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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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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 Vocals]; 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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Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann
Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 1 ("Berliner Symphonie"); Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; One Touch of Venus; Knickerbocker Holiday; The Firebrand of Florence; Love Life; Johnny ...
Performers: Adler, Stephen; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Carl, Jeffrey; Dee, Christopher; Dore, Michael; Edwards, Terry [Bass Vocal]; Fardell, Robert; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Green, Simon ...
Conductors: Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The year 1933 marks a clear divide in the life and music of Kurt Weill (1900-1950). This was the year in which he fled Nazi...continue...
Recording information: Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Philharmonie, Berlin (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Lyndhurst Ha...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
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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The Great Violin Concertos - Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, et al / Yehudi Menuhin
The Great Violin Concertos - Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, et al / Yehudi Menuhin

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 8 no 6/RV 180 "Il piacere"; Concerto for Violin in C minor, RV 199 "Il sospetto"; C...
Performers: Bennett, William; Cocker, Paul; Ferras, Christian [Violin]; Malcolm, George; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Conductors: Lysy, Alberto; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Silvestri, Constantin; Kurtz, Efrem; Enescu, George [Composer]; Kempe, Rudolf; Susskind, Walter; Elgar, Edward, Sir; Boult, Adrian; Wöl...
Ensemble: ; Bath Festival Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Camerata Lysy; London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Polish Chamber Orchestr...

This elegant 10-CD boxed set contains the greatest violin concerto recordings from Menuhin's extensive catalog, the absolute cream of the crop, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons;...continue...
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Best 100 Menuhin
Best 100 Menuhin

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 8 no 6/RV 180 "Il piacere"; Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 ...
Performers: Balsam, Artur; Barshai, Rudolf [Conductor/Viola]; Civil, Alan; Clare, Alan [piano]; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; Endt, Hendrick; Etheridge, John [Guitar]; Ferras, Christian [Violin]; Gazelle, Marcel; Go...
Conductors: Lysy, Alberto; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Pritchard, John; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Kempe, Rudolf; Kurtz, Efrem; Susskind, Walter; Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Erede, Alberto; Fistoulari...
Ensemble: ; Alan Clare Trio; Bath Festival Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Menuhin Festival Orchestra; Philharmonia O...

Adding to EMI Classics' acclaimed Best 100 Series is this new release featuring the Yehudi Menuhin's 100 greatest recorded moments, organized into the following categories:...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
Olivier Messiaen - 100th Anniversary Edition
Olivier Messiaen - 100th Anniversary Edition

14 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie; Les offrandes oubliées; Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum; Chronochromie; Éclairs sur l'au-delà...; Quatuor pour la fin du temps...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Command, Michele; Fischer-Dieskau, Manuel; Hakim, Naji; Hind, Rolf; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Loriod, Jeanne; Loriod, Yvonne [Piano/Composer]...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Baudo, Serge; Dorati, Antal; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Edwards, Terry
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris; Orchestre de Paris Percussion Ensemble

To celebrate Messiaen's centenary, EMI Classics is releasing a boxed set with of 14 CDs of his greatest music, including 4 CDs of solo organ...continue...
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20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pré, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowi...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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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, Geza [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

25 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
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Chronochromie / Dorati, de Peyer, Gruenberg, Pleeth, Béroff, et al
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Chronochromie / Dorati, de Peyer, Gruenberg, Pleeth, Béroff, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Chronochromie
Performers: Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Gruenberg, Erich; Pleeth, William
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Messiaen's mysterious and immensely powerful 'Quartet for the End of Time', recorded here with Gervase de Peyer giving a transcendent performance on clarinet. Paired with...continue...
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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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EUA 3085238
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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BBC 42352
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
Portrait
Portrait

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-02-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K. 218; Felix Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D min...
Performers: Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: ; Norrington, Roger; Oramo, Sakari; Watkins, Paul; Shostakovich, Maxim
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Beaux Arts Trio; Camerata Salzburg; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Personnel: Daniel Hope (violin); Gaurav Mazumdar (sitar).

Recording information: 08/26/2003-11/02/2005....continue...
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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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RCA 11561
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
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 Debussy ...
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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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: Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34; Melodies (12), Op. 33; Fyremål (The Goal), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/12; Romances (6), Op. 39; Songs (5), O...
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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BBC 41902
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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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 Overture, J 245/Op. 59; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Willem Pijper: Symphony no 3, K. 71; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Emmanuel Chabrier: Work(s)
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, Sir; 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
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos no 1 and 2, etc / Hope, et al
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos no 1 and 2, etc / Hope, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-02-28

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77; Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129; The Gadfly Suite
Performers: Hope, Daniel [Violin]
Conductors: Shostakovich, Maxim
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"As with his disc of Berg and Britten concertos, Daniel Hope here delivers penetrating and intense performances. In the First Concerto he draws the listener...continue...
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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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Stravinsky: The Firebird & Pulcinella Suite / Boulez
Stravinsky: The Firebird & Pulcinella Suite / Boulez

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2005-08-30

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra no 1; Pulcinella, suite for orchestra; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3; Suite no 1 for small Orchestra; Suite no 2, for chamber...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble InterContemporain; New York Philharmonic

Conductor Pierre Boulez's lucid precision is perhaps the ideal perspective on Stravinsky's music, from the late Romantic sweep of 'The Firebird' to the witty Neo-Classicism...continue...
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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
Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al
Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-03-29

Works: Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano); Claude Debussy: Poèmes (5) de ...
Performers: Graham, Susan
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Graham's unique charm is composed of her thrilling voice, an engaging and acting ability and her tall graceful stature. Her smooth lyric voice has an...continue...
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Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, etc / Zimerman, Lutoslawski
Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, etc / Zimerman, Lutoslawski

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2005-03-14

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Piano "For Krystian Zimerman"; Chain 3, for orchestra; Novelette, for orchestra
Performers: Zimerman, Krystian [Piano]
Conductors: Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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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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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: 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...
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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 / EMI 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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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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