Lawrence Foster

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Maestro Foster is active on both sides of the Atlantic, with a versatility that ranges from opera to concertos, Classical to contemporary.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue/Concerto In F For Piano And Orchestra/An American In Paris
1983 George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue/Concerto In F For Piano And Orchestra/An American In Paris Erato
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Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
1984 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy EMI Music Distribution
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Enesco: Symphony Concertante pour Violoncello; Suite No. 3 "Villageoise"
1987 Enesco: Symphony Concertante pour Violoncello; Suite No. 3 "Villageoise" Erato
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Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op. 54; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21
1987 Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op. 54; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 Carlton Classics
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Busoni: Concert Piece in D minor; Raff: Concert Piece in G major; Piano Concerto in C minor
1988 Busoni: Concert Piece in D minor; Raff: Concert Piece in G major; Piano Concerto in C minor Claves
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George Enescu: Oedipe
1990 George Enescu: Oedipe EMI Music Distribution
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Dukas: Symphony in C Major; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande
1991 Dukas: Symphony in C Major; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Claves
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía para un gentilhombre; Vivaldi: Concerto for guitar & strings
1991 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía para un gentilhombre; Vivaldi: Concerto for guitar & strings Virgin Classics
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Wieniawski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Sarasate: Ziguenerweiser
1992 Wieniawski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Sarasate: Ziguenerweiser Deutsche Grammophon
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Jessye Norman at Notre Dame
1992 Jessye Norman at Notre Dame Philips
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Airs d'Opérettes
1992 Airs d'Opérettes EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution
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Famous Romances And Adagios
1992 Famous Romances And Adagios Erato
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Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am Op54; Chopin: Concerto for piano in Fm
1993 Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am Op54; Chopin: Concerto for piano in Fm RPO
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Duos D'Operettes
1994 Duos D'Operettes EMI Music Distribution
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Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5
1994 Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 Claves
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Recital: Marilyn Horne
1995 Recital: Marilyn Horne Erato
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Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor; Sauer: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
1995 Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor; Sauer: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Hyperion
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
1995 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Virgin
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À la carte
1996 À la carte EMI Music Distribution
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Dohnanyi: Violin Concerto No. 2; Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
1996 Dohnanyi: Violin Concerto No. 2; Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Koch International Classics
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Album 1996 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
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Luigi Cherubini: Overtures
1996 Luigi Cherubini: Overtures Claves
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Mendelssohn: Piano Concerti Nos. 1 & 2; Capriccio Brillant; Rondo Brillant
1997 Mendelssohn: Piano Concerti Nos. 1 & 2; Capriccio Brillant; Rondo Brillant Hyperion
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Paul McCartney's Standing Stone
1997 Paul McCartney's Standing Stone Angel Records / EMI Music Distribution
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Casals: El Pessebre
1997 Casals: El Pessebre Auvidis
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Weber Overtures
1997 Weber Overtures Claves
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Franz Waxman: Goyana; Carmen Fantasie; Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1; Introduction and Scherzo; Auld Lange Syne Variations
1998 Franz Waxman: Goyana; Carmen Fantasie; Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1; Introduction and Scherzo; Auld Lange Syne Variations Koch International Classics
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George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2; Poème roumain; Symphonie concertante; 3 Suites for Orchestra
1998 George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2; Poème roumain; Symphonie concertante; 3 Suites for Orchestra Teldec
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Catalan Concertos
1998 Catalan Concertos Claves
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Franz Waxman: The Song of Terezin; Eric Zeisl: Requiem Ebraico
1999 Franz Waxman: The Song of Terezin; Eric Zeisl: Requiem Ebraico London
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Roberto Gerhard 7: Harpsichord Concerto; Nonet; Concerto for Piano and Strings
1999 Roberto Gerhard 7: Harpsichord Concerto; Nonet; Concerto for Piano and Strings Auvidis
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Georges Enesco: Symphonie de chambre Op. 33; Intermèdes pour cordes Op. 12; Dixtuor Op. 14
1999 Georges Enesco: Symphonie de chambre Op. 33; Intermèdes pour cordes Op. 12; Dixtuor Op. 14 Claves
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Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 6
1999 Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 6 Claves
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Working Classical: Orchestral and Chamber Music by Paul McCartney
1999 Working Classical: Orchestral and Chamber Music by Paul McCartney Angel Records / EMI Music Distribution
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Carl Nielsen: Violin Concerto; Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
2001 Carl Nielsen: Violin Concerto; Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 EMI Music Distribution
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Stravinsky & Berg: Violin Concerti
2002 Stravinsky & Berg: Violin Concerti Koch
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Camille Saint-Saëns: The Three Violin Concertos
2003 Camille Saint-Saëns: The Three Violin Concertos Claves
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The French Album
2003 The French Album EMI Music Distribution
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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Piano Concerto; An American in Paris
2003 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Piano Concerto; An American in Paris Apex
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Max D'Ollone: Le Ménétrier; Lamento; Fantaisie; Andante et scherzo
2003 Max D'Ollone: Le Ménétrier; Lamento; Fantaisie; Andante et scherzo Claves
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Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy; Fantasy, Introduction et Tarentelle; Zigeunerweisen
2004 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy; Fantasy, Introduction et Tarentelle; Zigeunerweisen EMI Classics
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
2005 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Erato / Virgin Classics
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Berühmte Celloromanzen
2006 Berühmte Celloromanzen Eurodisc
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Album 2008 Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3; Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 Decca
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Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Spring" & 2
2008 Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Spring" & 2 PentaTone Classics
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Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos
2008 Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos Pentatone Classics
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Enescu: String Octet; Violin Sonata No. 3
2009 Enescu: String Octet; Violin Sonata No. 3 Erato / Virgin Classics
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23
2009 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23 Accord
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Schumann: Symphonies 3 & 4
2009 Schumann: Symphonies 3 & 4 PentaTone Classics
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Bartók: First Rhapsodie; Kodály: Dances from Galanta; Ligeti: Romanian Concerto
2010 Bartók: First Rhapsodie; Kodály: Dances from Galanta; Ligeti: Romanian Concerto PentaTone Classics
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Salieri: Requiem
2010 Salieri: Requiem PentaTone Classics
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Edward Grieg: Piano Concerto Op. 16; Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18
2011 Edward Grieg: Piano Concerto Op. 16; Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 PentaTone Classics
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Enescu: Three Symphonies; Violin Sonata No. 3
2012 Enescu: Three Symphonies; Violin Sonata No. 3 EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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Walton: Troilus and Cressida
2012 Walton: Troilus and Cressida EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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Max Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D; Ernest Chausson: Poème
2013 Max Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D; Ernest Chausson: Poème PentaTone Classics
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Gordon Getty: Usher House
2013 Gordon Getty: Usher House PentaTone Classics
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Ravel:  Piano Concertos; Falla: Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
2014 Ravel: Piano Concertos; Falla: Nights In The Gardens Of Spain Decca
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Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Zigeunerbaron
2016 Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Zigeunerbaron Pentatone / PentaTone Classics
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Verdi: Otello
2017 Verdi: Otello Pentatone
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Mephistopheles and Other Bad Guys
2018 Mephistopheles and Other Bad Guys Pentatone
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Richard Strauss: Aber der Richtige ...
2018 Richard Strauss: Aber der Richtige ... PentaTone Classics
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Johann Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus
2018 Johann Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus PentaTone Classics
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Schubert: Early Symphonies and Stage Music
2019 Schubert: Early Symphonies and Stage Music PentaTone Classics
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Album W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 9 & 23 Sony Classical
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Vincent d'Indy: L'Étranger
Vincent d'Indy: L'Étranger Universal
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Viu la Música, Viu l'Orquestra
Viu la Música, Viu l'Orquestra Obc
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Symphonic Poems by James Forsyth Based on Franz Waxman's "The Spirit of St. Louis" and "Ruth"
Symphonic Poems by James Forsyth Based on Franz Waxman's "The Spirit of St. Louis" and "Ruth" Capriccio Records
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Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 5 & 7
Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 5 & 7 Brilliant
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Mendelssohn: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1 & 2
Mendelssohn: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1 & 2 Erato
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Lalo: Symphony Espagnole; Manen: Concierto Espagnol
Lalo: Symphony Espagnole; Manen: Concierto Espagnol Koch
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Beethoven: Simfonia No. 1
Beethoven: Simfonia No. 1 Obc
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