Nicolai Malko conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1957-1960)
"This well-transferred collection of BBC broadcasts has to be one of the most significant "historical" orchestral releases in recent years. There are of course various commercial discs with Malko; here, though, we have the Russian-born conductor captured in full flight.
The principle novelty is The Kodaly's one-act theater piece The Spinning Room, sung in English, and thoroughly enjoyable. The remainder of the set is purely orchestral.
Minor tape imperfections and playing fluffs notwithstanding, this is a musically enriching set and our experience of the conductor is duly extended." – Gramophone
Catalog Number: REAM2120
Composer: Anton Bruckner, Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz Joseph Haydn, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Zoltán Kodály
Conductor: Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Denis Dowling, Duncan Robertson, Elizabeth Simon, Kathleen Joyce, Norma Proctor, Owen Brannigan