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Ives: Emerson Concerto / Symphony No. 1 cover
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CHARLES IVES
Ives: Emerson Concerto / Symphony No. 1
Alan Feinberg (Piano) / National Symphony Orchestra Of Ireland / James Sinclair
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - released 22/Sep/2007 ]
"The piano part is hugely virtuosic and heroic, requiring a pianist of the first rank. Alan Feinberg is an ideal exponent of Ives's truculent and tender realism. The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland partners him well... a very strong...
Ernani (complete opera recorded in English) cover
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VERDI
Ernani (complete opera recorded in English)
Alan Opie / Julian Gavin / Peter Wedd / Susan Patterson / English National Opera Chorus & orchestra / David Parry
[ Chandos Opera in English / 2 CD - released 24/Nov/2006 ]
'American soprano Susan Patterson… proves a feisty Elvira, spirited and accomplished in delivery.' BBC Music Magazine
Orchestral Works, Volume 4 (Includes Rebus & A Prayer) cover
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FRANK BRIDGE
Orchestral Works, Volume 4 (Includes Rebus & A Prayer)
Alban Gerhardt (cello) / BBC National Chorus of Wales / BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 5/May/2004 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - '... this is an essential purchase for Oration alone - and the music itself deserves the widest dissmenation.' Gramophone
Symphony No. 4 / The Garden of Earthly Delights / Cello Concerto cover
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SIR LENNOX & MICHAEL BERKELEY
Symphony No. 4 / The Garden of Earthly Delights / Cello Concerto
Alban Gerhardt (cello) / BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 7/Jul/2003 ]
'Throughout Richard Hickox draws brilliant playing from his band, energetic where necessary, sonically overwhelming in the Garden. Anthon Burton's notes are excellent, too, helpful and so objective that they don't tell you how good all the music on...
Symphony No. 4 / The Garden of Earthly Delights / Cello Concerto cover
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LENNOX & MICHAEL BERKELEY
Symphony No. 4 / The Garden of Earthly Delights / Cello Concerto
Alban Gerhardt (cello) / BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Richard Hickox
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 7/Jul/2003 ]
This third volume in Chandos' successful Berkeley series, featuring music by Lennox and Michael Berkeley, is released to celebrate the centenary of Sir Lennox Berkeley's birth.
The Valkyries (complete opera in English) cover
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WAGNER
The Valkyries (complete opera in English)
Alberto Remedios / Norman Bailey / Margaret Curphey / Rita Hunter / English National Opera Orchestra / Reginald Goodall
[ Chandos / 4 CD - released 1/Sep/2000 ]
"Goodall draws everything from savagery to delicacy from the ENO Orchestra, and is alive to every nuance of the drama, both on stage and in the pit. And as if that weren't enough, the translation is a masterpiece" (Amazon.co.uk)
Best of Satie cover
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ERIK SATIE
Best of Satie
Aldo Ciccolini, Anne Queffelec (piano) / Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
[ Warner Classics Inspiration Series / CD - released 20/Jun/2015 ]
Meditative piano sounds and glitter of Parisian cabaret. Satie was one of the most interesting figures of early 20th century Paris moving in the same artistic circles as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and Man Ray. He was known for his droll sense of...
Piano Concerto / Works for solo piano / Works for four-handed piano cover
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MASSENET
Piano Concerto / Works for solo piano / Works for four-handed piano
Aldo Ciccolini (piano) / Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte-Carlo / Sylvain Cambreling
[ EMI Gemini / 2 CD - released 28/Nov/2003 ]
"(The Concerto) is enjoyable in its way with plenty of his easy-going melodiousness, and is played with apparent conviction, or at least with professional vigour, by Ciccolini and the Monte Carlo orchestra under Cambreling." (Gramophone)
Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood cover
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PROKOFIEV & OTHERS
Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood
Alice Cooper (narrator) / National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Alexander Shelley
[ Deutche Grammophon / CD - released 27/Nov/2015 ]
A brand new DG recording of Prokofiev's childrens classic, "Peter and the Wolf" - now coupled for the first time with a specially-written prequel (pre-story). The best-loved story is now placed in an urban contemporary setting - Los Angeles!
Music For Cello And Orchestra cover
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PROKOFIEV
Music For Cello And Orchestra
Alexander Rudin (Cello) / National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine / Theodore Kuchar
[ Naxos / CD - released 29/Sep/2007 ]
"Alexander Rudin is, both technically and interpretively, one of the most authoritative cellists of his generation...all in all the most successful recording of this score in years....Highly Recommended" - Fanfare
Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 / Piano Concerto, Op. 42 cover
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SCHOENBERG
Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 / Piano Concerto, Op. 42
Amalie Malling (piano) Scottish National Orchestra / Matthias Bamert. Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Michael Schonwandt
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 4/Feb/2005 ]
'Amalie Malling proves an intelligent and sympathetic soloist… Michael Schønwandt gets very good results from the Danish Orchestra and the texture is lucid and transparent, and splendidly recorded.' The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs on the Piano...
Choral Works (Incls 'Jerusalem' & 'The Birds of Aristophanes') cover
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HUBERT PARRY
Choral Works (Incls 'Jerusalem' & 'The Birds of Aristophanes')
Amanda Roocroft (soprano) / BBC National Chorus & Orchestra of Wales, Neeme Jarvi
[ Chandos / CD - released 15/Oct/2012 ]
"This is breast-swelling stuff...the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives warmly sympathetic renditions of music which was probably completely unfamiliar to them before the recording sessions. The Chandos sound is excellent." (BBC Music)
Aucassin & Nicolette ballet music / Saxophone Concerto cover
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JOSEF HOLBROOKE
Aucassin & Nicolette ballet music / Saxophone Concerto
Amy Dickson (alto & soprano saxophone) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, George Vass
[ Dutton Epoch / CD - released 1/Feb/2012 ]
Dutton Epoch's pioneering Holbrooke series reaches its third volume, which couples Amy Dickson in the Saxophone Concerto - the first British concerto for the instrument - with the extended ballet Aucassin and Nicolette.
Symphonies Nos 13 Babi Yar; 14 & 15 cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphonies Nos 13 Babi Yar; 14 & 15
Anatoli Kotscherga / Ljuba Kazarnovskaya / Sergei Leiferkus / National Male Choir of Estonia; Gateborgs Symfoniker / Neeme Jarvi
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - released 4/Aug/2003 ]
"This is the most entertaining modern recording of what is usually counted a forbidding work." (Gramophone on Symphony No 13)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 cover
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Cello Concertos (with Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme) cover
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SAINT-SAENS / SCHUMANN
Cello Concertos (with Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme)
Andreas Brantelid (cello) / Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Michael Schanwandt
[ EMI Debut / CD - released 1/Jun/2008 ]
Andreas Brantelid is hailed in Scandinavia as one of the leading cellists of his generation.
Falstaff (Complete Opera in English) cover
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VERDI
Falstaff (Complete Opera in English)
Andrew Shore (baritone) Yvonne Kenny (soprano) / English National Opera, Paul Daniel
[ Chandos / 2 CD - released 1/Mar/2002 ]
"It is serious competition for the currently available recordings in Italian." (Pick of the Month BBC Music Magazine Aug 2002)
Symphonies Nos 9 "Choral" cover
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BEETHOVEN
Symphonies Nos 9 "Choral"
Angela Denoke, Marianna Tarassova, Matthias Goerne / Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
[ Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso / CD - released 27/Oct/2011 ]
"The Ninth, once under way, is a fairly swift affair, in the instrumental movements at least. The finale is well done, a performance of discipline and relish, carefully assembled." (Gramophone)
The Complete Symphonies cover
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BEETHOVEN
The Complete Symphonies
Angela Denoke, Matthias Goerne / Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 5 CD Box Set - released 28/Oct/2007 ]
"Love it or hate it, with Pletnev's imaginative approach our imaginations are set to work as well, and with that effect these recordings are more likely to live on in your mind and draw you back than many others than I can think of." (Recording of...
Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Górecki [Incls Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) ] cover
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GORECKI
Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Górecki [Incls Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) ]
Anna Górecka (piano) Carol Wincenc (flute) Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano) / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Naxos / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2014 ]
"What impresses me most about this performance is its sprituality" - Gramophone on the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs