English Chamber Orchestra
Real name: The English Chamber Orchestra
Effective period / Period of releases: 1961 - 2010
Members: Heinz Holliger, Keith Harvey, Doug Boyle, Andy Crowley, Jonathan Tunnell, John Wilbraham, Simon Standage, Maciej Rakowski, Frank Lloyd, James Tyler, David Juritz, Rory McFarlane, David Mason (2), Matt Haimovitz, John Willison, John Anderson (4), John Burden, Jonathan Barritt, Charles Tunnell, Raymond Keenlyside, Andrew McGavin, James Brown (10), John Marson, Philip Jones, John Tunnell, Robin O'Neill, John Constable, Leslie Pearson, Nicole Wilson (2), Neil Black (3), José-Luis Garcia, David Corkhill, Paula Chateauneuf, Donald Hunt, Raymond Leppard, Thomas Goff, Richard Adeney, Edward Selwyn, Peter Graeme, Raymond Cohen, Michael Laird (2), Thurston Dart, Osian Ellis, Anthony Halstead, Bernard Richards, Rosemary Green, Howard Snell, Jennifer Ward Clarke, Olga Hegedus, Kenneth Sillito, Ishani Bhoola, Philip Simms, Adrian Beers, Emanuel Hurwitz, Martin Gatt, Stephen Williams (3), Paul Goodwin (2), Iaan Wilson, Robert Spencer (2), Kenneth Heath, Quintin Ballardie, Ian Harper, Michael Dobson, Stephanie Gonley, Alexander Taylor, Ian MacIntosh, Graham Sheen, John Langdon (2), Wilfred Brown, Philippe Racine, Kate Hill, Janice Knight, Thomas Indermühle, Joan Enric Lluna, Anthony Randall, Ifor James, Terence Weil, Robert Aldwinckle, Joanna Milholland, Norbert Blume, Simon Rawson, Pierre Doumenge, Jean Stewart, Timothy Boulton, Paul Sherman (3), Joy Hall, Sara Barrington, Fabio Zanon, David Greenlees, Peter Carter (3), Howard Etherton, Henry Ward, Roger Bullivant, David Thomas (27), Norman Knight (2), James Buck, Neill Black, Joan-Eric Lluna, Rodney Stewart (2)The most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing 857 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers.
The ECO has also performed in more countries than any other orchestra, and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The American radio network CPRN has selected ECO as one of the world’s greatest ‘living’ orchestras. The illustrious history of the orchestra features many major musical figures. Benjamin Britten was the orchestra’s first Patron and a significant musical influence. The ECO’s long relationship with Daniel Barenboim led to an acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos as live performances and recordings, followed later by two further recordings of the complete cycle, with Murray Perahia and Mitsuko Uchida. Paul Watkins has been the ECO’s Music Director and Principal Conductor since 2009, and Sir Colin Davis was appointed Conductor Emeritus in 2010.
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