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

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William Steinberg: The Disciplined Master Conductor

William Steinberg: The Disciplined Master Conductor


Beethoven:

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

Rudolf Firkusny (piano)

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

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

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

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Bloch, E:

Concerto Grosso No. 1, for string orchestra & piano

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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

Rudolf Firkusny (piano)

Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Glazunov:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Godfrey Layefsky (violin)

Glinka:

Kamarinskaya

Handel:

Water Music Suite

Haydn:

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Hindemith:

Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Nathan Milstein (violin)

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

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

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Prokofiev:

The Love for Three Oranges: March

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

Rachmaninov:

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

La Valse

Boléro

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Schubert:

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Strauss, J, II:

Accelerationen, Op. 234

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Don Juan, Op. 20

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Tchaikovsky:

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

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

Marche slave, Op. 31

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Toch:

Symphony No. 3, Op. 75

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Five Tudor Portraits

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 3

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Wolf, H:

Italian Serenade in G major


There were occasions during the three decades when the LP record ruled supreme – from the 1950s to the 1970s – when the chemistry between an orchestra, its conductor and their record company combined to work a magic that the commitment of long-term recording contracts quite often made possible. Karajan and the Philharmonia; Ansermet and the Suisse Romande; Dorati and the Minneapolis; Münch and the Boston Symphony, Cluytens and the Paris Conservatoire and Previn and the London Symphony are all prime examples of such collaborations. All of these produced recorded performances that are as fine today as they ever were and are all well-represented in the current CD catalogues. Until now there has been one successful recording collaboration that seems almost to have slipped under the radar: the Pittsburgh Symphony, William Steinberg and the Capitol Records producer, Richard C. Jones.

This set of 20 CDs presents virtually everything that was recorded by Steinberg during the seven years that he recorded for Capitol: from the Schubert Second Symphony, recorded on 9 February 1952, to the Italian Serenade by Wolf, from 16 April 1959. There are some exceedingly good performances in this set and the recordings show that Capitol Records were at the technical forefront when it came to sound quality and production values.

The earlier recordings were, of course, made in mono and come up surprisingly well on CD. From 1956 onwards the recordings were made in stereo. There are a selection of recordings, both mono and stereo, that are here being released on CD for the first time.

Also included are the recordings of Strauss that Steinberg and Jones made with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, in June 1957.

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Westminster Legacy - The Collector's Edition Vol. 1

Westminster Legacy - The Collector's Edition Vol. 1


Beethoven:

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

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

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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

Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (Battle Symphony)

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 'Rasumovsky No. 3'

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Gabrieli, G:

Canzon Primi Toni a 8

Glière:

Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42 'Il'ya Murometz'

Haydn:

Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor 'Farewell'

Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

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

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516

String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K590 'Prussian No. 3'

Orff:

Entrata

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K247 in C sharp minor

Keyboard Sonata K2 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K132 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K35 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K193 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K386 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K519 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K437 in F major

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Siegfried Idyll

Parsifal: Prelude


Various Artists, Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo-Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), David Ward (Bass), Clara Haskil (Piano), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Raymond Lewenthal (Piano), Erica Morini (Violin), Amadeus Quartet (String Quartet), Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)

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Beethoven Edition: Die Meisterwerke

Beethoven Edition: Die Meisterwerke


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Minuets WoO 10 - No. 2 in G major

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

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: excerpts

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Zur Namensfeier overture, Op. 115

König Stephan Overture, Op. 117

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Septet in E flat major, Op. 20

Schilderung eines Mädchens, WoO 107

Elegie auf den Tod eines Pudels, WoO 110

An Laura, WoO 112

Lieder (8), Op. 52

An Minna, WoO 115

Trinklied, WoO 109

An einen Säugling (Noch weißt du nicht, wes Kind du bist), WoO 108

Selbstgesprach, WoO 114

Klage, WoO 113

Que le temps me dure, WoO 116

Der Freie Mann, WoO 117

O care selve, Oh cara, WoO 119

Seufzer eines Ungeliebten und Gegenliebe, WoO118

Pour Madame Weißenthurn, WoO 120

Opferlied 'Die Flamme lodert', WoO 126

Abschiedsgesang an Wiens Bürger (Keine Klage soll erschallen), WoO 121

Kriegslied der Österreicher, WoO 122

Ecco quel fiero istante! (La partenza WoO.124)

Lobkowitz-Kantate, WoO 106

Adelaide, Op. 46

Zärtliche Liebe 'Ich liebe dich', WoO 123

La Tiranna, WoO 125

Plaisir d'aimer, WoO 128

Lieder von Gellert (6), Op. 48

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Der Wachtelschlag, WoO 129

Das Glück der Freundschaft, Op. 88

Gedenke mein!, WoO 130

An die Hoffnung, Op 32

Als die Geliebte sich trennen wollte, WoO 132

In questa tomba oscura, WoO.133

Sehnsucht (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt), WoO 134

Lied aus der Ferne, WoO 137

Lieder (6), Op. 75

Der Liebende, WoO 139

Andenken, WoO 136

Die laute Klage, WoO 135



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Carlo Maria Giulini: The Complete Sony Recordings

Carlo Maria Giulini: The Complete Sony Recordings

Great Symphonies, Concertos and Choral Works


Bach, J S:

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

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

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Debussy:

La Mer

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

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

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

Live

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, K297b

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

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

Requiem in D minor, K626

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Ma Mère l'Oye

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D950

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

Verdi:

Credo

Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Live


Sony Classical celebrates the 100th birthday of the Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) with a 22 CD Box Set. “Impeccably played by the BPO, the precision and polish of ensemble, the exactness of intonation, and the transparency and delicacy of texture are a delight from beginning to end.” The American Record Guide’s verdict on Carlo Maria Giulini’s 1991 coupling of Mozart’s last two symphonies (Nos. 40 & 41) is a summary of musical virtues that could apply equally well to virtually any recording by the revered Italian maestro, whose centenary in 2014 is being marked by Sony Classical with the release of a celebratory 22-CD boxed set. Reporting his death in June 2005, the New York Times lamented the passing of “an idealistic maestro acclaimed for his refined and insightful accounts of the standard orchestral repertory”, “a deeply spiritual musician … who achieved results by projecting serene authority and providing a model of selfless devotion to the score”; while The Daily Telegraph paid tribute to “a tall man with saturnine good looks and the deportment of a Roman aristocrat” who “made no flamboyant gestures to win the adulation of audiences, but was such a charismatic presence on the rostrum that his popularity was immense.” A former orchestral violist, Giulini was always a player’s conductor; neither a showman nor a martinet, more of a high priest or philosopher of the podium, completely and utterly dedicated to serving the composer and not his own ego. Yet, despite his modest, self-effacing manner and avoidance of platform histrionics, Giulini’s conducting career had begun in the most dramatic circumstances. An ardent anti-Fascist, he had gone into hiding to avoid conscription into the Italian army, only to re-emerge after the Allied liberation of Rome in June 1944 and make his conducting debut with an all-Brahms concert to celebrate the occasion. Soon widely recognised as the leading Italian conductor of his generation, Giulini went on to enjoy a dazzling international career in both the opera house and the concert hall, holding principal positions with such prestigious organisations as La Scala, Milan (where he famously collaborated with Maria Callas and the stage directors Franco Zeffirelli and Luchino Visconti), the Chicago and Vienna Symphony Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the 1990s, when Giulini’s artistry was at its most refined but his live appearances had become increasingly rare, the benchmark Sony Classical recordings of masterworks by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others perfectly encapsulate and celebrate the artistry of the great maestro Giulini.

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Karl Böhm: The Symphonies

Karl Böhm: The Symphonies


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Wiener Philharmoniker

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Christa Ludwig (contralto)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Wiener Philharmoniker

Mozart:

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K16

Symphony No. 4 in D major, K19

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, K22

Symphony No. 43 in F major, K76

Symphony No. 6 in F major, K43

Symphony No. 7 in D major, K45

Symphony No. 7a in G major, K.Anh. 221 (K45a) 'Alte Lambacher'

Symphony No. 55 in B flat, KApp.214

Symphony No. 8 in D major, K48

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K73

Symphony No. 10 in G major, K74

Symphony No. 44 in D major, K81

Symphony No. 11 in D major, K84

Symphony No. 45 in D major, K95

Symphony No. 47 in D major, K97

Symphony No. 42 in F major, K75

Symphony No. 12 in G major, K110

Symphony No. 46 in C major, K96

Symphony No. 13 in F major, K112

Symphony No. 14 in A major, K114

Symphony No. 15 in G major, K124

Symphony No. 16 in C major, K128

Symphony No. 18 in F major, K130

Symphony No. 17 in G major, K129

Symphony No. 19 in E flat Major, K132

Symphony No. 20 in D major, K133

Symphony No. 21 in A major, K134

Symphony No. 22 in C major, K162

Symphony No. 23 in D major, K181

Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K182

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183

Symphony No. 27 in G major, K199

Symphony No. 26 in E flat major, K184

Symphony No. 28 in C major, K200

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

Symphony No. 30 in D major, K202

Symphony No. 31 in D, K297 'Paris'

Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318

Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319

Symphony No. 34 in C major, K338

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'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Schubert:

Symphony No. 1 in D major, D82

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 6 in C major, D589

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Berliner Philharmoniker


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Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition

Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

The Cleveland Orchestra (No. 8), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bavarian Radio Chorus (No. 9), Helen Donath, Teresa Berganza, Wieslaw Ochman, Thomas Stewart (No. 9)

London Symphony Orchestra (No. 1), Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (No. 2), Berliner Philharmoniker (No. 3), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (No. 4), Boston Symphony Orchestra (No. 5), Orchestre de Paris (No. 6), Wiener Philharmoniker (No. 7)

Dvorak:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

The Wild Dove, Op. 110 (B198)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Genoveva Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Berliner Philharmoniker,

BEETHOVEN CD 1 – 5

Various (great) orchestras; first released 1976

Amazingly, each symphony is recorded with a different orchestra – and what orchestras! – London Symphony, Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Wiener Philharmoniker, The Cleveland Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – culminating a Ninth with Kubelik’s “own” orchestra. Now issued as an integral set for the first time.

QUOTATIONS on the BEETHOVEN CYCLE

“A notable undertaking – sanely, humanly, at times gloriously realised. In an often troubled and divided world, its message quite literally crosses frontiers” – Richard Osborne (Gramophone)

The “Eroica” (with the Berlin Philharmonic): “A glorious reading, patient, articulate, and deeply expressive … a triumph for the orchestra – who play like gods, perfectly tuned to the music’s every nuance – and for Kubelik” (Gramophone)

SCHUMANN CD 6 – 7

Berliner Philharmoniker; 1963 – 1964

Kubelk’s first major project with the Berlin Phil. “It is a testimony to Kubelik’s human qualities that he was able to achieve in so short a time such a close rapport with the Berlin players”

QUOTATION on the SCHUMANN CYCLE

“Rafael Kubelik's Schumann Symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic from 1963 – 64 are lucid, unaffected and full of life . . . This is still one of the most rewarding Schumann cycles . . . notable for its rhythmic energy and warmly sympathetic playing.” – Nigel Simeone (International Record Review)

DVOŘÁK CD 8 - 13

Berliner Philharmoniker; first released between 1966 and 1973

Naturally close to Kubelik’s heart, Kubelik’s Dvořák cycle has been a mainstay of the catalogue since it first appeared.

QUOTATION on the DVOŘÁK CYCLE

"Une intégrale qui domine la discographie, couronnée par une Septième Symphonie anxieuse, une Huitième vertigineuse et une Symphonie "Du Nouveau Monde" d'une densité rare.” – Le Monde de la Musique (Paris) [A complete cycle that dominates the catalogue, crowned by a Seventh full of angst, a giddily intoxicating Eighth, and ‘New World’ of rare density]

MAHLER CD 14 - 23

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) recorded between 1967 and 1971, with an international cast of soloists

The first Mahler cycle to be performed and recorded by a German orchestra. Kubelik passionately championed Mahler’s music when it was unfashionable to do so.

QUOTATIONS on the MAHLER CYCLE

“It has taken us all the wars and suffering to understand Mahler … Nobody else has dared to put so many human problems into their music, or tried to work out those problems in terms of music… I know of no composer, except Beethoven, who expressed such a love of mankind.” – Rafael Kubelik

“Le chef tchèque ressent dans ses fibres les origines bohémiennes de cette musique, qu'il interprète avec une absence de sophistication et une passion indémodables.” – Diapason [The Czech conductor feels the Bohemian origins of this music to his bones, and he performs it with a timeless lack of indulgence and passion]


One of the great conductors of the 20th century, Rafael Kubelik (1914 – 1996) would have been 100 years old on 29 June this year.

He made many recordings with Deutsche Grammophon, and is above all remembered for four symphony cycles, those of Beethoven, Schumann, Dvořák and Mahler (repertoire list attached here). They have been part of our catalogue since they were first issued on LP back in the 1960s and 1970s, and continue to form part of the backbone of Collectors Edition (Dvořák, Mahler) and Originals (Schumann); Beethoven is nearly all present on the 2-CD series.

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Sung texts and translations included in booklet (Beethoven, Mahler).

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Wolfgang Sawallisch

Wolfgang Sawallisch

The Great Decca Recordings


Beethoven:

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

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

König Stephan Overture, Op. 117

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Wiener Symphoniker

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Wilma Lipp (soprano), Franz Crass (baritone)

Wiener Symphoniker

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Wiener Symphoniker

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Wiener Symphoniker

Schicksalslied, Op. 54

Wiener Symphoniker, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Aafje Heynis (contralto)

Wiener Symphoniker, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

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

Wiener Symphoniker

Haydn:

Symphony No. 92 in G major 'Oxford'

Wiener Symphoniker

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Wiener Symphoniker

Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'

Wiener Symphoniker

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Wiener Symphoniker

Mendelssohn:

Symphonies Nos. 1-5

Helen Donath (soprano), Rotraud Hansmann (mezzo), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Elijah, Op. 70

Theo Adam (bass - Elijah); Elly Ameling (soprano - Widow), Renate Krahmer (soprano - The Boy), Annelies Burmeister (contralto - Angel), Gisela Schroter (contralto - Queen), Peter SChreier (tenor - Obadiah), Hans-Joachim Rotszch (tenor - Achab), Hermann-Christian Polster (bass II), Christel Klug, Roswitha Trexler, Ingrid Wandelt (Three Angels)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

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

Wiener Symphoniker

Schubert:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Complete)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Overture D 590 in D major 'in the Italian style'

Staatskapelle Dresden

Overture D 591 in C major 'in the Italian style'

Staatskapelle Dresden

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Wiener Symphoniker

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Wiener Symphoniker

Mass No. 5 in A flat major, D678

Helen Donath (soprano), Ingeborg Springer (contralto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Theo Adam (bass)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D950

Helen Donath (soprano), Ingeborg Springer (contralto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Theo Adam (bass)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Strauss, J, II:

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Wiener Symphoniker

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

Wiener Symphoniker

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333

Wiener Symphoniker

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

Wiener Symphoniker

Künstlerleben, Op. 316

Wiener Symphoniker

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Wiener Symphoniker

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Wiener Symphoniker

Rienzi Overture

Wiener Symphoniker

Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music (bacchanale)

Wiener Symphoniker

Siegfried Idyll

Wiener Symphoniker

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Wiener Symphoniker

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Wiener Symphoniker

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Wiener Symphoniker

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Wiener Symphoniker


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Stanislaw Skrowaczewki: 90th Birthday Collection

Stanislaw Skrowaczewki: 90th Birthday Collection


Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Love Scene

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Bruckner:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphony No. 00 in F minor 'Study Symphony'

Symphony No. 0 in D minor 'Nullte'

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Skrowaczewski:

Music at Night

Fantasie per flauto ed orchestra 'Il Piffero della Notte'

Symphony


Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern, Stanislaw Skrowaczewki

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Gunter Wand: The Great Recordings

Gunter Wand: The Great Recordings


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Edith Wiens (soprano), Hildegard Hartwig (alto), Keith Lewis (tenor), Roland Hermann (bass)

NDR Sinfonieorchester, Chor des Hamburgischen Staatsoper, Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Bruckner:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-orchester

Debussy:

Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Fortner:

Bluthochzeit (Blood Wedding)

Martin, F:

Petite Symphonie Concertante

Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

NDR Sinfonieorchester

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

NDR Sinfonieorchester

German Dances (6), K600

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner'

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Schubert:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Complete)

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-orchester

Schumann:

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

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Stravinsky:

Concerto in E flat for chamber orchestra 'Dumbarton Oaks'

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

NDR Sinfonieorchester

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

NDR Sinfonieorchester

Webern:

Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 10


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28 CDs and 1 DVD - 'My Life, My Music' including 'The Last Interview' (German with optional subtitles in English and French)

Gunter Wand (January 7, 1912 - February 14, 2002) was one of the most important conductors of the 20th century. Together with the Kolner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (WDR Sinfonieorchester) and then with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, whose principal conductor he was from 1982-1991. He produced outstanding recordings that retain their reference status to this day. His Bruckner cycle with the Cologne orchestra in particular mader Gunther Wand's work internationally known.

Wand was a keen advocate of absolute fidelity to the original, and was famous for his authentic interpretations, for the unrelenting precision of his rehearsal work and the high standards the set for recordings that were released on disc. This edition contains magnificent recordings personally authorised by Wand himself, such as the complete Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Schubert symphonies. The DVD "My Life, My Music" gives a comprehensive insight into the life and work of this great conductor.

All recordings remastered using 24-bit/96 kHz processing.


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Lorin Maazel: Great Recordings

Lorin Maazel: Great Recordings


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Lucia Popp (soprano), Elena Obraztsova (mezzo), Jon Vickers (tenor), Martti Talvela (bass)

The Cleveland Orchestra

Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (Battle Symphony)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

The Cleveland Orchestra

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

The Cleveland Orchestra

Debussy:

Jeux - Poème dansé

Wiener Philharmoniker

La Mer

Wiener Philharmoniker

Trois Nocturnes

Wiener Philharmoniker, Arnold Schoenberg Choir

Grofe:

Grand Canyon Suite

Patricia Prattis Jennings (celeste), Andres Cardenes (violin)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Herbert, V:

Hero and Leander

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Because you're you (from The Red Mill)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

When you're away (from The Only Girl)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

I can't do the sum (from Babes in Toyland)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

I'm Falling In Love With Someone (from Naughty Marietta)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Gypsy Love Song (from The Fortune-Teller)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Italian Street Song (from Naughty Marietta)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Kiss me again (from Mademoiselle Modiste)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Irish have a great day tonight (from Eileen)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

It happened in Nordland (from Absinthe Frappé)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

L'orchestre Nationale de France

Liszt:

Hunnenschlacht, symphonic poem No. 11, S105

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

L'orchestre Nationale de France

Prokofiev:

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

L'orchestre Nationale de France

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

L'orchestre Nationale de France

Ravel:

Boléro

L'orchestre Nationale de France

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 1

Wiener Philharmoniker

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Wiener Philharmoniker

Rapsodie Espagnole

Wiener Philharmoniker

La Valse

Wiener Philharmoniker

Boléro

Wiener Philharmoniker

Respighi:

Fountains of Rome

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pines of Rome

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Roman Festivals

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Saint-Saëns:

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Phaéton, Op. 39

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Cleveland Orchestra

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Don Juan, Op. 20

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Andreas Röhn (violin)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Macbeth, Op. 23

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Stravinsky:

Petrushka

Rainer Keuschnig (piano), Herbert Rüdisser (celeste), Klara Torbova (celeste)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Le Chant du Rossignol

Rainer Keuschnig (piano), Herbert Rüdisser (celeste), Klara Torbova (celeste)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Fireworks, Op. 4

Rainer Keuschnig (celeste), Klara Torbova (celeste)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphony in 3 movements

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

L'Histoire du Soldat

Lorin Maazel (violin), Markus Steckeler (percussion), Hansjörg Profanter (trombone), Wolfgang Bauer (trumpet), Eberhard Marschall (bassoon), Karl-Heinz Steffens (clarinet)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphony of Psalms

Symphonieorchester und -Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Cleveland Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Cleveland Orchestra

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

Cleveland Orchestra

Marche slave, Op. 31

Wiener Philharmoniker

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Wiener Philharmoniker, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper

Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Berliner Philharmoniker

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Berliner Philharmoniker

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Waltraud Meier (mezzo)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Rienzi Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Berliner Philharmoniker

Faust Overture, WWV59

Berliner Philharmoniker

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Siegfried Idyll

Berliner Philharmoniker

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Berliner Philharmoniker


On 13th July 2014 Lorin Maazel died at the age of 84 in Virginia, from complications following pneumonia.

In memoriam Maestro Maazel, Sony Classical re-releases the ‘Maazel Great Recordings’ 30-CD Box to honour his great work.

During his career, Maazel conducted over 150 orchestras in some 5,000 opera and concert performances. He served as general manager and artistic director at the Vienna State Opera and conducted the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, the first American to do so in both cases. He also served at the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic.

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