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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite / Previn

Rachmaninov / Prokofiev / London Sym Orch / Previn
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5038  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovSergei ProkofievLeonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sheila ArmstrongRobert TearJohn Shirley-Quirk
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 26 July 1973 (Rachmaninov), Fairfield Hall, Croydon on 24 April 1977 (Prokofiev), and at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 25 November 1971 (Bernstein)

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Ambient Mastering
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Booklet notes: English, French, German
Running time: 62 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

A multitalented conductor, Previn leads the LSO in the first performance of Rachmaninov’s The Bells at the BBC Proms with celebrated soloists Sheila Armstrong, Robert Tear and John Shirley-Quirk. All three performances on this DVD were recorded during Previn’s eleven year tenure as Principal
Read more Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, from which he received a Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored. - ICA Classics
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Bells, Op. 35 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; Russia 
2.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
3.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 

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