LORIN MAAZEL - THE CLEVELAND YEARS

LORIN MAAZEL
THE CLEVELAND YEARS

Complete Recordings
Int. Release 06 Oct. 2014
20 CDs
0289 478 7779 0


Track List

CD 1: Debussy: La Mer; Nocturnes; Ibéria

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
La Mer, L.109

Nocturnes, L.91

orchestral version

4.
7:27

5.
5:57

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

6.
10:54

Ladies of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Images For Orchestra, L. 122

2. Ibéria

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:06:11

CD 2: Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Debussy: Jeux

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Daphnis et Chloé, M. 57

Ballet en 3 parties (complete)

Première partie

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Deuxième partie

7.
2:43

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Troisième partie

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

12.
3:28

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:13:32

CD 3: Respighi: Feste Romane; Pini di Roma; Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d' Or Suite

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)
Roman Festivals, P. 157

Pines of Rome, P. 141

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Golden Cockerel - Suite (Le coq d'or)

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:13:45

CD 4: Prokofiev: Symphony No.5; Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

3.
0:00
12:48

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:16:49

CD 5: Glinka: Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
Ruslan And Lyudmila

Act 1

1.
5:12

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Scheherazade, Op.35

The Cleveland Orchestra, Daniel Majeske, Lorin Maazel

Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:05:46

CD 6: Berlioz: Requiem, Op.5

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts), H.75

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:02:00

CD 7: Berlioz: Requiem, Op.5; Harold en Italie

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts), H.75

Kenneth Riegel, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Harold en Italie, Op.16, H.68

Robert Vernon, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:01:30

CD 8: Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2; Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
L'Arlésienne Suite No.1, WD 40

1.
5:48

2.
2:39

3.
3:21

4.
4:21

L'Arlésienne Suite No.2, WD 28

5.
4:56

6.
3:40

7.
4:12

8.
3:18

Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 WD 56

Petite Suite

13.
1:33

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Symphony in D minor, FWV 48

15.
10:31

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:22:05

CD 9: Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo And Juliet, Op.64

Act 1

10.
0:00
2:34

Act 2

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:11:42

CD 10: Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo And Juliet, Op.64

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:08:43

CD 11: Gershwin: Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Porgy and Bess

Act 1

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

2.
8:46

Barbara Hendricks, James Vincent Pickens, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson, Florence Quivar, Samuel Hagan, Christopher Deane, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Arthur Thompson, James Vincent Pickens, Barbara Conrad, Barbara Hendricks, Samuel Hagan, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

William Brown, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, Arthur Thompson, James Vincent Pickens, Francois Clemmons, Christopher Deane, Willard White, Florence Quivar, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, James Vincent Pickens, Arthur Thompson, Christopher Deane, Florence Quivar, Leona Mitchell, Samuel Hagan, Francois Clemmons, William Brown, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Christopher Deane, James Vincent Pickens, McHenry Boatwright, Barbara Conrad, Francois Clemmons, Florence Quivar, Leona Mitchell, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Leona Mitchell, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Barbara Conrad, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Florence Quivar, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Arthur Thompson, William Brown, Florence Quivar, Barbara Conrad, Willard White, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Robert Snook, Florence Quivar, Isola Jones, William Brown, Willard White, Ralph Neally, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Florence Quivar, Willard White, Arthur Thompson, William Brown, Robert Snook, Ralph Neally, Barbara Conrad, Isola Jones, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Leona Mitchell, James Vincent Pickens, Florence Quivar, Arthur Thompson, William Brown, Robert Snook, Ralph Neally, Barbara Conrad, Isola Jones, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 58:03

CD 12: Gershwin: Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Porgy and Bess

Act 2

Arthur Thompson, Alpha Floyd, Barbara Hendricks, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Florence Quivar, Barbara Conrad, Arthur Thompson, Alpha Floyd, Barbara Hendricks, Francois Clemmons, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Barbara Conrad, Christopher Deane, Willard White, Leona Mitchell, Donald Zucca, Alpha Floyd, John Buck, Barbara Hendricks, Florence Quivar, James Vincent Pickens, Francois Clemmons, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

4.
6:50

Willard White, John Buck, Francois Clemmons, Leona Mitchell, Arthur Thompson, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Leona Mitchell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Leona Mitchell, Barbara Conrad, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Francois Clemmons, Florence Quivar, Barbara Conrad, McHenry Boatwright, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Leona Mitchell, McHenry Boatwright, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Arthur Thompson, William Brown, Christopher Deane, Barbara Conrad, Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar, Willard White, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

11.
2:21

Florence Quivar, Willard White, William Brown, Isola Jones, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Barbara Conrad, William Brown, Alpha Floyd, Samuel Hagan, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Leona Mitchell, Willard White, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Barbara Conrad, Barbara Hendricks, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:05:31

CD 13: Gershwin: Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Porgy and Bess

Act 2

Alpha Floyd, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, William Brown, James Vincent Pickens, Christopher Deane, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Alpha Floyd, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, William Brown, James Vincent Pickens, Christopher Deane, Willard White, Barbara Hendricks, Florence Quivar, Francois Clemmons, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Alpha Floyd, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, William Brown, James Vincent Pickens, Christopher Deane, Willard White, Barbara Hendricks, Florence Quivar, McHenry Boatwright, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Alpha Floyd, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, William Brown, James Vincent Pickens, Christopher Deane, Willard White, Barbara Hendricks, Florence Quivar, McHenry Boatwright, Leona Mitchell, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Act 3

Francois Clemmons, Barbara Conrad, Leona Mitchell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Robert Snook, Alpha Floyd, Florence Quivar, Isola Jones, Alan Leatherman, Willard White, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Leona Mitchell, Francois Clemmons, Ralph Neally, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Francois Clemmons, Leona Mitchell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

James Vincent Pickens, Willard White, Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Barbara Conrad, Florence Quivar, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

14.
1:53

Isola Jones, Willard White, Florence Quivar, James Vincent Pickens, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Willard White, Isola Jones, Barbara Conrad, Florence Quivar, James Vincent Pickens, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 57:51

CD 14: Gershwin: An American In Paris; Rhapsody In Blue; Cuban Overture

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Ivan Davis, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Pascal Rogé, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:00:57

CD 15: Brahms: Symphony No.1; Academic Festival Overture; Tragic Overture

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Symphony No.1 In C Minor, Op. 68

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:11:31

CD 16: Brahms: Symphonies Nos.2 & 3

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 73

Symphony No. 3 In F Major, Op. 90

6.
8:56

8.
8:46

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:15:11

CD 17: Brahms: Symphony No.4; Haydn Variations

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98

Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op.56a

14.
3:10

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 58:29

CD 18: Verdi: Ballet Music

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 3

Otello

Act 3

2.
5:56

I vespri siciliani

Act 3

La forza del destino

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
The Creatures Of Prometheus, Op.43

8.
5:04

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:13:02

CD 19: Elgar: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op.85

3.
4:51

4.
10:54

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Lynn Harrell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La gazza ladra

7.
10:03

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time: 1:03:13

. . . an absolute must-have, a tribute: a snapshot of one the great conductors of the 20th century, and of the Cleveland Orchestra, during one of their most prolific and artistically distinguished periods. Gathered here are all the works that made the partnership famous . . .

This is the gift of choice for all who follow the Cleveland Orchestra. Conceived as a tribute to the music director who led the ensemble to international prominence from 1972 to 1982, the 19-disc collection is now a must-have in the wake of his death . . . Gathered here are the complete Decca recordings made during that golden period . . . It's also source for recordings out of print, and of music obscure in its own right or rarely associated with Maazel, including the Brahms symphonies, Verdi's ballet music and the Berlioz Requiem. Any stocking that contains this box is a lucky one indeed.

. . . [the four Brahms symphonies are] suave and really beautifully played . . . Ravishing playing and vivid colour characterise the French and Russian repertoire, while wonderfully vibrant rhythmic life energises Maazel's Gershwin.

. . . there are lurking in that box some very fine discs in very fine sound . . . [all of the recordings] were made in the Masonic Auditorium Cleveland by a roster of Decca producers and engineers that reads like a Who's-Who of the finest and best in their fields . . . Disc 5 opens with a blazing account of Glinka's "Ruslan and Ludmila". The unity of the Cleveland string playing is a thing of wonder especially at the cracking pace Maazel sets . . . Discs 9 and 10 are of the complete score to Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" ballet. This was Maazel's debut recording in Cleveland in 1973 and it is hard not to hear the first flush of excitement in the performance with everyone from players to recording team on their mettle. Officially I suppose a recording over forty years old has to be classed as historical but to my ears it still blazes with all the dynamic freshness, wit, energy and power as if it were made yesterday . . . a valuable record . . .

. . . un passionnant coffret de 19 CD , qui éclaire bien les orientations stylistiques du chef américain et met en évidence ses idiosyncrasies caractéristiques . . . on retrouve surtout le goût pour la rutilance sonore et la virtuosité orchestrale que le maestro affectionnait particulièrement. L'ensemble de musique russe sonne comme un hommage à Rimsky-Korsakov et à son orchestration éblouissante; "Grande Pâque russe", "Schéhérazade" et suite du "Coq d'or" brillent de mille feux. Tant le poème de l'extase que les somptueux Prokofiev (Symphonie no. 5 et intégrale de "Roméo et Juliette") poursuivent cette démonstration impressionnantes . . . on retrouve aussi un superbe CD Elgar-Tchaikovsky . . . [Gershwin / "Porgy and Bess"]: superbement interprétée par une distribution de haut vol : Willard White, Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar et la touchante Barbara Hendrix . . .