ISTVAN KERTÉSZ / THE LONDON YEARS

ISTVAN KERTÉSZ
THE LONDON YEARS

Int. Release 03 Mar. 2014
12 CDs / Download
0289 478 6420 2
Limited Edition


Track List

CD 1: István Kertész - The London Years

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

Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 59:29

CD 2: István Kertész - The London Years

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Serenade No.1 in D Major, Op.11

1.
12:36

Serenade No.2 in A Major, Op.16

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:15:44

CD 3: István Kertész - The London Years

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104

Version 1880 Ed. Nowak

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:01:10

CD 4: István Kertész - The London Years

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No.7 in D Minor, Op.70, B.141

Symphony No.8 in G Major, Op.88, B.163

6.
0:00
10:02

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:21:22

CD 5: István Kertész - The London Years

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Requiem, Op.89, B.165

Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Pilar Lorengar, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

10.
0:00
11:14

Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:12:23

CD 6: István Kertész - The London Years

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Requiem, Op.89, B.165

1.
0:00
5:56

3.
0:00
10:51

Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Serenade in D Minor, Op.44, B.77

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:14:47

CD 7: István Kertész - The London Years

Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Háry János, Singspiel in 5 Scenes, Op.15

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Act 1

Peter Ustinov, John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Erszebet Komlossy, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Gyorgy Melis, Erszebet Komlossy, Peter Ustinov, John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Laszlo Palocz, Peter Ustinov, John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Gyorgy Melis, Erszebet Komlossy, John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Act 2

Olga Szönyi, Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Erszebet Komlossy, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Act 3

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Gyorgy Melis, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Zsolt Bende, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Gyorgy Melis, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Act 4

Olga Szönyi, Peter Ustinov, Margit Laszlo, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:17:56

CD 8: István Kertész - The London Years

Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Háry János, Singspiel in 5 Scenes, Op.15

Act 4

Peter Ustinov, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Erszebet Komlossy, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Gyorgy Melis, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Peter Ustinov, Gyorgy Melis, Erszebet Komlossy, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, John Leach, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

London Symphony Chorus, István Kertész

Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song for Orchestra, "The Peacock"

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Psalmus Hungaricus, Op.13

Lajos Kozma, Brighton Festival Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Lajos Kozma, Brighton Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Lajos Kozma, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Brighton Festival Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:13:40

CD 9: István Kertész - The London Years

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E Flat Major, K.271 - "Jeunehomme"

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor, K.491

Clifford Curzon, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:07:42

CD 10: István Kertész - The London Years

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)
Pines of Rome, P. 141

The Birds, P. 154

5.
2:59

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

William Bennett, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Fountains of Rome, P. 106

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 55:28

CD 11: István Kertész - The London Years

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Horn Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op.11, TrV 117

1.
0:00
5:29

2.
0:00
5:04

Franz Strauss (1822 - 1905)
Horn Concerto, Op.8

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Horn Concerto No. 2 In E Flat Major, TrV 283

Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Rhapsody in Blue

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:23:19

CD 12: István Kertész - The London Years

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Piano Concerto In G Major, M. 83

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

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:13:31

[Brahms / Serenade no. 1]: There's nothing perfunctory about Istvan Kertesz's now-classic Decca recording . . . he audibly galvanises the LSO, rivalling Toscanini's verve. He swaggers through the Trio of the first scherzo, and revels in the rumbustiousness of the second scherzo, with fizzy strings and rousing horns that create a marvellous call and response effect. The slow movement is rapt, the Menuetto tinged with melancholy, and the repetitive dotted rhythms of the finale are held taut to satisfying effect. Even now, 50 years on, the sound is impressive for its vivid presence . . . The thrill of the recording is its completeness -- that rare alchemy of conductor, orchestra and audio engineering that coalesces to capture the very essence of the music's youthful vitality.

. . . [eine] Reihe musikalisch wie akustisch herausragender Sterero-Produktionen im bahnbrechenden Decca-Sound . . . [diese Box] gewährt starke Einblicke in die musikalische Welt eines von tiefer Herzenswärme, von grosser Emphase und echtem Temperament geprägten charismatischen Musikers . . . Eine neue Referenzmarke setzte Kertész 1965 in seiner dunkel-sinnlichen, aufwühlenden Interpretation von Bartóks Einakter "Herzog Blaubarts Burg" . . .