Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem / Giulini, Cotrubas, Fischer-Dieskau, Edinburgh International Festival Chorus, London PO
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-28Works: Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Brahms Requiem from the 1978 Edinburgh Festival has never been issued before and in fact the DG studio taping nine years later in 1987...continue...
4 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-12-04Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/...
Performers: Haggander, Marianne; Howell, Gwynne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
This 4 CD set featuring legendary German conductor Klaus Tennstedt combines four of his best-selling BBC Legends catalogue releases in a newly designed Limited Edition...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-07-31Works: Anonymous: God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Borg, Kim; Fisher, Sylvia; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Merriman, Nan
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham has been exceptionally well served by BBC Legends (this is the twelfth Beecham release on the label) though in almost all cases...continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Crass, Franz; Dowd, Ronald; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Szell, George
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Szell's recordings in 1968 of live performances of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 with the New Philharmonia were considered one of the sensations of...continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"; Richard Wagner: Faust Overture
Performers: Borg, Kim; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Stich-Randall, Teresa
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jascha Horenstein has been represented on BBC Legends on many occasions particularly in Bruckner and Mahler. His famous pioneering recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Capriccio, Op 85; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Soderstrom, Elisabeth
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Boulez, Pierre; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Elisabeth Soderstrom has remaimed a member of the Swedish Royal opera for life. Her repertoire includes a wide range of roles - from Monteverdi's Poppea,...continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Requiem Mass; Spoken Word: Carlo Maria Giulini in conversation with Michael Oliver
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Bumbry, Grace; Konya, Sandor; Ligabue, Ilva
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
This performance which took place in April, 1964 is held by many of Guilini's admirers as being the greatest performance he ever gave of this...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01Works: William Walton: Concerto for Cello; The Twelve, anthem for chorus & organ; Coronation Te Deum, for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra; Variations on A Theme by Hindemith, for orchestra; Façade,...
Performers: Dowdall, Ann; Fournier, Pierre [Cello]; Tear, Robert; Wakeham, Michael
Conductors: Walton, William
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This CD features premieres of Walton conducting his own music on record for the first time. Walton's lyrical Cello Concerto features the legendary French cellist,...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio; George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63; Franz Schubert: Mein! ("Bächlein, lass dein Rauschen sein"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne...
Performers: de los Angeles, Victoria; Moore, Gerald [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
De los Angeles makes her debut on BBC Legends with a recital from the 1957 Edinburgh Festival. The French chansons, German Lieder and Spanish Folk...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2002-03-12Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Götterdämmerung; Rienzi
Performers: Lindholm, Berit
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra
Stokowski's arrangements of the music of Wagner were staples of his concert and recorded repertoire. He only conducted a Wagner opera once, Parsifal in 1933....continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2000-07-25Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; Edward Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50; William Walton: Partita for Orchestra; Benjamin ...
Performers: Harper, Heather
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
"Glorious John" was not known in this country for his Mahler interpretation, but this 1967 concert of the Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Heather Harper,...continue...