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

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The Mravinsky Edition

The Mravinsky Edition


 

Evgeny Mravinsky tells stories about nature and talks about his life

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

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

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

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

Glazunov:

Raymonda Suite, Op. 57a

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Mozart:

Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 'The Year 1917'

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

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

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Wagner:

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Tannhäuser: Overture

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts I & 2

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture


“Any view of Shostakovich is seriously incomplete without knowledge of Mravinsky's recordings. It was he who premiered Symphonies Nos. 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 and although relations between composer and conductor cooled markedly in later years, for reasons not fully explained, the authority of the performances is undiminished…” Gramophone Magazine

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The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos & Overtures

The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos & Overtures


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Beethoven:

Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra

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

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

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

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Triumphing over deafness and turbulent political times, Ludwig van Beethoven singlehandedly changed the course of music history, laying down the foundations for the Romantic era. His nine symphonies grew out of the forms established in the time of Mozart and Haydn, but show a remarkable evolution which embraces heroic grandeur in the Third Symphony, patriotism and innovation in the Fifth Symphony, countryside imagery and narrative in the Sixth Symphony, and choral inspiration in the Ninth Symphony, the ‘Ode to Joy’ from which has become the Anthem for Europe.

Even Beethoven couldn’t entirely escape the influence of Mozart, and this lineage can be traced in the melodic grace to be found in the symphonies as well as the concertos. Imposing in their stature, the five Piano Concertos are filled with lively inventiveness as well as some of the most beautiful music ever to emerge from this genre. Beethoven’s single work in the popular symphonie concertante form is the ‘Triple’ Concerto, but it is the distinctive nobility of the Violin Concerto which has seen it gain an unassailable position as one of the greatest works in the repertoire.

Beethoven considered music ‘a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy’, with greatness of conception and painstaking craftsmanship his hallmarks. The Overtures are no exception in this, reflecting the drama and excitement of the theatre and including the opening of his only opera Fidelio.

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Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler - Complete Rias Recordings

Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler - Complete Rias Recordings

live recordings from 1947 to 1954


 

Werner Egk and his students interviewing W. Furtwängler

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068

Beethoven:

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

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

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

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

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

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Blacher:

Concertante Musik, Op. 10

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

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

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

2nd Version 1890, Edition Robert Haas

Fortner:

Concerto for violin & Large Chamber Orchestra

Gerhard Taschner (violin)

Gluck:

Alceste: Overture

Handel:

Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor, HWV328

Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 5 in D major, HWV323

Hindemith:

Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 38

Symphony 'Die Harmonie der Welt'

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21

Schubert:

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

Rosamunde, D797: Overture

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

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

Schumann:

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Götterdämmerung: finale

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture


The production presents the complete RIAS recordings with Wilhelm Furtwängler from 1947 to 1954 and is accompanied by a complimentary CD with previously unreleased live recordings of Furtwängler speaking about music interpretation. The majority of the concerts given by Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic between 1947 and 1954 were recorded by the RIAS Berlin; all of these recordings are documented in this boxed set. The original tapes from the RIAS archives have been made available for the first time for this edition so these CDs also offer unsurpassed technical quality. Furthermore, some of the recordings are presented for the very first time, such as the Fortner Violin Concerto with Gerhard Taschner. These RIAS recordings are documents of historical value: they contain a major part of Furtwängler's late oeuvre as a conductor, which was characterised by a high level of focus in different respects. Focus on repertoire which has at its core the symphonic works of Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner and is supplemented by works by Bach and Handel and also by topical composers of the time, including Hindemith, Blacher and Fortner: artists who were counted amongst the members of "moderate modernism" and who were not perceived to have been tainted by the cultural politics of the National Socialists. Focus was also a guiding principle in Furtwängler's concert programmes which always feature a particular idea. His interpretations also demonstrate extremely high levels of focus: concentration and focus for him meant a contemporary decoding, a re-creation, which would express the fundamental content of a work. A number of works - the Third, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven as well as Johannes Brahms' Third Symphony - are included in two interpretations.They reveal how Furtwängler was able to accentuate different aspects of a work whilst maintaining the same, clear basic conception - and how the actual interpretation depended on the context of the particular programme. The production is part of our series 'Legendary Recordings' and bears the sticker '1st Master Release'.This term stands for the excellent quality of archival productions at audite. All historical publications at audite are based, without exception, on original tapes from broadcasting archives. In general these are the original analogue tapes, which attain an astonishingly high quality, even measured by today's standards, with their tape speed of up to 76 cm/sec.The remastering - professionally competent and sensitively applied - also uncovers previously hidden details of the interpretations.Thus, a sound of superior quality results. CD publications based on private recordings from broadcasts or old shellac records cannot be compared with these.

“It is quite something to follow the trajectory of such an interpretive genius.” Louis Lortie, BBC Music Magazine, June 2013

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Rafael Kubelik: The Complete HMV Recordings

Rafael Kubelik: The Complete HMV Recordings


Bartók:

Two Portraits Op. 5

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Beethoven:

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

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (excerpts)

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Symphony No. 2 in B minor

Brahms:

Hungarian Dances

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45 No. 3

Gluck:

Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture

Janacek:

Sinfonietta

Taras Bulba

Martinu:

Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca, H. 352

Double Concerto for Strings, Piano & Timpani

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (excerpts)

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

Mozart:

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

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

Cassation K63

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

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

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

Nielsen:

Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

Schubert:

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

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

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

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride (highlights)

Má Vlast: excerpts

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

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

and Dvorak and Mozart overtures


Kubelík’s Czech identity is powerfully asserted with works by Smetana (including movements from Má vlast), Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů, but the box also includes Austro-German repertoire (Mozart, Beethoven Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms), Russian composers (Tchaikovsky, Borodin) and music by Bartók and Nielsen. Kubelík’s recordings for EMI, now Warner Classics, have been by far less exploited and reissued than his recordings for DGG, and numerous recordings, including early pre-war rare performanced with the Czech Philharmonic find here there first release on CD:

Smetana: Má vlast - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - 1937

Dvořák: Carnival Ov., In Nature’s Realm, Othello - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - 1946

Mendelssohn: Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt - Philharmonia Orchestra - 1949

Mozart: Overtures - Philharmonia Orchestra - 1951-1952

Gluck: Iphigenia in Aulis – Overture - Philharmonia Orchestra - 1952

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Philharmonia Orchestra -1952

Bartók: Two Portraits, Op.5 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 1958

Dvořák: Scherzo Capriccioso - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 1958

Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovstian Dances - Wiener Philharmoniker – 1960

The Czech conductor Rafael Kubelík was born in 1914, the son of the celebrated violinist Jan Kubelík. He studied at the Prague Conservatory and made his debut conducting the Czech Philharmonic at the age of 19 in 1934. Kubelík conducted a broad repertory, and championed many modern works over a career of nearly five decades. His performances of Czech works, such as Smetana's patriotic Má vlast , are considered especially authoritative. Kubelík made his first recordings for EMI while on tour to England in 1937 with the Czech Philharmonic; these were two movements from Smetana’s Má vlast. From 1942 to 1948 Kubelík was Music Director of the Czech Philharmonic, and in 1945 conducted Má vlast to celebrate the liberation of Prague from Nazi occupation. In 1948, the year the Communist Party took power in Czechoslovakia, Walter Legge of EMI invited him to record with the Philharmonia in London and Kubelík took this as an opportunity to defect to the West. “I am an anti-communist and an anti-fascist’, said Kubelík. ‘I do not think that artistic freedom can cope with a totalitarian regime.”. Despite invitations over the years from the regime in communist Czechoslovakia, Kubelík did not conduct again in his homeland until 1990, when – following the Czech ‘Velvet Revolution’ led by Vaclav Havel – he led Má vlast ' at the opening of the Prague Spring Festival. This was the only time Kubelík conducted in public after 1985, when he retired as a result of ill health. Over his international career, Kubelík held the position of Music Director for relatively brief and sometimes controversial periods with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1950-53), the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1955-58) and the Metropolitan Opera, New York (1971-74). By contrast, he spent nearly 20 years as Music Director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the 1960s and 70s.

“A conductor renowned for his eloquent, deeply personalised interpretations ... His performances were considered highlights of the concert seasons by those who prized a warm, probing, grandly scaled style of music-making that was quickly being eclipsed by a more streamlined modern approach.” New York Times (obituary)

“One of the great re-creative musicians of the post-war era – a composer nourished by the masters he conducted, and a conductor fired by the urge to compose.” Gramophone

“Both performances confirm Kubelík as among the most sympathetic of Tchaikovsky conductors, a genuine listener who relates what he hears, not what he wants to confess through the music.” Gramophone

“There is much [in this set] that is splendid - it could hardly be otherwise given that, at his best, Kubelik was such an intelligent and exciting conductor…this generously filled set should find its way quicky into any Kubelik collection.” International Record Review, March 2015

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Herbert von Karajan: Beethoven

Herbert von Karajan: Beethoven


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

1982–84

Janet Perry, Agnes Baltsa, Vinson Cole, José van Dam

Wiener Singverein

Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

König Stephan Overture, Op. 117

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Zur Namensfeier overture, Op. 115

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

arranged for orchestra

Egmont Incidental Music, Op. 84

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

Musik zu einem Ritterballett, WoO 1

Gratulations-Menuett WoO 3

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

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

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

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

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

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

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)

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Lella Cuberli, Trudeliese Schmidt, Vinson Cole, José van Dam, Leon Spierer

Wiener Singverein


A legend in his lifetime for his interpretations of Beethoven, Herbert von Karajan recorded a large swathe of the composer’s oeuvre. On this specially priced 13-CD box set Karajan's complete Beethoven repertoire recorded by Deutsche Grammophon is presented for the first time – comprising his final, digital recordings of the Symphonies, the Piano Concertos (with Christoph Eschenbach and Alexis Weissenberg, nos. 2 - 5 specially licensed), Violin Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter) and Triple Concerto (with Mutter, Yo Yo Ma and Mark Zeltser), the Missa Solemnis, Overtures, Egmont Music, Wellington’s Victory, and a host of rarities, including the Grosse Fuge (arranged for orchestra), restored to the catalogue.

The packaging of this set is a capbox with 36-page booklet with new essay by Karajan biographer Richard Osborne.

To realise this set, Alexis Weissenberg’s recordings of the Piano Concertos nos. 2 – 5 have been licensed from EMI.

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Klaus Tennstedt: The Great EMI Recordings

Klaus Tennstedt: The Great EMI Recordings


Beethoven:

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

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

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

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Schicksalslied, Op. 54

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Dvorak:

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

Kodály:

Háry János, Op. 15

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Mendelssohn:

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

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Prokofiev:

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

Schubert:

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

Schumann:

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

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86

Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Wagner:

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death & Funeral March

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Siegfried: Waldweben

Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (from Die Walküre)

Tannhäuser: Overture

Rienzi Overture

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture


Klaus Tennstedt was born on 6th June 1926 in Merseburg a small Saxon town between Leipzig and Halle. He was a highly talented violinist and followed his father into the Halle Opera orchestra of which he was made leader whilst still in his teens. He also studied in Dresden and as a member of the fire brigade was detailed to dig bodies out of the rubble after the city was blitzed in 1944. A solo career awaited him but a growth on his left hand brutally cut this short at the age of 19 but, after months of depression, he emerged as the opera’s repetiteur. He naturally watched conductors but was not given an opportunity to try until, at an hour’s notice, he took over a performance.

The experience galvanised him to seek this path as a career but his refusal to join the Communist Party ensured that he was limited to poorer opera houses. In his mid-30’s he went to Berlin seeking a chance to defect, but it was not until March 1971, aged 44, when he was allowed to conduct in Gothenburg. The freedom in the West did not give him many major opportunities either; however the offer of the musical directorship of the Kiel Opera was offered and accepted. A manager from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra heard him and duly invited him to Canada.

A chance stand-in engagement in Boston conducting Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony was met with such ecstatic reviews and audience enthusiasm that he was offered dates with the finest orchestras. He was 48 and after his years spent in provincial theatres this sudden fame and fortune must have been overwhelming for such a sensitive man. Luckily for the musical world he then discovered the composer whose music would make his career; a composer who like himself, suffered from self-doubt: Gustav Mahler. He had had no chance to hear any of his music during his student years as it had been banned by the Nazis.

He was uniquely able to identify with Mahler’s life-and-death struggles and the shear intensity that he brought to the performances made them unforgettable. It could be argued that his concerts provided the stimulus for the major record companies to change their policy of recording exclusively in the studio to one of taping live and relying on careful editing to remove any blemishes.

His repertoire was far from limited to Mahler – the romantics from Beethoven to Richard Strauss all received thoroughly detailed and considered readings.

He was popular too with soloists – his experience as a repetiteur and soloist gave him an unique understanding of what they needed in an accompanist.

Everything seemed to be set fair but the angst that he would, like Mahler, die prematurely proved correct for in his 60th year throat cancer struck. Initially he was able to continue conducting if at a reduced pace, but gradually the disease took its awful toll. His final engagement was in Oxford where he rehearsed the University orchestra before receiving an honorary doctorate in June 1994.

It is highly appropriate that Klaus Tennstedt’s career should be reassessed in 2011 as it is the year that not only marks the centenary of Mahler’s death but also what would have been the year of Tennstedt’s 85th birthday.

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Harnoncourt - Beethoven

Harnoncourt - Beethoven


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

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

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123


This boxed set includes full booklet notes for each work, texts and translations.

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100 Great Symphonies

100 Great Symphonies


Bach, C P E:

Symphony in D major, Wq. 183/1 (H663)

Bach, J C:

Sinfonia in F major, Op. 3, No. 5

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

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

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

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

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

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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

Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Hanna Schwarz (contralto), René Kollo (tenor), Kurt Moll (bass)

Dittersdorf:

Sinfonia in A minor, Grave a2, "Il delirio delli compositori" (The Delirium of Composers)

Haydn:

Symphony No. 48 in C major 'Maria Theresia'

Symphony No. 39 in G minor

Symphony No. 49 in F minor 'La Passione'

Symphony No. 88 in G major

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Mozart:

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

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

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

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

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

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Sammartini, G:

Sinfonia in A major

Thomas Füri

Schubert:

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

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

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

Stamitz, J:

Symphony in D major, Op. 3, No. 2


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Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Volume 6

Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Volume 6

The Live Radio Recordings (1990-2000)


Bartók:

Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11

January 6, 1990

Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) & Kolos Kovács (Bluebeard)

Iván Fischer

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

December 16, 1993

Martha Argerich (piano)

Claus Peter Flor

Beethoven:

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

March 10, 1991

Wolfgang Sawallisch

Berio:

Sinfonia

May 16, 1997

Swingle Singers, Luciano Berio

Berlioz:

Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

March 19, 1999

Ann Murray (soprano)

Bernard Haitink

Brahms:

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

May 12, 1995

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

November 8, 1996

Kurt Sanderling

Dallapiccola:

Liriche Greche per soprano e diversi gruppi strumentali

April 29, 1993

Lucy Shelton (soprano)

Reinbert de Leeuw

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

February 24, 1995

Jean Fournet

Diepenbrock:

Hymne an die Nacht No. 2 'Muß immer der Morgen wiederkommen?' for mezo-soprano solo & orchestra

October 10, 1997

Nathalie Stutzmann (alto)

Riccardo Chailly

Dutilleux:

L'Arbre des songes (Concerto for violin and orchestra)

February 2, 1991

Isabelle van Keulen (violin)

Charles Dutoit

Elgar:

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

February 19, 1992

André Previn

Feldman, M:

Coptic Light

October 23, 1998

Peter Eötvös

Hindemith:

Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

April 29, 1994

Riccardo Chailly

Ives, C:

Orchestral Set No. 1 'Three Places in New England'

April 18, 1998

John Adams

Loevendie:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

April 19, 1996

Ronald Brautigam (piano)

Riccardo Chailly

Lutoslawski:

Concerto for Orchestra

February 18, 1993

Stanislav Skrowaczewski

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5

December 9, 1990

Klaus Tennstedt

Martin, F:

Concerto for 7 wind instruments, timpani, percussion & string orchestra

September 26, 1991

Riccardo Chailly

Messiaen:

3 Petites liturgies de la Presence Divine

January 21, 1994

Marc-André Hamelin (piano) & Jean Laurendeau (ondes martenot)

Women of the Netherlands Radio Choir, Charles Dutoit

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

January 29, 1997

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Pijper:

Zes symfonische epigrammen

March 19, 1999

Bernard Haitink

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

February 24, 1993

Bernard Haitink

Schoenberg:

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

October 27, 1995

Pierre Boulez

5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16

November 24, 1995

Mariss Jansons

Schreker:

Vom ewigen Leben

March 10, 2000

Claudia Barainsky (soprano)

Gerd Albrecht

Schubert:

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

November 1, 1996

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major for Violin and Orchestra, Op.131

May 12, 1995

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

September 19, 1991

Sir Georg Solti

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

June 11, 1999

Kurt Sanderling

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63

September 11, 1991

Paavo Berglund

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

June 11, 1999

Kurt Masur

Stravinsky:

Divertimento (symphonic suite from Le Baiser de la Fée)

April 27, 1997

Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Takemitsu:

A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden

April 18, 1998

John Adams

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

December 9, 1993

Mariss Jansons

Zemlinsky:

Symphonische Gesänge (7), Op. 20

October 10, 1993

Williard White (baritone)

Riccardo Chailly

Zimmermann, B A:

Trumpet Concerto in C 'Nobody Knows De Trouble I See'

June 29, 1995

Peter Masseurs (trumpet)

Edo de Waart


The Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a transcription in sound of the concert-giving history of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, based upon radio recordings from the archives of Dutch Radio and Radio Netherlands World Service. Six decades of the 20th century are put under the spotlight in six boxes, each containing 14 CDs. The RCO have chosen not only legendary performances by chief conductors of the Orchestra but also concerts led by countless guest conductors of both greater and lesser renown. Famous soloists make their debuts alongside world premieres of works that have since become classics of the repertoire.

This sixth volume of the Anthology features the radio recordings made by the orchestra in the 1990s, presenting an overview on 14 CDs of the orchestra’s artistic development under various conductors during that period.

The RCO will celebrate their 125th anniversary in 2013, when Volume 7 will be issued and limited print runs of the early volumes.

“Hats off to the Royal Concertgebouw: this sixth installment of their 'Anthology' crowns what is without doubt the most impressive (certainly the most representative) recorded retrospective of any orchestra ever undertaken on disc...there's the expected wealth of varied interpretation, all of it well worth preserving...with this kind of evidence to hand, there's surely no valid reason to challenge this great orchestra's continued reign.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

GGramophone Awards 2012

Finalist - Historic

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - November 2011

RCO Live - Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - RCO11004

(CD - 14 discs)

$136.50

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Willem Mengelberg: The Concertgebouw Recordings

Willem Mengelberg: The Concertgebouw Recordings

Historical Live Recordings 1939-1941


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Karl Erb (Evangelist), Willem Ravelli (Jesus), Jo Vincent (soprano), Ilona Durigo (contralto), Louis van Tulder (tenor), Herman Schey (bass)

Amsterdamn Toonkunst Choir, Zanglust Boys' Choir

Bartók:

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Zoltán Székely (violin)

Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

To Van Der Sluys (soprano), Suze Luger (contralto), Louis Van Tulder (tenor), Willem Ravelli (baritone)

Amsterdam Toonkunst Choir, Royal Oratorio Society

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Jo Vincent (soprano), Max Kloos (baritone)

Amsterdam Toonkunst Choir

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Jo Vincent (soprano)

Schubert:

Incidental music to Rosamunde, D797

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

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

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20


Decca - 4807636

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