David Mellor: Sunday 14 April 2013

David takes a close look at the wonderful EMI Icons boxed set.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

This week, David has been inspired by a recently released EMI Icons boxset to dedicate his show to the Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri. Growing up near Bournemouth, David attended many of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s concerts, with Silvestri – the Principal Conductor from 1961 until his death in 1969 - on the podium. As a result, the exciting maestro was a formative part of David's classical music education, and over the two hours he'll select key recordings and live performances, including Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin and The Pines of Rome by Respighi.

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Polonaise
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No.1
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor (Andante con moto)
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century
Constantin Silvestri
BBC Music
BBCL 4007-2

Respighi: I pini del Gianicolo & I pini della Via Appia
Great Performers of the Twentieth Century
Constantin Silvestri
BBC Music
BBCL 4007-2

Vaughan Williams: Overture – The Wasps
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Ravel: Pavane poure une infant defunte
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

Elgar: Overture – In the South
Complete EMI Recordings
Constantin Silvestri
EMI Classics
7 23376 2

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