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  • Quick-View Rudolf Kempe
    Legacy

    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 16.50

    Deeply felt and masterful, Kempe’s performance of Ein Heldenleben at the 1974 Prom concert was described by the critic Joan Chissell as...
  • Quick-View Beaux Arts Trio
    Legacy

    Beaux Arts Trio

    £ 16.50

    The Beaux Arts Trio performs two central pieces of their repertoire on this DVD. Filmed at the majestic Signet Library in Edinburgh, the...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti

    £ 16.50

    This performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations forms an historic account of the first concert Sir Georg Solti conducted as Chief conductor...
  • Quick-View David Oistrakh
    Legacy

    David Oistrakh

    £ 16.50

    The first two performances on this DVD feature David Oistrakh in one of his favourite performing partnerships, with his son, violinist...
  • Quick-View Garrick Ohlsson
    Legacy

    Garrick Ohlsson

    £ 16.50

    The winner of the 1970 Chopin Piano Competition, and one of the leading exponents of Chopin’s works, Ohlsson displays brilliance and...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Celebrated for his performances of French music, Munch was an authority on the works featured on this DVD, all of which were composed...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    All three works featured on this DVD are well suited to Munch and his Alsatian heritage. He received prolonged and enthusiastic applause...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    This performance of extracts from The Creatures of Prometheus is a rare one, Munch having only conducted the ballet at the BSO in one...
  • Quick-View Antoni Wit
    Live

    Antoni Wit

    £ 16.50

    Superbly filmed for Polish Television, Antoni Wit’s performances of Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies embody the distinguished...
  • Quick-View Hartmut Haenchen
    Live

    Hartmut Haenchen

    £ 16.50

    This outstanding performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony formed part of Hartmut Haenchen’s Mahler Cycle with the La Monnaie Symphony...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti

    £ 16.50

    Solti achieved great success with the first complete recording of Das Rheingold in 1958 after which his reputation for recording Wagner...
  • Quick-View Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten
    Legacy

    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 Viennese Night at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Viennese Night at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    These characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning...
  • Quick-View Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Performed during his tenure as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony, the Proms performances featured on this DVD represent Gennadi...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Programmed by Munch during his years at the Boston Symphony but never recorded, his renderings of the two works featured on this DVD are...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Munch gave extensive performances of Brahms’ symphonies 1 and 2 during his time at the Boston Symphony, particularly during the...
  • Quick-View Les Sylphides & Giselle
    Legacy

    Les Sylphides & Giselle

    £ 16.50

    These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides,...
  • Quick-View Michael Tilson Thomas
    Live

    Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 17.99

    Michael Tilson Thomas is an exceptional artist – Music Director of the San Francisco and the New World Symphony Orchestras, Principal...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
    Legacy

    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 16.50

    Master of the baton and one of Britain’s leading conductors, Sir Adrian Boult was renowned for his interpretations of English works, in...
  • Quick-View André Previn
    Legacy

    André Previn

    £ 16.50

    A multitalented conductor, Previn leads the LSO in the first performance of Rachmaninov’s The Bells at the BBC Proms with celebrated...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Characteristically lively renditions, Charles Munch’s interpretations of both Mendelssohn Symphonies are energetic and precise with...
  • Quick-View John Cranko
    Legacy

    John Cranko

    £ 16.50

    These two ballets by John Cranko are early examples of the choreographer's theatrical ingenuity. Created for the Sadler’s Wells Theatre...
  • Quick-View Klaus Tennstedt
    Legacy

    Klaus Tennstedt

    £ 16.50

    This acclaimed performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony was the last time Klaus Tennstedt returned to the work with the LPO. It is a highly...
  • Quick-View Kurt Sanderling
    Legacy

    Kurt Sanderling

    £ 16.50

    Known for enjoying live performances and having an affinity for late Mahler, Sanderling’s reading of Das Lied von der Erde is inherently...
  • Quick-View Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    The BSO’s Music Director for seven seasons, Leinsdorf had a long and distinguished career, having worked at the Metropolitan Opera, New...
  • Quick-View Borodin Quartet
    Live

    Borodin Quartet

    £ 16.50

    Described as ‘the quartet world’s most distinguished ensemble’, the Borodin Quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary with a sold out...
  • Quick-View Günter Wand at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Günter Wand at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner’s Symphonies, Günter Wand had a great affinity for Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony, as noted by...
  • Quick-View Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes
    Legacy

    Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    £ 16.50

    Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950s, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released...
  • Quick-View Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Leinsdorf’s recordings of Mahler’s symphonies on RCA Victor became benchmarks for both sound and performance quality. Intense, warm and...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions...
  • Quick-View Amadeus Quartet
    Legacy

    Amadeus Quartet

    £ 16.50

    Celebrated for their performances of the Viennese Classics, the Amadeus Quartet’s core repertoire included all three works on this DVD,...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Neither of the two Mozart symphonies featured on this DVD have been commercially recorded by Charles Munch, who gives his all in these...
  • Quick-View Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev
    Legacy

    Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev

    £ 16.50

    This DVD features stunning performances of some of the most popular and enduring works in the ballet repertoire. Nadia Nerina is at her...
  • Quick-View Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Intense and driven, Leinsdorf’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony gives us a fresh reading of this familiar music. With...
  • Quick-View Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Legacy

    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...
  • Quick-View Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in this deeply Russian Proms programme, provoking a rapturous response...
  • Quick-View Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Tennstedt formed a remarkable relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which this outstanding performance of Bruckner’s...
  • Quick-View William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Clear, precise and expressive, Steinberg presents three first rate performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Renowned for his...
  • Quick-View William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    A compelling performance of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, this DVD presents Steinberg at his most majestic in a sympathetic interpretation...
  • Quick-View Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    This rare audiovisual footage presents Klaus Tennstedt at the height of his very special relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra...
  • Quick-View Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn
    Legacy

    Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn

    £ 16.50

    Sparkling Chopin performances from Van Cliburn just one year after his triumph at the 1958 inaugural Tchaikovsky Competition are coupled...
  • Quick-View Treasures of the Russian Ballet
    Legacy

    Treasures of the Russian Ballet

    £ 16.50

    This DVD records some of the earliest experiences by the West of the bravura and discipline of Russia’s Kirov and Bolshoi ballet...
  • Quick-View Leonard Bernstein
    Legacy

    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    These sensational accounts of The Rite of Spring and Sibelius’s Symphony No.5 were filmed for the BBC’s historic Symphonic Twilight...
  • Quick-View 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...
  • Quick-View La Fille mal gardée
    Legacy

    La Fille mal gardée

    £ 16.50

    Widely regarded as the definitive version of comic ballet La Fille mal gardée, this DVD showcases Frederick Ashton’s choreography as...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus...
  • Quick-View Choreography by Bournonville
    Legacy

    Choreography by Bournonville

    £ 16.50

    This DVD features two of the legendary Danish choreographer August Bournonville’s most celebrated ballets. In La Sylphide, Flemming...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    By the time of this Royal Festival Hall concert in 1985, Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had cemented their reputation...
  • Quick-View Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Legacy

    Vladimir Ashkenazy

    £ 16.50

    The BBC films on this DVD showcase Vladimir Ashkenazy at the height of his powers in a uniquely small-scale and intimate setting....
  • Quick-View Leonard Bernstein
    Legacy

    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    ‘I like recording very much because there are so many ways you can direct attention to aspects of the music that is just not possible in...
  • Quick-View Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
    Legacy

    Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 16.50

    Less than one year after Michael Tilson Thomas’s first appointment with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts were filmed...
  • Quick-View Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)
    Legacy

    Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and three of their eminent music...
  • Quick-View Tito Gobbi
    Legacy

    Tito Gobbi

    £ 16.50

    The extracts from these three operas were filmed by the BBC at the height of Tito Gobbi’s operatic career, at a time when he was in...
  • Quick-View Rudolf Kempe
    Legacy

    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 16.50

    This valuable release represents the second ever DVD featuring Rudolf Kempe, the first having been released on ICA Classics to great...
  • Quick-View Leonard Bernstein
    Legacy

    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    This memorial concert took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 1972 on the first anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky, ‘the...
  1. Rudolf Kempe
    Legacy

    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 16.50

    Deeply felt and masterful, Kempe’s performance of Ein Heldenleben at the 1974 Prom concert was described by the critic Joan Chissell as winning him ‘a hero’s ovation and rightly’. She wrote that ‘no one now before the public is better able to transform Strauss from a plebeian into an aristocrat.’ The performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony one year later, received equally glowing reviews, and is an illuminating and compelling rendition of Dvořák’s most popular symphony. This is the first DVD of Kempe performing with the two English orchestras of which he was principal conductor for so long. 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

  2. Beaux Arts Trio
    Legacy

    Beaux Arts Trio

    £ 16.50

    The Beaux Arts Trio performs two central pieces of their repertoire on this DVD. Filmed at the majestic Signet Library in Edinburgh, the ensemble demonstrates its mastery in bringing out the deeply lyrical romantic expressions that have made these trios two of Schubert’s most cherished chamber music works. With founding member, Menahem Pressler on piano, Isidore Cohen on violin and Bernard Greenhouse on cello, the ensemble’s distinguished heritage is apparent. 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

  3. Sir Georg Solti
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti

    £ 16.50

    This performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations forms an historic account of the first concert Sir Georg Solti conducted as Chief conductor of the LPO in 1979. It is also the first DVD release with Solti performing Elgar’s Symphony No.2. Solti, who prepared new works by listening to Elgar’s own recordings, identified closely with his music. The virtuoso playing of the orchestra combined with his fresh, energetic approach make for an exciting, uplifting experience. 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

  4. David Oistrakh
    Legacy

    David Oistrakh

    £ 16.50

    The first two performances on this DVD feature David Oistrakh in one of his favourite performing partnerships, with his son, violinist Igor Oistrakh. The Bach concerto for two violins formed the duo’s first foreign engagement whilst the Mozart was performed two years later in a sell-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Kirill Kondrashin, one of Oistrakh’s preferred conductors, directs the Brahms concerto, which has all the warmth and confidence one would expect from a classic Oistrakh recording. 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

  5. Garrick Ohlsson
    Legacy

    Garrick Ohlsson

    £ 16.50

    The winner of the 1970 Chopin Piano Competition, and one of the leading exponents of Chopin’s works, Ohlsson displays brilliance and depth of feeling in this recital performance, filmed only four years after he won first prize. He demonstrates both subtlety and warmth of sound in his performance of the Brahms Concerto, where his technical mastery is also evident. This DVD features exhilarating and spontaneous interpretations from a true master of the piano. 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

  6. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Celebrated for his performances of French music, Munch was an authority on the works featured on this DVD, all of which were composed during his lifetime. More than fifty years later, his recordings of French music remain a permanent standard of reference.  The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD. More details

  7. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    All three works featured on this DVD are well suited to Munch and his Alsatian heritage. He received prolonged and enthusiastic applause from the Boston audience following the performance of the Franck Symphony, whilst the Fauré shows him as a true master of French music. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD. More details

  8. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    This performance of extracts from The Creatures of Prometheus is a rare one, Munch having only conducted the ballet at the BSO in one season. He breathes life into his performances of Symphonies No.4 and 5, which are executed with excitement, exuberance and panache. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  9. Antoni Wit
    Live

    Antoni Wit

    £ 16.50

    Superbly filmed for Polish Television, Antoni Wit’s performances of Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies embody the distinguished and idiomatic conducting style for which he is widely recognised. An outstanding communicator, Wit exhibits exceptional attention to detail in his rendition of these two great works with his own orchestra and choir. The recording also benefits from DTS 5.1 surround sound. The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release. More details

  10. Hartmut Haenchen
    Live

    Hartmut Haenchen

    £ 16.50

    This outstanding performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony formed part of Hartmut Haenchen’s Mahler Cycle with the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. Haenchen is renowned and respected for his interpretations of Mahler and Wagner and has had a significant presence in many of the world’s leading opera houses. An expressive and dramatic rendition of the Tragische, Haenchen’s high intellect and musical integrity are apparent. The recording also benefits from DTS 5.1 surround sound. The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release. More details

  11. Sir Georg Solti
    Legacy

    Sir Georg Solti

    £ 16.50

    Solti achieved great success with the first complete recording of Das Rheingold in 1958 after which his reputation for recording Wagner escalated. His was also known for his dramatic and expressive performances of works by Richard Strauss, demonstrated by this exciting performance of Don Juan, with revealing bonus rehearsal material and an interview by John Culshaw. The 1985 performance of Beethoven 5 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra is equally thrilling, filmed during his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Chicago Symphony, with whom he recorded the full set of Beethoven Symphonies. 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

  12. Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten
    Legacy

    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

  13. Viennese Night at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Viennese Night at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    These characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning a vintage period in their history. Classics featured on this DVD include the Blue Danube Waltz, Radetsky March and Csardas and Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, all performed with exuberance, good humour and panache by three conductors well suited to the genre. 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

  14. Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Performed during his tenure as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony, the Proms performances featured on this DVD represent Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the highest point of his relationship with the orchestra. One of the premier conductors of Russian repertoire, Rozhdestvensky is well known for his interpretations of ballet music - this performance of the second act of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker perfectly demonstrates his affinity with the genre. 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

  15. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Programmed by Munch during his years at the Boston Symphony but never recorded, his renderings of the two works featured on this DVD are exciting and spontaneous with the kind of precision and flair we have come to expect from the BSO under the buoyant direction of their charismatic Music Director. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.   While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  16. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Munch gave extensive performances of Brahms’ symphonies 1 and 2 during his time at the Boston Symphony, particularly during the orchestra’s many national and international tours. His readings of both works exhibit his characteristic energy and enthusiasm, which, coupled with the BSO’s distinctive sound, makes for a captivating DVD. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.   While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  17. Les Sylphides & Giselle
    Legacy

    Les Sylphides & Giselle

    £ 16.50

    These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era.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

  18. Michael Tilson Thomas
    Live

    Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 17.99

    Michael Tilson Thomas is an exceptional artist – Music Director of the San Francisco and the New World Symphony Orchestras, Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and winner of ten Grammy Awards, he is dynamic, stimulating and innovative. Tilson Thomas is well known for his ability to make music accessible and appealing to wide audiences, and these two exciting performances with extensive rehearsal footage and educational insight from a master communicator make for a valuable 2-DVD set. The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.Photo © Kristen LokenMore details

  19. Sir Adrian Boult
    Legacy

    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 16.50

    Master of the baton and one of Britain’s leading conductors, Sir Adrian Boult was renowned for his interpretations of English works, in particular music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was said to be ‘totally in favour of Sir Adrian’s approach to his music’ (John Culshaw). Job: A Masque for Dancing was dedicated to Sir Adrian, a fitting conductor for this magnificent Centenary celebration. 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

  20. André Previn
    Legacy

    André Previn

    £ 16.50

    A multitalented conductor, Previn leads the LSO in the first performance of Rachmaninov’s The Bells at the BBC Proms with celebrated soloists Sheila Armstrong, Robert Tear and John Shirley-Quirk. All three performances on this DVD were recorded during Previn’s eleven year tenure as Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, from which he received a Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.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

  21. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Characteristically lively renditions, Charles Munch’s interpretations of both Mendelssohn Symphonies are energetic and precise with excellent articulation from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  22. John Cranko
    Legacy

    John Cranko

    £ 16.50

    These two ballets by John Cranko are early examples of the choreographer's theatrical ingenuity. Created for the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet, which later became the Royal Ballet, Pineapple Poll is a light hearted frolic. Lady and the Fool is a bittersweet satire on the plight of society's outcasts with La Capricciosa danced by Svetlana Beriosova in the year she became Prima Ballerina at Sadler’s Wells. Both ballets are rare studio performances from the BBC’s earliest television archives and are released here for the first time on DVD.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

  23. Klaus Tennstedt
    Legacy

    Klaus Tennstedt

    £ 16.50

    This acclaimed performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony was the last time Klaus Tennstedt returned to the work with the LPO. It is a highly personal and passionate interpretation, a perfect example of why Tennstedt had such a fine reputation for outstanding live 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

  24. Kurt Sanderling
    Legacy

    Kurt Sanderling

    £ 16.50

    Known for enjoying live performances and having an affinity for late Mahler, Sanderling’s reading of Das Lied von der Erde is inherently musical. Mitchinson’s ‘firm, heroic tone’ is ideal for this role, with the BBC Philharmonic providing a sympathetic accompaniment. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony makes an excellent filler.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

  25. Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    The BSO’s Music Director for seven seasons, Leinsdorf had a long and distinguished career, having worked at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Cleveland Orchestra and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in addition to his tenure at the BSO. A particular favourite of Leinsdorf’s, the Schumann is powerful and precise under his direction, whilst the Good Friday Music is a warm and sensitive rendition from a great Wagnerian conductor. Schubert’s Ninth Symphony is a new addition to his discography.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film.... More details

  26. Borodin Quartet
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    Borodin Quartet

    £ 16.50

    Described as ‘the quartet world’s most distinguished ensemble’, the Borodin Quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary with a sold out concert at the Wigmore Hall, London, a week before this live recording from the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Following the performance the Financial Times wrote that ‘today’s Borodin Quartet has lost nothing of its old authority.’ The quartet plays with warmth, commitment and obvious enjoyment.The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.More details

  27. Günter Wand at the BBC Proms
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    Günter Wand at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner’s Symphonies, Günter Wand had a great affinity for Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony, as noted by the composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann. His first recording of the work became a great success, winning the German Record Prize in 1978. Wand’s London concerts with the BBC Symphony as Principal Guest Conductor acquired legendary status in his later years, rewarding him with the recognition that was so greatly deserved.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

  28. Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes
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    Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    £ 16.50

    Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950s, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released for the first time. The perfect partners, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes give stunning performances with Fonteyn at her most beguiling as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty – the ballet in which she and the Sadler’s Wells ballet made their historic American debut in 1949.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

  29. Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Leinsdorf’s recordings of Mahler’s symphonies on RCA Victor became benchmarks for both sound and performance quality. Intense, warm and expressive, this rendition of Mahler’s First Symphony is a deeply personal account, whilst Till Eulenspiegel - a party piece during Leinsdorf’s tenure - is performed with great precision and finesse by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  30. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.A great admirer of Schumann’s Second Symphony, Charles Munch programmed the work in four different Boston Symphony Orchestra seasons, taking it on tour on each occasion. He never recorded the symphony with the BSO nor with any other orchestra, which makes this exciting DVD a new addition to his discography.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch. More details

  31. Amadeus Quartet
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    Amadeus Quartet

    £ 16.50

    Celebrated for their performances of the Viennese Classics, the Amadeus Quartet’s core repertoire included all three works on this DVD, performed here with great warmth and exuberance by Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Peter Schidlof and Martin Lovett. Having dominated the British chamber music scene for over 40 years, the Amadeus Quartet was one of the most respected ensembles of the 20th Century.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

  32. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Neither of the two Mozart symphonies featured on this DVD have been commercially recorded by Charles Munch, who gives his all in these exhilarating performances from a committed Boston Symphony Orchestra.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.  While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  33. Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev
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    Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev

    £ 16.50

    This DVD features stunning performances of some of the most popular and enduring works in the ballet repertoire. Nadia Nerina is at her most charming and beguiling in Les Sylphides and Coppélia, while the pas de deux from Giselle showcases the legendary partnership that is Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in rare footage of one of their earliest collaborations.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

  34. Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Intense and driven, Leinsdorf’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony gives us a fresh reading of this familiar music. With insightful performances featuring a flexible and brilliant Boston Symphony Orchestra, all three works are new to Leinsdorf’s discography.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  35. 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

  36. Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms
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    Yuri Temirkanov at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in this deeply Russian Proms programme, provoking a rapturous response from the audience and three animated encores. Described by David Nice as ‘creative conducting at its greatest’, Temirkanov’s spine-tingling rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony displays his deep love of this music. Temirkanov chooses to make a short cut in the third movement of Manfred with more substantial cuts in the finale – the most significant of these being the omission of the closing organ chorale – but thanks to this compelling performance, his overall conception of the work makes a very powerful impact.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

  37. Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Tennstedt formed a remarkable relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which this outstanding performance of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony is testimony. It represents some of the earliest concert footage that exists of the great conductor from this key chapter in his career.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features the first public release of a full-length symphonic work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Klaus Tennstedt.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  38. William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Clear, precise and expressive, Steinberg presents three first rate performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Renowned for his uncomplicated yet expressive musical style, Steinberg’s technical mastery is evident.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under their Music Director William Steinberg.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artifacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  39. William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    William Steinberg / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    A compelling performance of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, this DVD presents Steinberg at his most majestic in a sympathetic interpretation of this mighty work. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is once again on top form, as testified by a rapturous Sanders Theatre audience.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, William Steinberg.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  40. Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    This rare audiovisual footage presents Klaus Tennstedt at the height of his very special relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra during his prime recording period. Joyous Mozart is combined with evocative Mahler, both performed with the greatest sensitivity and conviction.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features only the second public release of a full-length symphonic work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Klaus Tennstedt and the third DVD available with this mighty conductor.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  41. Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn
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    Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn

    £ 16.50

    Sparkling Chopin performances from Van Cliburn just one year after his triumph at the 1958 inaugural Tchaikovsky Competition are coupled with fiery intensity from Claudio Arrau in two of Beethoven’s best loved piano sonatas. This DVD presents rare audiovisual material from two of the world’s finest pianists.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

  42. Treasures of the Russian Ballet
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    Treasures of the Russian Ballet

    £ 16.50

    This DVD records some of the earliest experiences by the West of the bravura and discipline of Russia’s Kirov and Bolshoi ballet companies at the height of their physical and interpretive powers. This rare footage showcases some of the greatest dancers of their time, including the much celebrated Galina Ulanova, who came as close to artistic sainthood for Russians as any dancer in its history.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

  43. Leonard Bernstein
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    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    These sensational accounts of The Rite of Spring and Sibelius’s Symphony No.5 were filmed for the BBC’s historic Symphonic Twilight series, which introduced the British public to Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying conducting. In performances that are thrilling and energetic, but also subtle and sensitive, Bernstein demonstrates his supreme understanding of these twentieth-century masterworks.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

  44. 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 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

  45. La Fille mal gardée
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    La Fille mal gardée

    £ 16.50

    Widely regarded as the definitive version of comic ballet La Fille mal gardée, this DVD showcases Frederick Ashton’s choreography as designed for the London Royal Ballet in 1960 and features the original cast, with Nadia Nerina and David Blair in roles that Ashton created with them in mind. Nadia Nerina’s ‘joyous, soaring skill, which is Lise’s signature’ (Financial Times) and David Blair’s technical and interpretative genius are perfectly offset by Stanley Holden’s hilarious travesti turn as Widow Simone, and Alexander Grant, who brings pathos and humour to the character of Alain. More details

  46. Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus included on this DVD, the CSO masters in German repertoire, to which they bring the American virtuosity. Solti summons tremendous power, elegance and clarity from the Orchestra and their subsequent performances of Brahms’s First Symphony have been praised for their ‘dignity, energy and splendour’, which led critic William Mann to write: ‘I am tempted to describe it as the United States’ most completely accomplished orchestra’. More details

  47. Choreography by Bournonville
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    Choreography by Bournonville

    £ 16.50

    This DVD features two of the legendary Danish choreographer August Bournonville’s most celebrated ballets. In La Sylphide, Flemming Flindt and Lucette Aldous do full justice to the seemingly effortless lightness and grace and vivid storytelling that Bournonville’s style demands, while the dazzling pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano showcases Rudolf Nureyev at the height of his powers and a beguiling performance from Merle Park. More details

  48. Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    By the time of this Royal Festival Hall concert in 1985, Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had cemented their reputation as a truly legendary partnership. Solti demonstrates his profound understanding of Mozartian style in a subtly nuanced account of the composer’s Symphony No.39, while he and the CSO’s virtuoso musicians bring out all the drama and emotion of Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Fourth Symphony. More details

  49. Vladimir Ashkenazy
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    Vladimir Ashkenazy

    £ 16.50

    The BBC films on this DVD showcase Vladimir Ashkenazy at the height of his powers in a uniquely small-scale and intimate setting. Ashkenazy has said that his ‘aim is to be a servant to bring music to life’, and he performs with characteristic humility here in wonderfully subtle accounts of piano works by Schubert and Schumann, highlighting the beauty and poetry of these early-Romantic masterpieces. More details

  50. Leonard Bernstein
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    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    ‘I like recording very much because there are so many ways you can direct attention to aspects of the music that is just not possible in an everyday concert.’ (Leonard Bernstein, Gramophone, 1970) Featuring the only engagement that Bernstein undertook with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, this intense performance of Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations from 1982 is brought to life on DVD. With fascinating rehearsal footage and a bonus interview conducted by Barry Norman, this Bernstein title is essential viewing.More details

  51. Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
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    Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 16.50

    Less than one year after Michael Tilson Thomas’s first appointment with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts were filmed for television that demonstrate an electric relationship with the orchestra’s newest assistant conductor. Featuring Three Places in New England by Charles Ives, a composer whom Tilson Thomas has long since championed, as well as two works that are completely new to his discography and videography, this DVD gives a valuable account of his early performances with the BSO. Exclusive bonus interviews with this dynamic Maestro provide a fascinating insight into the performances captured here on film.More details

  52. Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)
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    Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and three of their eminent music directors, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf and William Steinberg. This historical footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques. It is of exceptional musical interest and historical value, and has been described by critics as a ‘rare treat’ (Gramophone) and ‘welcome documentations’ (BBC Music Magazine).Release Date: 30th September 2013 More details

  53. Tito Gobbi
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    Tito Gobbi

    £ 16.50

    The extracts from these three operas were filmed by the BBC at the height of Tito Gobbi’s operatic career, at a time when he was in demand internationally and in particular at Covent Garden. This DVD is released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth in October 2013. Released 4th November 2013. More details

  54. Rudolf Kempe
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    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 16.50

    This valuable release represents the second ever DVD featuring Rudolf Kempe, the first having been released on ICA Classics to great acclaim in 2011. Released 4th November 2013. More details

  55. Leonard Bernstein
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    Leonard Bernstein

    £ 16.50

    This memorial concert took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 1972 on the first anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky, ‘the last great father-figure of Western music’ (Leonard Bernstein). Bernstein called it an homage to Stravinsky’s universality and chose the three featured masterpieces for their suggestion of ‘the extraordinary range of his art’. Conducted by Bernstein, this electrifying, unique event is now being re-introduced to the public in DVD form.More details

 

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