English Chamber Orchestra

The English Chamber Orchestra is a British chamber orchestra based in London. The full orchestra regularly plays concerts at Cadogan Hall, and their 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 English Chamber Orchestra.
The English Chamber Orchestra 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.

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Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spiritoRodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W5015:54
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Guitar Concerto, W501: I. Allegro precisoRodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W5015:12
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Concierto de Aranjuez: II. AdagioRodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W50111:27
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Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra: I. Allegro precisoThe Guitar Album5:19
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Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra: III. Allegretto non troppoThe Guitar Album5:09
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Guitar Concerto, W501: II. Andantino e andante - Cadenza - III. Allegretto non troppoRodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W50113:44
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Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentileRodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W5015:01
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Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra: II. Andantino e andante - CadenzaThe Guitar Album8:21
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Handel: Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" - 4. Andante non prestoHandel for the Holidays3:30
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Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101, Hob. VIIb:2: I. Allegro moderatoHaydn: 3 Favorite Concertos14:11
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