Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Edward MacDowell; Robert Schumann - Piano Concertos (Van Cliburn)


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Composer: Edward MacDowell; Robert Schumann
  1. Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso
  2. Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso -
  3. Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: III. Allegro vivace
  4. MacDowell - Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor: I. Larghetto calmato
  5. MacDowell - Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor: II. Presto giocoso
  6. MacDowell - Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor: III. Largo - Molto allegro
  7. MacDowell - Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: 1. To a Wild Rose

Van Cliburn, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor (1-3)
Walter Hendl, conductor (4-6)

Dates: 1960 (1-6), 1972 (7)
Label: RCA


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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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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Edmund Rubbra - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Symphony No. 8, Op. 132 (Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin): I. Moderato
  2. Symphony No. 8, Op. 132 (Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin): II. Allegretto con brio
  3. Symphony No. 8, Op. 132 (Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin): III. Poco lento
  4. Ode to the Queen, Op. 83: I. Sound forth celestial organs
  5. Ode to the Queen, Op. 83: II. Fair as unshaded light
  6. Ode to the Queen, Op. 83: III. Yet once again, let us our measures move
  7. Symphony No. 5, Op. 63: I. Adagio
  8. Symphony No. 5, Op. 63: II. Allegro moderato
  9. Symphony No. 5, Op. 63: III. Grave -
  10. Symphony No. 5, Op. 63: IV. Allegro vivo

Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano (4-6)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor

Date: 1999
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209714

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Edmund Rubbra - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Symphony No. 3, Op. 49: I. Moderato
  2. Symphony No. 3, Op. 49: II. Allegro
  3. Symphony No. 3, Op. 49: III. Molto adagio ma liberamente
  4. Symphony No. 3, Op. 49: IV. Tema con 7 variazioni e una fuga
  5. Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 88: I. Lento e molto espressivo
  6. Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 88: II. Vivace e leggiero
  7. Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 88: III. Passacaglia and Fugue: Lento

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor
Date: 1998
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209634

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Edmund Rubbra - Symphony No. 1; Sinfonia concertante (Richard Hickox; Howard Shelley)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Symphony No. 1, Op. 44: I. Allegro moderato e tempestoso
  2. Symphony No. 1, Op. 44: II. Perigourdine: Allegro bucolico e giocoso
  3. Symphony No. 1, Op. 44: III. Lento
  4. A Tribute, Op. 56: Andante
  5. Sinfonia concertante, Op. 38: I. Fantasia: Lento con molto rubato - Allegro
  6. Sinfonia concertante, Op. 38: II. Saltarella: Allegro vivace
  7. Sinfonia concertante, Op. 38: III. Prelude and Fugue: Lento

Howard Shelley, piano (5-7)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor

Date: 1995, 1996
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209538

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Edmund Rubbra - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Symphony No. 6, Op. 80: I. Lento (Sempre flessible) - Allegretto
  2. Symphony No. 6, Op. 80: II. Canto: Largo e sereno
  3. Symphony No. 6, Op. 80: III. Vivace impetuoso
  4. Symphony No. 6, Op. 80: IV. Poco andante - Allegro moderato
  5. Symphony No. 2, Op. 45: I. Lento rubato -
  6. Symphony No. 2, Op. 45: II. Scherzo: Vivace assai
  7. Symphony No. 2, Op. 45: III. Adagio tranquillo
  8. Symphony No. 2, Op. 45: IV. Rondo: Allegretto amabile - Coda: Presto

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor
Date: 1996
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209481

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Edmund Rubbra - Symphony No. 9 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. The Morning Watch, Op. 55
  2. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Prelude -
  3. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Chorus 'Crux fidelis' -
  4. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Chorale 'Almighty Lord we pray thee' -
  5. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Narrator'‘Now in the place where he was crucified' -
  6. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Narrator 'Peter wen forth' -
  7. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Chorus 'Regina coeli' -
  8. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Narrator 'And behold, two of them went' -
  9. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Conversation piece -
  10. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Narrator 'And Jesus led them' -
  11. Symphony No. 9, 'Sinfonia Sacra', Op. 140: Narator 'Viri Galilaei'

Lynne Dawson, soprano
Della Jones, contralto
Stephen Roberts, bass
BBC National Chorus & Ochestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor

Date: 1996
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209441

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Edmund Rubbra - Symphonies Nos. 4, 10 & 11 (Richard Hickox)


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Composer: Edmund Rubbra
  1. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: I. Con moto
  2. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: II. Intermezzo: Allegretto grazioso
  3. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: III. i. Introduzione: Grave e molto calmo
  4. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: III. ii. Allegro maestoso
  5. Symphony No. 10, Op. 145 (Sinfonia da camera): Lento e liberamente -
  6. Symphony No. 10, Op. 145 (Sinfonia da camera): Scherzando ma grazioso -
  7. Symphony No. 10, Op. 145 (Sinfonia da camera): Lento -
  8. Symphony No. 10, Op. 145 (Sinfonia da camera): Molto adagio
  9. Symphony No. 11, Op. 153 (in one movement): Andante moderato - Adagio: calmo e sereno

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox, conductor
Date: 1995
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209401

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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 - Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo (Andrew Davis)


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Composer: Arthur Bliss
  1. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: I. Hector's Farewell to Andromache
  2. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: II. The City Arming
  3. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: III. Vigil -
  4. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: The Bivouac's Flame
  5. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: IV. Achilles Goes Forth to Battle -
  6. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: The Heroes - V. Now, Trumpeter, for thy Close
  7. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: Spring Offensive
  8. Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus & orchestra: Dawn on the Somme
  9. Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra

Samuel West, orator
BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor

Date: 2015
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205159

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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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