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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.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
I. Allegro con brio
II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto; poco andante
Claude Debussy: La mer
No. 1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
No. 2. Jeux de vagues
No. 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma"
Variation 1: C. A. E. (The Composer's Wife)
Variation 2: H. D. S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell)
Variation 3: R. B. T. (Richard Baxter Townshend)
Variation 4: W. M. B. (William Meath Baker)
Variation 5: R. P. A. (Richard Penrose Arnold)
Variation 6: Ysobel (Isabel Fitton)
Variation 7: Troyte (Troyte Griffith)
Variation 8: W. N. (Winifred Norbury)
Variation 9: Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)
Variation 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny)
Variation 11: G. R. S. (George Robertson Sinclair)
Variation 12: B. G. N. (Basil G. Nevinson)
Variation 13: Romanza: *** (Lady Mary Lygon)
Variation 14: Finale: E. D. U. (The Composer)
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
I. Miniature Overture: Allegro giusto
II. Danses carateristiques: March
II. Danses carateristiques: Dance of the Sugar-plum Fairy
II. Danses carateristiques: Russian Dance, "Trepak"
II. Danses carateristiques: Arab Dance
II. Danses carateristiques: Chinese Dance
II. Danses carateristiques: Dance of the Reeds
III. Waltz of the Flowers
Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain, Op. 9
Le carnaval romain, Op. 9
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Act I: Prelude
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