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National Philharmonic Orchestra

Like the RCA Victor and Columbia Symphony Orchestras stateside, the National Philharmonic Orchestra (sometimes "of London," sometime not) was a nom du disque. It grew out of the eponymous RCA Orchestra based in London that producer-arranger-conductor Charles Gerhardt (1928-1999) assembled after 1960. After several years at American RCA as an engineer and editor, Gerhardt had been sent to England by George Marek, then the director of Red Seal artists and repertoire, to produce recordings for the Readers Digest label, an RCA ally at the time (as was Decca/London). For these recordings, Gerhardt engaged Kenneth Wilkerson as his recording engineer, and the late Sir Thomas Beecham's Royal Philharmonic. His conductors in the early '60s included Fritz Reiner, René Leibowitz, Sir John Barbirolli, Jascha Horenstein, Massimo Freccia, and on occasions, Gerhardt himself (whom Toscanini had admired and encouraged in his last years).

For projects of lighter music, however, Gerhardt assembled freelance musicians along with players from various London orchestras -- always a plenitude in the U.K. capital, where stringent U.S. union restrictions did not apply and salaries were cheaper, with fewer permanent jobs available nationwide. Early on he called these recording orchestras the London Promenade (basically London Philharmonic personnel) or the RCASO. In addition to concert, concerto, and bon-bon repertoire, Gerhardt arranged and conducted ten stereo LPs of film music for the Digest that were released in two volumes. Their quality so impressed Marek's successor, R. Peter Munves, that he commissioned Gerhardt to make an LP of The Classic Film Scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold for RCA's own Red Seal label. Throughout what became a series of 15 Classic Film Scores, Gerhardt's producer was the late George Korngold, son of the composer, to whom concertmaster Sydney Sax had introduced him.

Enter the ad hoc National Philharmonic, contracted for at least a decade by Sax. Under Gerhardt's direction they played his arrangements of motion picture music by Max Steiner (numerically the all-time champ), Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa, Dmitri Tiomkin, John Williams (all three Star Wars scores), Alfred Newman, Victor Young, John Barry, Leonard Rosenman, and of course Korngold.

Subsequently, Chesky Records leased some of the earlier Readers Digest material for a superbly remastered and custom-pressed series of discs, on one of which the name National Philharmonic first appeared, dated 1967. The actual year of origin, however, seems to have been 1972, starting with the RCA Korngold collection. That trailblazing film series was completed by 1985, although Gerhardt himself recorded a Wagner collection with the NPO for Chesky as late as 1995.

The National Philharmonic, however, ceased to be RCA's or the producer's personal orchestra when Gerhardt replaced Sax as concertmaster, feeling that his playing had deteriorated beyond repair. Thus, Richard Bonynge conducted the NPO extensively for Decca/London recordings of opera and ballet; so did Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Herrmann, Nicola Rescigno, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, even Sir Georg Solti. James Levine led operas and recital discs for RCA and Sony. Also for Sony, Leopold Stokowski led the NPO in final-period recordings till the day before his death in 1977 at the age of 95.

After his farewell Wagner CD, Gerhardt retired to California, where he died four years later. From the available evidence, his informal NPO also gave up the ghost after 25 years, when the classical market went soft worldwide in the later '90s, and London players with permanent posts clung to them like becalmed sailors, waiting for a breeze to rescue them from irrelevance as a professional breed. ~ Roger Dettmer
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Omen [Deluxe Edition]

Title: The Omen, Film Score

1. The Omen, Film Score: Ave Satani

2. The Omen, Film Score: On This Night

3. The Omen, Film Score: The New Ambassador

4. The Omen, Film Score: Where Is He?

5. The Omen, Film Score: I. Was There

6. The Omen, Film Score: Broken Vows

7. The Omen, Film Score: Safari Park

8. The Omen, Film Score: A Doctor, Please

9. The Omen, Film Score: The Killer Storm

10. The Omen, Film Score: The Fall

11. The Omen, Film Score: Don't Let Him

12. The Omen, Film Score: The Day He Died

13. The Omen, Film Score: The Dogs Attack

14. The Omen, Film Score: A Sad Message

15. The Omen, Film Score: Beheaded

16. The Omen, Film Score: The Bed

17. The Omen, Film Score: 666

18. The Omen, Film Score: The Demise Of Mrs. Blaylock

19. The Omen, Film Score: The Altar

Title: The Piper Dreams, Song (for The Film "The Omen," Not Used)

20. The Piper Dreams, Song (for The Film "The Omen," Not Used): The Piper Dreams

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Track List: Delibes: The 3 Ballets

Disc 1
Title: Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet

1. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Prelude Et Mazurka

2. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Valse Lente

3. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene

4. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Mazurka

5. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (2)

6. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Ballade De L'epi

7. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Theme Slave Varie

8. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Czardas (Danse Hongroise) - Sortie

9. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Finale

10. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Entr'acte Et Valse

11. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (3)

12. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (4)

13. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Musique Des Automates - Scene

14. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (5)

15. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Chanson A Boire Et Scene

16. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene Et Valse De La Poupee

17. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (6)

18. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Bolero

19. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Gigue

20. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Scene (7)

Disc 2

1. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Marche De La Cloche

2. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Introduction

3. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Valse Des Heures

4. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: L'aurore

5. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: La Priere

6. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Le Travail (La Fileuse)

7. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: L'hymen (Noce Villageoise)

8. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: La Discorde Et La Guerre

9. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: La Paix

10. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Danse De Fete

11. Coppélia, Ou La Fille Aux Yeux D'émail, Ballet: Galop Final

Title: Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet

12. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Prelude

13. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scherzo

14. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Le Berger (Pastorale)

15. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Les Chasseresses

16. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Intermezzo

17. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Valse Lente

18. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scene

19. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Cortege Rustique

20. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scene (2)

21. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Entree Du Sorcier (Finale)

Disc 3

1. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Entr'acte

2. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Chant Bacchique

3. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Orion (Scene)

4. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scene Finale

5. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Pas Des Ethiopiens

6. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scene Et Danse De La Bacchante

7. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Marche Et Cortege De Bacchus

8. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Scene (3)

9. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Barcarolle

10. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Pizzicati

11. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Andante

12. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Pas Des Esclaves

13. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Valse

14. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Galop

15. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Le Temple De Diane (Finale)

16. Sylvia, Ou La Nymphe De Diane, Ballet: Apparition D'endymion (Apotheose)

Title: La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus)

17. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Prelude

18. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scherzo

19. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): L'ephemere: Scene Dansee

20. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene

21. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Marche De La Caravane

22. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Berceuse

Disc 4

1. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Pas De La Guzla

2. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Pas De La Guzla (2)

3. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (2)

4. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Dansee: Apparition De Naila

5. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Valse

6. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Et Danse

7. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Danse Des Sylphes Et Des Lutins

8. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Variation De Naila

9. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Et Danse (2)

10. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Galop

11. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Finale

12. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Introduction

13. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (3)

14. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene: Arrivee De Nouredda

15. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Pas Des Voiles

16. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Andante

17. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Variation

18. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Finale: Danse Circassienne

19. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (4)

20. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Pas De Naila: Scherzo-polka

21. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Et Pas D'action

22. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (5)

23. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (6)

24. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Marche Dansee Et Finale

25. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Introduction (2)

26. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene (7)

27. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Romance

28. La Source, Ou Naïla, Ballet (Collaboration With Léon Minkus): Scene Et Danse (3)

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Track List: Khachaturian: Gayne (Complete Ballet); Selections from Spartacus; Masquerade Suite

Disc 1
Title: Gayane, Ballet In 4 Acts
Disc 2
Title: Spartacus, Ballet
Title: Masquerada, Suite From The Incidental Music For Orchestra (Or Piano)
Title: Russian Fantasy, For Orchestra
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Track List: Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Title: Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act

1. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: I. Preludio

2. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: O Lola Ch'ai Di Latti La Cammisa

3. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Gli Aranci Olezzano

4. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Dite, Mamma Lucia

5. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Il Cavallo Scalpita

6. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Beato Voi, Compar Alfio

7. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Regina Coeli, Laetare; Alleluja!

8. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Voi Lo Sapete

9. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Tu Qui, Santuzza?

10. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Bada, Santuzza, Schiavo Non Sono

11. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Fior Di Giaggiolo, Gli Angeli Belli Stanno

12. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Ah! Lo Vedi, Che Hai Tu Detto?

13. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Turidu, Ascolta!

14. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Oh, Il Signore VI Manda, Compar Alfia

15. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Il Ver

16. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Intermezzo Sinfonico

17. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: A Case, A Casea, Amici

18. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Intanto, Amici, Qua, Beviamone Un Bicchiere

19. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: A Voi Tutti, Salute!

20. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Compar Turiddu

21. Cavalleria Rusticana, Opera (Melodramma) In 1 Act: Mamma, Mamma ... Quel Vino E Generoso

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Track List: Massenet: Esclarmonde

Disc 1
Title: Esclarmonde, Opera In 4 Acts
Disc 2
Disc 3
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Track List: Verdi: Luisa Miller

Disc 1
Title: Luisa Miller, Opera
Disc 2

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