MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE Vol. 3

MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE

The Collector's Edition Vol. 3
Int. Release 16 Mar. 2015
53 CDs
0289 478 7896 4
AAD/ADD DB53


Track List

CD 1: Brahms: The Symphonies

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

Symphony No. 3 In F Major, Op. 90

6.
9:26

8.
7:50

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:17:08

CD 2: Brahms: The Symphonies

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

Minnesota Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:17:18

CD 3: Wiener Walzer Paprika

Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948)
Die lustige Witwe

Act 3

1.
6:29

Emmerich Kálmán (1882 - 1953)
Die Csárdásfürstin

Act 1

2.
7:51

Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 - 1960)
Der Schleier der Pierette, Op.18

4.
5:51

Emile Waldteufel (1837 - 1915)
Joseph Lanner (1801 - 1843)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Doráti

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)
Eduard Strauss (1835 - 1916)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:03:34

CD 4: Handel-Harty: Water Music Suite; Music For The Royal Fireworks; Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Water Music Suite, HWV 348-350

Arr. Sir Hamilton Harty

1.
2:39

2.
5:22

3.
0:43

4.
0:54

5.
6:51

Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351

Arr. Sir Hamilton Harty

6.
5:56

8.
1:08

9.
3:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Serenade in G major, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

10.
5:37

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Two Marches in D, K.335

14.
4:08

15.
5:12

Symphony No.51 in D, K.121

16.
2:58

Three German Dances, K.605

19.
1:55

20.
1:55

Festival Chamber Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:17:25

CD 5: Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 - "Scottish" & Symphony No.4 - "Italian"; Fingal's Cave Overture

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 56, MWV N 18 - "Scottish"

4.
11:13

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Symphony No. 4 In A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16 - "Italian"

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Total Playing Time: 1:14:05

CD 6: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Sibelius: Valse Triste; Liszt: Les Préludes; Smetana: The Moldau

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

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Rafael Druian

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:16:45

CD 7: Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances etc.

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

1.
1:15

2.
4:39

3.
1:12

The Golden Cockerel - Suite (Le coq d'or)

Arr. by A. Glazunov (1865-1936) and M. Steinberg (1883-1946)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:07:56

CD 8: Rossini & Verdi Overtures

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La forza del destino

Nabucco

2.
7:52

I vespri siciliani

3.
8:39

La Traviata

Act 1

4.
3:41

Act 3

5.
3:18

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La gazza ladra

6.
9:38

La scala di seta

7.
5:34

La Cenerentola

Il barbiere di Siviglia

L'italiana In Algeri

10.
7:39

Il Signor Bruschino

11.
4:50

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:13:01

CD 9: Strauss, R.: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Don Juan;

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, TrV 227

Arranged by A. Dorati

4.
0:00
23:14

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:15:55

CD 10: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3/Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13, TH.24 - "Winter Reveries"

Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17, TH.25 - "Little Russian"

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:17:40

CD 11: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3/Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29, TH.26 - "Polish"

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861 - 1906)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 57:52

CD 12: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Marche Slav; Waltz & Polonaise

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64, TH.29

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

Act 2

6.
0:00
5:49

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:08:07

CD 13: Wagner: Preludes & Overtures

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

1.
10:11

Parsifal, WWV 111

Concert version

Act 3

Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 3

Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Concert version

Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Concert version

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:10:22

CD 14: Frederick Fennell Conducts George Gershwin

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
1.
3:08

3.
3:31

4.
2:42

5.
2:48

8.
3:45

9.
2:34

10.
3:25

12.
3:19

Studio Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 36:23

CD 15: Frederick Fennell Conducts Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
2.
3:24

Victor August Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
5.
2:17

Victor August Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Victor August Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
10.
4:33

11.
2:25

12.
3:05

Studio Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 32:45

CD 16: Frederick Fennell Conducts Cole Porter

Cole Porter (1891 - 1964)
2.
3:01

4.
2:44

7.
3:17

9.
2:22

11.
3:15

Studio Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 35:59

CD 17: Carousel Waltz & Other Favourites

Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)
Carousel

1.
7:20

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Le Cid

Act 2: Ballet Music

2.
1:22

3.
1:39

Giovanni Bolzoni (1841 - 1919)
4.
4:41

Edward German (1862 - 1937)
Henry VIII - Incidental music

5.
2:22

7.
2:02

Arthur Benjamin (1893 - 1960)
8.
11:11

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
William Tell

Act 1

9.
6:13

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Snow Maiden

Act 3

London "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Prelude in G minor, Op.23, No.5

11.
4:03

Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956)
The Red Poppy

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Mlada

Jaromír Weinberger (1896 - 1967)
Schwanda the Bagpiper

14.
8:15

Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:04:42

CD 18: Sullivan: Pineapple Poll Suite; Rossini-Respighi: La boutique fantasque; Gounod: Faust Ballet Music; Wagner: Lohengrin & Das Rheingold

Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842 - 1900)
Pineapple Poll Suite

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by W.J. Duthoit

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)
Suite La boutique fantasque (after Rossini)

Arranged for Wind Ensemble

6.
1:48

8.
0:38

9.
1:23

10.
1:19

11.
1:05

12.
1:53

13.
1:29

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, Ballet Music

Arranged for Wind Ensemble

15.
3:36

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Frank Winterbottom

Act 3

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Lucien Cailliet

Act 3

Das Rheingold, WWV 86A

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Sir Dan Godfrey (1868-1939)

Vierte Szene

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:03:58

CD 19: Fabulous Marches For Orchestra

William Walton (1902 - 1983)
1.
8:03

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
The Ruins of Athens, Op.113

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Karelia Suite, Op.11

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Prince Igor

Completed And Orchestrated By Alexander Glazunov

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
3 Marches militaires, D.733 (Op.51)

Arr. for orchestra

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Sigurd Jorsalfar, three Orchestral pieces Op.56

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 2

7.
7:57

Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

Rienzi, WWV 49

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Victor Grabel

8.
10:48

Parsifal, WWV 111

Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Dan Godfrey

Act 3

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 1:04:40

CD 20: Adam: Giselle/Offenbach: Gaité Parisienne; Strauss, J. II: Graduation Ball

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
Giselle

Act 1

1.
2:21

10.
8:29

Act 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Total Playing Time: 1:06:15

CD 21: Adam: Giselle/Offenbach: Gaité Parisienne; Strauss, J. II: Graduation Ball

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
Giselle

Act 2

6.
3:52

London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Graduation Ball

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Gaîté parisienne

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:09:41

CD 22: Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 & No. 2/Schelomo

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
Concerto grosso No.1

4.
6:08

Concerto grosso No.2

5.
5:20

6.
3:09

7.
4:09

8.
6:12

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

9.
20:29

Georges Miquelle, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:03:05

CD 23: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; Cuban Overture

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Concerto in F

1.
12:16

2.
11:36

4.
15:16

Eugene List, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

5.
11:07

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

John Philip Sousa (1854 - 1932)
Eastman Philharmonia, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:00:19

CD 24: Howard Hanson - The Composer & His Orchestra

Howard Hanson (1896 - 1981)
The 4 Orchestral Colors

The Merry Mount Suite

3.
0:00
4:53

4.
0:00
2:01

Merry Mount Suite

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 49:22

CD 25: Howard Hanson - The Composer & His Orchestra

Howard Hanson (1896 - 1981)
Mosaics

1.
0:00
6:21

7.
0:00
12:41

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

For the First Time

9.
0:00
1:14

10.
0:00
1:42

11.
0:00
0:53

12.
0:00
1:04

15.
0:00
1:44

19.
0:00
0:52

20.
0:00
1:40

For the First Time

21.
0:00
1:43

26.
0:00
1:05

27.
0:00
1:37

30.
0:00
2:29

Eastman Philharmonia, Howard Hanson

Total Playing Time: 1:17:41

CD 26: Kaleidoscope: An Orchestral Extravaganza

Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100

Act 3

Otto Nicolai (1810 - 1849)
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

2.
8:42

Johann Strauss I (1804 - 1849)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Abu Hassan

4.
3:29

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Le prophète

Act 4

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas (1811 - 1896)
Mignon

7.
8:09

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Mazeppa, TH 7

Act 1

8.
4:19

Franz von Suppé (1819 - 1895)
The Jolly Robbers (Banditenstreiche)

9.
7:07

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphée aux enfers)

10.
7:27

11.
2:05

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Aufforderung zum Tanze, Op.65, J.260

12.
10:10

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
13.
9:21

London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 1:16:27

CD 27: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Hungarian March; Trojan March, etc.

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 28: Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"/Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op.95, B.178 - "From The New World"

2.
10:13

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.43

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:14:01

CD 29: Franck: Symphony in D minor/Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

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

2.
8:52

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27

6.
10:49

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:19:58

CD 30: Lalo: Namouna / Chausson: Symphony, etc.

Edouard Victor Antoine Lalo (1823 - 1892)
Le Roi d'Ys

1.
0:00
11:21

Namouna, Suite No.1

Henry Barraud (1900 - 1997)
Ernest Amedee Chausson (1855 - 1899)
Symphony in B flat, Op.20

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:12:41

CD 31: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Symphony No.5 / Haydn: Symphony No.96

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13

1.
10:45

2.
4:09

3.
5:45

Symphony No. 5 In D Minor, Op. 107, MWV N 15 - "Reformation"

7.
3:40

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.96 In D Major, Hob.I:96 - "The Miracle"

10.
6:41

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:14:30

CD 32: Schumann: The Symphonies

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring"

2.
6:31

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:05:13

CD 33: Schumann: The Symphonies

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"

1.
9:40

4.
5:58

5.
5:14

Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120

8.
4:03

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:07:12

CD 34: Marches & Overtures à la Française

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Le prophète

Act 4

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Suite algérienne in C, Op.60

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760 - 1836)
5.
1:18

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
François-Adrien Boiëldieu (1775 - 1834)
La Dame blanche

7.
7:25

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
La belle Hélène

8.
7:38

Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphée aux enfers)

9.
8:49

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

10.
5:22

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
William Tell

11.
11:12

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:07:10

CD 35: Paul Paray Conducts Wagner

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63

1.
9:50

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

Concert version

2.
11:44

Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

Rienzi, WWV 49

4.
10:59

Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D

Concert version

Prologue

Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Act 3

7.
7:20

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time: 1:18:34

CD 36: Schubert: Symphonies Nos.5 & 8; Rosamunde Incidental Music

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Symphony No.5 In B Flat Major, D.485

1.
4:56

Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D.759 - "Unfinished"

Rosamunde, D.797

8.
7:56

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Total Playing Time: 1:13:54

CD 37: Schubert: Symphony No. 9; Symphony No. 6

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Symphony No.9 In C Major, D. 944 - "The Great"

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Symphony No.6 in C Major, D.589 - "The Little"

6.
4:39

London Symphony Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Total Playing Time: 1:14:40

CD 38: Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes; Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra

Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983)
Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Variaciones Concertantes

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34

without spoken text

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 39:01

CD 39: Copland: Symphony No.3

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)
Symphony No.3

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 38:33

CD 40: Respighi: Church Windows; Roman Festivals

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

1.
4:44

2.
6:31

3.
6:45

4.
5:30

Church Windows (Vetrate di Chiesa)

Church Windows (Vetrate di Chiesa)

Church Windows (Vetrate di Chiesa)

Church Windows (Vetrate di Chiesa)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 49:59

CD 41: Tchaikovsky: The Four Suites

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Suite for Orchestra No.1 in D Minor, Op.43, TH.31

2.
5:45

3.
8:06

5.
7:56

6.
6:23

Suite for Orchestra No.2 in C Major, Op.53, TH.32

7.
11:28

8.
5:38

11.
4:07

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:18:02

CD 42: Tchaikovsky: The Four Suites

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Suite for Orchestra No.3 in G Major, Op.55, TH.33

1.
10:55

3.
4:34

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Hugh Bean

Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G Major, Op.61, TH.34 - "Mozartiana"

5.
1:46

6.
3:29

7.
4:55

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Colin Bradbury, Hugh Bean

Total Playing Time: 1:05:39

CD 43: Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E Flat - "Eroica"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.3 In E-Flat Major, Op.55 - "Eroica"

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 45:50

CD 44: Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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

Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125

Sviatoslav Richter, London Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Total Playing Time: 39:05

CD 45: Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In F, Op.5 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In G Minor, Op.5 No.2

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.3 In A, Op.69

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter

Total Playing Time: 1:16:21

CD 46: Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.4 In C, Op.102 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.5 In D, Op.102 No.2

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter

Total Playing Time: 32:24

CD 47: Songs by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Songs And Dances Of Death

1.
5:46

2.
4:52

3.
5:50

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Five Poems Of Anna Akhmatova

11.
1:47

Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time: 47:12

CD 48: World Of Flamenco

Traditional
1.
2:32

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero

2.
4:34

Pepe Romero, Maria Victoria

Pepe Romero, Celedonio Romero

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero

5.
5:00

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero, Maria Victoria

6.
4:59

Angel Romero

7.
3:40

8.
7:03

Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Maria Victoria

Pepe Romero, Celedonio Romero

Celedonio Romero (1917 - 1996)
11.
1:51

Celedonio Romero

Traditional
13.
3:41

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero, Maria Victoria

14.
5:25

Pepe Romero

15.
6:13

Pepe Romero, Celedonio Romero

Angel Romero

17.
2:30

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero

18.
2:42

Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero, Maria Victoria

Total Playing Time: 1:20:26

CD 49: Concertos For Recorders & Strings

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto in A Minor for Sopranino Recorder, RV 445

1.
5:13

Concerto in A Minor for Sopranino Recorder, RV 445

2.
2:52

Concerto in A Minor for Sopranino Recorder, RV 445

3.
3:49

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Recorder Concerto in F, Op.4, No.5 - HWV 293

4.
2:13

Recorder Concerto in F, Op.4, No.5 - HWV 293

5.
2:31

Recorder Concerto in F, Op.4, No.5 - HWV 293

Recorder Concerto in F, Op.4, No.5 - HWV 293

7.
2:20

Concerto in G for Soprano Recorder (after Op.3, No.3 - HWV 314)

8.
0:26

Concerto in G for Soprano Recorder (after Op.3, No.3 - HWV 314)

9.
2:51

Concerto in G for Soprano Recorder (after Op.3, No.3 - HWV 314)

10.
1:03

Concerto in G for Soprano Recorder (after Op.3, No.3 - HWV 314)

11.
2:10

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)
Concerto in C for Alto Recorder, TWV 51:C1

12.
4:18

Concerto in C for Alto Recorder, TWV 51:C1

13.
4:06

Concerto in C for Alto Recorder, TWV 51:C1

14.
4:35

Concerto in C for Alto Recorder, TWV 51:C1

Bernard Krainis, The London Strings, Neville Marriner

Total Playing Time: 43:37

CD 50: Hindemith: Symphony in B Flat; Schoenberg: Theme & Variations; Stravinsky: Symphonies for Wind

Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963)
Symphony In B Flat Major for Concert Band

3.
4:42

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

4.
0:59

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

5.
0:50

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

6.
1:15

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

7.
1:09

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

8.
0:54

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

9.
1:12

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

10.
0:35

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

11.
1:14

Theme and Variations for Wind Band, Op.43a

12.
2:37

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell

Total Playing Time: 35:58

CD 51: Soler: Works for Harpsichord

Antonio Francisco Javier Jose Soler Ramos (1729 - 1783)
Rafael Puyana

Concerto in G Major for 2 Harpsichords

8.
3:57

9.
4:43

Genoveva Gálvez, Rafael Puyana

Total Playing Time: 46:34

CD 52: Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812; Capriccio Italien

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, University Of Minnesota Brass Band, Antal Doráti

Deems Taylor

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

Total Playing Time: 39:48

CD 53: Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 8

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
String Quartet No.4 In D Major, Op.83

1.
4:09

2.
6:28

3.
3:57

4.
7:38

String Quartet No.8 In C Minor, Op.110

5.
4:08

7.
3:50

8.
5:09

9.
3:08

Borodin Quartet

Total Playing Time: 41:11

. . . [Frederick Fennell's] albums of band music, and light classics from Victor Herbert and Cole Porter, are a real selling point for this set. Dorati contributes some memorable Brahms and Wagner, as well as more colourful stuff by Tchaikovsky and others, that demonstrates his rhythmic élan . . . There are also hidden gems, like two of centenarian Sviatoslav Richter's greatest recordings; the complete Beethoven cello sonatas with Rostropovich, and arguably the best ever recording of the two Liszt concertos, with the LSO under Kiril Kondrashin.

Now we have the opportunity to hear the two-track recordings all in superb remasterings that make them sound better than ever before . . . Each disk is well-filled . . . Paray's Berlioz CD is stunning -- one of he finest recordings I've heard of "Symphonie fantastique" and a blazing account of "Roman Carnival Overture" that brings new life to this warhorse . . . This is a magnificent set for collectors, and the super-budget price makes it even more attractive. Don't miss it!!

Although it is in mono, the "1812 Overture," with original scoring, brass band, bronze cannon, and Yale University bells, will blow your socks off . . . if you want an incredible introduction for someone to classical music, it would be hard to beat this as a very generous gift.

That Mercury recordings make for dramatic listening is fact pure and simple . . . [this is a] handsome, sturdily produced 53-CD Collector's Edition . . . [Copland's Third Symphony under Antal Dorati is a] fabulous performance . . . especially the "Fanfare for the Common Man" finale, and so is the mono "1812" Overture . . . there are very good things included here . . . The four Schumann symphonies (plus the "Manfred" Overture) cut straight to the chase: seatbelts are mandatory for the (mono) Fourth Symphony . . . Dorati's Brahms symphonies are uncompromisingly direct, the first movements of Nos 1 and 3 (both with the LSO) especially impressive. Under Dorati's direction the first three Tchaikovsky symphonies have a decidedly balletic feel to them, whereas the Fifth is energetic and dignified. Wagner selections from both Dorati and Paray also have plenty of character and there are chipper Schubert symphonies (Nos 5, 6, 8 and 9) conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (No 6) . . . Anatole Fistoulari's complete LSO "Giselle" is a joy; there's some excellent Frederick Fennell material (both light and serious fare) . . . and, most unexpectedly, Shostakovich's Fourth and Eighth String Quartets played by the Borodin Quartet . . . superb performances, both of them. And if you want to sample flamenco at its most thrilling, try track 5 of the Los Romeros' CD . . . A fine collection . . .

. . . a landmark in recorded history of prime interest to all audiophiles and most collectors, as are the first two sets in the Mercury series.

. . . [Präzision, Leidenschaft und Temperament kulminierten bei Antal Doráti] zu musikalischen Ereignissen von enormer Sinnlichkeit und Aura . . . [davon künden jetzt vor allem der] Zyklus der Brahms-Sinfonien, der den deutschen Spätromantiker in ungewohnt jugendlicher Frische und rhythmischer Prägnanz erstrahlen läßt, sowie seine ähnlich scharf fokussierten, lebendig pulsierenden Referenzeinspielungen von Tschaikowsky-Sinfonien . . . eine frühe, knackige Version von Coplands 3. Sinfonie, eine leidenschaftlich-impulsive "Eroica" . . . [und die] modellhafte Interpretation der vier Orchestersuiten Tschaikowskys, mit der bezaubernd schönen "Mozartiana" . . . [man kann hier auch Paul Paray] als munter drängenden, klar artikulierenden und quicklebendigen "Aufklärer" in Sinfonien von Dvorák, Sibelius, Mendelssohn und Haydn erleben . . . [zu den] Kultaufnahmen zählen die beiden Liszt-Konzerte mit Svjatoslav Richter und Kirill Kondraschin und die Cello-Sonaten Beethovens mit Richter und Rostropowitsch . . . Eine wahre Schatztruhe unsterblicher HiFi-Legenden.

Antal Dorati se taille la part du lion avec des gravures célèbres et discutées (ses symphonies de Brahms, sa "Schéhérazade", son "Ecossaise" et ses "Hébrides" ont résisté au temps) . . . Les sessions de Paul Paray sont toujours aussi évidentes de tempos (vifs), d'accents, de ligne . . . la Symphonie de Chausson reste parfaite de style, comme saisie à l'orée du debussysme. Autres réussites, les Schubert (5e, 8e, 9e) alertes, carrés mais chantant de Skrowaczewski, à rebours du lyrisme de Schmidt-Isserstedt dans la "6e" avec le London Symphony . . . Des raretés: Puyana enflammant Soler, Los Romeros chez eux pour un disque de pur flamenco, Marriner accompagnant les diverses flûtes à bec de Bernard Krainis. Plus rien ne manque?

. . . cette réédition d'ensemble est unique dans l'histoire de la musique enregistrée . . . Nous retrouvons évidemment dans cette boîte les deux piliers qui ont fait la réputation et le prestige de la marque: Antal Doráti et Paul Paray . . . c'est une belle et agréable surprise qui nous attend, les deux chefs s'évertuant à clarifier les textures et le contrepoint, Doráti nous offrant notamment une merveilleuse Symphonie no. 3 de Brahms toute de frémissement et de netteté, et Paray nous proposant son cycle Schumann en revenant apparemment aux orchestrations originales, leur conférant une rare vitalité et les dépouillant par la même occasion de toute lourdeur . . . Et saluons enfin la parution en CD des pages du Padre Antonio Soler somptueusement révélées par le claveciniste Rafael Puyana . . .