Currently Amazon are offering Tod Handley’s Champion of British Music box set for only £11.87. This Warner Classics release offers nearly six and a half hours of beautifully perforned music in good sound. The first three discs contain works by English composers, whereas the last two celebrate Handley conducting two great concertos from the standard repertoire.
Highlights of the set include:
- Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 with a young, Nigel Kennedy as soloist
- Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with David Nolan providing the solo violin
- Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 2 ‘A London Symphony’ with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
- the only available recording of Bliss’ Edinburgh Overture with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orcherstra
- Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 with Tasmin Litle
- Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 again with Tasmin Little as soloist.
Take this opportunity to snap up a bargain!