Berliner Philharmoniker

Orchestra

 Berliner Philharmoniker

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (also known as Berlin Philharmonic or BPO; in German Berliner Philharmoniker), is one of the world's leading orchestras. Its current principal/Chief conductor is Sir Simon Rattle, who is known for his championing of contemporary classical music. The BPO also supports several chamber music ensembles.

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

Strauss: Tod und Verklärung & Vier letzte Lieder - Vinyl Edition

Strauss: Tod und Verklärung & Vier letzte Lieder - Vinyl Edition

Recorded Nov 1972-Jan 1973 (Tod und Verklärung), Feb 1973 (Songs), Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Ber


Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Vier letzte Lieder

Gundula Janowitz (soprano)


Released or re-released in last 6 months

DG - 4797725

(Vinyl)

$24.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Op.104 - Vinyl Edition

Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Op.104 - Vinyl Edition

Recorded September 1968, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin


Dvorak:

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Tchaikovsky:

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33


“An ideal artistic partnership - two great personalities with a great orchestra all fusing together in music-making which combines fervour with many moments of inspirational expressive beauty.” Gramophone Magazine

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DG - 4797726

(Vinyl)

$24.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Robert Haas Edition. Recorded live, Berlin, Radio DDR, 7 October 1944

Symphony No. 7 in E Major - Adagio

Recorded live, Berlin, Radio DDR, 7 April 1942


Wilhelm Furtwängler has left us with 112 live concert recordings. Many connoisseurs consider that his most unforgettableperformance was that of 7th October 1944 in the Berlin Beethoven-Saal, attended by Hermann Göring. The programmefeatured Bruckner’s last (unfinished) symphony, and closed with the adagio from Symphony No 7. This slow movement is heavy with Wagnerian Weltschmerz. It was written in the weeks preceding Wagner’s death in February 1883, and whennews reached Bruckner that Wagner had indeed died in Venice, he added the deeply poignant coda as an explicit tribute.This original recording represents Furtwängler's most inspired performance and is a compelling testimony to his legacy. It took Furtwängler to recognise and recreate an absolutely perfect depiction of Bruckner's tortured mind and, by extension, an entire world on the brink of collapse.

“No interpretation conveys the tragedy and frantic search for spiritual fulfilment in Bruckner 9 with such visceral power as Furtwängler and the Berliners in this overwhelmingly intense wartime recording.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2017 *****

“the Berlin Philharmonic’s playing reaches terrifying heights in the first movement and brutal Scherzo. Furtwängler’s way with the structure is totally flexible: sometimes he seems almost to lose his way, but then pulls the music back together for a shattering climax...Unmissable.” The Observer, 4th June 2017

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Praga Digitals - DSD350125

(SACD)

$14.25

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen


Das Rheingold

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Wotan), Zoltán Kelemen (Alberich), Josephine Veasey (Fricka), Gerhard Stolze (Loge), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Mime), Martti Talvela (Fasolt), Karl Ridderbusch (Fafner), Donald Grobe (Froh), Simone Mangelsdorff (Freia), Helen Donath (Woglinde), Edda Moser (Wellgunde), Anna Reynolds (Flosshilde)

Die Walküre

Régine Crespin (Brünnhilde), Thomas Stewart (Wotan), Gundula Janowitz (Sieglinde), Jon Vickers (Siegmund), Martti Talvela (Hunding), Josephine Veasey (Fricka), Danica Mastilovic (Helmwige), Carlotta Ordassy (Ortlinde), Liselotte Rebmann (Gerhilde), Ingrid Steger (Waltraute), Barbro Ericson (Siegrune), Helga Jenckel (Rossweisse), Cvetka Ahlin (Grimgerde), Lilo Brockhaus (Schwertleite)

Siegfried

Jess Thomas (Siegfried), Thomas Stewart (Der Wanderer), Gerhard Stolze (Mime), Helga Dernesch (Brünnhilde), Karl Ridderbusch (Fafner), Oralia Dominguez (Erda), Catherine Gayer (Waldvogel)

Götterdämmerung

Helga Dernesch (Brünnhilde), Helge Brilioth (Siegfried), Karl Ridderbusch (Hagen), Zoltán Kelemen (Alberich), Thomas Stewart (Gunther), Gundula Janowitz (Gutrune), Christa Ludwig (Waltraute), Liselotte Rebmann (Woglinde), Edda Moser (Wellgunde), Anna Reynolds (Flosshilde), Lili Chookasian (First Norn), Christa Ludwig (Second Norn), Catarina Ligendza (Third Norn)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

The entire Karajan Ring in lossless 24-bit / 96kHz HD Audio on one Blu-ray Audio disc. The new remastering was done by the Emil Berliner Studios in 2016.

Deluxe 400-page hardback book edition in a slipcase, with original cover art

Complete German libretti, full English translations + detailed repertoire notes from the original releases and notes on the recording sessions.

Rare artist photos from the recording sessions and from the rehearsals for the live Salzburg productions.

50 years since Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker stepped inside Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin to record Wagner’s masterpiece, Deutsche Grammophon proudly presents the entire Ring on one single High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc with an extensive hardback book containing the full libretti in original German with English translations.

According to Karajan’s own account, it was during the summer of 1965, while he was working on Boris Godunov, that he had a vision of the future: “I suddenly sensed a burning desire to stage and conduct Wagner in Salzburg.” His dream – very much in the spirit of Wagner himself: “My baton shall teach future ages which road they have to take.”

Karajan’s Wagner was concerned with beauty, lyricism and structure, and for his monumental Ring cycle he assembled a world-class cast of singers who possessed instrumental tone and were able to deliver a vivid and clear declamation of the text; and his Berliner Philharmoniker were more than capable of rising to the occasion.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Summer Opera Sale

DG - 4797354

(Blu-ray Audio)

Normally: $76.50

Special: $66.55

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Waldbühne 2007: Rhapsodies

Waldbühne 2007: Rhapsodies


Chabrier:

España

Debussy:

Rhapsody for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116 'Première rapsodie'

Wenzel Fuchs (clarinet)

Delius:

Brigg Fair

Dvorak:

Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45 No. 1

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

Lincke:

Berliner Luft March

Mompou:

Jeune Fille au Jardin

Prokofiev:

Two Pieces from The Love of Three Oranges, Op. 33b

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Stephen Hough (piano)


“The annual concert in the Berlin Waldbühne is a highlight of every concert season of the Berliner Philharmoniker. This is not only because the concert marks the end of the season and the commencement of the summer vacation for the musicians but in particular because the atmosphere at the venue is so extraordinary. Even after 25 years, the moment of arriving at the stage and beholding the giant panorama of 25,000 people, bubbling over with joyous expectation of the hours ahead, still takes your breath away, every single time. This excitement is felt by all the artists who perform here, conductors, soloists and orchestra members alike, and it is what gives the concert its special character.” Stanley Dodds, Media Chairman Berliner Philharmoniker

DVD Picture: 16:9 -NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 105 mins

Production year: 2007

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts Waldbühne - 8024256238

(DVD Video)

$15.75

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Europakonzert 2005 from Budapest

Europakonzert 2005 from Budapest


Bartók:

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Berlioz:

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

Stravinsky:

The Firebird


Every year, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s founding day (1st May 1882) is celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. In 2005, the EUROPAKONZERT took place in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. At the impressive Budapest State Opera House, the Berliner Philharmoniker perform works by Bartók (Violin Concerto No.2), Stravinsky (Firebird) and Berlioz (Le Corsaire, Overture) under the baton of their music director Sir Simon Rattle. The Soloist for Bartók's 2nd violin concerto is Leonidas Kavakos. The Greek violinist has established himself as one of the most sought-after virtuosos and appears regularly with leading orchestras and in recital throughout the world.

DVD Picture: 16:9 -NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 103 mins

Production year: 2005

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts Europakonzert - 8024254188

(DVD Video)

$15.75

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Berliner Philharmoniker


In a quickly released series for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes went into the studio towards the end of the 1950s with around half of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

The solo works were complemented by two concerto recordings, which now appear together in new remasterings. Foldes was partnered by Ferdinand Leitner, the ‘house’ conductor for Deutsche Grammophon who would accompany several noted pianists in these concertos, not least Wilhelm Kempff. It was Kempff’s recordings which would hold their place in the catalogue and the affection of listeners for many decades, but now is the time to appreciate once more the art of a more self-effacing pianist, who as Gramophone remarked in reviewing the ‘Emperor’ could reveal ‘a vein of artless charm’ – not only in Beethoven but much else of his diverse repertoire from Mozart to Bartók.

Although he made these recordings in his 40s, Foldes had had an intimate, performer’s understanding of the concertos for many decades. He first played the First Concerto in public at the age of nine; two years later he appeared with the Fourth, and playing his own cadenzas. As a recording artist, he took fewer such risks. ‘Recording a disc is one of the most difficult tasks for a performing artist,’ Foldes wrote. ‘What is recorded is there for eternity. It must be a version that will stand the test of time, and yet not be “set in stone”; it must capture the essence of that intuitive moment, and yet convey the definitiveness imposed upon it by the very nature of the situation.’

“Foldes finds infinitely more of implication in the notes themselves, and he is constantly at pains to show exactly what Beethoven wrote and what he meant by it. There is an enormous amount to listen to in his reading, and the style of it is firmly defined and idiomatic.” Gramophone Magazine, December 1959 (Piano Concerto No. 5)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4827048

(CD)

$8.75

(Sorry, download not available in your country)

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

version 1878/80. Recorded live Radio Stuttgart, 20th October 1951

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wagner:

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Recorded live Cairo-Alexandria, 25/4/1951

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Of the nine symphonies officially left by Bruckner, Furtwängler's rendering of the 4th 'Romantic' Symphony proved controversial despite the unique sound of the Vienna Philharmonic in full post-war revival. Imbued with the strains of late Mozart, Schubert, and even Wagner, this is echoed in the closing Good Friday Music, recorded in Cairo, as a postlude.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Praga Digitals - DSD350130

(SACD)

$14.25

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35

Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35


Released or re-released in last 6 months

Warner Classics - Mstislav Rostropovich Cellist of the Century - 9029589221

(CD)

$9.25

(also available to download from $8.00)

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Manfred Symphony, Romeo and Juliet & Capriccio italien

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Manfred Symphony, Romeo and Juliet & Capriccio italien


Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Ahronovitch


A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon.

All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, the ‘Pathétique’ and the tone poem Romeo and Juliet – both recorded by Claudio Abbado in the early 1970s – as well as a rare recording of the Manfred Symphony by Yuri Ahronovitch and Ferdinand Leitner’s bright 1959 account of the Capriccio italien.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4826184

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.00

(Sorry, download not available in your country)

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Page: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.