BBC Concert Orchestra

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; England
Founded in 1952 as a radio orchestra for performances of light and popular classics, the BBC Concert Orchestra has become one of Britain's leading orchestras, performing in concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew out of Stanford Robinson's BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson remained as guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was named permanent conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the following year and Charles Mackerras was Read more appointed to the position in March, 1954. In 1956, Vilem Tausky was named principal conductor, a position he held for ten years. Tausky's successors included Marcus Dods (1966 - 1970), Ashley Lawrence (1970 - 1989), and Barry Wordsworth (from 1989). The orchestra has performed on the radio program "Friday Night Is Music Night" every week since 1953. For live performances, in 1972, the orchestra relocated from the Camden Theatre to its new home at the Hippodrome in North London. The orchestra also performs at the Royal Festival Hall in London and in regular tours throughout Britain, Europe, the United States, and the Far East. Its repertoire ranges from recording film music and accompanying pop singers to performing opera and symphonic works. Read less
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Biography

; England
Founded in 1952 as a radio orchestra for performances of light and popular classics, the BBC Concert Orchestra has become one of Britain's leading orchestras, performing in concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew out of Stanford Robinson's BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson remained as guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was named permanent conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the following year and Charles Mackerras was Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Angels in our Fields
II. O Sanctissima
III. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
IV. O Come, Little Children
V. Coventry Carol
VI. Patapan
I. The Irish Washerwoman
II. The Minstrel Boy
III. The Rakes of Mallow
IV. The Wearing of the Green
V. The Last Rose of Summer
VI. The Girl I Left Behind Me
I. Main titles and opening scene
II. Anna and Vronsky's first meeting
III. Anna and Vronsky on the train
IV. Seance scene
V. Anna and Vronsky discovered
VI. Anna's garden
VII. Anna's illness
VIII. Anna and Vronsky in Venice (Forlana)
IX. Anna and Vronsky part acrimoniously
X. Finale
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivo
I. -
II. -
III. -
No. 1. Allegretto con moto - (Sempre con moto) - A tempo I
No. 2. Andante
No. 3. Tempo di minuetto - Trio
No. 4. Allegro moderato
I. Rectangular Dance: Allegro vivo
II. Waltz: Moderato con moto - Tempo di valse
III. Tango: Andante con moto - Poco agitato - Meno mosso - Tempo I - Meno mosso
IV. Gigue: Allegro vivace
I. First Movement
II. Valley Song
III. Old Joe Clark