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Beethoven Symphonies No.4 & 7 with Joshua Bell

Released March 18, 2013

Bell leads the Academy in Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 from the violin, both directing and playing from the leader’s chair.

‘These are splendidly alert performances, responding to every nuance in the music, and they made me listen to Beethoven with fresh ears.’ BBC Music Magazine, April 2013

The CD was BBC Music Magazine’s Orchestral Choice for April 2013.

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Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf – Complete Works for Solo Double Bass

Released January 22, 2013

Leon Bosch and Robert Smissen record Dittersdorf with the Academy, directed by Kenneth Sillito.

Leon says “It was really a pleasure to record this disc and I shall retain many happy memories of every facet of the process, from conceptualisation through to completion. Hopefully Dittersdorf’s best interests will have been duly served, by everyone who contributed.”


Oliver Schnyder Haydn Piano Concertos

Released August 1, 2012

Oliver Schnyder has been described as a “piano poet” and many have compared his aesthetic approach to other great pianists such as Kempff and Barenboim. In this new CD with the Academy, featuring new cadenzas by Daniel Schnyder, Oliver performs Haydn’s Piano Concertos in F, G and D.


Melodia Sentimental – Villa Lobos

Released June 1, 2012

This new album with guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger, and conductor Jose Maria Florencio was made in the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London.



2012 Hardenberger Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now – Håkan Hardenberger

Released March 29, 2012

Håkan Hardenberger has earned a reputation for breaking new ground for the trumpet, commissioning works from the world’s foremost composers. On this disc, he shows a different side to himself in arrangements of his favourite songs and film themes.

“Highlights include Jan Lundgren’s The Seagull, solo trumpet ruminating over Lynda Houghton’s pizzicato bass, and a dark reading of Weill’s beautiful Speak Low. The mood is nocturnal, elegiac. The most tasteful crossover disc I’ve heard in ages.”

Graham Rickson

Arts Desk, 2012



Bonjour Paris – Albrecht Mayer

Released May 25, 2010

This CD of popular French repertoire, recorded with oboeist Albrecht Mayer was recorded in 2010 and released on the Decca label.


Orchestral Works by Gordon Getty

Released May 25, 2009

Sir Neville conducts the Academy on this 2009 recording of orchestral works by Gordon Getty, released on the PentaTone label.


Julia Fischer, Bach Concertos

Released February 1, 2009

The Academy joins Julia Fischer on this 2009 recording of Bach Concertos, her first on the Decca label.


Joshua Bell – Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

Released September 2, 2008

A 2008 recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with violinist Joshua Bell, recorded for the Sony label.


Sixteen – Faure, Requiem

Released May 3, 2008

Recorded live at the 2007 Mostly Mozart Festival at London’s Barbican Hall, this disc on the Coro label features the Academy with The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers.

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