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Andrew Litton discography
"Romances for Saxophone"
Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
Faure: Pavane
Debussy: Arabesque No.1
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Stravinski: Pastorale
Colombier: Emanuel
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
Satie: Gymnopedie No.3
Ravel: Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Debussy: Piece en Forme de Habanera

English Chamber Orchestra, Branford Marsalis (saxophone)
CBS Masterworks MX 42122
"The Clarinet in Concert, Vol. 1"
Lutoslawski: Preludia Taneczne
Blake: Clarinet Concerto
Seiber: Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra, Thea King (clarinet). Litton conducts the first two tracks on this CD.
Hyperion A66300

Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra, Andante sostenuto, Duetto for Clarinet, Double Bass and Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra, Emma Johnson, Thomas Martin, José Luis Garcia (soloists)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Symphony No. 1 in D major "Titan"
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ann Murray (soloist)
Virgin Classics VC7-90703. Symphony No. 1 was re-released in 1998 on Virgin Classics CDVB-61475, along with Symphony No. 9 under another conductor.
VU-61255 original
VU-61255 re-release
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), In the South, Serenade for Strings
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Ultraviolet 61255. Re-released in 1995
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien, Symphony No. 3 in D major, Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics VC7-90761
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Serenade for Strings
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics VCL90798

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, The Tempest
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics 91140-2. Re-released in 2000. The Tempest is also found in the Virgin Classics compilation, "Russian Music".

Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Cello, Concertino in G minor

London Philharmonic, Steven Isserlis (cello)
Virgin Classics. The Kabalevsky was re-released in 1998 on VC-61490
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Sonata No. 2, Isle of the Dead
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunther Herbig (piano), EMI Angel

"Danse de la Chevre - Music for Flute and Piano"
Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano
Faure: Fantasie, Morceau de Concours
Debussy: Syrinx
Honegger: Danse de la Chevre
Roussel: Joueurs de flute Messiaen: Le Merle Noir
Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano

Jonathan Snowden (flute), Andrew Litton (piano)
Virgin Classics V7-90846
Some tracks re-released on the 1998 compilation "French Music for Flute & Oboe"
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Isle of the Dead
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics VC-7-90830-2
All three symphonies were re-released in 2002 by EMI on a single CD.
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Vocalise
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics VC-7908312
All three symphonies were re-released in 2002 by EMI on a single CD.
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics VC-7908322
All three symphonies were re-released in 2002 by EMI on a single CD.
VC91119 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams", Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian"
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics VC91119
"The Clarinet in Concert, Vol. 2"
Solere: Sinfonie Concertante for 2 Clarinets in F major
Spohr: Variations for Clarinet in B flat-mj on a theme from Alruna
Rietz: Concerto for Clarinet in G minor
Heinze: Konzertstuck in F

English Chamber Orchestra, Thea King (clarinet). Litton conducts 2 of the 8 tracks of this disc.
Hyperion A66215
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Bournemouth SO
London/Virgin Classics VC7-90780-2. Litton is both pianist and conductor on this recording.
Bernstein: Overture to Candide, Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, Fancy Free
Bournemouth SO, Jeffrey Kahane (piano)
Virgin Ultraviolet 61119, Virgin Classics 61612 and 59038
Rereleased in 2000 in a 2-cd set along with works under two other conductors.
Chausson: Poeme for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Bell (violin)
London/Decca 33519
EMI 4593
EMX 9518
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Edith Wiens, Sarah Walker (soloists)
Allegro/EMI 4593, EMX 9518
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar, Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Walton: Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Parkening (guitar)
EMI Classics d101212
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 2, Capriccio italien, Symphony No. 3, Eugene Onegin Polonaise, Symphony No. 4, Serenade for Strings
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics VMT-7-59699-2. 3-CD set. Also issued as part of a 6-CD set, VC-61893
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique", Romeo and Juliet Overture, The Tempest, Symphony No. 5, Manfred Symphony
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics ZDMC-7-59701. 3-CD set. Also issued as part of a 6-CD set, VC-61893
ZDMC-7-59701 Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics
"Gershwin Gold"
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Strike up the Band, Somebody Loves Me, 'S Wonderful, That Certain Feeling Oh, Lady, Be Good!
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RPO Records
Jubilant Sykes Sings Copland: Old American Songs & Traditional Spirituals
London SO, Jubilant Sykes (baritone)
My God Is So High, City Called Heaven, Ride On, King Jesus, Were You There?, Weepin' Mary, Go Down, Moses, Leanin' On That Lamb, Witness, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me A Cat, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At The River, Ching-A-Ring Chaw
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Vaughan-Williams: A Lark Ascending
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Dvořák: Romance for Violin

Philharmonia Orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)
RCA/BMG. Some of these tracks were re-released in the compliations "Classical Ecstasy" and "Romantic Violin".
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3, Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances, Vocalise
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics, 3-CD set
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Dallas SO
Dorian DOR-90193
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, Festive Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics
Paganini: Concerto No. 2 "La Campanella"
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No. 1
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen

Nicola Hall (guitar), London Mozart Players, London/Decca 440293
Korngold: Sinfonietta in B major, Concerto for Violin in D major
Dallas SO
Dorian DOR-90216
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique", Romeo and Juliet Overture
Bournemouth SO
Virgin Classics 61267
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Ravel: Bolero

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin Classics VLCA61264
Scheherazade has also been released on the Virgin Classics compilation, "Russian Music", as well as a self-titled Seraphim EMI CD.
443-450-2 Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor, Concerto for Cello
Bournemouth SO, Robert Cohen (cello)
London/Decca 443-450-2, difficult to find
Walton: Comedy Overture "Scapino", Concerto for Violin in B minor, Symphony No. 2
Bournemouth SO, Tasmin Little (violin)
London/Decca 444-114-2
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"An American Tapestry"
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain
Ives: Three Places in New England
Piston: The Incredible Flutist
Griffes: White Peacock
Schuman: New England Triptych

Dallas SO
Dorian DOR-90224
This is an outstanding disc - definitely worth having!
MacDowell: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in D minor
Liszt: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E flat major, Concerto for Piano No. 2 in A major
Dallas SO, Andre Watts (piano)
Telarc 80429
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, The Voyevoda, Moscow, Sleeping Beauty Suite
Dallas SO
Delos DE 3196
Grammy nominee. The 1812 Overture was also released on DVD.
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite
Dallas SO, Gordon Hawkins, Cynthia Haymon, Cynthia Clarey, Damon Evans, Jan K. Hacke, Kevin Beall (soloists)
Dorian DOR-90223
Litton arranged this concert suite and also portrays Jasbo Brown the pianist.
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast, Crown Imperial, Henry V Suite
Bournemouth SO and Chorus, Waynflete Singers, L'Inviti, Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
London / Decca 448 134-2
1998 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Dallas SO
Delos DE 3204
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Received Stereo Review's 1997 Record of the Year / Honorable Mention
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Winds in E flat major, Concerto for Flute No. 1 in G major, Concerto for Oboe in C major, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Allegro/EMI 4808
Litton conducts 2 of the 4 works on this disc.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Who Cares?
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
IMP Classics
"Dayful of Song"
Gershwin: Dayful of Song, Cuban Overture, Shall We Dance excerpt, Rhapsody in Blue, Lullaby for String Quartet, An American in Paris
Dallas SO
Delos DE3216
Litton is also the pianist on two tracks. An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue were also released on the compilation "The Only American Album You'll Ever Need".
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"Happy Birthday, George Gershwin!"
An American in Paris, 'Swonderful, They Can't Take that Away From Me, Summertime, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, I Got Rhythm, etc.
Dallas SO, Jubilant Sykes, Tommy Tune, Maureen McGovern (soloists)
Valley VE15019. Also released in VHS format.
Litolff: Concerto symphonique for Piano No. 2 and Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor
Bournemouth SO, Peter Donohoe (piano)
Hyperion 66889
#14 in Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series
"A Copland Profile"
Copland: Red Pony Suite, Music for the Theatre, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (Organ Symphony)
Dallas SO, Wayne Marshall (organ)
Delos DE 3221
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"Dallas Space Spectacular"
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Holst: The Planets

Dallas SO
Delos DV7003
Issued on both CD and DVD
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London SO, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin), Nonesuch 7559-79464-2
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Waxman: Humoresque and Tristan und Isolde Fantasie; Dvořák: Humoresques for Piano, Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra; Porter: You do something to me and What is this thing called love?; Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor; Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee; Gershwin: Embraceable You; Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Dallas SO and Chorus, Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano), Petra Lang (mezzo)
Delos DE3237
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Received a 1999 Grammy nomination for Best Classical Producer of the Year.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Concerto for Piano No. 2 in F major, Festive Overture
Dallas SO
Delos DE3246
Litton is both conductor and pianist on this disc.
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Liebermann: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and Symphony No. 2
Dallas SO, Eugenia Zuckerman (flute)
Delos DE 3256
World premier recording. Lieberman's 2nd Symphony was commissioned for the DSO's Centennial Season.
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Dallas SO and Chorus, Texas Boys Choir, Nathalie Stutzmann (soprano)
Delos DE-3248
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"Dallas Christmas Gala"
Dallas SO and Chorus, Dallas Handbell Ensemble
Delos DE-3267
Only 5 of the 14 tracks on this disc are under Litton's baton. The remainder are conducted by David R. Davision, the DSO Chorus director. The 7th track listed in the liner notes is actually the 2nd.
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas, Seasonal Sounds, Caroling Caroling, Personal Hodie, Festival Fanfare for Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, A Christmas Flourish (medley of Shiloh, Joy to the World, Silent Night, Angels We Have Heard on High), Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, O Magnum Mysterium, The 12 Days of Christmas, Bellsong Fantasy, This Christmastide, A Christmas Garland (medley of Ding Dong Merrily on High, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas).
"Opera Gala"
Dallas SO and Chorus, Alessandra Marc (soprano)
Delos DE-3240
Verdi: La forza del destino (overture) and Luisa Miller (overture); Bellini: Norma (Casta Diva) & Guerra, guerra le Galliche selve; Donizetti: Anna Bolena (Al dolce guidami castel natio); Strauss: Helen's Awakening; Barber: Antony and Cleopatra (Give me my robe); Puccini: Tosca ( Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore) and Turandot (In questa reggia)
Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
New York Philharmonic, George Hearn (standing in for Bryn Terfel), Patti LuPone, John Aler, Davis Gaines, Heidi Grant Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris, Stanford Olsen, Paul Plishka, Audra McDonald (soloists)
2002 Grammy nominee
Grammy nomination press release
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 and Symphony No. 6
Dallas SO, 2 CD set
Delos DE-3283
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Decca 470200 Walton: Facade Suites, Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, Concerto for Viola & Orchestra
Bournemouth SO, Paul Neubauer (viola)
London/Decca 470 200-2
Hyperion 67210 Litolff: Concerto Symphonique for Piano & Orchestra No. 3 in E flat major and Concerto Symphonique No. 5 in C minor
Glasgow BBC Scottish SO, Peter Donohoe (piano)
Hyperion 67210
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DE-3295 Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Carpenter completion)
Dallas SO
Delos DE-3295
Read a review of the live performance
DE-3295 Rachmaninoff: Symphonies No. 1, 2 and 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI re-release of 1990 recordings.
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Dallas SO, Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Delos DE-3261
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2
Shchedrin: Piano Concerto No. 2

BBC Scottish Symphony, Marc-Andre Hamelin (pianist)
Hyperion CDA-67425
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"British Music Collection: William Walton Centenary Edition"
Walton: Concerto for Cello, Symphony No. 1, Overture from Scapino, Concerto for Violin in B minor, Symphony No. 2, Facade, Concerto for Viola, Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, Crown Imperial Coronation March, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V Orchestral Suite
Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Chorus, L'Inviti, Waynflete Singers, Robert Cohen (Cello), Tasmin Little (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
Decca B0002134
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Two of the twenty-three tracks are the work of another conductor
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos No. 1, 2, 3 and 4
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Dallas SO, Steven Hough (piano)
Expected release date: October 12, 2004
To be released
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
Dallas SO and Chorus, Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas, Christine Brewer, Linda Mabbs, Heidi Grant Murphy, Marietta Simpson, Leah Summers, Gary Lakes, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Arthur Woodley (soloists)
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Dallas SO, Nadja Michael, Endrik Wottrich (solists)
Schwantner: A Sudden Rainbow
Beyond Autumn, Poem for Horn and Orchestra
September Canticle: In Memoriam
Angelfire, Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

Dallas SO, Gregory Hustis (horn), James Diaz (organ), Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)
Recording planned for 2004 and 2005
Ives: Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting"
Symphony No. 4

Dallas SO
Of Interest
The A & E series, "Amazing Music" (1995) is available through the DSO Gift Shop:
  • Emotions in Music
  • Jazz!
  • Pictures in Music
  • Families of the Orchestra
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The Classical Source interview
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Delos bio
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