1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14Works: Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
Performers: Danks, Harry; Maguire, Hugh; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
This is a real rarity from the British Library Sound Archive - Rostropovich in a dramatic account of Don Quixote given during an early visit...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-23Works: Antonin Dvorák: Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B. 148 (Op. 74); Quartet for Strings no 14 in A flat major, B. 193 (Op. 105); Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Kreutzer So...
Performers: Kostecky, Lubomir; Novak, Jiri [Violin]; Skampa, Milan
The Smetana Quartet was the greatest of a legendary line of Czech string ensembles. The quartet was formed on the 6th of November 1945 and...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
Performers: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Oistrakh, Igor [Violin]
Conductors: Oistrakh, David; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
These are world premiere commercial releases that have never been available to the public since the initial radio broadcast. This terrific release presents three legends...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-02-01Works: Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21; King Lear Overture, Op. 4; Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16; Trojan March (Les Troyens), H. 133b
Performers: Riddle, Frederick
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Le Corsaire" was used by Beecham to demonstrate the power of the RPO brass section which Beecham was inordinately proud of. This performance comes from...continue...