Discography & DVDs

The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has been internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest ballet orchestras.  Founded in October 1975, the orchestra has played for numerous recordings including, in order of most recent release:

CDs

Moszkowski From Forein LandsComing Soon! (Now available for pre-order)

Moritz Moszkowski: From Foreign Lands

“Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) is most known for his scintillating piano compositions. He also composed an opera, a full-length ballet, three orchestral suites, a symphony (still in manuscript form), songs, concertos, and chamber music—almost all of which remain neglected or forgotten. How unfortunate!

“San Francisco Ballet Orchestra music director and principal conductor, Martin West, approached Reference Recordings with the hope that there were enough orchestral works by Moritz Moszkowski to record a CD-length program. After identifying and locating numerous scores, this project of re-discovering the music of Moritz Moszkowski became a reality. Using From Foreign Lands as a starting point, we were able to assemble an intriguing program of, largely, first recordings of Moszkowski’s most memorable and melodious orchestral compositions. This delightful program is the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra’s fourth release with Reference Recordings and 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the SF Ballet orchestra!” — Reference Recordings

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C. F. Kip Winger

Debuts as #1 on iTunes!!

Conversations With Nijinsky, Ghosts, A Parting Grace

For details and to order signed copy: http://bit.ly/1pIK8Tt

On iTunes: http://apple.co/1SWVKt0

SFBO Musicians: In the Studio With Kip Winger

C.F. Kip Winger Celebrates the Life of Dancer and Choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky:

http://prn.to/1SvUZLN  (Recorded at Skywalker Sound on March 11 and 12, 2015.)

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Ask Your Mama

Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz

  • Best Classical Compendium — GRAMMY Nominee
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical — GRAMMY WINNER
  • Producer of the Year, Classical — GRAMMY WINNER

Composer: Laura Karpman

AwardBased on the Langston Hughes poem
Recorded (2014) at Skywalker Sound featuring vocalists Angela Brown, Janai Brugger, Nneena Freelon, and Medusa with Questlove (drummer for The Roots), pianist David Loeb, and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. George Manahan (Conductor)

Label: Avie Records. Release Date: July 3, 2015

Official website – http://www.askyourmama.com/

See post: http://www.sanfranciscoballetorchestra.org/ask-your-mama-twelve-moods-for-jazz/

 

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CD Carl Maria von WeberClarinet Concerti No. 1 & 2, Concertino for Clarinet in E flat major

Composer: Carl Maria von Weber

Label: Bridge Records, Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Release Date: 10/08/2013

Conductor: Martin West

Soloist/Orchestra: Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet), San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: AmazonArkiv MusiciTunes

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Bizet Symphony in C

Symphony In C, Jeux D’enfants, Variations Chromatiques

Composer: Georges Bizet

Label: Reference Recordings, Release Date: 09/10/2013

Recording Location: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Conductor: Martin West
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Additional credits

Available on: Amazon, Arkiv Music, Reference Recordings

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Tom Sawyer Maury YestonTom Sawyer: A Ballet in Three Acts

Composer: Maury Yeston

Label: PS Classics

Release Date: August 27, 2013

Recorded March 13, 2013 to March 15, 2013 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Conductor: Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: AmazonPS Classics

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Beethoven Triple Concerto CD

Triple Concerto Opus 56 /Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1 (Claremont Piano Trio)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Label: Bridge Records, Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California 

Release Date: December 11, 2012, Conductor: Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: Claremont Trio (Emily Bruskin – violin, Julia Bruskin – cello, Andrea Lam – piano), San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: Amazon, Arkiv Music, iTunes

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http://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/1131Coppélia/Sylvia Extended Suites from the Ballets

Composer: Leo Delibes

Label: Reference Recordings , Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Release Date: March 13, 2012

Conductor Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: AmazonArkiv MusicReference Recordings

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Raku EshimaRAkU

Composer: Shinji Eshima

Label: San Francisco Ballet

Release Date: March 13, 2012

Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California, April 22, 2011

Conductor Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Chanters of the San Francisco Zen Center

Available on: AmazonCD Universe, San Francisco Ballet

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My First Ballet Collection CDMy First Ballet Collection

Composers: Various

Label: Opus Arte

Release Date: October 27, 2009

Conductors: Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Martin West, Anthony Twiner, Stewart Kershaw

Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra

Available on: Amazon

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zuill bailey. jpgRussian Masterpieces for Cello and Orchestra (Shostakovich Cello Concert, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, etc., Zuill Bailey, Cello)

Composers: Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Label: Telarc

Release Date: January 27, 2009, Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Conductor: Martin West

Soloist/Orchestra: Zuill Bailey with San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: Amazon, iTunes

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Nutcracker SF BalletThe Nutcracker Op. 71

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Label: Koch International Classics, Recorded at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA, Fall, 2007.

Release Date: 10/14/2008

Conductor: Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, San Francisco Boys Chorus

Available on: AmazonSan Francisco Ballet

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NutcrackerThe Dinner Music Series: The Nutcracker Ballet

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Label: Menus & Music/O’Brien Enterprises, Release Date: 2005

© Copyright – Menus and Music Productions, Inc. / Menus and Music Productions, Inc.

Conductor: Denis de Coteau

Ensemble/Orchestra: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: Menus & Music

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Debussy Rediscovered by Emil de Cou

Claude Debussy: Rediscovered, Premiere Orchestral Recordings

Composer: Claude Debussy

Label: Arabesque Records

Release Date: Release Date Mar 07, 2000, Recorded 1999 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Conductor: Emil de Cou

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: Amazon

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Handel

Handel, Schoenberg, Spohr & Elgar – Works for String Quartet & Orchestra

Composers: George Frideric Handel, Arnold Schoenberg, Louis Spohr and Edward Elgar

Label: Arabesque Records

Release date: February 23, 1999

Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Conductor: Jean-Louis LeRoux

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra with the Lark String Quartet (Diane Pascal: violin, Jennifer Orchard: violin, Anna Kruger: viola, Astrid Schween: cello)

Available on: Amazon,  iTunes

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Elliot Goldenthal Othello

Othello—Suite from the Ballet by Elliot Goldenthal, Lar Lubovitch’s Othello

Composer: Elliot Goldenthal

Label: Varese Sarabande Records

Release Date: June 2, 1998

Recording Location: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

Conductor: Emil de Cou

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: AmazonVarese Sarabande Records

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Christmas CookiesChristmas Cookies: The Nutcracker Ballet

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Also released as: Nutcracker Sweet

© Copyright – Menus and Music Productions, Inc. / Menus and Music Productions, Inc.

Label: O’Brien Enterprises, Release Date: 1992

Conductor: Denis de Coteau

Ensemble/Orchestra: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: AmazonCD Baby, The Music Depot

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Nutcracker SFB 1988The Nutcracker 

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Label: O’Brien Enterprises

Recorded at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA in 1988 (The first orchestral recording at Skywalker Sound.)

Conductor: Denis de Coteau

Ensemble/Orchestra: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Available on: Amazon, iTunes

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The Tempest - Chihara

The Tempest—Complete Ballet by Paul Chihara

Composer: Paul Chihara

Label: Reference Recordings, Format: LP/CD – Michael Smuin’s The Tempest,  Recording by the Moss Group. 2-record set. Released in 1982. Recorded April 7, 1981.

Conductor: Jean-Louis LeRoux

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra recorded this under the name “Performing Arts Orchestra” in 1981

Review: http://www.allmusic.com/album/paul-chihara-the-tempest-mw0000877281

Available on: AmazonReference Recordings

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Ballet DVDs Featuring San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Lera Auerbach Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid: San Francisco Ballet

Composer: Lera Auerbach

Choreography: John Neumeier

Release Date: November 15, 2011

Label: C Major

Conductor: Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Filmed at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

DVD format: Regular and Blu-ray

Available on: Amazon, San Francisco Ballet

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My First Ballet Collection DvdMy First Ballet Collection

Composers: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Louis Ferdinand Herold, Felix Mendelssohn, Adolphe Adam

Choreography: Various

Release Date: October 27, 2009

Label: Opus Arte

Conductors: Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Martin West, Anthony Twiner, Stewart Kershaw

Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra

Available on: AmazonArkiv Music,

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SFB NutcrackerThe Nutcracker: San Francisco Ballet

Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Helgi Tomasson

Release Date: November 18, 2008

Label: Opus Arte

Conductor: Martin West

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Filmed at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

DVD format: Regular and Blu-ray

Available on: Amazon, San Francisco Ballet

 

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Lar Lubovitch's OTHELLO Dvd (SF Ballet)Othello: San Francisco Ballet

Composer: Elliot Goldenthal

Choreography: Lar Lubovitch

Release Date: June 10, 2003

Label: Kultur Video

Conductor: Emil de Cou

Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Filmed at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Broadcast (TV) – Co-produced by KQED (San Francisco) and WNET (New York) for the PBS series “Dance in America” series, aired on June 18, 2003.

DVD format: Regular and Blu-ray

Available on: Amazon and Kultur Video