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Minimalist - Vinyl Edition

Minimalist - Vinyl Edition


Adams, J:

Shaker Loops

Glass, P:

Façades

Company

Heath:

The Frontier

Reich:

Eight Lines


In the 1960s, something happened to classical music. A bold new American voice emerged, pushing away the intricate, atonal forms of the European avant-garde and drawing on the music that most people were actually listening to.

In lofts in downtown New York, the young and hip gathered to experience new music that sat alongside conceptual art, improvisation and experimental rock. There were the night-long, trance-informed happenings by the likes of LaMonte Young and Terry Riley (on the West Coast), and the theatrical explorations of Meredith Monk. But it was Reich and Philip Glass, bouncing off the buzz of the skyscrapered streets, rock and roll and the new, clean aesthetic of the visual art scene, who led the charge.

Steve Reich had begun by experimenting with tape loops of a young man involved in the Harlem Riot. He also took the hypnotic drumming patterns of Ghana and structures found in Jewish traditional music to create a singular compositional voice that has influenced countless musicians in all genres. Eight Lines is Reich at his most invigorating with driving piano lines and perky, stabbing chords.

Unlike much of the increasingly complex and exclusive music being made by classical composers in the middle of the 20th century, minimalism was music that showed you what it was doing. You could hear the shifts of Reich’s phasing patterns (when a fragment of musical material is repeated with a very gradual change) – music that insisted upon being listened to in a highly involved way.

The scene led to composers having bona fide hits (Reich’s Music For 18 Musicians), and aiming to do so: Philip Glass’s album ‘Glassworks’, which featured Façades, was created with the chief aim of appealing to a much wider audience. Glass added lyricism, power and brooding emotion to the minimalist sound, though he prefers to call his work ‘repetitive structures.’

One inspired composer was John Adams, who said that Reich ‘didn’t reinvent the wheel so much as he showed us a new way to ride.’ Shaker Loops imagines Shakers (a branch of the Quakers) dancing to fast, repetitive music – ‘souls caught up in the ecstatic frenzy of a dance that culminated in an epiphany of physical and spiritual transcendence.’

How right he is. You can trace a line from the pulsating, stripped-down sounds of Reich, Glass and Adams to the clarity and repetition of Kraftwerk, and on through just about every type of electronic music you could ever dance to.

Warner Classics - 2564604378

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Works for String Orchestra

Works for String Orchestra


Bax:

Variations on the name GABRIEL FAURÉ for string orchestra and harp

BBC Broadcast 31 January 1961

London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard

Benjamin, A:

Ballade for String Orchestra

BBC Broadcast 31 January 1961

London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard

Berkeley, L:

Sinfonietta, Op. 34

BBC Broadcast 20 March 1961

The Boyd Neel Orchestra

Panufnik, A:

Lullaby

'Kolysanka’ for 29 strings and 2 harps. BBC Broadcast 31 January 1961

London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard

Stevens, B:

Sinfonietta for strings

BBC Broadcast 31 January 1961

London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard


‘Let us composers, too, remember what Boyd Neel has done for us. Not only has he asked for and used new music but – here’s the difference – he has used it many times. If Boyd Neel and his orchestra like and believe in new music, they play it over and over again until the audience get used to it and begin to like it too; not for it a first performance and then the dusty shelf.’

This heartfelt tribute was written by Benjamin Britten, whose ‘Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge’ was written for the Boyd Neel Orchestra and premiered by them at the 1937 Salzburg Festival, thereby cementing the international reputation of both composer and performers. The off-air recording of a BBC Third Programme broadcast from 31 January 1961 featured on this disc offers further evidence of the debt composers working in Britain owed to Neel.

Lyrita Itter Broadcast Collection - REAM1117

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Chilling Christmas

Chilling Christmas


London Chamber Orchestra, Robert Max (violoncello), Steve Erquiaga (guitar), Richard Schönherz (keyboards), London Festival Orchestra, James Galway (flute), Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Tim Story (keyboards), Martha Reikow (cello), Kimberly Bryden (oboe), Paul McCandless (english horn), Michael Manring (fretless bass), Robert Ward (french horn), Nina Gerber (acoustic guitar), Paul McCandless (keyboards), Paul McCandless (oboe), Margaret Campbell (flute), Rich Girard (fretless bass), Bruce Roberts (french horn), John R. Burr (piano), Gábor Boldoczki (trumpet), Hedwig Bilgram (organ), Barbara Higbie (dulcimer), Nina Gerber (guitar), Barbara Higbie (violin), Barbara Higbie (harp), Barbara Higbie (piano), Barbara Higbie (synthesizer)

Christopher Warren-Green, Ross Pople, John Georgiadis, Ton Koopman

Sony - G010003221293C

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Landlust Weihnachtszeit

Landlust Weihnachtszeit


London Chamber Orchestra, Robert Max (violoncello), Brita Rehsöft (soprano), Harvestehude Chamber Choir, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir, Margaret Campbell (flute), The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow (chorus master), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Isaac Stern (violin), London Festival Orchestra, Joshua Bell (violin), Orchestra of St. Luke's, Camerata St. Andrew, Leonard Friedman (chorus master), Regensburger Domspatzen, Georg Ratzinger (chorus master), E. Power Biggs (organ), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (chorus master), Münchener Bach-Chor, L'Arpa Festante, Bachchor Mainz, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Michael Gläser (chorus master), Stockholms Gosskör

Christopher Warren-Green, Claus Bantzer, Leopold Stokowski, Milton Katims, Ross Pople, Michael Stern, Charles Groves, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Ralf Otto

Sony - G0100030189121

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Brigitte Songs for Christmas II

Brigitte Songs for Christmas II


Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra with The Ken Lane Singers, Christina Aguilera, Barbra Porter (violin), Katia Popov (violin), Frances Moore (violin), Bob Sanov (violin), Matt Funes (viola), Scott Haupert (viola), Mimi Granat (viola), Liane Mautner (violin), Carole S. Mukogawa (viola), Kathy Lenski (violin), Tiffany Ju (violin), Lily Ho-Chen (violin), Endre Granat (violin), Joe Ketendjian (violin), Johana Krejci (violin), Natalie Leggett (violin), Gary Kuo (violin), Renita Koven (viola), Jorge Moraga (viola), Oscar Hidalgo (bass), Sue Ranney (bass), Cecilia Tsan (cello), Norman Ludwin (bass), Bill Hughes, Billy Preston (keyboards), Celebrity Voices Choir (under the direction of E. Dawk), LA Mass Choir (under the direction of Donald Taylor), Earl Madison (cello), Tim Landauer (cello), Steve Erdody (cello), Ray Tischer (viola), Robin Ross (viola), Stefanie Fife (cello), Judy Johnson (cello), Ray Kelley (cello), Anne Karam (cello), Agnes Gottschewski (violin), Galina Golovin (violin), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Tal Herzberg (programmer), Chuck Berghofer (bass guitar), Larry Bunker (percussion), Steve Forman (percussion), Sheridan Stokes (woodwinds), Mike Watts (percussion), Tom Ranier (piano), John Goux (guitar), Gary Foster (woodwinds), Dan Higgins (woodwinds), Jerry Hey (trumpet), Gary Grant (trumpet), Bill Reichenbach (trombone), Assa Drori (violin), Kirstin Fife (violin), Joel De Rouin (violin), Mario De Leon (violin), Marni Johnson (french horn), Joe Meyer (french horn), Jack Nimitz (woodwinds), Don Shelton (woodwinds), Gene Cipriano (woodwinds), Larry Williams (woodwinds), Brian O'Connor (french horn), Jerry Folsom (french horn), John Lorge (french horn), Armen Garabedian (violin), The Puppini Sisters, Jim Reeves, Cyndi Lauper (recorder), Cyndi Lauper (vocal), Mahalia Jackson, Johnny Cash (guitar), Johnny Cash (vocal), Sarah McLachlan (dobro), The Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach Children's Choir and Youth Choir, Bill Dillon (acoustic guitar), Bill Dillon (bass guitar), Bill Dillon (electric guitar), Colin Cripps (guitar), Jim Creeggan (bass), Colin Cripps (dobro), Bill Dillon (mandolin), Vince J. Mai (fluegelhorn), Ashwin Sood (percussion), Ashwin Sood (drums), Vince J. Mai (trumpet), Daryl Johnson (bass guitar), Sarah McLachlan (vocal), Sarah McLachlan (strings), Sarah McLachlan (harp), Sarah McLachlan (piano), Sarah McLachlan feat. The Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach Children's Choir and Youth Choir, Pierre Marchand (keyboards), Pierre Marchand (synthesizer), Pierre Marchand (programmer), Pierre Marchand (strings), Wilson Phillips (vocal), Blair Sinta (drums), Simon Smith (bass guitar), Zac Rae (keyboards), David Levita (guitar), Glen Ballard (synthesizer), Tony Bennett, Lee Musiker (director), Bette Midler, Perry Como, Doris Day, Ronan Keating, Martina McBride, Elvis Presley, Glenn Worf (bass guitar), Eddie Bayers (drums), Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar), Hargus Robbins (piano), The Jordanaires (background vocal), Gordon Mote (organ), Steve Gibson (electric guitar), Elvis Presley & Martina McBride, Bob Dylan, Susan Boyle, Grace Davidson (background vocal), Steve Mac (keyboards), Dave Arch (piano), Metro Voices, Mae McKenna (background vocal), Ann De Renais (background vocal), Jenny O'Grady (chorus master), Jenny O'Grady (background vocal), Sarah Ryan (background vocal), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Il Divo, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Symphoniker, Chorus Viennensis, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Erhard Mauersberger (chorus master), Hannes Kästner (organ), Thomas Neumann (soprano), London Chamber Orchestra, La Petite Bande, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard P. Condie (director), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, Paul Potts, Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane (programmer), Jiri Hurnik (chorus master), The Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Peter Ljung (piano), The Czech National Symphony Choir, Josef Larossi (programmer), L'Arpa Festante, Bachchor Mainz, Pro Cantione Antiqua London, James Lewington (tenor), Paul Esswood (countertenor), José Carreras (tenor), René Kollo (tenor), Orchester Kurt Graunke, Münchner Sternsinger, Windsbacher Knabenchor, Karl Friedrich Beringer (chorus master), René Jacobs (countertenor), Roel Dieltiens (violoncello), Konrad Junghänel (lute), Gottfried Bach (organ), La Stagione Frankfurt, Harvestehude Chamber Choir, Rudolf Schock (tenor), Berliner Symphoniker, Annelies Burmeister (alto), Alt Dresdner Philharmonie, The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Tölzer Knabenchor, Salzburger Hirtenbuben, Instrumentalensemble, Tobi Reiser (chorus master), Carl Orff (director), Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden (chorus master)

Axel Stordahl, Don Sebesky, Marty Paich, Arranged & conducted by Nick Perito, Eugene Ormandy, David Zinman, Helmuth Froschauer, Christopher Warren-Green, Sigiswald Kuijken, Leonard Bernstein, Roland Wilson, Jan Chalupecky, Ralf Otto, Bruno Turner, Vjekosl

Sony - G010003018961K

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Davis, C: The Freshman

Davis, C: The Freshman


This recording is a brand new scoring from Carl Davis for the 1925 Harold Lloyd film The Freshman, which will also accompany the forthcoming DVD and Blu Ray releases from Criterion.

Harold Lloyd was one of the most successful and popular comedy film actors of the 1920s. The Freshman, a satirical film about college life and football, was the peak of his career.

“The balance of stunts, gags and true feeling is the hallmark of a Lloyd feature and that is the continuing pleasure of performing my scores for these wonderful silent comedies.” Carl Davis

Carl Davis Collection - CDC019

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Minimalists: Adams, Glass, Reich, Heath

Minimalists: Adams, Glass, Reich, Heath


Adams, J:

Shaker Loops

Glass, P:

Façades

Company

Heath:

The Frontier

Reich:

Eight Lines


“The performances by the London Chamber Orchestra, under their principal conductor, are committed and intelligent, and the recorded sound is very well captured. In short, this is as good an introduction to the world of minimalism as I can imagine.” MusicWeb International, 5th July 2013

Virgin Red Line - 7352992

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$6.25

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Midwinter - Stimmungsvolle Musik zur Weihnachtszeit

Midwinter - Stimmungsvolle Musik zur Weihnachtszeit


London Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Webb (harp), Robert Max (violoncello), Daniel Pailthorpe (flute), Julia Graham (violoncello), Margaret Campbell (flute), Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin)

Sony - G0100028743266

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VIVALDI

VIVALDI


Various Artists, London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green, Tim Handley (producer), Christopher Warren-Green (violin), Tim Handley (produced by), Christopher Warren-Green (lead vocals), Christopher Warren-Green (director), Graham Ashton/Gerald Ruddock/London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green, Graham Ashton (trumpet), Graham Ashton (lead vocals), Gerald Ruddock (lead vocals), Sharon Isbin/Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Lawrence Foster, Sharon Isbin (guitar), Steve Barnett (producer), Lawrence Foster (lead vocals), Sharon Isbin (guitarra), Sharon Isbin (lead vocals), Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne (lead vocals), Steve Barnett (produced by), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra (lead vocals), Christopher Warren-Green/Rosemary Furniss/Thomas Bowes/Beverly Davison/London Chamber Orchestra, Rosemary Furniss (violin), Rosemary Furniss (lead vocals), Thomas Bowes (lead vocals), Beverly Davison (lead vocals), Suzie LeBlanc/Teatro Lirico/Stephen Stubbs, Suzie Leblanc (boy soprano), Stephen Stubbs (lead vocals), Teatro Lirico (lead vocals), Suzie Leblanc (lead vocals), Suzie Leblanc (soprano vocals), London Baroque/Charles Medlam, Charles Medlam (lead vocals), London Baroque (lead vocals), Gérard Lesne/Il Seminario Musicale/Fabio Biondi, François Eckert (tonmeister), Fabio Biondi (director), Gerard Lesne (vocals), Michel Bernard (producer), Fabio Biondi (lead vocals), Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor vocals), Fabio Biondi (musicians), Fabio Biondi (violin), Il Seminario Musicale (lead vocals), Chiara Bianchini/Alison Bury/Elizabeth Wallfisch/John Holloway/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott, Simon Woods (produced by), Tim Handley (tonmeister), Andrew Parrott (lead vocals), Taverner Players (lead vocals), Andrew Parrott (director), Alison Bury (violin), Simon Woods (producer), Taverner Players (performance), John Holloway (violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Chiara Banchini (violin), John Holloway (lead vocals), Alison Bury [4]-[6] (musicians), Alison Bury [4]-[6] (violin), Chiara Bianchini [1]-[3] (violin), Chiara Bianchini [1]-[3] (musicians), Chiara Bianchini (violin), Chiara Banchini (lead vocals), Alison Bury (lead vocals), John Holloway [10]-[12] (musicians), Elizabeth Wallfisch (lead vocals), Elizabeth Wallfisch [7]-[9] (violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch [7]-[9] (musicians), John Holloway [10]-[12] (violin), Monica Huggett/Raglan Baroque Players/Nicholas Kraemer, Nicholas Parker (producer), Nicholas Kraemer (director), Nicholas Kraemer (lead vocals), Monica Huggett (lead vocals), Raglan Baroque Players (lead vocals), Monica Huggett (violin), David R. Murray (producer), Emily Van Evera/Margaret Cable/Taverner Choir/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott, Emily Van Evera (boy soprano), Margaret Cable (vocals), David R. Murray (produced by), Emily Van Evera (soprano vocals), Emily Van Evera (lead vocals), Taverner Choir (lead vocals), Mike Hatch (tonmeister), Lorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi, Alessandro Piqué (Rv 579, 570) (musicians), Alessandro Piqué (Rv 579, 570) (oboe), Giorgio Mandolesi (Rv 570) (musicians), Lorenzo Coppola (Rv 579) (musicians), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Rv 570, 439) (recorder), Antonio Fantinuoli (Rv 531) (violoncello), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Rv 570, 439) (musicians), Giorgio Mandolesi (Rv 570) (woodwinds), Lorenzo Coppola (Rv 579) (miscellaneous), Sergio Ciomei (harpsichord), Nicolas Bartholomée (producer), Nicolas Bartholomée (tonmeister), Alain Lanceron (producer), Sergio Ciomei (musicians), Tiziano Bagnati (baroque guitar), Tiziano Bagnati (musicians), Antonio Fantinuoli (Rv 531) (musicians), Maurizio Naddeo (Rv 531) (violoncello), Fabio Biondi (Rv 579 (viola), Enrico Casazza (Rv 552) (musicians), Enrico Casazza (Rv 552) (violin), Fabio Biondi (Rv 579 (musicians), Europa Galante (lead vocals), Fabio Biondi (Rv 234, 570, 552 & 270) (musicians), Fabio Biondi (Rv 234, 570, 552 & 270) (violin), Lorenzo Cavasanti (lead vocals), Isabella Longo (Rv 579) (viola), Ernesto Braucher (Rv 579) (musicians), Ernesto Braucher (Rv 579) (viola), Isabella Longo (Rv 579) (musicians), Nicolas Bartholomée (produced by), Lorenzo Colitto (Rv 579) (musicians), Lorenzo Colitto (Rv 579) (violin), Maurizio Naddeo (Rv 531) (musicians), Daniel Zalay (producer), David Daniels (counter-tenor vocals), Tom Lazarus (tonmeister), Alain Lanceron (executive producer), Giovanni Scaramuzzino/Sonia Maurer/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi, Giovanni Scaramuzzino (lead vocals), Sonia Maurer (lead vocals), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo /Patrizia Ciofi/David Daniels/Elina Garanca/Vivica Genaux/Marijana Mijanovic/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi, Elina Garanca (boy soprano), David Daniels (vocals), Vivica Genaux (boy soprano), Patrizia Ciofi (boy soprano), Marijana Mijanovic (boy soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass-baritone), Marijana Mijanovic (mezzo-soprano vocals), Patrizia Ciofi (lead vocals), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (lead vocals), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (baritone vocals), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano vocals), Elina Garanca (lead vocals), Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano vocals), Vivica Genaux (lead vocals), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano vocals), Marijana Mijanovic (lead vocals), Frédéric Briant (Musica Numeris) (tonmeister), Nicolas Bartholomée (executive producer), Catherine King (mezzo-soprano vocals), Margaret Cable (contralto vocals), Taverner Choir (chorus), Nancy Argenta (soprano vocals), Alison Place (mezzo-soprano vocals)

London Chamber Orchestra (Lco), London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Teatro Lirico, London Baroque, Il Seminario Musicale, Il Seminario Musicale, Taverner Players, Raglan Baroque Players, Taverner Choir, Taverner Choir & Players, Eu, Lawrence Foster, Stephen Stubbs, Charles Medlam, Andrew Parrott, Fabio Biondi

Warner Classics - 9996825595

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Fitkin, G: Track to Track: The Athlon

Fitkin, G: Track to Track: The Athlon


Glyn Maxwell (narrator)

Graham Fitkin Band, London Chamber Orchestra

Inspired by Benjamin Britten and WH Auden’s Night Mail, Track to Track: The Athlon celebrates the journey of the Olympic Javelin Train taking passengers from St. Pancras Station to Stratford and back during the Olympics. Original motifs for the work have been prepared by children working in LCO’s and Barnardo’s Music Junction partnership. Track to Track: The Athlon, composed for ensemble and string orchestra, is set to a text by poet Glyn Maxwell and can be heard by train commuters as much as audiences in the concert hall.

NMC New Music 20x12 - NMCDL2012-07

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