Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Neeme Järvi conducts Mahler & R. Strauss

Neeme Järvi conducts Mahler & R. Strauss


Mahler:

Das Lied von der Erde

Paul Groves (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


For his inaugural concert as Music Director of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande , Neeme Järvi chose to perform two compositions that approach the same subject, life’s end, in ways that demonstrate the brilliance and differences of their creators. Are they really about death, or life? In both these works – one a tone poem intended to tell a story through music, the other a symphony with sung texts - there is a reflection on what life has been, its rewards and shortcomings, that culminates in a cathartic moment of revelation. The two singers, Thomas Hampson and Paul Groves add charismatic and poignant erformances of the highest order.

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Beethoven:

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Wiener Philharmoniker

Debussy:

La Mer

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

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Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano)

Orchestre Regional de Basse-Normandie, Jean Deroyer

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Schöne Welt, wo bist Du?

Schöne Welt, wo bist Du?


 

Sternklare Nacht (Free improvisation by Julia Kleiter and Michael Gees)

Berg:

Sieben frühe Lieder

Kilpinen:

Wind und Geige (No. 5 from 13 Lieder nach Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern)

Sturmnacht (No. 6 from 13 Lieder nach Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern)

Über tausend Berge (No. 4 from Lieder der Liebe II, Op. 61)

Heimat (No. 1 from Lieder der Liebe II, Op. 61)

Mahler:

Ich ging mit Lust (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Frühlingsmorgen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Schoenberg:

Verlassen (No. 4 from 8 Lieder, Op. 6)

Schubert:

Frühlingsglaube, D686

Die Gotter Griechenlands D677 (Schiller)

Strauss, R:

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

September (from Vier Letzte Lieder)

Wolf, H:

Verborgenheit (No. 12 from Mörike-Lieder)


Julia Kleiter (soprano) & Michael Gees (piano)

Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs form the backbone of this hybrid SACD that features the soprano Julia Kleiter accompanied by pianist Michael Gees. They are threaded throughout the disc in between songs by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, Yrjö Kilpinen, Hugo Wolf and Arnold Schoenberg. The recording also includes an improvisation by Julia Kleiter and Michael Gees based on Hermann Hesse’s ‘Sternklare Nacht’.

The highly-regarded German soprano Julia Kleiter made her operatic debut in 2004 as Pamina at Opéra-Bastille in Paris under Jiri Kout. Since then she has sung this role in several productions in Madrid, Zürich, at the Edinburgh Festival, in New York, Munich and at Salzburg Festival with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski, and Claudio Abbado. In 2007 she appeared as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Zdenka in Arabella under Franz Welser-Möst. Other highlights of her operatic career have been performing Papagena under Claudio Abbado, and Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice under Ricardo Muti in Florence. In 2012 she was critically acclaimed for her debut performance as Almirena in Händel's Rinaldo at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

This is Kleiter’s first recording as a solo recitalist, but she has already appeared on Challenge Classics alongside Christoph Prégardien - and Michael Gees - on an acclaimed disc of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch (CC72378). Michael Gees has also made solo improvised recordings of Satie (CC72512) and Schumann (CC72597) for Challenge.

“Performances by the cool-voiced Julia Kleiter and pianist Michael Gees tend to have a leavening effect of the music. The sound quality (aided by a reverberant acoustic) is uniformly radiant, the manner of phrasing is creamy smooth and tempi are contemplative” Gramophone Magazine, October 2013

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Karl Rankl conducts Mahler and Dukas

Karl Rankl conducts Mahler and Dukas

Recorded live at the Musikverein's Goldener Saal on 23rd Jan 1954


Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Sena Jurinac (soprano)


“The performance is at all times direct and unmannered. Lyrically conceived it’s strongly structured so that there is no sense of indulgence, either in terms of rubati or false gesture. There’s a sure command of line and balance - the VSO winds are pleasingly characterful - and whilst ensemble is not infallible, little imprecisions count for little given the communicative elegance of the direction and playing.” MusicWeb International, 7th January 2014

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Karajan 1970s

Karajan 1970s


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Robert Kerns (baritone), Karl Ridderbusch (bass)

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone)

Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)

Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor (finale)

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Mark Zeltser (piano)

Berg:

Lyric Suite - three movements for string orchestra (1928)

Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (excerpts)

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Bizet:

L'Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2

Carmen Suite

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), José van Dam (bass)

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Symphony No. 6 in A major

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Dvorak:

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Gounod:

Faust - Ballet Music

Faust - Waltz, Act II

Grieg:

Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Sigurd Jorsalfar - three orchestral pieces, Op. 56

Liszt:

Tasso, Lamento e trionfo, symphonic poem No. 2, S96

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 5 in E minor 'Héroïde-élégiaque'

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 4

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Das Lied von der Erde

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Christa Ludwig (mezzo)

Kindertotenlieder

Christa Ludwig (mezzo)

Manfredini, F:

Concerto grosso in C major, Op. 3 No. 12 'per il Santissimo Natale'

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Symphonies Nos. 1-5

Mozart:

Requiem in D minor, K626

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (mezzo), Werner Krenn (tenor), José Van Dam (bass) & Rudolf Scholz (organ)

Mass in C major, K317 'Coronation Mass'

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (mezzo), Werner Krenn (tenor), José Van Dam (bass) & Rudolf Scholz (organ)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

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

Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318

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

Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425 'Linz'

Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague'

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Offenbach:

Gaîté Parisienne: excerpts

Orff:

De temporum fine comoedia

Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass)

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Respighi:

Fountains of Rome

Pines of Rome

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

La scala di seta Overture

Semiramide Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Schoenberg:

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31

Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride: Three Dances (Polka, Furiant, Skocná - Dance of the Comedians)

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Don Juan, Op. 20

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Vier letzte Lieder

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Symphony of Psalms

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Ballet Suite

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

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

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'

Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 'Polish'

Torelli:

Concerto grosso in G minor for two violins, Op. 8 No. 6 'in forma di pastorale per il Santissimo Natale'

Verdi:

Otello: Dances

Danza sacra delle Sacerdotesse (from Aida)

Aida - Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves & Ballet

Requiem

Vivaldi:

Violin Concerto in E major, RV271 'L'Amoroso'

Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 'Al Santo Sepolcro'

Violin Concerto in D major, RV234 'L'Inquietudine'

Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'

Concerto for Strings in D minor RV 129 'Madrigalesco'

Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 523

Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor (L'estro armonico Op. 3 No. 8) [Larghetto e Spiritoso]

The Four Seasons

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

Weber:

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Der Beherrscher der Geister, J122: Overture

Der Freischütz Overture

Abu Hassan Overture

Oberon Overture

Euryanthe Overture

Peter Schmoll, Overture J8 (Op. 8)

Webern:

Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

Five movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)

Six Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6

Symphony, Op. 21

and a selection of national anthems, Verdi overtures and preludes, Prussian and Austrian marches for wind orchestra


Between 1970 and 1979, Herbert von Karajan recorded the incredible amount of 82 CDs worth of orchestral and choral music for DG. This was the period that saw Karajan delve deeply into important repertoire that he never really tackled before or after – from Vivaldi to Mahler, to Berg, Schoenberg and Webern as well as Orff. Not to forget Christmas Concertos, National Anthems and Prussian Marches!

The box contains the core of Karajan’s repertoire as an orchestral conductor:

• Full symphony cycles of Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, as well as Mendelssohn and Schumann

• The famed Mozart and Beethoven recordings that helped then teen wunderkind Anne-Sophie Mutter to become a worldwide phenomenon

• Bruckner Symphonies 4-9 and the Te Deum, recordings that are still regarded as the pinnacle of Bruckner interpretation

• Individual master recordings of 20th-century classics by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Orff (the world-première recording of De temporum fine comoedia)

• Mahler Symphonies 4-6 & 9, as well as Das Lied von der Erde, Rückert-Lieder & Kindertotenlieder featuring Christa Ludwig

• Karajan’s major Bach interpretations – among them the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor and the St. Matthew Passion

• Fascinating forays into “rarer” repertoire, such as Baroque Christmas concertos, a collection of European national anthems as well as Prussian and Austrian marches for wind orchestra

• Delightful recordings of “light repertoire” by Borodin, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Weber…

• Plus major choral works from Mozart’s Requiem, to Brahms’ German Requiem and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem

…It’s all there, 82 CDs of the original LPs, in their original cover art, most of them in their original couplings, arranged in four snug compartments.

THE BOOK

As before, the new box offers a hefty tome as accompaniment:

• 200+ pages, containing three newly commissioned articles,

one by famed Karajan biographer Richard Osborne (non-final version of text attached);

one by Karajan biographer Peter Uehling, tackling Karajan as a worldwide phenomenon;

one by Klaus Stoll, who has been playing double bass with the Berlin Philharmonic since 1965;

• PLUS a new, exclusive interview with Anne-Sophie Mutter, in which she relates the story of her discovery by Karajan and sheds light upon his defining role as her mentor.

• In addition, the book will contain a Karajan timeline, a tracklist with full recording details, a discography of Karajan’s 1970s opera recordings, and many photos of the maestro at work as well as at leisure.

FACSIMILES

An admired bonus feature of the 1960s release were the reproduction of original recording protocols, revealing what was going on when and where from some of the most famous recordings. Five significant “schedules” are also included in the present set.


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Karajan - 1970s Vol. 1

Karajan - 1970s Vol. 1


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De Wilhelmus

God Save The Queen

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral': Ode to joy

Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Hilde Rössel Majdan (contralto), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor), Walter Berry (bass)

Wiener Singverein

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' - Ode to joy (excerpt)

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Ballet des Sylphes

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Menuet des Follets

Bizet:

Carmen Suite No. 1

L'Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2

Daniel Deffayet (saxophone)

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Campenhout:

Brabançonne

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Thomas Brandis (violin), Emil Maas (violin), Ottomar Borwitzky (cello), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Dvorak:

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Gounod:

Faust - Ballet Music

Faust - Waltz, Act II

Grieg:

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55

Sigurd Jorsalfar - three orchestral pieces, Op. 56

Haydn:

Das Deutschlandlied

Heeney:

Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldier's Song)

Holzer:

Land der Berge, Land am Strome

Krøyer:

Der er et yndigt land (There is a Lovely Country)

Kuhlau:

Kong Christian stod ved hoejen mast

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Locatelli:

Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8, 'Christmas'

Thomas Brandis (violin), Emil Maas (violin), Dietrich Gerhardt (viola), Hans Priem (viola), Ottomar Borwitzky (cello), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5

Das Lied von der Erde

René Kollo (tenor), Christa Ludwig (contralto)

Manfredini, F:

Concerto grosso in C major, Op. 3 No. 12 'per il Santissimo Natale'

Thomas Brandis (violin), Emil Maas (violin), Ottomar Borwitzky (cello), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Mantzaros:

Ýmnos eis tin Eleutherían (Hymn to Liberty)

Ýmnos eis tin Eleutherían (Hymn to Liberty)

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 'Lobgesang'

Edith Mathis (soprano), Liselotte Rebmann (soprano), Werner Hollweg (tenor)

Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Nordraak:

Ja, vi elsker dette landet

Novaro:

Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians)

Offenbach:

Gaîté Parisienne

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Rossini:

La gazza ladra Overture

La scala di seta Overture

Semiramide Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Rouget de Lisle:

La Marseillaise

Samut:

L-Innu Malti (The Maltese Hymn)

Schumann:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 'Spring'

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Michel Schwalbé (violin)

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride: Polka

The Bartered Bride: Furiant

The Bartered Bride: Skocná - Dance of the Comedians

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Michael Schwalbé (violin)

Vier letzte Lieder

Gundula Janowitz (soprano)

Sveinbjörnsson:

Lofsöngur

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

Michel Schwalbé (violin)

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Torelli:

Christmas Concerto Op. 8 No. 6

Thomas Brandis (violin), Emil Maas (violin), Ottomar Borwitzky (cello), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

trad.:

Du gamla, Du fria (Thou ancient, Thou free)

Üngör:

Istiklâl Marsi

Verdi:

Danza sacra delle Sacerdotesse (from Aida)

Aida - Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves & Ballet

Otello: Ballet Music

Requiem

Mirella Freni (soprano), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Carlo Cossutta (tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)

Wiener Singverein

Vivaldi:

Violin Concerto in E major, RV271 'L'Amoroso'

Thomas Brandis (violin)

Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 'Al Santo Sepolcro'

Violin Concerto in D major, RV234 'L'Inquietudine'

Thomas Brandis (violin), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'

Concerto for Strings in D minor RV 129 'Madrigalesco'

Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 523

Thomas Brandis (violin), Emil Maas (violin), Dietrich Gerhardt (viola), Hans Priem (viola), Ottomar Borwitzky (cello), Waldemar Döling (harpsichord continuo), Wolfgang Meyer (harpsichord continuo)

Concerto, Op. 3 No. 1 'Con quattro Violini obligati', RV 549

Michel Schwalbé (violin), Thomas Brandis (violin), Leon Spierer (violin), Hans-Joachim Westphal (violin), Eberhard Finke (cello), Horst Gobel (harpsichord)

Concerto in E minor for 4 violins RV550

Michel Schwalbé (violin), Thomas Brandis (violin), Leon Spierer (violin), Hans-Joachim Westphal (violin), Eberhard Finke (cello), Horst Gobel (harpsichord)

The Four Seasons

Michel Schwalbé (violin), Eberhard Finke (cello continuo), Horst Gobel (harpsichord continuo)

Concerto, Op. 3 No. 7 'Con quattro Violini e Violoncello obligato', RV 567

Michel Schwalbé (violin), Thomas Brandis (violin), Leon Spierer (violin), Hans-Joachim Westphal (violin), Eberhard Finke (cello continuo), Horst Gobel (harpsichord continuo)

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

Michel Schwalbé (violin), Thomas Brandis (violin), Leon Spierer (violin), Hans-Joachim Westphal (violin), Eberhard Finke (cello continuo), Horst Gobel (harpsichord continuo)

Weber:

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

(orch. H Berlioz)

Der Freischütz Overture

Der Beherrscher der Geister, J122: Overture

Oberon Overture

Euryanthe Overture

Abu Hassan Overture

Peter Schmoll, Overture J8 (Op. 8)

Zinnen:

Ons Hémécht (Our Homeland)

Zwyssig:

Swiss Psalm


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Karajan - 1970s Vol. 2

Karajan - 1970s Vol. 2


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Pariser Einzugsmarsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Marsch der Finnländischen Reiterei

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Petersburger Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Pappenheimer Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Coburger Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Peter Schreier (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christa Ludwig (contralto), Anton Diakov (bass), Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Horst Laubenthal (tenor), Walter Berry (bass-baritone), Erna Berger (soprano)

Wiener Singverein, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Knabenstimmen des Staats- und Domchores, Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Christa Ludwig (contralto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (bass), Robert Kerns (baritone)

Wienger Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker

Beethoven:

March for Military Music in F major WoO 18 "York March"

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Berg:

Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lyric Suite - three movements for string orchestra (1928)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Berliner Philharmoniker

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Berliner Philharmoniker

Ertl:

Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Frederick II:

Torgauer Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Hohenfriedberger Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Fucik:

Florentiner Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Die Regimentskinder

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Henrion:

Kreuzritter-Fanfare

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Fehrbelliner Reitermarsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Komzák II:

Erzherzog-Albrecht-Marsch, Op. 136

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Lindemann:

Unter dem Grillenbanner

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Mahler:

Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 'Reformation'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Moltke:

Des Großen Kurfürsten Reitermarsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Mühlberger:

Mir sein die Kaiserjäger

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Orff:

De temporum fine comoedia

Peter Schreier (tenor), Christa Ludwig (contralto), Rolf Boysen (speaker)

RIAS Kammerchor, Kölner Rundfunkchor, Der Tölzer Knabenchor, Kölner Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester

Piefke:

Königgrätzer Marsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Preußens Gloria

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Radeck, F:

Fridericus-Rex-Grenadiermarsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Schoenberg:

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

(version for string orchestra)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5

Berliner Philharmoniker

Schrammel:

Wien bleibt Wien

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Schumann:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Seifert, A:

Kärntner Liedermarsch

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Sonntag:

Nibelungen-Marsch

(arr. Max Villinger)

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Strauss, J, II:

Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

(arr. Max Villinger)

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Suppe:

Oh Du mein Österreich

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Teike:

Alte Kameraden

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Wagner, J F:

Unter dem Doppeladler

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Tiroler Holzhackerbuab'n

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Wagnes:

Die Bosniaken kommen

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Webern:

Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

Berliner Philharmoniker

Five movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)

(arr. A Webern for orchestra)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Six Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony, Op. 21

Berliner Philharmoniker


DG Karajan 1970s - 4791672

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4


Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Chamber arrangement by Erwin Stein

Sonia Grane (soprano)


Royal Academy of Music Ensemble, Trevor Pinnock

Historical performance pioneer, Trevor Pinnock, conducts the Royal Academy of Music Ensemble in revealing chamber arrangements of Mahler’s most frequently performed symphony and Debussy’s Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune, on its debut recording for Linn.

Arranged for Schoenberg’s 1918 Society for Private Musical Performances, these reductions were designed to highlight the fresh perspective a stripped-back orchestration could offer the listener.

With this recording, Trevor and the Academy launch a series of performances and recordings which are retrospectively reigniting Schoenberg’s vision of performing chamber reductions of symphonic repertoire, including newly commissioned arrangements for this series.

Erwin Stein’s visionary transformation of Mahler’s neo-classicist symphony is for fifteen players and soprano (Sonia Grane). A Mahler symphony of more modest proportions, it lends itself perfectly to a chamber arrangement.

Benno Sachs’ re-orchestration of Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune retains many of the sounds of Debussy’s original, using the span of the piano to fill out gaps in the texture, and the harmonium to sustain missing parts in the winds, additions which add much interest and afford a new coherence and sensuality to the melodic line.

Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert.

In the 2012/13 season, Pinnock conducts the Kioi Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg (where he is Principal Guest Conductor), Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, and tours with the Kammerorchester Basel and Maria João Pires.

In opera he conducts Mozart's Don Giovanni with Houston Opera and Haydn's La Vera Constanza with the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Pinnock gives solo recitals throughout the UK and trio recitals in the UK and Europe with Jonathan Manson and Matthew Truscott.

The recording is produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, whose producing career has won him several awards including Diapasons d’Ors, eight Gramophone Awards and many further nominations.

“the artistic values that Pinnock has long espoused, from textural clarity to historically informed performance, prove crucial to this particular project...Under Pinnock, the Royal Academy of Music's Chamber Ensemble bring to the surface the lithe counterpoint that usually lumbers under thicker string textures.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2013

“this recording shows [Pinnock] to be well acquainted and at ease with the demands of Mahler’s Fourth...both [performances] capture a simplicity of timbre and colouring that goes to the essence of the music...What they miss in fullness of sound, they gain in transparency and up-tempo crispness” Financial Times, 20th July 2013 ****

“The myriad colours of Debussy's scoring in the Prélude are carefully preserved, even if the result is more like a pastel drawing than an oil painting, while the much more drastic compression of Mahler's soundworld reveals details that are usually never heard...A satisfying, thought-provoking disc.” The Guardian, 15th August 2013 ****

“Pinnock directs a disciplined and expressive performance at ample tempos appropriate enough for a resonant full orchestra but sometimes a little too staid to sustain the momentum of a drier-toned chamber ensemble.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ***

“[the Mahler] is a performance to treasure, crowned by a delightfully natural account of the soprano solo in the last movement by Sónia Grané...[the Debussy's] original character survives here even with the orchestra greatly reduced...This is one of the most enlightening and enjoyable Mahler discs I have heard for a long time.” MusicWeb International, 16th September 2013

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Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Mahler: Symphony No. 7


This release sees the continuation of Stenz’s Mahler cycle.

The seventh symphony was completed in only four weeks and is recorded here in a live recording from Cologne, June 2012.

“This live performance is marvellous in many ways – fast-paced and brilliantly played. Listen straight through and you’ll be exhausted but not drained, anxious to relieve the best bits” The Arts Desk, 31st August 2013

“The speeds that make Markus Stenz's new recording such a jolly romp are further italicised by the heavy tread of the first movement's idyllic interlude and a massive allargando for the finale's peroration, placing the entire symphony within quotation marks.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2013

“Stenz is unapologetic about the music and there are no half measures in his reading but, equally, he’s alive to the frequent changes in mood, often fleeting, that crop up in the movement...This is a pretty impressive reading of the Seventh and it’s a very good addition to Stenz’s Mahler cycle.” MusicWeb International, 13th September 2013

“Above all, Stenz makes no moves unlicensed by the demanding score, and his ear for immaculate balances is reflected in a recording which keeps everything in natural perspectives...You need more than one recording of this extraordinary Janus-headed work in your library, and this should be among them.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2014 ****

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