Michael Thompson (2)

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British classical horn player, teacher and conductor. Born 4 January 1954 in London, England.
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music he was appointed Principal Horn with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, aged 18. In 1975, he became Principal Horn in the New Philharmonia Orchestra, a post he held for ten years before leaving to concentrate on his solo and chamber music career. Since 2003 he has been Principal Conductor of the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Principal Horn in the London Sinfonietta and conductor of The Ulster Youth Orchestra. His work with Sir Paul McCartney led McCartney to compose "Stately Horn", which the Michael Thompson Horn Quartet premiered in the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Founder of Michael Thompson Wind Quintet, Michael Thompson Horn Quartet and Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble. Fellow and Aubrey Brain Professor of Horn at the Royal Academy of Music.
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NI 5018 The Golden Echo - Concertos for Horns — Michael Thompson (2) Michael Thompson (2), Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green Michael Thompson (2), Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green - The Golden Echo - Concertos for Horns (Album) Nimbus Records NI 5018 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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REN 600 The Four Horn Concertos and The Fragment In E — Michael Thompson (2) Mozart* - Michael Thompson (2), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk Mozart* - Michael Thompson (2), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk - The Four Horn Concertos and The Fragment In E(LP) BBC Records REN 600 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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BBC CD 641 Horn Concertos 1 & 2 — Michael Thompson (2) Richard Strauss, Michael Thompson (2), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra*, Edward Downes Richard Strauss, Michael Thompson (2), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra*, Edward Downes - Horn Concertos 1 & 2 (Album) BBC Records And Tapes BBC CD 641 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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421 429-1 Clarinet Quintet, Horn Quintet, Oboe Quartet — Michael Thompson (2) Mozart*, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble, Antony Pay, Stephen Hammer, Michael Thompson (2) Mozart*, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble, Antony Pay, Stephen Hammer, Michael Thompson (2) - Clarinet Quintet, Horn Quintet, Oboe Quartet (Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre 421 429-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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CHAN 8606 Trio For Piano, Violin And Horn; Trio For Piano, Clarinet And Cello — Michael Thompson (2) Brahms*, The Borodin Trio*, Michael Thompson (2), James Campbell (6) Brahms*, The Borodin Trio*, Michael Thompson (2), James Campbell (6) - Trio For Piano, Violin And Horn; Trio For Piano, Clarinet And Cello Chandos CHAN 8606 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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421 429-2 Mozart*, Antony Pay, Michael Thompson (2), Stephen Hammer, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble Mozart*, Antony Pay, Michael Thompson (2), Stephen Hammer, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble - Clarinet Quintet / Horn Quintet / Oboe Quartet(CD, Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre 421 429-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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ABRD1343 Les Illuminations / Quatre Chansons Françaises / Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings — Michael Thompson (2) Britten* - Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Thompson (2), Scottish National Orchestra*, Bryden Thomson Britten* - Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Thompson (2), Scottish National Orchestra*, Bryden Thomson - Les Illuminations / Quatre Chansons Françaises / Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings (Album) Chandos ABRD1343 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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NIMBUS 2141 Trumpet And Horn Concerti — Michael Thompson (2) Haydn*, John Wallace (4), Michael Thompson (2), Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green Haydn*, John Wallace (4), Michael Thompson (2), Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green - Trumpet And Horn Concerti (Album) Musical Heritage Society NIMBUS 2141 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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CDA66498 The Five Canticles — Michael Thompson (2) Benjamin Britten, Anthony Rolfe Johnson · Michael Chance · Alan Opie · Roger Vignoles · Sioned Williams · Michael Thompson (2) Benjamin Britten, Anthony Rolfe Johnson · Michael Chance · Alan Opie · Roger Vignoles · Sioned Williams · Michael Thompson (2) - The Five Canticles(CD) Hyperion CDA66498 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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CDC 7 54420 2 Virtuosi — Michael Thompson (2) Michael Thompson (2), Philip Fowke Michael Thompson (2), Philip Fowke - Virtuosi(CD, Album) EMI Classics CDC 7 54420 2 1992 Sell This Version
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8.225039 Concerto For Horn And Strings - Fairytale Suite — Michael Thompson (2) David Lyon : Michael Thompson (2), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones David Lyon : Michael Thompson (2), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones - Concerto For Horn And Strings - Fairytale Suite (Album) Marco Polo 8.225039 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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8.553834 Serenade • Les Illuminations • Nocturne — Michael Thompson (2) Britten* - Adrian ThompsonMichael Thompson (2), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Lloyd-Jones Britten* - Adrian ThompsonMichael Thompson (2), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Lloyd-Jones - Serenade • Les Illuminations • Nocturne(CD) Naxos 8.553834 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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8.553592 Complete Works For Horn And Orchestra — Michael Thompson (2) Mozart* - Michael Thompson (2), Bournemouth Sinfonietta Mozart* - Michael Thompson (2), Bournemouth Sinfonietta - Complete Works For Horn And Orchestra(CD, Album) Naxos 8.553592 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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8.553570 Wind Quintets, Op. 67, Nos. 1-3 — Michael Thompson (2) Franz Danzi - Michael Thompson Wind Quintet, Michael Thompson (2), Philip Fowke Franz Danzi - Michael Thompson Wind Quintet, Michael Thompson (2), Philip Fowke - Wind Quintets, Op. 67, Nos. 1-3 (Album) Naxos 8.553570 1999 Sell This Version
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BBC MM 314 Symphony No. 4 (Konzertstück For Four Horns) — Michael Thompson (2) Schumann*, BBC Philharmonic, David Pyatt, Michael Thompson (2), Martin Owen, Cormac Ó hAdodáin, Sir Charles Mackerras, Gianandrea Noseda Schumann*, BBC Philharmonic, David Pyatt, Michael Thompson (2), Martin Owen, Cormac Ó hAdodáin, Sir Charles Mackerras, Gianandrea Noseda - Symphony No. 4 (Konzertstück For Four Horns)(CD, Album) BBC Music BBC MM 314 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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SOMMCD 0156 Emma Johnson & Friends — Michael Thompson (2) Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson (2), Philip Gibbon, The Carducci Quartet*, Chris West (8), Schubert*, Crusell* Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson (2), Philip Gibbon, The Carducci Quartet*, Chris West (8), Schubert*, Crusell* - Emma Johnson & Friends(CD) Somm Recordings SOMMCD 0156 UK 2016 Sell This Version