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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
This is a mightily impressive account of The Planets.
The high is undoubtedly 'Saturn', whose remorseless tread has rarely seemed more implacable.
Aided by orchestral playing that's both memorably... — More…
London Philharmonic Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Boult
As ever, Coates's music has great craftsmanship as well as good tunes and, lightweight though it is, it lies firmly within the English tradition. Here Boult finds its affinities with Elgar in... — More…
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Yvonne Minton
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Richard Hickox, Adrian Boult
Alison Barlow (soprano), David Hoult (baritone), John Alley (organ), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Britten Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
London Symphony Orchestra, The Geoffrey Mitchell Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
From the famous first run-through – for it can scarcely have been more – at the Queen's Hall in 1919, Boult had a long association with ThePlanets. This splendid set from 1978 has been admirably... — More…
Cecil Aronowitz (viola), Ian Partridge (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), John Westbrook (speaker), John Eaton (treble), Nigel Perrin (alto), Robin Doveton (tenor), David van Asch (bass), Wilfred Brown (tenor), Philip Langridge (tenor), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Philip Fowke (piano),...