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  • Quick-View Benjamin Britten
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    Benjamin Britten

    £ 16.50

    This DVD presents Benjamin Britten at the height of his powers in an affectionately nuanced account of Mozart’s Symphony No.40 – ‘surely...
  • Quick-View Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    £ 9.99

    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky never recorded Holst’s Planets. This Royal Festival Hall performance from 1980 is a freshly conceived...
  • Quick-View Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten
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    Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten

    £ 16.50

    These recordings represent an overview of some of the headiest years of Mstislav Rostropovich’s career. Introduced to Britten through...
  • Quick-View Sir John Barbirolli (2 CDs)
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    Sir John Barbirolli (2 CDs)

    £ 14.99

    Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970), born in London of Italian and French parentage, is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé...
  • Quick-View Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    £ 16.50

    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St...
  1. Benjamin Britten
    Legacy

    Benjamin Britten

    £ 16.50

    This DVD presents Benjamin Britten at the height of his powers in an affectionately nuanced account of Mozart’s Symphony No.40 – ‘surely the loveliest bit of music ever conceived’, according to Britten – and an intimate and evocative performance of his own Nocturne with Peter Pears. As a bonus, the DVD includes extracts from Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony which Britten conducts with the utmost subtlety and style despite being gravely ill at the time. All three performances give fascinating insights into one of the finest musicians of the twentieth century.The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historical performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.The first track on this DVD is a brief introduction to ICA Classics. More details

  2. Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    £ 9.99

    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky never recorded Holst’s Planets. This Royal Festival Hall performance from 1980 is a freshly conceived interpretation which is both exciting and superbly played. The stereo recording has a spectacular dynamic range. The performance of Britten’s Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell was given on a Far East tour in Osaka, Japan one year later. Osaka’s Royal Festival Hall has a wonderful natural acoustic which invests each instrument with great clarity and warmth. More details

  3. Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten
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    Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten

    £ 16.50

    These recordings represent an overview of some of the headiest years of Mstislav Rostropovich’s career. Introduced to Britten through Shostakovich, Rostropovich formed a close partnership with the British composer, who was inspired several major cello compositions by the Russian cellist. This special relationship is evident here in their collaborative performances from the opening concert of the new Snape Maltings Concert Hall, which includes rare audiovisual footage of the Maltings before it was destroyed by fire in 1969 and rebuilt. More details

  4. Sir John Barbirolli (2 CDs)
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    Sir John Barbirolli (2 CDs)

    £ 14.99

    Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970), born in London of Italian and French parentage, is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. However he was also a guest conductor of many other orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic, and here performs with the WDR. These live recordings have never been released on CD before. Barbirolli never recorded Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, so this represents a new addition to his large discography. The only other recording Barbirolli made of Schubert’s Symphony No.4 was with the New York Philharmonic in 1939, so this 1969 live performance with the KRSO in excellent stereo is essential for any collector in this great conductor’s work. More details

  5. Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    £ 16.50

    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields lives up to its lofty reputation on this DVD, demonstrating the full-bodied string sound for which they were so well known. Marriner leads his orchestra with precision and style in these five compelling performances.The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

 

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