MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE Vol. 1

MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE

The Collector's Edition Vol. 1
Int. Release 04 Nov. 2013
51 CDs
0289 478 3566 0
AAD/ADD DB51


Track List

CD 1: Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Bartok: Music for Strings,Percussion & Celesta

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

Orch. Ravel

2.
0:00
2:10

7.
0:00
2:30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114 (Sz.106)

18.
0:00
7:16

George Schick, Irwin Fischer, Edward Metzenger, Allen Graham, Lionel Sayers, Thomas Glenecke, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time: 58:58

CD 2: Smetana: Má Vlast

Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
Má Vlast, JB1:112

2.
0:00
11:54

5.
0:00
13:28

6.
0:00
13:56

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time: 1:16:19

CD 3: Fiesta in Hi-Fi

Robert McBride (1911 - )
1.
11:16

Ron Nelson (1929 - )
Lyndol Mitchell (1923 - 1963)
Kentucky Mountain Portraits

3.
5:00

4.
4:39

5.
4:24

Charles G. Vardell Jr. (1893 - 1962)
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

William Grant Still (1895 - 1978)
Sahdji

7.
11:30

8.
9:01

Eastman Rochester School Of Music Chorus, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983)
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:06:11

CD 4: Kodály: Háry János Suite; Dances of Galanta / Bartók: Hungarian Sketches; Roumanian Folk Dances

Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Háry János Suite

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Toni Koves, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

3.
4:56

5.
4:41

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Toni Koves, Antal Doráti

Toni Koves, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Hungarian Sketches, Sz. 97

Roumanian Folk Dances For Orchestra, BB 76 (Sz. 68)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Marosszéki táncok (Dances of Marosszčk)

10.
15:09

Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:07:54

CD 5: Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2; Suite No. 2

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Violin Concerto No.2, BB 117 (Sz.112)

Yehudi Menuhin, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Suite No.2, BB 40 (Sz. 34)

Revised 1943 Version

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:07:44

CD 6: Hi-Fi a la Espańola & Popovers

Percy Faith (1908 - 1976)
Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Ernesto Lecuona (1896 - 1963)
Andalucía - Suite

2.
2:43

3.
4:11

Rolando Valdés-Bain, Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas (Opera)

4.
4:47

Arthur Benjamin (1893 - 1960)
5.
2:11

Oscar Alberto Fernandez (1897 - 1948)
6.
3:34

Dalmau Jaime Texidor (1885 - 1957)
7.
2:26

Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)
El Amor Brujo

Joaquín Pérez Turina (1882 - 1949)
The Bullfighter's Prayer, Op.34 (La oración del torero)

Camargo Guarnieri (1907 - )
10.
2:11

Grigoras Dinicu (1889 - 1949)
Hora staccato

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Liebestraum No.3 In A-Flat, S.541 No.3

12.
4:25

Alphons Czibulka (1842 - 1894)
Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Suite bergamasque, L. 75

Orch. Henri Pierre Edouard Mouton (1917- )

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
The Golden Age

Act 2

16.
2:21

Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:03:26

CD 7: Prokofiev: Symphony No.5/The Love for 3 Oranges Suite/Scythian Suite

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Scythian Suite, Op.20 - "Ala and Lolly"

The Love for Three Oranges, Symphonic Suite, Op.33 bis

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

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

11.
0:00
11:05

13.
0:00
10:11

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:14:48

CD 8: Hanson: The Composer & His Orchestra

Howard Hanson (1896 - 1981)
Merry Mount Suite

5.
0:00
12:46

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

For the First Time

11.
0:00
1:06

12.
0:00
1:39

15.
0:00
2:30

Eastman Philharmonia, Howard Hanson

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.36

Alfred Mouledous, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:09:09

CD 9: Tchaikovsky: 1812 Festival Overture, Op.49; Capriccio Italien / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Overture 1812, Op.49

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, University Of Minnesota Brass Band, Antal Doráti

Deems Taylor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Wellington's Victory or the Battle Symphony, Op.91

4.
8:18

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Deems Taylor

Total Playing Time: 1:06:07

CD 10: Dvorák: Slavonic Dances Op.46 & Op.72

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
8 Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B.83

Original Version, B.83

8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72, B.147

B.147

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:09:05

CD 11: Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Mississippi Suite / Herbert: Cello Concerto No. 2

Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972)
Grand Canyon Suite

1.
5:18

3.
7:02

4.
4:21

5.
8:19

Mississippi Suite

9.
4:41

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Victor August Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30

12.
6:19

Georges Miquelle, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:05:42

CD 12: British And American Band Classics

Gordon Jacob (1895 - 1984)
William Byrd Suite

William Walton (1902 - 1983)
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
Robert Russell Bennett (1894 - 1981)
Symphonic Songs for Band

Clifton Williams (1923 - 1976)
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:01:27

CD 13: Stravinsky: Petrouchka; The Rite of Spring; 4 Etudes

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Version 1947

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

4 Etudes for Orchestra

7.
0:00
0:52

10.
0:00
2:38

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:11:48

CD 14: Suppé: Overtures / Auber: The Bronze Horse, etc.

Franz von Suppé (1819 - 1895)
The Beautiful Galatea

1.
6:22

Pique Dame

2.
7:28

Light Cavalry

3.
6:26

Poet and Peasant

4.
9:24

Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna

5.
7:32

Boccaccio

6.
6:48

Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782 - 1871)
The Bronze Horse (Le cheval de bronze)

7.
6:49

Fra Diavolo

8.
7:31

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:05:44

CD 15: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Hungarian March; Trojan March

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14, H 48

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H 111

Pt. 1

Les Troyens, H 133

Concert version

7.
4:40

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:10:59

CD 16: Fennell conducts Sousa: 24 Favorite Marches

John Philip Sousa (1854 - 1932)
1.
2:51

3.
2:57

4.
2:50

5.
2:37

15.
3:18

17.
2:52

21.
2:01

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:12:28

CD 17: Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 / Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos.1-6

George Enescu (1881 - 1955)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor, S.359 No.2 (Corresponds with piano version no. 2 in C sharp minor)

3.
9:41

Hungarian Rhapsody No.4 in D minor, S.359 No.4 (Corresponds piano version no. 12 in C sharp minor)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:13:47

CD 18: Khachaturian: Gayaneh Ballet Music / Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (1903 - 1978)
Gayaneh

1.
2:33

2.
2:35

5.
4:47

8.
2:33

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Symphony No.5 in D Minor, Op.47

9.
14:18

10.
5:22

11.
13:40

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Total Playing Time: 1:03:58

CD 19: Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Haydn Variations/Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody No.2

George Enescu (1881 - 1955)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor, WoO 1 No.5

Hungarian Dance No.6 in D Flat Major, WoO 1

Hungarian Dance No.7 in A Major, WoO 1, No.7

Hungarian Dance No.21 in E Minor, WoO 1, No.21

Hungarian Dance No.11 in D Minor, WoO 1, No.11

Hungarian Dance No.2 in D Minor, WoO 1, No.2

Hungarian Dance No.1 in G Minor, WoO 1 No.1

Hungarian Dance No.10 in F Major, WoO 1, No.10

Hungarian Dance No.3 in F Major, WoO 1

Hungarian Dance No.18 in D Major, WoO 1, No.18

Hungarian Dance No.17 in F Sharp Minor, WoO 1, No.17

Hungarian Dance No.19 in B Minor, WoO 1, No.19

Hungarian Dance No.20 in E Minor, WoO 1, No.20

Hungarian Dance No.12 in D Minor, WoO 1, No.12

Hungarian Dance No.15 in B Flat Major, WoO 1, No.15

Hungarian Dance No.4 in F Sharp Minor, WoO 1, No.4

Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op.56a

27.
3:26

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:09:33

CD 20: The Civil War - Its music and its sounds

James Sanderson
Alice Hawthorne (1827 - 1902)
Listen to the Mocking Bird

Mr. Rowlathem
Palmyra Scottische

Philip Phile (1734 - )
Hail Columbia

J. Claudio S. Grafulla (1810 - 1880)
Freischütz Quickstep

Anonymous
Parade

J. Claudio S. Grafulla (1810 - 1880)
Port Royal Galop

Nightingale Waltz

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760 - 1836)
La Marseillaise

Daniel D. Emmett/Harry Macarthy
Dixie & Bonnie Blue Flag

Henry Russell (1812 - 1900)
Cheer Boys Cheer

Anonymous
Luto Quickstep

Old North State

Easter Galop

Come, dearest, the daylight is gone

Maryland, My Maryland

Waltz (No.19, Book I of the Regiment Band of the 26th North Carolina)

Psalm 100

The Girl I Left Behind Me

The Recruiting Sergeant

Jefferson and Liberty

Old 1812

Carry Me Back

Liverpool Hornpipe

Newport

Garry Owen

Cavalry Bugle Signals

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Speech
Martin Gabel

Total Playing Time: 1:16:30

CD 21: The Civil War - Its music and its sounds

Traditional
1.
2:08

Martin Gabel

John P. Ordway
Twinkling Stars Quickstep

Anonymous
O Kentucky, Kentucky

Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

J. Claudio S. Grafulla (1810 - 1880)
Un Ballo in Maschera Quickstep

Anonymous
St Patrick's Day in the morning

J. Claudio S. Grafulla (1810 - 1880)
Grafulla's Quickstep

Anonymous
Garry Owen

J. Claudio S. Grafulla (1810 - 1880)
Cavalry Quickstep

Storm Galop

Anonymous
26th Regiment Quickstep

Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)
Lulu's Gone

George Frederick Root (1820 - 1895)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Anonymous
Juanita

James A. Bland (1854 - 1911)
Carry Me Back (to Old Virginny's Shore)

Anonymous
Bugle Signals for the Service of Skirmishers

Drum Calls

Camp and Field Duty Calls for Fifes and Drums

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

The Appomatox Bugle

Boyde Hood

Luther O Emerson
We Are Coming, Father Abra'am

Walter C. Kittredge (1934 - )
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground

A.E. Blackmar
Goober Peas

George Frederick Root (1820 - 1895)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Louis Lambert (1829 - 1892)
When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Anonymous
The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Martin Gabel, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Speech
Martin Gabel

Total Playing Time: 1:15:59

CD 22: Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30

Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18

4.
10:11

Byron Janis, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Byron Janis

Total Playing Time: 1:15:02

CD 23: Copland: Appalachian Spring; Billy the Kid; El Salon Mexico; Danzon Cubano

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)
Appalachian Spring

1945 Suite

1.
2:47

2.
2:44

6.
2:22

Billy the Kid - complete ballet

13.
1:50

16.
1:11

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

18.
7:24

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:15:31

CD 24: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Versions for piano & for orchestra) etc.

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

for Piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
12 Etudes, Op.25

16.
1:37

Byron Janis

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

Orch. Ravel

18.
1:34

19.
2:20

20.
0:46

21.
3:47

22.
0:31

24.
2:23

25.
0:34

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:05:16

CD 25: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Suite, Op.64a, No.1

1.
4:30

2.
1:50

3.
3:22

4.
2:57

5.
2:15

Romeo And Juliet, Ballet Suite, Op.64a, No.2

10.
2:11

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:07:31

CD 26: Schumann: Piano Concerto /Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, etc.

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54

Byron Janis, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Byron Janis

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23, TH.55

Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Menges

Total Playing Time: 1:09:23

CD 27: Flamenco!

Anonymous
6.
0:00
4:14

Pepe Romero

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Pepe Romero, Celedonio Romero

Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909)
Pepe Romero

Antonio Sinopoli (1878 - )
13.
0:00
5:14

Pepe Romero, Angel Romero

Total Playing Time: 1:02:54

CD 28: The Romeros - Celedonio, Celin, Pepe and Angel -The Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Traditional
Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas (Opera)

Celin Romero, Pepe Romero

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891 - 1982)
3.
0:00
0:45

Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909)
Suite espańola, Op.47

Transcr. Pepe Romero

Angel Romero

Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
Celin Romero, Pepe Romero

Celedonio Romero (1917 - 1996)
Los Romeros

Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909)
Preludes for Guitar

Celedonio Romero (1917 - 1996)
Tres Preludios

Celedonio Romero

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891 - 1982)
Sonatine in A

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
5 Preludes, W419

Celin Romero

Robert de Visée (1660 - 1725)
Suite in D minor

Luys de Narváez (1490 - 1547)
Anonymous
Suite of 6 Dances

Luys Don Milan (1500 - 1562)
El maestro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.4 In E Flat, BWV 1010

Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major, BWV 1012

John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Les fętes d'Hébé

Arrangement for Guitar by Celedonio Romero

Act 3

Gaspar Sanz (1640 - 1710)
Espańoleta

Celedonio Romero

Total Playing Time: 1:15:43

CD 29: Screamers

John C. Heed (1862 - 1908)
Sylvester Thomas Allen (1876 - 1919)
2.
1:40

Karl L. King (1891 - 1971)
3.
2:02

4.
1:35

Henry Fillmore (1881 - 1956)
5.
2:15

Getty H. Huffine (1889 - 1947)
6.
2:23

Henry Fillmore (1881 - 1956)
7.
2:30

Fred Jewell (1875 - 1936), William H. Bjornes Jr.
8.
1:55

Julius Fucik (1872 - 1916)
Karl L. King (1891 - 1971)
11.
1:40

Orion R. Farrar (1866 - 1925)
12.
2:10

Will Huff (1875 - 1942)
13.
2:36

Henry Fillmore (1881 - 1956)
14.
2:01

John H. Ribble
Charles E. Duble (1884 - 1960)
16.
2:27

Edwin Franko Goldman (1878 - 1956)
17.
2:20

18.
2:35

19.
2:53

21.
2:45

Henry Fillmore (1881 - 1956)
23.
2:51

Robert Browne Hall (1858 - 1907)
Roland Forrest Seitz (1867 - 1946)
25.
2:37

David Wallace Reeves (1838 - 1900)
Kenneth J. Alford (1881 - 1945)
27.
2:58

Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)
Victory at Sea

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:05:50

CD 30: Balalaika Favorites

Nikolaj Pavlov Budashkin (1910 - 1988)
Rudolf Belov, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov

Anonymous
Pavel Kulikov
3.
4:20

Nikolay vasilevich Osipov (1901 - 1945)
4.
2:44

Mikhailov-Shalayev
Vasily Andreyev (1861 - 1918)
Vasili (Pavlovich) Soloviev-Sedoy (1907 - 1979)
Vasily Andreyev (1861 - 1918)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Snow Maiden

Jurij N. Shishakov
10.
1:27

Anonymous
Vasily Andreyev (1861 - 1918)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Tale Of Tsar Saltan

Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov

Total Playing Time: 49:30

CD 31: Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Encores

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Flat Major, S.124

Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125

Byron Janis, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
3 Romanzen, Op.28

Noveletten, Op.21

Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)
El sombrero de tres picos

Transcr. for Piano

Pt. 1

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Années de pčlerinage: Deuxičme année: Italie, S.161

David Guion (1892 - 1981)
Byron Janis

Total Playing Time: 1:03:26

CD 32: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 / Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 etc.

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1

4.
12:03

5.
5:38

Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
7.
4:11

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.14 - "Concerto without Orchestra"

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62

Octavio Pinto (1890 - 1950)
Three Scenes from Childhood

10.
1:18

11.
1:06

12.
0:55

Byron Janis

Total Playing Time: 1:10:03

CD 33: Dvorák: Cello Concerto / Bruch: Kol Nidrei / Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104, B.191

1.
15:08

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
János Starker, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:03:48

CD 34: Schumann / Lalo / Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129

2.
4:01

3.
9:00

Edouard Victor Antoine Lalo (1823 - 1892)
Cello Concerto In D Minor

János Starker, London Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Cello Concerto No.1 In A Minor, Op.33

János Starker, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:05:07

CD 35: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

1.
3:06

Act 1

3.
2:15

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 41:01

CD 36: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker/Serenade for Strings

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

Act 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Serenade For String Orchestra In C Major, Op.48, TH.48

Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:09:08

CD 37: Brahms: Violin Concerto / Khachaturian: Violin Concerto

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Violin Concerto In D, Op.77

2.
9:01

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (1903 - 1978)
Violin Concerto

Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:12:46

CD 38: Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Berg: Wozzeck (excerpts)

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Bluebeard's Castle, BB 62, Op.11 (Sz48)

Olga Szönyi, Muhaly Székely, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Wozzeck, Op. 7

Act 1

Act 3

Helga Pilarczyk, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:13:02

CD 39: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.9

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.83

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Heath, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35

5.
9:48

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 9 In E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

7.
6:31

8.
3:55

Gina Bachauer

Total Playing Time: 1:16:43

CD 40: Szeryng plays Kreisler and other Treasures for the Violin

Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)
Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner

Henryk Szeryng

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697 - 1764)
Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D, Op.9, No.3

Arranged by F. Kreisler (1875-1962)

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695 - 1764)
24 Caprices from L'arte del violino, Op.3

Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner

Total Playing Time: 1:04:09

CD 41: Bach, J.S.: Suites for Solo Cello

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007

2.
4:29

3.
2:25

4.
3:22

5.
2:56

6.
1:39

Suite For Cello Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1008

7.
3:16

8.
2:48

9.
1:26

10.
3:40

11.
2:35

12.
1:42

Suite For Cello Solo No.3 In C Major, BWV 1009

13.
4:13

14.
2:55

15.
2:11

16.
3:20

17.
3:13

18.
2:11

Suite For Cello Solo No.4 In E Flat, BWV 1010

19.
4:04

20.
2:47

21.
2:31

22.
3:24

23.
3:53

24.
1:38

János Starker

Total Playing Time: 1:09:09

CD 42: Bach, J.S.: Suites for Solo Cello/2 Cello Sonatas

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.5 In C Minor, BWV 1011

1.
6:50

2.
4:13

3.
2:07

4.
2:44

5.
4:05

6.
2:35

Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major, BWV 1012

7.
4:43

8.
4:33

9.
2:35

10.
3:23

11.
3:37

12.
2:49

János Starker

Sonata No.1 In G Major For Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord, BWV 1027

Arr. for Cello & Piano

13.
3:26

Sonata For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord No.2 In D, BWV 1028

Arr. Cello & Piano

17.
1:53

18.
3:43

19.
4:46

20.
3:52

János Starker, György Sebök

Total Playing Time: 1:10:28

CD 43: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor"

4.
19:41

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Total Playing Time: 1:11:35

CD 44: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11

Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21

4.
14:38

5.
9:08

Gina Bachauer, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:12:09

CD 45: Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit/Debussy: Préludes/Stravinsky: 3 movements from "Petrouchka"

Speech
1.
1:43

John Gielgud

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55

2.
5:49

Gina Bachauer

Speech
3.
1:00

John Gielgud

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55

4.
5:10

Gina Bachauer

Speech
5.
0:55

John Gielgud

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55

6.
8:35

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Pour le piano, L. 95

7.
3:43

8.
4:11

9.
3:54

Préludes / Book 1, L. 117

Préludes - Book 2, L.123

11.
2:57

Préludes / Book 1, L. 117

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Three Movements For Piano - 1921 Version

Scene 1

13.
2:53

Scene 2

Scene 4

Gina Bachauer

Total Playing Time: 1:01:56

CD 46: Brahms / Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Sonata No.2 in D Major for Cello & Piano, Op.58, MWV Q32

10.
4:55

János Starker, György Sebök

Total Playing Time: 1:16:10

CD 47: Schumann: Violin Concerto / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor etc.

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Violin Concerto In D Minor, WoO 23

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64, MWV O14

5.
7:44

Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Otakar Novacek (1866 - 1900)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
José Sabre Marroquín (1909 - 1995)
11.
2:35

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Tale Of Tsar Saltan

Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner

Total Playing Time: 1:15:45

CD 48: Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; The Song of the Nightingale; Tango; Scherzo ŕ la russe

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
1.
3:57

The Firebird

Ballet

2.
2:21

12.
1:23

24.
3:31

Scherzo ŕ la Russe for Jazz Orchestra

The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol)

26.
2:19

27.
3:28

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:13:56

CD 49: Italian Cello Sonatas

Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
Sonata No.4 for Cello and Continuo in A, G.4

1.
3:51

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Sonata For Cello And Continuo In E Minor, R.40

3.
2:32

4.
1:24

5.
2:22

6.
1:51

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
Sonata in D minor, Op.5, No.7

Arranged for Cello and Continuo by A. Lindner

7.
3:23

8.
1:48

9.
2:31

10.
1:47

Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695 - 1764)
Sonata in D

Arranged for Cello and Continuo by Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901)

11.
3:39

12.
5:08

13.
5:28

Giuseppe Valentini (1681 - 1746)
Sonata in E

Arranged for Cello and Continuo by Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901)

14.
3:02

15.
2:08

17.
2:28

18.
3:10

János Starker, Stephen Swedish

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029

Arr. Cello & Piano

19.
5:02

20.
0:00
5:22

21.
3:41

János Starker, György Sebök

Total Playing Time: 1:06:37

CD 50: Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Vivaldi: Guitar Concertos

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra

2.
0:00
10:53

Angel Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra

Celedonio Romero, Los Romeros, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

5.
9:05

Los Romeros, Celedonio Romero, Angel Romero, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

6.
7:00

Los Romeros, Celedonio Romero, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico"

Arr.for 4 Guitars Pepe Romero (1944-)

Concerto No.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello

7.
0:00
3:58

9.
0:00
3:28

Celedonio Romero, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

Mandolin Concerto In C, RV 425

Arr. for Guitar, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero

11.
0:00
2:09

Celedonio Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G major, RV 532

Arr. for 2 Guitars, Strings and Continuo by Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Victor Alessandro

Total Playing Time: 1:16:56

CD 51: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Smetana: Ma Vlast / Interview: Wilma Fine

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

Orch. Ravel

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Speech
Wilma Cozart Fine

Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
Má Vlast, JB1:112

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time: 12:10

With 50 glorious CDs in one album, I may be cheating a little, but the Mercury Living Presence Collector's Edition has to be the bargain of the year for audiophiles and music lovers alike.

These famous recordings never sounded better.

. . . [eine] Serie bahnbrechender Klassik-Aufnahmen . . . die bis heute bei Musikliebhabern und Audiophilen einen legendären Ruf besitzt . . . Der Erfolg der Serie . . . beruhte auf drei Faktoren: dem klaren, unverfälschten, außerordentlich dynamischen Klangbild, dem Engagement hervorragender Orchester, Dirigenten und Solisten und dem interessanten, viele Raritäten einschließenden Repertoire . . . [Antal Doráti: "1812": eine] spektakuläre Einspielung . . . [CD "Balalaika Favorites"]: ein Highlight des Mercury-Katalogs und langjähriger Bestseller . . . Der ungarische Dirigent Antal Doráti machte einige seiner besten Aufnahmen für Mercury . . . eine hinreißende Wiedergabe der "Ungarischen Tänze" von Brahms . . . [Paul Parays Berlioz Aufnahmen] ebenso wie die Ouvertüren von Franz von Suppé und Daniel Francois Auber erscheinen auf Hochglanz poliert . . . [Howard Hanson]: Neben Sousa-Märschen, Zirkusmusik und Band Classics sowie einem feurigen spanisch-lateinamerikanischen Programm sind vor allem seine beiden Alben mit Musik des Amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs, gespielt auf historischen Blasinstrumenten, von dokumentarischem Wert. Unter den Solisten war der Pianist Byron Janis ein besonderes Zugpferd. Die fabelhafte Technik des Horowitz-Schülers beeindruckt in den Konzerten von Schumann, Tschaikowsky und Rachmaninow, seine Aufnahme von Mussorgskys "Bilder einer Ausstellung" hat Maßstäbe gesetzt . . . [Gina Bachauer: man kann] ihr klares Spiel in den beiden Chopin-Konzerten, Strawinskys "Petruschka" und Ravels Zyklus "Gaspard de la nuit" bewundern . . . Der Geiger Henryk Szeryng hinterließ eine fesselnde Aufnahme des Brahms-Konzerts unter Antal Doráti. Seine technische Souveränität und seinen verführerischen Ton kann man zudem in den Konzerten von Schumann, Mendelssohn und Chatschaturjan sowie in einem Recital mit beliebten Stücken von Fritz Kreisler genießen. Ein Herzstück der Edition bilden die Einspielungen des Cellisten Janos Starker: Die Bach'schen Solosuiten, wundervoll im Klang und überzeugend in der Phrasierung, die Cellokonzerte von Dvorák, Schumann, Lalo und Saint-Saens, Bruchs "Kol Nidrei", Tschaikowskys "Rokoko-Variationen" und die Brahms-Sonaten sind Zeugnisse eines der größten Musiker des 20. Jahrhunderts . . . Fazit: eine überreiche "Schatzkiste", die in keiner CD-Sammlung fehlen sollte.