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Pomp and Circumstances: Best of British cover
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ELGAR / HOLST / BRITTEN / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / etc
Pomp and Circumstances: Best of British
Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, etc
[ Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - released 10/Feb/2015 ]
Symphonic liberation of the British Empire: In 1866 a German music scholar wrote that "the English are the only civilised nation without music". And it's true that the Victorians had a deep suspicion towards symphony music - some people even feared...
Piano Concertos Nos 21 (K467) & 24 (K491) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Piano Concertos Nos 21 (K467) & 24 (K491)
Howard Shelley (piano) / City London Sinfonia (conducted from the keyboard)
[ ALTO / CD - released 20/Apr/2011 ]
"Shelley's disc seems to me to deserve the warmest recommendation for its natural-sounding recording, clarity of texture and combination of depth and high spirits." - International Record Review (April 2002)
Violin Concertos (recorded 1984 & 1993) cover
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SIBELIUS / ELGAR
Violin Concertos (recorded 1984 & 1993)
Ida Haendel (violin) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
[ Testament / CD - released 10/Oct/2009 ]
"..it is Haendel's thoroughly personal input of humanity, expressive power, and her dynamic fusion of immediacy and profound insight that puts this performance in a class of its own. It is simply mind-blowing." The Telegraph, 28th July 2009 *****
Albert Herring (Complete opera sung in English) cover
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BRITTEN
Albert Herring (Complete opera sung in English)
James Gilchrist (tenor) / Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano) / Roderick Williams (baritone) / City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox
[ Chandos Classics / 2 CD - released 28/Nov/2003 ]
'But, although any Britten opera at budget price is worth investigating, it is the Chandos recording that gives the work more dramatic strength and psychological depth, it seems more palatable.' (The Guardian)
Trittico Botticelliano / Aretusa / Lauda per la Nativita del Signore / etc cover
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RESPIGHI
Trittico Botticelliano / Aretusa / Lauda per la Nativita del Signore / etc
Janet Baker (mezzo) / City of London Sinfonia / Rchard Hickox
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - released 1/Apr/2010 ]
Respighi studied orchestration with Rimsky Korsakov, another master of the orchestra, and his use of the orchestral palate was a huge influence on the young Italian.
Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet cover
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CARL MARIA von WEBER
Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet
Janet Hilton (clarinet) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi / Lindsay String Quartet / Keith Swallow (piano)
[ Chandos / 2 CD - released 1/Jan/2007 ]
'Janet Hilton's is a very fine performance. The slow movements are ruminative and beautifully played.' Fanfare
Peter Grimes (complete opera) cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Peter Grimes (complete opera)
Janice Watson, Yvonne Barclay, Anne Collins, Philip Langridge / City of London Sinfonia; London Symphony Chorus (amateur) / Richard
[ Chandos Classics / 2 CD - released 10/May/2004 ]
"Up to the highest tradition of Chandos sound: indeed, quite spectacular, vast in range, with well-managed perspectives and just enough hints of stage action to be convincing." - Alan Blyth (Gramophone) )
Symphonie Espagnole / Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 20 / Fantaisie Norvegienne cover
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EDOUARD LALO
Symphonie Espagnole / Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 20 / Fantaisie Norvegienne
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin) / Granada City Orchestra / Kees Bakels
[ BIS / CD - released 1/Apr/2009 ]
The three works gathered here all resulted from the friendship between the composer and the Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate. The melodious and charming violin concerto held a great significance for Lalo who regarded it as his first work truly...
Film Music Masterworks (Incls 'Born Free' & 'Somewhere In Time') cover
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JOHN BARRY
Film Music Masterworks (Incls 'Born Free' & 'Somewhere In Time')
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Silva Screen Records / CD - released 16/May/2006 ]
This collection of film composer John Barry's finest moments includes music from 'Out Of Africa', 'Born Free', 'Lion In Winter', 'You Only Live Twice', 'Midnight Cowboy' and many more!
An introduction to Beethoven (Incls Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' & Symphony No. 5 in C minor) cover
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BEETHOVEN
An introduction to Beethoven (Incls Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor' & Symphony No. 5 in C minor)
John Lill (piano) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Walter Weller
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
'You'll know the meaning of the term 'heart-rending beauty' when you listen to the slow movement of the Piano Concerto.' CD Review
Piano Concertos 2 & 3 cover
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RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos 2 & 3
Jorge Luis Prats (piano) / Mexico City Philharmonic / Enrique Batiz
[ Regis Records / CD - released 3/Jun/2007 ]
"virtuoso flamboyance guaranteed to set the pulse racing... enthusiastically recommended" (CD Review)
Symphony No.10 / Symphony in C Major for Piano, Cello and Violin Op. 56 cover
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Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen cover
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RENE CLAUSEN
Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen
Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy
[ Chandos / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Jun/2012 ]
"Although he writes in all genres, René Clausen is today one of America's most popular choral composers...On this release, choral works by Clausen are performed by the Kansas City Chorale, another choir of great international renown"
Nativitas: American Christmas Carols cover
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NATIVITAS
Nativitas: American Christmas Carols
Kansas City Chorale / Charles Bruffy (conductor) with James Higdon, organ
[ Nimbus / CD - released 1/Nov/2008 ]
"As beautiful a disc of precious Christmas music as you are likely to hear this or any year." (MusicWeb Nov 2009)
ShakespeareAEs Tempest: Incidental music for The Tempest cover
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SIBELIUS / SULLIVAN
ShakespeareAEs Tempest: Incidental music for The Tempest
Kansas City Symphony / Michael Stern
[ Reference / CD - released 20/Jul/2008 ]
"This is a fine and thoughtfully put together project. I hope we will hear more from this orchestra and conductor in similarly inventive couplings...Their Sullivan is excellent." (MusicWeb July 2008)
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Kraemer/Watkinson/City Of Lond
Vivaldi:concerti For Violins &
[ Naxos / CD ]
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 & 2 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 & 2
Lars Vogt (piano) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics Red Line / CD - released 12/Feb/2007 ]
"This is a remarkable record, as fine a recorded account of these two concertos as we have had for many a long year." (Gramophone)
Voyage of a sea-god cover
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WALTHEW / PANUFNIK / BANTOCK / BAX / HINDEMITH / SCHUMAN / etc
Voyage of a sea-god
Laurence Perkins (bassoon) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with Michael Hancock (piano) & others
[ Hyperion / CD - released 2/Jul/2021 ]
Beginning in 1900 with Richard Henry Walthew and ending in 1999 with David Bedford, the intrepid musical journey undertaken by Laurence Perkins and friends celebrates the extraordinary versatility of the twentieth-century bassoon.
Dyson: Symphony in G / Overture, At the Tabard Inn / In Honour of the City cover
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GEORGE DYSON
Dyson: Symphony in G / Overture, At the Tabard Inn / In Honour of the City
London Symphony Chorus / City of London Sinfonia / London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hickox, conductor
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 3/May/2005 ]
'This is a very fine recording, beautifully set in the glowing acoustic of the Blackheath Hall.' - Gramophone on In Honour of the City and At the Tabard Inn
Piano Concerto in C major Op 39 cover
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BUSONI
Piano Concerto in C major Op 39
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mark Elder (conductor)
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 22 / CD - released 4/Feb/2002 ]
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