BBC Concert Orchestra

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Founded in 1952 as a radio orchestra for performances of light and popular classics, the BBC Concert Orchestra has become one of Britain's leading orchestras, performing in concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew out of Stanford Robinson's BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson remained as guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was named permanent conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the following year and Charles Mackerras was Read more appointed to the position in March, 1954. In 1956, Vilem Tausky was named principal conductor, a position he held for ten years. Tausky's successors included Marcus Dods (1966 - 1970), Ashley Lawrence (1970 - 1989), and Barry Wordsworth (from 1989). The orchestra has performed on the radio program "Friday Night Is Music Night" every week since 1953. For live performances, in 1972, the orchestra relocated from the Camden Theatre to its new home at the Hippodrome in North London. The orchestra also performs at the Royal Festival Hall in London and in regular tours throughout Britain, Europe, the United States, and the Far East. Its repertoire ranges from recording film music and accompanying pop singers to performing opera and symphonic works. Read less

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Founded in 1952 as a radio orchestra for performances of light and popular classics, the BBC Concert Orchestra has become one of Britain's leading orchestras, performing in concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew out of Stanford Robinson's BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson remained as guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was named permanent conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the following year and Charles Mackerras was Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Act 1: Overture
Act 1: Shanty
Act 1: Welcome Home
Act 1: Oh, What's the News?
Act 1: Dramatic Air In Favour of Clemency
Act 1: Farewell to Life
Act 1: Barratry, Arson, Rape and Slaughter
Act 1: Ranzo
Act 1: A'Sleuthing We Will Go
Act 1: The Hills of Home
Act 1: The Kingdom of the Heart
Act 1: How many the Innocent Joys of Jamaica
Act 1: The Myrtle Tree
Act 1: Sunset
Act 1: In Praise of Boating & Finale
Act 2: Hymn in General Support of Morality
Act 2: My Obsession is Oppression
Act 2: Sweet William
Act 2: Jamaica is the Island
Act 2: Romance and Richard the Dago
Act 2: Horror! Distraction!
Act 2: What May We Do?
Act 2: Love the Gaoler
Act 2: Ensemble
Act 2: Fiddle and Fife and Drum
Act 2: Hymen! Swift Prepare My Throne
Act 2: My Heart Lies Drowned
Act 2: The Britisher Wins Through
Act 2: The Proposal
Act 2: S'Body, Who's Here?
Act 2: The Explanatory Air & Finale
I. Lento maestoso - Doppio movimento - L'istesso tempo (tranquillo) - Poco meno mosso
II. Allegro scherzando - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
III. Adagio mesto e sostenuto - Poco piu mosso - Tempo I
IV. Allegro vivace
No. 1. Goddess
No. 2. Stepping Out
I. Meditation: SLow and thoughtful - A little faster -
II. Intermezzo: Not too fast, menacing -
III. Toccata-Scherzo: Fast and rhythmic - A little faster, with energy - Tempo I - Faster
IV. Song: Tempo I. Quite slowly, peacefully - A little faster - Moving forward - Still moving forward
I. Angels in our Fields
II. O Sanctissima
III. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
IV. O Come, Little Children
V. Coventry Carol
VI. Patapan
I. The Irish Washerwoman
II. The Minstrel Boy
III. The Rakes of Mallow
IV. The Wearing of the Green
V. The Last Rose of Summer
VI. The Girl I Left Behind Me
I. Fanfare
II. Convoy in Fog
III. Attack
IV. Safe Convoy
V. March
I. Main titles and opening scene
II. Anna and Vronsky's first meeting
III. Anna and Vronsky on the train
IV. Seance scene
V. Anna and Vronsky discovered
VI. Anna's garden
VII. Anna's illness
VIII. Anna and Vronsky in Venice (Forlana)
IX. Anna and Vronsky part acrimoniously
X. Finale
I. Main Titles
II. The Concert
III. Bicycle Ride
IV. Drowning Scene
V. Seance Waltz
VI. Resolutions and Finale


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