MEGA has deleted a lot of my files and it's hard for me to know which ones that need to be re-uploaded.
So, if you find an expired link and want a re-up, please leave a comment. Just not too many requests at once.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Edward MacDowell - Piano Works (Alexandra Oehler)


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Composer: Edward MacDowell
  • (01-03) Piano Sonata No. 3 in D minor "Norse", Op. 57
  • (04-07) Four Little Poems, Op. 32
  • (08-15) Marionettes, Op. 38
  • (16-25) Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
  • (26-28) Sea Pieces, Op. 55

Alexandra Oehler, piano
Date: 1998
Label: ARS MUSICI


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Edward Elgar; Anthony Payne - Symphony No. 3 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edward Elgar, realisation by Anthony Payne
  1. Symphony No. 3 (The sketches of Edward Elgar elaborated by Anthony Payne): I. Allegro molto maestoso
  2. Symphony No. 3 (The sketches of Edward Elgar elaborated by Anthony Payne): II. Scherzo. Allegretto
  3. Symphony No. 3 (The sketches of Edward Elgar elaborated by Anthony Payne): III. Adagio solenne
  4. Symphony No. 3 (The sketches of Edward Elgar elaborated by Anthony Payne): IV. Allegro
  5. So Many True Princesses Who Have Gone (Orchestrated by Anthony Payne)
  6. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 (The sketches of Edward Elgar completed and orchestrated by Anthony Payne)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor
Date: 2007
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205057

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Edward Elgar - Piano Quintet; String Quartet (Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet)


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Composer: Edward Elgar
  1. String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83: I. Allegro moderato
  2. String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83: II. Piacevole (poco andante)
  3. String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83: III. Allegro molto
  4. Mina
  5. Laura Valse
  6. March in D major
  7. Impromptu
  8. Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84: I. Moderato - Allegro
  9. Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84: II. Adagio
  10. Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84: III. Andante - Allegro

Piers Lane, piano (4-10)
Goldner String Quartet (1-3, 8-10)
Dene Olding, violin
Dimity Hall, violin
Irina Morozova, viola
Julian Smiles, cello

Date: 2011
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67857

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Edward Elgar - Symphonies; Orchestral Works (John Barbirolli)


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Composer: Edward Elgar

CD1:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
  • (05) Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra, Op. 47
CD2:
  • (01- 04) Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63
  • (05) Elegy, Op. 58
  • (06) Sospiri, Op. 70
CD3:
  • (01-06) Falstaff, symphonic study in C minor, Op. 68
  • (07) Cockaigne ("In London Town"), Op. 40
  • (08) Froissart, Op. 19
CD4:
  • (01-15) Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma", Op. 36
  • (16-20) 5 Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39
  • (21-23) Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
CD5:
  • (01-05) Sea Pictures for alto & orchestra, Op. 37
  • (06-09) Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Allegri Quartet (Op. 47)
Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano (Op. 37)
Jacqueline du Pré, cello (Op. 85)
Philharmonia Orchestra (Op. 19, 36, 39, 40, 55, 58 & 70)
Sinfonia of London (Op. 20 & 47)
Hallé Orchestra (Op. 63 & 68)
London Symphony Orchestra (Op. 37 & 85)
John Barbirolli, conductor

Date: 1962-1966
Label: EMI


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Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius (John Barbirolli)


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Composer: Edward Elgar
  • CD1: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part 1
  • CD2: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part 2

Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
Richard Lewis, tenor
Kim Borg, bass
Hallé Choir
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
Ambrosian Singers
Hallé Orchestra
John Barbirolli, conductor

Dates: 1964
Label: EMI


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Edward Elgar; Ralph Vaughan Williams - Violin Concerto; The Lark Ascending (Nigel Kennedy)


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Composer: Edward Elgar; Ralph Vaughan Williams
  1. Elgar - Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: I. Allegro
  2. Elgar - Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: II. Andante
  3. Elgar - Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: III. Allegro molto - Cadenza
  4. Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Nigel Kennedy, violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

Date: 1997
Label: EMI


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Edward Elgar - Music for Violin & Piano (Nigel Kennedy; Peter Pettinger)


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Composer: Edward Elgar
  1. Salut d'Amour, Op. 12
  2. Mot d'Amour, Op. 13 No. 1
  3. Canto Popolare (from "In the South", Op. 50)
  4. Sospiri, Op. 70
  5. Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1
  6. Chanson de Martin, Op. 15 No. 2
  7. 6 Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position, Op. 22
  8. Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82: I. Allegro
  9. Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82: II. Romance. Andante
  10. Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82: III. Allegro Non Troppo

Nigel Kennedy, violin
Steven Isserlis, cello (1)
Peter Pettinger, piano

Date:
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%208380

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Edmund Rubbra; William Walton - Viola Concertos (Lawrence Power) mp3


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra; William Walton
  1. Walton - Viola Concerto: I. Andante comodo
  2. Walton - Viola Concerto: II. Vivo, con molto preciso
  3. Walton - Viola Concerto: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Rubbra - Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn, Op. 117
  5. Rubbra - Viola Concerto in A major, Op. 75: I. Introduzione quasi una Fantasia
  6. Rubbra - Viola Concerto in A major, Op. 75: II. Molto vivace
  7. Rubbra - Viola Concerto in A major, Op. 75: III. Collana musicale: Andante moderato

Lawrence Power, viola
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor

Date: 2007
Label: Hyperion
www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67587

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Edmund Rubbra - Violin Concerto; Improvisations (Krysia Osostowicz)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89
  2. Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Gilles Farnaby, Op. 50: I. Farnaby's Conceit
  3. Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Gilles Farnaby, Op. 50: II. His Dreame
  4. Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Gilles Farnaby, Op. 50: III. His Humour
  5. Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Gilles Farnaby, Op. 50: IV. Loth to Depart
  6. Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Gilles Farnaby, Op. 50: V. Tell me, Daphne
  7. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 103: I. Allegro
  8. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 103: II. Poema (Lento ma non troppo)
  9. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 103: III. Allegro giocoso

Krysia Osostowicz, violin
Ulster Orchestra
Takuo Yuasa, conductor

Date: 2005
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557591

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Edmund Rubbra - Piano Trios; etc. (Endymion Ensemble)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Piano Trio in One Movement, Op. 68
  2. Meditazioni sopra 'Cœurs Désolés', Op. 67
  3. Phantasy for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 16
  4. Sonata in C for Oboe and Piano, Op. 100: I. Con moto
  5. Sonata in C for Oboe and Piano, Op. 100: II. Elegy (Lento)
  6. Sonata in C for Oboe and Piano, Op. 100: III. Presto
  7. Suite "The Buddha", Op. 64 (arr. Adrian Cruft): I. Prince Gautama
  8. Suite "The Buddha", Op. 64 (arr. Adrian Cruft): II. The Peasant Girl
  9. Suite "The Buddha", Op. 64 (arr. Adrian Cruft): III. The Ascetics
  10. Suite "The Buddha", Op. 64 (arr. Adrian Cruft): IV. The Chariot Ride
  11. Suite "The Buddha", Op. 64 (arr. Adrian Cruft): V. The Buddha
  12. Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 138: I. Tempo moderato e deliberato
  13. Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 138: II. Allegretto scherzando
  14. Duo for Cor Anglais and Piano, Op. 156

Endymion Ensemble
Krysia Osostowicz, violin (1, 3, 7-13)
Jane Salmon, cello (1, 7-13)
Michael Dussek, piano (1-6, 12-14)
Melinda Maxwell, oboe (4-11) & cor anglais (14)
Catherine Manson, violin (3, 7-11)
Helen Keen, flute (7-11)

Date: 2000
Label: Dutton
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7106

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Edmund Rubbra - String Quartets (Sterling String Quartet)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra

CD1:
  1. String Quartet No. 1 in F minor: 1. Allegro moderato
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in F minor: 2. Lento -
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in F minor: 3. Vivace
  4. String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major: 1. Allegro moderno
  5. String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major: 2. Schertzo polimetrico (Vivace assai)
  6. String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major: 3. Cavatina (Adagio tranquillo) -
  7. String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major: 4. Allegro
CD2:
  1. String Quartet No. 3, Op 112: 1. Largo ma molto flessibile - Allegretto -
  2. String Quartet No. 3, Op 112: 2. Adagio -
  3. String Quartet No. 3, Op 112: 3. Allegro leggiero
  4. String Quartet No. 4, Op. 150: 1. Andante moderato, ma liberamente - Allegretto scherzando - Cantabile e grazioso
  5. String Quartet No. 4, Op. 150: 2. Adagio e con molta espressione

Sterling String Quartet
Megan Pound, violin I
Rebecca Jones, violin II
John Rayson, viola
Brian Mullan, cello

Date: 1996
Label: Conifer

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Arthur Bliss - Film Music (Rumon Gamba)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  • (01) Welcome the Queen
  • (02-12) Things to Come, concert music from the film
  • (13-17) The Royal Palaces Suite
  • (18-25) Caesar and Cleopatra, suite from the incidental film music
  • (26) Theme from 'War In The Air'

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Rumon Gamba, conductor
Date: 2001
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209896

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Arthur Bliss - Oboe Quintet; Piano Quartet; Viola Sonata (Maggini Quartet; Peter Donohoe; Nicholas Daniel)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. Piano Quartet: I. Poco adagio e espressivo
  2. Piano Quartet: II. Intermezzo: Tempo di Mazurka
  3. Piano Quartet: III. Allegro furioso
  4. Sonata for Viola and Piano: I. Moderato
  5. Sonata for Viola and Piano: II. Andante
  6. Sonata for Viola and Piano: III. Furiant
  7. Sonata for Viola and Piano: IV. Coda
  8. Oboe Quintet: I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro assai agitato
  9. Oboe Quintet: II. Andante con moto
  10. Oboe quintet: III. Vivace

Maggini Quartet
Laurence Jackson, violin I (1-3, 8-10)
David Angel, violin II (8-10)
Martin Outram, viola (1-10)
Michal Kaznowski, cello (1-3, 8-10)
&
Peter Donohoe, piano (1-3)
Julian Rolton, piano (4-7)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe (8-10)

Date: 2001
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.555931

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Arthur Bliss - String Quartet No. 1; Conversation; String Quartet in A (Maggini Quartet)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major: I. Andante maestoso - Allegro con brio
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major: II. Allegretto grazioso
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major: III. Sostenuto
  4. String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major: IV. Vivace
  5. Conversations for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello: No. 1 The Committee Meeting: Moderato
  6. Conversations for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello: No. 2 In the Wood: Adagio
  7. Conversations for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello: No. 3 In the Ballroom: Scherzando
  8. Conversations for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello: No. 4 Soliloquy: Andante tranquillo e molto rubato
  9. Conversations for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello: No. 5 In the Tube at Oxford Circus: Allegro energico
  10. String Quartet in A major: I. Moderato ma tranquillo
  11. String Quartet in A major: II. Andante sostenuto
  12. String Quartet in A major: III. Allegro vivace con grazia

Maggini Quartet
Laurence Jackson, violin I
David Angel, violin II
Martin Outram, viola
Michal Kaznowski, cello
&
Michael Cox, flute (5-9)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe (5-9)

Date: 2000
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557108

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Arthur Bliss - A Colour Symphony; Violin Concerto (Richard Hickox; Lydia Mordkovitch)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. A Colour Symphony: I. Purple. Andante maestoso
  2. A Colour Symphony: II. Red. Allegro vivace
  3. A Colour Symphony: III. Blue. Gently flowing
  4. A Colour Symphony: IV. Green. Moderato
  5. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  6. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II. Vivo
  7. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III. Introduzione: Andante sostenuto - Allegro deciso in modo zingaro

Lydia Mordkovitch, violin (5-7)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor

Date: 2006
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010380

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Arthur Bliss - Piano Concertos; Piano Sonata (Peter Donohoe)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major: I. Allegro con brio
  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major: II. Adagietto
  3. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major: III. Andante maestoso - Molto vivo
  4. Sonata for Piano: I. Moderato marcato
  5. Sonata for Piano: II. Adagio sereno
  6. Sonata for Piano: III. Allegro
  7. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: Allegro giusto - Larghetto tranquillo - Vivo

Peter Donohoe, piano
Martin Roscoe, piano (7)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra (1-3, 7)
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor (1-3, 7)

Date: 2004
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557146

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Arthur Bliss - Cello Concerto; Music for Strings; Two Studies (Tim Hugh; David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. Music for Strings, Op. 54: I. Allegro moderato, energico
  2. Music for Strings, Op. 54: II. Andante, molto sostenuto
  3. Music for Strings, Op. 54: III. Allegro molto - Presto
  4. Cello Concerto, Op. 120: I. Allegro deciso
  5. Cello Concerto, Op. 120: II. Larghetto
  6. Cello Concerto, Op. 120: III. Allegro
  7. Two Studies, Op. 16: No. 2 Adagio ma non troppo
  8. Two Studies, Op. 16: No. 3 Allegro

Tim Hugh, cello (4-6)
English Northern Philharmonia Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

Date: 1996
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.553383

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Arthur Bliss - Meditations on a Theme by John Blow; Metamorphic Variations (David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  • (01-08) Meditations on a Theme by John Blow
  • (09-22) Metamorphic Variations

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Date: 2010
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572316

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Arthur Bliss - Checkmate; Mêlée Fantasque (David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. Mêlée Fantasque
  2. Checkmate, ballet: Prologue - The Players: Moderato maestoso
  3. Checkmate, ballet: Dance of the Red Pawns: Allegro spirito scherzando
  4. Checkmate, ballet: Dance of the Four Knights: Allegro moderato sempre robustamente
  5. Checkmate, ballet: Entry of the Black Queen: L'istesso tempo
  6. Checkmate, ballet: The Red Knight's Mazurka: Moderato giojosamente
  7. Checkmate, ballet: Ceremony of the Red Bishops: Largamente (misticamente)
  8. Checkmate, ballet: Entry of the Red Castles: Allegro molto deciso
  9. Checkmate, ballet: Entry of the Red King and Queen: Grave
  10. Checkmate, ballet: The Attack: Allegro impetuoso e brillante
  11. Checkmate, ballet: The Duel: Maestoso moderato e molto appassionato
  12. Checkmate, ballet: The black Queen Dances: Allegro dispettoso
  13. Checkmate, ballet: Finale - Checkmate: Andante poco sostenuto - Allegro vivace e feroce

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Date: 2004
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557641

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Arthur Bliss - A Colour Symphony; Adam Zero (David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  • (01) A Colour Symphony: I. Purple: Andante maestoso
  • (02) A Colour Symphony: II. Red: Allegro vivace
  • (03) A Colour Symphony: III. Blue: Gently flowing
  • (04)A  Colour Symphony: IV. Green: Moderato
  • (05-21) Adam Zero, ballet in one scene

English Northern Philharmonia Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Date: 1995
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.553460

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Alan Rawsthorne - Symphonies (David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Alan Rawsthorne
  1. Symphony No. 1: I. Allegro tempestuoso
  2. Symphony No. 1: II. Allegro
  3. Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro non troppo
  4. Symphony No. 1: IV. Poco maestoso - Allegro risoluto
  5. Symphony No. 2: I. Allegro piacevole
  6. Symphony No. 2: II. Poco lento e liberamente
  7. Symphony No. 2: III. Country Dance: Allegro giocoso
  8. Symphony No. 2: IV. Andante
  9. Symphony No. 3: I. Allegro
  10. Symphony No. 3: II. Alla sarabanda: Andantino
  11. Symphony No. 3: III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
  12. Symphony No. 3: IV. Allegro risoluto

Charlotte Ellett, soprano (8)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

Date: 2005
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557480

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Alan Rawsthorne - Cello Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Symphonic Studies (David Lloyd-Jones)


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Composer: Alan Rawsthorne
  1. Symphonic Studies
  2. Oboe Concerto: I. Maestoso - Allegro
  3. Oboe Concerto: II. Allegretto con morbidezza
  4. Oboe Concerto: III. Vivace
  5. Cello Concerto: I. Allegro lirico (Quasi Variazioni)
  6. Cello Concerto: II. Mesto
  7. Cello Concerto: III. Allegro - Vivace

Stéphane Rancourt, oboe (2-4)
Alexander Baillie, cello (5-7)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

Date: 2000
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.554763

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Alan Rawsthorne - Violin Concertos (Rebecca Hirsch)


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Composer: Alan Rawsthorne
  1. Fantasy Overture: Cortèges
  2. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1: I. Adagio espressivo e rubato - Andante con moto, poco teneramente
  3. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1: II. Andante (l'istesso tempo) - Allegro - Allegro Moderato
  4. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2: I. Allegretto
  5. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2: II. Poco lento
  6. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2: III. Tema con Variazioni

Rebecca Hirsch, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Friend, conductor

Date: 1998
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.554240

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Alan Rawsthorne - Piano Concertos (Geoffrey Tozer)


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Composer: Alan Rawsthorne
  1. Piano Concerto No. 1: I. Capriccio. Allegro molto - Presto
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1: II. Chaconne. Andante con moto
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1: III. Tarantella. Vivace
  4. Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Allegro piacevole
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Allegro molto
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Adagio semplice
  7. Piano Concerto No. 2: IV. Allegro
  8. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: I. Allegro di bravura
  9. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  10. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: III. Theme and Variations

Geoffrey Tozer, piano
Tamara Anna Cislowska, piano (8-10)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor

Date: 1992
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010339

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem (Gianandrea Noseda)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten

CD1:
  • (01-04) War Requiem, Op. 66: Requiem aeternam
  • (05-14) War Requiem, Op. 66: Dies irae
  • (15-18) War Requiem, Op. 66: Offertorium
CD2:
  • (01-02) War Requiem, Op. 66: Sanctus
  • (03) War Requiem, Op. 66: Agnus Dei
  • (04-08) War Requiem, Op. 66: Libera me

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Sabina Cvilak, soprano
The Choir of Eltham College
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Date: 2012
Label: LSO Live
http://lsolive.lso.co.uk/products/britten-war-requiem

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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem (Benjamin Britten)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten

CD1:
  • (01-02) War Requiem, Op. 66: Requiem aeternam
  • (03-11) War Requiem, Op. 66: Dies irae
  • (12-13) War Requiem, Op. 66: Offertorium
  • (14-15) War Requiem, Op. 66: Sanctus
CD2:
  • (01) War Requiem, Op. 66: Agnus Dei
  • (02-04) War Requiem, Op. 66: Libera me
  • (05-15) Rehearsal and Discussions between Britten, Pears, Vishnevskaya & Culshaw

Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano
Peter Pears, tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
The Bach Choir
Melos Ensemble
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, conductor

Date: 1963
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4757511


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Benjamin Britten - Serenade; Les Illuminations; Nocturne (Ian Bostridge)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • (01-10) Les Illuminations, Op. 18
  • (11-18) Serenade, Op. 31
  • (19-26) Nocturne, Op. 60

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Radek Baborák, horn (11-18)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

Date: 2005
Label: EMI


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Benjamin Britten - String Quartet in F; Simple Symphony; etc. (Emperor Quartet)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: I. Boisterous Bourrée
  2. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzicato
  3. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: III. Sentimental Saraband
  4. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: IV. Frolicsome Finale
  5. Rhapsody
  6. Quartettino: I. Andante -
  7. Quartettino: II. Poco adagio ma con moto
  8. Quartettino: III. Allegro molto vivace
  9. Phantasy in F minor, for string quintet
  10. String Quartet in F: I. Allegro vivace e con brio
  11. String Quartet in F: II. Andante
  12. String Quartet in F: III. Allegro vivace
  13. String Quartet in F: IV. Allegro molto

Emperor Quartet
Martin Burgess, violin I
Clare Hayes, violin II
Fiona Bonds, viola
William Schofield, cello
&
John Metcalfe, viola II (9)

Date: 2014
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/britten-string-quartets-vol3

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Benjamin Britten - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (Takács Quartet)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25: 1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25: 2. Allegretto con slancio
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25: 3. Andante calmo
  4. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25: 4. Molto vivace
  5. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36: 1. Allegro calmo senza rigore
  6. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36: 2. Vivace
  7. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36: 3. Chacony: Sostenuto
  8. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: 1. Duets: With moderate movement
  9. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: 2. Ostinato: Very fast
  10. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: 3. Solo: Very calm
  11. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: 4. Burlesque: Fast, con fuoco
  12. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: 5. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima): Slow

Takács Quartet
Edward Dusinberre, violin I
Károly Schranz, violin II
Geraldine Walther, viola
András Fejér, cello

Date: 2013
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68004

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Benjamin Britten; Colin McPhee - The Prince of the Pagodas; Tabuh-Tabuhan (Leonard Slatkin)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten; Colin McPhee
  • (01-03) Balinese Ceremonial Music (arr. Colin McPhee)
  • (04-06) McPhee - Tabuh-Tabuhan, toccata for orchestra and two piano
  • (07-27) Britten - Suite from the Ballet 'The Prince of the Pagodas', Op. 57

Benjamin Britten & Colin McPhee, pianos (1-3)
Elizabeth Burley & John Alley, pianos (4-6)
BBC Symphony Orchestra (4-27)
Leonard Slatkin, conductor (4-27)

Date: 1941 (1-3), 2001
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010111

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Benjamin Britten - Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta (Sarah Connolly; Edward Gardner)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra, Op. 93
  2. A Charm of Lullabies, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, Op. 41: 1. A Cradle Song
  3. A Charm of Lullabies, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, Op. 41: 2. The Highland Balou
  4. A Charm of Lullabies, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, Op. 41: 3. Sephestia's Lullaby
  5. A Charm of Lullabies, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, Op. 41: 4. A Charm
  6. A Charm of Lullabies, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, Op. 41: 5. The Nurse's Song
  7. Lachrymae, for solo viola and string orchestra, Op. 48a
  8. Two Portraits: 'D. Layton' (for string orchestra)
  9. Two Portraits: 'E.B.B.' (for solo viola and string orchestra)
  10. Sinfonietta, Op. 1: I. Poco presto ed agitato
  11. Sinfonietta, Op. 1: II. Variations. Andante lento
  12. Sinfonietta, Op. 1: III. Tarantella. Presto vivace

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano (1-6)
Maxim Rysanov, viola (7, 9)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

Date: 2011
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010671

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Benjamin Britten - Cello Symphony; Gloriana Suite; Four Sea Interludes (Paul Watkins; Edward Gardner)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Symphonic Suite from 'Gloriana', Op. 53a: I. The Tournament
  2. Symphonic Suite from 'Gloriana', Op. 53a: II. The Lute Song
  3. Symphonic Suite from 'Gloriana', Op. 53a: III. The Courtly Dances
  4. Symphonic Suite from 'Gloriana', Op. 53a: IV. Gloriana moritura
  5. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: I. Allegro maestoso
  6. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: II. Presto inquieto
  7. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: III. Adagio - Cadenza ad lib
  8. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: IV. Passacaglia. Andante allegro
  9. Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op. 33a: I. Dawn. Lento e tranquillo
  10. Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op. 33a: II. Sunday Morning. Allegro spiritoso
  11. Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op. 33a: III. Moonlight. Andante comodo e rubato
  12. Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op. 33a: IV. Storm. Presto con fuoco

Paul Watkins, cello (5-8)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

Date: 2011
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010658

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Benjamin Britten - Piano Concerto; Diversions; Young Apollo (Steven Osborne)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • (01-04) Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13
  • (05) Original version of the third movement of the Piano Concerto: Recitative and Aria: Lento
  • (06) Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet and string Orchestra, Op. 16
  • (07-19) Diversions, for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

Steven Osborne, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor

Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67625

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Benjamin Britten - Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Cello Sonata (Mstislav Rostropovich)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: I. Canto primo (sostenuto e largamente)
  2. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 1. Fuga: Andante moderato
  3. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 2. Lamento: Lento rubato
  4. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: II. Canto secondo (sostenuto)
  5. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 3. Serenata: Allegretto pizzicato
  6. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 4. Marcia: Alla marcia moderato
  7. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: III. Canto terzo (sostenuto)
  8. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 5. Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo
  9. Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72: 6. Moto perpetuo e canto quarto: Presto
  10. Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: I. Declamato: Largo
  11. Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: II. Fuga: Andante
  12. Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
  13. Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: IV. Andante lento
  14. Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: V. Ciaccona: Allegro
  15. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65: I. Dialogo
  16. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65: II. Scherzo-pizzicato
  17. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65: III. Elegia
  18. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65: IV. Marcia
  19. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65: V. Moto perpetuo

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Benjamin Britten, piano (15-19)

Date: 1961 (15-19), 1968 (1-14)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4218592


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Benjamin Britten - Cello Symphony; Sinfonia da Requiem (Mstislav Rostropovich; Benjamin Britten)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Cello Symphony, Op. 68: I. Allegro maestoso
  2. Cello Symphony, Op. 68: II. Presto inquieto
  3. Cello Symphony, Op. 68: III. Adagio - Cadenza
  4. Cello Symphony, Op. 68: IV. Passacaglia: Andante allegro
  5. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: I. Lacrymosa
  6. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: II. Dies irae
  7. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: III. Requiem aeternam
  8. Cantata misericordium, Op. 69

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello (1-4)
Peter Pears, tenor & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (8)
English Chamber Orchestra (1-4)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (5-7)
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra (8)
Benjamin Britten, conductor

Date: 1963 (8), 1964 (1-7)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4251002


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Benjamin Britten - Piano Concerto; Violin Concerto (Sviatoslav Richter; Mark Lubotsky)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: I. Toccata
  2. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: II. Waltz
  3. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: III. Impromptu
  4. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: IV. March
  5. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: I. Moderato con moto
  6. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: II. Vivace
  7. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: III. Passacaglia: Andante lento

Sviatoslav Richter, piano (1-4)
Mark Lubotsky, violin (5-7)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, conductor

Date: 1970
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4173082


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Benjamin Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; etc (Benjamin Britten)


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Composer: Benjamin Britten
  1. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
  2. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: I. Boisterous Bourrée
  3. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzicato
  4. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: III. Sentimental Saraband
  5. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: IV. Frolicsome Finale
  6. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 1. Introduction and Theme
  7. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 2. Adagio
  8. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 3. March
  9. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 4. Romance
  10. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 5. Aria Italiana
  11. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 6. Bourrée Classique
  12. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 7. Wiener Waltzer
  13. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 8. Moto Perpetuo
  14. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 9. Funeral March
  15. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 10. Chant
  16. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 11. Fugue and Finale

London Symphony Orchestra (1)
English Chamber Orchestra (2-16)
Benjamin Britten, conductor

Date: 1963 (1), 1966 (6-16), 1968 (2-4)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4175092


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt (Thomas Beecham)


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Composer: Edvard Grieg
  1. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Wedding March
  2. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Ingrid's Lament
  3. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  4. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Morning Mood
  5. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Åse's Death
  6. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Arabian Dance
  7. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Solveig's Song
  8. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Anitra's Dance
  9. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Return of Peer Gynt - Storm Scene
  10. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Solveig's Lullaby
  11. Symphonic Dance No. 2, Op. 64/2
  12. Overture "I høst" (In Autumn), Op. 11
  13. Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations, Op. 51

Ilse Hollweg, soprano (7, 10)
Beecham Choral Society (3, 6)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Beecham, conductor

Date: 1955-1959
Label: EMI


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Edvard Grieg; Jean Sibelius - Peer Gynt Suites; Pelléas et Mélisande (Herbert von Karajan)


Composer: Edvard Grieg; Jean Sibelius
  1. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46: 1. Morning Mood
  2. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46: 2. The Death of Aase
  3. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46: 3. Anitra's Dance
  4. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46: 4. In the Hall of the Mountain King
  5. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 2, Op. 55: 1. The Abduction (Ingrid's Lament)
  6. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 2, Op. 55: 2. Arabian Dance
  7. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 2, Op. 55: 3. Peer Gynt's Return
  8. Grieg - Peer Gynt suite No. 2, Op. 55: 4. Solveig's Song
  9. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 1. At the castle gate
  10. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 2. Mélisande
  11. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 3. At the Seashore
  12. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 4. A Spring in the Park
  13. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 5. The Three Blind Sisters
  14. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 6. Pastorale
  15. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 7. Mélisande at the Spinning Wheel
  16. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 8. Intermezzo
  17. Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, suite from incidental music, Op. 46: 9. The Death of Mélisande

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Date: 1982
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4100262

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http://www.amazon.com/Grieg-Suites-Sibelius-Pelleas-Melisande/dp/B00000E2LF


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