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Sir Charles Groves

hps, 1915-1992 GB, London
Composer / Conductor of Classical

Sir Charles Barnard Groves CBE (10 March 1915 – 20 June 1992) was an English conductor. He was known for the breadth of his repertoire and for encouraging contemporary composers and young conductors.After accompanying positions and conducting various orchestras and studio work for the BBC, Groves spent a decade as conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. His best-known musical directorship was of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, beginning in 1963, with which he made most of his recordings. From 1967 until his death, Groves was associate conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the 1970s he was one of the regular conductors of the Last Night of the Proms. He also served as president of the National Youth Orchestra from 1977, and, during the last decade of his

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Brass
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Fantasia on Greensleeves on Stress Relief: Healing Classics to Restore the Soul by Various Artists
The Planets, Op. 32, H 125 - Venus on Classics for Pilates by Sir Charles Groves & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
See, the Conqu'ring Hero Come from Judas Maccabaeus on Handel: Greatest Hits by George Frideric Handel & English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, New York Philharmonic, Igor Kipnis, E. Power Biggs
Symphony No. 92 "Oxford" on Haydn: Oxford & London Symphonies; Mozart: Paris Symphony by English Sinfonia & Sir Charles Groves
Symphony No. 92 "Oxford" on Haydn: Oxford & London Symphonies; Mozart: Paris Symphony by English Sinfonia & Sir Charles Groves
Barzarolle "Les Conte D'Hoffmann" on Sir Charles' Precious Music Box II by Philharmonica Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
Hornpipe (Fantasia on British Sea Songs) - 1990 Remastered Version on Rule, Britannia! by Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": IX. "Nimrod" on Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme by Edward Elgar, London Festival Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
Csikos Post on Sir Charles' Precious Music Box II by Philharmonica Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
The British Grenadiers - Patrol March - 1990 Remastered Version on Rule, Britannia! by Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Visions Of Judgement - Symphony No. 5Peter Racine Fricker, Sir Charles Groves, Sir Colin Davis2016Album
British MusicSir Charles Groves2015Compil.
Rodrigo / Villa-Lobos: Guitar ConcertosJohn Williams, Joaquín Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Charles Groves2010Compil.
Welsh DancesAlun Hoddinott - William Mathias - Daniel Jones / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, National Youth Orchestra Of Wales, Arthur Davison2009Compil.
Symphonies 4, 7 & 8Daniel Jones – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves ; BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra / Bryden Thomson2007Compil.
A Colour Symphony, Things To Come, Adam Zero, Cello Concerto, Discourse for Orchestra, Christopher Columbus Suite, Concerto for Two PianosArthur Bliss, Sir Charles Groves, Arto Noras, Paavo Berglund, Vernon Handley2005Compil.
Cello Concerto / Concerto For Cello & Wind InstrumentsAntonín Dvořák, Jacques Ibert, Jacqueline Du Pré, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Michael Krein, Michael Krein Orchestra2004Album
Cello Concerto etcSir Edward Elgar - Paul Tortelier, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves2003Compil.
Symphonies Nos. 7-9 & 31, The Tinker's WeddingHavergal Brian, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Charles Groves2002Compil.
Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez, Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre / Dodgson - Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Partita No. 1 for GuitarJohn Williams, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Charles Groves1999Compil.
Caractacus, Enigma Variations, Imperial March, Coronation MarchSir Edward Elgar, Sheila Armstrong, Robert Tear, Peter Glossop, Brian Rayner Cook, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1998Album
The Planets (suite for large orchestra Op.32) - St. Paul's Suite (for strings Op.29)Gustav Holst, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1997Album
Symphonies 6 & 9 • The Country Beyond The StarsDaniel Jones – Welsh National Opera Chorus, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves ; BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra / Bryden Thomson1996Compil.
Music For The Last Night Of The PromsThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1995Compil.
King Olaf; The Black KnightRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Sir Charles Groves, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Choir, Vernon Handley, Sir Edward Elgar1994Compil.
Pomp & Circumstance MarchesSir Edward Elgar, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Coates1994Album
Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No. 21 In C, K467 / Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.1 In F, K37 / Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No. 25 In C, K503Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alexander Van Der Voss, The London Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1994Album
The Planets - St Paul's SuiteGustav Holst, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1993Compil.
Violin Sonata In E Minor, Op.82 / Violin Concerto In B Minor, Op.61Sir Edward Elgar, Hugh Bean, David Parkhouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1993Album
Popular Classics: Favourite Overtures / Gustav Holst: The Planets - St Paul's Suite / Tchaikovsky: 1812 OvertureGustav Holst / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The London Symphony Orchestra - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth, Sir Charles Groves / Jacek Kaspszyk1993Compil.
Clarinet Concerto / 5 Bagatelles / Clarinet Concerto / 3 IntermezziEmma Johnson, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Malcolm Martineau - Gerald Finzi / Charles Villiers Stanford1992Album
Orchestral FavouritesEnglish Sinfonia, Sir Charles Groves1992Album
Concierto De Aranjuez / Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre / Guitar ConcertosJoaquín Rodrigo, Mauro Giuliani, Antonio Vivaldi - John Williams, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Charles Groves1992Compil.
'Unfinished' Symphony - Incidental Music To RosamundeFranz Schubert, Sir Charles Groves, English Sinfonia1991Album
The World's Greatest Night MusicSir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1990Album
Music For The Last Night Of The PromsSir Charles Groves / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Chorus1990Album
Walton: Spitfire Prelude & Fugue Etc.Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1990Compil.
An English CelebrationSir Charles Groves, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1990Album
Peter And The Wolf / The Carnival Of The Animals/Young Person's Guide To The OrchestraSergei Prokofiev, Camille Saint-Saëns - Benjamin Britten, Efrem Kurtz, Michael Flanders, Sir Charles Groves1989Compil.
The Planets - St Paul's SuiteGustav Holst, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1989Compil.
Nursery Suite; Severn Suite; The Crown of India - Suite; Grania and Diarmid - Funeral March; The Light of Life - Meditation; Caractacus - Woodland InterludeSir Edward Elgar, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1989Compil.
Guitar ConcertosAntonio Vivaldi / Mauro Giuliani / Joaquín Rodrigo / Heitor Villa-Lobos / Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco - John Williams, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Daniel Barenboim1989Album
Symphony No.92 In G, "Oxford" / Symphony No.104 In D, "London"Joseph Haydn, English Sinfonia, Sir Charles Groves1989Album
Tortelier, A CelebrationSir Edward Elgar, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1989Album
A Colour Symphony EtcArthur Bliss, Sir Charles Groves, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Paavo Berglund1988Album
The Perfect Fool / Egdon Heath / St. Paul's Suite / Beni Mora / Psalm 86 / Short Festival Te Deum / Brook Green SuiteGustav Holst - André Previn / Sir Malcolm Sargent / Sir Charles Groves / Imogen Holst / Steuart Bedford1988Compil.
Symphony No.31 In D, K.297 'Paris' . Symphony No.38 In D, K.504 'Prague'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, English Sinfonia, Sir Charles Groves1988Album
Drysdale Overture / A Birthday Offering / Prodigal CountryDouglas Lilburn, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, David Griffiths, Orpheus Choir Of Wellington, Sir Charles Groves, John Hopkins1987Album
The Planets Suite, Opus 32Gustav Holst, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Charles Groves1987Album
Crussell: Concerto No. 2 (Grand), Op.5 / Weber: Concertino, Op.26 / Baermann: Adagio / Rossini: Introduction, Theme & VariationsEmma Johnson, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1986Album
The Music Of HandelSir Charles Groves / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1985Album
Brook Green Suite; Psalm 86; Ode To Death; Beni Mora; Choral Hymns From The Rig-Veda; Short Festival Te DeumGustav Holst, Sir Charles Groves, Steuart Bedford, Imogen Holst, Sir Malcolm Sargent, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra1984Compil.
Music For Shakespeare Films: Hamlet, Henry V, Richard IIISir William Walton, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1984Album
The Black KnightSir Edward Elgar, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Choir1984Album
A Choral Fantasia; The Hymn Of Jesus; The Perfect Fool - Ballet Music; Egdon HeathGustav Holst, Imogen Holst, Sir Charles Groves, André Previn, English Chamber Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra1983Compil.
Four Cornish Dances / English DancesMalcolm Arnold / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1983Album
Concierto De Aranjuez / Fantasía Para Un GentilhombreJoaquín Rodrigo / John Williams ; Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sir Charles Groves, English Chamber Orchestra1982Compil.
The Light Of Life, Op. 29Sir Edward Elgar - Margaret Marshall, Helen Watts, Robin Leggate, John Shirley-Quirk, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1981Album
The Golden Guitar / Die Goldene Gitarre / La Guitare D`orJohn Williams, Joaquín Rodrigo / Heitor Villa-Lobos / Mauro Giuliani / Antonio Vivaldi / Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco - Daniel Barenboim / Sir Charles Groves / English Chamber Orchestra1980Compil.
Symphony No. 6 / Symphony No. 1Daniel Jones, William Mathias - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1980Album
London SuitesEric Coates, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1980Album
Hugh The DroverRalph Vaughan Williams, Robert Tear, Sheila Armstrong, Helen Watts, Robert Lloyd, Michael Rippon, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1979Album
Symphony No. 8 • Symphony No. 9Havergal Brian / Sir Charles Groves / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1978Album
The Hymn Of JesusGustav Holst, Sir Charles Groves, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir1978Album
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony 2, Op. 40 - 8 English DancesSir Charles Groves, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra1977Album
Land Of Hope And Glory - 'Live' From The Last Night Of The Proms, 1974BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1977Single
A Colour Symphony / Things To Come (Music From The Film)Arthur Bliss / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves1977Album
Enigma Variations, Op. 36 / The Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34Sir Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1977Album
CaractacusSir Edward Elgar, Sheila Armstrong ‧ Robert Tear / Peter Glossop ‧ Brian Rayner Cook / Malcolm King ‧ Richard Suart / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves1977Album
Rule Britannia!Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1977Album
Spring SongJean Sibelius, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1976Album
The Sea / Summer / Cherry Ripe / Enter Spring / LamentFrank Bridge - Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1976Album
Symphony No.6Antonín Dvořák, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1976Album
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 / Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Camille Saint-Saëns, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Daniel Adni1976Album
Sibelius: Four Legends For Orchestra, Opus 22Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra : Sir Charles Groves1975Album
Morning HeroesArthur Bliss / Sir Charles Groves, John Westbrook, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir1975Album
Delius North Country SketchesFrederick Delius, Sir Charles Groves, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1975Album
National Brass Festival, Royal Albert Hall, 1974The Black Dyke Mills Band, The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band, Cory Band, City Of Coventry Band Conducted By Sir Charles Groves And Ernest Tomlinson Soloist Maurice Murphy1974Album
Fantasia On Welsh Nursery Tunes / Trumpet Concerto ∙ Carillons For Oboe And Orchestra ∙ Fairest Of StarsGrace Williams, Sir Charles Groves, The London Symphony Orchestra1974Album
Sea Drift / A Song Of The High HillsFrederick Delius, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Conducted By Sir Charles Groves With John Noble1974Album
The Tempest / In Memoriam - Funeral MarchJean Sibelius, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1973Album
Elgar Violin ConcertoRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugh Bean, Sir Charles Groves1973Album
Symphony No. 4 / Symphony No. 7Daniel Jones, Sir Charles Groves, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1972Album
Paris (The Song Of A Great City) / Eventyr / Dance Rhapsody No. 1Frederick Delius - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1972Album
A Mass Of LifeFrederick Delius, Heather Harper, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, Benjamin Luxon, The London Philharmonic Choir, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1972Album
"The Crown Of India" SuiteSir Edward Elgar, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1971Album
Symphony No. 8 In B Minor / "Rosamunde" OvertureFranz Schubert, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1971Album
The Crown of India-Suite, Coronation March, Imperial MarchSir Edward Elgar, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1971Album
The Magnificent Mr. Handel (Concertos, Curtain Tunes, Marches, Ayres And Divers Pieces)E. Power Biggs, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1970Album
Severn Suite; Nursery Suite; Grania & Diarmid - Funeral MarchSir Edward Elgar, Sir Charles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra1970Album
London Suite/London Again Suite/Cinderella/The Three BearsEric Coates, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Charles Groves1970Album
Songs Of Sunset / Cynara / An ArabesqueFrederick Delius - Janet Baker / John Shirley-Quirk / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves1969Album
Popular Music Of William Walton: Spitfire Prelude And FugueRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves - Sir William Walton1969Album
ReverieRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1968Album
Overture Spectacular!Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1968Album
Symphony No. 4 In B Flat, Op. 60 / Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 / Suite From L'ArlesienneLudwig van Beethoven / Johannes Brahms / Georges Bizet ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves1959Album
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