Bartok, Britten, Elgar, Erno von Dohnányi, Falla, Florent Schmitt, Glazunov, Granados, Gustav Holst, Hindemith, Honegger, Khachaturian, Lehar, Medtner, Messiaen, Milhaud, Mompou, Pfitzner, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss, Roussel, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, Widor
Label : EMI
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
Some composers have left us an extensive catalogue of recorded performances, most notably Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten. Others like Olivier Messiaen, Heitor Villa-Lobos and William Walton have left us significant, although limited, editions. All too many, however, have merely left us a mere fraction of their output and it was to bring these recordings to the record-buying public that the EMI Classics series COMPOSERS IN PERSON was planned and researched by Ken Jagger (1945-2007). He did include representative issues for five the above named composers in the series so as to provide a total of 20 releases.
Most composers are found as either conductors or pianists (so sometimes both) although some appear on other instruments – Hindemith as violist as well as conductor and Messiaen, Widor, Vierne and Dupré as organist.
Complete tracklist : Composers in Person