Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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Shostakovich & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas

Shostakovich & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas


Rachmaninov:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

arr. L. Rose

Shostakovich:

Viola Sonata, Op. 147

arr. D. Shafran


Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) & Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

The young German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich has rapidly made a name for himself as one of the most exciting and gifted cellists of his generation. Leonard Elschenbroich’s many awards include: the Leonard Bernstein Award, Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Eugene Istomin Prize, Pro Europa prize, Landgraf von Hessen price of the Kronberg Academy, Nordmetall Prize of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festiva and the Firmenich Prize of the Verbier Festival.

From 2004–2008 he was supported by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, performing with her on a number of occasions, including a European tour. He is also part of the BBC New Generation Artists programme, and appeared at the 2012 Proms season together with his chamber music partners Nicola Benedetti and Alexei Grynyuk. Together with Benedetti and Grynyuk he embarks on a major chamber music tour of Scotland in March. Rachmaninov’s cello sonata was composed at the same time as the Second Piano Concerto. Although as one would expect from such a great pianist-composer, the piano part is demanding, it never threatens to overwhelm the cello, and the result is a beautifully balanced and passionate work.

Shostakovich’s viola sonata was his last composition, finished on his deathbed. Sketches show that the composer was also considering a second cello sonata for his old friend Rostropovich – then living outside the USSR. The arrangement on this CD for cello was made by Daniil Shafran with the dying composer's blessing. In the Viola Sonata, as in his Fifteenth Symphony, Shostakovich alludes to several of his previous works, from the Suite for two pianos Op.6 to the opening movement (De Profundis) from his Fourteenth Symphony. He also quotes from other composers’ works, Berg’s Violin Concerto and, most obviously, throughout the final Adagio, from the first movement of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, which he uses as the basis for a kind of free meditation.

“a performance of tremendous assurance and power. You could argue that the cello's warmth adds a touch of lyricism that detracts from the sparseness of the original. But there's no mistaking the intensity and commitment that Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk bring to it...Exceptional.” The Guardian, 9th May 2013 *****

“His striking reading of Daniil Shafran’s adaptation announces [Leonard Elschenbroich] a major new talent… This is one of the most articulate and highly characterised accounts I’ve heard on the cello… The Shostakovich reveals Alexei Grynyuk to be a remarkable musician with a commanding sense of architecture” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013

“There is a romantic soul of warmth and virile energy to this interpretation [of the Rachmaninov] that makes it very special indeed...there is an intensely inward, deeply communicative quality to this performance [of the Shostakovich] that draws you right to its tragic, pensive core.” The Telegraph, 15th August 2013 *****

“This is a quite exceptional performance of Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata...you immediately sense that they are going to have something of uncommon interest to impart in their interpretation...In the entirely different realms of late Shostakovich, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk are no less persuasive.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013

“Very much a sonata for cello and piano, rather than merely a cello sonata with piano accompaniment, the Op. 19 has a formidably demanding piano part which at the same time must never be allowed to overwhelm the lyrical voice of the cello. Alexei Grynyuk and the young cellist Leonard Elschenbroich strike the perfect balance in this recording.” David Smith, Presto Classical

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Byron Janis plays Liszt, Rachmaninov & Schumann

Byron Janis plays Liszt, Rachmaninov & Schumann


Liszt:

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Byron Janis began his extraordinary career as Horowitz’s star pupil.

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The Art of Gergiev

The Art of Gergiev


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Borodin:

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia

Liadov:

Baba-Yaga, Op. 56

Kikimora, Op. 63

The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62

Miaskovsky:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 44

Vadim Repin (violin)

Mussorgsky:

Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene

Prokofiev:

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78

Olga Borodina (mezzo)

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Lang Lang (piano)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Lang Lang (piano)

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Scriabin:

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

Alexander Toradaze (piano)

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Vadim Repin (violin)

The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Marche slave, Op. 31

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Capriccio italien, Op. 45


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Jorge Bolet: The Last Romantic

Jorge Bolet: The Last Romantic


Albéniz:

Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)

Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1

Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1

Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2

Nocturne No. 18 in E major, Op. 62 No. 2

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. post., KKIVa:15, B 56

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Étude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

Étude Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor 'Winter Wind'

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 1, Danseuses de Delphes

Préludes - Book 2: No. 3, La Puerta del Vino

Préludes - Book 1: No. 6, Des pas sur le neige

Préludes - Book 1: No. 11, La Danse de Puck

Préludes - Book 1: No. 9, La serenade interrompue

Préludes - Book 1: No. 3, Le vent dans la plaine

Préludes - Book 2: No. 5, Bruyères

Préludes - Book 2: No. 6, General Lavine - eccentric

Préludes - Book 2: No. 10, Canope

Préludes - Book 1: No. 7, Ce qu’a vu le vent de l’ouest

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Préludes - Book 1: No. 12, Minstrels

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

Préludes - Book 2: No. 8, Ondine

Préludes - Book 2: No. 7, La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune

Préludes - Book 2: No. 12, Feux d’artifice

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Franck, C:

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21

Godowsky:

Studies on the Chopin Etudes: excerpts

Elegy for the left hand alone

Ständchen (after Richard Strauss)

Adagietto from L'Arlesienne (after Bizet)

Liszt:

Réminiscences de Norma, S394

Mendelssohn:

Prelude & Fugue for piano in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 3 in A major 'Hunting Song'

Moszkowski:

En Automne, Op. 36 No. 4

La Jongleuse, Op. 52 No. 4

Rachmaninov:

Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 7 in F major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Melodie on a theme in D major by Rachmaninov

Liebesfreud (after Kreisler)

Liebesleid (after Kreisler)

Schlözer:

Etude in A flat major, Op. 1 No. 2

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Rosamunde: excerpts

Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17


Jorge Bolet (piano)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca

Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca

Original Jacket Collection


 

Shostakovich broadcasts from besieged Leningrad in 1941

Bartók:

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110

Vovka Ashkenazy, David Corkhill, Andrew Smith

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solt

Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solt

Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

London Wind Soloists

Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer'

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49 No. 2

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

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

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

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

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Brahms:

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

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

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink

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

Lynn Harrell (cello)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

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

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Etude No. 25 in F Minor Op. Posth

Etude No. 26 in A-flat major, Op. posthumous

Étude Op. 25 No. 8 in D flat major

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

London Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Scherzi Nos. 1-4

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Études (12), Op. 10

Études (12), Op. 25

Debussy:

L'isle joyeuse

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Grechaninov:

The Lane – Five Children’s Songs, Op. 89

Liszt:

Nocturne (Impromptu, first version), S190a

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11

Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 'Reformation'

Mozart:

Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448

Malcolm Frager (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 "Lützow"

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386

edited by Charles Mackerras & Paul Badura-Skoda

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'

Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365

English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Concerto for Three Pianos & Orchestra, K242

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

London Symphony Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Philharmonia Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mussorgsky:

The Nursery

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Pictures at an Exhibition

orch. Ashkenazy

Philharmonia Orchestra

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - excerpts

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

The Ugly Duckling, Op. 18

Cinderella, Op. 87

The Cleveland Orchestra

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

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

Autumnal sketch, Op. 8

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyril Kondrashin

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Suite No. 1 (Fantaisie-tableaux), Op. 5

Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)

Water lily, Op. 8 No. 1

My child, your beauty is that of a flower, Op. 8 No. 2

Thoughts, reflections, Op. 8 No. 3

I fell in love, to my sorrow, Op. 8 No. 4

A dream, Op. 8 No. 5

Prayer, Op. 8 No. 6

At night in my garden, Op. 38 No. 1

To her, Op.38, No. 2

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

The Rat-Catcher, Op. 38 No. 4

Sleep, Op.38, No. 5

'A-oo', Op.38, No. 6

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

The Bells, Op. 35

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Piano Trio in A minor

Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

London Symphony Orchestra, Uri Segal

Andante & Variations for two pianos, two cellos & horn

Malcolm Frager, Barry Tuckwell, Amaryllis Fleming, Terence Weil

Study in Canonic Form, Op. 56 No. 4 in A flat major - Innig

Malcolm Frager (piano)

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Papillons, Op. 2

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Scriabin:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

Rêverie, Op. 24

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy'

Quatre Morceaux Op. 56

Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 'White Mass'

Deux Danses Op. 73

Deux poèmes, Op. 32

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30

Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'

Shostakovich:

Suite on verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti, for bass & piano, Op. 145

John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Fitzwilliam Quartet

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35

Preludes & Fugues for piano (24), Op. 87 (complete)

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Philharmonia Orchestra

Finlandia, Op. 26

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tapiola, Op. 112

Philharmonia Orchestra

Luonnotar, Op. 70 (Text: Kalevala)

Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Elegy for strings

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Decca Classics releases ‘Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca’ on 4 March 2013, a limited edition box-set comprised of 50 CDs to celebrate the label’s remarkable 50-year recording partnership with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

‘Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca - the Original Jacket Collection’ includes many key recordings since Ashkenazy’s recording debut for the label in March 1963.

Decca Classics’ new release showcases a rich and varied repertoire, with Ashkenazy’s now-legendary debut recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 featuring on the first of the 50 CDs ( with the LSO under the baton of Anatole Fistoulari). The collection includes Ashkenazy collaborating with some of classical music’s greatest conductors, such as Solti, Kondrashin, Maazel, Previn, Barenboim, Haitink and Mehta; accompanying great singers and instrumentalists such as Perlman, Harrell and Söderström; as virtuoso pianist in a wide range of solo repertoire; and as an internationally-renowned conductor, particularly of Russian and Nordic repertoire.

The limited-edition ‘Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca’ box-set is beautifully packaged with original LP jackets in the label’s now-familiar cube box with hinged lid, and also includes booklet notes in English and Japanese, a complete discography of Ashkenazy’s recordings on Decca, a composer index, and a unique article from his long-time producer Andrew Cornall on Ashkenazy in the studio, making this a collector’s essential.

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William Kapell: Complete Recordings 1944-1953

William Kapell: Complete Recordings 1944-1953


includes

Albéniz:

Evocación (from Iberia, book 1)

Bach, J S:

Suite in A minor, BWV818

Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV828

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Brahms:

Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116 No. 6

Viola Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Chasins:

Piano Playtime: excerpts

Chopin:

Mazurkas Nos. 1-51

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Waltz No. 1 in E flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 18

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Mazurka No. 24 in C major, Op. 33 No. 3

Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Copland:

Piano Sonata (1939-41)

Debussy:

Suite Bergamasque

Children's Corner

Khachaturian:

Piano Concerto in D flat major

Liszt:

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 5 in B minor

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Palmer, R:

Toccata ostinato

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3 No. 2

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

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

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Schubert:

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

12 Waltzes, D145 (selection)

German Dances

Ländler (12) D790: selection

Ländler (17), D366: selection

Impromptus

Schumann:

Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2

Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen

Shostakovich:

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 5 in D major

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 10 in C sharp minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 24 in D minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 5 in D major

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 10 in C sharp minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 14 in E flat minor

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EMI Eminence: The Collection

EMI Eminence: The Collection


Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV1046

Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead (harpsichord/director)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV1047

Mark Bennett (trumpet), Anthony Robson (oboe), Catherine Latham (recorder)

Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead (harpsichord/director)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV1048

Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead (harpsichord/director)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV1049

Catherine Latham, Anthony Robson (recorders)

Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead (harpsichord/director)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

Rachel Brown, Pavlo Beznosiuk (violins)

Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead (harpsichord/director)

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV721 'Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Fugue in B minor on a theme by Corelli, BWV579

Peter Hurford (organ)

Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV541

Peter Hurford (organ)

Pastorale in F major, BWV590

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV680 'Wir glauben all an einen Gott' ('Giant Fugue')

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV622 'O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV582

Peter Hurford (organ)

Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV596

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV737 'Vater unser im Himmelreich'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Couperin Aria in F major, BWV587

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV719 'Der Tag der ist so freudenreich'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV529

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV657 'Nun danket alle Gott'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Fantasia super 'Valet will ich dir geben', BWV735

Peter Hurford (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein'

Peter Hurford (organ)

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564

Peter Hurford (organ)

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

arr. Schumann

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Bainton, E:

And I saw a new heaven

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Bairstow:

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Monica Huggett (violin)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Charles Mackerras

Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations

Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Stephen Kovacevich (piano/director)

Australian Chamber Orchestra

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

Stephen Kovacevich (piano/director)

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

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

Joan Rodgers (soprano), Della Jones (alto), Peter Bronder (tenor), Bryn Terfel (bass)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Sir Charles Mackerras

Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

Biber:

Passacaglia for violin solo in G minor (from Mystery Sonatas)

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Bloch, E:

Nigun (Baal Shem No. 2)

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Böhm, T:

Grande Polonaise for flute & piano, Op. 16

arr. Bennett

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

arr. Joachim

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Hungarian Dance No. 5

arr. Joachim

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Britten:

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

Caryl Thomas (harp)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27

Ian Curror (organ)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

Ian Curror (organ)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

Ian Curror (organ)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Les illuminations, Op. 18

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury

Nocturne, Op. 60 for tenor, obbligato instruments and strings

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury

Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), David Pyatt (horn)

Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury

Bruch:

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Bullock:

Give us the wings of faith

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Byrd:

Mass for four voices

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Mass for five voices

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Chausson:

Poème for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 25

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu

Davies, Walford:

God be in my head

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Serge Baudo

La Mer

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Serge Baudo

Beau Soir

arr. Heifetz

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Delius:

Paris - Song of a Great City

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto in C minor

Piers Lane (piano)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Serenade from Hassan

arr. Tertis

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Drigo:

Valse Bluette for Viola & Piano

arr. Auer

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Dvorak:

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Stephanie Gonley (violin)

English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44

English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Elgar:

Organ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 28

orch. Jacob

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Michael George (bass)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vernon Handley

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

Peter Manning (violin), Russell Gilbert (violin), Rusen Gunes (viola), Alexander Cameron (cello)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83

Vellinger String Quartet

Canto Popolare (In Moonlight)

Piers Lane (piano)

Vellinger String Quartet

Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Piers Lane (piano)

Vellinger String Quartet

Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 No. 1

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Falla:

Danse Espagnole (from La Vida Breve)

arr. Kreisler

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Fibich:

Poème

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Finzi:

Eclogue, Op. 10

Piers Lane (piano)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Gardiner, H B:

Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Gorecki:

Totus Tuus, Op. 60

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Harris, W:

Bring us, O Lord God

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Faire is the Heaven

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Ireland:

Greater Love Hath No Man

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Kreisler:

Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Kroll:

Banjo and Fiddle

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Lalo:

Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Lasso:

Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera.

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Leclair, J-M:

Sonata in C minor, Op. 5 No. 6 'Le Tombeau'

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Felicity Lott (soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most

Symphony No. 5

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Monica Huggett (violin)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Charles Mackerras

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Edith Wiens (soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Andrew Litton

Mozart:

Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'

London Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden (from Die Zauberflöte)

English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Requiem in D minor, K626

Felicity Lott (soprano), Della Jones (mezzo), Keith Lewis (tenor), Willard White (bass)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Franz Welser-Most

Paganini:

Introduction & Variations on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio' from Rossini's 'Mosé in Egitto', MS23 (Op. 24)

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Palestrina:

Veni sponsa Christi

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Missa Veni sponsa Christi

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Parry:

I was glad

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Pärt:

Fratres for Violin & Piano

Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt

Summa

Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt

Spiegel im Spiegel

Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)

Festina Lente

Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt

Tabula Rasa

Tasmin Little (violin), Richard Studt (violin/director), Robert Aldwinckle (prepared piano)

Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Summa

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

The Beatitudes

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Seven Magnificat Antiphons

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Philip Fowke (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Philip Fowke (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Ravel:

Tzigane

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Ridout, A:

Litany

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Rosetti:

Horn Concerto in E major, Murray C50, Kaul III:44

Barry Tuckwell (horn)

English Chamber Orchestra

Horn Concerto in E flat major, Murray C41, Kaul III:39

Barry Tuckwell (horn)

English Chamber Orchestra

Horn Concerto in E major, Murray C51 Kaul III:42

Barry Tuckwell (horn)

English Chamber Orchestra

Saint-Saëns:

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'

Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Serge Baudo

Sarasate:

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Schubert:

16 German Dances D783

English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Der Einsame, D800

Ständchen 'Horch! Horch! die Lerch!', D889

An Sylvia, D891

Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D300 (Salis-Seewis)

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D360 (Mayrhofer)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, second version, D583 (Schiller)

Die Gotter Griechenlands D677 (Schiller)

Im Walde D708

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl)

Freiwilliges Versinken D700 (Mayrhofer)

Himmelsfunken, D651

Prometheus, D674 (Goethe)

Gondelfahrer, D808

Die Sterne, D939 (Leitner)

Auf der Bruck, D853

Heidenröslein, D257

Im Haine, D738

Nachtviolen D752 (Mayrhofer)

Bei dir allein, D866/2

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Octet in F major, D803

Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Jonathan Williams (horn), Felix Warnock (bassoon), Thomas Martin (double bass)

Chilingirian Quartet

Ave Maria, D839

arr. Wilhelm

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Shostakovich:

Romance (from The Gadfly)

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Stanford:

Three Latin Motets, Op. 38

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Strauss, R:

Nichts, Op. 10 No. 2

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Hochzeitlich Lied Op. 37 No. 6

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3

Efeu, Op. 22 No. 3

Wasserrose, Op. 22 No. 4

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Nachtgang Op. 29 No. 3

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Mein Auge Op. 37 No. 4

Winternacht, Op. 15 No. 2

All mein Gedanken ... Op. 21 No. 1

Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3

Weihnachtsgefühl, WoO. 94

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2

Junggesellenschwur, Op. 49 No. 6

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Herr Lenz Op. 37 No. 5

Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Don Juan, Op. 20

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Anton Rickenbacher

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Anton Rickenbacher

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Anton Rickenbacher

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Fireworks, Op. 4

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Circus Polka

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Greeting Prelude

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Tallis:

Missa Salve intemerata

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest

Tavener:

The Lamb

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Funeral Ikos

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Two Hymns to the Mother of God

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

Marche slave, Op. 31

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

Puskay pogibnu ya 'Tatiana's Letter Scene' (from Eugene Onegin)

Eilene Hannan (soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sian Edwards

Vaughan Williams:

The Lark Ascending

David Nolan (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus'

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Job - A Masque for Dancing

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Partita for double string orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Oboe Concerto in A minor

Jonathan Small (oboe)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

English Folk Song Suite

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Piano Concerto in C major

Piers Lane (piano)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony'

Joan Rodgers (soprano), William Shimell (baritone)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vernon Handley

Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Symphony No. 8 in D minor

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Vitali, T:

Chaconne in G minor

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Vivaldi:

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 1 in F major, RV 433 'La tempesta di mare'

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 'La notte'

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 3 in D major, RV 428 'Il gardellino'

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 4 in G major, RV 435

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 5 in F major, RV 434

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 6 in G major, RV 437

William Bennett (flute)

English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm (harpsichord/director)

Concerto for Multiple Instruments in G minor RV574

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord, fortepiano and piano)

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Gotterdammerung: Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey & Funeral March

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Anton Rickenbacher

Walton:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Siesta

Matthias Feile (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Symphony No. 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Wesley, S S:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Wieniawski:

Légende in G minor, Op. 17

arr. Wilhelm

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Wood, C:

Expectans Expectavi

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

Hail, gladdening Light

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

O thou the central orb

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse


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Rachmaninov:

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


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Living Stereo: 60-CD Collection

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Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Fritz Reiner

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

Fritz Reiner

Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Charles Munch

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

Charles Munch

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

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

Van Cliburn (piano)

Berlioz:

Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Charles Munch

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Love Scene

Charles Munch

Harold en Italie, Op. 16

Charles Munch

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Charles Munch

Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Charles Munch

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

Charles Munch

Béatrice et Bénédict, Op. 27: Overture

Charles Munch

Brahms:

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

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Scherzi Nos. 1-4

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Copland:

Billy the Kid

Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)

Morton Gould

Debussy:

La Mer

Charles Munch

Images for orchestra

La Mer

Fritz Reiner

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Fritz Reiner

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

Pierre Monteux

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

Arthur Fiedler

Piano Concerto in F major

Arthur Fiedler

An American in Paris, tone poem

Arthur Fiedler

I Got Rhythm Variations

Arthur Fiedler

Glazunov:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Grofe:

Grand Canyon Suite

Morton Gould

Ibert:

Escales

Charles Munch

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Fritz Reiner

Das Lied von der Erde

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'

Charles Munch

Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 'Reformation'

Charles Munch

Scherzo from Octet, Op. 20

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

Fritz Reiner

Offenbach:

Gaîté Parisienne

Arthur Fiedler

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Van Cliburn (piano)

Puccini:

La Bohème

Madama Butterfly

Turandot

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Van Cliburn (piano)

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

Van Cliburn (piano)

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé

Charles Munch

Boléro

La Valse

Rapsodie Espagnole

Respighi:

Pines of Rome

Fritz Reiner

Fountains of Rome

Fritz Reiner

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Fritz Reiner

Saint-Saëns:

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'

Charles Munch

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Schubert:

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Charles Munch

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Charles Munch

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Van Cliburn (piano)

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Fritz Reiner

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Fritz Reiner

Elektra (highlights)

Fritz Reiner

Salome: fragments

Fritz Reiner

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Fritz Reiner

Don Juan, Op. 20

Fritz Reiner

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

Fritz Reiner

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60

Fritz Reiner

Stravinsky:

Petrushka

Pierre Monteux

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Van Cliburn (piano)

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Pierre Monteux

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Verdi:

La Traviata

Vieuxtemps:

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37

Walton:

Cello Concerto

Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

1 Various Living Stereo Sampler

2 MUNCH, CHARLES Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Ibert: Escales

3 MUNCH, CHARLES Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

4 REINER, FRITZ Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben

5 REINER, FRITZ Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta; Hungarian Sketches

6 HEIFETZ, JASCHA Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

7 CLIBURN, VAN Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

8 FIEDLER, ARTHUR Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; An American in Paris; Variations on “I Got Rhythm”

9 REINER, FRITZ Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

10 PRICE, LEONTYNE Leontyne Price: Arias

11 RUBINSTEIN, ARTHUR Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos

12 MONTEUX, PIERRE Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

13 GOULD, MORTON Brass & Percussion

14 HEIFETZ, JASCHA Sibelius, Prokofiev, Glazunov: Violin Concertos

15 & 16 Berlioz: Requiem

17 MUNCH, CHARLES Ravel: Boléro; La Valse; Rapsodie espagnole; Debussy: Images for Orchestra

18 PIATIGORSKY, GREGOR Dvorák; Walton: Cello Concertos

19 REINER, FRITZ Dvorák: New World Symphony

20 REINER, FRITZ Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

21 RUBINSTEIN, ARTHUR Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

22 FIEDLER, ARTHUR Offenbach: Gaïté parisienne

23 CLIBURN, VAN Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3

24 FIEDLER, ARTHUR Hi-Fi Fiedler

25 HEIFETZ, JASCHA Brahms; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos

26 MONTEUX, PIERRE Franck: Symphony in D Minor; Stravinsky: Petrouchka

27 MUNCH, CHARLES Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

28 MUNCH, CHARLES Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Love Scene From Romeo & Juliet

29 REINER, FRITZ Strauss: Scenes from Elektra & Salome

30 REINER, FRITZ Mahler: Symphony No. 4

31 RUBINSTEIN, ARTHUR Chopin: Piano Concertos

32 STOKOWSKI, LEOPOLD Rhapsodies

33 GOULD, MORTON Copland: Billy The Kid & Rodeo; Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite

34 MOFFO, ANNA Arias from Faust; La Bohème; Dinorah; Carmen; Turandot; Semiramide; Lakmé

35 REINER, FRITZ Respighi: Pines Of Rome; Fountains Of Rome & Debussy: La Mer

36 REINER, FRITZ Vienna

37 MUNCH, CHARLES Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Octet: Scherzo

38 FIEDLER, ARTHUR Pops Caviar

39 RUBINSTEIN, ARTHUR Beethoven: Sonatas (Moonlight; Les Adieux; Pathetique; Appassionata)

40 HEIFETZ, JASCHA Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Scottish Fantasy & Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5

41 LANZA, MARIO Mario! Lanza At His Best; Vagabond King Highlights

42 FOX, VIRGIL Encores

43 & 44 Puccini: La Bohëme

45 & 46 Puccini: Madama Butterfly

47 & 48 Verdi: La Traviata

49 & 50 Puccini: Turandot

51 MUNCH, CHARLES Schubert: Symphonies "The Great" & "Unfinished"

52 REINER, FRITZ Strauss: Don Quixote & Don Juan

53 HEIFETZ, JASCHA Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor

54 BREAM, JULIAN Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar

55 PRICE, LEONTYNE Albeniz: Navarra, Iberia; Falla: El amor

56 RUBINSTEIN, ARTHUR Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

57 MUNCH, CHARLES Berlioz: Harold In Italy; The Roman Carnival Overture; Benvenuto Cellini Overture; Le Corsaire Overture; Beatrice Et Benedict Overture

58 REINER, FRITZ Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde

59 REINER, FRITZ Strauss: Symphonia Domestica; Suite From Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

60 CLIBURN, VAN Schumann: Piano Concerto In A minor; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 "Emperor"


This 60-disc box set contains 60 original ‘Living Stereo’ recordings

This is the first time a comprehensive collection of these iconic recordings has been created.

Each album comes complete with its original LP artwork.

An extensive booklet is included with the liner notes from each original album.

Includes recordings by such great artists as Jascha Heifetz, Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner, Julian Bream, Leontyne Price and Arthur Rubinstein

LIVING STEREO – THE HISTORY

On October 6, 1953, RCA held experimental stereophonic sessions in New York's Manhattan Center with Leopold Stokowski conducting a group of New York musicians in performances of Enesco's Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 and the waltz from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin. There were additional stereo tests in December, again in the Manhattan Center, this time with Pierre Monteux conducting members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In February 1954, RCA made its first commercial stereophonic recordings, taping the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Münch, in a performance of The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz. This began a practice of simultaneously recording orchestras with both stereophonic and monaural equipment. Other early stereo recordings were made by Toscanini and Guido Cantelli respectively, with the NBC Symphony Orchestra; the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler; and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner. Initially, RCA used RT-21 quarter-inch tape recorders (which ran at 30 inches per second), wired to mono mixers, with Neumann U-47 cardioid and M-49/50 omnidirectional microphones. Then they switched to an Ampex 300-3 one-half inch machine, running at 15 inches per second (which was later increased to 30 inches per second). These recordings were initially issued in 1955 on special stereophonic reel-to-reel tapes and then, beginning in 1958, on vinyl LPs with the logo ‘Living Stereo’. Sony Music and successor companies have continued to reissue these recordings on CD. Another 1953 project for RCA was converting the acoustically superior building Webster Hall into its East Coast recording studio. It operated this studio venue from 1953 to 1968.


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Absolute Heaven

Absolute Heaven

Essential Choral Masterpieces


1. Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue, Prologue [excerpt]

2. Francis Poulenc: Mass in G major for chorus, FP 89, Agnus Dei

3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass No. 17 in C minor (fragment, Great Mass), K. 427 (K. 417a), Kyrie

4. Ludwig van Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge, oratorio, Op. 85, Hallelujah

5. Sergey Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37, Bless the Lord, O My Soul

6. Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (3 versions), Sanctus

7. Antonin Dvorák: Te Deum, B. 176 (Op. 103) (once listed as Opp. 93 & 98), Te Deum Laudamus [excerpt]

8. Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV

9. Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14), Suscepit Israel

10. Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, Pie Jesu

11. Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass (Manzoni Requiem), Libera me [excerpt]

12. Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act, Regina coeli

13. Franz Schubert: Mass in G major, D. 167, Benedictus

14. Hector Berlioz: Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), H. 75 (Op. 5), Rex tremendae

15. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major (Symphony of a Thousand), Finale


Donna Carter, Judith Blegen, Edith Wiens, Susan Dunn, Christine Brewer, David Gordon & Heidi Grant Murphy

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus & Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw

This collection features conductor Robert Shaw, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers performing sacred choral classics from some of the albums they recorded for Telarc between 1979 and 1993.

In consistently excellent sound, Shaw’s unrivalled mastery of this repertoire shines through in every selection on the disc, from the final pages of the "Prologue in Heaven" from Boito’s Mefistofele, to the towering conclusion of Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

Telarc - CD80458

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