with two powerful works that grew from the tragedy of two World Wars. Searingly dissonant and 'profoundly human', the...continue...

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Copland: Rodeo/Billy The Kid
Copland: Rodeo/Billy The Kid

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1990-04-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Rodeo; Billy the Kid; Appalachian Spring
Conductors: Gunzenhauser, Stephen

"The spectacle of the Fanfare for the Common Man is worth anybody's money" -Penguin Guide...continue...
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American Classics - Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite, etc
American Classics - Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-11-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Latin American Sketches (3), for orchestra; Quiet City; Concerto for Clarinet; Appalachian Spring
Performers: Ardan, Laura; Engerer, Paula; Moore, Scott
Conductors: Gambill, Paul

Throughout the course of his compositional career, Aaron Copland was determined to develop a sophisticated musical style that was recognizably American. It is through the...continue...
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