Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

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Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky

Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Marche slave, Op. 31

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


“Karajan was unquestionably a great Tchaikovsky conductor. Yet although he recorded the last three symphonies many times, he did not turn to the first three until the end of the 1970s, and then proved an outstanding advocate. In the Mendelssohnian opening movement of the First, the tempo may be brisk, but the music's full charm is displayed and the melancholy of the Andante is touchingly caught. Again at the opening of the Little Russian (No 2), horn and bassoon capture that special Russian colouring, as they do in the engaging Andantino marziale, and the crisp articulation in the first movement allegro is bracing.
The sheer refinement of the orchestral playing in the scherzos of all three symphonies is a delight, and finales have great zest with splendid bite and precision in the fugato passages and a convincing closing peroration.
The so-called Polish Symphony (No 3) is the least tractable of the canon, but again Karajan's apt tempos and the precision of ensemble makes the first movement a resounding success. The Alla tedesca brings a hint of Brahms, but the Slavic dolour of the Andante elegiaco is unmistakeable and its climax blooms rapturously. No doubt the reason these early symphonies sound so fresh is because the Berlin orchestra was not over-familiar with them, and clearly enjoyed playing them. The sound throughout is excellent.
It gets noticeably fiercer in the Fourth Symphony, recorded a decade earlier, but is still well balanced. The first movement has a compulsive forward thrust, and the breakneck finale is viscerally thrilling. The slow movement is beautifully played but just a trifle bland. Overall, though, this is impressive and satisfying, especially the riveting close.
DG has chosen the 1965 recording of the Fifth, rather than the mid-'70s version, and they were right to do so. It's marvellously recorded (in the Jesus-Christus Kirche): the sound has all the richness and depth one could ask and the performance too is one of Karajan's very finest. There's some indulgence of the second-subject string melody of the first movement. But the slow movement is gloriously played from the horn solo onwards, and the second re-entry of the Fate theme is so dramatic that it almost makes one jump. The delightful Waltz brings the kind of elegant warmth and detail from the violins that's a BPO speciality, and the finale, while not rushed Mravinsky fashion, still carries all before it and has power and dignity at the close.
The Pathétique was a very special work for Karajan (as it was for the Berlin Philharmonic) and his 1964 performance is one of his greatest recordings. The reading as a whole avoids hysteria, yet the resolution of the passionate climax of the first movement sends shivers down the spine, while the finale has a comparable eloquence, and the March/Scherzo, with ensemble wonderfully crisp and biting, brings an almost demonic power to the coda. Again the sound is excellent, full-bodied in the strings and with plenty of sonority for the trombones.
The String Serenade is digital, brightly recorded in the Philharmonie in 1980, but naturally balanced.
Marvellous playing. The Waltz, with a most felicitous control of rubato, is the highlight, and the Elégie is certainly ardent; and if the first movement could have been more neatly articulated, the finale has tremendous bustle and energy. As for the concertante works, the account of the glorious Rococo Variations with Rostropovich is another classic of the gramophone, even though it uses the truncated score. The First Piano Concerto is a disappointment, with Richter and Karajan failing to strike sparks as a part- nership. In spite of brilliant solo playing, the first movement lacks supporting tension in the orchestra, and in the finale you can sense Richter wanting to press forward, while Karajan seems to hold back: the coda itself hangs fire in the orchestra. Similarly Ferras was not an ideal choice for the Violin Concerto. Not all will take to his somewhat febrile timbre, with its touches of near-schmaltz. But the performance as a whole works better than the Piano Concerto.
Romeo and Juliet is finely done, passionate and dramatic, if not quite so spontaneously inspired as Karajan's early VPO version for Decca, especially at the opening. But Marche slave, ideally paced, is very successful, sombre and exciting by turns. Capriccio italien and 1812 are both brilliantly played, and the triptych of ballet suites can be recommended almost without reservation, with the Sleeping Beauty suite memorable for some very exciting climaxes.
Even with the reservations about the two concertos, this bargain box is a fine investment, and certainly value for money. The documentation is excellent.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Lorin Maazel in Vienna

Lorin Maazel in Vienna


Sibelius:

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Hamlet - Fantasy overture, Op. 67


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Guido Cantelli: Fiery Angel of the Podium

Guido Cantelli: Fiery Angel of the Podium


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - movements 2-4

Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Philharmonia Orchestra

Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Philharmonia Orchestra

Casella:

Paganiniana, Op. 65

Orchestra Stabile Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Philharmonia Orchestra

Trois Nocturnes: Nuages et Fêtes

Philharmonia Orchestra

La Mer

Philharmonia Orchestra

Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques

Philharmonia Orchestra

Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Philharmonia Orchestra

Falla:

El sombrero de tres picos

Philharmonia Orchestra

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mozart:

Ein musikalischer Spass K522

Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

Philharmonia Orchestra

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Philharmonia Orchestra

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Philharmonia Orchestra

Rossini:

La gazza ladra Overture

Philharmonia Orchestra

Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Orchestra Stabile Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Schubert:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra

Schumann:

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano

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

Philharmonia Orchestra

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

Dennis Brain (horn)

Philharmonia Orchestra


This fine collection includes many exceptional Cantelli recordings of Cantelli’s remastered to perfection. Including 8 CDs of music and a new 60 minute audio documentary about Cantelli’s life this is the ultimate tribute to the great Italian conductor.

Among these recordings his Schumann’s Symphony no.4 (1953) and Brahms’s Symphony no.3 (1955) testify to the vitality of spirit and clarity of orchestral texture that were hallmarks of his performances.

He was considered a conductor of characteristic Italianate verve, tempered by a sensibility to expressive nuance and balance of timbre.

Cantelli was an advocate of rehearsing as well as performing without a score. He also liked to record in long takes, with the minimum of later correction.

Widely regarded as Toscanini’s successor he came to a tragic end only a few days after being appointed principal conductor at La Scala when he died in a plane crash aged only 36.

GUIDO CANTELLI – PORTRAIT OF A PERFECTIONIST

(60 minute audio documentary)

Guido Cantelli’s meteoric impact in his tragically cut-short life is recalled here from the perspectives of musicians, the audience and also a never before heard recording of a rehearsal. Former Philharmonia Orchestra members reincarnate their experiences with Cantelli, whose fanaticism can be heard as he repeats passages in the EMI recording session of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe (Second Suite), which is preserved in stereo. The effect Cantelli had on his public is also brought to life in audience memories of his performances in the concert hall. As well as the music of Ravel, there are extracts from EMI recordings of Cantelli conducting works of Beethoven, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Franck, Debussy and Casella.

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Karajan - The Legendary Decca Recordings

Karajan - The Legendary Decca Recordings


Adam:

Giselle

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Grieg:

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: Ingrid's Lament

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

Haydn:

Symphony No. 103 in E flat major 'Drum Roll'

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

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

Strauss, J, I:

Beliebte Annen - Polka Op. 137

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

Die Fledermaus: Ballet Music, Act 2

Der Zigeunerbaron Overture

Auf der Jagd, Op. 373

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

Strauss, Josef:

Delirien Waltz, Op. 212

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a


5 April 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Herbert von Karajan, the legendary Austrian-born conductor who achieved a position of musical supremacy as director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra that made him one of the most famous and celebrated conductors of the second half of the twentieth century.

While the majority of his symphonic recordings were made for Deutsche Grammophon, von Karajan also recorded for Decca and EMI during the 1950s and 1960s. This set is reissued to mark this momentous anniversary and contains all of his orchestral recordings made with the Vienna Philharmonic for Decca during the late 1950s/early 1960s.

One of the most celebrated of these – and a composer he was closely identified with, is Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra – a recording heard by countless people around the globe as the opening was used on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

“Karajan's short spell with Decca produced some of his finest recordings with the VPO. In that category here are the Richard Strauss tone-poems, performances full of character and sharply detailed. One marvels at the wide dynamic range of Also sprach Zarathustra (1959) as much for the recording as for the thrilling orchestral virtuosity.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Sir Adrian Boult: The Complete Conductor

Sir Adrian Boult: The Complete Conductor

From Tchaikovsky to Gershwin


Alford:

Colonel Bogey March

Bliss:

Music for Strings

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Butterworth, G:

A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody

Hallé Orchestra

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Coates, E:

Dam Busters March

Davies, Walford:

March Past of the Royal Air Force

Elgar:

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

Paul Beard (violin), Barry Squire (violin), Bernard Shore (viola), Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)

Falla:

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Gershwin:

Cuban Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ladies of the BBC Symphony Chorus

The Planets, Op. 32

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ladies of the Ambrosian Singers

First Choral Symphony, Op. 41, H155

Dame Felicity Palmer (soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir

Howells:

Concerto for string orchestra

Denis Simons (violin), Robert Growcott (violin), John Chambers (viola), Alexander Cameron (cello)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Parry:

Symphony No. 5 in B minor 'Symphonic Fantasia'

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Blest Pair of Sirens

Symphonic Variations (1897)

Elegy for Brahms

London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Purcell:

A New Irish Tune Z646

arr. Alford

Rimsky Korsakov:

Snegurochka: Dance of the Tumblers

Mlada: Procession of the Nobles

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Rodgers, R:

Victory at Sea – Guadalcanal March

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Simpson, R:

Symphony No. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture

The Bartered Bride: Three Dances (Polka, Furiant, Skocná - Dance of the Comedians)

Má Vlast: Vltava

Smyth:

Entente cordiale – Interlude

Light Symphony Orchestra

Fête galante – Minuet

Light Symphony Orchestra

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Washington Post

London Philharmonic Orchestra

El Capitan March

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Liberty Bell

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Steffe:

Battle Hymn of the Republic 'Glory Hallelujah'

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Stravinsky:

Circus Polka

Tchaikovsky:

Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Marche slave, Op. 31

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Cossack Dance (Hopak/Gopak) from Mazeppa

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Ballet Suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Teike:

Alte Kameraden

London Philharmonic Orchestra

trad.:

The British Grenadiers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Wagner, J F:

Unter dem Doppeladler

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Walton:

Crown Imperial

Orb and Sceptre

Portsmouth Point Overture

Crown Imperial

Berkeley Mason (organ)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Portsmouth Point Overture

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Wolf-Ferrari:

I gioielli della Madonna (The Jewels of the Madonna): Festa popolare, Act III; Intermezzo No. 1; Intermezzo No. 2; Danza napolitana, Act III

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Zimmermann, C A:

Anchors Aweigh

London Philharmonic Orchestra


Sir Adrian Boult’s advocacy of English music perhaps overshadowed his protean abilities to secure stylish performances in a much wider range of repertoire. The first half of this collection focuses on Holst and Parry, music for which he cared deeply, but the second half shows a more playful side to his musical personality, in Russian Romantic dances, suites and overtures, and in the lighter repertoire of marches and intermezzi that was once staple fare and can still charm and entertain in equal measure. The final CD is a pot-pourri of popular orchestral works including marches from a variety of countries in Europe and the U.S.A. Many of these recordings are making their first appearance on CD.

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Yuri Temirkanov Edition

Yuri Temirkanov Edition


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Britten:

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Debussy:

Trois Nocturnes: Nuages et Fêtes

La Mer

Petite Suite

Dvorak:

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

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

Haydn:

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Ibert:

Paris, Suite Symphonique pour orchestre

Khachaturian:

Symphony No. 2 'The Bell' in e minor

Prokofiev:

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

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Rapsodie Espagnole

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Scriabin:

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Shchedrin:

Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 'The Chimes'

Suite from the Opera “Not Love Alone”

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babi Yar'

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

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


The Kirov Theatre Orchestra, the State Academy Symphony Orchestra of USSR, the USSR State Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Termirkanov

Temirkanov’s style is highly emotional, placing much emphasis on colour and warmth. Naturally, this set contains a fair number of Russians works, from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev, Khatchaturian, Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. Also included are lesser-known names such as Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932). The conductor also shows an affinity with a surprising number of French compositions by Ravel, Debussy and Ibert. The all Russian recordings date from approximately 1966 to 1985.

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Herbert von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker 1946-1949

Herbert von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker 1946-1949


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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

Brahms:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Chabrier:

España

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Mozart:

Adagio & Fugue in C minor for Strings, K546 - Orchestral version

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384 (highlights)

Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334: Adagio

Die Zauberflöte, K620 (highlights)

Don Giovanni, K527 (highlights)

German Dance, K605 No. 3 'Die Schlittenfahrt'

German Dance in G major, K600, No. 5 (Der Kanarienvögel)

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477

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

Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Puccini:

Gianni Schicci (excerpts)

La Bohème (highlights)

Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Reznicek:

Donna Diana Overture

Schubert:

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

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride (extracts)

Strauss, J, II:

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Der Zigeunerbaron Overture

Die Fledermaus Overture

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

Künstlerleben, Op. 316

Leichtes Blut, polka schnell, Op. 319

Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333

Wiener Blut Waltz, Op. 354

Strauss, Josef:

Delirien Waltz, Op. 212

Sphärenklänge, Op. 235

Transaktionen - Walze, Op. 184

Strauss, R:

Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts)

Der Rosenkavalier (highlights)

Metamorphosen

Salome: highlights

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

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

Wagner:

Der Fliegende Holländer: highlights

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: highlights

Lohengrin (highlights)

Tannhäuser (highlights)


The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.

For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.

He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition will feature primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.

“poignant documents, these, from the battered and bruised late 1940s.” The Times, 11th April 2014 ****

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Great Russian Symphonies

Great Russian Symphonies


Borodin:

Symphony No. 2 in B minor

Glazunov:

Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58

Kalinnikov, Vasily:

Symphony No. 1 in G minor

Miaskovsky:

Symphony No. 24 in F minor, Op. 63

Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

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

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

The Rock - Fantasy for Orchestra, Op. 7

Rimsky Korsakov:

Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 'Antar'

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Scriabin:

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 43 'The Divine Poem'

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 'Leningrad'

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

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

1812 Overture, Op. 49


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Tchaikovsky - Symphonies & Piano Concertos

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies & Piano Concertos


Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Cossack Dance (Hopak/Gopak) from Mazeppa

Festival Coronation March

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Concert Fantasy, Op. 56

Famous Waltzes

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75


“Lively, affectionate and perceptive, Masur is both sensitive to detail and careful to maintain impetus” BBC Music Magazine, October 1994

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Pentatone: The First Ten Years

Pentatone: The First Ten Years


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Mari Kodama (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Mari Kodama (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'

Mari Kodama (piano)

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski

Chopin:

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

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

Sa Chen (piano)

Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

Dvorak:

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

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

Getty:

Plump Jack Overture

Ancestor Suite

Homework Suite

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Glazunov:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Julia Fischer (violin)

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

Khachaturian:

Violin Concerto in D minor

Julia Fischer (violin)

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Martin Helmchen (piano)

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Gordan Nikolic

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Julia Fischer (violin)

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

Schmitt, Joseph:

Symphony in D major, Op. 1 No. 1

Symphony in B flat major, Op. 6 No. 2

Symphony in G major

Quartet for flute, violin, viola and cello in E minor, Op. 3 No. 3

Quartet for flute, violin, viola and cello in G major, Op. 3 No. 6

Symphony in E flat major 'The Hurdy Gurdy'

The New Dutch Academy Chamber Soloists and Chamber Orchestra, Simon Murphy

Szymanowski:

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

Tchaikovsky:

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Marco Boni

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Marco Boni

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg

and a bonus sampler '70 minutes of classical surround sound'

* excerpts from works by Glazunov, Brahms, Taneyev, Corelli, Loewe, Haydn, Beethoven, Stamitz, Mozart, Fauré, Homilius and Wagner

* plus test tones and surround sound effects on SACD layer


This is a box with 10 SACDs to celebrate PentaTone's 10th anniversary. From each year of PentaTone's existence we have taken one SA-CD. Not necessarily the best sellers and award winners, but a fine selection presenting as much as possible all the artists PentaTone is/has been working with. As a bonus we have added a sampler SA-CD with tracks of other PentaTone albums (so the box includes 11 SA-CDs). On this sampler you will also find surround sound effects and test tones (which enable to adjust the position of the speakers of a HiFi set into the ideal position).

Presto Disc of the Week

19th September 2011

Pentatone - PTC5186500

Download only from $100.00

Available now to download.

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