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Orchestral (including chamber orchestra)

Adams, John
Naïve and Sentimental Music

Arnold, Malcolm –
Symphony No. 5
Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps

Bach (orch. Goldmann) –
14 Canons, BWV 1087 (Goldberg Variations)

Bartók –
The Miraculous Mandarin (complete ballet)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Beethoven –
Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Berg –
Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Violin Concerto

Berio
Sinfonia

Berkeley, Lennox –
Serenade for Strings

Bernstein
West Side Story
(Symphonic Dances)

Bizet –
L’Arlésienne (Suite. No. 1)

Boulez
Notations
(I-IV, VII)
Le soleil des eaux
Le visage nuptial
FiguresDoublesPrismes

Brahms –
Double Concerto

Britten
Simple Symphony
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Bruch –
Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruckner –
Symphony No. 4

Chopin –
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

Copland –
Clarinet Concerto

Delius –
Violin Concerto
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)

Dean, Brett
Ariel’s Song

Dvórak –
Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
Serenade for Strings in E major

Elgar –
Introduction and Allegro for strings
In the South (Alassio)

Falla
The Three-Cornered Hat
(complete ballet)

Glinka
Ruslan and Lyudmila
(overture)

Holst
The Perfect Fool
 (ballet music)
The Planets

Ibert
Divertissement

Kernis, Aaron Jay
New Era Dance

Korgold –
Violin Concerto

Hindemith –
Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’

Liszt
Les préludes
Prometheus
Hamlet
Totentanz
Dante Symphony
Faust Symphony
Sposalizio (orch. Sciarrino)
La notte
From the Cradle to the Grave

MacCunn
The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
(concert overture)

Mahler –
Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 6
Symphony No. 9
Das Lied von der Erde

Mendelssohn –
String Symphony No. 9 in C major
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (overture and incidental music)

Messiaen
Éclairs sur l’au-delà
Turangalîla-symphonie

Mozart –
Divertimento in D major for strings, K136
Serenade in D major, K239 (Serenata notturna)
Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413
Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, K364
Flute and Harp Concerto, K299

Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
(orch. Ravel)

Penderecki
Sinfonietta per archi
(1991)

Poulenc –
Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani

Prokofiev –
Piano Concerto No. 1

Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances
, Suite No. 3
Fountains of Rome
Trittico Botticelliano

Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade

Schoenberg
Pelleas und Melisande

Schumann –
Piano Concerto

Shostakovich –
Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a (arr. Barshai)

Sibelius –
Symphony No. 5 (original and final versions)
Karelia Suite
Pan and Echo
Dance Intermezzo
The Tempest (Prelude, Suites Nos. 1 and 2)

Strauss, Richard
Don Juan
Ein Heldenleben
An Alpine Symphony
Der Rosenkavalier (orchestral suite, 1945)

Stravinsky
Abraham and Isaac
Agon
Le chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale)
Chopin arrangements (Nocturne and Grande valse brillante)
The Firebird (1945 suite)
Pulcinella (complete ballet)
The Rite of Spring
Jeu de cartes
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Scherzo à la russe
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
Chorale Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch’

Tchaikovsky –
Piano Concerto No. 1
Francesca da Rimini
Hamlet (overture)
Mozartiana (Orchestral Suite No. 4)
Variations on a Rococo Theme (original & later versions)
Serenade for Strings
Souvenir de Florence

Vaughan Williams –
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
A Pastoral Symphony
Symphony No. 9

Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

Wagner
Tannhäuser
(overture)
Siegfried Idyll

Walton
Henry V
 (suites, also ‘Shakespeare scenario’ arr. Christopher Palmer)
Façade (extracts)
Orb and Sceptre
Portsmouth Point
Johannesburg Festival Overture
Viola Concerto
Cello Concerto

Webern
Im Sommerwind
Passacaglia, Op. 1
Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6

 

Chamber music (incl. chamber ensemble)

Beethoven –
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2

Berg
Lyric Suite
for string quartet

Boulez
Anthèmes 2
Dialogue de l’ombre double
Mémoriale
Messagesquisse

Brahms  –
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 99

Cassadó –
Suite for solo cello

Chopin
Polonaise brillante
for cello and piano, Op. 3

Dvórak –
String Quintet in G major, Op. 77

Ibert
Divertissement

Ligeti –
String Quartet No. 2

Martin, Frank –
Trio on Popular Irish Melodies

Mendelssohn –
Octet

Mozart –
Divertimento in D major for string quartet, K136
String Quintet in C major, K515

Popper –
Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and piano, Op. 68

Schoenberg –
String Quartet No. 1 in D minor
String Quartet No. 2 in F sharp minor

Shostakovich –
Two Pieces for string octet, Op. 11

Schumann –
Five Pieces in Folk Style for cello and piano, Op. 102

Stravinsky –
Octet

Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence

Verdi –
String Quartet in E minor

Wagner
Siegfried Idyll

Webern –
Five Movements for string quartet, Op. 5
Six Bagatelles for string quartet, Op. 9
String Quartet, Op. 28

 

Piano solo

Albéniz
Ibéria
(collective note)

Beethoven
Eroica Variations
, Op. 35

Berg –
Piano Sonata

Chopin –
Mazurkas, Op. 59
Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40 No. 2
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44
Scherzi Nos. 1-4 (collective note)
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor
Sonata No. 3 in B minor

Debussy
Images
, Book 2

Falla
Fantasia baetica

Granados
Goyescas

Hindemith –
Sonata No. 2 in G major (1936)

Liszt
An die ferne Geliebte
(transcr. from Beethoven)
Réminiscences de Don Juan
Isoldens Liebestod
Sonata in B minor

Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
(original piano version)

Prokofiev –
Piano Sonata No. 7

Schubert –
Piano Sonata in G major, D894
Four Impromptus, D899

Rachmaninov
Mélodie
, Op. 3 No. 3
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor

Schubert –
Four Impromptus, D899

Schumann –
Abegg Variations
Kinderszenen

Scriabin –
Impromptu, Op. 12 No. 2
Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor (‘Sonata-Fantasy’), Op. 19 No. 2
Fragilité, Op. 51 No. 1

 

Songs (with piano)

Beethoven –
An die ferne Geliebte

Brahms –
Four Songs, Op. 28

Britten
The Poet’s Echo
French Folksongs (selection)

Hahn, Reynaldo –
Songs (selection)

Mendelssohn –
Six Duets, Op. 63

Schubert
Auf dem Strom

Schumann, Clara
Lieder
, Op. 13
Lieder, Op. 23

Schumann, Robert –
Frauenliebe und -leben
Liederkreis (Eichendorff), Op. 39
Five Songs, Op. 40
Songs from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a

Verdi
Ave Maria
(1880 setting for soprano/mezzo-soprano and strings/piano)

Wagner
Wesendonck-Lieder

Wolf
Mörike-Lieder
(general note)

 

Vocal and choral (incl. songs with orchestra)

Beethoven –
Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Berio
Sinfonia

Boulez
Le soleil des eaux
Le visage nuptial

Brahms
4 Lieder
(choir, 2 horns & harp), Op. 17

Britten
War Requiem

Bruckner –
Mass in E minor
Te Deum

Byrd
Gradualia
(selection)

Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne
(selection, incl. Baïlèro)

Debussy
La Damoiselle élue

Delius
Sea-Drift
Cynara

Dvórak
Stabat Mater

Elgar
The Music Makers

Fauré –
Requiem (chamber and orchestral versions)

Henze
Cantata della fiaba estrema

Holst
Ave Maria
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, 3rd group (female chorus and harp)
Two Eastern Pictures (female chorus and harp)
Ode to Death

Liszt
Dante Symphony
Faust Symphony

Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (complete, including early settings)

Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(overture and incidental music)

Messiaen
Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

Mozart
Vesperae solennes de confessore,
 K339
Requiem

Parry
Hear My Words, O Ye People

Pergolesi
Stabat Mater

Rachmaninov
The Bells

Sibelius
Luonnotar

Stravinsky
Abraham and Isaac
The Dove Descending
Pulcinella (complete ballet)
Slavonic Choruses: Pater Noster, Credo, Ave Maria

Szymanowski
Songs of a Fairytale Princess

Vaughan Williams
Songs of Travel
Sancta civitas
Serenade to Music

Verdi
Libera me
(1869 original version, from Messa per Rossini)
Messa di Requiem
Ave Maria (1880 setting for soprano/mezzo-soprano and strings/piano)
Four Sacred Pieces (Ave Maria, Stabat Mater, Laudi alla Vergine Maria, Te Deum)

Wagner
Wesendonck-Lieder

Walton
Belshazzar’s Feast
Coronation Te Deum
Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario (arr. Christopher Palmer)
The Twelve

 

Opera

Stravinsky
Le rossignol (The Nightingale)

Tippett
King Priam

 

Composer biographies

Adès, Thomas
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Bizet, Georges
Chabrier, Emmanuel
Dvorák, Antonín
Hoddinott, Alun
Liszt, Franz
Messiaen, Olivier
Mussorgsky, Modest
Sibelius, Jean
Strauss, Richard
Stravinsky, Igor
Tchaikovsky, Piotr
Thomas, Ambroise
Wagner, Richard
Walton, William