Steven Isserlis, LSO Virgin Classics VC 7 59052-2
The toast of the 1989 Proms.
From Diana Princess of Wales's Funeral. Various Versions, try the Byzantia CD (Virgin Classics VC5453532), which is designed as an introduction to his music. An alternative version can be found on the Christmas Proclamation CD (Naxos 8.555256), which contains a number of other well known choral pieces, such as the Blake settings, and also has the advantage of being budget price.
The first major work from 1968, on the Beatles' label. Very different from the above.
- Eis Thanaton Chandos CHAN9440
- Svyati BMG RCA Red Seal 09026 68761 2
- Total Eclipse Harmonia Mundi HMU907271
- The Hidden Face Harmonia Mundi HMU907285
- Mary of Egypt Collins Classics 70232
- Sacred Music Of John Tavener Hyperion CDA 66464
- To A Child Dancing in the Wind Collins Classics CDA 14282If you've collected all these, continue with the list. There are, however, a few to beware of:
AvoidThese works are badly recorded and are of a liturgical nature, and so would probably not have too great an appeal to those who are not Orthodox.
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