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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Violin Concerto; Tuba Concerto; 3 Portraits / London SO, André Previn
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Violin Concerto; Tuba Concerto; 3 Portraits / London SO, André Previn

6 CD / Sony / RCA / 2016-05-27

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Concerto for Violin in D minor ("Concerto Accademico"); The Wasps; Symphony no 3 for...
Performers: Buswell, James; Harper, Heather; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Previn, André ; Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

One of the most acclaimed cycles of the Vaughan Williams symphonies, among the 20th century's greatest, was set down by André Previn and the London...continue...
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Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Dido & Aeneas / Josephine Veasey, soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, John Alldis Choir, Colin Davis
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Dido & Aeneas / Josephine Veasey, soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, John Alldis Choir, Colin Davis

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2016-03-11

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Performers: Constable, John [Keyboards]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; McGee, Robin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Veasey, Josephine; Wallis, Delia
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields; John Alldis Choir

Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell's only opera, and was written in the later portion of the seventeenth century, when there was no opera tradition...continue...
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Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral,  Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]
Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral, Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-10-23

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

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

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

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Handel Edition - 12 complete oratorios, cantatas, odes, anthems, arias, duets, complete chamber music, keyboard works, organ concertos, oboe concertos & Concerti Grossi, Water Music and Fireworks Music [65 CDs]
Handel Edition - 12 complete oratorios, cantatas, odes, anthems, arias, duets, complete chamber music, keyboard works, organ concertos, oboe concertos & Concerti Grossi, Water Music and Fireworks Music [65 CDs]

65 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Handel - Bourée; Sinfonia in B flat major, HWV 339; Sinfonia i...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Astronio, Claudio; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Balzereit, Charlotte; Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Borgstede, Michael; Bosgraaf, Erik; Buchner, Eberhard; Bury, Alison; Camden, ...
Conductors: ; Koch, Helmut; Pommer, Max; Matt, Nicol; Ward, Nicholas; Vitale, Marco; Astronio, Claudio; Wentz, Jed; Deller, Alfred; Willcocks, David; Knothe, Dietrich; Kluttig, Christian; Cleobury, Stephen; Cree...
Ensemble: ; Brandenburg Consort; Concerto Köln ; Contrasto Armonico; Harmonices Mundi; King's College Choir; L'Ecole d'Orphée ; Musica ad Rhenum; Musica Perduta

An exact contemporary of Bach, George Frideric Handel was one of the most important composers of the Baroque era, carving out a career for himself...continue...
Recording information: Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d'Este, Padua, Ita (01/21/2008-01/25/2008); All Saints Church, East Finchley, UK (01/21/2008-01/25/2008); Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe,...continue...
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BLC 95050
Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works
Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-05-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Lebeu", BWV 147; Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 1...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; Bowley, John; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garcia, José Luis; Harper, Heather; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Lott, Feli...
Conductors: ; Willcocks, David; Mackerras, Charles; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Neumann, Peter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Muti, Riccardo; Tennstedt, Klaus; Pappano, Antonio; Nelson, John; Handford, M...
Ensemble: ; Academy Chorus of St Martin in the Fields; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; BBC Symphony Chorus; Chœur de Paris; Chœur de Radio France; Chœurs Ren&...

For centuries the Christian Church has exerted a powerful influence on choral composition, nurturing and continuing to inspire works that are spiritually oriented or which...continue...
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WRNC 2564614351
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 [Piano]; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bauer, Vincent;...
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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DGG B002250902
Rachmaninov: The Complete Works / Various Artists [32 CD]
Rachmaninov: The Complete Works / Various Artists [32 CD]

32 CD / Decca / 2014-09-23

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23; Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32; Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat mino...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Ashkenazy, Dody [Piano]; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Ashkenazy, Vovka; Beaux Arts Trio; Bolet, Jorge; Borodina, Olga; Buketoff, Igor; Cowan, Rob; De Waart, Edo [Conductor]; Dutoit,...
Conductors: Pletnev, Mikhail; ; Previn, Andre; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Weller, Walter; De Waart, Edo; Dutoit, Charles; Polyanskii, Valeri; Niels, Elger; Korniev, Nikolai; Buketoff, Igor; Järvi, Neeme; Kondrash...
Ensemble: ; Beaux Arts Trio; Jorge Bolet; Mikhail Pletnev (Piano/Conductor)

32 CD Box Set featuring complete works of Rachmaninov....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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Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al.  [Limited Edition]
Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al. [Limited Edition]

50 CD / Decca / 2013-04-02

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Ashkenazy, Vovka; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Belkin, Boris; Brymer, Jack [Clarinet]; Cash, Teresa [Soprano Vocal]; Civil, Alan; Cohen, Franklin; Cooke, Terry; Corkhill...
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Fistoulari, Anatole; Maazel, Lorin; Segal, Uri; Zinman, David; Kertész, István; Previn, Andre; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Barenboim, Daniel; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Solti, G...

Decca Classics releases Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca on April 2, 2013, a limited edition box-set comprised of 50 CDs to celebrate the labels remarkable...continue...
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DEC B001820202
Schoenberg: Choral Music / Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers, et al
Schoenberg: Choral Music / Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers, et al

2 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2012-08-30

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Op. 13; Kol nidre, Op. 39; Folksongs (3) for Chorus, Op. 49; Pieces (4) for Chorus, Op. 27; Satires (3) for Chorus, Op. 28; Pieces (6) for Mens Chorus, Op. 35; Dr...
Performers: Chase, Roger; Collins, Michael [Clarinet]; Constable, John; Ellis, James; Liddell, Nona; Reich, Günter; Shirley-Quirk, John; Van Kampen, Christopher
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra
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SNYC 44571
Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky
Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Fireworks, Op. 4; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3; Le...
Performers: Arrignon, Michel; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Causse, Gerard [Viola]; Damiens, Alain; Murray, Ann; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Ensemble InterContemporain

This 6-CD set gathers together for the first time all of Pierre Boulez's Stravinsky recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. It includes the three great "Russian" ballets:...continue...
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The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]
The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]

5 CD / HBDirect Import / 2011-11-15

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West; Turandot; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish";...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Caballe, Mon...
Conductors: Argenta, Ataúlfo; Capuana, Franco; Maag, Peter; Martinon, Jean; Kertész, István; Willcocks, David; Ansermet, Ernest; Karajan, Herbert v.; Monteux, Pierre; Britten, Benjamin; Fistoulari...
Ensemble: ; Les Talens Lyriques; Matrix Ensemble; Melos Ensemble of London; New London Consort; Vienna Octet

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in The Decca Sound box. 55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca Sound from the early days of...continue...
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HBIM 1153997
100 Best Choruses
100 Best Choruses

6 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140; Henry Purcell: Come ye sons of art away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary); Chri...
Performers: Barrard, Marc; Bracht, Roland; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Erwen, Keith; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Harper, Heath...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Munrow, David; Gardiner, John E.; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Willcocks, David; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Vienna Philharmonic Orche...
Ensemble: ; Dunedin Consort; Orféon Donostiarra ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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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.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beate Vergine / John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beate Vergine / John Eliot Gardiner

2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-01-25

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gomez, Jill; Hicks, Malcolm; Kraemer, Nicholas [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Palmer, Felicity; Rippon, Michael; Ross, Alastair; Shirle...
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: David Monrow Recorder Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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DECI LON414572
Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris

1 CD / Cedille / 2010-09-28

Works: William Ferris: Gloria, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass & choir; Ed è Subito Sera, cantata for tenor & string orchestra; Bristol Hills, for string orchestra; Corridors of Light, for baritone, o...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Vorrasi, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]
Conductors: Ferris, William; Heatherington, Alan; Roth, Arnie
Ensemble: ; Chicago String Ensemble

Music & Vision - Howard Smith
Ferris' visionary leaning is especially evident in the title item of the program - the 1994 setting of Stephen Spender's...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas 170, 82, 159 / Marriner, Baker, Shirley-Quirk
Bach: Cantatas 170, 82, 159 / Marriner, Baker, Shirley-Quirk

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-06

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 159, "Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem" BWV 159
Performers: Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lord, Roger; Malcolm, George; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago SO
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago SO

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-06-24

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Harper, Heather; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Singverein

"A great occasion [...] tingles with electricity [...] Solti has the best of both worlds, the illusion of a live performance coupled with glorious studio...continue...
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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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HBIM 1154120
Britten: Curlew River
Britten: Curlew River

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-04-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: Curlew River, Op. 71
Performers: Blackburn, Harold; Drake, Bryan; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Group
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DECI LON421858
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, Beatus vir / Stephen Cleobury
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, Beatus vir / Stephen Cleobury

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-01-07

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109), for 4 voices, double chorus, 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, solo strings, strings &; Beatus vir, (Psalm 111), for 5 voices, double chorus, 2 oboes, 2 organs, double ...
Performers: Briggs, David; Buchanan, Isobel; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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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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Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich
Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony"); Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102; Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year...
Performers: Horigome, Yuzuko [Violin]; Shelley, Howard; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Barshai, Rudolf
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays - a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image...continue...
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USDS 1509
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-05

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Thomas Arne: Rosamond, opera; Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique; Le T...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Dilley, Harry; Greevy, Bernadette [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-sopr...
Conductors: Pickett, Philip; Hogwood, Christopher; Lewis, Anthony; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Leppard, Raymond; Bonneau, Paul; Bonynge, Richard; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Lewis, Henry
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; New London Consort; New Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; St. Anthony Singers; V...
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At The Haunted End Of The Day: Tony Palmer's Film About William Walton [DVD]
At The Haunted End Of The Day: Tony Palmer's Film About William Walton [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Tony Palmer Films / 2009-06-02

Works: William Walton: Various Works
Performers: Bream, Julian; Brown, Iona; de Sautoy, Carmen; Kenny, Yvonne; Kirshbaum, Ralph; Menuhin, Yehudi; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Few composers have been more loved in their lifetime than William Walton. His capacity to astonish and profoundly move us remains undiminished. This Italia prize-winning...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, B&W
Sound Format(s): Digital Stereo,
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TPF 1357
Britten: Gloriana / Barstow, Langridge, Kenny, Jones
Britten: Gloriana / Barstow, Langridge, Kenny, Jones

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-02

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barstow, Josephine; Cornall, Christopher; Finucane, Tom; Gill, Dominic; Hoare, Peter [; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Miller-Cob...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
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DECI ARG440213
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux

3 CD / Glyndebourne / 2009-03-31

Works: Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers: Bredy, Rosine; Duval, Denise; Hoekman, Guus; Reynolds, Anna; Roux, Michel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wilbrink, Hans
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

"Vittorio Gui does not bring a particularly Gallic sensibility to this performance of Pelleas et Melisande recorded at the 1963 Glyndebourne Festival, but he creates...continue...
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Britten: Owen Wingrave / Britten, Pears, Luxon, Baker, et al
Britten: Owen Wingrave / Britten, Pears, Luxon, Baker, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-02-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61; The Poet's Echo, song cycle for high voice & piano, Op. 76
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Douglas, Nigel; Fisher, Sylvia; Harper, Heather; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rostropovich, Mstisla...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Britten: The Canticles
Britten: The Canticles

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-15

Performers: Bowman, James; Britten, Benjamin; Ellis, Osian; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tuckwell, Barry
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DECI LON425716
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...
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Mozart: Mass In C Major 'coronation' K.317, Mass In C Major  K.220, Exsultate Ju
Mozart: Mass In C Major 'coronation' K.317, Mass In C Major K.220, Exsultate Ju

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-03-27

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass no 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major ("Coronation"), K. 317; Mass no 9 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major (missa brevis, "Spatzenmesse"), K. ...
Performers: Engen, Keith; Grabe, Donald; Laubenthal, Horst R.; Mathis, Edith; Otto, Hans; Shirley-Quirk, John; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael; Fricsay, Ferenc

Collection Du Millenaire....continue...
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DGGI 476217
Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al
Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-03-01

Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Quincunx, for baritone, soprano & orchestra (after Sir Thomas Browne), Op. 44; And Suddenly it's Evening, for tenor & chamber ensemble, Op. 66; David Bedford: Music for Albion Moon...
Performers: Handt, Herbert; Manning, Jane; Nendick, Josephine; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Carewe, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
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LYTA 265
Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Legends / Kubelik, Mathis, Reynolds
Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Legends / Kubelik, Mathis, Reynolds

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-10-24

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71; Legends (10), for orchestra (arr. from, B. 117), B. 122 (Op. 59)
Performers: Mathis, Edith; Ochman, Wieslaw; Schloter, Elmar; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
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DGGI DG453025
Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al
Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-08-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Clark, Patricia; Harper, Heather; Keyte, Christopher; Shirley-Quirk, John; Temperley, Jean; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

The only budget version of this complete oratorio currently available. A much loved performance that has stood the test of time with its golden cast...continue...

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Conifer -Tippett: The Rose Lake, The Vision of St. Augustine
Conifer -Tippett: The Rose Lake, The Vision of St. Augustine

1 CD / RCA Records Import / 2007-03-29

Works: Michael Tippett: The Rose Lake, for orchestra; The Vision of St. Augustine, for baritone, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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RCAI 51304
britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4
Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

7 CD / Decca / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Cantata misericordium, for tenor, bar...
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Britten, Benjamin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian [Harp]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Pete...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

This is the fourth volume in the Collector Editions series, devoted to the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. It features authoritative performances by the...continue...
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DEC B000827202
Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc
Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-08-01

Works: Arthur Bliss: Melée Fantasque, for orchestra, Op. 22, F. 199; Rout, for soprano & orchestra, F. 162b; Adam Zero, ballet suite for orchestra (9), Op. 67c, F. 1c; Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Priestman, Brian; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Wind & Brass Ensemble

In the late 1920's Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) was probably the most talked about composer in England, a certainly the most widely performed abroad. This CD...continue...
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LYTA 225
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2006-06-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Harper, Heather; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus

"Now at last Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' can be heard on record at something approaching its full, expansive stature. Here is a version from...continue...

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Britten: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; On this Island, Op. 11; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Tit for Tat; Hen...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John

The names of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are forever linked by their personal and creative partnership. Composer and interpreter have rarely enjoyed so long-standing...continue...
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ELOQ 4768492CD
Essential Choral Classics
Essential Choral Classics

2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-10

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer; Elijah, Op. 70; César Franck: P...
Performers: Brown, Wilfred; Burrowes, Norma; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Harper, Heather; Hussain, Alastair; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Krause, Tom; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano ...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Willcocks, David; Daniel, Paul; Cleobury, Stephen; Gandolfi, Romano; Ottley, Jerold D.; Britten, Benjamin; Solti, Georg; Preston, Simon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Guest, George; Haitink...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Cambridge University Music Society; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chr...

This 2-CD set Includes more than 21/2 hours of the greatest 'hits' of the chorus. Performances are by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Kings College Choir...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Handel: Organ Music, Deutsche Arien, etc
Handel: Organ Music, Deutsche Arien, etc

1 CD / Meridian / 2004-08-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Dalla guerra amorosa, HWV 102a; Suite for Keyboard in G minor, HWV453; German Arias (9); Air in G minor, HWV 457; Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1...
Performers: Fenton, Jane; Isepp, Martin; Kenny, Yvonne; Sanger, David; Scully, Mary; Shirley-Quirk, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]

Although most of Handel's vocal and instrumental music outside of the late operas and oratorios dates from his youth, it a naive to consider it...continue...
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MER 84461
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-04-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

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Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that...continue...
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Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al
Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2001-03-27

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana
Performers: Burrowes, Norma; Devos, Louis; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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DECI 467402
Handel: Messiah (Complete)
Handel: Messiah (Complete)

2 CD / Decca Import / 2001-01-02

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Downes, Ralph; Harper, Heather; Lang, William; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wakefield, John
Conductors: Davis, Colin

Musically, the star of this show is soprano Heather Harper. She recorded this at age 33 with profound devotion to Handel, fine ornamentation, flawless technique...continue...
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DECI 4647032CD
Handel: Messiah / Sargent, Royal PO & Chorus
Handel: Messiah / Sargent, Royal PO & Chorus

2 CD / Chesky / 2001-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Williams, Gavin
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Guildford Cathedral Choir

This is a classic 1965 recording of Vaughan Williams Hodie, a touching and ebullient seasonal masterpiece written late in the composers life. The perennial Christmas...continue...
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