Bath Festival Orchestra

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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 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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  • 1.
    The Menuhin Century: Live Performances & Festival Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555053 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms,  Niccolň Paganini,  Pablo de Sarasate  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Eugene Istomin,  Pablo Casals,  Mieczyslaw Horszowski  ... 
    Conductor:  Georg Schnéevoigt,  Gary Bertini,  Edmond de Stoutz,  István Kertész  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Friends of Music Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Zurich Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 2.
    The Menuhin Century: Luxury Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555050 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 91
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Hubert Giesen,  Artur Balsam,  Marcel Gazelle  ... 
    Conductor:  Landon Ronald,  Pierre Monteux,  Jean Fournet,  Anatole Fistoulari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Symphonic Orchestra,  Colonne Concerts Orchestra  ... 
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  • 3.
    The Menuhin Century: The Virtuoso & His Landmark Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555054 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Antonio Bazzini,  Antonín Dvorák,  Johannes Brahms,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Marcel Gazelle,  Ferguson Webster,  Artur Balsam  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Monteux,  Sir Colin Davis,  John Pritchard,  Efrem Kurtz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Symphonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 4.
    Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 554924 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Giovanni Battista Viotti,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Paul Cocker,  Hephzibah Menuhin,  Louis Kentner  ... 
    Conductor:  Alberto Lysy,  Wilhelm Furtwängler,  Efrem Kurtz,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra,  Camerata Lysy  ... 
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  • 5.
    The Baroque Collection
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 73420 Release Date: 10/22/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Giovanni Palestrina  ... 
    Performer:  Xavier Darasse,  Maurice André,  Guy Touvron,  Pierre Pierlot  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe,  Jörg Faerber,  Jacques Roussel,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra,  Antiqua Musica  ... 
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  • 6.
    Best Children's Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 17626 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 648500 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 8.
    Best Film 50
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31673 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  James Horner  ... 
    Performer:  Ernest Blanc,  Nicolai Gedda,  Gérard Caussé,  Augustin Dumay  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt,  Mariss Jansons,  Richard Hickox,  David Abel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
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  • 9.
    Best Violin 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 58521 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini,  Vittorio Monti,  Fritz Kreisler,  Pablo de Sarasate  ... 
    Performer:  Tasmin Little,  John Lenehan,  Leon Pommers,  Nathan Milstein  ... 
    Conductor:  Felix Slatkin,  Alceo Galliera,  Iain Sutherland,  Leonard Slatkin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante,  Virtuosi,  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 10.
    Mozart: Serenades / Menuhin, Bath Festival Orchestra
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67013 Release Date: 12/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
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  • 11.
    Bach: Violin Concertos, Orchestral Suites / Menuhin
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 68517 Release Date: 10/26/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Christian Ferras,  Leon Goossens
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Best 100 Menuhin
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 98225 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Stéphane Grappelli,  Vincent Youmans,  George Gershwin,  Jacob Gade  ... 
    Performer:  Stéphane Grappelli,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Jan Blok,  John Etheridge  ... 
    Conductor:  Max Harris,  Andrzej Panufnik,  Pierre Boulez,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 13.
    Icon - Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08087 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Strauss,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker,  Robert Spencer,  Ambrose Gauntlett,  Martin Isepp  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  André Previn,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Baroque 8 - Purcell: Theatre Music / Menuhin, Barbirolli, De Los Angeles, Harper
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 65341 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Victoria de los Angeles,  Heather Harper,  Joan Carlyle
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir John Barbirolli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  English Chamber Orchestra
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    British Composers Series- Tippett: Fantasia, Concerto, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 63522 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Michael Tippett,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Robert Masters,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Derek Simpson,  Julian Cummings  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tippett,  Sir Colin Davis,  Rudolf Barshai
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Edinburgh String Quartet,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 16.
    The Best Baroque Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54468 Release Date: 04/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  Wayne Marshall,  Anthony Bailes,  Bob van Asperen  ... 
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  ... 
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    The Most Relaxing Bach Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 53359 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Stanislav Bunin,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Christian Ferras  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Leopold Stokowski,  Richard Stamp  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 18.
    Classical Heartbreakers
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85345 Release Date: 01/13/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Lucio Quarantotto,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Cohen,  Laszlo Varga,  André Previn,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Norman Del Mar,  David Abel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 19.
    Yehudi Menuhin - The Violinist
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85562 Release Date: 11/04/2003   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Carl Nielsen,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Gioconda de Vito,  Robert Masters,  Derek Simpson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir William Walton,  Mogens Wöldike,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Anthony Bernard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Menuhin Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Opera In English - Mozart: The Abduction From The Seraglio
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3081 Release Date: 06/25/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Mattiwilda Dobbs,  Jenifer Eddy,  Nicolai Gedda,  John Fryatt  ... 
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67728 Release Date: 01/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Douglas Major,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Christopher Parkening,  Frank Peter Zimmermann  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Robert Irving  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Empire Brass,  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart  ... 
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  • 22.
    Bach: Orchestral Suites No 1, 3 & 4 / Menuhin, Bach Festival
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 74274 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks, Concerti Grossi, Etc
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 74278 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis,  Reginald Kilbey,  Kenneth Montgomery,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  String Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  ... 
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  • 24.
    Handel: Water Music, Sonatas, Etc / Menuhin, Bath Festival
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 73347 Release Date: 11/02/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Ambrose Gauntlett,  George Malcolm
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1-5 / Menuhin, Barshai
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 68530 Release Date: 06/20/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Rudolf Barshai
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
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