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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor


The latest release by CSO Resound features Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner’s formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer’s death in 1896, it is an immense work that continuously unfolds with its stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is here perfectly executed by the CSO, long-since admired for its interpretations of Bruckner, and holding the distinction of having given the American premiere of the Ninth Symphony in 1904. Muti brings remarkable lyricism to this dramatic work in a performance embodying the exceptional synergy between the distinguished maestro and the CSO. Riccardo Muti, born in Naples, Italy, is one of the preeminent conductors of our day. In 2010, when he became the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), he already had more than 40 years of experience at the helm of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Teatro alla Scala. During his time with the CSO, Muti has won over audiences in greater Chicago and across the globe through his music-making as well as his demonstrated commitment to sharing classical music. His annual free concerts for the city of Chicago attract tens of thousands of people.

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The Year 1917 – Music in Turbulent Times

The Year 1917 – Music in Turbulent Times


Bartók:

The Wooden Prince: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Doll

Chicago Symphony Orchestra,, Pierre Boulez

Bridge:

Cello Sonata in D minor, H125: Allegro ma non troppo - Molto allegro e agitato

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)

Browne, W D:

To Gratiana dancing and singing

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

Debussy:

Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon

Philippe Cassard

Violin Sonata: Allegro vivo

Augustin Dumay (violin), Maria João Pires (piano)

Eisler:

Panzerschlacht

Die letzte Elegie

Die Heimkehr

Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano)

Falla:

El sombrero de tres picos: Danza del molinera (farruca)

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel

Holst:

The Planets: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

Boston Symphony Orchestr, William Steinberg

Ives, C:

In Flanders Fields

Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano)

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19: Andantino

Shlomo Mintz (violin)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Ravel:

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Monique Haas (piano)

Respighi:

Fountains of Rome: La fontana di Trevi al meriggio

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Satie:

Parade

Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Louis Frémaux

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 'The Year 1917'

Göteborgs Symfoniker, Neeme Järvi

Stravinsky:

Les Noces: La Tresse

Anny Mory, Patricia Parker, John Mitchinson, Paul Hudson, Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesc

English Bach Festival Percussion Ensemble, English Bach Festival Chorus, Leonard Bernstein

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony': Lento


1917 was a year of turbulence – both artistically and politically. It was the penultimate year of World War I, the year of the Russian Revolution, and a year that saw artistic and cultural changes take place. This compilation explores the music inspired by the turbulent times at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Each work tells part of the story of this pivotal year, for example:

Respighi’s Fountains of Rome was premiered in 1917 after Toscanini refused to conduct it the previous year after it had been programmed alongside music by Wagner;

Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin was completed in 1917. Each movement is dedicated to a friend who had been killed in the war;

Satie’s Parade was a true collaboration across creative worlds: sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, scenario by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie, and danced by the Ballets Russes in 1917;

Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony no.12 “The Year 1917” was written in 1961 in the heart of Communist Russia. It has been suggested that Shostakovich originally wrote a satire of Lenin but due to the potential danger had to recompose the piece at the last minute.

Newly written notes (in English, German and French) by Michael Stegemann, professor of musicology at the University of Dortmund, journalist and former pupil of Oliver Messiaen, explore the stories behind the music.

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Solti at the Ballet

Solti at the Ballet


Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Offenbach:

Gaîté Parisienne

arr. Rosenthal

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Rossini:

La Boutique fantasque

arr. Respighi

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Chicago Symphony Orchestra


The Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti (1912–1997) was one of Decca’s most prolific recording artists. Eloquence’s survey of his recordings features, in the main, some of his earliest recordings for the company. Although recorded as far back as 1960, during his tenure with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Solti’s recording of Gaîté parisienne remains one of the sonically most thrilling orchestral recordings ever to be made and a performance that is no less impactful. Both the Rossini/Respighi and the Dukas pieces were recorded with the Israel Philharmonic in the late 1950s at a time when Solti also recorded music by Mozart, Schubert Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky with this orchestra. The coupling of the Rossini/Respighi and Dukas works was the first recording Decca was to issue with the Israel Philharmonic (in September 1957).

In 1967, Solti became music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post he held until 1991. During his tenure there, his work as a recording artist continued unabated, including complete symphony cycles by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky. As music director laureate, he continued to record with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra until 1997.

“The Nutcracker suite brings consistently responsive playing from every department of this fine orchestra, and many touches of affectionate detail from Solti … The whole performance is relaxed yet characterful and the individual dances emerge as freshly as ever.” Gramophone Magazine, May 1987

“The Swan Lake suite … has a winning spontaneity” Gramophone Magazine, May 1989

“The Covent Garden orchestra is on its toes, and its new conductor gets some exhilarating playing, and the quality is all you could wish for” Gramophone Magazine, November 1961 (Offenbach)

“an absolutely splendid recording … This Solti performance [of La Boutique fantasque] is sheer delight, played as it is with a combination of style and gusto it needs; a most exhilarating performance … this is an excellent debut on Decca” Gramophone Magazine, October 1957 (Rossini/Respighi, Dukas)

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Bartók: Orchestral Works

Bartók: Orchestral Works


Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

London Symphony Orchestra

Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

London Symphony Orchestra

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite)

London Symphony Orchestra

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

London Symphony Orchestra

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Romanian Folk Dances for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68

Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Georg Solti studied piano with Bartók and although they never developed a close personal relationship, Solti was always in awe of the composer’s dedication and intensity. In 1937 he was also page-turner for the first performance of the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion given by the composer and his wife, Ditta Bartók-Pasztory. Bartók’s music featured regularly in Solti’s concert programs and he recorded the Concerto for Orchestra, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and The Miraculous Mandarin again with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Dance Suite was also recorded in an earlier version with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1952 – one of his earliest orchestral discs. While, fundamentally, Solti did not change his approach to much of the music he conducted through his career, the freshness and excitement of these early London performances is to be treasured. The 1963 recording of Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta appears internationally on Decca CD for the first time. This release forms part of a mini-series on Eloquence of, in the main, Solti’s early recordings.

“Solti secures an excellently played and finely graded reading […] The Decca engineers give us clean-cut tone without it becoming dry […] Balance is most sensitive throughout” Gramophone Magazine, November 1964 (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta)

“There is a daemonic intensity about this which never lets up […] a brilliant performance of a disturbing work” Gramophone Magazine, November 1964 (The Miraculous Mandarin: suite)

“The Divertimento is superbly done … incisive and full –bodied, and the Hugarian and Romanian dances have all the atmosphere one could wish for” Penguin Guide ***

“‘There is more spontaneity too [than in his Chicago recording] and one senses Solti’s Hungarian upbringing more readily here [Concerto for Orchestra] […] the performance is strong and fiery and the recording exemplary” Penguin Guide *** (Dance Suite)

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Rococo Variations

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Rococo Variations


Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel


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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 1

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 1


Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Oleg Kagan (violin)


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Byron Janis plays Liszt, Rachmaninov & Schumann

Byron Janis plays Liszt, Rachmaninov & Schumann


Liszt:

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Byron Janis began his extraordinary career as Horowitz’s star pupil.

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Schubert:

Incidental music to Rosamunde, D797


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Romantic Piano Concertos

Romantic Piano Concertos


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

RCA Symphony Orchestra, Kyrill Kondrashin


Van Cliburn (piano)

Van Cliburn's extraordinary rise to fame in the late fifties was in no small part due to his performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto featured on this disc. This Regis release is a valuable document of the birth of a pianistic legend. The Schumann coupling shows a more introspective side to his musicianship.

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & The Voyevoda

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & The Voyevoda


Tchaikovsky:

The Voyevoda, symphonic ballad Op. 78

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


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