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Dame Janet Baker (The Angel), John Shirley Quirk (The Priest & The Angel of the agony) & Peter Pears (Gerontius)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Sir Adrian Boult
Boult’s handling of the Prelude, and his masterly accompaniment – especially to Janet Baker’s radiant final benediction – is so beautiful, so magisterial in its intensity, that it feels as though... — More…
The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Harrison Birtwistle, John Adams, Mark Anthony Turnage, Tony Benn, Jordi Savall, Andre Prévin, Sir Michael Tippett & Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys
Sir Adrian Boult
Quite simply superb. The image of Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW) fixed in living memory is the ancient, genial, tweedy buffer of the 1950s, characterised by Harrison Birtwistle as 'Mr Badger'…... — More…
My Life in Music is a marvellous portrait of Julian Bream, a first-rate overview of the great guitarist’s life and career, with over three hours of material including one hour of complete musical performances.
This makes it into the top five on several counts: the film was made without the constraints of television schedules and take full advantage of the new medium; it has a generous three hours of... — More…
Gerard Brooks (organ), Jean-Pierre Griveau (organ), David Noël-Hudson (organ), Daniel Roth (organ), Thomas Monnet (organ), Olivier Latry (organ), Kurt Lueders (organ), Michel Bouvard (organ), Carolyn Shuster Fournier (organ)
The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll is a triumph - a fascinating and captivating film of huge scope and ambition — More…
from 1919 onwards
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski