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Pierre Boulez: Pli Selon Pli / Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; BBC SO, Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez: Pli Selon Pli / Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; BBC SO, Pierre Boulez

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2016-05-06

Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Pi selon Pi is perhaps Boulez's greatest score, which carved out a particular sound, ethos, and way of measuring musical time that no work by...continue...
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Pierre Boulez - Young Composer and Conductor. Works by Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky, Boulez / Yehudi Menuhin
Pierre Boulez - Young Composer and Conductor. Works by Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky, Boulez / Yehudi Menuhin

1 CD / Praga / 2016-04-01

Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre du Domaine Musical; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) started conducting in order to perform his own music and to champion major 20th century composers such as Debussy, Bartók and Stravinsky....continue...
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Clarinet Concertos by Benjamin Britten, Arnold Cooke, Gerald Finzi & William Mathias / Michael Collins, clarinet; BBC SO
Clarinet Concertos by Benjamin Britten, Arnold Cooke, Gerald Finzi & William Mathias / Michael Collins, clarinet; BBC SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2016-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto, for clarinet & strings (realization of sketches by C. Matthews); Gerald Finzi: Bagatelles (5) for clarinet & piano, Op. 23; Arnold Cooke: Concerto...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This second volume of British Clarinet Concertos follows 'a stunning recording' made a Critic's Choice of the Year in Gramophone (2013). Here again, the exclusive...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls (01/05/2012/01/06/2012); Maida Vale Studio No. 1, London, England (01/05/2012/01/06/2012); Blackheath Halls (07/09/2015/07/10/2015); Maida Vale Studio No. 1, Lo...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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Francis Chagrin (1905-1972): Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / BBC SO, Martyn Brabbins
Francis Chagrin (1905-1972): Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / BBC SO, Martyn Brabbins

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2016-02-12

Works: Francis Chagrin: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Francis Chagrin was self-described as "Romanian by birth, British by nationality and cosmopolitan by inclination". Chagrin was a student of Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas....continue...
Recording information: BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London (11/14/2014/11/15/2014)....continue...
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Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Itzhak Perlman, violin; BBC SO, Rozhdestvensky (rec. 1982)
Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Itzhak Perlman, violin; BBC SO, Rozhdestvensky (rec. 1982)

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-11-20

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19; Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Performers: Perlman, Itzhak
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Itzhak Perlman, born in Israel in 1945, is a reigning virtuoso of the violin, beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent....continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios (10/23/1980-10/25/1980)....continue...
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Pierre Boulez conducts Ravel / Philippe Entremont, piano; Jill Gomez, soprano; Jessye Norman, soprano;  José van Dam, baritone; Heather Harper, soprano [5 CDs]
Pierre Boulez conducts Ravel / Philippe Entremont, piano; Jill Gomez, soprano; Jessye Norman, soprano; José van Dam, baritone; Heather Harper, soprano [5 CDs]

5 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-11-13

Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Ormandy, Eugene
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Camerata Singers; Cleveland Orchestra; Ensemble Intercontemporain; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra

A milestone of music making, this 5 CD boxed set collects Maurice Ravel's lush orchestral oeuvre in a collection of defining performances conducted by Pierre...continue...
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Smetana: Dalibor, opera / Dana BureÜová, Alžbeta Polácková, Richard Samek, AleÜ Vorácek, Ivan Kusnjer, Svatopluk Sem, Jan Stava
Smetana: Dalibor, opera / Dana BureÜová, Alžbeta Polácková, Richard Samek, AleÜ Vorácek, Ivan Kusnjer, Svatopluk Sem, Jan Stava

2 CD / Onyx Classics / 2015-11-13

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Dalibor, B 133/T 96
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Smetana's tragic opera Dalibor, premiered in 1868, is now acknowledged not only as a masterpiece but also a work containing some of his greatest music....continue...
Recording information: Barbican Concert Hall, London (05/12/2015)....continue...
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress, complete radio-play with incidental music (1943 BBC Radio broadcast); Bantock: Two Choruses / John Gielgud, speaker; BBC SO & Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult
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Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, oratorio; Hymn for Apollo for orchestra / Samuel West, orator; BBC SO & Chorus, Andrew Davis
Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, oratorio; Hymn for Apollo for orchestra / Samuel West, orator; BBC SO & Chorus, Andrew Davis

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-10-30

Works: Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes, symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra, Op. 48, F. 32; Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra, Op. 41, F. 116
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Arthur Bliss's Morning Heroes, described by the composer as a "symphony for orator, chorus and orchestra," is a monumental work first performed in 1930 and...continue...
Recording information: Fairfield Halls, Croydon (05/16/2015-05/17/2015)....continue...
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Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral,  Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]
Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral, Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-10-23

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts; Chant du rossignol (Song of th...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Berman, Boris; Bruns, Martin; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Bucquet, Marie- Francoise; Causse, Gerard [Viola]...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Chailly, Riccardo; Rozhdhestvensky, Gennady ; Abbado, Claudio; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Bernstein, Leonard; Levine, James; Knussen, Oliver; Nagano, Kent; Gardiner, John E.; Ashkenazy,...
Ensemble: ; Asko-Schönberg Ensemble ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berliner Philharmoniker ; Boston Chamber Players; Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Deuts...

The first edition of Stravinsky’s Complete works ever, comprising Stage Works (Ballets, Operas, Oratorio), orchestral, choral, solo vocal, chamber, and piano music as well as

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Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/1987); Abbey Road, Studio 1, London (01/1987); All Saints Church, Petersham (01/1987); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (01/1987); Amsterdam (0...continue...

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Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos 2 & 5 / Louis Schwizgebel, piano; BBC SO
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos 2 & 5 / Louis Schwizgebel, piano; BBC SO

1 CD / Aparte / 2015-10-09

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 103 "Egyptian"
Performers: Schwizgebel, Louis
Conductors: Gabel, Fabien; Oramo, Sakari; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Louis Schwizgebel may not be as well-known as other pianists on the international stage, but he leaves an indelible stamp on each masterpiece he performs....continue...
Recording information: The BBC at Maida Vale Studios, London, England (02/18/2014); The BBC at Maida Vale Studios, London, England (04/07/2015)....continue...
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Rufus Wainwright (b.1973): Prima Donna, opera / Janis Kelly, Kathryn Guthrie, Antonio Figueroa, Richard Morrison. BBC SO, Jayce Ogren
Rufus Wainwright (b.1973): Prima Donna, opera / Janis Kelly, Kathryn Guthrie, Antonio Figueroa, Richard Morrison. BBC SO, Jayce Ogren

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-10-02

Works: Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna, opera
Conductors: Ogren, Jayce
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Prima Donna centers on a day in the life of an ageing opera singer, who is anxiously preparing for her comeback in 1970s Paris. Once...continue...
Personnel: Graham Bradshaw (cello).

Recording information: London, Maida Vale (BBC) Studio 1 (01/2015)....continue...
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Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time; Chronochromie, for orchestra / Michel Béroff, piano; Gervase de Peyer, clarinet; Erich Gruenberg, violin; William Pleeth, cello (rec. 1964 &1968)
Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time; Chronochromie, for orchestra / Michel Béroff, piano; Gervase de Peyer, clarinet; Erich Gruenberg, violin; William Pleeth, cello (rec. 1964 &1968)

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-18

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22; Chronochromie, for orchestra, I/43
Performers: Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Gruenberg, Erich; Pleeth, William
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (09/27/1964); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/14/1968-10/16/1968)....continue...
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Stephen Kovacevich: The Complete Philips Recordings - works by Beethoven, Dvorák, Brahms, Mozart, Bartók et al. / with Martha Argerich [25 CD Limited Edition Box Set]
Stephen Kovacevich: The Complete Philips Recordings - works by Beethoven, Dvorák, Brahms, Mozart, Bartók et al. / with Martha Argerich [25 CD Limited Edition Box Set]

25 CD / Decca / 2015-09-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120; Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1; Concerto for Pia...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Berlin Philharmonic Octet members; Brymer, Jack [Clarinet]; Goudswaard, Willy; Ireland, Patrick; Kovacevich, Stephen [Piano]; Lanchbery, John; London Jazz Ensemble, The; Roo...
Conductors: Davis, Collin; Davis, Colin; Gibson, Alexander; ; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Lanchbery, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet (Members); The London Jazz Ensemble


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Stravinsky: The Firebird; Pétrouchka; The Rite of Spring / Pierre Boulez, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Stravinsky: The Firebird; Pétrouchka; The Rite of Spring / Pierre Boulez, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

2 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-08-28

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; New York Philharmonic

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: London (03/24/1967); Philharmonic Hall, Now Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Cente (03/24/1967); Severance Hall, Cleveland (03/24/1967); London (05/11/1971); Philharmonic Hall, Now Av...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Cyril Smith, piano; Malcolm Sargent
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Cyril Smith, piano; Malcolm Sargent

1 CD / Guild / 2015-08-11

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Performers: Smith, Cyril
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Earlier releases on the Guild Historic label featuring Sir Malcolm Sargent have earned much critical praise, and we present a new compilation of Sargent conducting...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (05/05/1953); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (05/05/1953); Queen's Hall, London, England (05/05/1953); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/12/1947-06/13/1947...continue...
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British Violin Concertos - Concertos by Arnold Bax, George Dyson, John Veale & Arthur Bliss / Lydia Mordkovitch, violin
British Violin Concertos - Concertos by Arnold Bax, George Dyson, John Veale & Arthur Bliss / Lydia Mordkovitch, violin

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-07-31

Works: Arnold Bax: Concerto for Violin; George Dyson: Concerto for Violin in E flat major; Arthur Bliss: Concerto for Violin & orchestra, Op. 79, F. 111; John Veale: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Mordkovitch], Lydia
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden; Hickox, Richard; Hatfield, Lesley; Bryant, Stephen
Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; London Philharmonic Orchestra

This two-disc set offers four great British violin concertos which Lydia Mordkovitch recorded between 1995 and 2006 with Bryden Thomson, Richard Hickox, and four of...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls, London (01/17/2006/01/18/2006); Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (01/17/2006/01/18/2006); St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London NW11 (01/17/2006/01/18/2006); Blackhe...continue...
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Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...
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