A week ago, May 6, saw the Coronations of King Charles III & Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey. Out of necessity, some of the music played was arranged (by Iain Farrington or John Rutter), skilfully, to accommodate the reduced forces. Here are seven pieces from last week recorded as written – Elgar, Handel, Holst, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Walton.

A week ago, May 6, saw the Coronations of King Charles III & Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey. Out of necessity, some of the music played was arranged (by Iain Farrington or John Rutter), skilfully, to accommodate the reduced forces. Here are seven pieces from last week recorded as written – Elgar, Handel, Holst, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Walton.

Elgar, Pomp & Circumstance No.4. London Philharmonic/Sir Adrian Boult. Handel, Zadok the Priest. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie. Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris; undated. Holst, The Planets, iv: ‘Jupiter’. Royal Liverpool...
Coming on June 2: Otto Klemperer – The Warner Classics Remastered Edition Vol. 1 – Complete Recordings of Symphonic Works on EMI Columbia, HMV, Electrola & Parlophone (95 CDs). | Klemperer’s Columbia ‘Choral’ Symphony on vinyl, June 9.

Coming on June 2: Otto Klemperer – The Warner Classics Remastered Edition Vol. 1 – Complete Recordings of Symphonic Works on EMI Columbia, HMV, Electrola & Parlophone (95 CDs). | Klemperer’s Columbia ‘Choral’ Symphony on vinyl, June 9.

These 95 CDs, focusing primarily on symphonic repertoire, precede a collection of operas and sacred works to come in October 2023. Together, the two boxes form Otto Klemperer: The Warner Classics Remastered Edition: the German-born conductor’s entire Warner...
Coming on Warner Classics vinyl: Szell’s Schubert.

Coming on Warner Classics vinyl: Szell’s Schubert.

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 ‘Great’ George Szell Vinyl Physical Release: May 26, 2023 George Szell’s commitment to musical truth made him an intimidating figure – even among the other formidable conductors of the 20th century. His uncompromising quest...