Lees, Benjamin (1924 – 2010) 

Last Edited: 12-Sep-2013 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas

Recordings on this page are M4a format files.


Date Title / Tracks Performers Parameters
1951 Sonata for two pianos
  1. Daly and Galyon, pianos
  1. 1995 archival recording
    I: 5:03, 10877, S
    II: 6:05, 12997, S
    III: 4:10, 8764, S
c.1954
Profile for Orchestra
  1. NBC Symphony Orchestra,
    Milton Katims
  2. Oklahoma City Symphony,
    Guy Fraser Harrison

  3. New York Philharmonic,
    Thomas Schippers
  1. 1954 archival recording
    6:59, 13679, s
  2. 1955 archival recording
    7:40, 14755, s
  3. 1965 archival recording
    6:57, 13128, S
1955
Concerto no. 1 for Piano and orchestra
  1. Joseph Bloch, piano
    National Orchestral Association,
    John Barnett
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    I: 9:26, 18332, S
    II: 8:05, 15704, S
    III: 8:01, 15412, S
1957 Divertimento burlesca
  1. Seattle Symphony Orchestra,
    Milton Katims
  2. Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
    Stephen Gunzenhauser
  1. 1959 archival recording
    I: 6:25, 12355, S
    II: 7:00, 13490, S
    III: 4:28, 8628, S
    IV: 3:56, 7494, S
  2. 1992 archival recording
    I: 6:32, 13500, S
    II: 6:58, 14277, S
    III: 4:14, 8661, S
    IV: 4:02, 8113, S
1957 Interlude for strings
  1. Brooklyn Philharmonic,
    Sigfried Landau
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    11:56, 23540, S
1958
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
  1. Henryk Szeryng, violin
    Boston Symphony Orchestra,
    Erich Leinsdorf
  1. 1963 archival recording
    I: 11:10, 21566, S
    II: 8:31, 16433, S
    III: 5:27, 10326, S
1958
Symphony no. 2
  1. Boston Symphony Orchestra
    William Steinberg
  1. 1969 archival recording
    I: 9:58, 19310, S
    II: 7:25, 14349, S
    III: 7:03, 13479, S
1959 Concertante breve

  1. Clarion Concerts Orchestra,
    Newell Jenkins
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    I: 4:22, 13437, S
    II: 6:52, 11246, S
    III: 5:46, 8413, S
1963 Oboe concerto
  1. Jay Light, oboe
    Drake University Orchestra,
    John Canarina
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    21:35, 46154, S
1964 Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
  1. Cleveland Orchestra,
    George Szell
  2. Dicterow, Ginsberg, Phelps, Brey
    New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Slatkin
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    I: 7:57, 15866, S
    II: 7:35, 15297, S
    III: 5:21, 10699, S
  2. 1998 archival recording
    I: 7:30, 15065, S
    II: 7:43, 15451, S
    III: 5:14, 10537, S
1964
Spectrum for Orchestra
  1. Philadelphia Orchestra,
    Eugene Ormandy
  1. 1969 archival recording
    4:28, 8628, S
1966 Concerto for chamber orchestra
  1. Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
    John Canarina
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    I: 7:05, 13626, S
    II: 6:37, 12092, S
    III: 5:31, 10706, S
1966
Concerto no. 2 for Piano and Orchestra
  1. Gary Graffman, piano
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Erich Leinsdorf
  1. 1968 archival recording
    I: 9:47, 18974, S
    II: 8:20, 16152, S
    III: 8:51, 17182, S
1969 Symphony no. 3
  1. Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
    Sixten Ehrling
  1. 1969 archival recording
    I: 8:34, 19106, S
    II: 4:46, 10692, S
1974
Etudes for Piano and Orchestra
  1. James Dick, piano
    Houston Symphony Orchestra,
    Lawrence Foster, conductor
  1. 1977 archival recording
    3:56, 7494, S

1976 Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra
  1. Cleveland Orchestra,
    Lorin Maazel
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    13:48, 27348, S
1976
Variations for Piano and Orchestra
  1. Eugene List, piano
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra,
    Louis Lane
  2. William Black, piano
    Albany Symphony Orchestra,
    Asher Raboy
  1. 1976 archival recording
    (premiere)
    15:23, 32939, S
  2. 1990 archival recording
    17:16, 33774, S
1983 Concerto for Brass Choir and Orchestra
  1. Dallas Symphony Orchestra,
    Eduardo Mata
  1. 1983 archival recording
    19:54, 44853, S
1983 Trio no. 1 for piano and strings
  1. The Dallas Trio
  1. 1989 archival recording
    I: 6:55, 15037, S
    II: 7:06, 15344, S
1984 Portrait of Rodin
  1. Queens Symphony Orchestra,
    Arthur Fagen
  1. 1993 archival recording
    I: 2:49, 5783, S
    II: 2:39, 5525, S
    III: 4:45, 9722, S
    IV: 1:44, 3487, S
1986 Symphony no. 5, 'Kalmar Nyckel'
  1. Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
    Stephen Gunzenhauser
  1. 1988 archival recording
    I: 11:05, 24175, S
    II: 26:07, 58221, S
1993 Borealis
  1. Wichita Symphony Orchestra,
    Zuohuang Chen
  1. 1993 archival recording
    I: 8:48, 19428, S
    II: 3:03, 6318, S
    III: 3:26, 7064, S
1997 Constellations for Orchestra
  1. Orchestre philharmonique de
    Monte Carlo, James DePreist
  1. 1998 archival recording
    9:01, 17485, S
1998 Trio no. 2 for piano and strings,
"Silent voices"
  1. Joseph Holt, piano
    George Marsh, violin
    Steven Honigberg, violoncello
  1. 1998 archival recording
    14:06, 29807, S
unknown
Declamation for Piano and Strings
  1. [?] Brown, piano
    Delaware Symphony Chamber Orchestra
    Stephen Gunzenhauser
  1. archival recording
    unknown date
    7:00, 13490, S

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