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Anthony Collins

Anthony Collins Complete Decca Recordings (14CD)

Including several recordings new to CD, the complete published Decca legacy of noted Sibelius conductor Anthony Collins is collected for the first time on disc.

ORIGINAL JACKETS · LIMITED EDITION

Highlights include:

  • The Sibelius symphonies and selected orchestral works with the London Symphony Orchestra
  • British music: Elgar, Walton, Vaughan Williams, the two Delius LPs and music by Anthony Collins himself
  • Concertos with Moura Lympany, Ruggiero Ricci, Friedrich Gulda, Gervase de Peyer and others
  • Orchestral showpieces by Tchaikovsky, Falla, Humperdinck and Bizet


TRACK LIST

CD 1
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, KV 319*
Menuetto (from Divertimento in D major, KV 334)*
London Mozart Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV 622
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, KV 191
Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
Henri Helaerts, bassoon
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS
*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 2
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, KV 449
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, KV 503
Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, KV 537 ‘Coronation’
Friedrich Gulda, piano
London Symphony Orchestra (No. 14)
New Symphony Orchestra (Nos. 25 and 26)
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 3
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
Peter Katin, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 4
SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Moura Lympany, piano
New Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra
Friedrich Gulda, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 5
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI (1782–1840)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7
Ruggiero Ricci, violin
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 6
GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Carmen Suite No. 1 (excerpts)*

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
El amor brujo – Suite*

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
London Philharmonic Orchestra (Bizet, Falla)
London Symphony Orchestra (Tchaikovsky)
ANTHONY COLLINS
*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 7
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Karelia Overture, Op. 10
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 8
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 9
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 10
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 – Suite (excerpts)
Nightride and Sunrise, Op. 55
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 11
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857–1934)
Falstaff – Symphonic Study, Op. 68
Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47
Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor, Op. 20

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958)
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Fantasia on Greensleeves
London Symphony Orchestra (Elgar: Falstaff)
Members of the New Symphony Orchestra of London
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 12
FREDERICK DELIUS (1862–1934)
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Intermezzo, from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
A Song of Summer
Brigg Fair – An English Rhapsody
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Paris (The Song of a Great City)
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 13
FREDERICK DELIUS (1862–1934)
In a Summer Garden
Summer Night on the River
London Symphony Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

SIR WILLIAM WALTON (1902–1983)
Façade – An Entertainment
Sir Peter Pears and Dame Edith Sitwell, reciters
English Opera Group Ensemble
ANTHONY COLLINS

CD 14*
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Der Rosenkavalier – First Suite of Waltzes

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854–1921)
Dream Pantomime (from Hänsel und Gretel)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842–1900)
Overture di Ballo

HENRY BALFOUR GARDINER (1877–1950)
Shepherd Fennel’s Dance

PERCY GRAINGER (1882–1961)
Shepherd’s Hey
New Symphony Orchestra of London
ANTHONY COLLINS

ANTHONY COLLINS (1893–1963)
Vanity Fair
With Emma to Town
London Promenade Orchestra
ANTHONY COLLINS

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA