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

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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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Wilhelm Furtwängler: The Great EMI Recordings

Wilhelm Furtwängler: The Great EMI Recordings


Bartók:

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Wiener Philharmoniker

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Wiener Philharmoniker

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Wiener Philharmoniker

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Stockholms Filharmoniska Orkester

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

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth Höngen, Hans Hopf & Otto Edelmann

Festspiel-Chor Bayreuth & Festspiel-Orchester Bayreuth

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

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Fidelio, Op. 72

Martha Mödl, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, Otto Edelmann, Alfred Poell, Sena Jurinac, Rudolf Schock, Alwin Hendricks & Franz Bierbach

Chor der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Philharmoniker

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Wiener Philharmoniker

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Berliner Philharmoniker

Brahms:

Hungarian Dances

Wiener Philharmoniker

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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

Willi Boskovsky & Emanuel Brabec

Wiener Philharmoniker

Cherubini:

Anacréon Overture

Wiener Philharmoniker

Furtwängler:

Symphonic Concerto in B minor

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Haydn:

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Wiener Philharmoniker

Liszt:

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Wiener Philharmoniker

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Wiener Philharmoniker

Schubert:

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

Wiener Philharmoniker

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Berliner Philharmoniker

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tchaikovsky:

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

Berliner Philharmoniker

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde

Kirsten Flagstad, Ludwig Suthaus, Blanche Thebom, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Josef Greindl, Edgar Evans, Rudolf Schock & Rhoderick Davies

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Philharmonia Orchestra

plus:

CD 21

REMEMBERING FURTWANGLER

Musicians who performed with Wilhelm Furtwangler and others who saw him recall how and why he exerted a magnetic and hypnotic effect on them and his audiences, illustrated by EMI Classics recordings of Furtwangler in rehearsal and performance.


Wilhelm Furtwängler, to give him his full name, was born in Berlin on 25 January 1886. His father was an archaeologist and his mother a painter. Both were cultured and enlightened people who brought up their eldest son in the beliefs of German humanism. When the young Wilhelm showed early signs of exceptional talent they decided to provide him with a private education based around the Arts. Although his artistic interests were wide it was music that eventually became his overriding passion and he started learning the piano at an early age, composing his first music at the age of seven. The idea of becoming a composer was his prime ambition, despite the failure of his early attempts at composition.

Several factors led to Furtwängler taking up the baton: the wish to conduct his own works; his increasing interest in the art of interpretation and the need to make a living, following the death of his father in 1907. His first concert as conductor was in Munich in 1906 with a programme of works by Bruckner and Beethoven as well as one of his own pieces. His rise to fame as a conductor was quite rapid and, after working in Breslau, Zurich and at the court opera in Munich, he gained his first big appointments at the Lübeck Opera (1911-1915) and in Mannheim (1915-1920). In 1920 he succeeded Richard Strauss as conductor of the Berlin Staatsoper concerts and in 1922, after the death of Nikisch, he took over the conductorship of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. It was at this time that he also began a long and successful relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. But it was with the Berlin Philharmonic that Furtwängler was to remain for the rest of his career.

Throughout the 1920s and '30s Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic went on a series of European tours to Scandinavia, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and England. In 1937 Furtwängler conducted at Covent Garden as part of the Coronation celebrations and, in 1938, he was back again to conduct two cycles of the Ring. At this time, too, Furtwängler found himself inextricably involved in the politics of Germany. His liberal outlook meant that it was difficult for him to see Nazism as a serious threat to his country and he dissociated himself from it and opposed it whenever he could. He refused to give the Nazi salute, even in the presence of Adolf Hitler, and used his influence to save the lives of as many Jewish musicians as he could. In spite of this and because of his rather naive political outlook many outside Germany saw his continued residence and musical activity as a kind of collaboration. The final ten years of Furtwängler's life were dogged by controversy, not helped by the American Military Government in post-war Germany delaying his denazification process until 1947, when he was once again allowed to take up conducting.

Success in Europe quickly followed and he appeared with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras as well as local orchestras in London, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Milan, Salzburg and Paris. It is from this time that the superb recordings in this 20-CD set were made. Here is a special selection of some of EMI's celebrated Furtwängler recordings, some recorded live at concerts and some made in the studios. The combination of Furtwängler and EMI brought about one of the greatest collaborations in recording history and the Company is proud to be able to contribute this set to the 125th birthday celebrations of a great conductor.

“No apologies need to be made: sonically they are most enjoyable to listen to, while they continually demonstrate the conductor's genius as an interpreter of the major classics...The [Bartok] concerto is mandatory listening for anyone who admires the composer...[the Tristan] stands among Furtwangler's finest memorials...Overall, this set is an essential purchase, and it is well documented.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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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)

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.

For the first time, DG brings together these celebrated, iconic recordings in a handsome, limited-edition box, offered at an attractive price.

THE PACKAGING: A handsome box in the style of the John Eliot Gardiner Collection of 2013 (lift-off upper lid).

Great new liner notes by Kubelik expert Patrick Lambert.

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


LIMITED EDITION (LP-sized box)

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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Wolfgang Sawallisch

Wolfgang Sawallisch

The Great EMI Recordings


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

trans. Stokowski

Chorus from Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

trans. Stokowski

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

trans. Stokowski

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

trans. Stokowski

Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Margaret Price (soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (contralto), Peter Seiffert (tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass-baritone)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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

Youri Egorov (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

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

trans. Stokowski

Boccherini:

Minuet in A major from String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5, G275

trans. Stokowski

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Schicksalslied, Op. 54

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker

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

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Heinrich Schiff (cello)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Marie Luise Neunecker (horn), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Philadelphia Orchestra

Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

trans. Stokowski

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

trans. Stokowski

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

trans. Stokowski

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Philadelphia Orchestra

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Natalia Gutman (cello)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Philadelphia Orchestra

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

Philadelphia Orchestra

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

trans. Stokowski

Hindemith:

Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Philadelphia Orchestra

Nobilissima Visione

Philadelphia Orchestra

Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 'Lobgesang'

Krisztina Laki (soprano), Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo), Peter Seiffert (tenor)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor des Städtischen Musikvereins e. V. Düsseldorf

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Johanna Martzy (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Youri Egorov (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker

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

Annie Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Annie Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Johanna Martzy (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Agnes Giebel (soprano), Paul Kuen (tenor), Marcel Cordes (baritone)

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Chor des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Kinderchor [?]

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6

Sarah Chang (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

trans. Stokowski

Saint-Saëns:

Havanaise, Op. 83

Sarah Chang (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

Sarah Chang (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52

Staatskapelle Dresden

Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Philadelphia Orchestra

Don Juan, Op. 20

Philadelphia Orchestra

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Philadelphia Orchestra

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 8

Sarah Chang (violin)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18

Sarah Chang (violin)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11

Dennis Brain (horn)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, AV132

Dennis Brain (horn)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20

Philadelphia Orchestra

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

trans. Stokowski

Sred' shumnogo bala (Amid the din of the ball), Op. 38 No. 3

trans. Stokowski

Marjana Lipovsek (contralto)

Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

arr. Hans Werner Henze for contralto and chamber orchestra

Marjana Lipovsek (contralto)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Das Liebesverbot Overture

Philadelphia Orchestra

Faust Overture, WWV59

Philadelphia Orchestra

Symphony in E

Philadelphia Orchestra

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture

Jubel-Ouvertüre, J245 (Op. 59)

Abu Hassan Overture

Preciosa, Overture J279 (Op. 78)

Der Freischütz Overture

Der Gerrscher der Geister Overture (Ruler of the Spirits Overture)

Oberon Overture

Philharmonia Orchestra


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Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition

Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Peter Schreier, Robert Hall

Netherlands Radio Chorus

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major

Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major

Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16

Bruckner:

Symphonies 0-9 (complete)

Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Genoveva Overture

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Marche slave, Op. 31

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

The Storm Overture (Groza), Op.76

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture


Haitink will be 85 on 4 March 2014, and this set presents his six complete symphonic cycles by cornerstone classical composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Originally recorded for Philips, the CDs are now smartly re-packaged in a collectable cube, with a substantial 160-page booklet including extensive essays in 3 languages (English, French, German) and includes essays by authoritative writers such as William Kinderman (Beethoven), Michael Kennedy (Mahler) and John Warrack (Schumann and Tchaikovsky).

Every single symphonic cycle is played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, recently voted by Gramophone Magazine as ‘The Greatest Orchestra in the World’. Dutch-born Bernard Haitink made his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra on 7 November 1956. From 1963 Haitink was Principal Conductor, a position he held for 25 years. An exclusive Philips artist for more than 30 years, Haitink remains fully active on the international concert scene. 2013/14 is the 60th season of his conducting career.

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