Repertoire

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Abrahamsen, Hans

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Piano Concerto

Anderson, Julian

Julian Anderson is one of the most talented composers of his generation. Born in London in 1967, he studied with John Lambert, Alexander Goehr and Tristan Murail and first came to prominence when his orchestral Diptych (1990) won the RPS Composition...

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Prayer

Arnold, Malcolm

Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer. He gained a reputation for composing light music, film scores, works for theatre, ballets and symphonies.

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Divertimento for Wind Trio

Barry, John

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011)was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James...

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Body Heat

Born Free

Chaplin

Goldfinger (1964)

Mary, Queen of Scots

Midnight Cowboy

Moviola

Somewhere in Time

The Knack

The Persuaders

All Time High, Octopussy (1983)

Main Theme, Zulu

On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) We Have All the Time in the World

Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twice

Suite, Dances with Wolves

Suite, James Bond

Theme, Out of Africa (1985)

Bartók, Béla

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest...

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Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion

Viola Concerto

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Overture, Egmont

Overture, Namensfeier

Piano Concerto No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Septet in E flat major, Op. 20

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 9, Choral

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

Borodin, Alexander

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful")...

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Polovtsian Dances

Boulez, Pierre

Pierre Boulez ( born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist.

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Notations

Brahms, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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Ein deutsches Requiem

(orch Dvořák) Hungarian Dances (Nos.12-21)

Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4

Britten, Benjamin

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was one of the central figures of twentieth-century British classical music, and wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from...

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'Four Sea Interludes', Peter Grimes

Simple Symphony (I. Boisterous Bourrée, II. Playful Pizzicato)

Six metamorphoses after Ovid: Pan, Niobe and Bacchus

Bruch, Max

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple...

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Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruckner, Anton

Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language...

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Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 9

Davies, Tansy

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Forest - A Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra

de Falla, Manuel

Manuel de Falla y Matheu (23 November 1876 – 14 November 1946) was a Spanish composer. With Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados he is one of Spain's most important musicians of the first half...

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Debussy, Claude

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied...

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Iberia

La mer

Pelléas et Mélisande

Syrinx

Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Duruflé, Maurice

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Requiem

Dvořák, Antonín

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk musics of Moravia and his native Bohemia...

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Cello Concerto

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

Elgar, Edward

Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934), 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral...

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Cello Concerto

Cockaigne (In London Town)

Symphony No. 1

Fauré, Gabriel

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers....

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Requiem

Françaix, Jean

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Quartet for Wind

Gershwin, George

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and...

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&39;I Got Rhythm&39;, Girl Crazy

&39;Nice Work If You Can Get It&39;

Lullaby for strings

Gounod, Charles

Charles-François Gounod was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette.

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Vous qui faites l'endormie' (Méphistophélès' Serenade), Faust

Haydn, Joseph

Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father...

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Symphony No. 101, The Clock

Hindemith, Paul

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Sonata for Tuba

Holst, Gustav

Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

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The Planets

Liadov, Anatoly

Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov or Liadov (May 11 1855 – August 28 1914) was a Russian composer, teacher and conductor.

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Kikimora

Ligeti, György

György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a composer of contemporary classical music. Born in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in Hungary before emigrating and becoming an Austrian citizen.

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Concert Românesc

Piano Concerto

MacMillan, James

James MacMillan is one of today’s most successful living composers and is also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection...

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Fanfare for choir and orchestra

Mahler, Gustav

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště...

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Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 6

Mendelssohn, Felix

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847) - generally known in English-speaking countries as Felix Mendelssohn - was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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Overture, Ruy Blas

Overture, The Hebrides

String Symphony No 12 in G minor

Meredith, Anna

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axeman

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Divertimento in B-Flat, K.137

Divertimento in D, K136

Horn Concerto No. 4, K495

Piano Concerto No. 20, K466

Piano Concerto No. 27, K595

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364

Violin Concerto No. 5, K219

Nielsen, Carl

Carl August Nielsen (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also recognized as being a skilledconductor and a violinist. 

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Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

Parry, Hubert

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 – 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

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Blest Pair of Sirens

Piazzolla, Ástor

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz...

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Libertango

Oblivion

Porter, Cole

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&39;Anything Goes&39;, Anything Goes

&39;Ev&39;ry Time We Say Goodbye&39;

&39;Let&39;s Do It&39;

Poulenc, Francis

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and a member of the French group Les Six. He composed solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, choral music, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music.

Poulenc...

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Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the...

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Symphony No. 1, Classical

Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives...

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&39;Ves tabor spit&39; (Aleko&39;s Cavatina), Aleko

Symphonic Dances

Piano Concerto No. 2

Ravel, Maurice

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated...

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Alborada del gracioso

Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Introduction et Allegro

Rodgers, Richard

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships...

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&39;My Funny Valentine&39;, Babes in Arms

Salonen, Esa-Pekka

Esa-Pekka Salonen, born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki, is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer.

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Pentatonic Etude

Sarasate, Pablo

Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (10 March 1844 – 20 September 1908) was a Spanish violinist and composer of the Romantic period.

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Navarra for two violins and orchestra

Schubert, Franz

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Overture, Rosamunde

Schumann, Robert

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856), sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic...

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Piano Concerto

Symphony No. 2

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Symphony No. 5

Smetana, Bedřich

Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in...

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Vltava from Má Vlast

Overture, The Bartered Bride

Strauss, Richard

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Also sprach Zarathustra

Strauss, Johann

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, or the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed...

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Thunder and Lightning Polka

Stravinsky, Igor

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (7 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Stravinsky's...

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Funeral Song

The Firebird (Complete Ballet, 1910)

Three Pieces for Clarinet

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893), anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of The Russian Orthodox...

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Serenade for Strings in C major (Op. 48)

Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958), OM, was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores.

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The Lark Ascending

Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony

A London Symphony

Walton, William

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade...

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Viola Concerto

Williams, John

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws...

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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

E.T.

Hook

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raider&39;s March

Jaws

Jurassic Park

Memoirs of a Geisha

Schindler's List

War Horse