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Batons, Bows and Bruises (DVD & CD Set)


The story of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is colourful and dramatic, with a reputation worldwide for music-making of the highest quality. This special DVD and CD set celebrates over sixty years of the Orchestra’s history through film and music, charting the high-profile conductors, international performances and turbulent times that have helped to shape the Orchestra as we know it today, and to create an ongoing tradition of musical excellence.

‘…few could have had doubts as to the quality of [the RPO’s] playing, which was incisive, insightful and extremely beautiful.’ The Guardian


Sir Thomas Beecham Conductor
Rudolf Kempe Conductor
André Previn Conductor
Sir Charles Groves Conductor
Daniele Gatti Conductor
Andrew Sachs Presenter
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

CD track listing

Disc 1: DVD / Disc 2: CD

Sir Thomas Beecham
1. A few introductory words by Sir Thomas Beecham
2. Debussy: Cortège et air de danse from L’Enfant prodigue
3. A few more introductory words by Sir Thomas Beecham
4. Gounod: Le Sommeil de Juliette from Roméo et Juliette

Rudolf Kempe
5. Beethoven: Finale from Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’

André Previn
Walton: Suite from Henry V:
6. Overture: The Globe Playhouse
7. Passacaglia: Death of Falstaff
8. Charge and Battle
9. Touch her soft lips and part
10. Agincourt Song

Sir Charles Groves
Elgar: Serenade for Strings:
11. Allegro piacevole
12. Larghetto
13. Allegretto

Daniele Gatti
14. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
15. An interview with Daniele Gatti

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