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Simon Rattle: The CBSO Years

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Cat No: 2564610055

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Number of Discs: 52

Release Date: 2nd October 2015

Contents

Works

Adams, John

Harmonielehre
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra
Tromba Lontana

Ades, Thomas

Asyla

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123
The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19 Sz73 (complete ballet)

Berg, Alban

Lulu Suite

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, op.25 (orch. Schoenberg)

Britten, Benjamin

An American Overture
Ballad of Heroes, op.14
Canadian Carnival, op.19
Chansons Francaises (4)
Diversions for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra, op.21
Occasional Overture, op.38
Praise we Great Men
Russian Funeral March
Scottish Ballad, op.26
Sinfonia da Requiem, op.20
Suite on English Folk Tunes, op.90 'A time there was...'
The Building of the House
» Overture
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34
War Requiem, op.66
Young Apollo, op.16

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.7 in E major

Debussy, Claude

Estampes (3)
» no.1 Pagodes (arr Grainger)
Images pour orchestre
Jeux
» Poeme danse
Le roi Lear (King Lear): incidental music, L107

Elgar, Edward

Enigma Variations, op.36
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Incidental Music
The Dream of Gerontius, op.38

Grainger, Percy

Country Gardens
In a Nutshell: Suite
Lincolnshire Posy
The Warriors (arr. for Piano 6-hands and Orchestra)
Train Music

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.22 in D major, Hob.I:22 'The Philosopher'
Symphony no.60 in C major, Hob.I:60 'Il distratto' 'Der Zerstreute'
Symphony no.70 in D major, Hob.I:70
Symphony no.86 in D major, Hob.I:86
Symphony no.90 in C major, Hob.I:90
Symphony no.102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102
The Creation (Die Schopfung), Hob.XXI:2

Henze, Hans Werner

Barcarola
Symphony no.7

Janacek, Leos

Glagolitic Mass, JWIII/9

Mahler, Gustav

Blumine (original 2nd movement of Symphony no.1)
Das Lied von der Erde
Das klagende Lied
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» Ablosung um Sommer (orch Berio)
» no.1 Der Schildwache Nachtlied
» no.2 Verlor'ne Muh'
» no.4 Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
» no.6 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
» no.9 Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen
» no.11b Revelge
» no.12b Der Tamboursg'sell
Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'
Symphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Symphony no.3 in D minor
Symphony no.4 in G major
Symphony no.6 in A minor
Symphony no.7 in E minor
Symphony no.8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Maw, Nicholas

Odyssey

Messiaen, Olivier

Turangalila Symphony

Nielsen, Carl

Pan and Syrinx, op.49 FS87
Symphony no.4, op.29 'The Inextinguishable'

Prokofiev, Sergei

Scythian Suite, op.20
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Symphonic Dances, op.45
Vocalise, op.34 no.14

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe
Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'
La Valse
Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
» La vallee des cloches (orch Grainger)
Sheherazade: a song cycle after three poems by Tristan Klingsor

Schoenberg, Arnold

Erwartung, op.17
Orchestral pieces (5), op.16

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Symphony no.4 in C minor, op.43

Sibelius, Jean

Kuolema (Death), op.62a
» Scene with Cranes
Symphonies 1-7 (complete)
The Oceanides, op.73

Stravinsky, Igor

Apollon musagete
Etudes (4) for orchestra
Petrushka (1947 version)
Scherzo a la Russe
Symphony in three movements
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Szymanowski, Karol

Harnasie, op.55
King Roger
Litany to the Virgin Mary, op.59
Love Songs of Hafiz, op.26
Songs of a Fairy Princess, op.31
Stabat Mater, op.53
Symphony no.3, op.27 'The Song of the Night'
Symphony no.4, op.60 'Symphonie Concertante'

Turnage, Mark-Anthony

Drowned Out
Momentum
Screaming Popes (3)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

On Wenlock Edge
Songs of Travel (9)

Walton, William

Belshazzar's Feast
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor

Webern, Anton

Pieces (6), op.6

Weill, Kurt

Die 7 Todsunden (The 7 Deadly Sins)

Artists

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Simon Rattle

Works

Adams, John

Harmonielehre
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra
Tromba Lontana

Ades, Thomas

Asyla

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123
The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19 Sz73 (complete ballet)

Berg, Alban

Lulu Suite

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, op.25 (orch. Schoenberg)

Britten, Benjamin

An American Overture
Ballad of Heroes, op.14
Canadian Carnival, op.19
Chansons Francaises (4)
Diversions for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra, op.21
Occasional Overture, op.38
Praise we Great Men
Russian Funeral March
Scottish Ballad, op.26
Sinfonia da Requiem, op.20
Suite on English Folk Tunes, op.90 'A time there was...'
The Building of the House
» Overture
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34
War Requiem, op.66
Young Apollo, op.16

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.7 in E major

Debussy, Claude

Estampes (3)
» no.1 Pagodes (arr Grainger)
Images pour orchestre
Jeux
» Poeme danse
Le roi Lear (King Lear): incidental music, L107

Elgar, Edward

Enigma Variations, op.36
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Incidental Music
The Dream of Gerontius, op.38

Grainger, Percy

Country Gardens
In a Nutshell: Suite
Lincolnshire Posy
The Warriors (arr. for Piano 6-hands and Orchestra)
Train Music

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.22 in D major, Hob.I:22 'The Philosopher'
Symphony no.60 in C major, Hob.I:60 'Il distratto' 'Der Zerstreute'
Symphony no.70 in D major, Hob.I:70
Symphony no.86 in D major, Hob.I:86
Symphony no.90 in C major, Hob.I:90
Symphony no.102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102
The Creation (Die Schopfung), Hob.XXI:2

Henze, Hans Werner

Barcarola
Symphony no.7

Janacek, Leos

Glagolitic Mass, JWIII/9

Mahler, Gustav

Blumine (original 2nd movement of Symphony no.1)
Das Lied von der Erde
Das klagende Lied
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» Ablosung um Sommer (orch Berio)
» no.1 Der Schildwache Nachtlied
» no.2 Verlor'ne Muh'
» no.4 Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
» no.6 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
» no.9 Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen
» no.11b Revelge
» no.12b Der Tamboursg'sell
Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'
Symphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Symphony no.3 in D minor
Symphony no.4 in G major
Symphony no.6 in A minor
Symphony no.7 in E minor
Symphony no.8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Maw, Nicholas

Odyssey

Messiaen, Olivier

Turangalila Symphony

Nielsen, Carl

Pan and Syrinx, op.49 FS87
Symphony no.4, op.29 'The Inextinguishable'

Prokofiev, Sergei

Scythian Suite, op.20
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Symphonic Dances, op.45
Vocalise, op.34 no.14

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe
Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'
La Valse
Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
» La vallee des cloches (orch Grainger)
Sheherazade: a song cycle after three poems by Tristan Klingsor

Schoenberg, Arnold

Erwartung, op.17
Orchestral pieces (5), op.16

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Symphony no.4 in C minor, op.43

Sibelius, Jean

Kuolema (Death), op.62a
» Scene with Cranes
Symphonies 1-7 (complete)
The Oceanides, op.73

Stravinsky, Igor

Apollon musagete
Etudes (4) for orchestra
Petrushka (1947 version)
Scherzo a la Russe
Symphony in three movements
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Szymanowski, Karol

Harnasie, op.55
King Roger
Litany to the Virgin Mary, op.59
Love Songs of Hafiz, op.26
Songs of a Fairy Princess, op.31
Stabat Mater, op.53
Symphony no.3, op.27 'The Song of the Night'
Symphony no.4, op.60 'Symphonie Concertante'

Turnage, Mark-Anthony

Drowned Out
Momentum
Screaming Popes (3)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

On Wenlock Edge
Songs of Travel (9)

Walton, William

Belshazzar's Feast
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor

Webern, Anton

Pieces (6), op.6

Weill, Kurt

Die 7 Todsunden (The 7 Deadly Sins)

Artists

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Simon Rattle

About

Between 1980 and 1998 Simon Rattle conducted no less than 934 concerts with the CBSO. Together they performed works by many 20th-century composers, as well as established favourites, and gave a total of 16 world premieres.

Rattle also made 69 recordings for EMI with the orchestra. This box brings together that recorded legacy, which includes pieces by composers pivotal to his work, such as Mahler, Sibelius and Szymanowski, as well as some of the new compositions he championed - Nicholas Maw’s Odyssy, Mark Anthony Turnage’s Momentum, Three Screaming Popes and Drowned Out, and Thomas Adès’ Asyla.

'I do believe that there are certain things - such as human discourse, friendship and music - that are meant to be live', Rattle told The Daily Telegraph in 1999. 'To be limited to recordings is like choosing snapshots of your children over the children themselves.' His approach to recording with the CBSO was to try and re-create the energy, spontaneity and living quality of a concert performance.

'We try now to do more and more straight performances in the recording studio, with as few re-takes as possible', he told Nicholas Kenyon during the recording of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony in 1986. Later, he would come to favour recordings based wholly on live performances - 'You need to hear the rough edges.'

Rattle’s discs with the CBSO are snapshots not just of a living relationship between conductor and orchestra, but of an on-going process of artistic exploration.

That process begins with a series of major statements of intent: the first British recording of Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass - one of the high points of Rattle’s first full season in Birmingham, recorded barely five months after his first concert as principal conductor - and only the second recording ever made of Britten’s War Requiem. As the orchestra that gave its premiere in 1962, the CBSO has a unique performance tradition in this work.

A series of shorter Britten works signalled a determination to widen the canon: Rattle had conducted (incredibly) the world premiere of Britten’s American Overture just six months before recording it in early 1984. He was to have conducted the UK premiere of the equally rare 'Occasional Overture' in October 1983, had the birth of his son Sacha not intervened: Rattle’s mentor John Carewe covered for the new dad.

Elise Ross, then Rattle’s wife, had already featured on his September 1982 recording of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, the first to use Weill’s original keys. 'Rattle really appreciates the colour and wit', wrote Opera magazine.

Contents:
CD 1/2

Leos Janácek
- Glagolitic Mass
Dame Felicity Palmer (soprano) • Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano) • John Mitchinson (tenor) • Malcolm King (bass) • Jane Parker-Smith (organ)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 9 & 10.I.1981, The Great Hall, Birmingham University

Benjamin Britten
- War Requiem, Op.66
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano) • Robert Tear (tenor) • Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
Mark Blatchly (organ)
Boys of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford • City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 27.II and 1, 4.III.1983, The Great Hall, Birmingham University

CD 3
Benjamin Britten
- An American Overture, Op.27
Recorded: 23 & 24.V.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Ballad of Heroes, Op.14
Robert Tear (tenor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 15 – 17.VII.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Recorded: 15 – 17.VII.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- The Building of the House – Overture, Op.79
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 15 – 17.VII.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Praise We Great Men (1976) (Edith Sitwell, edited and orchestrated by Colin Matthews)
Alison Hargan (soprano) • Mary King (mezzo-soprano) • Robert Tear (tenor) • Willard White (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 15 – 17.VII.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Suite on English Folk Tunes: ‘A time there was…’, Op.90
Recorded: 23 & 24.V.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 4
Benjamin Britten
- Canadian Carnival, Op.19 (Wesley Warren, trumpet)
Recorded: 22 & 23.IV.1982, Cheltenham Town Hall

- Young Apollo, Op.16
Peter Donohoe (piano) • Felix Kok & Jeremy Ballard (violin)
Peter Cole (viola) • Michal Kaznowski (cello)
Recorded: 22 & 23.IV.1982, Cheltenham Town Hall

- Quatre Chansons françaises
Jill Gomez (soprano)
Recorded: 22 & 23.IV.1982, Cheltenham Town Hall

- Scottish Ballad, Op.26
Peter Donohoe (piano) • Philip Fowke (piano)
Recorded: 22 & 23.IV.1982, Cheltenham Town Hall

- Occasional Overture, Op.38
Recorded: 23 & 24.V.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Recorded: 23 & 24.V.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 5
Kurt Weill
- Die sieben Todsünden
Anna: Elise Ross (soprano)
The Family: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Ian Caley (tenor), Michael Rippon (baritone) John Tomlinson (bass) (Mother)
Recorded: 7.IX.1982, Birmingham Town Hall

Ralph Vaughan Williams
- On Wenlock Edge
Robert Tear (tenor)
- Songs of Travel
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
Recorded: 26 & 27.V.1983, Birmingham Town Hall

CD 6/7
Sergei Rachmaninov
- Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Recorded: 23.X.1982, The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

- Vocalise, Op.34 No.14
Felix Kok (violin)
Recorded: 28.II.1983, The Great Hall, Birmingham University

Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Arleen Augér (soprano) • Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey)
Recorded: 27.IV; 30.V. & 1.VI.1986, Watford Town Hall

CD 8  
Gustav Mahler
- Das klagende Lied
Helena Döse (soprano) • Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo-soprano) • Robert Tear (tenor) • Sean Rea (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 12 – 13.X.1983 & 24.VI.1984, Birmingham Town Hall

CD 9/10
Johannes Brahms, orch. Arnold Schoenberg
- Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor
Recorded: 19.VI.1984, The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.6 in A minor
Recorded: 14 – 16.XII.1989, Watford Town Hall

CD 11
Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39
Recorded: 7, 8 & 13.XII.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82
Recorded: 21.II.1987, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
 
CD 12
Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43
Recorded: 21 & 22.VI.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Symphony No.3 in C, Op.52
Recorded: 10 & 11.X.1985, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 13
Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63
- Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104

Recorded: 13 & 14.XII.1986, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- The Oceanides (Aallottaret), Op.73
Recorded: 7, 8 & 13.XII.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 14
Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105
Recorded: 10 & 11.X.1985, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Kuolema, Op.44 – Scene with Cranes
Recorded: 4.V.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

Carl Nielsen
- Pan and Syrinx, Op.49
- Symphony No.4, Op.29 'The Inextinguishable'

Recorded: 13 & 14.IX.1984, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 15
Olivier Messiaen
- Turangalîla-Symphonie
Peter Donohoe (piano) • Tristan Murail (ondes Martenot)
Recorded: 30 & 31.I. and 1.II.1986, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 16/17
Edward Elgar
- The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38
Gerontius, The Soul of Gerontius - John Mitchinson (tenor)
The Angel - Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
The Priest, The Angel of the Agony - John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 6 – 8.IX.1986, Great Hall, Birmingham University

CD 18
Igor Stravinsky
- Petrushka (1947 version)
Peter Donohoe (piano)
- Symphony in Three Movements
Elaine Donohoe (piano) • Robert Johnston (harp)
Recorded: 3 & 4.X.1986, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 19
Igor Stravinsky
- L’Oiseau de feu
- Scherzo à la russe (for jazz band)
- Four Studies
- Scherzo à la russe (orchestral version, 1943-4)

Recorded: 16 & 17.X.1987, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 20
Igor Stravinsky
- Apollo
Felix Kok (violin), Jeremy Ballard (violin) • Peter Cole (viola) • Ulrich Heinen (cello) • John Tattersdill (double-bass)
Recorded: 30.IV & 1.V.1988, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Le Sacre du printemps
Recorded: 19 – 21.XII.1987, Arts Centre, University of Warwick  / Producer:  David R. Murray / Balance engineer: Michael Sheady
(P) 1989 by Parlophone Records Ltd. / STEREO/DDD
 
CD 21
Arnold Schoenberg
- Five Orchestral Pieces, Op.16 (Original version, 1909)
Recorded: 19 – 21.XII.1987 & 29.IV.1988, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

Anton Webern
- Six Orchestral Pieces, Op.6 (1909, rev. 1928)
Recorded: 29.IV.1988, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

Alban Berg
- Lulu-Suite
Arleen Augér (soprano)
Recorded: 19 – 21.XII.1987, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 22
Claude Debussy
- Musiques pour 'Le Roi Lear', Orchestrated by Roger-Ducasse
- Jeux: Poème Dansé
- 'Images' pour Orchestre

Recorded: 15 – 17.II.1989, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
 
CD 23/24
Franz Joseph Haydn
- The Creation
Arleen Augér (soprano) - Gabriel, Eve
Philip Langridge (tenor) - Uriel
David Thomas (bass) - Raphael, Adam
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Continuo: Harry Bickett (fortepiano) • Ulrich Heinen (cello) • John Tettersdill (double-bass)
Recorded: 24 – 26.III & 29.IV.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 25
Franz Joseph Haydn
- Symphony No.60 in C 'Il distratto'
Recorded: 22.XII.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Symphony No.70 in D
Recorded: 26 – 27.X.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Symphony No.90 in C
Recorded: 26 – 27.X.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
 
CD 26
Maurice Ravel
- Fanfare (L’Éventail de Jeanne)
Recorded: 6.X.1989, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Shéhérazade: Trois poèmes pour chant et orchestra sur les vers de Tristan Klingsor
Maria Ewing (soprano)
Recorded: 6.X.1989, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Alborada del gracioso
Recorded: 6.X.1989, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- La Vallée des cloches (arr. Percy Grainger)
Recorded: 27 – 28.IV.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Ma Mère l’Oye: Ballet
Recorded: 27 – 28.IV.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- La Valse: Poème chorégraphique
Recorded: 27 – 28.IV.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
 
CD 27
Maurice Ravel
- Daphnis et Chloé: Symphonie chorégraphique en trois parties
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 16 – 17 & 21.XII.1991, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 28
Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.7
Recorded: 21 & 22.VI.1991, Snape Concert Hall, Snape, (1991 Aldeburgh Festival)
 
CD 29
Gustav Mahler
- Blumine
- Symphony No.1 in D

Recorded Live: 16 – 19.XII.1991, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 30
Sergei Prokofiev
- Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100
- Scythian Suite, Op.20 (Ala and Lolli)

Recorded: 24 – 26.I.1992, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 31
Hans Werner Henze
- Barcarola per grande orchestra (1979)
- Symphony No.7
(1983/84)
Recorded Live: 25.V.1992, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
 
CD 32/33
Benjamin Britten
- The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
Recorded: 28.I.1995, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Nicholas Maw
- Odyssey
Recorded Live: 11.X.1990, Birmingham Town Hall

CD 34
Edward Elgar
- Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), Op.36
- Grania and Diarmid: Incidental Music, Op.42

Recorded 28 & 29.VIII.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, Op.68
Recorded: 24 & 25.IV.1992, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 35
John Adams
- Harmonielehre
Recorded 4, 6, 8 & 9.VII.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra
Recorded 20.IX.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Tromba Lontana
Jonathan Holland (trombone) • Wesley Warren (trombone)
- Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Recorded 4, 6, 8 & 9.VII.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 36
Mark-Anthony Turnage
- Drowned Out for large orchestra
Recorded 18.III.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Three Screaming Popes after Francis Bacon for large orchestra
Recorded 26.I.1992, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Momentum for orchestra
Recorded 29.VIII.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Thomas Adès
- Asyla, Op.17 for orchestra (1997)
Recorded Live: 29 – 30.VIII.1998, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 37 
Béla Bartók
- The Miraculous Mandarin: complete ballet, Op.19 (Sz.73)
Recorded 4 – 5.IV.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Concerto for Orchestra Sz.116
Recorded 1 – 3.X.1992, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 38
Arnold Schoenberg
- 'Erwartung' (Melodram), Op.17
Recorded 5 & 6.IV.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 39
Karol Szymanowski
- Stabat Mater, Op.53
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano) • Florence Quivar (mezzo-soprano) • John Connell (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded 3 & 4.IV.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Litania do Marii Panny, Op.59
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded 4.IV.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Symphony No.3, Op.27 'Song of the Night'
Jon Garrison (tenor) • Peter Thomas (violin)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded 1 & 2.X.1993, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
 
CD 40
Franz Joseph Haydn
- Symphony No.22 in E flat 'Der Philosoph'
Recorded: 2.XII.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Symphony No.102 in B flat
Recorded: 7 & 8.X.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Symphony No.86 in D
Recorded: 30 & 31.VII.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
 
CD 41
Dmitri Shostakovich
- Symphony No.4, Op.43
Recorded: 23 & 24.VII.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Benjamin Britten
- Russian Funeral (1936) for Brass and Percussion
Recorded 1.XII.1994, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 42
Gustav Mahler
- Das Lied von der Erde
Peter Seiffert (tenor) • Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Recorded: 28 – 30.XII.1995, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

CD 43
Anton Bruckner
- Symphony No.7 in E (Nowak Edition)
Recorded: 17 & 18.IX.1996, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 44
Percy Grainger
- In a Nutshell: Suite
- Train Music
- Country Gardens: English Morris Dance Tune) (Stokowski)


Ravel, arr Grainger
- La Vallée des cloches (Miroirs)
Recorded: 27 – 28.IV.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

Percy Grainger
- Lincolnshire Posy, for Military Band

Debussy, arr Grainger
- Pagodes (Estampes)
- The Warriors: Music to an Imaginary Ballet for orchestra and three pianos
Malcolm Wilson (piano) • Roderick Elms (piano) • Wayne Marshall (piano)
Recorded: 1 – 2.XII.1996, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 45
Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.4 in G
Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Recorded: 8 & 9.V.1997, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
 
CD 46
William Walton
- Symphony No.1 in B flat minor
Recorded: 21 & 22.X.1990, Arts Centre, University of Warwick

- Belshazzar’s Feast
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus • Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Recorded: VII & X.1997, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
 
CD 47/48
Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.3 in D minor
Birgit Remmert (contralto)
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus • Ladies of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 5 – 7.X.1997, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- 8 Lieder from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'
[1] Der Schildwache Nachtlied 
[2] Verlor’ne Müh’ 
[3] Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? 
[4] Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen 
[5] Revelge 
[6] Der Tamboursg’sell 
[7] Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt 
[8] Ablösung im Sommer (orch. Luciano Berio) 
Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Recorded: 16 & 17.IX.1997, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 49/50
Karol Szymanowski
- Król Roger, Op.46
King Roger - Thomas Hampson
Roxana - Elzbieta Szmytka
Edrisi -Philip Langridge
Shepherd - Ryszard Minkiewicz
Archbishop -Robert Gierlach
Deaconess -Jadwiga Rappé
Voice 1 - Lisa Milne
Voice 2 – Andrew Burden
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus • City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus
Recorded: 21 – 25.VII.1998, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Symphony No.4 (Sinfonia Concertante)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Recorded: 11 – 12.X.1996, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 51 
Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.8 in E flat ('Symphony of a Thousand')
Christine Brewer (soprano): Magna Peccatrix
Soile Isokoski (soprano): Una Poenitentium
Juliane Banse (soprano): Mater Gloriosa
Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano): Mulier Samaritana
Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano): Maria Aegyptiaca
Jon Villars (tenor): Doctor Marianus
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone): Pater Ecstaticus
John Relyea (bass): Pater Profundus
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus • London Symphony Chorus • City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus • Toronto Children’s Chorus
Recorded Live: 5, 8 & 9.VI.2004, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CD 52 
Karol Szymanowski
- Plesni ksiezniczki z basni (Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess), Op.31
Iwona Sobotka (soprano)
Recorded: 20.III.2006, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Harnasie, Op.55
Timothy Robinson (tenor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Recorded: 23 – 25.X.2002, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

- Plesni milosne Hafiza (Love Songs of Hafiz), Op.26
Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)
Recorded: 30.VI.2004, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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