Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Sibelius The Complete SymphoniesThe Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) had for many years a special rapport with the conductor and it was the orchestra who suggested that they perform and record all the Sibelius Symphonies with him. This took place at the Edinburgh International Festival followed by studio recordings for Finlandia and finally, at the Helsinki Festival in August 1998 where they were filmed, here documented by the COE and ICA Classics with DVD and BluRay.
Paul Tortelier at the BBCTo mark the centenary of the celebrated French cellist Paul Tortelier (born 21st March 1914), the BBC drew from their archives a selection of films and documents that spanned his whole career and testified to the exceptional rapport he enjoyed with Britain. The programme “Paul Tortelier at the BBC” is here reproduced as a DVD and offers a portrait of one of the truly great cellists.
The Dream of GerontiusFilmed 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.
Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)Garrick Ohlsson BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 Works by CHOPIN and LISZT ICAD 5013 - Viennese Night Works by J. STRAUSS I, J. STRAUSS II, LEHÁR and SUPPÉ ICAD 5026 - Gennady Rozhdestvensky GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila – Overture Three Dances from ‘A life for the Tsar’ TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II ICAD 5027 - Yuri Temirkanov BERLIOZ Le Corsaire – Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony Encores by TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR and PROKOFIEV ICAD 5065 - Sir Georg Solti MOZART Symphony No.39 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 DEBUSSY Fêtes ICAD 5100
Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler (5 DVDs)
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel • Ein Heldenleben
Bonus introductions and educational guides
Michael Tilson Thomas
ICAD 5031 (2DVDs)
MAHLER Symphony No.6
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
SCHUMANN Symphony No.4
MAHLER Symphony No.1
MAHLER Symphony No.5 – Adagietto (Bonus)
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)MP4 Video Download Collection:This material features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their charismatic Music Director, Charles Munch. The footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques and is of exceptional musical interest and historical value. Filmed at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, an intimate venue with splendid acoustics enhanced by wood panelling, Munch’s interpretations are characteristically energetic and full of flair, while his rapport with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is obvious. This set represents the most extensive video archive of performances by Charles Munch.
The Rite of Spring
Capriccio for piano and orchestra
Symphony of Psalms
Michel Béroff PIANO
The English Bach Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
8 APRIL 1972, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON
Rudolf KempeBRAHMS Symphony No.2 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra DEUTSCHES MUSEUM, MUNICH, 16.01.1973 WAGNER Tannhäuser Overture Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 24.05.1973
Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)MP4 Video Download Collection: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).
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson ThomasMP4 Video Download: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.
Impromptus D946 Nos.1 & 2
Piano Sonata No.1