Classical, Romantic and Orchestral

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A concert program of full-length orchestral works (including symphonies, concertos and non-operatic choral/vocal items) selected from several centuries of the world’s fine music.



18th February

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11th February

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  • Bliss: Miracle in the Gorbals. New Philharmonia Orch./Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola & Orchestra. Frederick Riddale, vla., Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman del Mar
  • Finzi: Let us garlands bring, Op.18. John Carol Case, bar., New Philharmonia Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Moeran" Symphony in G minor. New Philharmonia Orch/Slr Adrian Boult. (leader, Desmond Bradley)

  • 4th February

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  • Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43, excerpts. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Haydn: Piano Concerto in G, Hob.XVIII:4. Hae-won Chang, pno., Camerata Cassovia/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Sarah Walker, m-sop., Patrick Power, ten., Petteri Salomaa, bass, LCP, Schutz Choir of London/Sir Roger Norrington.

  • 28th January

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  • Sibelius: En Saga, Op.9. Vienna PO/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Tubin: Violin Concerto No.2. Gustavo Garcia, vln., Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Nielsen: The Sleep, FS33. Danish National Radio Choir, Danish RSO/Leif Segerstam.
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100. Berlin PO/Seiji Ozawa.

  • 21st January

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  • Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No.4 in A minor. (The Fisherman of Loch Neagh and what he saw). Ulster Orch./VernonHandley
  • Walton: Sinfonia concertante Phyllis Sellick, pno., City of Birmingham SO/Sir William Walton
  • Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony. Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley
  • Hadley: The Hills. Soloists, Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, London PO/Sir Philip Ledger

  • 14th January

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  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. Columbia SO/Bruno Walter.
  • Schoeck: Violin Concerto in B flat, "Quasi una fantasia", Op.21. Bettina Boller, vln., Swiss Youth SO/Andreas Delfs.
  • R Strauss: Orchestral Songs. Jessye Norman, sop., Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.73. Berlin PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 7th January

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  • Williamson: Our Man in Havana Suite. Iceland S0/Rumon Gamba
  • Bainton: Concerto Fantasia. Margaret Fingerhut, pno., BBC PO/Paul Daniel.
  • Clifford: A Kentsh Suite. BBC Philharmnic. MArtyn Babins
  • Spiers: Divertimento for Strings. Queensland SO/Vladimir Ponkin.

  • 31st December

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  • Includ1ng. Glazunov: Raymonda , Op.57. Moscow SO/Alexander Anissimov.

  • 24th December

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  • Finzi: In terra pax. Roderick Williams, bar., Cityof London Choir, Bournemouth SO/Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Rubbra: Violin Concerto, Op.103. Carl Pini, vln., Melbourne SO/David Measham.
  • Vaughan Williams: Hodie: A Christmas cantata. Robert Tear, ten., Stephen Roberts, bass, Elizabeth Gale, m-sop., London SO, London Symphony Chorus, St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London/Richard Hickox.