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English Chamber Orchestra

English Chamber Orchestra

The English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is a British chamber orchestra based in London. The full orchestra regularly plays concerts at Cadogan Hall, and the ECO Ensemble performs at Wigmore Hall. The orchestra regularly tours in the UK and internationally, and holds the distinction of not only having the most extensive discography of any chamber orchestra, but also of being the most well-travelled orchestra in the world; no other orchestra has played concerts in as many different countries as the ECO.The ECO has its roots in the Goldsbrough Orchestra, founded in 1948 by Lawrence Leonard and Arnold Goldsbrough. The group took its current name in 1960, when it expanded its repertoire beyond the Baroque period for the first time. Its repertoire remained limited by the group's size, which has stayed fairly consistently at around the size of an orchestra of Mozart's time.Shortly afterwards, it became closely associated with the Aldeburgh Festival, playing in the premieres of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Owen Wingrave, Curlew River and several other of his works. Britten conducted the orchestra on several occasions, and made a number of records with the group.The orchestra did not at this time have a principal conductor, but worked closely with a succession of guest conductors including Raymond Leppard, Colin Davis and Daniel Barenboim. In 1985 Jeffrey Tate was appointed the ensemble's first principal conductor. In 2000, Ralf Gothóni was appointed the ECO's second principal conductor.In June 2009, the ECO named Paul Watkins its new music director, effective with the 2009-2010 season, for an initial contract of 3 years. Currently, the ECO's principal guest conductor is Roy Goodman.

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Alicia De Larrocha; Colin Davis: English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 In C, K 467, "Elvira Madigan" - 2. Andante

Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 In C, K 467, "Elvira Madigan" - 2. Andante

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Entrada Novia: Música Para los Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "Overture"

Entrada Novia: Música Para los Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "Overture"

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イギリス室内管弦楽団 - 組曲 「王宮の花火の音楽」 2.ブレー

組曲 「王宮の花火の音楽」 2.ブレー

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Lecturas: Música Para los Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "La Paix"

Lecturas: Música Para los Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "La Paix"

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Raymond Leppard: English Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 - La Rejouissance

Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 - La Rejouissance

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Firmas y Fin: Música Para los Reales Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "Menuet I y II"

Firmas y Fin: Música Para los Reales Fuegos Artificiales, Hwv 351 "Menuet I y II"

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イギリス室内管弦楽団 レイモンド・レパード(cond) - 水上の音楽組曲第1番・序曲

水上の音楽組曲第1番・序曲

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Various Artists - Water Music: Suite No. 1: Allegro - Andante - Allegro

Water Music: Suite No. 1: Allegro - Andante - Allegro

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Raymond Leppard: English Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Water Music Suite #1 In F, HWV 348 - Passepied

Handel: Water Music Suite #1 In F, HWV 348 - Passepied

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Preludio: Música Acuática, Hwv 348|350 Suite Nº1 en Fa Menor, Hwv 348 "Air"

Preludio: Música Acuática, Hwv 348|350 Suite Nº1 en Fa Menor, Hwv 348 "Air"

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イギリス室内管弦楽団 レイモンド・レパード(cond) - ブーレー

ブーレー

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English Chamber Orchestra - Georg Friedrich Handel - Water Music Suite n° 1 - Allegro

Water Music Suite n° 1 - Allegro

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イギリス室内管弦楽団 レイモンド・レパード(cond) - ホーンパイプ

ホーンパイプ

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