Edith Sitwell

Narrator

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Walton: Façade

Walton: Façade


Bax:

Coronation March

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Bliss:

Welcome the Queen

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss

Walton:

Façade

Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir Peter Pears (narrators)

English Opera Group Ensemble, Anthony Collins

Siesta

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Scapino: A Comedy Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Portsmouth Point Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Orb and Sceptre

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent


Recording locations: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, July & August 1954 (Façade); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, April 1953 (Orb and Sceptre, Bax), October 1954 (Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, May 1957 (Bliss)

Returning Decca’s pioneering recording of Façade to the catalogue, this generous collection of English music includes further gems from the Decca catalogue of orchestral pieces by Walton and two marches, by Bax and Bliss, respectively, to mark royal occasions in connection with Queen Elizabeth II. The liner notes include one written by Dame Edith Sitwell herself for the first LP issue of Façade and the cover illustration, especially commissioned for this reissue, takes its title from one of Façade’s numbers: “Something lies beyond the scene”.

“As for the performance, it stands above all others since … must remain a classic to the end of time” Gramophone Magazine

“Astonishingly successful, clear and atmospheric … The performance [is] still the finest ever recorded … miraculously deft” Penguin Guide ***

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William Walton

William Walton

Legendary Recordings


Walton:

Façade

Peter Pears and Edith Sitwell

The English Opera Group Ensemble, Anthony Collins

Scenes From Henry V

Recorded 1946

Sir Laurence Olivier

Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Sir William Walton

Orb and Sceptre

Recorded 1954

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent


“Dame Edith Sitwell's simple essential 1954 recording of Façade. With her impeccably clear and unflustered delivery, she relishes every inimitable turn of phrase and inspires a comparably charismatic response from Peter Pears.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2008

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British Poets, Historic Readings Volume One

British Poets, Historic Readings Volume One


Various Artists, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Laurence Binyon, Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, Edith Sitwell, Robert Graves, David Jones

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20th Century British Works

20th Century British Works


includes:

Bliss:

Things to Come - Suite

London Symphony Orchestra, Muir Mathieson

Lambert, C:

The Rio Grande

Hamilton Harty (piano), Alan Whitehead (male alto)

St. Michael's Singers, Halle Orchestra, Constant Lambert

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

Fugue in C minor

Symphony Orchestra, John Ansell

Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Edith Sitwell (narrator), Constant Lambert (narrator)

William Walton

Warlock:

The Curlew

Robert Murchie (flute), John Armstrong (tenor), Terence McDonagh (cor anglais)

International String Quartet, Constant Lambert

Corpus Christi

Peter Pears (tenor), Ann Wood (contralto)

BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate


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Walton: Façade

Walton: Façade


Recorded in 1954

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British Music Collection - Britten & Walton

British Music Collection - Britten & Walton


Britten:

Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31

4 Folksongs

Walton:

Façade


Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), Edith Sitwell (narrator)

Boyd Neel String Orchestra, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten, Anthony Collins

Recorded 1944 & 1953

“This disc includes one of the great highlights of the whole Britten discography, that first magical recording of the Serenade, with Pears in fresh, youthful voice and Dennis Brain's marvellous horn obbligatos, creating frisson-making echoes in Tennyson, dark melancholy in Blake, and rippling away exuberantly in Johnson's 'Hymn to Diana'. What playing! The transfer is faithful; but why on earth couldn't Decca have removed the surface rustle, and above all, the clicks? The coupled Walton Façade, however, was a consummate technical and artistic miracle of Decca's mono era. Edith Sitwell and Pears deliver the engagingly preposterous words with bravura insouciance, Collins conducting the English Opera Group Ensemble with matching wit and flair, and even today the 1953 recording sounds almost like stereo.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“who better than the poet herself to act as reciter, sharing the duties with Peter Pears in this classic recording from 1953, conducted by Anthony Collins. Both Pears and Sitwell bring an arch, deadpan style to their recitation that suits this piece perfectly.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, July 2014

Penguin Guide

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Building a Library

Historic Choice - November 1999

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The British Music Collection

The British Music Collection


Arnell:

Punch and the Child, Op. 49

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Britten:

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

London Symphony Orchestra

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

Leon Fleisher (piano)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Davies, Peter Maxwell:

Violin Concerto

Isaac Stern (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn

Delius:

Paris - Song of a Great City

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Over the hills and far away

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

North Country Sketches

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Eventyr (once upon a time)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Koanga: Final Scene

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Elgar:

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Yvonne Minton (mezzo)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Imperial March, Op. 32

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Philharmonia Orchestra

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

The Triumph of Neptune

Philadelphia Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

New York Philharmonic

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

New York Philharmonic

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

New York Philharmonic

Walton:

Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Johannesburg Festival Overture

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Capriccio burlesco

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Violin Concerto

Zino Francesatti (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Façade

Edith Sitwell (narrator)

Frederik Prausnitz

Belshazzar's Feast

Walter Cassel (baritone)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Rutgers University Choir, Eugene Ormandy


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The Decca Sound – Mono Years (1944-1956)

The Decca Sound – Mono Years (1944-1956)


Albéniz:

Iberia, suite for orchestra (orchestrated by Arbos)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta

Bach, J S:

Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G major, BWV1027

Pierre Fournier (cello), Ernest Lush (piano)

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV1009: Bourree

Zara Nelsova (cello)

Baranovic:

The Gingerbread Heart: Ballet Suite

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Kresimir Baranovic

Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Bax:

Tintagel

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Beck, C:

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Walter Kagi (viola)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Jean Meylan

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Clemens Krauss

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Josef Krips

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Mischa Elman (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Hilde Gueden (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (mezzo), Anton Dermota (tenor), Ludwig Weber (bass)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Erich Kleiber

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Kleiber

Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97 'Archduke'

Trio di Trieste

Bizet:

Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite), Op. 22

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Edouard Lindenberg

La jolie fille de Perth suite

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Edouard Lindenberg

Bliss:

A Colour Symphony

London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

Introduction and Allegro

London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Alfredo Campoli (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

Bloch, E:

String Quartets 1-4

Griller Quartet (piano)

Piano Quintet No. 1

Quintetto Chigiano

Boccherini:

String Quintet Op. 60 No. 1 in C major, G391

Quartetto Italiano

Piano Quintet Op. 57, No. 1 in A major, G413

Quintetto Chigiano

Piano Quintet Op. 57, No. 4 in D major, G416

Quintetto Chigiano

Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Christian Ferras (violin)

Carl Schuricht

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Quintetto Chigiano

Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

Trio di Trieste

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)

Members of The Wiener Oktett

Britten:

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

Julius Katchen (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Op. 33

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Butterworth, G:

A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

The Banks of Green Willow

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Chabrier:

Suite Pastorale

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Edouard Lindenberg

Ode a la Musique

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Jean Fournet

Le roi malgré lui - Sextuor des serves; Chanson tzigane

Janine Micheau, Jean Mollien

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Chorale Elizabeth Brasseur, Jean Fournet

Debussy:

6 Epigraphes antiques

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Jeux - Poème dansé

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

La Damoiselle élue

Janine Micheau, Jeannine Collard

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Chorale Elizabeth Brasseur, Jean Fournet

Diepenbrock:

Marysas (La source enchantée): Prelude & Entr'acte

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Dukas:

Poeme danse en un tableau (La Peri)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet

Elgar:

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Alfredo Campoli (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Collins

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Collins

Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Elizalde:

Concerto pour violon & orchestre

Christian Ferras (violin)

Gaston Poulet

Fauré:

Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

Kathleen Long (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Martinon

Nocturne No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 37

Kathleen Long (piano)

Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 84 No. 8

Kathleen Long (piano)

Françaix:

Piano Concertino in F major

Kathleen Long (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Martinon

Gluck:

Ballet Suite

arr. Mottl

New Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving

Granados:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Goyescas (piano suite)

Nikita Magaloff (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Martinon

Gretry:

Céphale et Procris - Suite

arr. Constant Lambert

New Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving

Handel:

Concerti grossi Op. 6 Nos. 1-12 HWV319-330

Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel

Water Music

Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel

Haydn:

London Symphonies, vol.1 Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock' (Andante)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Münchinger

Symphony No. 88 in G major

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Münchinger

Symphony No. 102 in B flat major

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

Quartetto Italiano

Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Holmboe:

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 48

Griller Quartet

Holst:

The Perfect Fool, Op. 39/H 150: Ballet Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Honegger:

Symphony No. 3, H186 'Liturgique'

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Robert Denzler

Chanson de joie

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Robert Denzler

Khachaturian:

Piano Concerto in D flat major

Moura Lympany (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Kodály:

Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8

Zara Nelsova (cello)

Háry János Suite

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

Végh Quartet

Kreisler:

Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Liebesleid

Liebesfreud

Polichinelle, serenade

Schön Rosmarin

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

La Chasse (The Hunt) in the style of Jean-Baptiste Cartier

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

La Gitana

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Lalo:

Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Alfredo Campoli (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum

Namouna - Ballet Suites 1 & 2

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Martinon

Lambert, C:

Horoscope

London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving

Lhotka:

The Devil in the Village: Ballet Suite

Orchestra of the National Opera House, Zagreb, Fran Lhotka

Mendelssohn:

Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Wiener Oktett

Mozart:

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Members of the Amadeus Quartet

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Members of the Amadeus Quartet

Horn Quintet in E flat, K407

Dennis Brain, Sidney Griller, Max Gilbert, Philip Burton, Colin Hampton

Serenade No. 4 in D major, K203 'Colloredo'

New Symphony Orchestr, Peter Maag

Symphony No. 28 in C major, K200

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Peter Maag

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Peter Maag

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183

London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague'

London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334

Members of The Wiener Oktett

Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K247

Members of The Wiener Oktett

Nielsen:

String Quartet No. 4 in F major, Op. 44 (FS36)

Griller Quartet

Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen

Flute Concerto, FS119

Gilbert Jespersen (flute)

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen

Clarinet Concerto Op. 57 (FS129)

Ib Erikson (clarinet)

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mogens Wöldike

Paderewski:

Minuet in G major, Op. 14 No. 1

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 'La Campanella'

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Pijper:

Symphony No. 3

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum

Poulenc:

Les Biches: Suite

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Roger Desormière

Prokofiev:

The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Erik Tuxen

Rachmaninov:

The Isle of the Dead - Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Moura Lympany (piano)

New Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Zara Nelsova (cello), Artur Balsam (piano)

Ravel:

Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Valses nobles et sentimentales

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Reger:

Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, Op 131c No 2

Zara Nelsova (cello)

Reichel:

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

Christiane Montandona (piano)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Edmund Appia

Rodrigo:

Concierto de estío for violin & orchestra

Christian Ferras (violin)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, George Enescu

Rossini:

Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Tancredi Overture

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Roussel:

Le Festin de l'Araignée, Op. 17 - fragments symphonique

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Petite Suite Op. 39

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'

Végh Quartet

Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

Romances (3), Op. 94

Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Maurice Gendron (cello)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41 No. 2

Quartetto Italiano

Shostakovich:

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Quintetto Chigiano

Sibelius:

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22

Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen

Karelia Suite, Op. 11

Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen

String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'

Griller Quartet

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Erik Tuxen

Smetana:

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'

Végh Quartet

Strauss, J, II:

Graduation Ball

New Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Stravinsky:

Petrushka (1911 version)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

The Rite of Spring

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Tartini:

Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55

Pierre Nerini (violin)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Adrian Boult

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Roger Desormière

Turina:

Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta

Vaughan Williams:

Job - A Masque for Dancing

Joseph Shadwick

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Collins

Fantasia on Greensleeves

The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Collins

Verdi:

String Quartet in E minor

Quartetto Italiano

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Krauss

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Krauss

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Walton:

Façade

Peter Pears (speaker), Edith Sitwell (speaker)

English Opera Group Ensemble, Anthony Collins

Wieniawski:

Caprice in E flat major (Alla Saltarella)

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 4 in A minor

Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)


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