DISCOVERING THE CLASSICS: Pride and Patriotism

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Third volume in the “Discovering The Classics” series, which was to run for 20 editions.

3CD Set
Released January 1997

Cat No.: RDCD1661-3 (RDC93331-3)
RD Code: PAP-003
Series Code: 520
Compilation by M Moritz - Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued as a 2CD series in 2002)

1       BELOVED HOMELAND

1 Triumphal March from ‘Aïda' (Verdi) The National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Charles Gerhardt
2 Procession Of The Nobles from 'Mlada' (Rimsky Korsakov) The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Richard Hayman
3 Rienzi Overture (Wagner) Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by Massimo Freccia
4 Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (Beethoven) The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
5 Slavonic Dance No. 4 In F, Op. 46 (Dvorák) The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zdenék Košler
6 Prince Igor March (Borodin) The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
7 Charge And Battle from The film 'Henry V' (Walton) The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Charles Gerhardt
8 Touch Her Soft Lips And Part from The film 'Henry V' (Walton) The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Charles Gerhardt
9 Agincourt Song from The film 'Henry V' (Walton) The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 Halcyon Days from 'The Three Elizabeths' Suite (Coates) The East Of England Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Nabarro
11 William Tell Overture (Rossini) The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt

2       HERITAGE AND HISTORY

1 Finlandia (Sibelius) The London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
2 Swedish Rhapsody (Alfvén) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
3 Norwegian Dance No. 4 (Grieg) The London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
4 Romanian Rhapsody, Op. 11, No. 2 (Enescu) The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Jean
5 From Bohemia's Woods And Fields from 'Má Vlast' (Smetana) The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice) conducted by Antoni Wit
6 Sunrise from 'Grand Canyon' Suite (Grofé) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hill Bowen
7 Patrie Overture (Bizet) Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México conducted by Enrique Bátiz

3       POMP AND CIRCUMASTANCE

1 Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1 (Land Of Hope And Glory) (Elgar) The London Philharmonic Choir and The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Alldis
2 Homage March (Grieg) The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin
3 Pines Of The Appian Way from 'The Pines of Rome' (Respighi) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Kempe
4 Grande Symphonie Funebre Et Triomphale: Apothéose (Berlioz) The Leeds Festival Chorus and The Wallace Collection conducted by John Wallace
5 Coronation March from 'The Prophet' (Meyerbeer) The RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra conducted by René Leibowitz
6 Pomp And Circumstance March No. 2 (Elgar) The English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton
7 Music For The Royal Fireworks No. 1: Overture (Handel) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
8 Music For The Royal Fireworks No. 4: La Réjouissance (Handel) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
9 Music For The Royal Fireworks No. 5: Minuet And Trio (Handel) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
10 March Of The Bowmen from 'Robin Hood' Suite (Curzon) The East of England Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Nabarro
11 La Marseillaise (De Lisle) The Leeds Festival Chorus and The Wallace Collection conducted by John Wallace
12 1812 Overture Finale (Tchaikovsky) The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt

DISCOVERING THE CLASSICS: Classics For Eternity

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Second volume in the “Discovering The Classics” series, which was to run for 20 editions.

3CD Set
Released October 1996

Cat No.: RDCD1641-3 (RDC93311-3)
RD Code: CFE-002
Series Code: 520
Compilation by M Moritz - Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued as a 2CD series in 2002)


1       Great Music of Inspiration

1 Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach) National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Charles Gerhardt
2 Ave Maria (Bach, arr. Gounod) Marietta Midgley, Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 The Lord's My Shepherd (Trad., arr. Grant) Seaford College Chapel Choir conducted by Philip Hill
4 Air On The G String (Bach) National Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble conducted by Charles Gerhardt
5 Sleepers Wake! from 'Cantata No. 140' (Bach) Franz Lehrndorfer at the Tegernsee St Quirin Church Organ
6 Panis Angelicus (Franck) New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by René Leibowitz
7 Hear My Prayer – O For The Wings Of A Dove (Mendelssohn) Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, directed by Francis Grier
8 Largo from 'Xerxes' (Handel) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
9 Ave Maria (Schubert) Clare Henry, Mezzo-Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 Abide With Me (Trad., arr. Hill, Bell) Seaford College Chapel Choir directed by Philip Hill
11 Nimrod from 'Enigma Variations' (Elgar) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
12 How Lovely Are Thy Dwelling Places from 'A German Requiem' (Brahms) Slovak Philharmonic Choir with the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) conducted by Alexander Rahbari
13 Miserere Mei, Deus (Allegri) Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by Martin Neary

2       Tranquillity and Reflection

1 Be Still My Soul from 'Finlandia' (Sibelius, arr. McCarthy) John McCarthy Chorus with William Davies, Organ
2 Ave Verum Corpus, K618 (Mozart) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 Chorale From 'St Matthew Passion' (Bach) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
4 We Sit In Tears from 'St Matthew Passion' (Bach) Hungarian Festival Choir with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Géza Oberfrank
5 Praise The Lord from 'Solemn Vespers', K339 (Mozart) Kate Hurney, Soprano, and the Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
6 Sanctus from 'Requiem', Op. 48 (Fauré) Oxford Camerata and Schola Cantorum of Oxford conducted by Jeremy Summerly
7 Pie Jesu from 'Requiem', Op.48 (Fauré) Lisa Beckley, Soprano, with the Oxford Camerata conducted by Jeremy Summerly
8 I Waited For The Lord from 'The Hymn of Praise' (Mendelssohn) Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by Martin Neary
9 Blessed Are They That Mourn from 'A German Requiem', Op. 45 (Brahms) Miriam Gauci, Soprano, and Eduard Tumagian, Baritone, with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir and the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Rahbari
10 Cantique De Jean Racine, Op. 11 (Fauré) Schola Cantorum of Oxford with the Oxford Camerata conducted by Jeremy Summerly
11 Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 – 2nd Movement (Górecki) Zofia Kilanowicz, Soprano, with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice) conducted by Antoni Wit


3       Triumph and Majesty

1 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light from 'Christmas Oratorio' (Bach) William Davis, Organ, with the Westminster Brass Ensemble
2 Let The Bright Seraphim from 'Samson' (Handel) Helen Field, Soprano, and John Wallace, Trumpet, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Simon Wright
3 Magnificat from 'Magnificat In D', BWV243 (Bach) Schola Cantorum of Oxford directed by Jeremy Summerly with the Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Ward
4 Gloria In Excelsis Deo from 'Gloria In D', RV589 (Vivaldi) Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Hanover Band directed by Stephen Darlington
5 Laudamus Te from 'Gloria In D', RV589 (Vivaldi) Patrizia Kwella, Soprano, and Elizabeth Priday, Soprano, with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Hanover Band directed by Stephen Darlington
6 Trumpet Tune And Air (Purcell) Bob Farley, Trumpet, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
7 Coronation Anthem from ‘Zadok The Priest’ (Handel, arr. Rogers, Martin) London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra conducted by John Alldis
8 Rex Tremendae Majestatis from 'Requiem In D Minor', K626 (Mozart, arr. Süssmayr) Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Zdenék Košler
9 Gloria from 'Coronation Mass In C', K317 (Mozart) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 Toccata In F from Organ Symphony No. 5 (Widor) Virgil Fox at the Royal Albert Hall Organ
11 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God from 'Cantata No. 80' (Bach) Hungarian Radio Chorus and the Failoni Chamber Orchestra (Budapest) conducted by Mátyás Antál
12 Allelujah From 'Exsultate, Jubilate' (Mozart) Kate Hurney, Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
13 Holy City (Adams) Jean Allister, Mezzo-Soprano, and the John McCarthy Chorus with William Davies, Organ
14 Hallelujah Chorus from 'Messiah' (Handel) London Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard
15 Carillon De Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6 (Vierne) Andrew Lucas at the St Paul's Cathedral Organ
16 Jerusalem (Parry, arr. Sargent) Royal Choral Society and the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss

DISCOVERING THE CLASSICS: 300 Years Of Glorious Music

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First volume in the “Discovering The Classics” series, which was to run for 20 editions.

3CD Set
Released August 1996

Cat No.: RDCD1621-3 (RDC93291-3)
RD Code: YGM-001
Series Code: 520
Compilation by M Moritz - Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued as a 2CD series in 2002)


1       The Age of Elegance

1 Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 (Bach) Franz Lehrndorfer at the Munich Cathedral Organ
2 Winter from 'The Four Seasons' (Vivaldi) José Luis Garcia, Violin, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin
3 Minuet (Boccherini) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
4 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G, BWV 1048 (Bach) Württemberg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jörg Faerber
5 Excerpts from 'The Water Music' (Handel, arr. Baines) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
6 Symphony No. 94 In G (Surprise) (Haydn) Capella Istropolitana conducted by Barry Wordsworth
7 Symphony No. 40 In G Minor, K550 – 1st Movement (Mozart) Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hartmut Haenchen
8 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – 1st Movement (Mozart) London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt

2       The Age of Romance

1 Symphony No. 6 In F, Op. 68 (Pastoral) – 1st Movement (Beethoven) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by René Leibowitz
2 Entr'Acte No. 1 from 'Rosamunde' (Schubert) London Promenade Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 Polonaise No. 6 In A Flat, Op. 53 ('Heroic') (Chopin) Earl Wild, Piano
4 Symphony No. 1 In C Minor – 2nd Movement (Brahms) London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein
5 Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Mendelssohn) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
6 Grand Waltz from 'Swan Lake', Op. 20 (Tchaikovsky) London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia
7 Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 – 1st Movement (Grieg) Earl Wild, Piano, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by René Leibowitz
8 Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 (Strauss II) Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein

3       The Age of Inspiration

1 Mars – The Bringer Of War (Holst) Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by William Boughton
2 Fêtes from 'Nocturnes' (Debussy) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Georges Pretre
3 Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85 – 1st Movement (Elgar) Maria Kliegel, Cello, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Halasz
4 Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27 – 2nd Movement (Rachmaninov) BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka
5 Cuban Overture (Gershwin) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
6 Polka from 'The Age Of Gold' (Shostakovich) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
7 Popular Song from 'Façade' (Walton) Sinfonia of London conducted by Charles Gerhardt
8 Three Dances from 'Fancy Free' (Bernstein) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
9 Simple Gifts from 'Appalachian Spring' (Copland) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 The Little Train Of The Brazilian Countryman (Villa Lobos) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
11 Finale from 'The Firebird' (Stravinsky) Orchestra Filarmonica Di Roma conducted by Massimo Freccia

 

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