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Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, 7 February 1969
with Gerald English (tenor) & Hermann Baumann (horn)
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie Orchester, Sir John Barbirolli
We don't think of Barbirolli as specially associated with Britten's music...His response to the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings's range of sounds and moods is memorable nonetheless...Sibelius's... — More…
Phyllis Curtin (soprano), Nicholas Di Virgilio (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf
Although visually showing its age, the stereo sound on this broadcast of the American premiere of the War Requiem sounds remarkably fresh and vivid, and Leinsdorf is authoritative. — More…
Czech Chamber Orchestra, Josef Vlach
Fairfield Halls, Croydon, London, 20th December 1964
Peter Pears (tenor)
English Chamber Orchestra
from the very opening bars of the Mozart it's evident that the conductor is absolutely in control, delivering wonderfully instinctive melodic phrasing, and inspiring the English Chamber Orchestra... — More…
Peter Pears (tenor)
CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Peter Pears (tenor)
English Chamber Orchestra, The Aldeburgh Fesitval Singers, Benjamin Britten
it is a joy to see the two musicians in partnership. Britten sympathetically accompanying with the ECO...The 'bonus' is a real treat: Britten conducting excerpts from Gloriana...both chorus and... — More…
Recorded at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague, on January 13, 1966 (CD1), May 3, 1958 (CD2/1) and January 17, 1964 (CD2/2-13).
Naděžda Kniplová (soprano), Gerald English (tenor), John Cameron (baritone), Milada Šubrtová (soprano) & Věra Soukupová (alto), Beno Blachut (tenor)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, with Prague Philharmonic Choir & Kühn Children’s Chorus, Karel Ančerl
The Czech premiere of the War Requiem from 1966 is raw but urgent..Collectors will be pleased to encounter leading Czech singers Naděžda Kniplová and Beno Blachut among the soloists but this... — More…
Theodor Uppman (Billy), Peter Pears (Captain Vere), Frederick Dalberg (Claggart), Hervey Alan (Mr Redburn), Geraint Evans (Mr Flint), Michael Langdon (Mr Ratcliffe), Anthony Marlowe (Red Whiskers), Bryan Drake (Donald), Inia Te Wiata (Dansker), William McAlpine (Novice), David Tree (Squeak), Ronald...
Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano), Semyon Stuchevsky (piano), Alexander Korneev (flute), Olga Erdeli (harp), Rudolf Barshai (viola/direction), Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano), Leonid Kogan (violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Emil Gilels (piano), Rostislav Dubinsky (violin), Nina Barshai...
Barshai’s death five years ago robbed the world of an influential figure and inspiring musician: violist, conductor, administrator, powerhouse. Through the energy and devotion of his widow Elena... — More…