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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 / Romeo and Juliet cover
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PYOTR Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 / Romeo and Juliet
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons
[ Orfeo / CD - released 10/Mar/2013 ]
"Nelsons's conception of the first movement leaves nothing to chance. Sombre but never earthbound, the slow introduction leads seamlessly to a first subject whose fugitive progress is the more ominous for its understatement." (International Record...
Mendelssohn in Birmingham - Volume 1 [Incls Symphonies 4 & 5] cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn in Birmingham - Volume 1 [Incls Symphonies 4 & 5]
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/May/2014 ]
"So it's three cheers for this disc, and all the more exciting that this is only Volume 1. It's a nice bonus that the cover of the disc is a drawing of Birmingham by Mendelssohn himself, and the essays in the booklet are up to Chandos' usual very hig
Mendelssohn in Birmingham - Volume 2 [Incls Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'] cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn in Birmingham - Volume 2 [Incls Symphony No. 3 'Scottish']
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
"The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its principal guest conductor, Edward Gardner, prove to be interpreters in the best tradition of the city. The symphonies Nos 1 and 3, the "Scottish", get splendidly vital performances that go at quite a
Schubert Symphonies, Vol.1 [Nos 3, 5 & 8] cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert Symphonies, Vol.1 [Nos 3, 5 & 8]
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Feb/2019 ]
Following the highly successful series 'Mendelssohn in Birmingham', the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its former Principal Guest Conductor Edward Gardner here present the first volume in a new surround-sound series devoted to Schubert's...
Music For Strings / Meditations on a Theme by John Blow / A Prayer to the Infant Jesus cover
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ARTHUR BLISS
Music For Strings / Meditations on a Theme by John Blow / A Prayer to the Infant Jesus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hugo Rignold, conductor / Ambrosian Singers, Philip Ledger, conductor
[ Lyrita / CD - released 18/Jan/2008 ]
I have often been told that I am a 'romantic' composer as though that carried in these days some deprecatory significance. I have not the remotest idea of what is implied by that definition, since the very wish to create is a romantic urge, and music...
Hamlet & King Lear (Complete incidental music) cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Hamlet & King Lear (Complete incidental music)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mark Elder
[ Signum / CD - released 2/Dec/2004 ]
"The sound on this disk is exceptionally clear; not only was it well mastered at 20 bit resolution but the down-sampling and noise shaping were accomplished with exceptional success." - MusicWeb Nov 2004
The Firebird; Petrushka (Complete ballets) / Symphony in Three Movements / Scherzo a la Russe / Four Studies cover
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STRAVINSKY
The Firebird; Petrushka (Complete ballets) / Symphony in Three Movements / Scherzo a la Russe / Four Studies
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - released 1/Jan/2004 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - "Rattle gives a reading which brings out powerfully the sturdy jollity of the ballet, contrasting it with the poignancy of the puppet's own feelings." *** Three Stars Penguin...
The Rite of Spring / Petrushka / The Firebird / Apollo cover
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STRAVINSKY
The Rite of Spring / Petrushka / The Firebird / Apollo
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics Ballet Edition / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2010 ]
"Rattle's is a reading that startles you again and again with the audacious rightness of Stravinsky's instinct." (Gramophone on The Rite of Spring)
Harmonielehre / The Chairman Dances / Tromba Lontana / Short Ride in a Fast Machine cover
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JOHN ADAMS
Harmonielehre / The Chairman Dances / Tromba Lontana / Short Ride in a Fast Machine
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ EMI Recommends / CD - released 14/Oct/2007 ]
"The performances bring the most persuasive advocacy and the excellent recording is clear, vivid and spacious." (Three Stars Penguin Stereo Guide)
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand' cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Christine Brewer, Soile Isokoski, Juliane Banse, Birgit Remmert, Jon Villars, etc / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics Masters / CD - released 25/Jul/2017 ]
"A Mahler 8 that seems dutifully fervent against a euphoric Rattle and his forces" - Recording of the Month Gramophone Magazine April 2005
Laudate (2008) for mezzo-soprano soloist, mixed chorus and chamber orchestra / etc. cover
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CECILIA MCDOWALL
Laudate (2008) for mezzo-soprano soloist, mixed chorus and chamber orchestra / etc.
City of Cambridge Choir / Orchestra Nova
[ Dutton Digital / CD - released 1/Aug/2009 ]
This disc presents a world premiere recording of works by England's "most approachable" living composer. "Cecilia McDowall has a distinctive style that speaks directly to listeners, instrumentalists and singers alike . . . [a] lovely and...
City of Fire cover
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City of Fire
City of Fire
[ City of Fire / CD - released 19/Apr/2010 ]
City of Fire is the self-released, self-titled debut album from this exciting Vancouver band, whose line-up features the talents of Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell & Byron Stroud, plus Ian White; Bob Wagner; and Terry "Sho" Murray.
Vanhal: Symphonies, Vol. 2 cover
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JOHANN BAPTIST VANHAL
Vanhal: Symphonies, Vol. 2
City of London Sinfonia, Andrew Watkinson
[ Naxos The 18th Century Symphony / CD - released 13/Jan/2011 ]
"The Vanhal symphonies are technically exceptional and capable of going toe-to-toe with the middle-period symphonies of Haydn and even several of Mozart's." (American Record Guide)
Symphony 11 / Variations on a theme by Nielsen cover
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ROBERT SIMPSON
Symphony 11 / Variations on a theme by Nielsen
City of London Sinfonia Matthew Taylor, conductor
[ Hyperion / CD - released 7/Aug/2004 ]
"This release, appropriately dedicated to the late Ted Perry, is up to Hyperion's best. Performances and production are simply magnificent, so that this splendid disc is warmly and unreservedly recommended." Recording of the Month MusicWeb (Sept 2004)
Music for Strings cover
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HERBERT HOWELLS
Music for Strings
City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
[ Chandos Hickox Legacy / CD - released 19/Jul/2013 ]
"[Noseda's] Russian immersion lends dividends...to Ehnes's sizzling accounts of the two popular concertos...Just as compelling are the chamber works...Ehnes and his pianist give performances worthy of the giants (Oistrakh and Richter) for whom their
Orchestral Music (Incls A Downland Suite & Concertino Pastorale) cover
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Ireland: Orchestral Works cover
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JOHN IRELAND
Ireland: Orchestral Works
City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox (conductor)
[ Chandos The Hickox Legacy / CD - released 12/Aug/2016 ]
In 1971, Richard Hickox founded the Richard Hickox Orchestra, which in 1979 became the City of London Sinfonia. Fifteen years later he made this highly praised recording of orchestral works by John Ireland, now made available at 'classic Chandos'...
The Turn of the Screw (complete opera) cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Turn of the Screw (complete opera)
City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox / Mark Padmore / Lisa Milne / Catrin Wyn Davies / Diana Montague / Nicholas Kirby Johnson / Caroline Wise
[ BBC / Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 2/Mar/2005 ]
G :- "With its short intimate scenes and concentrated lines, the Screw is so cinematic that it's surprising there's only been one previous film. This has just won a Viennese TV award. It's one of the truest opera films to date." (BBC Music)
Clarinet Concerto / Concerto for Flute and Harp cover
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W. A. MOZART
Clarinet Concerto / Concerto for Flute and Harp
David Campbell / Philippa Davies / Rachel Master / City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
[ Alto / CD - released 15/Mar/2010 ]
"Campbell's agile and pointed performances bring … a fresh unmannered style… [Concerto for Flute and Harp] is just as freshly and sympathetically done."-Penguin Guide "My favorite version of the Concerto for Flute and Harp is the one from Richard...
An English Elegy cover
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