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This is a collation of YouTube videos of discontinued recordings and broadcast recordings uploaded by music enthusiasts. Audio quality is poor and the video of little value but it includes some interesting material.

Category: Symphonies · Other Orchestral Music · Music for Brass Band · Talks


Symphonies

Symphony No. 3

London Symphony Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein with Robert Simpson
Rehearsal of 2nd Movement
May 1966
YouTube

Simpson: Symphony no. 3 (Rehearsal)

Symphony No. 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Groves
Proms premiere
21st August 1967
YouTube: Allegro ma non troppo / Adagio

Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 3 - Part 1 of 2 - Groves conducts
Allegro ma non troppo
Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 3 - Part 2 of 2 - Groves conducts
Adagio

Symphony No. 3

London Symphony Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein
Studio recording
1970
YouTube

Simpson: Symphony no. 3 (LSO/Horenstein)

Symphony No. 3

Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra / Ainslee Cox
American premiere
8th December 1974
YouTube

Robert Simpson Symphony No 3 - Ainslee Cox conducts US Première 1974

Symphony No. 6

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Groves
Premiere
YouTube

Robert Simpson: Symphony No 6 [Groves-LPO] premiere

Symphony No. 7

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Brian Wright
Premiere
1984
YouTube

Robert Simpson: Symphony No 7 [Wright-RLPO] premiere

Symphony No. 8

Royal Danish Orchestra / Jerzy Semkow
Premiere
YouTube

Robert Simpson: Symphony No 8 [Semkow-Royal Danish Orch] premiere

Other Orchestral Music

Piano Concerto

John Ogdon, piano;
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Silvestri
Live broadcast from the Colston Hall, Bristol, 20 September 1968
(starts 35'20" in)
20th September 1968
YouTube

Britten: Building House, Wagner: Sieg Idyll, Simpson: PC, Liszt: PC1, Respighi: Pines

Piano Concerto

Piers Lane, piano
BBC Concert Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth
Live performance at the London Proms
6th August 1998
YouTube

Robert Simpson Piano Concerto

Flute Concerto

Susan Milan, City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox
BBC broadcast
Premiere
12th June 1992
YouTube: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Robert Simpson: Flute Concerto (Part 1/3)
Part 1
Robert Simpson: Flute Concerto (Part 2/3)
Part 2
Robert Simpson: Flute Concerto (Part 3/3)
Part 3

Violoncello Concerto

Raphael Wallfisch, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra / Vernon Handley
Premiere
19th June 1992
YouTube: Part 1 / Part 2

Robert Simpson: Cello Concerto (Part 1/2)
Part 1
Robert Simpson: Cello Concerto (Part 2/2)
Part 2

Music for Brass Band

Energy – symphonic study

GUS (Footwear) Band / Stanley Boddington
World Brass Band Championship
1971
YouTube

ENERGY (DR. ROBERT SIMPSON)

Energy – symphonic study

Sun Life Band / Christopher Adey
Winning performance, Butlins Mineworkers Championships
1984
YouTube

Symphonic study, Energy (Dr. Robert Simpson, b.1921 d.1997)

Energy – symphonic study

Staffordshire Band (C.I.Group Band) / Mike West
at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
Royal Albert Hall
5th October 1991
YouTube

The Staffordshire Band performing 'Energy'

Energy – symphonic study

Amsterdam Brass / Pierre Volders
Kunstgreep theatre, Oostzaan
21st February 2016
YouTube

Energy - Robert Simpson

Volcano – symphonic study

Birmingham School of Music / Roy Curran
Premiere
October 1979
YouTube

Volcano (Robert Simpson), BSM Brass Band/Roy Curran (1979), World Premiere

Talks

Simpson on Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ scoring

Robert Simpson introduces a 1968 broadcast of the ‘Eroica’ Symphony which he conducted in its original scoring
1968
YouTube

Beethoven 'Eroica' Symphony - Robert Simpson conducts original scoring (1968)

Simpson on Nielsen’s 5th Symphony (1st movt.)

Robert Simpson speaks on Nielsen’s 5th symphony, with samples performed by the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein
YouTube

A Journey thru Nielsen's 5th Symphony, NPO/Horenstein (1st movt.)

Simpson on Anton Bruckner

Robert Simpson talks about Bruckner – an archive item from the 1970s
YouTube

Robert Simpson talks about Bruckner

Simpson on Carl Nielsen’s 4th Symphony

Robert Simpson discusses Carl Nielsen’s 4th Symphony with musical extracts from Ole Schmidt and the London Symphony Orchestra, from the Complete Nielsen Symphonies box set from Unicorn
YouTube

Robert Simpson discusses Carl Nielsen's 4th Symphony (vinyl)