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Release Date: Wednesday 5 July 2000
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Editor's Choice - Gramophone Magazine (Oct 2000) - Five Stars (*****) Classic CD (Oct 2000)
Editor's Choice - Gramophone Magazine (Oct 2000)
***** Five Stars Classic CD (Oct 2000)
Based in Manchester, the BBC Philharmonic has established an international reputation, having travelled extensively to the USA, the Far East, South America and all over Europe. Its Principal Conductor is Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Edward Downes is Conductor Emeritus and Vassily Sinaisky (Music Director of the Moscow Philharmonic) is Principal Guest Conductor.
The Orchestra records over one hundred programmes annually for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television both in the studio and in public concerts all over Britain. Under its exclusive Chandos contract the BBC Philharmonic displays an extensive repertoire featuring artists such as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Matthias Bamert and Richard Hickox as well as its own conductors.
Editor's Choice - Gramophone Magazine (October 2000)
"Not a note of 'Bach arr Stokowski' but a fascinating and hugely enjoyable collection of Bach from various celebrated 20-th century composers played with great verve by the BBC Philharmonic."
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (orch. Respighi)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (orch. Bantock)
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 545 (orch. Honneger)
O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß, BWV 622 (orch. Reger)
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 (orch. Elgar)
The 'Giant' Fugue (Wir glauben all' en einen Gott, BWV 680) (orch. Vaughan Williams)
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (orch. Joachim)
'Fugue à la gigue' in G major, BWV 577 (orch. Holst)
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne', BWV 552 (orch. Schoenberg)