BBC Symphony Orchestra

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra has been the broadcaster's principal musical ensemble since 1930 and is highly regarded worldwide.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Pierre Boulez: Pli Selon Pli
1988 Pierre Boulez: Pli Selon Pli Erato
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Boulez: Rituel; Eclat; Multiples
1990 Boulez: Rituel; Eclat; Multiples Sony Classical
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
1990 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Virgin
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Elgar: Enigma Variations; Cockaigne; Introduction & Allegro; Serenade for String Orchestra
1991 Elgar: Enigma Variations; Cockaigne; Introduction & Allegro; Serenade for String Orchestra Teldec
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; In the South (Alassio)
1992 Elgar: Symphony No. 2; In the South (Alassio) Teldec
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Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder; 4 Orchestral Songs
1993 Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder; 4 Orchestral Songs Sony Music Distribution
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Robin Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra
1994 Robin Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra NMC
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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 8: Nikolai Medtner
1994 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 8: Nikolai Medtner Hyperion
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Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle
1994 Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle Sony Music Distribution
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Holst: The Planets; Egdon Heath
1994 Holst: The Planets; Egdon Heath Teldec
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Roger Smalley: Pulses
1994 Roger Smalley: Pulses NMC
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The Symphony: Beethoven, Brahms
1995 The Symphony: Beethoven, Brahms BBC Music Magazine
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 8
1996 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 8 Carlton / IMP BBC Radio Classics
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Michael Finnissy: Red Earth
1996 Michael Finnissy: Red Earth NMC
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Artur Schnabel: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
1996 Artur Schnabel: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 CP2
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William Wallace: Symphonic Poems
1996 William Wallace: Symphonic Poems Hyperion
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2; Prokofiev: Cantata
1996 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2; Prokofiev: Cantata BBC Music Magazine
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Korndorf: A New Heaven
1996 Korndorf: A New Heaven Sony Classical
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Richard Barrett: Vanity
1996 Richard Barrett: Vanity NMC
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Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem; Six Russian Folk Songs
1997 Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem; Six Russian Folk Songs NMC
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Gerhard: Symphony No. 3
1997 Gerhard: Symphony No. 3 Chandos
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Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
1997 Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus NMC
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Robert Saxton: The Circles of Light; Concerto for Orchestra; The Sentinel of the Rainbow; The Ring of Eternity
1997 Robert Saxton: The Circles of Light; Concerto for Orchestra; The Sentinel of the Rainbow; The Ring of Eternity EMI Music Distribution
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Lloyd: Symphony 4
1998 Lloyd: Symphony 4 NMC
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David Bedford: Alleluia Timpanis; Symphony No. 1; Recorder Concerto; Twelve Hours of Sunset
1998 David Bedford: Alleluia Timpanis; Symphony No. 1; Recorder Concerto; Twelve Hours of Sunset NMC
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Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Symphony in B minor "Polonia"
1998 Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Symphony in B minor "Polonia" Hyperion
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Edward Elgar: The Sketches fro Symphony No. 3 elaborated by Anthony Payne
1998 Edward Elgar: The Sketches fro Symphony No. 3 elaborated by Anthony Payne NMC
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Greatest Movie Themes of the Century
1998 Greatest Movie Themes of the Century GP Records
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Greatest Movie Themes of the Century
1999 Greatest Movie Themes of the Century Digimode Entertainment
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More Greatest Movie Themes of the Century
1999 More Greatest Movie Themes of the Century Digimode Entertainment
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Elliott Carter: Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"; Clarinet Concerto
1999 Elliott Carter: Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"; Clarinet Concerto Deutsche Grammophon
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John McCabe: Of Time and the River; Flute Concerto
1999 John McCabe: Of Time and the River; Flute Concerto Hyperion
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BBC Proms! - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
1999 BBC Proms! - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem BBC Music
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Magnus Lindberg: Aura; Engine
2000 Magnus Lindberg: Aura; Engine Deutsche Grammophon
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6; A Sea Symphony; The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis
2000 Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6; A Sea Symphony; The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis Teldec
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Copland: Billy the Kid
2000 Copland: Billy the Kid BBC Music Magazine
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James Dillon: Ignis Noster; Helle Nacht
2000 James Dillon: Ignis Noster; Helle Nacht Montaigne
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Mahler: Symphony No. 1
2000 Mahler: Symphony No. 1 BBC Music Magazine
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Howells: Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Penguinski
2001 Howells: Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Penguinski Chandos
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Themes and Variations: Variations by Nineteen British Composers
2001 Themes and Variations: Variations by Nineteen British Composers NMC
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David Matthews: In the Dark Time; Chaconne
2001 David Matthews: In the Dark Time; Chaconne NMC
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Veale, Britten: Violin Concertos
2001 Veale, Britten: Violin Concertos Chandos
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Bernstein: Jeremiah; The Age of Anxiety
2001 Bernstein: Jeremiah; The Age of Anxiety Chandos
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Michael Tippett: Ritual Dances; Fantasia Concertante; Concerto for Double String Orchestra
2001 Michael Tippett: Ritual Dances; Fantasia Concertante; Concerto for Double String Orchestra Apex
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Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge; Four Sea Interludes; Passacaglia
2001 Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge; Four Sea Interludes; Passacaglia Apex
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Sullivan: Te Deum (1872); Cello Concerto; Macbeth Overture
2001 Sullivan: Te Deum (1872); Cello Concerto; Macbeth Overture BBC Music Magazine
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Michel Camilo: Piano Concerto; Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp; Caribe
2002 Michel Camilo: Piano Concerto; Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp; Caribe Decca
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Vic Hoyland: In Transit; Vixen
2002 Vic Hoyland: In Transit; Vixen NMC
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Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Elegy for Strings; Sospiri
2002 Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Elegy for Strings; Sospiri Apex
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Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas Suite; McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan
2003 Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas Suite; McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan Chandos
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Love from a Stranger: Four British Film Scores
2004 Love from a Stranger: Four British Film Scores NMC / Nme
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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible
2004 Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible Warner Classics
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Bach: The Conductors' Transcriptions
2004 Bach: The Conductors' Transcriptions Chandos
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Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Pomp & Circumstance Marches; Enigma Variations
2005 Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Pomp & Circumstance Marches; Enigma Variations Warner Classics / Warner Music
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Julian Anderson: Alhambra Fantasy
2006 Julian Anderson: Alhambra Fantasy Ondine
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
2006 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Warner Music
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Mozart: Requiem; Symphony No. 36 "Linz"
2006 Mozart: Requiem; Symphony No. 36 "Linz" BBC Music Magazine
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Dvorák: Symphonies Nos 5, 6; Scherzo capriccioso; The Hero's Song
2006 Dvorák: Symphonies Nos 5, 6; Scherzo capriccioso; The Hero's Song Warner Classics
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John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur
2006 John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur
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Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007
2007 Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007 Deutsche Grammophon
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Haydn Variations
2008 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Haydn Variations Harmonia Mundi
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Vaughan-Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
2008 Vaughan-Williams: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 Teldec
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Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 'The Gothic'
2010 Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 'The Gothic' Testament
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Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
2010 Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 Chandos
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Lest We Forget: Poetry and Music of Remembrance
2010 Lest We Forget: Poetry and Music of Remembrance Teldec / Warner Bros.
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Strawinsky: Der Feuervogel
2010 Strawinsky: Der Feuervogel Sony Classical
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Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta
2011 Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta Chandos
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Robert Saxton: The Wandering Jew
2011 Robert Saxton: The Wandering Jew NMC
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De Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España
2011 De Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España Harmonia Mundi
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Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built; A Talisman; Doubles
2011 Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built; A Talisman; Doubles NMC
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Witold Lutoslawski: Vocal Works
2011 Witold Lutoslawski: Vocal Works Chandos
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Delius: Double Concerto; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto
2011 Delius: Double Concerto; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto Chandos
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
2011 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 ICA Classics
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Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
2012 Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell ICA Classics
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Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; Little Symphony
2012 Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; Little Symphony NMC
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Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time
2012 Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time Decca
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Josef Suk: Prague; Summers Tale
2012 Josef Suk: Prague; Summers Tale Chandos
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Elgar: Enigma Theme & Variations
2012 Elgar: Enigma Theme & Variations K-Tel
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British Clarinet Concertos: Stanford, Finzi, Arnold
2012 British Clarinet Concertos: Stanford, Finzi, Arnold Chandos
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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
2012 Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 Chandos
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Elgar Essentials
2012 Elgar Essentials Warner Classics
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Lowell Liebermann: Revelry
2012 Lowell Liebermann: Revelry Albany Music Distribution
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Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 "Symphonie Concertante"; Concerto Overture
2013 Karol Symanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 "Symphonie Concertante"; Concerto Overture Chandos
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Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4
2013 Witold Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 Chandos
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Bent Sorensen: La Notte
2013 Bent Sorensen: La Notte Dacapo
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Sir Malcolm Sargent: An Evening at the Proms
2013 Sir Malcolm Sargent: An Evening at the Proms Guild Historical
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Schumann, Dvorák: Piano Concertos
2013 Schumann, Dvorák: Piano Concertos Naïve
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Matthew Taylor: Symphony No. 2; Viola Concerto
2013 Matthew Taylor: Symphony No. 2; Viola Concerto Toccata Classics
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture & Venusberg Music
2013 Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture & Venusberg Music ICA Classics
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture
2013 Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture ICA Classics
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Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto
2014 Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto Chandos
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Karol Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 "The Song of the Night"; Love Songs of Hafiz
2014 Karol Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 "The Song of the Night"; Love Songs of Hafiz Chandos
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5; Pohjola's Daughter
2014 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 5; Pohjola's Daughter Guild
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Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
2015 Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten Chandos
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Havergal Brian: The Tigers
2015 Havergal Brian: The Tigers Testament
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Tristan Murail: Le Partage des eaux; Contes cruels; Sillages
2015 Tristan Murail: Le Partage des eaux; Contes cruels; Sillages Aeon
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Grieg: Piano Concerto; Lyric Pieces
2015 Grieg: Piano Concerto; Lyric Pieces Harmonia Mundi
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Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn for Apollo
2015 Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn for Apollo Chandos
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Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna
2015 Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna Deutsche Grammophon
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Smetana: Dalibor
2015 Smetana: Dalibor Onyx / Onyx Classics
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Chagrin: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
2016 Chagrin: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
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British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 2: Britten, Mathias, Finzi, Cooke
2016 British Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 2: Britten, Mathias, Finzi, Cooke Chandos
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Arnold Cooke: Symphony No. 4 in E flat; Symphony No. 5 in G
2016 Arnold Cooke: Symphony No. 4 in E flat; Symphony No. 5 in G Lyrita
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Leoncavallo: Zazà
2016 Leoncavallo: Zazà Opera Rara
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Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette
2016 Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette Chandos
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Better Angels
2016 Better Angels Champs Hill Records
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Discoveries
2016 Ralph Vaughan Williams: Discoveries Albion
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Berio: Sinfonia; Mahler/Berio: 10 Fruhe Lieder
2016 Berio: Sinfonia; Mahler/Berio: 10 Fruhe Lieder Harmonia Mundi
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Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen: Incontri
2016 Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen: Incontri Dacapo
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Roy Harris, John Adams: Violin Concertos
2016 Roy Harris, John Adams: Violin Concertos Signum Classics
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A Violin for All Seasons
2016 A Violin for All Seasons Chandos
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Szymanowski, Karlowicz: Violin Concertos
2017 Szymanowski, Karlowicz: Violin Concertos Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (1920 Version)
2017 Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (1920 Version) Hyperion
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Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Debussy
2017 Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Debussy ICA Classics
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British Violin Concertos
2017 British Violin Concertos Naxos
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Elgar, Bruch: Violin Concertos
2018 Elgar, Bruch: Violin Concertos Avie
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Sir Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes; Introduction and Allegro; God Save the Queen
2018 Sir Arthur Bliss: The Beatitudes; Introduction and Allegro; God Save the Queen Chandos
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Lutoslawski: Vocal and Orchestral Works
2018 Lutoslawski: Vocal and Orchestral Works Chandos
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Rubbra: Symphony No. 2, Op. 34; Symphony No. 4, Op. 53
2018 Rubbra: Symphony No. 2, Op. 34; Symphony No. 4, Op. 53 Somm
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, "Eroica"
2018 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, "Eroica" Warner Classics
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Schmitt: Suites from "Antoine et Cléopâtre"; Symphony No. 2
2018 Schmitt: Suites from "Antoine et Cléopâtre"; Symphony No. 2 Chandos
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Brian Ferneyhough: La Terre Est un Homme
2018 Brian Ferneyhough: La Terre Est un Homme NMC
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Walton: Viola Concerto; Partita for Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra
2018 Walton: Viola Concerto; Partita for Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra Chandos
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Serenade for Strings
2018 Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Serenade for Strings Chandos
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John Adams: Doctor Atomic
2018 John Adams: Doctor Atomic Nonesuch
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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
2018 Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony Hyperion
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Julian Anderson: Heaven is Shy of Earth; The Comedy of Change
2018 Julian Anderson: Heaven is Shy of Earth; The Comedy of Change Ondine
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Mahler, Wagner, Haydn, Brahms
2018 Mahler, Wagner, Haydn, Brahms ICA Classics
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Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England
2018 Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England Chandos
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Tchaikovsky Treasures: Violin Concerto; Fantasies from Swan Lake and Eugene Onegin
2019 Tchaikovsky Treasures: Violin Concerto; Fantasies from Swan Lake and Eugene Onegin PentaTone Classics
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Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite; Spring Song; Suite from Belshazzar's Feast
2019 Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite; Spring Song; Suite from Belshazzar's Feast Chandos
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Hans Werner Henze: Heliogabalus imperator - Works for Orchestra
2019 Hans Werner Henze: Heliogabalus imperator - Works for Orchestra Wergo
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Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Symphony No. 3 "Pastoral"
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Symphony No. 3 "Pastoral" BBC Music Magazine
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Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert
Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert IMP Classics
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Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Don Juan; Mozart: Symphony No. 3 & Others
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Don Juan; Mozart: Symphony No. 3 & Others Guild / Guild Historical
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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Piano Concerto No. 22; Symphony No. 40
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Piano Concerto No. 22; Symphony No. 40 Radio Classics
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Panufnik: Symphony No. 9; Bassoon Concerto
Panufnik: Symphony No. 9; Bassoon Concerto Heritage
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Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust; Dvorák: Te Deum
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust; Dvorák: Te Deum Cameo Classics
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Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time Decca
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Mahler: Symphonie No. 5
Mahler: Symphonie No. 5 Nuova Era
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Debussy: Jeux;  Berg: Trois Pièces
Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Debussy: Jeux; Berg: Trois Pièces Originals
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Mahler: Sinfonia No. 5 in Do diesis minore
Mahler: Sinfonia No. 5 in Do diesis minore Hunt Productions
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Mahler: Sinfonia No. 9 in Re Maggiore; Sinfonia No. 5 in Do diesis minore
Mahler: Sinfonia No. 9 in Re Maggiore; Sinfonia No. 5 in Do diesis minore Arkadia
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Josef Suk: Ripening; Symphony No. 1
Josef Suk: Ripening; Symphony No. 1 Chandos
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Chabrier, Franck, Grétry, Lalo, Méhul, Saint-Saëns, Delius, Balakirev, Strauss
Chabrier, Franck, Grétry, Lalo, Méhul, Saint-Saëns, Delius, Balakirev, Strauss ICA Classics
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The British Line: A Celebration of British Music
The British Line: A Celebration of British Music Warner Classics
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress Albion
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Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 As Disc
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Walton: Henry the Fifth; Belshazzar's Feast
Walton: Henry the Fifth; Belshazzar's Feast IMP BBC Radio Classics
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BBC Legends: Great Recordings from the Archive
BBC Legends: Great Recordings from the Archive ICA Classics
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