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  • Quick-View Antonio Pappano
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    Antonio Pappano

    £ 9.99

    Antonio Pappano, who studied piano and conducting, first attracted the attention of Daniel Barenboim, becoming his assistant at the...
  • Quick-View Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)

    Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This box set embraces five historic performances from the BBC Proms by some of the world’s greatest artists. From the very first season...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    One of the great British conductors of the 20th century, Sir Adrian Boult studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
    Legacy

    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    Sir Adrian Boult studied under Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which certainly contributed to his outstanding interpretations of Brahms’s...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
    Legacy

    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    In 1930, Sir Adrian Boult established the BBC Symphony Orchestra, becoming its chief conductor, and setting an unparalleled standard of...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti
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    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 The Dream of Gerontius
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    The Dream of Gerontius

    £ 17.99

    Filmed in colour from Canterbury Cathedral in 1968, this DVD represents the only existing film of Sir Adrian Boult conducting The Dream...
  1. Antonio Pappano
    Live

    Antonio Pappano

    £ 9.99

    Antonio Pappano, who studied piano and conducting, first attracted the attention of Daniel Barenboim, becoming his assistant at the Bayreuth Festival. After working in Barcelona and Frankfurt, he made his debut at Den Norske Opera in Oslo in 1987, becoming music director there in 1990. From 1992 to 2002 Pappano was music director of La Monnaie, the Belgian Royal Opera House. In 2002, he was named music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his current contract there running to 2017. Pappano has also been principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2005 became music director of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Pappano’s recordings have been hailed as “a magnificent achievement, of rare accomplishment” (Gramophone), “unmissable” (The Sunday Times), “a triumph” (BBC Radio 3); they have received awards including Classic BRIT, ECHO Klassik, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone... More details

  2. Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)

    Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This box set embraces five historic performances from the BBC Proms by some of the world’s greatest artists. From the very first season of Promenade Concerts in 1895, the Proms has championed the finest classical music. This unmissable anthology features the legendary partnership of Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Debussy, and Garrick Ohlsson’s impassioned account of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Yuri Temirkanov lead two deeply Russian programmes, and characteristic Viennese waltzes – including The Blue Danube – are executed with exuberance, good humour and panache by three conductors well suited to the genre. More details

  3. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    One of the great British conductors of the 20th century, Sir Adrian Boult studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which makes his Brahms’s interpretations so special. This fiery 1976 stereo broadcast of Brahms Symphony No.1 is the only authorised live account available. The broadcast of Elgar’s Enigma Variations from the Royal Albert Hall in 1971 features the alternative organ part played by George Thalben-Ball, one of the most celebrated organists of his time. The CD also includes interview material with Boult on the occasion of his 85th birthday. More details

  4. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    Sir Adrian Boult studied under Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which certainly contributed to his outstanding interpretations of Brahms’s works. Similarly his friendship with Sir Edward Elgar ensured his interpretations of the composer were unquestionably authoritative. The Proms performance of Brahms’ Symphony No.3 from 1977 is in superb stereo, representing Boult in his 'golden years'. Martin Cotton, in his booklet essay, notes that the 1976 Proms stereo recording of Elgar's Symphony No.1- 'is completely astonishing', Boult giving arguably his greatest performance of the work. These recordings have never been issued before and the CD represents stunning value at more than 81 minutes long.More details

  5. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    In 1930, Sir Adrian Boult established the BBC Symphony Orchestra, becoming its chief conductor, and setting an unparalleled standard of excellence in Britain. Boult was closely associated with Elgar’s music throughout his career and recorded the Second Symphony five times. This live Proms performance recorded in stereo from 1977 ‘shows Boult in his late eighties working with the passion and energy of a much younger man’ (Martin Cotton). Following a performance of this Symphony, Elgar wrote to Boult ‘I feel that my reputation in the future is safe in your hands’.The Overture and Venusberg Music from Wagner’s Tannhäuser are a new addition to the Boult discography and come from a live studio performance in stereo from the Maida Vale Studios in 1968. More details

  6. Sir Georg Solti
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    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

  7. The Dream of Gerontius
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    The Dream of Gerontius

    £ 17.99

    Filmed in colour from Canterbury Cathedral in 1968, this DVD represents the only existing film of Sir Adrian Boult conducting The Dream of Gerontius. Sir Adrian Boult championed Elgar’s music throughout his life, following the composer’s prophetic words in a letter to the conductor: ‘I feel that my reputation in the future is safe in your hands’. Featuring a stellar cast of soloists including Dame Janet Baker, this performance is redolent of Sir Adrian Boult’s ‘commendable energy and typical humanity’ (The Gramophone Guide review of Boult’s 1975 studio recording of The Dream of Gerontius). This DVD also features a 60-minute documentary on Sir Adrian Boult produced by the BBC in 1989 to celebrate the centenary of his birth. More details

 

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