Robert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra

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    Les Sylphides (1994 Remastered Version): Prélude in A, Op.28 No.7Robert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra
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    The Age Of Gold Suite, Op. 22: PolkaRobert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Les Sylphides (1994 Remastered Version): Prélude in A, Op.28 No.7Robert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Les Sylphides (1994 Remastered Version): Grande Valse brillante in E Flat, Op.18Robert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra
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    The Age Of Gold Suite, Op. 22: PolkaRobert Irving/Philharmonia Orchestra

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        Perhaps the least glamorous sort of conducting, aside from church choirs, is for ballet. Yet Robert Irving brought dignity and nuance to his work as one of the two most prominent ballet conductors (the other being John Lanchbery) in the second half of the twentieth century. He made several recordings, mainly for EMI in the 1950s and '60s, which attest to his sensitivity to the needs of dancers (who generally require slower tempos than are favored in concert performances) without... Read more

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