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Ching a ring chaw - Copland (mp4)

A fun sing

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 100)

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Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, part 1/2 - Bach (mp4)

Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

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O Thou that tellest good tidings - Handel (mp4)

Kathleen Ferrier/Boult - of it's time. A great 'true' contralto.

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The trumpet shall sound - Handel (mp4)

The wonderful Philippe Sly - Bass-Baritone. Great tone, timbre and diction.

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 99)

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Tom and Jerry Live (mp4)

Sheer brilliance. Great timing and a lot of hard work went into this.

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Blest Pair of Sirens - Parry (mp4)

Whilst we think of Parry for 'Jerusalem' he wrote many fine compositions in a true 'English' style. This is one of them.

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Enigma Variations - Elgar (mp4)

Rozhdestvensky conducts. The best. Tempos, balance, detail. Be sure to listen to the finale (starting around 27.40) - note the 'connection' between players and conductor. Amazingly he was a last minute replacement for this proms concert.

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 93)

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninoff (mp4)

Outstanding performance by the amazing Alexander Malofeev. What a talent!

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 97)

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Roman Festivals - Respighi (mp4)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Probably Respighi's finest work - very individual and played with great style and gusto!

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 96)

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Symphony 1 - Walton (mp4)

LPO conducted by Bryden Thomson (a symphony not heard often enough and directed here by a conductor who was much under appreciated). This is, simply, the best interpretation of a 20thC masterpiece.

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 92)