Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

arrangement for piano four hands by Bruno Walter


Maasa Nakazawa (piano) & Suhrud Athavale (piano)

World-renowned conductor Bruno Walter was particularly well acquainted with Gustav Mahler’s work, and was employed as his assistant at the Hamburg Opera at the time Mahler’s Second Symphony was given its première in Berlin. Walter prepared his precise and imaginative “reduction for piano” soon afterwards and in close collaboration with the composer. Bruno Walter regarded the ‘Resurrection’ Symphony as one of his mentor’s key works, from the “dramatic struggles” of the first movement to the “lightning bolt” that inspired its sublime choral finale.

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A tribute to Rudolf Barshai

A tribute to Rudolf Barshai


Albinoni:

Concerto for five instruments in B flat major, Op. 5 No. 1

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Concerto for five instruments in D major, Op. 5 No. 3

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004

Rudolf Barshai (viola)

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Leonid Kogan (violin), Elizaveta Gilels (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV1049

Alexander Korneev (flute), Naum Zaidel (flute)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

David Oistrakh (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

David Oistrakh (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Bartók:

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Beethoven:

String Trio in E flat major, Op. 3

Leonid Kogan (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

String Trio in G major, Op. 9 No. 1

Leonid Kogan (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1'

Julian Sitkovetsky (violin), Anton Sharoev (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Yakov Slobodkin (cello)

Boccherini:

Symphony No. 16 in E flat, G510 (Op 35 No. 2)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Borodin:

String Quartet No. 2 in D major

arr. chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai

NSO String Ensemble, Rudolf Barshai

Britten:

Simple Symphony, Op. 4

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Bunin, R:

Viola Sonata in D minor, Op. 26

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)

Viola Concerto in G major, Op. 22

Rudolf Barshai (viola/direction)

Great Symphony Orchestra, Nikolai Anosov

Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

arr. Rudolf Barshai

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Debussy:

Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Alexander Korneev (flute), Olga Erdeli (harp)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Petite Suite: En bateau

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Fauré:

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15

Leonid Kogan (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Emil Gilels (piano)

Forsyth, C:

Celtic Song

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Semyon Stuchevsky (piano)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 43: No. 6 - To Spring

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Handel:

Viola Concerto

Rudolf Barshai (viola/direction)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Haydn:

Symphony No. 49 in F minor 'La Passione'

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11

Emil Gilels (piano)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Hindemith:

Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 25 No. 1

Rudolf Barshai (viola)

Trauermusik

Rudolf Barshai (viola/direction)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Khandoshkin:

Viola Concerto

Rudolf Barshai (viola/direction)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Kryukov:

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 15

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)

Lokshin:

Symphony No. 5 ‘Shakespeare's Sonnets' for baritone, string orchestra and harp

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 4 'Sinfonia Stretta'

National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Rudolf Barshai

Trois Scènes du Faust de Goethe

Elena Prokina (soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Ensemble Resonanz der Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai

Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

performing version by Rudolf Barshai

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Martinu:

Divertimento H173

Evgeny Smirnov (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Divertimento in D major, K136

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C, K373

David Oistrakh (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 10 in G major, K74

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Emil Gilels (piano)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 1, Op. 64a

arr. Rudolf Barshai

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Purcell:

Phantasies for string orchestra (2)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

arr. Vadim Vasilyevich Borisovsky

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Schubert:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Schumann:

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113

Rudolf Barshai (viola), Vladimir Shraibman (piano)

Shostakovich:

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Rostislav Dubinsky (violin), Nina Barshai (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Valentin Berlinsky (cello), Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)

String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49

Rostislav Dubinsky (violin), Nina Barshai (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Valentin Berlinsky (cello)

String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

Julian Sitkovetsky (violin), Anton Sharoev (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Yakov Slobodkin (cello)

String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83

Julian Sitkovetsky (violin), Anton Sharoev (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Yakov Slobodkin (cello)

Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op. 135

Zara Dolukhanova (soprano), Yevgeny Nesterenko (bass)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a

arr. chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai

NSO String Ensemble, Rudolf Barshai

Stravinsky:

Concerto in D for string orchestra 'Basler'

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Apollon musagète

National Symphony Orchestra Taipei, Rudolf Barshai

Tartini:

Cello Concerto in A major

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Tchaikovsky:

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Leonid Kogan (violin), Elizaveta Gilels (violin), Rudolf Barshai (viola), Heinrich Talalyan (viola), Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

arr. chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai

NSO String Ensemble, Rudolf Barshai

Tippett:

Concerto for double string orchestra

Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Vivaldi:

Concerto for Violin & Cello in B flat minor, RV 547

Alla Vasilieva (cello)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Concerto, Op. 3 No. 10 'Con quattro Violini e Violoncello obligato', RV 580

Andrei Abramenkova, Boris Kun'ev & Leonid Polees (violins)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

The Four Seasons

Evgeny Smirnov (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai

Concerto RV 319 for violin, 2 oboes & bassoon

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai


Russian-born Rudolf Barshai (1924-2010) was possibly the most famous viola player of all time. He performed as a soloist and in chamber groups with Shostakovich, Richter, Oistrakh and Rostropovich and later with Kogan and Gilels. He won numerous Soviet and international competitions.

He was the founding violist of the Borodin Quartet in 1945 and was a member until 1953.

In 1955, Barshai formed and led the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, a superb ensemble, which soon became internationally famous until he emigrated to the West in 1977. He was the artistic director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from 1977 to 1981.

Barshai was music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1981-1982), principal guest conductor of Orchestre National de France (1985-86) and music director of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1982-88).

In addition, Barshai achieved fame as a musical interpreter and arranger of Shostakovich's and Prokofiev's music as well as a pioneer of the composer Alexander Lokshin. He was particularly noted for his arrangement of Shostakovich's String Quartet No.8 for chamber orchestra and recorded a number of Shostakovich's works, including the world premiere recording of the composer's Fourteenth Symphony in 1969.

In 2000, Barshai produced a completion of Mahler's Tenth Symphony. Many of his recordings have earned critical acclaim and have won international awards in including the 1988 Gramophone Award, as well as awards for the complete Shostakovich Symphonies.

“Barshai’s death five years ago robbed the world of an influential figure and inspiring musician: violist, conductor, administrator, powerhouse. Through the energy and devotion of his widow Elena this collection is indeed fitting.” Classical Music, January 2016 ****

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - The Complete Recitals 1952-1974

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - The Complete Recitals 1952-1974


CD1 Schubert Song Recital • Fischer

CD2 Mozart Operatic Arias • Pritchard

CD3 R. Strauss Capriccio – closing scene • Vier letzte Lieder • Ackermann

CD4 R. Strauss Scenes from Arabella • Matačić

CD5 A Lieder Recital • Moore

CD6 A Mozart Song Recital • Gieseking

CD7 A Recital of Duets • Seefried • Moore

CD8 Walton Scenes from Troilus and Cressida • Walton

CD9 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Songs You Love • Moore

CD10 More Songs You Love aka The Christmas Album • Mackerras

CD11 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Operetta • Ackermann

CD12 Wolf Goethe Lieder • Moore

CD13 Wolf From the Italian Song Book • Moore

CD14 Wolf Songs from the Romantic Poets • Moore

CD15 Schwarzkopf portrays Romantic Heroines • Susskind • Wallberg

CD16 Favourite Scenes and Arias • Rescigno • Schmidt • Galliera

CD17 R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder • Five Songs with Orchestra • Szell

CD18 Mozart • R. Strauss Concert Arias and Lieder • Brendel • Szell

CD19 Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn • Fischer-Dieskau • Szell

CD20 Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch • Fischer-Dieskau • Moore

CD21–22 Brahms Deutsche Volkslieder • Fischer-Dieskau • Moore

CD23–26 The Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Songbook Vols. 1–4 • Moore • Parsons

CD27 Songs I Love • Parsons

CD28 Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben • Liederkreis • Parsons

CD29 A Hugo Wolf Recital • Furtwängler

CD30–31 Homage to Gerald Moore • Fischer-Dieskau • Los Angeles

CD31 Beethoven Fidelio – excerpts • Ah! perfido • Karajan


The 100th birthday of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, one of the reigning sopranos of the second half of the 20th century, falls on 9 December 2015. She died in 2006, but her recordings are timeless treasures of the Warner Classics catalogue. Like her close contemporary and friend, Maria Callas, Schwarzkopf is a representative of a golden era of recording; but while Callas is closely identified with Italian composers and specifically with opera, Schwarzkopf is admired above all in music of the Austro-German tradition, both opera and song.

The 31-CD deluxe box set, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: The Complete Recitals 1952-1974, to be released on 6 November, gathers together all the recital programmes of song, opera and operetta that Schwarzkopf recorded for EMI between 1952 and 1974 with Walter Legge – who became the soprano’s husband in 1953 – as producer. Schwarzkopf and Legge conceived each programme with the greatest of care, and this collection respects and retains the integrity of every recital, with no recoupling or reorganisation of the tracks. In addition, the recordings have been remastered to the highest standards in 24-bit/96kHz: Schwarzkopf’s art emerges in all its beauty, refinement and detail.

The collection comprises programmes of song, with both piano and orchestra, and programmes of operatic, operetta and concert arias. The emphasis is on Austro-German composers such as: Mozart; Richard Strauss – notably with two different versions of his sublime Vier letzte Lieder – conducted by Otto Ackermann (1953) and George Szell (the 1965 studio recording, often regarded as the greatest in the catalogue); Schubert; Schumann; Brahms; Wolf; Mahler; Wagner; Johann Strauss and Lehár. The recitals also showcase Schwarzkopf in arias and songs by Italian, Russian, Czech, British and Nordic composers.

Encouraged by Walter Legge, Schwarzkopf developed into the leading female lieder-singer of her time, perhaps famed above all for her interpretations of the sophisticated songs of Hugo Wolf, and this box contains a programme of Wolf recorded in Salzburg in 1953 with none other than the great conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler at the piano. She remains unrivalled for her attention to the meaning of the words and to expressing it through subtleties of phrasing and tonal coloration. Such was her fame as a recitalist that she could sell out large venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Festival Hall for a programme of lieder with piano. Her final appearance as a recitalist came in Zurich in 1979, but she continued to be active as a (sometimes redoubtable) teacher and her students included Thomas Hampson and Renée Fleming.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: The Complete Recitals 1952-1974 presents the soprano in collaborations with some of the other greatest artists of her time, such as: sopranos Irmgard Seefried and Victoria de los Angeles; baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; pianists Walter Gieseking, Edwin Fischer, Gerald Moore (Schwarzkopf’s favoured accompanist), Geoffrey Parsons and Alfred Brendel, and conductors Herbert von Karajan, George Szell, Charles Mackerras, Otto Ackermann and William Walton – who originally composed the role of Cressida in his opera Troilus and Cressida for Schwarzkopf, though she never sang it in the theatre. The recording of scenes from the opera constitutes one of the more unexpected CD in this landmark collection.

Each individual recital in the box is presented in a sleeve with its original artwork. The comprehensive illustrated booklet features essays by three distinguished writers, all acknowledged experts on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Alan Sanders (English); André Tubeuf (French) and Thomas Voigt (German).

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Mahler Symphonies – Live in Concert

Mahler Symphonies – Live in Concert

The Klaus Tennstedt Recordings


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

recorded 1985

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

recorded 1989

Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Jard van Nes (mezzo)

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

recorded 1981

Heather Harper (soprano), Doris Soffel (mezzo)

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

recorded 1983

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

recorded 1991

Júlia Várady (soprano), Jane Eaglen (soprano), Susan Bullock (soprano), Trudeliese Schmidt (alto), Jadwige Rappé (alto), Kenneth Riegel (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (baritone), Hans Sotin (bass)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

recorded 1991

Thomas Hampson (baritone)


This 9 CD boxed set features live recordings of a selection of Mahler’s symphonies documenting the extraordinary relationship between Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which was characterised by life-affirming concerts and a genuine connection between musicians, conductor and audience.

Tennstedt and the LPO recorded a full Mahler cycle in the studio for EMI, however this new boxed set features only live concert recordings, which really capture Tennstedt’s inimitable talent. The special relationship Tennstedt enjoyed with both the LPO and Mahler’s works result in an intensity and changeability in live concert hall performances that was impossible to replicate in the studio.

Each symphony in this boxed set has been previously released on the LPO label to critical acclaim. Exclusive to this collection however is an earlier performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, recorded in 1981, and starring soloists Heather Harper and Doris Soffel. Reflected in the recoring from 1981 is a conductor in good health, clearly revelling in his relationship with his ‘romantic orchestra’; while the 1989 performance features a last movement that is of truly epic proportions. What we hear is that what Tennstedt lost in physical wellbeing in the intervening years, he more than made up for in dark intensity and angst.

This premium boxed set includes a 45 page booklet featuring archive images, press cuttings and anecdotes as well as accompanying texts and programme notes. Packaged in a specially designed clamshell box, this premium product is a real collector’s item.

This collection features performances from star soloists including Thomas Hampson, Yvonne Kenny, Jard van Nes, Heather Harper, Doris Soffel, Júlia Várady, Jane Eaglen, Susan Bullock, Trudeliese Schmidt, Jadwiga Rappé, Kenneth Riegel, Eike Wilm Schulte and Hans Sotin.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

(completed D Cooke, 1976)


ATMA presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of international superstar conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Made in the exceptional acoustics of La Maison symphonique in Montréal, where this symphony formed part of the 2014 season, this marks the first CD recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 by a Canadian orchestra.

When Mahler died, only the first movement of the Symphony No. 10 was completely finished and orchestrated. Musicologist Deryck Cooke subsequently made a performing version of the unfinished draft left by the composer. According to Cooke, had Mahler completed the orchestration, he would have probably made endless changes to the score until he was completely satisfied. Symphony No. 10 remains a masterpiece, a legacy of inestimable value.

“the warm, intimate, slender sound is an appropriate reflection of the score Mahler left incompletely fleshed out, the bare bones of which Cooke mostly respects. Only occasionally do the big dissonances and lunges really jump out at you, but they're part of something bigger and stranger…[the] warm sound in Montreal's Maison symphonique helps preserve a very special world” BBC Music Magazine, February 2016 ****

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4


With Gustav Mahler, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has a very special relationship. The composer conducted the orchestra no less than 12 times and found in Amsterdam an understanding audience. Mahler's Fourth Symphony was premiered in Amsterdam by the composer, who conducted it twice, once before and once after the interval, so that the audience could get to know the work better. With this release, Mariss Jansons and the Concertgebouw orchestra add an impressive new chapter to the RCO’s recorded history of Mahler Symphonies.

“it's the subtler aspects, the perfect matching of instrumental entries and the sensual seamlessness of it all, which remain in the memory” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

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Paavo Järvi: The Complete Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1-10

Paavo Järvi: The Complete Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1-10


Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major


The HR-Sinfonie Orchester has for decades been numbered among the world’s leading Mahler orchestras. Between 2008 and 2013 it gave its most recent Mahler cycle as part of the Rheingau Music Festival under its then principal conductor Paavo Järvi. The recordings were made in the unique space of the Basilica of Eberbach Monastery, in the magnificent ambiance of the Friedrich von Thiersch Hall at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus and in the outstanding acoustics of the Great Hall of the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. In all of these venues Mahler’s symphonies left a particularly fascinating impression.

All Symphonies packaged in a hard cover slipcase.

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BONUS: Introductions to all symphonies by Paavo Järvi

SUBTITLES: Symphony No 2: Original language: German // Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Introductions to the Symphonies: English, German, Korean, Japanese

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME. 14h 11 MINS

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C Major Paavo Järvi Complete Mahler Symphony Cycle - 733004

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Simon Rattle - The CBSO Years

Simon Rattle - The CBSO Years


Adams, J:

Harmonielehre

The Chairman Dances

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Tromba Lontana

Wesley Warren (organist)

Adès:

Asyla

Bartók:

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (complete ballet)

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Berg:

Lyric Suite - for string quartet (1926)

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Britten:

War Requiem, Op. 66

Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

Boys of Christ Church Cathedral, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

An American Overture

Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14

Robert Tear (tenor), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

Peter Donohoe (piano)

The Building of the House Overture

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Praise We Great Men

Alison Hargan (soprano), Mary King (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sir Willard White (bass-baritone), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Suite on English Folk Tunes 'A Time there was', Op. 90

Canadian Carnival Overture, Op. 19

Wesley Warren (organ)

Young Apollo, Op. 16

Peter Donohoe (piano), Felix Kok (violin), Jeremy Ballard (violin), Michal Kaznowski (cello)

Quatre Chansons Françaises

Jill Gomez (soprano)

Scottish Ballad, Op. 26

Peter Donohoe (piano), Philip Fowke (piano)

Occasional Overture, Op. 38

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Russian Funeral

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Debussy:

Le roi Lear (King Lear): incidental music, L107

Jeux - Poème dansé

Images for orchestra

Estampe No. 1 - Pagodes

Elgar:

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 - Incidental Music

Grainger:

In a Nutshell, suite

Train Music

Country Gardens

Lincolnshire Posy

The Warriors

Malcolm Wilson, Roderick Elms & Wyne Marshall (pianos)

Haydn:

The Creation

Arleen Augér (soprano), Susan Lees (soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor), David Thomas (bass)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Symphony No. 60 in C major 'Il distratto'

Symphony No. 22 in E flat major 'The Philosopher'

Symphony No. 102 in B flat major

Symphony No. 86 in D major

Symphony No. 70 in D major

Symphony No. 90 in C major

Henze, H:

Barcarola

Symphony No. 7

Janacek:

Glagolitic Mass

Felicity Palmer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), Malcolm King (bass), Jane Parker-Smith (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Arleen Augér (soprano), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Das klagende Lied

Helena Döse (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sean Rae (bass)

Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor

arr. Schoenberg

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Das Lied von der Erde

Peter Seiffert (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Symphony No. 3

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Der Schildwache Nachtlied (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Verlorne Müh' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Wer hat dies' Liedlein Erdacht? (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Der Tambourg'sell (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Christine Brewer, Juliane Banse & Soile Isokoski (sopranos), Birgit Remmert & Jane Henschel (mezzo-sopranos), Jon Villars (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), John Relyea (bass)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, Toronto Children's Chorus

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 4

Amanda Roocroft (soprano), Peter Thomas (violin)

Maw, N:

Odyssey

Messiaen:

Turangalîla Symphony

Peter Donohoe (piano)

Nielsen:

Pan & Syrinx, Op. 49 (FS87)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (FS76) 'The Inextinguishable'

Prokofiev:

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Rachmaninov:

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Ravel:

La Vallee des Cloches (Miroirs No. 5)

arr. Grainger

Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'

Shéhérazade

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Ma Mère l'Oye

La Valse

Daphnis et Chloé

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Boléro

Schoenberg:

5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16

Erwartung, Op. 17

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)

Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43

Sibelius:

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

Kuoleme: Scene with cranes

The Oceanides, Op. 73

Stravinsky:

Petrushka

Peter Donohoe (piano)

Symphony in 3 movements

Elaine Donohoe (piano), Robert Johnston (harp)

The Firebird

Scherzo a la Russe

Apollon musagète

Felix Kok (violin), Jeremy Ballard (violin), Peter Cole (viola), Ulrich Heinen (cello), John Tattersdill (double bass)

Études (4) for orchestra

The Rite of Spring

Szymanowski:

Stabat Mater, Op. 53

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano), Florence Quivar (mezzo-soprano), John Connell (bass)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Litania do Marii Panny (Litany to the Virgin Mary), Op. 59

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano), Jon Garrison (tenor)

Symphony No. 3 'The Song of the Night', Op. 27

Jon Garrison (tenor), Peter Thomas (violin)

Król Roger

Thomas Hampson (King Roger), Elzbieta Szmytka (Roxana), Philip Langridge (Edrisi), Ryszard Minkiewicz (Shepherd), Robert Gierlach (Archbishop), Jadwiga Rappé (Deaconess), Lisa Milne (Voice 1), Andrew Burden (Voice 2)

Songs of a Fairytale Princess, Op. 31

Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano), Timothy Robinson (tenor)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Harnasie, Op. 55

Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano), Timothy Robinson (tenor)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Hafiz' Love-Songs, Op. 26

Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano), Timothy Robinson (tenor)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 (Sinfonia Concertante)

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Turnage:

Momentum

Three Screaming Popes

Drowned Out

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Robert Tear (tenor)

Songs of Travel

Thomas Allen (baritone)

Walton:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

Belshazzar's Feast

Webern:

Six Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6

Weill, K:

The Seven Deadly Sins

Elise Ross (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Ian Caley (tenor), Michael Rippon (bass)


Between 1980 and 1998 Simon Rattle conducted no less than 934 concerts with the CBSO. Together they performed works by many 20th-century composers, as well as established favourites, and gave a total of 16 world premieres. Rattle also made 69 recordings for EMI with the orchestra. This box brings together that recorded legacy, which includes pieces by composers pivotal to his work, such as Mahler, Sibelius and Szymanowski, as well as some of the new compositions he championed — Nicholas Maw’s Odyssy, Mark Anthony Turnage’s Momentum, Three Screaming Popes and Drowned Out, and Thomas Adès’ Asyla.

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Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition

Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Peter Schreier, Robert Hall

Netherlands Radio Chorus

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major

Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major

Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16

Bruckner:

Symphonies 0-9 (complete)

Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Genoveva Overture

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Marche slave, Op. 31

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

The Storm Overture (Groza), Op.76

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture


Haitink was 85 on 4 March 2014, and this set presents his six complete symphonic cycles by cornerstone classical composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Originally recorded for Philips, the CDs are now smartly re-packaged in a collectable cube, with a substantial 160-page booklet including extensive essays in 3 languages (English, French, German) and includes essays by authoritative writers such as William Kinderman (Beethoven), Michael Kennedy (Mahler) and John Warrack (Schumann and Tchaikovsky).

Every single symphonic cycle is played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, recently voted by Gramophone Magazine as ‘The Greatest Orchestra in the World’. Dutch-born Bernard Haitink made his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra on 7 November 1956. From 1963 Haitink was Principal Conductor, a position he held for 25 years. An exclusive Philips artist for more than 30 years, Haitink remains fully active on the international concert scene. 2013/14 is the 60th season of his conducting career.

originally releases in 2014, re-pressed in September 2015

Decca - 4786360

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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Live-Recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 20.- 22.03.2014


Daniel Harding follows his first CD recording on the BR-KLASSIK label (Schumann's Faust Scenes, BR-KLASSIK, 900122) with this live recording of Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Counting Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado among his teachers, since 2005 he has constantly made a name for himself with spectacular concerts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks as a guest conductor. In this live recording of 2014 from Munich's Philharmonie im Gasteig, BR-KLASSIK presents one of Mahler's most unusual symphonies. Its dark and complex score contrasts starkly with what appeared on the surface to be a happy and carefree phase of the composer's life when he wrote it. The world-class conductor Daniel Harding demonstrates great artistic flexibility here; and with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, he encounters an ensemble that has been among the pioneers of Mahler performance ever since the Kubelík era of the 1960s.

“with the Scherzo and Finale Harding is well up there with the greats…above all it's the Bavarian Radio Symphony, with its fabulous first trumpet, baleful, full-toned tuba and winsome oboist, which collectively confirms itself as one of the top five orchestras in the world.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2015 ****

“There is much beautiful playing from the Bavarians, in the slow movement above all, assuming that you can accept an interpretation trading heartbreaking melancholy and human warmth for a kind of frozen poise…[Harding's] relatively deliberate, anti-rhetorical treatment certainly avoids the usual heaviness.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

BR Klassik - 900132

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