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03/12/22

Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major op. 82

Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Paavo Berglund

On DVD. Recorded live in Finlandia Hall during the Helsinki Festival on 23-25 August 1998.

22/10/22

Richard Strauss: 'Salome' (Tableau 3 of Opera)

Catherine Malfitano, Bryn Terfel etc, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi

On DVD. Stage Production by Luc Bondy. 1997 recording.

10/09/22

Beethoven: String Quartet no. 12 in E flat major op. 127 (1st, 2nd and 3rd movements)

Quartetto Italiano

Recorded in 1968

27/08/22

Gounod: Messe solennelle de Saint Cécile in G major (1855): From Credo to end

Irmgard Seefried (soprano), Gerhard Stolze (tenor), Hermann Unde (bass), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Igor Markevitch

1965 recording

09/07/22

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 in A minor op. 56 ('Scottish')

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Herbert Blomstedt

30/04/22

Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major op. 83: Movements I, II & III

Daniel Barenboim, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

Acclaimed 1968 recording

12/03/22

Bruckner: Symphony no. 9 in D minor (Alfred Orel edition): I. Feirlich, misterioso

NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günter Wand

On DVD. 2001 recording from the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

22/01/22

Bruckner: Symphony no. 3 in D minor (1977 version, 1st & 3rd Movements)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden

2012 recording

11/12/21

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 in C minor op. 78 ('Organ')

Peter Hurford, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Charles Dutoit

1982 recording. Presented on Saint-Saëns Day, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Saint-Saëns on 16th December.

09/10/21 (Theme: Remembering Bruckner)

Bruckner: Symphony no. 4 in E flat major ('Romantic'): I. Allegro

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Thielemann

Presented on Bruckner Day, marking the 125th anniversary of his death on 11th October. On DVD. 2008 recording in the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden.

25/09/21

Bellini: 'I Puritani': Most of the concluding scene of Act I

Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassalo, John Relyea, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York conducted by Patrick Sommers

On DVD. Directed by Gary Halvorson. Recorded in 2007.

24/07/21

Bizet: 'Carmen': Act I of opera (from beginning to Micaëla's scene with Don José)

Marina Domashenko, Marco Berti, Maya Dashuk, Orchestra, Choir and Corps de Ballet of the Arena di Verona conducted by Alain Lombard.

On DVD. Recording of performance at the Arena di Verona in 2003.

29/05/21

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra op. 36 ('Enigma')

BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis

On DVD. Recorded in 2004 at a performance in Worcester Cathedral (Elgar's home town).

03/04/21

Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor: I. Kräftig. Entschieden

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink

On DVD. Filmed in the Philharmonie in Berlin in December 1991.

06/02/21

Donizetti: 'Lucia di Lammermoor': Most of Act I of Opera

Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Youn, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Patrick Summers

Video recorded by founding member Tony from Sky Arts 2 broadcast in May 2012

28/11/20

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A major op. 16

Julia Fischer, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conducted by Matthias Pintscher

On DVD. Recorded in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on New Year's Day 2008 during a concert in which Julia Fischer was soloist on both violin (Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3) and piano (the Grieg).

10/10/20

Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor (Haas edition): I. Allegro moderato & II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato – Trio. Langsam

NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günter Wand

On DVD. Recorded live at the Music- und Kongreßhalle in Lübeck on 9th July 2000 during the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

08/08/20

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54

Leif Ove Andsnes, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons

2002 recording

23/05/20

Brahms: Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra op. 102

David Oistrakh (violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Cleveland Orchestra conducted by George Szell

29/02/20

Saint-Saëns: Piano Quartet in B flat major op. 41

Quatuor Kandinsky

1993 recording

18/01/20

Verdi: 'La Forza del Destino': Act II, Scene 2

Maria Callas, Richard Tucker, Carlo Tagliabue, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Renato Capecchi, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala Milan conducted by Tullio Serafin

1955 (mono) recording

14/12/19

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major op. 97 ('Archduke')

Andre Previn (piano), Viktoria Mullova (violin), Heinrich Schiff (cello)

1995 recording

26/10/19

Paganini: Violin Concerto no. 1 in D op. 6

Itzhak Perlman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster

1971 recording

28/09/19

Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C major op. 21

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan

First outing for the 1st Symphony as a presentation. 1971 video recording transferred to DVD.

Beethoven: 'Fidelio': 'O welche Lust!' (Prisoners' Chorus from Act I of opera).

Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer

The classic recording from 1961.

10/08/19 (Theme: Mini concert)

Chopin: Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor op. 39

Van Cliburn (piano)

Video recorded at recital in Moscow in 1972

Vivaldi: Concerto in A major for Strings and Basso Continuo

Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti

Pergolesi: In coelestibus regnis in D major

Anna Caterina Antonacci (contralto), Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti

Pergolesi: Salve Regina in A minor

Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti

Vivaldi and Pergolesi on DVD. Video recorded in Santuario della Beata Vergini dei Miracali, Saranno, Italy on 26th October 1997

08/06/19 (Theme: Remembering Beverly Sills. 25th May would have been her 90th birthday.)

Massenet: 'Manon' — Excerpts from Acts I, II and III of opera

Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda etc, New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Julius Rudel

1970 recording

18/05/19

Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major op. 82

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle

1988 recording

30/03/19

Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor (1940)

Leonid Kogan, Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux

From Leonid Kogan's US debut recording in 1958

12/01/19

Mahler: Symphony no. 3: I. Kräftig. Entschieden

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle

1997 recording

10/11/18

Rossini: The Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum from Act I Scene I & most of Act I Scene II of opera

Cecilia Bartoli, Gino Quilico, David Kuebler, Robert Lloyd, Carlos Feller, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart conducted by Gabriele Ferro

On DVD. From the 1988 Schwetzingen Festival. For Rossini Day: 13th November is the 150th Anniversary of the composer's death.

27/10/18

Verdi: 'Don Carlos': Part of Act IV and all of Act V of opera

Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Ruggero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, Sherill Milnes, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Presented as a tribute to Montserrat Caballé who died on 6th October 2018, aged 85

18/08/18

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis op. 123: Sanctus, Bendtictus, Agnus Dei

Helena Juntunen (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Paul Groves (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Colin Davis

Video recording of BBC Proms performance on 4th September 2011

23/06/18 (Theme: Remembering Tony Kearney)

Verdi: 'La traviata': Excerpts from Acts I and II of opera

Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Ettore Bastianini, Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Live recording from opening night of 1955 La Scala season.

19/05/18

Weber: 'Der Freischütz': Overture and Act I

Bernd Weikl, Theo Adam, Peter Schreier, Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz etc, Leipzig Radio Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Carlos Kleiber

1973 recording

10/03/18

Various: John McCormack – The People's Tenor

A video biography on DVD of the great Irish tenor with contributions from Gordon Ledbetter, author of 'The Great Irish Tenor', other biographers, singers and musicologists (including Éamon's Albert). Featuring recorded performances and general background material.

13/01/18

Verdi: Stiffelio (Act II of Opera)

José Carreras, Sylvia Sass, Matteo Manuguerra, Ezio di Caesare, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, ORF Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Vienna conducted by Lamberto Gardelli

Recording dates from 1979

28/10/17

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no. 3 in B minor op. 61

Julia Fischer, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conducted by Matthias Pintscher

On DVD. Recorded in the Alte Oper Frankfurt on 1st January 2008.

26/08/17

Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 in E minor op. 27: II. Allegro molto and III. Adagio

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

Video recording from TV transmission of Prom concert on 13th August 2017

22/07/17

Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (Act I of Opera)

Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Olga Boradino etc, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Mark Elder

Blu-Ray video recording of Covent Garden performance

17/06/17

Brahms: Scherzo in C minor for Violin and Piano

Jaime Laredo (violin), Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Brahms: Schicksalslied op. 54

Ambrosian Singers, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch

Brahms: Symphony no. 2 in D major: II. Adagio non troppo

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch

04/03/17

Verdi: 'Luisa Miller': Excerpts from Opera (Overture, Act I Scene II, Act II Scene I)

Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, Barnaldo Giaiotti, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Van Allen, Anna Reynolds, London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Peter Maag

On Vinyl. Decca SET 606-8. Recorded 1975. Presented as part of the Group's first Vinyl Day.

18/02/17

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major op. 35

Leonid Kogan, Orchestre de la Societé des Concerts de Conservatoire conducted by Constantin Silvestri

Recording dates from 1959

07/01/17 (Theme: Debbie Reynolds remembered – she died on 28th December, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher)

Nacio Herb Brown: 'Good Morning' (from 'Babes in Arms', 1939)

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor (and uncredited orchestra)

Roger Edens: 'Moses Supposes' (written specially for 'Singin' in the Rain')

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor (and uncredited orchestra)

Nacio Herb Brown: 'All I do is Dream of You' (from 'Sadie McKee, 1934)

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor (and uncredited orchestra)

Nacio Herb Brown: 'Singin' in the Rain' (from The Hollywood Revue of 1929)

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor (and uncredited orchestra)

On DVD, excerpts from the much-loved movie 'Singin' in the Rain'

19/11/16

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major op. 58

Andreas Haefliger, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins

On DVD. Recorded live at the BBC Proms 26th July 2004.

24/09/16

Brahms: Symphony no. 1 in C minor op. 68 (1st and 4th movements)

Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

On DVD. Recorded in the Royal Albert Hall during the 2014 Promenade Concerts season.

10/09/16

Mussorgsky: Boris Gudonov (Prologue and Act I Scene I of opera)

Matti Salminen, Philip Langridge, Eric Halfvarson, Pär Lindskog etc, Orquestra Simfónica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu conducted by Sebastian Weigle

On DVD. Directed by WIlly Decker. Recorded in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, October 2004.

28/05/16

Duruflé: Requiem op. 9

Ruby Hughes (soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone), BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, National Youth Choir of Wales conducted by Thierry Fischer

Recorded at a BBC Prom on 27th July 2014

14/05/16

Mahler: Symphony No. 5: Part I (movements 1 and 2)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado

On DVD. Recorded during the 2004 Lucerne Festival

20/02/16

Puccini: 'Il tabarro' (one-act opera)

Carlo Guelfi, Maria Guleghina, Neil Schicoff, London Symphonjy Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano

24/10/15

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major K.453

Lang Lang, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

12/09/15

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor op. 30 (complete)

Evgeny Kissin, Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa

Live performance from Symphony Hall, Boston, in January 1993

18/07/15

Verdi: Macbeth (Act II of Opera)

Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett, Samuel Ramey, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducted by Riccardo Chailly

On DVD. 1987 feature film adapted and directed by Claude d'Anna.

02/05/15

Mahler: Symphony no. 2 in C minor ('Resurrection'): 1st & 2nd Movements

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink

31/01/15

Verdi: 'Aida' (Act I Scene I of Opera)

Aprile Millo, Placido Domingo, Dolora Zajick, Sherrill Milnes, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by James Levine

On DVD. Sonja Frisell production from the MET. Recorded 1989.

15/11/14

Bruckner: Symphony no. 7 in E major (2nd and 3rd movements)

NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günter Wand

On DVD. Performance from the Schleswig Holstein Festival, recorded in the Musik- und Kongreßhalle in Lübeck on 28th August 1999.

09/08/14

Sibelius: Karelia (1893, completed and reconstructed by Kalevi Aho, 1997): Overture and Tableaus 1-4

Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä

19/07/14

Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's 'Faust' (Part I)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elizabeth Harwood, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Wandsworth School Choir, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten

03/05/14

Liszt: A Faust Symphony: I. Faust

Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein

On DVD. Recorded live at the Symphony Hall, Boston, 26 July 1976.

08/02/14 (Theme: A Tribute to Veronica Dunne)

Various: Operatic arias, Irish songs

Veronica Dunne (soprano), uncredited pianists, orchestra(s), conductor(s)

12/10/13 (Theme: For Verdi Day)

Verdi: 'Nabucco': Part I of Opera

Tito Gobbi, Bruno Prevedi, Carlo Cava, Eliena Suliotis, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lambert Gardelli

The Bicentenary of Verdi's birth was on 10th October 2013

27/07/13

Verdi: 'Simon Boccanegra' (conclusion of Act I of Opera, including Council Chamber scene)

Piero Cappucilli, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, José Carreras, Giovanni Foiani, Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala Milan conducted by Claudio Abbado

1977 recording

18/05/13

Verdi: Requiem (Dies irae from Rex Tremendae; Offertorium)

Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Nikolai Ghiaurov, CHorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala Milan conducted by Herbert von Karajan

On DVD. Filmed in 1967.

02/03/13

Bellini: 'I Puritani' (selections from end of Act I and beginning of Act II of Opera)

Montserrat Caballé, Alfredo Kraus, Matteo Manuguerra etc, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti

05/01/13

Verdi: 'Un Ballo in Maschera': Conclusion of Act II and Beginning of Act III of Opera

Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan conducted by Antonino Votto

27/10/12

Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 in E minor op. 27 (1st & 3rd movements)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Termikanov

18/08/12

Mahler: Symphony no. 4 in G major: 3rd & 4th movements

Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Orchestre des Champs Elysées conducted by Philippe Herreweghe

12/05/12

Verdi: Don Carlo (Part 1 of Act 4 of opera)

Feruccio Furlanetto, Eric Halfvarson, Marina Poplayskaya, Sonia Ganassi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Antonio Pappano

On DVD. Production from 2007/08.

28/01/12

Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major op. 53 ('Heroic')

Rafal Blechacz

Recordings from the 2005 Chopin International Piano Competition which Rafal Blechacz won without a second prize being awarded

Chopin: Waltz no. 2 in C sharp minor op. 64 no. 2

Rafal Blechacz

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor op. 11: 2nd & 3rd movements

Rafal Blechacz, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit

19/11/11

Léhar: Das Land des Lächelns (Land of Smiles): Act I

René Kollo, Birgit Pitsch-Sarata, Jeinz Zednik, Dagmar Koller, Korean Court Ballet, Südfunkchor Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart conducted by Wolfgang Ebert

On DVD. 1974 film version directed by Arthur Maria Rebenalt

03/09/11

Verdi: 'Otello' (Act II of Opera)

Placido Domingo, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Levine

1978 recording on CD

04/06/11

Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor (3rd movement. Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend)

North German Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Günter Wand

Recording on DVD of a performance from the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, 2000