Tuesday, March 22, 2011

EMI British Composers Series on Spotify

From Presto Classical: "A series celebrating the numerous recordings of British composers which EMI have made over the years. From the very early recordings of Elgar conducting his own works, through a whole host of other composer-conductors to the more recent recordings of Nicholas Maw and Peter Maxwell Davies, this series celebrates all that is good about EMI's commitment to British music."

From EMI's official page: "Celebrating the past, shaping the future: British Composers looks back to Parry and Stanford, majors on Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and embraces Birtwistle, Davies, Goehr, Maw, Roxanna Panufnik and Turnage."

Here's the Spotify playlist: EMI: British Composers (67 albums, 1299 tracks, total time: 4 days) I put three compilations, English Anthems, Miniatures and String Music at the beginning, and arranged other discs alphabetically. Press Ctrl (CMD on Macs) + G to browse in album view. Also check out this UK Amazon page for more details and customer reviews.