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Malcolm Arnold: Complete Symphonies, nos 1-9 / London SO, Richard Hickox; BBC PO, Rumon Gamba [4 CDs]
Malcolm Arnold: Complete Symphonies, nos 1-9 / London SO, Richard Hickox; BBC PO, Rumon Gamba [4 CDs]

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-04-28

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Symphony no 1, Op. 22; Symphony no 2, Op. 40; Symphony no 3, Op. 63; Symphony no 4, Op. 71; Symphony no 5, Op. 74; Symphony no 6, Op. 95; Symphony no 8, Op. 124; Symphony no 7, Op. 11...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard; Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic; London Symphony Orchestra

This 4CD box set presents the complete, award-winning cycle of Sir Malcolm Arnold's Symphonies recorded under two of the finest conductors of their times, both...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (01/22/2001/01/23/2001); Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (01/22/2001/01/23/2001); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (01/30/200...continue...
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Britten and Barber: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes / Elizabeth joy Roe, piano; London SO, Tabakov
Britten and Barber: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes / Elizabeth joy Roe, piano; London SO, Tabakov

1 CD / Decca / 2015-03-17

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Night Piece (Notturno), for piano; Samuel Barber: Concerto for Piano, Op. 38; Nocturne for Piano, Op. 33 "Homage to John Field"
Performers: Roe, Elizabeth Joy
Conductors: Tabakov, Emil
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

This solo release, a unique coupling of two of the 20th Century s greatest piano concertos marks Decca's first-ever recording of the Barber concerto and...continue...
Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (09/20/2013-09/22/2013)....continue...
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Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]
Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]

44 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bauer, Vincent; Boffard...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble de Violoncelles de l'Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble InterContemporain; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the...

On March 26, 2015 Pierre Boulez reaches his 90th year. This great master of music - composer, conductor and writer - has been an exclusive...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios (01/2001-02/2001); Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (01/2001-02/2001); Groáer Saal, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (01/2001-02/2001); Gro&aacut...continue...
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Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings  - works by Prokofiev, Ravel, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart
Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings - works by Prokofiev, Ravel, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-01-20

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26; Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G major; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11; Franz Liszt...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; London Symphony Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra Mozart

With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 5CD box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha...continue...
Recording information: Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (02/1968); Berlin, Philharmonie, Groáer Saal (02/1968); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (02/1968); London, Walthamstow Town Hall (02/1968); Lucerne...continue...
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Darkness to Light: The Music of Jeffrey Jacob (b.1966) - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3; String Quartet No. 2; Elegy, Adagietto Misterioso / Jeffrey Jacob, piano
Darkness to Light: The Music of Jeffrey Jacob (b.1966) - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3; String Quartet No. 2; Elegy, Adagietto Misterioso / Jeffrey Jacob, piano

1 CD / Navona / 2014-10-14

Works: Jeffrey Jacob: Death and Transfiguration, for piano & orchestra; Quartet for Strings no 2; Elegy, for piano & orchestra; Adagietto Misterioso, for orchestra; Symphony no 1; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Jacob, Jeffrey
Conductors: Spalding, Daniel; ; Mitchell, Jon; Spiegelman, Joel; Shimada, Toshiyuki
Ensemble: Hradec Kralové Philharmonicd; London Symphony Orchestra; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Moscow Symphony Orchestra; New England String Quartet

Composer and pianist Jeffrey Jacob depicts the experiences of struggle and pain, and of triumph and joy on his debut Navona Records release Darkness To...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (03/11/2013); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (03/11/2013); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (03/11/2013); Reduta Hall in Olom...continue...
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The American Masters: Barber, Corigliano, Bates / Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Slatkin, London SO
The American Masters: Barber, Corigliano, Bates / Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Slatkin, London SO

1 CD / E1 Entertainment / 2014-09-30

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; John Corigliano: Lullaby for Natalie, for violin & orchestra; Mason Bates: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Meyers, Anne Akiko [Violin]
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

This album explores deep connections between the composers and the performers on the recording. The American Masters, Anne Akiko Meyer's 5th recording for eOne Music,...continue...
Recording information: LSO St Lukes, London, England (09/2013)....continue...
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Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]
Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Filmed at London's Barbican Centre in December 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducts his own Candide featuring the cast he chose himself - starring Jerry Hadley in...continue...
Run Time: 147 min.
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Copland: Piano Concerto; El Salon Mexico; Appalachian Spring; Old American Songs / Aaron Copland, piano; William Warfield, baritone
Copland: Piano Concerto; El Salon Mexico; Appalachian Spring; Old American Songs / Aaron Copland, piano; William Warfield, baritone

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-04-08

Works: Aaron Copland: Concerto for Piano; El salón México; Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Old American Songs, Set 1
Performers: Copland, Aaron [Composer]; Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard; Abravanel, Maurice; Dorati, Antal; Copland, Aaron [Composer]
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Utah Symphony Orchestra

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series, which features audiophile SACD remasters of historic recordings, focuses on the music of American composer Aaron Copland. Four major...continue...
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Yo-Yo Ma Plays Great Cello Masterworks by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Schumann, Elgar, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms et al. [8 CDs]
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Great Cello Masterworks by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Schumann, Elgar, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms et al. [8 CDs]

8 CD / Sony / RCA / 2014-03-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531; Concerto for Violin "Winter", RV 297; Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 423; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Concerto for Vi...
Performers: Ax, Emanuel; Fentross, Mike; Koopman, Ton; Ma, Yo-Yo; McGillivray, Katherine; Miller, Nolan; Verschuren, Wouter
Conductors: Koopman, Ton; Zukerman, Pinchas; Garcia, José Luis; Davis, Colin; Maazel, Lorin; Previn, Andre; Ormandy, Eugene
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic; English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Saint...

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Capriccio for piano & orchestra; Symphony of Psalms / Michel Béroff, piano; Leonard Bernstein [DVD]
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Capriccio for piano & orchestra; Symphony of Psalms / Michel Béroff, piano; Leonard Bernstein [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Capriccio, for piano & orchestra; Symphony of Psalms
Performers: Béroff, Michel [Piano]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

This memorial concert took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 1972 on the first anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky. ' First...continue...
Run Time: 82 min.
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Britten: Piano Concerto; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets / Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood
Britten: Piano Concerto; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets / Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood

1 CD / Testament / 2014-02-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry, for high voice & piano; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41
Performers: Mewton-Wood, Noel; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Cameron, Basil
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

This disc brings to light both the unjustly neglected talents of Australian pianist Noel Mewton-Wood and two rare recordings by the great English tenor Peter...continue...
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Bloch: Symphony C sharp minor; Poems of the Sea / London SO, Atlas
Bloch: Symphony C sharp minor; Poems of the Sea / London SO, Atlas

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-09-24

Works: Ernest Bloch: Symphony in C sharp minor; Poems of the Sea, for orchestra (or piano)
Conductors: Atlas, Dalia
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Composed while Ernest Bloch was studying in Germany and before he moved to America, the richly scored Symphony in C sharp minor fits within the...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road, Studio 1, London (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)....continue...
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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Britten: Spring Symphony, Welcome Ode, Psalm 150 / Elizabeth Gale, Alfreda Hodgson, Martyn Hill
Britten: Spring Symphony, Welcome Ode, Psalm 150 / Elizabeth Gale, Alfreda Hodgson, Martyn Hill

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-07-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Welcome Ode, for young people's chorus & orchestra, Op. 95; Psalm 150, for children's chorus & i...
Performers: Gale, Elisabeth; Goedicke, Kurt-Hans; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard;
Ensemble: Choirs of the City of London School; Choirs of the City of London School for Girls; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the City of London School for Girls; The Southend B...

This re-release of the Spring Symphony, complemented by two smaller but equally life-confirming works by Britten, marks the composer's centenary year. It also forms part...continue...
Recording information: St Jude's Church, Central Square, London NW11 (1990-01-08_1990-01-10&1990-)....continue...
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Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Daphnis & Chloe. London SO, Pierre Monteux
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Daphnis & Chloe. London SO, Pierre Monteux

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2013-05-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Daphnis et Chloé
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Pierre Monteux had one of the longest musical careers in recent times, exceeded only by Pablo Casals and Leopold Stokowski. A champion of new...continue...
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Bernstein: On the Town / Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, Samuel Ramey, Cleo Laine, David Garrison. Michael Tilson Thomas
Bernstein: On the Town / Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, Samuel Ramey, Cleo Laine, David Garrison. Michael Tilson Thomas

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-02

Works: Leonard Bernstein: On the Town
Performers: Barrett, Michael; Benson, Lindsay; Collins, Stewart; Garrison, David; Harrison, Thomas; Ollmann, Kurt; Ramey, Samuel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Thomas, Michael T.
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

First choice, Deutsche Grammophon's new original album series, continues and offers 10 appealing new titles. This is the third batch of 10. Earlier releases have...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Centre, London (06/1992)....continue...
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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Concerto in F / André Previn, piano, LSO
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Concerto in F / André Previn, piano, LSO

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Concerto for Piano in F major
Performers: de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Previn, Andre [Conductor/Piano]
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical...continue...
Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/04/1971/06/06/1971)....continue...
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Jerome Moross: Symphony No. 1; The Last Judgement; Waltz Variations / JoAnn Falletta, London SO
Jerome Moross: Symphony No. 1; The Last Judgement; Waltz Variations / JoAnn Falletta, London SO

1 CD / Albany Records / 2013-02-12

Works: Jerome Moross: Symphony no 1; The Last Judgement; Variations on a Waltz, for orchestra
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Jerome Moross (1913-1983) was in the vanguard of composers who realized that there was a music of America, and for America written by Americans. This...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (03/01/1993-03/02/1993)....continue...
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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 / Leonard Bernstein, London SO (live, 11/1966) Includes Bernstein Interview [DVD]
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 / Leonard Bernstein, London SO (live, 11/1966) Includes Bernstein Interview [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historical performances by some of the world's greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for...continue...
Run Time: 82 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Subtitles: English, German, French
Country of Origin: Germ...continue...

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ICA 5082
Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók
Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók

8 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Grimaud, Hélène; Kremer, Gidon; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; ...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Over the past 18 years Pierre Boulez has made a series of critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartok's major orchestral works, the complete...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements / Gergiev
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements / Gergiev

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2012-04-10

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45; Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Following his acclaimed LSO Live recording of Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 (a Gramophone Editor's Choice), Valery Gergiev offers an equally thrilling performance of the composer's...continue...
Recording information: Barbican, London (05/07/2009-05/08/2009)....continue...
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis

2 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Conway, Claudia; Ferguson, Carl; Long, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Newman, David; Rey, Sara
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Everything is heard with great clarity, the sensuousness of Britten's ravishing score, with all its mysterious harmonies and sonorities, is fully realized, action and reaction...continue...
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Ernest Ansermet conducts Ballet Music - Stravinsky, et al
Ernest Ansermet conducts Ballet Music - Stravinsky, et al

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Ottorino Respighi: La boutique fantasque; Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Suisse Romande Orchestra
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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev / Andre Previn, London SO [DVD]
Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev / Andre Previn, London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35; Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Leonard Bernstein: Candide
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

André Previn is often hailed as one of the world's most versatile musicians. The recipient of ten Grammy awards for his recordings, Previn has conducted...continue...
Run Time: 62 min.
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Elgar, Walton: Cello Concertos / Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Previn
Elgar, Walton: Cello Concertos / Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Previn

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2011-09-27

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; William Walton: Concerto for Cello
Performers: Ma, Yo-Yo
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (01/25/1984/01/26/1984)....continue...
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Leonard Bernstein Conducts Shostakovich / London SO [DVD]
Leonard Bernstein Conducts Shostakovich / London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2011-08-30

Works: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, classic archive features legendary artist, Leonard Bernstein, offering a unique historical glimpse into our classical heritage. Bernste...continue...
Run Time: 54 min.
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Subtitles: English, German, French
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20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello
20th Century Classics: Walton / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Paul Tortelier, cello

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Cello; The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
Performers: Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Previn, Andre; Berglund, Paavo; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]
The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / Decca / 2010-07-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Owen Wingrave, Op. 85; The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles, Sir; Davies, Meredith
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"This DVD is as close as we'll ever get to seeing how the originators visualized Peter Grimes. It has Peter Pears in the title role...continue...
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Candlelight Classics - Music for Romance
Candlelight Classics - Music for Romance

1 CD / Griffin Records / 2010-06-08

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622; Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Heinrich Joseph Baermann: Adagio in D flat...
Performers: Johnson, Emma [Clarinet]; Lloyd Webber, Julian; Nicholson, Pamela; Prats, Jorge Luis; Rhodes, Paul; Seow, Yitkin; Smith, Kenneth [Flute]; Wei, Xu
Conductors: Schenck, Andrew; Bátiz, Enrique; Tjeknavorian, Loris; Marriner, Sir Neville;
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Pro Arte Guitar Trio
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GRI 4025
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Icon - Leopold Stokowski - The Maverick Conductor
Icon - Leopold Stokowski - The Maverick Conductor

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 868), BWV 478 (BC F227); English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807;...
Performers: Babikian, Virgina; Baker, Julius [Flute]; Gardner, Guy; Hager, Clyde; Neikrug, George
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: Houston Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; ORTF National Orchestra

One of the most flamboyant conductors of the 20th century, Leopold Stokowski was born at Marylebone in London in 1882, the son of a Polish...continue...
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EMI 985552
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Valery Gergiev, Elena Zhidkova, Willard White, et al
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Valery Gergiev, Elena Zhidkova, Willard White, et al

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2009-09-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: White, Willard [Bass Vocal]; Zhidkova, Elena
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev is joined by two outstanding singers for his latest LSO Live release featuring Bartok's one-act opera. Despite being one of the greatest ever...continue...
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The Rodrigo Edition / Enrique Batiz
The Rodrigo Edition / Enrique Batiz

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-07-15

Works: Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto serenata for Harp; Concierto pastoral, for flute & orchestra; Concierto heróico, for piano & orchestra; Concierto madrigal for 2 Guitars; Concierto de est&iac...
Performers: Allen, Nancy [Harp]; Ara, Augustín Leon; Cohen, Robert [Cello]; Garibay, Minerva; Hansen, Lisa [Flute]; Lopez, Cecilia; Mariotti, Deborah; Moreno, Alfonso; Osorio, Jorge Federico; Ruiz, Jes&ua...
Conductors: Bátiz, Enrique
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Mexican State Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Bach to Brubeck / Brubeck, Crofut, Brown, Revzen, London SO
Bach to Brubeck / Brubeck, Crofut, Brown, Revzen, London SO

1 CD / CD Baby Independents / 2009-05-24

Works: Chris Brubeck: Concerto for Bass Trombone; Variations on themes by Bach; Variations on a theme by Bach; Bill Crofut: Blues Suite for Banjo and Orchestra; Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Lute in C ...
Performers: Brown, Joel; Brubeck, Chris; Crofut, Bill
Conductors: Revzen, Joel
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Bartók: Concerto for Viola, etc / Aimard, Stefanoich, Bashmet, Kremer, Boulez, et al
Bartók: Concerto for Viola, etc / Aimard, Stefanoich, Bashmet, Kremer, Boulez, et al

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2009-02-17

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115; Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36; Concerto for Viola, Sz 120
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Kremer, Gidon; Percy, Neil; Stefanovich, Tamara; Thomas, Nigel
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

This recording completes Pierre Boulez's highly acclaimed survey of Bartok's major orchestral works on Deutsche Grammophon. Boulez has once again gathered an extraordinary team of...continue...

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HBIM 1154089
Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 / Rostropovich, London SO
Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 / Rostropovich, London SO

1 CD / Apex / 2008-11-18

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Conductors: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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APX 516510
Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Benson, Laurie; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Charles, Oba Kush; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Elliott, Alasdair; Green, Adam; Gunn, Nathan; Jeffre...
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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WRNC 190392
Bernstein - The Best of all Possible Worlds
Bernstein - The Best of all Possible Worlds

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-09-16

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide, overture to the operetta; Arias and Barcarolles; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra; A Q...
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Carrington, Simon; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Green, Adolph; Hadley, Jerry; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Jones, Della; Ludgin, Chester; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo...
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard; Thomas, Michael T.
Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, and the 50th anniversary of his appointment as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie...continue...
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DGG B001187802
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

This is the first audio-visual recording of this essential opera, conducted by the composer. It is also the only version to star Peter Pears, who...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Ultimate Classical Relaxation - The Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Classical Relaxation - The Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2008-03-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731; Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Concerto for oboe, violin, strings & continuo in F major (recons...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bennett, William [Flute]; Black, Neil; Bonell, Carlos [Guitar]; Boskovsky, Alfred; Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; De Larrocha, Alicia [Piano]; Fern&aa...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Munchinger, Karl; Stokowski, Leopold; Agoult, Raymond; Schiff, Andras [Piano]; Dart, Thurston; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Boskovsky, Willi; Brown, Iona; ; Karajan, Herbert v.; Maazel...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Phil...

One of four 'Ultimate' releases for February 2008, this superb 5CD set 'Ultimate Classic Collection' features many popular favourites. The set includes two CDs devoted...continue...
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Premières & Encores - Pierson, Rawsthorne, etc
Premières & Encores - Pierson, Rawsthorne, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-03-11

Works: Henry Hugo Pierson: Macbeth, symphonic poem, Op.54; Alan Rawsthorne: Cortèges, fantasy overture for orchestra; David Morgan: Contrasts, for orchestra; Francis Chagrin: Helter Skelter, concert ov...
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry; Handley, Vernon; Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

In the 'Britain, Scandinavia and the Netherlands' edition of the 'Twentieth Century Composers' series, Humphrey Searle commented on Alan Rawsthorne: "I feel that his contribution...continue...
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LYTA 318
The Essential José Carreras
The Essential José Carreras

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2008-01-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Umberto Giordano: Fedora; Andrea Chénier, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto, opera; Jules Massenet: Werther; Pietro Mascagni: Cav...
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bogart, John-Paul; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Gavanelli, Paolo; Hintermeier, Margaretha; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Kerns, Robert [Baritone Vocals...
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Patan?, Giuseppe; Patanè, Giuseppe; Thomas, Michael T.; Maazel, Lorin; Caetani, Oleg; Tunick, Jonathan; Casas, Joan; Mercurio, Steven
Ensemble: ; Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra; Hungarian State Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Tallis Chamber Choir; Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

A beloved member of "The Three Tenors," Spain's Jose Carreras endures as one of the most passionate, popular and affecting singers of his time. Though...continue...
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SNYC 21358
Chavez: The Complete Symphonies / Mata, London SO
Chavez: The Complete Symphonies / Mata, London SO

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2007-10-09

Works: Carlos Chávez: Symphony no 1 ("Sinfonía de Antígona"); Symphony no 3; Symphony no 4 ("Sinfonía Romántica"); Symphony no 2 ("Sinfonía india"); Symphony no 5; ...
Conductors: Lawrence, Harold; Mata, Eduardo
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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VOXC 5061
Shostakovich: Symphony no 4;  Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Shostakovich: Symphony no 4; Britten: Four Sea Interludes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-06-05

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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EMI 886762B
Benjamin: Overture, Cotillon, Symphony / Fredman, et al
Benjamin: Overture, Cotillon, Symphony / Fredman, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-05-08

Works: Arthur Benjamin: Overture To an Italian Comedy; Cotillion Suite, for orchestra; North American Square Dance, for orchestra; Symphony no 1
Conductors: Fredman, Myer; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"Much of the music is dark-hued and Benjamin's orchestration is often weighted towards the bass end of the orchestra. There's a telling use of percussion...continue...
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Rawsthorne: Overture, Piano Concertos / Braithwaite, Binns
Rawsthorne: Overture, Piano Concertos / Braithwaite, Binns

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-05-08

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Symphonic studies; Street Corner; Concerto for Piano no 1; Concerto for Piano no 2
Performers: Binns, Malcolm
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Braithwaite, Nicholas
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony 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 and had...continue...
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LYTA 255
Bush: Yorick Overture, etc / Vernon Handley, et al
Bush: Yorick Overture, etc / Vernon Handley, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-03-13

Works: Geoffrey Bush: Overture, Yorick; Music for orchestra; Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2 (The Guildford)
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Another entry in Lyrita's incomparable catalog of definitive performances of works by the greatest British composers. "Bush's individuality lies in his sound, which is colourful,...continue...
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Williams: Ballads for Orchestra, Fairest of Stars, etc
Williams: Ballads for Orchestra, Fairest of Stars, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13

Works: Grace Williams: Ballads for orchestra; Fairest of Stars, for soprano & orchestra; Symphony no 2
Performers: Price, Janet
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Groves, Charles
Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony; London Symphony Orchestra

Grace Williams (1906-1977) may be considered one of the finest women composers of the twentieth century, but her work has been cruelly neglected. "The orchestral...continue...
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Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley
Rubbra: Symphonies 6 & 8, Solioquy / Saram, Del Mar, Handley

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-09

Works: Edmund Rubbra: Symphony no 6, Op 80; Symphony no 8, Op 132 (Hommage à Teihard de Chardin); Soliloquy for cello & orchestra, Op. 57
Performers: de Saram, Rohan
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Edmund Rubbra was a talented British composer whose music has taken its time reaching a worldwide audience. His eleven symphonies have all attracted favorable attention....continue...
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LYTA 234
Hoddinott: Symphonies no 2, 3 & 5 / Andrew Davis, et al
Hoddinott: Symphonies no 2, 3 & 5 / Andrew Davis, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-09

Works: Alun Hoddinott: Symphony no 2 Op. 29; Symphony no 3 Op. 61; Symphony no 5 Op. 81
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Atherton, David; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

"Alun Hoddinott is one of the best and most resourceful of living British symphonists, and the return to the catalogue of three demonstrations of that...continue...
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