Sir Alexander Gibson

Biography

Born: February 11, 1926; Motherwell   
Sir Alexander Drummond Gibson was a leading British conductor, known especially for late Romantic-era and British music performances.

He studied piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, continuing his musical studies at Glasgow University. He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London in 1948, as a piano student.

While there, he formed and conducted a student orchestra. This convinced the administration to
Read more allow him to enter the conducting course. At the Mozarteum in Salzburg he studied with Igor Markevitch, and then in Siena with Paul van Kampen.

He was a rehearsal coach at Sadler's Wells Opera in London beginning in 1951. His professional conducting debut was the next year, in Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride. In the same year he took the position as associate conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, in Glasgow. After 1954 he returned to a staff conducting position at Sadler's Wells.

In 1957 he made his debut conducting at Covent Garden. In 1959 he returned to Scotland as principal conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra. He founded the Scottish Opera, also in Glasgow, and was appointed its music director. He remained in that position until 1987 and with the orchestra until 1984. With the opera, he conducted the first totally uncut performance of Berlioz's Les Troyens. During that period he was especially well-known for his performances of Sibelius and of British composers, but he also was interested in the most advanced music, premiering Stockhausen's Gruppen in Glasgow in 1961.

From 1981 to 1983 Gibson was the principal guest conductor of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Read less
Sibelius: Tone Poems / Gibson, Scottish National Orchestra
Release Date: 01/25/2005   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 24119   Number of Discs: 2
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Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Etc / Gibson, Scottish Natl
Release Date: 12/08/1993   Label: Chandos Collect  
Catalog: 6586   Number of Discs: 1
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Sibelius: Symphonies 3, 6 & 7 / Gibson, Royal Scottish No
Release Date: 10/28/1992   Label: Chandos Collect  
Catalog: 6557   Number of Discs: 1
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Berlioz: 5 Overtures / Gibson, Scottish National Orchestra
Release Date: 10/09/1992   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8316   Number of Discs: 1
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Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Symphony No 10 / Gibson, Weller
Release Date: 10/28/1992   Label: Chandos Collect  
Catalog: 6501   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: February 11, 1926; Motherwell   
Sir Alexander Drummond Gibson was a leading British conductor, known especially for late Romantic-era and British music performances.

He studied piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, continuing his musical studies at Glasgow University. He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London in 1948, as a piano student.

While there, he formed and conducted a student orchestra. This convinced the administration to
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 3. Presto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 1. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 2. Andante
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 1. Allegro spiritoso
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 2. Andantino grazioso
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 3. Tempo di menuetto (Vivace)
Debussy: Fantasy for piano and orchestra - Andante ma non troppo-Allegro giusto
Debussy: Fantasy for piano and orchestra - Lento e molto espressivo
I. Sinfonia
II. Serenata
III. Scherzino: Allegro - Andantino
IV. Tarantella
V. Toccata
VI. Gavotta con due variazioni
VII. Vivo
VIII. Minuetto - Finale
No. 1. Marche - Introduction
No. 2. Pas d'Action
No. 3. Theme varie
No. 4. Pas de deux
No. 5. Marche - Conclusion
Part I: Jesu Maria - O Lord into Thy hands
Part I: Proficiscere, anima Christiana - through the same, through Christ our Lord
Part II: I went to sleep - and Heaven begun
Part II: But hark, upon my sense comes a fierce hubbub - In all His ways!
Part II: Thy judgement now is near - Amen
I. Largo - Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace
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)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 3. Presto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 1. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 2. Andante
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.6 in D, K.271a - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 1. Allegro spiritoso
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 2. Andantino grazioso
Mozart: Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C, K.190 - 3. Tempo di menuetto (Vivace)
Puccini: Tosca: Ah! Finalmente! Nel terror mio stolto - Angelotti, Sacristan, Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: Dammi i colori!... Recondita armonia - Cavaradossi, Sacristan, Angelotti
Puccini: Tosca: Mario!... Celatevi! - Tosca, Cavaradossi, Angelotti
Puccini: Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta - Tosca, Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: Quale occhio al mondo puo star di paro - Cavaradossi, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: E buona la mia Tosca, ma credente - Cavaradossi, Angelotti, Sacristan, Chorus
Puccini: Tosca: Un tal baccano in chiesa! Bel rispetto! - Scarpia, Sacristan, Spoletta
Puccini: Tosca: Mario? Mario?... Il pittor Cavaradossi? - Tosca, Sacristan, Scarpia
Puccini: Tosca: Ed io venivo a lui tutta dogliosa - Tosca, Scarpia
Puccini: Tosca: Tre sbirri... Una carrozza... Te Deum - Scarpia, Spoletta, Chorus
Puccini: Tosca: Tosca e un buon falco! - Scarpia, Sciarrone
Puccini: Tosca: O galantuomo, come ando la caccia? - Scarpia, Spoletta, Tosca, Chorus, Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: Dov'e Angelotti?... Non lo so - Scarpia, Cavaradossi, Spoletta, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: Ed or fra noi parliamo da buoni amici - Scarpia, Tosca, Sciarrone, Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: Orsu, Tosca, parlate... Non so nulla! - Scarpia, Tosca, Cavaradossi, Spoletta, Sciarrone
Puccini: Tosca: Floria!... Amore... Sei tu? - Cavaradossi, Tosca, Scarpia, Sciarrone
Puccini: Tosca: La povera mia cena fu interrotta - Scarpia, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore - Tosca, Scarpia
Puccini: Tosca: Vedi, le man giunte io stendo a te! - Tosca, Scarpia, Spoletta
Puccini: Tosca: Io tenni la promessa.. Non ancora - Scarpia, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: (Introduction) Io de' sospiri - Shepherd, Jailer, Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: E lucevan le stelle - Cavaradossi
Puccini: Tosca: Franchigia a Florai Tosca - Cavaradossi, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: O dolci mani - Cavaradossi, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: Amaro sol per te m'era il morire - Cavaradossi, Tosca
Puccini: Tosca: Parlami ancor come dianzi parlavi - Cavaradossi, Tosca, Jailer
Puccini: Tosca: Com'e lunga l'attesa! - Tosca, Sciarrone, Spoletta
Debussy: Fantasy for piano and orchestra - Andante ma non troppo-Allegro giusto
Debussy: Fantasy for piano and orchestra - Lento e molto espressivo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andantino grazioso
III. Tempo di menuetto: Vivace
Tosca: Act I, "Ah!... Finalmente!... Nel terror mio stolto"
Tosca: Act I, "Dammi i colori!...Recondita armonia"
Tosca: Act I, "Mario! Mario! Mario!"
Tosca: Act I, "Non la sospiri la nostra casetta"
Tosca: Act I, "Qual occhio al mondo può star di paro"
Tosca: Act I, "E' buona la mia Tosca, ma credente"
Tosca: Act I, "Un tal baccano in chiesa! Bel rispetto!"
Tosca: Act I, "Mario? Mario?... Il pittor Cavaradossi?"
Tosca: Act I, "Ed io venivo a lui tutta dogliosa"
Tosca: Act I, "Tre sbirri.. Una carrozza..." (Te Deum)
Tosca: Act II, "Tosca è un buon falco!"
Tosca: Act II, "O galantuomo, come andò la caccia?"
Tosca: Act II, "Ov'è Angelotti?... Non lo so"
Tosca: Act II, "Ed or fra noi parliamo da buoni amici"
Tosca: Act II, "Orsù, Tosca, parlate... Non so nulla!"
Tosca: Act II, "Floria!... Amore!... Sei tu?"
Tosca: Act II, "La povera mia cena fu interrotta"
Tosca: Act II, "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Tosca: Act II, "Vedi, le man giunte io stendo a te!"
Tosca: Act II, "Io tenni la promessa... Non ancora"
Tosca: Act III, Introduction, "Mario Cavaradossi? A voi."
Tosca: Act III, "E lucevan le stelle... ed olezzava la terra"
Tosca: Act III, "Franchigia a Floria Tosca"
Tosca: Act III, "Il tuo sangue o il mio amor volea"
Tosca: Act III, "O dolci mani"
Tosca: Act III, "Senti... l'ora è vicina"
Tosca: Act III, "Amaro sol per te m'era il morire"
Tosca: Act III, "Parlami ancor come dianzi parlavi"
Tosca: Act III, "Com'è lunga l'attesa!"
I. Overture: Largo - Allegro
I. Overture: Largo - Allegro
II. Adagio e staccato
II. Adagio e staccato
III. Allegro - IV. Andante - Allegro
III. Allegro - IV. Andante - Allegro
V. Passepied
V. Passepied
VI. Air
VI. Air
VII. Menuet
VII. Menuet
VIII. Bourree
VIII. Bourree
IX. Hornpipe
IX. Hornpipe
X. Allegro
X. Allegro
I. Overture
I. Overture
II. Alla Hornpipe
II. Alla Hornpipe
III. Sarabande
III. Sarabande
IV. Rigaudon
IV. Rigaudon
V. Lentement
V. Lentement
I. Bourree
I. Bourree
II. Menuet
II. Menuet
III. Andante
III. Andante
IV. Gigue I- Gigue II - Gigue I
IV. Gigue I- Gigue II - Gigue I
V. Menuet - Coro
V. Menuet - Coro
Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette (Marche funèbre d'une marionette)
Gounod: Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Theme
1. Introduzione (Andante) - Allegro marziale
2. Adagio (Cantabile spianato)
3. Polacca (Andantino vivace)
I. Allegro assai
II. Presto con malizia
III. Andante con malincolia
IV. Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentamente - Vivacissimo - Maestoso
I. Moderato
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Lento - Allegro molto
Thus Spake Isaiah -
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem -
Babylon was a great city -
Praise ye -
Thus in Babylon -
And in that same hour -
Then sing aloud to God -
The trumpeters and pipers are silent -
Then sing aloud to God
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Moderato alla breve
II. Larghetto concertante -
III. Allegretto
IV. Adagio - Tempo giusto, alla breve
I. Eulogy
II. Eclogue
III. Epitaph
Scene 3: Pas de deux: Scene -
Scene 4: Epilogue: Land of Eternal Dwelling
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)
No. 1 in D major
No. 2 in A minor
No. 3 in C minor
No. 4 in G major
No. 5 in C major
I. Adagio - Moderato
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo
I. Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island
II. The Swan of Tuonela
III. Lemminkainen in Tuonela
IV. Lemminkainen's Return
I. All'Overtura
II. Scena
III. Festivo
I. The Chase
II. The Love Song
III. At the Drawbridge


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