Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Active: 1893 - ; Bournemouth, Dorset, England
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest permanently-established orchestras in the United Kingdom. It is internationally known for its performances of British music.

Located on the coast in southwest England, Bournemouth became a leading English resort town in the late nineteenth century. Its city government, the Bournemouth Corporation, decided to found an orchestra, which it named the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, in
Read more 1893. It contracted with a bandmaster's son, Dan Godfrey (later music director of the BBC) to organize and lead an ensemble.

Initially the Municipal Orchestra was what the British call a military band of thirty wind players. In 1895 Godfrey added string players and began playing orchestral music. In 1896, the Municipal Orchestra as an organization was taken over by the Bournemouth Corporation. This makes the orchestra the oldest permanently salaried orchestra in the United Kingdom. In addition to directing the orchestra, Godfrey ran the Winter Gardens, and often ran concerts where popular variety acts performed between concert works.

Godfrey was an excellent orchestra-builder who also was involved in the early years of the present-day BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He remained with the Municipal Orchestra until 1933, when he took up his BBC position full-time. He strongly supported British music, and played over 840 performances of British works, booking British composers to conduct the orchestra 160 times.

The orchestra was, at first, controversial, for it was a rather expensive budget item for a small city government to take on. But the musical success of the orchestra, its rising national reputation as a "splendour of the South," and its role in bringing visitors to the resort town helped it survive. One of the major events establishing the value of the Municipal Orchestra to the city was the Bournemouth Easter Festival of 1923, an ambitious series of thirty-four concerts. The alert Godfrey became one of the first major conductors to organize a concert of music entirely by British women composers, in 1927.

During the 1930s the orchestra's national reputation increased as it made regular radio broadcasts under its new music director, Richard Austin. He resigned when the war required reductions in the size of the orchestra, but the orchestra continued by giving Sunday concerts under Montague Birch. Under Rudolf Schwarz the orchestra was essentially rebuilt from scratch as a sixty-piece ensemble, and regained its reputation as a champion of British music. Charles Groves, music director from 1951 to 1961, continued this tradition.

In 1954, it was renamed the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the new name reflecting a change in its organization, as it now came under the control of the newly-formed Western Orchestral Society. In 1958, an organization called the Western Authorities Orchestral Association (WOS) was established and joined the Bournemouth Corporation and the Arts Council of Great Britain in providing the financing for the Orchestral Society until 1972, when the South and West Concerts Board took over the financing of the WOS. Under its aegis it gives annual series of concerts in Plymouth and Portsmouth.

Constantine Silvestri, director from 1961 to 1969, expanded the orchestra's international reputation. He has been succeeded as music director by Paavo Berglund, Andrew Litton, Yakov Kreizberg, and, in 2002, Marin Alsop. Litton, an American (who served form 1988 to 1996), took the orchestra to the U.S. for a triumphant centennial tour in 1994.

The orchestra has frequently toured, and has made numerous recordings on EMI and Naxos; the latter includes a complete Vaughan Williams symphony cycle.

In 1970, the WOS organized a second ensemble, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, to complement the Symphony in the small-orchestra repertory. Read less
Khachaturian: Spartacus & Gayaneh Ballets (Excerpts) / Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2; Mussorgsky: Night On Bare Mountain; Pictures At An Exhibition
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Britten & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos / Ehnes, Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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Composers

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Active: 1893 - ; Bournemouth, Dorset, England
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest permanently-established orchestras in the United Kingdom. It is internationally known for its performances of British music.

Located on the coast in southwest England, Bournemouth became a leading English resort town in the late nineteenth century. Its city government, the Bournemouth Corporation, decided to found an orchestra, which it named the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, in
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Stabat mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
Quis est homo?
Eia, mater
Sancta mater -
Fac ut portem -
Christe, cum sit hunc exire
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro con moto
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Poco adagio
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
Theme A: Allegro maestoso e largamente
Theme B: -
Theme C: -
Theme D: -
Theme E: -
Theme F: Presto
Variation A [The Flutes]
Variation B [The Oboes]
Variation C [The Clarinets]
Variation D [The Bassoons]
Variation E [The Violins]
Variation F [The Violas] -
Variation G [The Cellos]
Variation H [The Double Basses]
Variation I [The Harp]
Variation J [The Horns]
Variation K [The Trumpets]
Variation L [The Trombones and Bass Tuba]
Variation M [Percussions]
Fugue: Allegro molto
I. Adagio
II. Moderato
1. Moderato nobile
2. Romance: Andante
3. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op.39 (2012 - Remaster): I. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op.39 (2012 - Remaster): II. Andante (ma non troppo lento)
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op.39 (2012 - Remaster): III. Scherzo (Allegro - Lento (ma non troppo) - Tempo I)
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op.39 (2012 - Remaster): IV. Finale: Quasi una fantasia (Andante - Allegro molto)
Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op.64 (2013 - Remaster): I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op.64 (2013 - Remaster): II. Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op.64 (2013 - Remaster): III. Il tempo largo
Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op.64 (2013 - Remaster): IV. Allegro
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.43 (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegretto
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.43 (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.43 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Vivacissimo
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.43 (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op.52 (2013 - Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op.52 (2013 - Remaster): II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op.52 (2013 - Remaster): III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op.82 (2013 - Remaster): I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op.82 (2013 - Remaster): II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op.82 (2013 - Remaster): III. Allegro molto - Un pochettino largamente
Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op.104 (2013 - Remaster): I. Allegro molto moderato
Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op.104 (2013 - Remaster): II. Allegretto moderato
Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op.104 (2013 - Remaster): III. Poco vivace
Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op.104 (2013 - Remaster): IV. Allegro molto
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : I Allegro moderato
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : II Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : III Finale [Allegro vivace]
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : I Allegro non tanto
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : II Adagio
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : III Scherzo - Furiant [Presto]
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : IV Finale [Allegro con spirito]
Part I: O Du mein Wille! (Chorus)
Part I: Erhebt eure Herzen (Baritone)
Part I: In dein Auge schaute ich jungst (Chorus, Tenor, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone)
Part I: Wehe mir! (Baritone, Chorus)
Part I: Nacht ist es (Chorus, Baritone)
Part II: Auf den Bergen -
Part II: Herauf! nun herauf (Chorus, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor)
Part II: Susse Leier! (Baritone)
Prelude -
Prelude -
Idyll: Once I passed through a populous city (Baritone, Soprano)
Section 1 -
Section 2
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio di molto
III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : I Allegro maestoso
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : II Poco adagio
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : III Scherzo [Vivace - Poco meno mosso]
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : IV Finale [Allegro]
Cello Concerto: I. Allegro deciso
Cello Concerto: II. Larghetto
Cello Concerto: III. Allegro
The Wise Virgins - Ballet Suite (1995 Digital Remaster): 5. Sheep may safely graze (Adagio) (Cantata 208)
The Wise Virgins - Ballet Suite (1995 Digital Remaster): 6. Praise be to God (Moderato) (Cantata 129)
I. Allegro
II. Lento, molto espressivo
III. Molto moderato - Allegro molto -
III. Epilogue: Molto cantabile
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op.44: I. Allegro brillante
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op.44: II. Andante non troppo
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op.44: III. Allegro con fuoco
I. Somber and Steady
II. Quiet and Sad
III. Real Fast!
I. Curtain-rise
II. There and Back
VII. Valse Rappelee
VIII. Adrift
Variation 1: Elements
Variation 2: Ballet
Variation 3: Assertion
Variation 4: Speculation
Variation 5: Interjections
Variation 6: Scherzo I
Variation 7: Contemplation
Variation 8: Polonaise
Variation 9: Funeral Processions
Variation 10: Cool Interlude
Variation 11: Scherzo II
Variation 12: Duet
Variation 13: Dedicated to G.D. and A.D.
Variation 14: Affirmation
Agnus Dei
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Reconciliation
Dirge for 2 Veterans
The Angel of Death has been abroad
O Man Greatly Beloved
I was in the Spirit
And I saw Heaven opened
And I saw an Angel standing in the Sun
Babylon the great is fallen
Rejoice over her O Heavens
And I saw a new Heaven
Therefore are they before the throne of God
And I saw a pure river
Holy, Holy, Holy
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory
I. Awakening
II. Conflict
III. Dedication
IV. Affirmation
I. -
II. -
III. -
Serenade in E Minor, Op.20 (1994 - Remaster): I. Allegro piacevole
Serenade in E Minor, Op.20 (1994 - Remaster): II. Larghetto
Serenade in E Minor, Op.20 (1994 - Remaster): III. Allegretto - Come prima
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Adagio ma non tanto
III. Allegro con brio
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64: I. Andante - Allegro con anima
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64: II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64: III. Valse: Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64: IV. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
Part I: Theme: Lento espressivo -
Part I: Variation 1, "Youth": Allegro: Restless and tumultuous -
Part I: Variation 2, "Nocturne": Slow and serene, Broadly -
Part I: Variation 3, "Strife": Allegro vivace
Part II: Variation 4, "The Temple": Slow and solemn -
Part II: Variation 5, "Play": Scherzo: Allegretto vivace - Intermezzo, "Enchantment": Very moderate tempo -
Part II: Variation 6, "Triumph": Moderate tempo: Glowing and passionate
I. Allegro moderato
II. Moderato tranquillo
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
Fancy Free: Enter Three Sailors (Bernstein's 'Big Stuff' performed by Billie Holliday)
Fancy Free: Scene at the Bar
Fancy Free: Enter Two Girls
Fancy Free: Pas de deux
Fancy Free: Competition Scene
Fancy Free, Three Dance Variations:: I. - Galop
Fancy Free, Three Dance Variations:: II. - Waltz
Fancy Free, Three Dance Variations:: III. - Danzon
Fancy Free: Finale
I. Prelude: Andante
II. Scherzo: Molto allegro
III. Finale: Lento
I. quarter note = 144
II. half note = 44
III. quarter note = 144
I. Larghetto - Allegro vivace
II. Scherzo: In Landler tempo - Trio 1: Presto - Trio 2: (Poco piu lento)
III. Andante tranquillo
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adante con moto, ma piu tranquillo
III. Allegro moderato
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (2000 Digital Remaster): I - Introduction - Allegro moderato
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (2000 Digital Remaster): II - Kullervo's ungdom (Kullervo's youth) - Grave
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (2000 Digital Remaster): III - Kullervo och hans syster (Kullervo and his sister) - Allegro vivace
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (2000 Digital Remaster): IV - Kullervo tagar ut till strid (Kullervo goes to War) - Alla marcia
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (2000 Digital Remaster): V - Kullervos dod (Kullervo's Death) - Andante
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
I. In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
II. Langsam -
III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell
Oboe Concerto in A minor: I. Rondo pastorale (Allegro moderato)
Oboe Concerto in A minor: II. Minuet and Musette (Allegro moderato)
Oboe Concerto in A minor: III. Finale: Scherzo (Presto - Lento - Presto)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 4 in F minor: II. Andante moderato
Symphony No. 4 in F minor: III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor: IV. Finale (Allegro molto) con
Symphony No. 4 in F minor: epilogo fugato (Con anima)
Symphony No. 5 in D: I. Preludio (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo I)
Symphony No. 5 in D: II. Scherzo (Presto misterioso)
Symphony No. 5 in D: III. Romanza (Lento)
Symphony No. 5 in D: IV. Passacaglia (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo primo - Tempo del Preludio)
Symphony No. 6 in E minor: I. Allegro -
Symphony No. 6 in E minor: II. Moderato -
Symphony No. 6 in E minor: III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) -
Symphony No. 6 in E minor: IV. Epilogue (Moderato)
I. Intrada
II. Rhapsody
III. The Rapture
IV. Wonder
V. The Salutation
I. Introduction
II. Aria: His golden locks
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb, Op.107 (2006 - Remaster): Allegretto
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb, Op.107 (2006 - Remaster): Moderato
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb, Op.107 (2006 - Remaster): Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb, Op.107 (2006 - Remaster): Allegro con moto
Opening -
First Dance: Dance of the Princess in the Forest -
The Prince Meets the Fairy and Sees the Princess -
Second Dance: Dance of the Trees -
The Fairy Enchants the Stream - Third Dance: Dance of the Waves -
The Prince Builds a Wooden Prince -
The Princess Spies the Wooden Prince -
Fourth Dance: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince -
The Prince is in Despair - The Fairy Comforts Him -
Great Apotheosis -
Fifth Dance: The Princess Prods and Encourages the Wooden Prince to Dance -
Sixth Dance: With an Alluring Dance, the Princess Tries to Appeal to the Prince -
Seventh Dance: Alarmed, the Princess Hurries After the Prince, but the Forest Keeps Her Back -
The Prince and Princess Embrace - Long Kiss - Slow Curtain
Megerkeztunk (We have arrived) (Bluebeard, Judith)
Ez a Kekszekallu vara! (This is Bluebeard's castle!) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Nagy csukott ajtokat latok (I see large closed doors) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Jaj! (1. Ajto) (Oh! (Door 1)) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Mit latsz? (2. Ajto) (What do you see? (Door 2)) (Bluebeard, Judith)
O be sok kincs! (3. Ajto) (Oh, how much treasure! (Door 3)) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Oh! Viragok! (4. Ajto) (Oh, flowers! (Door 4)) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Nezd, hogy derul mar a varam (5. Ajto) (See how my castle brightens (Door 5)) (Bluebeard, Judith)
Csendes feher tavat latok (6. Ajto) (I see a silent white lake (Door 6)) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Az utolsot nem nyitom ki (I won't open the last one) (Bluebeard, Judith)
Tudom, tudom, Kekszakallu (I know, I know, Bluebeard) (Judith, Bluebeard)
Lasd a regi asszonyokat (7. Ajto) (Look at the women of the past (Door 7)) (Bluebeard, Judith)
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Lento espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro con fuoco
IV. Adagio - Allegro
Valse triste Op. 44/1
Scenes with cranes Op. 44/2
Swanwhite - Incidental Music, Op.54 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. The Harp
Swanwhite - Incidental Music, Op.54 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. The Maidens with Roses
Swanwhite - Incidental Music, Op.54 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV. Listen, the robin sings
Swanwhite - Incidental Music, Op.54 (1997 Digital Remaster): VI. Swanwhite and the Prince


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