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The Decca Sound – Mono Years (1944-1956)

The Decca Sound – Mono Years (1944-1956)

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Clifford Curzon (piano), Alfredo Campoli (violin), Pierre Nerini (violin), Joseph Shadwick, Julius Katchen (piano), Eric Gritton (piano), Peter Pears (speaker), Edith Sitwell (speaker), Dennis Brain, Sidney Griller, Max Gilbert, Philip Burton, Colin Hampton, Walter Kagi (viola),...

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Contents:

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version)

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Roussel: Le Festin de l'Araignée, Op. 17 - fragments symphonique

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Roussel: Petite Suite Op. 39

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead - Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Dukas: Poeme danse en un tableau (La Peri)

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Ernest Ansermet

Debussy: 6 Epigraphes antiques

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet

Debussy: Jeux - Poème dansé

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet
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Albéniz: Iberia, suite for orchestra (orchestrated by Arbos)

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Ataúlfo Argenta

Turina: Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Ataúlfo Argenta

Poulenc: Les Biches: Suite

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Roger Desormière

Haydn: London Symphonies, vol.1 Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock' (Andante)

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Karl Münchinger

Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Karl Münchinger

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

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Clemens Krauss
  • Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Baranovic: The Gingerbread Heart: Ballet Suite

  • Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kresimir Baranovic

Lhotka: The Devil in the Village: Ballet Suite

  • Orchestra of the National Opera House, Zagreb
  • Fran Lhotka

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Eduard van Beinum

Pijper: Symphony No. 3

  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Eduard van Beinum
  • Clifford Curzon (piano)

Diepenbrock: Marysas (La source enchantée): Prelude & Entr'acte

  • Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
  • Eduard van Beinum

Bliss: A Colour Symphony

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss

Bliss: Introduction and Allegro

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss

Bliss: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)

Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult
  • Pierre Nerini (violin)

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque for Dancing

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult
  • Joseph Shadwick

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Benjamin Britten

Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Julius Katchen (piano)

Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Op. 33

  • Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
  • Eduard van Beinum

Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Kreisler: Liebesleid

Kreisler: Liebesfreud

Kreisler: Polichinelle, serenade

Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin

Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Paderewski: Minuet in G major, Op. 14 No. 1

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Wieniawski: Caprice in E flat major (Alla Saltarella)

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Wieniawski: Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 4 in A minor

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Kreisler: Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Kreisler: La Chasse (The Hunt) in the style of Jean-Baptiste Cartier

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Kreisler: La Gitana

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Granados: Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Tartini: Variations on a Theme of Corelli

  • Alfredo Campoli (violin), Eric Gritton (piano)

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Eduard van Beinum
  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult
  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)

Butterworth, G: A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Butterworth, G: The Banks of Green Willow

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Bax: Tintagel

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Holst: The Perfect Fool, Op. 39 / H 150: Ballet Music

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adrian Boult

Walton: Façade - An Entertainment

  • English Opera Group Ensemble
  • Anthony Collins
  • Peter Pears (speaker), Edith Sitwell (speaker)

Lambert, C: Horoscope

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Irving

Elgar: Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

  • The New Symphony Orchestra Of London
  • Anthony Collins

Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

  • The New Symphony Orchestra Of London
  • Anthony Collins

Elgar: Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Anthony Collins

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

  • The New Symphony Orchestra Of London
  • Anthony Collins

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

  • The New Symphony Orchestra Of London
  • Anthony Collins

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478

  • Members of the Amadeus Quartet
  • Clifford Curzon (piano)

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493

  • Members of the Amadeus Quartet
  • Clifford Curzon (piano)

Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407

  • Dennis Brain, Sidney Griller, Max Gilbert, Philip Burton, Colin Hampton

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

  • Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
  • Eduard van Beinum
  • Clifford Curzon (piano)

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

  • Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
  • Josef Krips
  • Clifford Curzon (piano)

Honegger: Symphony No. 3, H186 'Liturgique'

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Robert Denzler

Honegger: Chanson de joie

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Robert Denzler

Beck, C: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Jean Meylan
  • Walter Kagi (viola)

Reichel: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Edmund Appia
  • Christiane Montandona (piano)

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Georg Solti
  • Mischa Elman (violin)

Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B flat major

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

  • Carl Schuricht
  • Christian Ferras (violin)

Elizalde: Concerto pour violon & orchestre

  • Gaston Poulet
  • Christian Ferras (violin)

Rodrigo: Concierto de estío for violin & orchestra

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • George Enescu
  • Christian Ferras (violin)

Strauss, J, II: Graduation Ball

  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Anatole Fistoulari

Gluck: Ballet Suite

  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Irving
  • arr. Mottl

Gretry: Céphale et Procris - Suite

  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Irving
  • arr. Constant Lambert

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Anatole Fistoulari

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Roger Desormière

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

  • Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

  • Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Bach, J S: Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G major, BWV1027

  • Pierre Fournier (cello), Ernest Lush (piano)

Schubert: Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

  • Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

  • Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

Schumann: Romances (3), Op. 94

  • Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Françaix (piano)

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Ernest Ansermet
  • Maurice Gendron (cello)

Bloch, E: String Quartets 1-4

  • Griller Quartet (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

  • Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Op. 35

  • Friedrich Gulda (piano)

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

  • Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

  • Quartetto Italiano

Boccherini: String Quintet Op. 60 No. 1 in C major, G391

  • Quartetto Italiano

Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41 No. 2

  • Quartetto Italiano

Verdi: String Quartet in E minor

  • Quartetto Italiano

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22

  • Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Thomas Jensen

Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11

  • Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Thomas Jensen

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

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Erich Kleiber
  • Hilde Gueden (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (mezzo), Anton Dermota (tenor), Ludwig Weber (bass)

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

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Erich Kleiber

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Clemens Krauss

Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Music

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Clemens Krauss

Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Hans Knappertsbusch

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Hans Knappertsbusch

Holmboe: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 48

  • Griller Quartet

Nielsen: String Quartet No. 4 in F major, Op. 44 (FS36)

  • Griller Quartet

Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'

  • Griller Quartet

Bizet: Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite), Op. 22

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Edouard Lindenberg

Bizet: La jolie fille de Perth suite

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Edouard Lindenberg

Chabrier: Suite Pastorale

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Edouard Lindenberg

Chabrier: Ode a la Musique

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Jean Fournet

Chabrier: Le roi malgré lui - Sextuor des serves; Chanson tzigane

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Chorale Elizabeth Brasseur
  • Jean Fournet
  • Janine Micheau, Jean Mollien

Debussy: La Damoiselle élue

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Chorale Elizabeth Brasseur
  • Jean Fournet
  • Janine Micheau, Jeannine Collard

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Anthony Collins
  • Moura Lympany (piano)

Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D flat major

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Anatole Fistoulari
  • Moura Lympany (piano)

Mozart: Serenade No. 4 in D major, K203 'Colloredo'

  • New Symphony Orchestr
  • Peter Maag

Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C major, K200

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Peter Maag

Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

  • L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Peter Maag

Granados: Goyescas (piano suite)

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Martinon
  • Nikita Magaloff (piano)

Lalo: Namouna - Ballet Suites 1 & 2

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Martinon

Fauré: Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Martinon
  • Kathleen Long (piano)

Fauré: Nocturne No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 37

  • Kathleen Long (piano)

Fauré: Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 84 No. 8

  • Kathleen Long (piano)

Françaix: Piano Concertino in F major

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Martinon
  • Kathleen Long (piano)

Handel: Concerti grossi Op. 6 Nos. 1-12 HWV319-330

  • Boyd Neel Orchestra
  • Boyd Neel

Handel: Water Music

  • Boyd Neel Orchestra
  • Boyd Neel

Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

  • Zara Nelsova (cello), Artur Balsam (piano)

Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8

  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Reger: Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, Op 131c No 2

  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Bach, J S: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV1009: Bourree

  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

  • Quintetto Chigiano

Bloch, E: Piano Quintet No. 1

  • Quintetto Chigiano

Boccherini: Piano Quintet Op. 57, No. 1 in A major, G413

  • Quintetto Chigiano

Boccherini: Piano Quintet Op. 57, No. 4 in D major, G416

  • Quintetto Chigiano

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

  • Quintetto Chigiano

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

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Anthony Collins
  • Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 'La Campanella'

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Anthony Collins
  • Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

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

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

Rossini: Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture

Rossini: Tancredi Overture

Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino Overture

Rossini: La Cenerentola Overture

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Piero Gamba

Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

Kodály: Háry János Suite

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Georg Solti

Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97 'Archduke'

  • Trio di Trieste

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

  • Trio di Trieste

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

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Erik Tuxen

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Erik Tuxen

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Thomas Jensen

Nielsen: Flute Concerto, FS119

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Thomas Jensen
  • Gilbert Jespersen (flute)

Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto Op. 57 (FS129)

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Mogens Wöldike
  • Ib Erikson (clarinet)

Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'

  • Végh Quartet

Kodály: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

  • Végh Quartet

Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'

  • Végh Quartet

Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334

  • Members of The Wiener Oktett

Mozart: Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K247

  • Members of The Wiener Oktett

Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

  • Wiener Oktett

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

  • Members of The Wiener Oktett
  • Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)
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