On this budget-priced 10-CD set, the legendary Austrian conductor Bruno Walter performs major works by Mahler, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. The recordings cover the years between 1935 and 1960, and they feature the Columbia Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. Amongst the soloists are some of the greatest artists of their time, including Kathleen Ferrier, Lauritz Melchior, Rudolf Serkin, and Nathan Milstein.
Cultivated, sensitive and technically brilliant, Bruno Walter the musician may be reckoned among the most influential conductors in musical history, particularly in view of his definitive interpretations of works by Mozart and Mahler. But his readings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner and Mendelssohn also provide evidence that the Berlin-born Walter was an outstanding craftsman in sound.
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