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Arrau in Boston: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

Arrau in Boston: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Charles Munch

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

Pierre Monteux


The two performances in this disc were given with Charles Munch in 1961 (in No.4) and Pierre Monteux (in No. 5) in 1960, both with the Boston Symphony. Both performances demonstrate collaborative assurance.

“Arrau at his most direct and committed, with any hints of earthbound stolidity transfigured by the pianist's warm tone and the Boston Symphony's joyful playing.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2013 *****

“[in the Emperor] we have two vastly experienced musicians, both of whom have a deep understanding of the music and a determination to put their skills completely at the service of the music...There are several studio recordings of both concertos by Arrau but notwithstanding that this disc is an impressive and important addition to his discography.” MusicWeb International, 13th May 2013

“Arrau’s credentials as a Beethoven interpreter are second to none...the hard tone of the piano, on this live recording from Tanglewood (1961), is inimical to the lyrical No 4, and the eloquence of Arrau’s left hand is heard to beautiful effect in the finale’s magical second theme, but the Emperor fares better; again, the orchestra, now under Monteux, is on incisive form.” Sunday Times, 25th November 2012

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Pierre Monteux with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Monteux with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

10 stereo concerts from the 1958 & 1959 Seasons


Beethoven:

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

orch.Weingartner; 10th January 1958

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

Recorded 9th August 1958

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Recorded 9th August 1958

Berl Senofsky (violin)

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Recorded 9th August 1958

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Recorded 8th August 1959

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Recorded 8th August 1959

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Recorded 8th August 1959

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

10th January 1958

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

20th July 1958

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Recorded 20th July 1958

Leon Fleisher (piano)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Recorded 19th July 1959

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Recorded 24th July 1959

Isaac Stern (violin)

Chorale Preludes (11), Op. 122

arr. Thomson; recorded 24th July 1959

Debussy:

Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques

10th January 1958

Trois Nocturnes

Recorded 25th July 1958

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Recorded 19th July 1959

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Recorded 25th July 1958

Hindemith:

Nobilissima Visione

Recorded 19th July 1959

Indy:

Symphonie sur un chant montagnard, Op. 25

Recorded 19th July 1959

Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (piano)

Mendelssohn:

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

Recorded 1st August 1959

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Recorded 1st August 1959

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Milhaud:

Les Eumenides: Prelude to Act 3

Recorded 25th July 1958

Ravel:

La Valse

25th July 1958

Respighi:

Passacaglia in do minore di Giovanni Sebastiano Bach

Recorded 24th July 1959

Rimsky Korsakov:

Le Coq d'Or: Introduction & Cortège de noces

Recorded 19th July 1959

Schumann:

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Recorded 1st August 1959

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92

Recorded 1st August 1959

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

10th January 1958

Don Juan, Op. 20

24th July 1959

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Recorded 23rd January 1959

Samuel Mayes (cello), Joseph de Pasquale (viola)

Stravinsky:

Three Movements from Petrushka

Recorded 20th July 1958

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Recorded 25th July 1958

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Recorded 19th July 1959

Wagner:

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde): orchestral version

1st August 1959

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust (from Parsifal)

Margaret Harshaw (soprano)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Margaret Harshaw (soprano)

Rienzi Overture

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an 'Senta's Ballad' (from Der fliegende Holländer)

Margaret Harshaw (soprano)

Siegfried: Waldweben

Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)

Margaret Harshaw (soprano)

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Recorded 3rd August 1958


These are never-before-released Monteux live performances in state of the art digital restorations. The set includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Glinka, Hindemith, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Schumann, R. Strauss of which there are no studio recordings with Monteux. Soloists include Stern and Serkin.

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Pierre Monteux in Boston

Pierre Monteux in Boston

Previously Unissued Performances


Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

1/28/54

Leon Fleisher (piano)

Franck, C:

Psyche Suite

1/29/54

Strauss, R:

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

4/11/53

Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

4/11/53

Pulcinella Suite

1/19/57


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In Memory of Arturo Toscanini

In Memory of Arturo Toscanini

Concert given by the Symphony Of The Air, Carnegie Hall 3/2/1957


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Bruno Walter

Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Debussy:

La Mer

Charles Munch

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Pierre Monteux

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture


The Toscanini Memorial Concert preserved in this album was an altogether remarkable event: three great conductors came forth to pay homage to their friend and colleague, each leading a work that Toscanini had interpreted wonderfully. Only the Eroica was previously released from this memorable concert in any format and the bonus selections were only issued on a Roulette mono LP (which also included Dvorak's New World Symphony) as a fund-raising record for the Symphony of the Air; this is the first release of these performances in stereo.

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Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux

Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux


Alfano:

Aria from Resurrection

Beethoven:

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43: Adagio

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: first movement

cadenza by Clara Schumann

Solomon

Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Trojans Prelude

L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - excerpts

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (excerpts)

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 (excerpts)

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian March

Brahms:

Waltzes (16), Op. 39, extracts

(arr. Hertz)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (extract)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102: I. Allegro

Naoum & Boris Blinder

Chadwick:

Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee

Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Falla:

The Three Cornered Hat - suites Nos. 1 & 2

Franck, C:

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21

(arr. Pierné)

Rédemption ­ Symphonic Interlude (excerpt)

Psyche Suite (extracts)

Symphony in D minor

Glazunov:

Scènes de ballet, Op. 52

Gluck:

Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture

Gretry:

Céphale et Procris - Suite

Haydn:

Symphony No. 8 in G major 'Le Soir'

Liszt:

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Massenet:

Phèdre: Overture

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

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

Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95

Messiaen:

L'Ascension (Quatre meditations pour l'orchestre)

Mozart:

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture

Die Zauberflöte, K620: Overture

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture

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

Piano Concerto in A major (excerpt)

W. Kapell (piano)

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

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Respighi:

Fountains of Rome

Rimsky Korsakov:

Christmas Eve Suite

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Schubert:

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

Lili Kraus

Schumann:

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Sibelius:

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 : Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allergo con spirito

Cherkassky

Thomas, Ambroise:

Mignon Overture

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Leb wohl...Loge, hör! 'Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music' (from Die Walküre)

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Walton:

Façade - Ballet Suite

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture


The Standard Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco), Pierre Monteux

CDs 1-10 previously issued on Music & Arts set CD978 (deleted); CDs 11-13 previously unissued, contains nearly 4 hours of new material

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Pierre Monteux in France

Pierre Monteux in France

1952-58 Concert Performances


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Paris 6 or 8/11/1958

Maria Stader, Helene Bouvier, Libero de Luca, Josef Greindl

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Paris 3/5/1956

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Strasbourg 17/6/1955

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Strasbourg 13/6/1952

Couperin, F:

Sonate en Quatuor 'La Sultane'

Paris 8/11/1958

Debussy:

Images for orchestra

Paris 3/5/1956

Jeux - Poème dansé

Paris 9/6/1955

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Paris 24/9/1958

Franck, C:

Symphony in D Minor

Paris 24/9/1958

Hindemith:

Nobilissima Visione

Paris 8/11/1958

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Montreux 22/9/1958

Robert Casadesus (piano)

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

Annie Jodry (violin)

Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

Paris 8/5/1958

Ravel:

Shéhérazade

Strasbourg 13/6/1952

G. Moysan (sop)

Respighi:

Pines of Rome

Rimsky Korsakov:

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Paris 8/5/1958

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Paris 3/5/1956

Stravinsky:

Petrushka (1911 version)

Paris 8/5/1958 & 9/6/1955

The Rite of Spring

Strasbourg 17/6/1955

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Paris 8/5/1958

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Paris 9/6/1955


French National Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

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Robert Casadesus Plays Mozart

Robert Casadesus Plays Mozart


Mozart:

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

23rd September 1960

Lovro von Matacic

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

18th June 1969

Jean Martinon

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

24th September 1958

Pierre Monteux

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

13th September 1968

David Zinman


Robert Casadesus (piano)

National Orchestra

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