Symphonies Nos 1-5
Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward (conductor)
[ Naxos / CD - released 30/Apr/2006 ]
"warm, vigorous and rhythmically strong" - Classic CD
STAMITZ / BECK / CANNABICH / GOSSEC / CPE BACH / JC BACH / HOFMANN / DITTERSDORF / VANHAL / KRAUS
The World of the 18th Century Symphony
Northern Chamber Orchestra ; Nicholas Ward, conductor ; Failoni Orchestra ; Uwe Grodd, conductor
[ Naxos 18th Century Symphony / CD - released 2/May/2003 ]
The symphony in its various guises was cultivated by composers of every nation, state and principality during the eighteenth century.
The Lodger (opera in 2 ats)
Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, Marion Studholme, Joseph Ward / BBC Northern Singers & Orchestra, Charles Groves
[ Lyrita Mono / 2 CD - released 15/Nov/2015 ]
The Lodger was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music and first performed there in July 1960. This revised score, adapted for the BBC, was the opera's first broadcast.
Cello Concerto / Saxophone Concerto / Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet / etc
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) John Turner (recorder) / Northern Chamber Orchestra & Manchester Sinfonia, Richard Howarth & Nicholas Ward
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/Sep/2011 ]
"The disc is a hands-down winner in the Naxos catalogue and slips nicely into the same rank occupied by Penny's symphonies." (MusicWeb Recording of the Month Sept 2011)
Boccherini-Cello Concertos Vol 3 No. 9-12
Raphael Wallfisch, cello / Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward, conductor
[ Naxos / CD - released 6/Mar/2005 ]
"Completists will want all 12 of Boccherini's cello concertos and the bargain-priced Naxos series is the most obvious choice. There is nothing at all wrong with the previous releases but this new offering would certainly be my recommendation for a...
No Pedals Attached
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Concierto de Aranjuez (with works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco & Villa-Lobos)
Norbert Kraft (guitar) / Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/Aug/2009 ]
"Norbert Kraft is not yet a household name but if his publicity ever matches his quality he certainly should attain that status" - Gramophone
Magnificat BWV243 / Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV82
Scola Cantorum of Oxford / Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward
[ Naxos / CD - released 22/Sep/2007 ]
"These are really marvellous recordings...the music is fluid and uplifting" - Manchester Evening News (U.K.)
Hofmann, Leopold-Violin Concertos
Tim Hugh, cello / Lorraine McAslan, violin / Northern Chamber Orchestra. Nicholas Ward, conductor
[ Naxos 18th Century Concerto / CD - released 1/May/2004 ]
Leopold Hofmann was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the most gifted and influential composers of his generation. Although a church musician by profession, Hofmann was also an important and prolific composer of instrumental music His...
FORCES' SWEETHEART / HEART-THROBS OF WWII
Forces' Sweetheart & Heart-Throbs of World War II
Judy Garland, Vera Lynn, Connee Boswell, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, The Andrew Sisters, Helen Ward, Peggy Lee, Mary Martin, etc
[ Retrospective / 2 CD - released 25/Jul/2011 ]
The definitive album of wartime nostalgia: 20 forces' sweethearts and 21 of their heart-throb male counterparts sing 50 great songs, mostly on the theme of parted lovers. For all the soldiers, sailors and airmen parted from their loved ones during...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Complete Symphonies
Capella Istropolitana & Northern Chamber Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth & Nicholas Ward
[ Naxos / 11 CD Box Set - released 29/Apr/2013 ]
One of the supreme musical geniuses and most loved composers of all time, Mozart wrote prolifically and excelled in every genre to which he turned his hand. His symphonies are among his greatest achievements, a consummate blend of dazzling invention...
Transfiguration Of Vincent
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