Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Biography

Active: 1968 -
The Bournemouth Sinfonietta was founded in 1968 as a chamber orchestra of about 35 players to complement the work of the larger Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The first conductor was Kenneth Montgomery, followed by Maurice Gendron, Norman Del Mar, Roger Norrington, Tamás Vásáry, and Alexander Polianichko, as well as director/violinists Ronald Thomas and Richard Studt. The Sinfonietta has appeared at the BBC Proms, with Glyndebourne Touring Read more Opera, for the National Opera Studio, at the major British music festivals, on tour in Europe and Brazil, and on over 70 recordings (many featuring the work of contemporary British composers). The home of the Bournemouth orchestras (the Sinfonietta, along with the Bournemouth Symphony) relocated to a new arts center in Poole in 1985, where an innovative educational program was established. They were pioneers in the concept of community music residencies where musicians from the orchestra work to bring music to communities not normally served by professional classical musicians. As individuals and as small ensembles (such as the Sinfonietta Winds, Sinfonietta Strings, and the Silvestri Ensemble), the orchestra members have performed in schools, hospitals, homes, village halls, community centers, prisons, hotels, and supermarkets. In 1995, the Sinfonietta was awarded a Sainsbury's Art for All Award for its work developing community interest in art. In 1995, the Sinfonietta ceased to be a salaried orchestra and it disbanded entirely in 2000 due to a restructuring enacted by the Arts Council of England. Read less
Browse 1-25 of 65 Available Recordings
1 2 3
  • 1.
    Michael Haydn: Symphonies / Farberman, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1188 Release Date: 07/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Haydn
    Conductor:  Harold Farberman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Recommendation
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $15.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 2.
    Holst: The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 40471 Release Date: 06/19/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Jonathan Snowden,  David Theodore,  Ralph Downes,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  André Previn,  Norman Del Mar,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $24.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $24.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 3.
    Music & Painters - Music Of The Era Of Monet, Chagall, Courbet & Picasso
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5283 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Gastinel,  Daniel Blumenthal,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Noel Lee  ... 
    Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Alain Lombard,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kasbek Ensemble,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
    CD: $39.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 4.
    Delius - 150th Anniversary Edition [18-CDs]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0841752 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Piers Lane,  John Noble,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Vernon Handley,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $75.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $75.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 5.
    Rutter: Requiem / Layton, Polyphony, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 30017 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Rutter
    Conductor:  Stephen Layton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  Polyphony
    Recommendation
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 6.
    The World Of Michael Nyman
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467810 Release Date: 10/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Nyman
    Performer:  John Harle,  Hilary Summers,  Ian Bostridge,  Catherine Bott  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Nyman,  Ivor Bolton,  Dominique Debart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band,  Balanescu Quartet,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  ... 
    ArkivCD $16.99
    In Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 7.
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3353 Release Date: 05/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Ronald Thomas
    Conductor:  Ronald Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    CD: $18.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 8.
    Boyce: Eight Symphonies / Thomas, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3356 Release Date: 05/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Boyce
    Conductor:  Ronald Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    CD: $14.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 9.
    Blackford: Mirror Of Perfection / Blackford, Ying, Skovhus, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Et Al
    Label: Quartz Records   Catalog: 2046 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Blackford
    Performer:  Ying Huang,  Bo Skovhus
    Conductor:  Richard Blackford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  Ballard Lane Preparatory School Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
    CD: $15.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 10.
    Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 06636 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  Henry Walford Davies
    Performer:  Norma Burrowes,  Ian Partridge,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Raimund Herincx  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Meredith Davies,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir David Willcocks  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir,  New Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $68.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $68.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 11.
    The Best Of Delius
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556837 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Shirley Thomas,  Susannah Glanville,  Sue Pearce,  Susan Lees  ... 
    Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones,  Myer Fredman,  Richard Studt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  English Northern Philharmonia  ... 
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 12.
    A Portrait Of Igor Stravinsky - His Works, His Life
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558186-87 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Peter Hill,  Ian Bostridge,  Alison Wells,  Alan Ewing  ... 
    Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky,  Stefan Sanderling,  Nicholas Ward,  Brett Kelly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  International Piano Quartet  ... 
    CD: $25.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $25.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 13.
    The Essential Delius
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24137 Release Date: 09/11/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Norman Del Mar,  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 14.
    Elgar: Wand Of Youth Suite, Etc / Del Mar, Thomson
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10422 Release Date: 06/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Conductor:  Norman Del Mar,  Bryden Thomson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  Ulster Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 15.
    Wedding Classics
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 65473 Release Date: 02/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Schubert,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Lionel Rogg,  Sister Marie Keyrouz,  Nicholas Danby,  Jonathan Rees  ... 
    Conductor:  Arie Van Beek,  William Christie,  Andrew Parrott,  Sir Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble d'Auvergne,  Les Arts Florissants,  Taverner Players  ... 
    CD: $11.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 16.
    An Introduction to Edward Elgar
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 2021 Release Date: 09/19/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum
    Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Norman Del Mar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Recommendation
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 17.
    Discover - Music Of The 20th Century
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558168-69 Release Date: 11/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Tavener,  Toru Takemitsu,  Harrison Birtwistle,  Henryk Mikolaj Górecki  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Aitken,  Zofia Kilanowisz,  Boris Berman,  Roger Heaton  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Robinson,  Elgar Howarth,  Antoni Wit,  Marin Alsop  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 18.
    Ninos Clasicos - Lo Mejor De Mozart
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84404 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Georg Hölscher,  Jénö Jandó,  Jean-Claude Gérard,  Russell Braun  ... 
    Conductor:  Harald Nerat,  Nicholas Ward,  Barry Wordsworth,  Walter Babiak  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Chamber Orchestra,  Northern Chamber Orchestra,  Capella Istropolitana  ... 
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 19.
    Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 2428 Release Date: 09/20/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Arthur Bliss,  Sir William Walton,  Malcolm Arnold,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum,  Michael Davis
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba,  Jan Latham-Koenig,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 20.
    Green
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557840 Release Date: 05/24/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Frank Bridge,  Bedrich Smetana,  Frederick Delius  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Kliegel,  Paul Gulda,  Jan Van Reeth,  Takako Nishizaki
    Conductor:  Jean-François Monnard,  James Judd,  Antoni Wit,  David Lloyd-Jones  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 21.
    Bear Essentials - Classics For Funerals
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 2418 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Maurice Ravel,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Louis Lortie,  Emma Kirkby,  Philip Kenyon,  Yvonne Kenny  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox,  Neeme Järvi,  Andrew Parrott,  George Guest  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 22.
    Classical Kids - The Best Of Mozart
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84383 Release Date: 10/19/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Michael Thompson,  Russell Braun,  Adriana Braun  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sobotka,  Michael Thompson,  Walter Babiak,  Barry Wordsworth  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  Studio Arts Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 23.
    Picasso: Music Of His Time
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558059 Release Date: 03/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Igor Stravinsky,  Erik Satie,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Norbert Kraft,  Guillermo González,  Christine Lajarrige,  Michel Piquemal
    Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari,  Jérôme Kaltenbach,  Kenneth Jean,  Stefan Sanderling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra,  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 24.
    Romantic Classics
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24114 Release Date: 01/20/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Alexander Glazunov,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Earl Wild,  Israela Margalit,  Craig Ogden,  Luba Edlina  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox,  Neeme Järvi,  Jascha Horenstein,  Sachio Fujioka  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 25.
    Mozart: Arias / Lavender, Williams, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 10 Release Date: 09/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Justin Lavender
    Conductor:  Howard Williams
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    CD: $18.99
    Special Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 3