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Friend, Lionel (conductor)
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Lionel Friend (conductor)

A distinguished figure in both the opera house and on the concert platform, Lionel Friend was educated at the Royal College of Music in London, where he won all the major conducting prizes. Following private study with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and Sir Colin Davis, he made his début conducting at the Welsh National Opera and was also conductor and chorus-master for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, specialising in Mozart. For three years he was Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater in Kassel, Germany.

On returning to the UK, for thirteen years Lionel Friend held the position of Staff Conductor to English National Opera, conducting more than thirty different productions, including the world première of David Blake's The Plumber’s Gift and BBC Television broadcasts and a Prom in the Royal Albert Hall. He has conducted opera for BBC Radio, Radio France, Netherlands Opera and Opera Northern Ireland.In addition to opera and ballet, Lionel Friend has also given concerts and recorded with many of Europe's principal symphony orchestras and choruses, as well as all the BBC orchestras and many others in the UK. He first appeared with the BBC Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall. Following his début with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra he was immediately re-invited for further concerts; and at Simon Rattle's invitation he conducted a number of programmes with the City of Birmingham Symphony. He has a long-term relationship with The Nash Ensemble both in concert and recordings.

Albums
'Bliss: Rout, Madam Noy, The Women of Yueh & other works' (CDA66137)
Bliss: Rout, Madam Noy, The Women of Yueh & other works
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'Brian: Symphony No 3' (CDH55029)
Brian: Symphony No 3
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'Britten: Phaedra & other works' (CDH55225)
Britten: Phaedra & other works
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'Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works' (CDH55397)
Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works
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Complete works available for download
SIR ARTHUR BLISS  (1891-1975)
Conversations with The Nash Ensemble
Madam Noy with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
Quintet for oboe and string quartet with The Nash Ensemble
Rhapsody with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Rout with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
The Women of Yueh with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
HAVERGAL BRIAN  (1876-1972)
Symphony No 3 in C sharp minor with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Ball (piano), Julian Jacobson (piano)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
Lachrymae, Op 48a with Roger Chase (viola), The Nash Ensemble
Night Mail. End sequence with Nigel Hawthorne (narrator), The Nash Ensemble
Phaedra, Op 93 with Jean Rigby (contralto), The Nash Ensemble
Sinfonietta, Op 1 with The Nash Ensemble
The Sword in the Stone with The Nash Ensemble
CONSTANT LAMBERT  (1905-1951)
Concerto for piano and nine players with The Nash Ensemble, Ian Brown (piano)
Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat with Nigel Hawthorne (narrator), The Nash Ensemble
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Concerto for piano and nine players (Lambert)
Conversations (Bliss)
Lachrymae, Op 48a (Britten)
Madam Noy (Bliss)
Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat (Lambert)
Night Mail. End sequence (Britten)
Once upon a time, in the middle of a dark wood  First line to Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat (Lambert)
Phaedra, Op 93 (Britten)
Quintet for oboe and string quartet (Bliss)
Rhapsody (Bliss)
Rout (Bliss)
Sinfonietta, Op 1 (Britten)
Symphony No 3 in C sharp minor (Brian)
The Sword in the Stone (Britten)
The Women of Yueh (Bliss)
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