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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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Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisation on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten / Paul Watkins, cello; BBC SO; Edward Gardner
Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisation on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten / Paul Watkins, cello; BBC SO; Edward Gardner

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-03-31

Works: William Walton: Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; Symphony no 2
Performers: Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony in late music of Sir William Walton. This release follows the successful recording of Walton's First Symphony and Violin...continue...
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William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Edward Gardner, BBC SO
William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto / Tasmin Little, violin; Edward Gardner, BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-05-27

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Concerto for Violin
Performers: Little, Tasmin [Violin]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner, an exclusive Chandos artist, conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great William Walton works, his Violin Concerto and the Symphony No. 1....continue...
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Philippe Graffin: Concertos Parlando - Dvarionas, Shchedrin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky / Philippe Graffin, violin
Philippe Graffin: Concertos Parlando - Dvarionas, Shchedrin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky / Philippe Graffin, violin

1 CD / Cobra / 2014-04-08

Works: Balys Dvarionas: By the Lake (Prie ezerélio); Rodion Shchedrin: Concerto Parlando, for violin, trumpet & orchestra; Sergey Prokofiev: Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis; Pyotr Il'yic...
Performers: Graffin, Philippe; Hurrell, Martin
Conductors: Agrest, Mikhail; Servenikas, Robertas; Ervenikas, Robertas
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra

The charismatic and innovative violinist Philippe Graffin, described as "today's quintessential French violinist" by the London Times, is at the creative heart of a new...continue...
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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin
1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Concertos by Barber, Berg, Hartmann, Stravinsky, Britten / Gill Shaham, violin

2 CD / Canary Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre for violin & string orchestra; Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin in D major; Be...
Performers: Shaham, Gil [Violin]
Conductors: Robertson, David; Shaham, Gil [Violin]; Mena, Juanjo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; New York Philharmonic; Sejong Soloists

These concerti have achieved iconic status within a violinist's repertory. Gil Shaham is the leading violinist of his generation. Conductor David Robertson conducts three of...continue...

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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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Arthur Bliss Conducts Bliss: The Beatitudes; A Colour Symphony; Pastoral / Nancy Evans; Gareth Morris
Arthur Bliss Conducts Bliss: The Beatitudes; A Colour Symphony; Pastoral / Nancy Evans; Gareth Morris

2 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2013-07-09

Works: Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes, cantata for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, F. 28; Introduction and Allegro, for string orchestra, F. 117; Things to Come, film score suite for orchestra, Op. ...
Conductors: Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Jacques, Reginald; Lambert, Constant
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jacques String Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra
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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...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum....continue...
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Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek
Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27b; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 / Belohlavek

2 CD / Supraphon / 2013-01-29

Works: Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op. 27 "Asrael"; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A unique and symbolic encounter: the most distinguished Czech conductor of the present time and a fabulous British orchestra communicate the profound messages in the...continue...
Recording information: Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague, Czech Repu (06/01/2008)....continue...
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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Symphony No. 2; Grave; Cello Concerto; Mala Suite / Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Paul Watkins, cello
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Symphony No. 2; Grave; Cello Concerto; Mala Suite / Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Paul Watkins, cello

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-11-13

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Little Suite, for chamber orchestra (later arr. for full orchestra); Concerto for Cello; Metamorphoses; Symphony no 2
Performers: Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the fourth volume in Chandos' series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski. Described by Gramophone as a 'veritable dream...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (12/05/2011-12/06/2011)....continue...
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Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox
Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra; A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song, for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Rodgers, Joan
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This re-release of Herbert Howells' Hymnus Paradisi and A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song forms part of the new Hickox Legacy series commemorating the life and...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/02/1998-11/04/1998); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/07/1998)....continue...
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Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky
Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (b.1931) is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors consisting of Mravinsky, Kondrashin and Svetlanov. He was the highly...continue...
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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Louis Lortie, Gardner/BBC SO
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Louis Lortie, Gardner/BBC SO

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-01-31

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations, for orchestra; Concerto for Piano "For Krystian Zimerman"; Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos; Symphony no 4
Performers: Lortie, Louis [Piano]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the third volume in the Chandos series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski. It brings together his first surviving...continue...
Recording information: Walthamstow Assembly Hall (06/29/2011-06/30/2011)....continue...

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Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO
Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Silesian Triptych, for soprano & orchestra (collabration with Bryston); Lacrimosa (fragment of a requiem), for soprano, chorus & orchestra (or organ); Paroles tissées; Slee...
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Purves, Christopher; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Edward Gardner, presents Muzyka Polska Volume II, the second disc in their Polish Music series. Dedicated to...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (03/29/2011-03/31/2011)....continue...
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Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly
Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-05-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Two Portrait...
Performers: Burley, Elizabeth; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Monks, Susan; Rysanov, Maxim
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The repertoire on this CD is written across a period of more than 45 years, beginning the year Britten entered the Royal College of Music...continue...
Recording information: Maida Vale Stodio No. 1, London, England (09/23/2010-09/25/2010)....continue...
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Koppel: Requiem Op 78, Oboe Concerto Op 82, Violin Concerto Op 83, etc / Segerstam, Krenz, et al
Koppel: Requiem Op 78, Oboe Concerto Op 82, Violin Concerto Op 83, etc / Segerstam, Krenz, et al

2 CD / Danacord / 2009-04-14

Works: Hermann D. Koppel: Requiem, Op. 78; Concertino for Strings no 1, Op. 32; Concertino for Strings no 2, Op. 66; Concerto for Oboe, Op. 82; Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings, Op. 83
Performers: Hammergaard, Jorgen; Vítek, Milan
Conductors: ; Krenz, Jan; Gardelli, Lamberto; Schwarz, Rudolf; Segerstam, Leif; Fandsen, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Danish National Radio Choir; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

This is the sixth volume in the series Danacord is devoting to the music and performances of Herman Koppel. These recordings date from 1968, 1958...continue...
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DCD 571
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, etc / Igor Stravinsky, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Igor Stravinsky: Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra; Symphony in Three Movements; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Firebird
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The iconic Igor Stravinsky conducting his own works live was a major event and the 1958 gala event was no exception. 'Agon' and 'Apollon Musagete'...continue...
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BBC 42532
Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al
Beethoven, Gershwin: Piano Concertos / Cherkassky, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major
Performers: Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]
Conductors: Zollman, Ronald; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Cherkassky has never recorded these two concertos before so this is a great addition to his discography. The Gershwin, an unusual choice for Cherkassky, was...continue...
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BBC 42312
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 16 & 17;  Bartók: Piano Concerto no 2 / Anda, Boulez, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC SO
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 16 & 17; Bartók: Piano Concerto no 2 / Anda, Boulez, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451; Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453; Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95
Performers: Anda, Géza [Piano]
Conductors: Anda, Géza [Piano]; Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This program of broadcasts from the 1970s showcases Geza Anda in two Mozart concertos and the technically challenging Bartok Piano Concerto No. 2. All these...continue...
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BBC 42472
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6;  Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 12 & 6; Strauss Jr. / Rozhdestvensky, BBC SO, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"; Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54; Johann Strauss II: Work(s); Vergnügungszug (Excursion Train), polka sch...
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This CD contains the first Western performance of Shostakovich's vast Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917' given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh in 1962 with the...continue...
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BBC 42422
Classic Archive: Pierre Boulez /  Debussy, Schoenberg [DVD]
Classic Archive: Pierre Boulez / Debussy, Schoenberg [DVD]

4 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2008-09-30

Works: Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Jeux; Images for Orchestra; Arnold Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34; Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

On this DVD, home viewers encounter Pierre Boulez, one of the most intriguing musical personalities of our times. Boulez, born in 1925, is a leading...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Mono,
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Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO
Weber, Tippett, Brahms / Schmidt-Isserstedt, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Michael Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performers: Dekany, Bela; Goren, Eli; Vigay, Denis
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Berlin born Hans Schmidt-Issserstedt was steeped in the German tradition. He formed the NDR Orchestra (Northern German Radio) in Hamburg which he conducted for 26...continue...
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Gerhard: Symphony no 4
Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York," Violin Concerto / Colin Davis, Yfrah Neaman, BBC SO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-05-13

Works: Roberto Gerhard: Symphony no 4 "New York"; Concerto for Violin & orchestra
Performers: Neaman, Yfrah
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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LYTA 274
Karolju - Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski, Rodrigo
Karolju - Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski, Rodrigo

1 CD / RCA Records / 2007-11-06

Works: Christopher Rouse: Karolju; Witold Lutoslawski: Polish Christmas Carols (20); Joaquín Rodrigo: Retablo de navidad, for soprano, bass, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Doyle, Julia; Stephany, Anna
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Chorus
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Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century / Kempe, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-09-11

Works: Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18
Performers: Peinemann, Edith
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exceptionally fine and dramatic recording of Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra was never recorded by Kempe and is a new addition to Kempe's...continue...
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Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, etc / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-04-24

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Dmitry Shostakovich: The Bolt, suite from the ballet, Op. 27a; Igor Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Rozhdestvensky is not only a superb ballet conductor -- his years at the Bolshoi in the 60s taught him to keep his tempos inviting and...continue...
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Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO
Elgar: The Spirit of England / Lloyd-Jones, BBC SO

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-03-20

Works: Edward Elgar: The Spirit of England, songs (3) for soprano/tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 80; Frederick Kelly: Elegy for Strings "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke"; Ivor Gurney: War Elegy, for orchestra; Hu...
Performers: Farrington, Iain; Gritton, Susan; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"For me, the outstanding item is Ivor Gurney's War Elegy. Remembered for his haunting songs and poetry, and the tragic story of his mental health...continue...
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Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet
Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven, et al / Ansermet

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 85 in B major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine"; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Ibéria, for orchestra, L. 122/2; Spoken Word: Ernest Ansermet discusses Debuss...
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

The anthology represented here gives us a rare snapshot of Ernest Ansermet conducting classical composers - Haydn and Beethoven - as well as composers he...continue...
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BBC 42022
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite
Rawsthorne: Symphonies 1-3 / Pritchard, Del Mar, Braithwaite

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-11-14

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 ("A Pastoral Symphony"); Symphony no 3
Performers: Chadwell, Tracey
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas; del Mar, Norman
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971) is perhaps the only notable composer who started a career as a dentist. Tiring of teeth, he turned to music but didn't...continue...
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Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exciting live studio performance of Shostakovich Symphony No.1 from 1965 is a new addition to Kempe's discography and is also being released to coincide...continue...
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BBC 41882
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO
Grieg, Wagner / Flagstad, Sargent, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Edvard Grieg: Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) no 2, Op. 34/2; Melodies (12), Op. 33; Fyremål (The Goal), song for voice & piano, Op....
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Almost overnight, Kirsten Flagstad, was regarded as the supreme Wagnerian soprano of her generation. In 1936-37, she sang with Beecham, Fritz Reiner and Wilhelm Furtwangler...continue...
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Shostakovich: Complete Cello Works / Wallfisch
Shostakovich: Complete Cello Works / Wallfisch

2 CD / Nimbus Records / 2006-08-08

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147;...
Performers: Brown, Timothy; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]; York, John
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This double album, containing over two hours of music, is the only integral edition of Shostakovich cello works available, and is being issued in commemoration...continue...
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NIM 5764
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux
BBC Legends - Weber, Ravel, etc / Monteux

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-06-27

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Jubel-Ouvertüre for orchestra in E major, J. 245 (Op. 59); Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emma...
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"The opening of the little known Weber overture may contain the seeds of Wagner's overture to 'Die Meistersinger,' the ending is a stirring take on...continue...
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Coates, Moeran: Violin Concertos / Boult, Groves, et al
Coates, Moeran: Violin Concertos / Boult, Groves, et al

1 CD / Divine Art / 2006-06-01

Works: Spoken Word: Opening Announcement; Douglas Coates: Concerto for Violin in D major; E.J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin & orchestra
Performers: Campoli, Alfredo; Sauer, Colin
Conductors: Groves, Charles; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Somewhere out there, a listener with good recording equipments captured this performance of neo-Romantic British composer, Douglas Coates. The re-mastering of this disc can be...continue...
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DVT 27806
Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges
Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges

1 CD / Bridge / 2005-12-01

Works: Elliott Carter: Dialogues; Boston Concerto, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; ASKO Concerto
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Sherry, Fred [Cello]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

This highly-anticipated recording, a Bridge co-production with the BBC, presents first recordings of four major Elliott Carter compositions, all composed within the past six years....continue...
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BDG 9184
Skalkottas: Piano Concerto no 2, Suites, etc / Madge, et al
Skalkottas: Piano Concerto no 2, Suites, etc / Madge, et al

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2005-04-01

Works: Nikos Skalkottas: Concerto for Piano no 2, A/K 17; Suite for Orchestra no 2, A/K 4; Little Suite for Strings, A/K 7; Small Dance Suite, A/K 13
Performers: Madge, Geoffrey Douglas
Conductors: Christodoulou, Nikos
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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BIS 1484SA
Tippett: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Tippett, BBC SO
Tippett: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Tippett, BBC SO

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-03-02

Works: Michael Tippett: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

This recording, from 1993, is the last one made by the conductor and the only time he recorded his performance of these works. Originally featured...continue...
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NMC 104
Barber: Vanessa / Slatkin, Graham, Brewer, et al
Barber: Vanessa / Slatkin, Graham, Brewer, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-11-23

Works: Samuel Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Brewer, Christine; Burden, William; Charlesworth, Stephen; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Christine Brewer...[gave] a performance of extraordinary emotional and vocal span. What a cast of formidable American singers this was. There was Susan Graham, with an...continue...
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CHA 5032
Strauss, Ravel, Mozart / Elisabeth Söderström, et al
Strauss, Ravel, Mozart / Elisabeth Söderström, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Capriccio, Op.85; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Fig...
Performers: Söderström, 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...
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BBC 41532
Bach - Conductor's Transcriptions / Slatkin, et al
Bach - Conductor's Transcriptions / Slatkin, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-07-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D maj...
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"...Slatkin proves that he's the ideal interpreter of this repertory. The softer, more reflective pieces flow serenely and sweetly, while the dramatic toccatas and fantasias...continue...
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Gemini - Bartók: Violin Concertos, etc / Menuhin, Boulez
Gemini - Bartók: Violin Concertos, etc / Menuhin, Boulez

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Viola, Sz 120; Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87; Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90; Concerto for Violin n...
Performers: Gotkovsky, Neil; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra
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WRNC 854872
Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin
Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-03-23

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis, for alto, chorus & percussion (or 7 violins & percussion)
Performers: Baker, Simon; Benjafield, Richard; Brannick, Chris; Murray, Ann
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Oratory School Schola

This disc contains the premiere recordings of the extended Missa Brevis and Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish' with a new text, written and narrated by Bernstein's...continue...
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CHA 10172
Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin
Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-03-23

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis, for alto, chorus & percussion (or 7 violins & percussion)
Performers: Baker, Simon; Benjafield, Richard; Brannick, Chris; Carter, Roger; Castle, Andrew; Loosley, Clare; Murray, Ann; Richardson, Lindsay
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Oratory School Schola

"Here, all on a single generous disc, we get the best of Leonard Bernstein's choral works, beautifully performed by English forces under a renowned American...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording CHA 5028
Weill: Royal Palace, Der Neue Orpheus / Davis, BBC SO
Weill: Royal Palace, Der Neue Orpheus / Davis, BBC SO

1 CD / Capriccio / 2004-01-01

Works: Kurt Weill: Der neue Orpheus, Op. 15
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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CAP 60106
Britten: Prince of Pagodas Suite;  McPhee / Slatkin, et al
Britten: Prince of Pagodas Suite; McPhee / Slatkin, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-11

Works: Colin McPhee: Balinese Ceremonial Music, for 2 pianos; Tabuh-tabuhan, for 2 pianos & orchestra; Benjamin Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Britten, Benjamin; Burley, Elizabeth; Davis, Michael [Violin]; McPhee, Colin
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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CHA 5017
Buller: Proença, Theatre of Memory / Elder, Walker, et al
Buller: Proença, Theatre of Memory / Elder, Walker, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-06-06

Works: John Buller: Proença for Mezzo Soprano, Electric Guitar and Orchestra; Theatre of memory
Performers: Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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NMC 081
Skalkottas: Greek Dances, etc / Christodoulou, BBC SO
Skalkottas: Greek Dances, etc / Christodoulou, BBC SO

2 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2003-04-05

Works: Nikos Skalkottas: Greek Dances (36), A/K 11; The Return of Ulysses, A/K 5
Conductors: Christodoulou, Nikos
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 1333
Musgrave: Helios and Other Works / Van Steen, BBC SO, et al
Musgrave: Helios and Other Works / Van Steen, BBC SO, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-04-05

Works: Thea Musgrave: Helios; Night Music; Memento vitae; The Seasons
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas
Conductors: Kraemer, Nicholas; Van Steen, Jac
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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NMC 074
Various: Last Night Of The Proms [DVD]
Various: Last Night Of The Proms [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2002-11-01

Works: Sir Edward Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44; Sir Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Charles Hubert Parry: Jerusalem; Thomas Augustine Arne: Rule Britannia
Performers: Eaglen, Jane; Hahn, Hilary
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

In 2000 Sir Andrew Davis made his final appearance at the helm of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was joined on stage by the outstanding...continue...
Run Time: 166 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround,
Subtitles: English
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