Bath Festival Orchestra

Biography

; England
The Bath Festival Orchestra is the resident symphonic ensemble at an international music festival held every spring in the historical setting of Bath Abbey, as well as in the nearby cities of Wells and Bristol. The festival was founded as a children's music festival in 1948 by impresario Ian Hunter with performances by the National Youth Orchestra. Orchestra programs at the festival in the 1950s concentrated on Classical repertoire, with Read more considerable contributions made by Thomas Beecham. After a dozen years of financial struggles (with no performances at all between 1956 - 1957), Hunter engaged Yehudi Menuhin as artistic director for the 1959 season, bringing international attention through creative programming. It was Menuhin who formed the Bath Festival Orchestra, using players he had worked with in London recording sessions. Menuhin's ambitious vision for the festival resulted in a return of financial problems and he resigned in 1968, taking the orchestra with him and renaming it as the Menuhin Festival Orchestra. Meanwhile, the festival continued with both a resident orchestra and visiting orchestras. Michael Tippett, who lived in the nearby town of Corsham, became involved with the festival in 1969 and served as music director for the next five years, refocusing the programming toward contemporary music. Subsequent festival directors included William Glock, William Mann, Amelia Freedman, Nicholas Kraemer, Jolyon Laycock, and Tim Joss. Read less

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The Bath Festival Orchestra is the resident symphonic ensemble at an international music festival held every spring in the historical setting of Bath Abbey, as well as in the nearby cities of Wells and Bristol. The festival was founded as a children's music festival in 1948 by impresario Ian Hunter with performances by the National Youth Orchestra. Orchestra programs at the festival in the 1950s concentrated on Classical repertoire, with Read more
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046 (1989 - Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046 (1989 - Remaster): II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046 (1989 - Remaster): IV. Menuet - Trio I - Menuet - Polacca - Trio II - Menuet
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047 (1989 - Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047 (1989 - Remaster): II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1989 - Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1989 - Remaster): II. Adagio (Trio Sonata for organ, BWV 530, movement II: arranged for violin, viola and continuo by Benjamin Britten)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049 (1989 - Remaster): I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049 (1989 - Remaster): II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049 (1989 - Remaster): III. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050 (1989 - Remaster): I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051 (1989 - Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051 (1989 - Remaster): II. Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro
Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1989 - Remaster): I. Vivace
Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D minor BWV1043 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo ma non tanto
Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1989 - Remaster): I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1989 - Remaster): II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro assai
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82 (2001 Digital Remaster): Aria: Ich habe genug
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82 (2001 Digital Remaster): Recit: Ich habe genug
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82 (2001 Digital Remaster): Aria: Schlummert ein
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82 (2001 Digital Remaster): Recit: Mein Gott! wann kommt das Schöne Nun!
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82 (2001 Digital Remaster): Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Sinfonia
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Arioso: Gott soll allein meine Herze haben
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Aria: Gott soll allein meine Herze haben
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Recit: Was ist die Liebe Gottes?
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Aria: Stirb in mir
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Recit: Doch meint es auch dabei
Cantata No.169 - Gott soll allein mein Herz haben (2001 Digital Remaster): Choral: Du süsse Liebe, schenk' uns deine Gunst
Act I Scene 1: Overture
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Here surely I must find her (Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Constanza, my beloved (Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria and Duet: You may think you've found a maiden (Osmin, Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria and Duet: The devil take you and your song, sir (Belmonte, Osmin)
Act I Scene 1: Aria and Duet: There - I got rid of him (Osmin, Pedrillo)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: These young men who go a-spying (Osmin, Pedrillo)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Ouf! Thank God he's gone (Pedrillo, Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Constanza! Constanza! (Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Oh what trembling, oh what passion (Belmonte)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: They're coming, sir, they're coming (Pedrillo)
Act I Scene 1: Chorus: Sing to the mighty Pasha Selim (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Chorus: Always so sad, my beloved (Pasha Selim, Constanza)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: How I loved him, I was happy (Constanza)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Pasha Selim, I'll be your slave (Selim, Constanza, Pedrillo, Belmonte, Osmin)
Act I Scene 1: Trio: March, march, march, off you go (Osmin, Belmonte, Pedrillo)
Act II: Tra-la-le-ra. Tra-la-le-ra (Osmin, Blonda)
Act II: Aria: With smiles and kind caresses (Blonda)
Act II: Aria: Gentleness! Kindness! (Osmin, Blonda)
Act II: Duet: I'm going, but mark what I say (Osmin, Blonda)
Act II: Duet: O Englishmen you must be crazy (Osmin, Blonda)
Act II: Duet: Be off now! (Blonda, Osmin)
Act II: Duet: Ah, there's Constanza (Blonda)
Act II: Recitative and Aria: Oh what sorrow overwhelms my spirit (Constanza)
Act II: Recitative and Aria: Endless grief tortures my spirit (Constanza)
Act II: Señorita, try - try - not to lose hope (Blonda, Constanza, Pasha Selim)
Act II: Aria: Tortures unrelenting may for me be waiting (Constanza)
Act II: Aria: She shows no signs of weakening (Selim)
Act II: Aria: Blonda? Come here, quickly' (Pedrillo, Blonda)
Act II: Aria: Oh, the happy, happy day (Blonda)
Act II: Aria: Any sign of Osmin? (Pedrillo, Blonda)
Act II: Aria: Now Pedrillo, now for battle! (Pedrillo)
Act II: Aria: What do you want? (Osmin, Pedrillo)
Act II: Duet: Here's to Bacchus, long live Bacchus (Pedrillo, Osmin)
Act II: Duet: What do you say, brother Osmin? (Pedrillo, Osmin, Belmonte)
Act II: Duet: Belmonte! Is it possible (Constanza, Belmonte)
Act II: Aria: When our hearts are overflowing (Belmonte)
Act II: Quartet: Ah, Belmonte, ah my dear one! (Constanza, Belmonte, Pedrillo, Blonda)
Act II: Quartet: And yet within my heart (Belmonte, Constanza, Pedrillo, Blonda)
Act II: Quartet: I will. Ah, blame me not . . . (Belmonte, Pedrillo, Constanza, Blonda)
Act II: Quartet: If men mistrust our honour (Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo)
Act III: Aria: Love, only love, can now direct me (Belmonte)
Act III: Aria: Ah, Pedrillo! Is everything well? (Pedrillo, Belmonte)
Act III: Romance: In Moorish lands a maiden fair (Pedrillo, Belmonte)
Act III: Romance: Look, she's opening the window (Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Osmin, Constanza, Chorus)
Act III: Aria: My triumphant hour's approaching (Osmin)
Act III: Aria: What does all this mean? (Pasha Selim, Osmin, Constanza, Belmonte)
Act III: Recitative and Duet: What dreadful fate conspires against us (Belmonte, Constanza)
Act III: Recitative and Duet: You must suffer for my rashness (Constanza, Belmonte)
Act III: Recitative and Duet: Then my life I gladly offer (Belmonte, Constanza)
Act III: Recitative and Duet: Guards! Bring in the two slaves! (Osmin, Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Pasha Selim, Constanza)
Act III: Vaudeville and Chorus: Your noble mercy passes measure (Belmonte, Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo, Osmin)
Act III: Vaudeville and Chorus: The nobelman despises vengeance (Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo)
Act III: Vaudeville and Chorus: Pasha Selim, live for ever (Chorus)
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: I. Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: II. Courante
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: III. Gavottes I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: IV. Forlane
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: V. Menuets I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: VI. Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066: VII. Passepieds I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068: I. Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068: II. Air
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068: III. Gavottes I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068: IV. Bourrée
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068: V. Gigue
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069: I. Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069: II. Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069: III. Gavotte
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069: IV. Menuet
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1991 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069: V. Réjouissance
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11 in A (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Andante, larghetto e staccato
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11 in A (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11 in A (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Largo e staccato
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11 in A (1999 Digital Remaster): IV. Andante
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11 in A (1999 Digital Remaster): V. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op.6 No. 12 (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Largo
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op.6 No. 12 (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 12 in B Minor: III. Larghetto e piano
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op.6 No. 12 (1999 Digital Remaster): IV. Largo
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op.6 No. 12 (1999 Digital Remaster): V. Allegro
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Allegro
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Adagio
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Gigue
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Hornpipe
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Menuet
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Da capo - Hornpipe
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.2 in D: Minuett
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Lento
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Presto
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Lento
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Presto
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Minore
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Presto
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Menuet
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Andante
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Andante
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Country Dance (Allegro)
Water Music (ed. Boyling) (1999 Digital Remaster), Suite no.3 in G: Country Dance (Allegro)
Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1989 - Remaster): I. Vivace
Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D minor BWV1043 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo ma non tanto
Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro


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