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Rimsky Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade , Balakirev Islamey; plus works by Erkin and Ippolitov-Ivanov . Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under Sascha Goetzel       “The Istanbul team’s playing has something of the gutsiness of the old Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra recordings under Loris Tjeknavorian, but with a greater sophistication of orchestral colour and a firm guiding hand from conductor Sascha Goetzel. Sound […]


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Rite of Spring 1913

“… an exciting visceral performance of The Rite of Spring.”

Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka – recreation of the 1913 premiere. Les Siècles and  François Xavier Roth     One of the biggest scandals in the history of music stirred Paris as the Ballets Russes created the new ballet by Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky, ‘The Rite of Spring’, conducted by Pierre Monteux. To […]


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THE VOICE OF ISOBEL BAILLIE

“These recordings from the 1940s show why the Scottish soprano was so popular…”

The Voice of Isobel Baillie – Purcell: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation, Stript of their green, Hark! The echoing air (The Fairy Queen) Arne: O ravishing delight (from The Judgement of Paris); Where the bee sucks J.S. Bach: Shall Pales be the last – Flocks in pastures (Cantata No. 208), My heart ever faithful (Cantata No. […]


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Spirit of England & Lights Out

“What makes this CD especially memorable is one of the couplings….”

F.S.Kelly ‘s Elegy for Strings ‘In Memoriam Rupert Brooke’, Elgar’s The Spirit of England, Ivor Gurney’s War Elegy, Parry’s The Chivalry of the Sea,  Lilian Elkington’s Out of the Mist Susan Gritton (soprano), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under David Lloyd-Jones “What makes this CD especially memorable is one of the couplings; a moving elegy […]


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Lights Out by Ivor Gurney

Ivor Gurney’s Lights Out

Hear more about the music by Ivor Gurney in a talk about lost composers of the Great War. The free talk takes place next Wednesday, September 17, at 1pm the Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford. More information here http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/lunchtimeconcerts or ring the Box Office 01245 606505. Ivor Gurney: Lights Out set to words by Edward Thomas […]


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