One of the finest and most charismatic tenors on the international classical music scene, Rolando Villazon’s many best-selling recordings have covered an extraordinary range of musical styles from his great opera roles to the Baroque, Mexican favourites and popular song. For his new solo album, Rolando brings his lustrous Latin timbre to the rarely recorded concert arias of Mozart. He is joined by ‘Britain’s Finest Orchestra’ [The Arts Desk], the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano.
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded on 25-26 September 1999 at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the London Symphony Orchestra, and released on 8 February, 2000 on Spitfire records. The album was a project started in 1999 by keyboardist Jon Lord, who sought to recreate the band's innovative 1969 album, Concerto for Group and Orchestra, of which the original score was lost. With the help of Marco de Goeij, a fan who was also a musicologist and composer, the two painstakingly recreated the lost score…
While they are popular with clarinetists and some fans of early Romantic music, the three clarinet concertos by Bernhard Henrik Crusell have yet to achieve widespread acclaim outside this small circle of devotees. Conservative in style, predictable in form, and rather limited in expression, Crusell's extant concertos are engaging showpieces for virtuosos, with an agreeable blend of flashy techniques in the Allegros and pretty lyricism in the slow movements, but little more than that.
In this first volume of Alexander Scriabin's symphonies on the LSO Live label, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra begin in media res with the Symphony No. 3, "Le Divin Poème," and the Le Poème de l'extase, which is unofficially counted as the Symphony No. 4. These works date from Scriabin's middle period (ca. 1902-1908), which marks a transition from his youthful Romantic phase to his final visionary works. The Symphony No. 3 reflects a lingering attachment to the symphonic conventions which influenced Scriabin's first two symphonies, particularly in its three-movement structure and relatively clear tonal scheme, though it already hints at the organic development and greater harmonic complexity of the single-movement Le Poème de l'extase, which strains the boundaries of form and key. These effusive works demand a calculated control that may seem at odds with their volatile and languorous expressions, though Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra deliver the music with rhythmic precision and focused tone colors to bring across Scriabin's kaleidoscopic soundworld with brilliance.
Reissue of a classic, historic and still the best recording of the complete 6 symphonies by Carlos Chávez by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eduardo Mata. Chávez is the most important “classical” composer of his native Mexico. He was the first national composer to embrace the classical symphonic form, infusing it with elements of Mexican folk music and dances: festive, vibrant and exhilarating! Eduardo Mata is a true master in this repertoire, and his recording with the London Symphony Orchestra still sounds as fresh and exciting as in its recording year 1981.
REPRINT (2nd EDITION) Comprising all previously unreleased recordings, this four-CD set presents classic, headline-generating performances by the London Symphony Orchestra with conductor Karl Böhm at the Salzburg Festival. Dating from 1973 to 1977, the recordings also feature pianist Emil Gilels (in the Schumann Piano Concerto) and violinist Henryk Szeryng (in a concerto once attributed to Mozart). A veritable symbol of Central European values, Böhm leads the LSO in Mozart's Symphonies No. 28 and No. 35 ("Haffner"), Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Schumann's Symphony No. 4 and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. The four-disc set is sold for the price of three, with the Richard Strauss tone poem Death and Transfiguration coming on a bonus CD. The Austrian Radio (ORF) stereo tapes were digitally mastered by Ton Eichinger Studio in Vienna. Illustrated with photos from the LSO archive, the 96-page booklet features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Tim Page and an essay by notable British critic/author Richard Osborne, as well as artist bios from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. REPRINTED COPIES INCLUDE: Attractive, informative and protective slipcase Improved book layout Additional photographs with expansive captions Same high-quality audio production
The main work here is the Mass in C minor KV 427. It seems to have been written by Mozart as a vow to God that he would compose in gratitude a huge Mass should his fiancée Constance Weber recover from serious illness. Providence having seemingly fulfilled all the necessary requirements Mozart proceeded to keep his promise and commenced work on the score early in 1783. For some mysterious reason Mozart broke the promise failing to complete the Mass and writing only the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Benedictus and parts of the Credo and the Et Incarnatus est. Incomplete though it is, the ‘Great’ C minor Mass is considered a masterwork.