English Chamber Orchestra

Formed 1960
English Chamber Orchestra
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English Chamber Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

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 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.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 4 in D major, K 19 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in D major, K 19 (3rd mvt)
George Gershwin
Prelude No 1
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Prelude No 1
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Marietta's Lied (Die tote Stadt)
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Marietta's Lied (Die tote Stadt)
Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
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Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music for 16 solo voices and orchestra
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Serenade to Music for 16 solo voices and orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat major, K 450 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat major, K 450 (3rd mvt)
Gustav Holst
Fugal Concerto for flute, oboe and strings, Op 40 No 2
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Fugal Concerto for flute, oboe and strings, Op 40 No 2
Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26 (3rd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto in E flat major for two pianos, K 365 (3rd mvt)
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Concerto in E flat major for two pianos, K 365 (3rd mvt)
Percy Grainger
Shepherd's Hey!
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Shepherd's Hey!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K 467 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K 467 (2nd mvt)
Josef Fiala
Cor anglais concerto in E flat major
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Cor anglais concerto in E flat major
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che farò senza Euride (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Che farò senza Euride (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4 Kontratanze (K.267)
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4 Kontratanze (K.267)
Benjamin Britten
Phaedra - Oh Gods of Wrath
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Phaedra - Oh Gods of Wrath
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for 2 harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 (1st mvt)
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Concerto for 2 harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 (1st mvt)
Gerald Finzi
Dies Natalis, Op 8 (3rd mvt, 'The Rapture')
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Dies Natalis, Op 8 (3rd mvt, 'The Rapture')
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Kyrie)
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Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Kyrie)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (2nd mvt)
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Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (2nd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert Rondo K.382
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Concert Rondo K.382
Claude Debussy
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
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Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043
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Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043
Henry Purcell
Chaconne in G minor, Z 730
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Chaconne in G minor, Z 730
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto No. 4 in F minor
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Concerto No. 4 in F minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Canzonetta Sull'aria
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Canzonetta Sull'aria
Gerald Finzi
Eclogue
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Eclogue
English Chamber Orchestra
Piano Concerto In A Major / Larghetto
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Piano Concerto In A Major / Larghetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 16 in D major, K 451 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 16 in D major, K 451 (3rd mvt)
Benjamin Britten
Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)
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Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)

Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)

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Chorus and orchestra of children from East Suffolk
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Grace Williams
Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)
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Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)
Frank Bridge
Sir Roger de Coverley
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Sir Roger de Coverley
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 13 in C major, K 415 (1st mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 13 in C major, K 415 (1st mvt)
Carl Maria von Weber
Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
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Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
Charles‐François Gounod
O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris (Faust)
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O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris (Faust)
George Frideric Handel
Israel in Egypt: Sing ye to the Lord
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Israel in Egypt: Sing ye to the Lord
Joseph Canteloube
Baïlèro (Chants d'Auvergne, Set 1)
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Baïlèro (Chants d'Auvergne, Set 1)
Gustav Holst
A Fugal Concerto Op.40 No.2
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A Fugal Concerto Op.40 No.2
Traditional American, Aaron Copland, Marilyn Horne, English Chamber Orchestra & Carl Davis
Ching-a-ring-Chaw (Old American Songs, Set 2)
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Ching-a-ring-Chaw (Old American Songs, Set 2)
William Walton
Death of Falstaff; Touch her soft lips (Henry V)
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Death of Falstaff; Touch her soft lips (Henry V)
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op 50
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Pavane, Op 50
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382
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Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March'
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Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March'
English Chamber Orchestra
Symphony Rhif 1 yn Eb – 2il symudiad – Andante
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Symphony Rhif 1 yn Eb – 2il symudiad – Andante
Luigi Denza
Funiculi, funicula
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Funiculi, funicula
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (1st mvt)
Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op 22 (1st mvt)
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Serenade for Strings in E major, Op 22 (1st mvt)
Benjamin Britten
Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
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Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
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Upcoming Events

24
Mar
2018
English Chamber Orchestra
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra
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Cadogan Hall
2013-08-24T23:31:39
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24
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

15:00
Cadogan Hall
Proms 2002: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
2002-08-10T23:31:39
10
Aug
2002

Proms 2002: Prom 29

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2002: Proms Chamber Music 03
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Victoria & Albert Museum
2002-08-05T23:31:39
5
Aug
2002

Proms 2002: Proms Chamber Music 03

13:00
Victoria & Albert Museum
Proms 2000: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
2000-08-18T23:31:39
18
Aug
2000

Proms 2000: Prom 46

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-07-27T23:31:39
27
Jul
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 10

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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