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"The only truth is music." - Jack Kerouac

The English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing 860 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers.

The ECO has also performed in more countries than any other orchestra, and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The American radio network CPRN has selected ECO as one of the world’s greatest ‘living’ orchestras. The illustrious history of the orchestra features many major musical figures. Benjamin Britten was the orchestra’s first Patron and a significant musical influence.

The ECO’s long relationship with Daniel Barenboim led to an acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos as live performances and recordings, followed later by two further recordings of the complete cycle, with Murray Perahia and Mitsuko Uchida.

The Orchestra has been chosen to record many successful film soundtracks including Dario Marianelli’s prizewinning scores for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, and several James Bond soundtracks, and has taken part in a variety of other film and television projects.

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Franz Schubert, Ástor Piazzolla, Kirmo Lintinen
Seasons Interrupted
Trey Lee
Paul Reade
A Celebration of Paul Reade
English Chamber Orchestra
Will Todd
Lux et Veritas - Music for Peace and Reflection
Tenebrae / English Chamber Orchestra / Nigel Short
Will Todd
The Call of Wisdom
Tenebrae / English Chamber Orchestra
Various composers
Emily Pailthorpe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Reinhold Glière, Claude Debussy
Harp Concertos
Claire Jones
Michael Sheppard
Soul Rests Eternal
Caroline Dale