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Lionel Friend's commercial recordings, in contrast to his work in the concert hall and opera house, have concentrated on repertoire from the 20th century. His discography includes, for example, an award-winning Rawsthorne disc, a wonderful Soldier's Tale, as well as an outstanding DVD of The Rape of Lucretia.

 

Discography

 

BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
The Purcell School Symphony Orchestra
DECCA

Arthur BLISS
Madam Noy                 
Rhapsody
Rout
The Women of Yueh

Elizabeth Gale, Anthony Rolfe Johnson,
Nash Ensemble HYPERION

Havergal BRIAN
Symphony 3  
BBC Symphony Orchestra
HYPERION CDA 66334

Overture: The Jolly Miller       
Violin Concerto
(Marat Bisengaliev)
Symphony 18

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8.223479

The Tigers
BBC Symphony Orchestra, soloists
BBC TESTAMENT SBT3 1496

BRITTEN
The Rape of Lucretia     
Jean Rigby, Kathryn Harries,        
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie,
Richard van Allan, English National Opera  
ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD 102021

Phaedra             
Lachrymae
Sinfonietta
Night Mail

Jean Rigby, Roger Chase,
Nigel Hawthorne, Nash Ensemble
HYPERION

DEBUSSY
  
Chansons de Bilitis                    
Delphine Seyrig, Nash Ensemble
VIRGIN

Peter DICKINSON
Larkin's Jazz
Henry Herford, Nash Ensemble
NAXOS

Zsolt DURKÓ
Sinfonietta          
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
CHANDOS

Piano Concerto         
Klára Kőrmendi,
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
HUNGAROTON

Simon HOLT
...era madrugada                  
Canciones
Sparrow Night

Fiona Kimm, Gareth Hulse, Nash Ensemble
NMC D008

Constant LAMBERT
Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments        
Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat

Ian Brown, Nigel Hawthorne, Nash Ensemble
HYPERION

Malcolm LIPKIN
Sinfonia di Roma
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
LYRITA SRCD.349

Colin MATTHEWS
The Great Journey        
Fuga
Night’s Mask

Patrizia Kwella, David Wilson-Johnson,
Nash Ensemble NMC D033

David MATTHEWS
Terrible Beauty
Susan Bickley, Nash Ensemble
NMC D152

Nicholas MAW
La vita nuova   
Nan Christie, Nash Ensemble
CHANDOS

Anthony MILNER
Variations for Orchestra   
Symphony 1

BBC Symphony Orchestra
HYPERION

Anthony PAYNE
The World’s Winter                
Jane Manning, Nash Ensemble
BBC RECORDS

POULENC
Le bal masqué     
Le bestiare

Thomas Allen, Nash Ensemble
CRD

Alan RAWSTHORNE
Fantasy Overture: Cortèges    
Violin Concertos 1 & 2
 (Rebecca Hirsch)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
NAXOS

SCHÖNBERG
Ode to Napoleon 
Thomas Allen, Nash Ensemble
VIRGIN

Timothy SOUSTER
Sonata for cello and ensemble     
Christopher van Kampen, Nash Ensemble
NIMBUS 

STRAVINSKY
L’histoire du soldat      
Christopher Lee, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
NIMBUS 

John TAVENER
Mary of Egypt        
Patricia Rozario, Stephen Varcoe,              
Aldeburgh Festival 
COLLINS  CLASSICS

Mark-Anthony TURNAGE

This silence
Two Baudelaire Songs (Sally Matthews)
Eulogy (Lawrence Power)
Nash Ensemble ONYX 4005

Siegfried WAGNER
An Allem ist Hütchen Schuld!
PPP Music Theatre Ensemble, Munich
Bochum Symphony Orchestra
MARCO POLO DVD



As pianist:

Alan BUSH

Voices of the Prophets 
(live recording from the composer’s 85th birthday concert, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London)
Philip Langridge, Lionel Friend REDCLIFFE

 

Updated: October 2017