Barry Wordsworth

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Country: England  
Barry Wordsworth is a leading British conductor, strongly associated with ballet. His first involvement in a ballet production was with the Royal Ballet, when he played the harpsichord in Frank Martin's Harpsichord Concerto. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan used this performance as the basis for his ballet Las Hermanas.

In 1973 Wordsworth became assistant conductor to the Royal Ballet's touring orchestra and, in 1974, principal conductor of Read more the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet. He branched out from his steady job with the Royal Ballet in 1987 to perform orchestral repertoire, while retaining a position as an official guest conductor of the company. He conducted the major British orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Ulster Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has also conducted abroad, mostly in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Canada. He is the principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. His is also music director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

He also holds a position as a regular guest conductor of the New Queen's Hall Orchestra, which is a revival, after decades, of what was London's primary orchestra in the late nineteenth century before the founding of the London Symphony Orchestra. This ensemble is an "authentic instruments" late Romantic orchestra, using the instruments and set-ups of orchestras from the time of Brahms, Elgar, Strauss, and Mahler, recognizing the significant differences between the orchestras of that period and those of today's late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century orchestras.

Wordsworth records for the HNH records group, on both their main labels, Marco Polo and Naxos. Read less

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Biography

Country: England  
Barry Wordsworth is a leading British conductor, strongly associated with ballet. His first involvement in a ballet production was with the Royal Ballet, when he played the harpsichord in Frank Martin's Harpsichord Concerto. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan used this performance as the basis for his ballet Las Hermanas.

In 1973 Wordsworth became assistant conductor to the Royal Ballet's touring orchestra and, in 1974, principal conductor of Read more

He has also conducted abroad, mostly in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Canada. He is the principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. His is also music director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

He also holds a position as a regular guest conductor of the New Queen's Hall Orchestra, which is a revival, after decades, of what was London's primary orchestra in the late nineteenth century before the founding of the London Symphony Orchestra. This ensemble is an "authentic instruments" late Romantic orchestra, using the instruments and set-ups of orchestras from the time of Brahms, Elgar, Strauss, and Mahler, recognizing the significant differences between the orchestras of that period and those of today's late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century orchestras.

Wordsworth records for the HNH records group, on both their main labels, Marco Polo and Naxos. Read less

WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro con fermezza
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante moderato
III. Menuetto
IV. Finale: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante grazioso
III. Presto
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Molto allegro
II. Andantino con moto
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante di molto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
Theme: Andante
Variation 1: C. A. E. (The Composer's Wife) -
Variation 2: H. D. S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell) -
Variation 3: R. B. T. (Richard Baxter Townshend) -
Variation 4: W. M. B. (William Meath Baker) -
Variation 5: R. P. A. (Richard Penrose Arnold) -
Variation 6: Ysobel (Isabel Fitton) -
Variation 7: Troyte (Troyte Griffith)
Variation 8: W. N. (Winifred Norbury) -
Variation 9: Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger) -
Variation 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) -
Variation 11: G. R. S. (George Robertson Sinclair)
Variation 12: B. G. N. (Basil G. Nevinson) -
Variation 13: Romanza: *** (Lady Mary Lygon) -
Variation 14: Finale: E. D. U. (The Composer)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro
I. Allegro assai
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto - Adagio
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Presto
I. Adagio: Vivace assai
II. Andante
III. Menuet: Allegro molto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Allegretto
III. Menuet: Moderato
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Presto
II. Andante
III. Menuet: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace
I. Adagio - Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuet - Trio
IV. Finale: Spiritoso
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace assai
I. Largo - Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante di molto
III. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
La Fille mal gardče: Widow Simone - Clog Dance (Act II)
La Fille mal gardée, Act II: 29. Pas de deux
La Fille mal gardče: Introduction - Dance of the Cock and Hens (Act I)
La Fille mal gardče: Widow Simone - Clog Dance (Act II)
La Fille mal gardée, Act II: 30. Finale
Symphony No. 4 in A, 'Italian' Op. 90: I. Allegro vivace - Piů animato
Symphony No. 4 in A, 'Italian' Op. 90: II. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 4 in A, 'Italian' Op. 90: III. Con moto moderato
Symphony No. 4 in A, 'Italian' Op. 90: IV. Saltarello (Presto)
Movement I
Movement II
Movement III
Movement I
Movement II
Movement III
Movement IV
Movement I
Movement II
Movement III
Movement IV


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