BBC Concert Orchestra

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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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  • 1.
    Walter Leigh: Jolly Roger or The Admiral's Daughter
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 2116 Release Date: 08/07/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Walter Leigh
    Performer:  Gordon Faith,  Alan Dudley,  Neilson Taylor,  Leslie Fyson  ... 
    Conductor:  Ashley Lawrence
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    A Double Celebration / Rutter, Cambridge Singers
    Label: Collegium Records   Catalog: 137 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Amner,  Anonymous,  Thomas Tallis,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Mark Williams,  Mark Padmore,  Donna Deam,  Frances Jellard  ... 
    Conductor:  John Rutter,  John Birch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
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    The Fire That Breaks From Thee / Marshall-luck, Hughes, Bbc Concert Orchestra
    Label: Em Records   Catalog: 23 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robin Milford,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Rupert Marshall-Luck
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Amore / Joseph Calleja
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001921802 Release Date: 10/15/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Paolo Tosti,  Consuelo Velazquez,  Francesco Sartori,  Lucio Dalla  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Calleja,  Ksenija Sidorova,  Nicola Benedetti,  Charles Mutter
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Fenton: Frozen Planet / Fenton, BBC Concert Orchestra
    Label: Silva Screen   Catalog: 1392 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Fenton
    Conductor:  George Fenton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Be My Love - Tribute To Mario Lanza / 	Joseph Calleja
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001743802 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicholas Brodszky,  Agustín Lara,  Renato Rascel,  Juventino Rosas  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Calleja
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  New London Singers
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  • 7.
    Merrymakers - British Light Classics
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1192 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eric Coates,  Trevor Duncan,  Ernest Tomlinson,  Hamish McCunn  ... 
    Conductor:  Iain Sutherland
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Brian: Symphony No. 1
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67971 Release Date: 12/13/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Havergal Brian
    Performer:  Peter Auty,  Christine Rice,  Susan Gritton,  Alastair Miles  ... 
    Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  Brighton Festival Chorus,  Huddersfield Choral Society  ... 
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    Gregson: A Song For Chris, Trombone Concerto / Tovey, Johnston, Moore, BBC Concert Orchestra
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10627 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edward Gregson
    Performer:  Peter Moore,  Guy Johnston
    Conductor:  Bramwell Tovey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 10.
    My First Ballet Collection
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1019 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Léo Delibes,  Adolphe Adam,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Koen Kessels,  Graham Bond,  Boris Gruzin,  Yevgeny Svetlanov  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
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    The Film Music Of Mischa Spoliansky
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10543 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mischa Spoliansky
    Performer:  Mark Coles,  Ileana Ruhemann,  Roderick Elms,  John Wright
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 12.
    American Classics - Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 5
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559382 Release Date: 11/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson
    Performer:  Kim Criswell,  William Dazeley
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Anderson: Sleigh Ride & Other Holiday Favorites / Slatkin
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559621 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Sax Drive - Bennett, Myers, Torke / John Harle
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 443529 Release Date: 10/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Stanley Myers,  Richard Rodney Bennett,  Michael Torke
    Performer:  John Harle
    Conductor:  James Judd,  Barry Wordsworth,  David Alan Miller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Argo (classical),  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Albany Symphony Orchestra
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    Cutler: Bartlebooth, Archie, Etc / Sparling, Dullea, Leonard, Hazlewood, Et Al
    Label: Nmc   Catalog: 134 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joe Cutler
    Performer:  Mary Dullea,  Robin Michael,  Andrew Sparling,  Darragh Morgan  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Hazlewood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 4 / Slatkin, Criswell, Dazeley
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559381 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson,  Edward MacDowell
    Performer:  Kim Criswell,  William Dazeley
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Constant Lambert: The Rio Grande, Concerto, Horoscope
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436118 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Constant Lambert
    Performer:  Della Jones,  Kathryn Scott,  Ileana Ruhemann,  Michael Pearce  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers,  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Best Of London - Sullivan, Elgar, Handel, Holst, Walton, Etc
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572098-99 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Francis Cutting,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Dorothy Linell,  Matthew Larkin,  John Lenehan
    Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth,  Noel Edison,  Howard Griffiths,  Kees Bakels  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Elora Choir of St. John's,  English Sinfonia  ... 
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    Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 3 / Slatkin, BBC
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559357 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson,  George Gershwin,  Meredith Willson,  Traditional
    Performer:  Catherine Moore,  Alasdair Malloy
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 20.
    The Film Music Of  Constant Lambert, Lord Berners / Gamba
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10459 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Constant Lambert,  Lord (Tyrwhitt) Berners
    Performer:  Cynthia Fleming,  Mary Carewe
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
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    Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 2 / Slatkin, BBC
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559356 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson
    Performer:  Alistair Young,  David McCallum
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream / Pacific Northwest Ballet [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7003 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Stewart Kershaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 1 / Slatkin, BBC
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559313 Release Date: 01/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson
    Performer:  Jeffrey Biegel,  Neville Graham,  Jenny McLaren,  Michael Pearce  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Shulamit Ran: Legends, Etc / Hazlewood, Et Al
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 970 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Shulamit Ran
    Performer:  Ittai Shapira
    Conductor:  Charles Hazlewood,  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • 25.
    The Film Music Of John Addison / Gamba, Et Al
    Label: Chandos Movies   Catalog: 10418 Release Date: 06/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Addison,  John Mervin Addison
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
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