DVD

  • The Dream of Gerontius

    The Dream of Gerontius

    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.
  • Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)

    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
  • Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    SLEEPING BEAUTY (extracts)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 20 DECEMBER 1959
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    SWAN LAKE (extracts)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 9 JUNE 1954
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    THE NUTCRACKER (Act II)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 21 DECEMBER 1958
    Royal Opera House Orchestra, John Lanchbery
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Irving
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugo Rignold

  • Hartmut Haenchen

    Hartmut Haenchen

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    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.