Bbc Concert

Mario Rossi, BBC Concert Orchestra - Verdi: Les Vepres Siciliennes [2004/1969]

Verdi - Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Mario Rossi) [2004/1969]
Classical | Opera Rara ORCV303 | TT: 67.37+61.31+67.04 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 814 Mb

Les Vêpres Siciliennes is one of Verdi’s misunderstood operas. It is usually presented to audiences today as I vespri Siciliani - that is, in a clumsy and pedestrian Italian translation and as such gives a false representation of Verdi’s original concept. This opera was composed for the Paris Opera to a libretto by Eugene Scribe, one of the greatest poets of the day and Charles Duveyrier. Verdi embraces the French idiom – the musical forms, the orchestration, the vocal writing – with the same grandeur and sense of occasion as Rossini and Meyerbeer before him. Certainly to give an opera in translation is no crime but to continually deprive the public of this particularly beautiful marriage of text and music is close to criminal. This is the third in the Verdi Originals series and this BBC recording of the opera finally restores the original French libretto.
John Matheson, BBC Concert Orchestra, Martina Arroyo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino [2005/1981]

Verdi - La Forza del Destino (John Matheson, Martina Arroyo) [2005/1981]
Classical | Opera Rara ORCV304 | TT: 68.08+57.33+31.03 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 663 Mb

“This marks the final offering from Opera Rara's laudable restoration of BBC broadcasts from the 1970s and '80s of Verdi's first thoughts on specific operas, and it is quite up to the standard of the series. It differs only in being given without an audience, and was broadcast two years after the recording. On disc we know the 1862 original Forza from Gergiev's Philips set recorded, appropriately enough, in St Petersburg. That version is by and large finely cast with Russian singers and excitingly conducted, but this one, featuring British artists and one North American, need hardly fear the comparison. John Matheson may be a slightly more measured interpreter than Gergiev but he is perhaps even more adept at disclosing the many subtleties in shaping the slightly sprawling score as a unified whole. His orchestra provides fine playing – special praise for the first clarinet before Alvaro's Act 3 solo – and the BBC Singers nicely characterise their roles.
Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)

Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 296 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 191 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion | Catalog Number: 7272

This disc presents a survey of music by Finnish composer Toivo Kuula, a pupil of Sibelius. Best-known for his songs and choral music, Kuula s arresting orchestral music draws heavily on folk influences and constitutes some of the most striking Finnish music of its time. Renowned soprano Susan Gritton and the BBC Concert Orchestra under the inspired baton of Martyn Brabbins give spellbinding accounts of this gloriously colorful repertoire.

Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Concert April 1 1971  Music

Posted by micaus11 at Oct. 21, 2008
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Concert April 1 1971

Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Concert April 1 1971
MP3 @ 200-224 | 164 MB | 2 discs
Genre: Rock

Great show, well recorded by the BBC

Isotope & Gary Boyle - Live At The BBC (2004)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 13, 2015
Isotope & Gary Boyle - Live At The BBC (2004)

Isotope & Gary Boyle - Live At The BBC (2004)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 316 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hux Records (HUX048)

Gary Boyle formed the jazz-rock band, Isotope, in 1973, recruiting three other stalwarts from the jazz field; Nigel Morris, Brian Miller & Jeff Clyne (ex Nucleus). Gary and Nigel had previously been part of Stomu Yamash'ta's band, East Wind. Prior to that, Gary had worked with Dusty Springfield, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll. Isotope released three albums during the mid 70s, which gained wide acclaim and favourable comparisons with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. This compilation is comprised of an Isotope BBC concert and an Old Grey Whistle Test show, plus a Gary Boyle session recorded for John Peel. None of these recordings have ever been released before…
Jeff Lynne's ELO - BBC Radio 2. Live in Hyde Park (2014) [HDTV, 1080i]

Jeff Lynne's ELO - BBC Radio 2. Live in Hyde Park (2014)
MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080, 25fps, 8310Kbps
Dolby AC3 48000Hz, stereo, 192kbps / MPEG Audio 48000Hz, stereo, 256kbps
Rock / Art Rock | 01:22:04 | ~ 5.46 Gb

Something very special indeed to close the show for this year's Festival In A Day. We're delighted to have Jeff Lynne's legendary ELO performing on a festival stage for the first time in 28 years…

BBC - Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and Elo (2012)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Oct. 21, 2014
BBC - Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and Elo (2012)

BBC - Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and Elo (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 4500 Kbps | 139mn | Audio: English AAC 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 4.04 GB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary which gets to the heart of who Jeff Lynne is and how he has had such a tremendous musical influence on our world. The story is told by the British artist himself and such distinguished collaborators and friends of Jeff as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle. The film reveals that Lynne is a true man of music, for whom the recording studio is his greatest instrument. With access to Lynne in his studio above LA, this is an intimate account of a great British pop classicist who has ploughed a unique furrow since starting out on the Birmingham Beat scene in the early 60s, moving from the Idle Race to the multimillion-selling ELO in the 70s and then, with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, as a key member of the Traveling Wilburys.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - At The BBC (2009) 3CD + DVD9 Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 24, 2014
Siouxsie And The Banshees - At The BBC (2009) 3CD + DVD9 Box Set

Siouxsie And The Banshees - At The BBC (2009) 3CD + DVD9 Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 538 Mb (incl 5%) | 03:43:51
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR, 7333 kbps, 29.97 fps | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | 01:55:37 | ~ 6.94 Gb
Genre: Post Punk, Alternative Rock, New Wave | Label: Polydor/UMC | # 531 576-1 | Scans ~ 191 Mb

Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC is a stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4 disc hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 2001 split across 3CDs and a DVD. All tracks hand picked by the band and featuring Siouxsie s introduction to the liner notes.

BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Dec. 17, 2011
BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)

BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)
WebRip | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,097 Kbps 25.000 fps | MP3 @ 120Kbps | 1h 29mn | 700 Mb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

Is it possible for professional musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra to make beautiful sounds out of garbage? This documentary aims to find out. For the first time ever an entire orchestra of 44 instruments will be built from just scrap. The quest to build an orchestra of instruments out of rubbish is more than just a musical spectacle - in the construction of these instruments we delve into the history of instrument making and the science of music, why different instruments are made the way they are, why some designs have not changed for hundreds of years and why, when played together, the sound of an orchestra is unlike anything else on earth.

BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at April 2, 2011
BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)

BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 243 MB | SCANS - 7 MB (600dpi)
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: SRT | Catalogue No: RRB CD001

The BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the BBC. It consists of professional jazz musicians and is directed by arranger and composer Barry Forgie, who has been conducting the band on a regular basis since 1977. Widely regarded as the UK’s leading and most versatile jazz orchestra, the band broadcasts on BBC Radio, particularly on BBC Radio 2's long running series Big Band Special.