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LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
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NI 6147
Beethoven - Symphony's 4 & 5
NI 6149
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
OP 0205
OPERA RARA COLLECTION (THE), Vol. 1
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BIOGRAPHY

Founded by Harry Blech in 1949 as the UK’s first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) is internationally renowned for its live performances and CD recordings, both of the core Classical repertoire and of contemporary music. It has premiered new works by composers including Michael Nyman, Cecilia McDowell, Fraser Trainer and Lynne Plowman. The LMP has performed with many distinguished conductors, including Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Georg Solti. Former Music Directors include Andrew Parrott, Matthias Bamert, Jane Glover and Harry Blech. David Juritz has been Leader since 1991. Since 1989, the LMP has been Resident Orchestra of Fairfield and the London Borough of Croydon, where it undertakes concerts and education and community activities. It has regularly performed at the South Bank Centre and the Barbican, and recently at Cadogan Hall and St John’s, Smith Square. Further afield, the LMP has appeared in festivals and concert series throughout the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, France and Ireland. The orchestra’s 60th anniversary is marked during the 2008/09 season by special concerts in Wigmore Hall, London and Fairfield Hall, Croydon. Among the orchestra’s many recording projects are piano concerti by Hummel and Mozart with Howard Shelley for Chandos and its continuing acclaimed Contemporaries of Mozart series with Matthias Bamert, which numbers over twenty CDs. Full details of forthcoming concerts and more information on the orchestra’s activities are available on the LMP website: www.lmp.org

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ANNI 0030
Milestones
30 Years of Chandos

Chandos has plenty to celebrate as it reaches its thirtieth anniversary. A bumper box includes some landmarks in the firm’s histo...
AV 2147
A Song More Silent
New Works for Remembrance

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CHAN 10005
Cramer
Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos 2, 7 & 8

'And it would be hard to imagine a more colourful, sympathetic advocate than Howard Shelley.'...
CHAN 10048
Herschel
Symphonies

Matthias Bamerts lively direction and the highly professional playing of the London Mozart Players provide Herschel with the best imaginable ...
CHAN 10203
Myslivecek
Symphonies

'Bamert and the LMP are eloquent advocates of this likeable, undemanding music, bringing plenty of sparkle and swagger to the fast movement...
CHAN 10216
Hummel
Piano Concerto in C/ Rondo Brillants

''this one is every bit as fine as its predecessors, with full, open, well-balanced sound nand sparkling performance...
CHAN 10255
Hummel
Violin Concertos in E & G/ Piano Variations/ Potpourri

'A warm welcome for this latest disc of concertante works by Hummel, superbly played and recorded,...
CHAN 10283
Smith
Symphony in A minor/ Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra/ Symphony in C minor

"Alice Mary Smith was the first British woman to have composed a symp...