Kovacic, Ernst

Vienna, with its fruitful tension between tradition and innovation, inspires the Austrian violinist and conductor Ernst Kovacic. A regular visitor to Britain, Ernst Kovacic has worked with all of the major UK orchestras, most recently appearing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Gyorgy Ligeti’s Violin Concerto and later performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Ulster Orchestra. Ernst Kovacic is a leading performer throughout Europe and the USA. His recent guest engagements include appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Tivoli Symphony and the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sudwestfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin among many others.

Tuckwell, Barry

french horn
Barry Tuckwell is the most recognizable name in solo horn playing in the latter half of the 20th century, but he is also revered as a conductor, educator, and author. He was present at the first horn workshops and was the first president of the IHS. Barry was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1931 into a musical family. He learned organ, piano, and violin and has perfect pitch. He started playing horn at the suggestion of family friend Richard Merewether, who became his first horn teacher. At age 15, Barry joined the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as third horn, moving to Sydney a year later to study with Alan Mann at the Sydney Conservatorium and play assistant to Mann in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 1951, at age 19, Barry arrived in London. Over the next four years, he played in the Buxton Spa Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra, and Bournemouth. In 1955 he became first horn of the London Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for 13 years. He was also on the board of the orchestra and chairman of the board for six years.

Bamert, Matthias

Matthias Bamert conducts Osaka and Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestras Matthias Bamert travels to Japan and South Korea in the coming weeks for two special performances. First of all he joins the Osaka Philharmonic... Matthias Bamert conducts three Japanese orchestras Matthias will conduct the Gunma Symphony Orchestra on 16 January at the Maebashi Cultural Center with Miki Kobayashi performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major. The Sapporo Symphony... Matthias Bamert conducts Israel Symphony Orchestra The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion will see Matthias Bamert conduct a series of five concerts in and around Tel Aviv from 28 November – 2 December. The main programme will include... Matthias Bamert at the Brevard Music Center Festival Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert returns to the Brevard Music Center Festival, conducting two orchestras in concerts on 17 and 18 July 2015. He first conducts the Brevard Music Center... Matthias Bamert conducts the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco Matthias Bamert conducts the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jaslico in two concerts on 20 & 22 March 2015 at the Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara. In a programme of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 and... Page 1 of 2 There are no reviews available for this artist Matthias Bamert's distinguished career started at the Cleveland Orchestra where he was Resident Conductor alongside the then Music Director Lorin Maazel. Since then, Bamert has held Music Director positions with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, West Australian Symphony and Swiss Radio Orchestra. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and as Associate Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years, Mr. Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by “Contemporaries of Mozart” which has already exceeded 75 symphonies. As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1999, he conducted the LMP at the BBC Proms, in Vienna and at the Lucerne Festival; he returned with them to Japan in January 2000. In the UK, Matthias Bamert has worked frequently in the concert hall and studio with such orchestras as the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, featuring regularly at the BBC Proms. Internationally, Mr. Bamert has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, the Leningrad Philharmonic, the Sydney Symphony and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
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Holloway's rhapsodic, romantic Violin Concerto was inspired both by the Tiffany stained glass of a New York mansion, and by a Fauré song; the accompanying Horn Concerto combines neo-classicism with a darker, Mahlerian mood.

These recordings were originally released on Collins Classics.



'The rich romanticism of Holloway's writing in these concertos will confound those who think of contemporary classical music as ditchwater dull or ridiculously complex... Echoes of Richard Strauss, British light music, Alban Berg and Fauré emerge from the fabric of both works, leaving the strong individual flavour of Holloway's writing intact.'
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The Ancora Series is supported by Arts Council England


Recording date: April 1994

Engineer:  John Timperley
Producer: Colin Matthews
Editing & mastering: Marian Tryggvason 

Cover image: Photo: Malcolm Crowthers

(P) 1994 Lambourne Productions Ltd

Boosey & Hawkes
Catalogue number:
NMC D097
Release Date:
1 November 2003