Argo ZRG 600-699 series (1969-72)

With folk and ethnic recordings on their own ZFB series and spoken word largely confined to the PLP/ZPL series, the longest-running Argo series (RG/ZRG) devotes itself entirely to classical music, except that no more RG (mono) releases are issued – it’s all in stereo (ZRG) now.

Lots of ‘early’ music, including the first for Argo from David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London.


ZRG 601 Don Smithers (trumpet and cornetto), ensemble, Simon Preston (organ, harpsichord) ‘Music for Trumpet & Cornetto’ – Sonatas and Suites by Gross, Buonamente, Coperario, Frescobaldi, Corelli, Viviani and Hingeston Apr 1969
ZRG 602 Musica Reservata, John Beckett ‘A Florentine Festival’ Jan 1971
ZRG 603 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir Neville Marriner Rossini – String Sonatas Donizetti – String Quartet in D Dec 1969
ZRG 604 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir Neville Marriner, Jack Brymer (clarinet) Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen Richard Wagner – Siegfried Idyll, Baermann – Clarinet Quintet Sep 1969
ZRG 605 a) & b) John Ogdon (piano), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner b) with Brenda Lucas (piano) Mendelssohn – a) Piano Concerto in A minor b) Double Piano Concerto in E Jan 1970
ZRG 606 Noelle Barker (soprano), Robert Sherlaw Johnson (piano) Messiaen – Harawi Sep 1969
ZRG 607 Louis Halsey Singers, dir Louis Halsey Delius – four partsongs  Elgar – nine partsongs Jun 1969
       
       
ZRG 620 St John’s College Choir, George Guest Victoria – O Quam Gloriosum,
Magnificat primi toni, Litaniae de Beata Virgine, Five motets
Feb 1970
ZRG 621 St John’s College Choir, dir. George Guest Italian and English Church Music Jun 1969
ZRG 622 a) Josephine Nendick (soprano), John Shirley-Quirl (baritone), b) Jane Manning (soprano), Anne Howells (mezzo-soprano), Norma Procter (contralto), BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Norman del Mar. Spons. by British Council a) Elizabeth Lutyens – Quincunx, b) Nicolas Maw – Scenes and Arias Oct 1969
       
       
ZRG 631 a) and b) Simon Preston (organ), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir Neville Marriner b) with Stephen Shingles (viola) a) Joseph Haydn – Organ Concerto No 1
b) Michael Haydn – Duo Concertante
Nov 1969
ZRG 632 George Malcolm (harpsichord) Couperin – Ordres Nos 8, 14 & 21 Oct 1969
ZRG 633 Simon Preston (organ) Messiaen – Le Banquet Celeste, Les Corps Glorieux Oct 1970
ZRG 634 April Cantelo (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Robert Tear (tenor), Barry McDaniel (baritone), Stephen Cleobury (organ), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s College Choir dir George Guest a) Haydn – Paukenmesse
b) M. Haydn – Ave Regina
Apr 1970
ZRG 635 Heinrich Schutz Choir and Chorale dir Roger Norrington, Peter Smith (piano & harmonium), Ryland Davies (tenor) Berlioz – Songs for Chorus Nov 1969
       
       
ZRG 638 a) Jane Manning (soprano), members of BBC Symphony Orchestra cond John Carewe 
b) Herbert Handt (tenor), members of BBC Symphony Orchestra cond Herbert Handt
a) David Bedford – Music for Albion Moonlight
b) Elizabeth Lutyens – And Suddenyl it’s Evening
May 1970
ZRG 639 Peter Pears (tenor), Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Schutz Choir, London Cornet & Sackbut Ensemble, Elizabethan Consort of Viols dir. Roger Norrington Schutz – Resurrection Oratorio Oct 1970
ZRG 640 Colin Tilney (harpsichord) ‘Treasures of the English Baroque’ Feb 1970
       
ZRG 642 Early Music Consort of London, dir David Munrow ‘Ecco La Primavera’ – Florentine Music of the 14th Century Jan 1970
ZRG 643 Purcell Consort of Voices, London Sackbut Ensemble, Elizabethan Consort of Viols dir. Grayston Burgess, Gary Watson (speaker) ‘The Triumphs of Oriana’ Apr 1970
ZRG 644 John Wilbraham (solo trumpet), Philip Jones (solo trumpet) Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Academy of St Martin-in-the Fields dir. Neville Marriner ‘Strings & Brass’ – Vivaldi Concerto for two Trumpets, Gabrieli & Vejvanovsky Mar 1970
ZRG 645 Monteverdi Choir dir. John Eliot Gardiner Monteverdi – Six Motets
Gesualdo – Six Motets
Jun 1970
ZRG 646 Ensemble dir. Don Smithers feat. Bernard Thomas, Michael Oxenham, David Munrow, John Sothcott, Francis Grubb, Tess Miller, Michael Morrow, Peter Owen, Alan Lumsden, Tony Moore, John Pritchard, Penelope Howard, Roderick Skeaping, Janet Lyman-Hill, Adam Skeaping, Jane Ryan, James Tyler ‘Music of the Waits’ Jun 1970
       
       
ZRG 649 Peggy Ashcroft (reciter), Paul Schofield (reciter), London Sinfonietta cond. Sir William Walton Sir William Walton – Facade – an entertainment May 1972
ZRG 650-
ZRG 651
John Ogdon (piano) Messiaen – Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus Oct 1969
ZRG 652 Purcell Consort of Voices dir Grayston Burgess, Robert Spencer (flute), Jeremy Brett (speaker) ‘I Love, Alas’ – Elizabethan Words and Music Jan 1970
ZRG 653 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Mozart – Symphonies No 23, 24, 26, 27 May 1970
ZRG 654 Alan Loveday (violin) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Sep 1970
ZRG 655 Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ‘Just Brass’ – Arnold, Dodgson, Ewald, Salzedo Nov 1970
ZRG 656 Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Highgate School Choir, Orpington Junior Singers, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra dir. Norman del Mar Crosse – Changes Jul 1970
ZRG 657 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Bartok – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Divertimento Feb 1970
ZRG 658 Purcell Consort of Voices dir. Grayston Burgess, Elizabethan Consort of Viols, James Tyler (lute) John Neville (speaker) ‘Lo, Country Sports’ – Elizabethan life in music, song and poetry. Record 2 Country Life Jan 1971
ZRG 659 Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral, Purcell Chorus of Voices, London Cornet & Sackbut Ensemble, dir. Grayston Burgess, Andrew Davis (organ) William Squire (speaker) ‘Ceremonial Tudor Church Music’ – Byrd & Weelkes Nov 1970
ZRG 660 a) London Oboe Quartet, Janet Craxton (oboe) a) & b) Perry Hart (violin), Brian Hawkins (viola), Kenneth Heath (cello) c) Thea King (clarinet), Aeolian String Quartet members Sidney Humphreys (violin), Margaret Major (viola), Derek Simpson (cello). Rec. in assoc. with British Council  a) Rainier – String Trio
b) Rainier – Quanta
c) Rawsthorne – Clarinet Quartet
Sep 1970
ZRG 661 Robert Tear (tenor), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner ‘Cantatas and Songs’ – Arne, Boyce, Handel, Hook Oct 1970
ZRG 662 St John’s College Choir, Andrew Brunt (solo treble) dir. George Guest, Stephen Cleobury (organ) ‘O Sacrum Convivium’ – Durufle, Faure, Langlais, Messiaen, Poulenc Feb 1971
ZRG 663 Simon Preston (organ) Hindemith – Organ Sonatas Feb 1971
ZRG 664 John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Martin Isepp (piano) Beethoven – Gellert-Lieder, An die ferne Geliebte
Brahms – Vier ernste Gesange, Funf Lieder
Mar 1971
ZRG 665 John Ogdon (piano), Brenda Lucas (piano) Messiaen – Visions de l’Amen Oct 1971
ZRG 666 Schutz Choir, Symphoniae Sacrae Chamber Ensemble dir. Roger Norrington Schutz – Deautsches Magnificat, Six motets for double choir Mar 1971
ZRG 667 Purcell Consort of Voices dir. Grayston Burgess, Eliabethan Consort of Viols ‘Doulce Memoire’ – twenty one-chansons Jul 1972
ZRG 668 Purcell Consort of Voices, Raymond Keenlyside (violin), Sydney Humphreys (violin), Dennis Nesbitt (gamba), James Tyler (lute and chitarrone), Adam Skeaping (violone), Andrew Davis (harpsichord) dir. Grayston Burgess Monteverdi – 13 madrigals Apr 1971
ZRG 669 John Wilbraham (trumpet), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Albrechtsberger – Concerto A 5
Leopold Mozart – Trumpet Concerto
Hummel – Trumpet Concerto
Feb 1971
ZRG 670 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Dvorak – Serenade for Strings
Grieg – Holberg Suite
Nov 1970
ZRG 671 Ian Partridge (tenor), Schutz Choir dir. Roger Norrington Schutz – Christmas Oratorio Oct 1971
ZRG 672 Allegri String Quartet – Hugh Maguire (violin), David Roth (violin), Patrick Ireland (viola) Bruno Schrecker (cello) ‘Radcliffe Award 1969’ – Forbes String Quartet No 1, Maconchy String Quartet No 9, Sculthorpe String Quartet No 8, Sherlaw Johnson String Quartet No 2 Mar 1971
ZRG 673 Early Music Consort of London dir. David Munrow ‘Music of the Crusades’ Oct 1971
ZRG 674 John Ogdon (piano) a) John Wilbraham (trumpet) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No 1
Stravinsky – Capriccio
Feb 1972
ZRG 675 Colin Tilney (virginal/harpsichord) ‘English Virginal Music’ – Bull, Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons etc Jun 1973
ZRG 676 Alan Civil & Ian Harper (horns), English Chamber Orchestra dir. Norman del Mar Maw – Sonata, Sinfonia Jul 1971
ZRG 677 Ileana Cotrubas (soprano) Helen Watts (contralto) Robert Tear (tenor) John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) Schola Cantorum of Oxford Mozart – Coronation Mass, Litaniae Lauretanae Sep 1972
ZRG 678 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Molter, Purcell, Corelli Never Issued
ZRG 679 Alan Loveday (violin), Stephen Shingles (viola) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Mozart – Symphony No 32, Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat, Serenade No 13 Nov 1971
ZRG 680 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir Neville Marriner Tippett – Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Fantasia Concertante, Little Music for Strings Jan 1972
ZRG 681 Purcell Consort of Voices dir. Grayston Burgess Josquin de Pres – five chansons
Dunstable – nine chansons
Jul 1971
ZRG 682 April Cantelo (soprano) Malcolm Williamson (piano) Gabrieli String Quartet – Kenneth Sillito (violin) Brendan O’Reilly (violin) Ian Jewel (viola) Keith Harvey (cello) Nash Ensemble Williamson – Chamber and Vocal Works Mar 1972
ZRG 683 Purcell Consort of Voices dir. Grayston Burgess Maying – Never issued
ZRG 684   Mendelssohn – Organ Sonatas Op 65 Never issued
ZRG 685 Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra conducted by a) b) c) Andre Previn d) Arthur Bliss e) Michael Tippett f) Eric Pinkett a) Previn – Overture to a Comedy b) Ireland – A Dowland Suite c) Chappell – Panache d) Bliss – Introduction and Allegro e) Tippett – The Shires Suite excerpts f) Kelly – Cuban Suite Apr 1971
ZRG 686 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Handel Ballet Music Jun 1972
ZRG 687-ZRG 688 William Bennett (flute) Thurston Dart (harpsichord), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Bach – Suites 1-4 Sep 1971
ZRG 689 Schutz Choir dir. Roger Norrington – Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) Derek McCulloch (counter-tenor) Philip Langridge (tenor) Benjamin Luxon (baritone) Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano) David Thomas (bass) Schutz – St Matthew Passion Mar 1972
ZRG 690 St John’s College Choir dir. George Guest Palestrina – Assumpta est Maria, Missa Assumpta est Maria, Missa Brevis Jan 1972
ZRG 691 a) d) Margaret Price (soprano) James Lockhart (piano) c) Gerald English (tenor) Douglas Tate (harmonica) Valerie Tyron (piano) a) c) Cardiff Festival Players b) James Barton (violin) George Isaac (cello) Martin Jones (piano) a) Hoddinott – Roman Dream
b) Hoddinott – Piano Trio No 1
c) Tate – Apparitions
d) Tate – Three Gaelic Ballads
May 1972
ZRG 692 Elizabeth Bainbridge (contralto) Robert Tear (tenor) Philip Ledger (piano) Janacek – The Diary of One Who Disappeared Nov 1971
ZRG 693 Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Elizabethan Consort of Viols dir. Bernard Rose ‘Music at Magdalen’ Vol 1 Mar 1972
ZRG 694 Robert Sherlaw Johnson (piano) Messiaen – Canteyodjaya, Ile de Feu, Neumes Rhythmiques
Sherlaw Johnson – Piano Sonata No 1, Seven Short Piano Pieces
Jan 1972
ZRG 695 George Isaac (cello) Valerie Tryon (piano) Hoddinott – Cello Sonata 1
Rachmaninov – Cello Sonata
Banks – Sequence
 
ZRG 696 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus, Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves Oct 1972
ZRG 697 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. Neville Marriner Handel – Water Music, Royal Fireworks Suite Mar 1972
ZRG 698 Schutz Choir dir. Roger Norrington Monteverdi – Six Madrigals Jul 1972
ZRG 699 Noelle Barker (soprano) Robert Sherlaw Johnson (piano) Messiaen – Poemes pour Mi, Chants de Terre et de Ciel May 1972

~ by folkcatalogue on July 18, 2010.

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