Legacy

  • Sir Adrian Boult: Holst The Planets, works by Vaughan Williams, Walton & Butterworth

    COMPOSERS Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, George Butterworth ARTISTS Sir Adrian Boult, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Harverson
  • Robert Casadesus (Richard Itter Collection)

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    Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) was a renowned 20th-century French pianist and composer who knew and worked with Ravel. He was especially known for his celebrated performances of the Mozart Concertos accompanied on record by George Szell – Gramophone called it ‘exquisite Mozart playing’, as well as his recordings of Ravel, Fauré and Debussy. He recorded Beethoven’s First, Fourth and Fifth Concertos, the latter two multiple times, though these were all made in the studio. He also extensively recorded the Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Zino Francescatti, who also appears in ICA Classics’ Pierre Monteux set.
  • Pierre Monteux (Richard Itter Collection)

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    The great French conductor Pierre Monteux  (1875-1964) was naturally considered a specialist of his native country’s music, though he would never allow this to restrict him. This new set of previously unpublished recordings seeks to set the record straight, with a strong representation of German repertoire, notably Brahms’ Symphony No.3 with the Boston Symphony, which he never recorded commercially, in a rare ‘live’ performance from the 1956 Edinburgh Festival. More Brahms featuring two celebrated virtuosos – the Violin Concerto with the French violinist Zino Francescatti, and the Double Concerto where he is joined by his compatriot Pierre Fournier, both ‘live’ recordings from the Royal Festival Hall in 1955. Both are previously unpublished.
  • Sir Thomas Beecham (Richard Itter Collection Vol.1)

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    Sir Thomas Beecham caught ‘live’ often showed the mercurial side of his character, and no performance was the same either in the studio or in the concert hall. ‘What Beecham sought at all times was freshness, and his unpredictability was a way to achieve this’ (David Patmore). All the performances included here from the Edinburgh Festival, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the BBC Studios are from Beecham’s final years, from 1954 when he had fully established the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and himself as central figures in England’s musical life, to 1959 when he conducted an extraordinarily memorable account of Brahms’s Symphony No.2. Every broadcast is captured here in exemplary sound for the time, and apart from the Liszt and Haydn Symphony No.101, none of the performances in this set have appeared on CD before, which makes it extremely important for all collectors of the conductor.  
  • Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    Great Symphonies

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    Beethoven’s Ninth and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” are two of the great symphonies to appear in this collection, which also features works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Brahms, among others. With renowned conductors including Sir Adrian Boult and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the helm, these expertly remastered recordings represent an excellent addition to any symphony-lover’s collection.
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

    MP3 Album:
    ELGAR Symphony No.2 BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 24 JULY 1977 - WAGNER Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music BBC Chorus BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult STUDIO 1, BBC MAIDA VALE, LONDON, 8 DECEMBER 1968
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

    MP3 Album:
    Brahms Symphony No.4 - Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ BBC Symphony Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

    MP3 Album:
    Brahms Symphony No.3 - Elgar Symphony No.1 - BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

    MP3 Album:
    Brahms: Symphony No.1 - Elgar: Enigma Variations BBC Symphony Orchestra

MP3 releases from the Legacy Series