PHILPS CLASSICS The Stereo Years

PHILPS CLASSICS
The Stereo Years

Int. Release 05 Feb. 2016
50 CDs
0289 478 8977 9


Track List

CD 1: Sibelius: Violin Concerto; 4 Humoresques; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.47

6 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra

Salvatore Accardo, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35, TH. 59

Salvatore Accardo, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:24:45

CD 2: Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben; Liederkreis; Schubert: Lieder

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Frauenliebe und -leben Op.42

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Liederkreis, Op.39

19.
2:31

20.
1:43

22.
1:37

23.
4:32

27.
2:46

28.
3:24

29.
1:31

Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus

Total Playing Time: 1:16:09

CD 3: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37

2.
11:15

Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58

Claudio Arrau, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Total Playing Time: 1:13:12

CD 4: Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886), Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Claudio Arrau

Total Playing Time: 1:18:11

CD 5: Handel: Lucrezia; Gluck: Arias

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
La Lucrezia, Cantata HWV 145

Rodelinda, HWV 34

Act 1

Ariodante, HWV 33

Act 3

Serse, HWV 40

original

Act 1

Hercules, HWV 60

Act 3

Atalanta, HWV 35

Act 1

Joshua, HWV 64

Part 3

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Alceste, Wq. 37

Act 1

La Rencontre imprévue, Wq 32

Paride ed Elena, Wq 39

Act 1

Scene 1

Act 2

Scene 3

Act 4

Scene 3

Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 2

Act 3

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Total Playing Time: 1:24:03

CD 6: Schubert: Piano Trios Nos.1 & 2

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Trio No.1 In B Flat, Op.99 D.898

Piano Trio No.2 In E Flat, Op.100 D.929

Beaux Arts Trio

Total Playing Time: 1:17:00

CD 7: Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 9

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.4 in B Flat for Clarinet (Or Violin), Piano & Cello, Op. 11 - "Gassenhauer-Trio"

Piano Trio No.5 In D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio"

Piano Trio No.6 in E Flat, Op.70, No.2

Piano Trio No.9 in E Flat, WoO 38

Beaux Arts Trio

Total Playing Time: 1:17:37

CD 8: Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

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

Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum

Total Playing Time: 1:21:02

CD 9: Beethoven: Septet, Op.20; Sextet, Op.81b

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Septet in E Flat Major, Op.20

Berlin Philharmonic Octet

Sextet for 2 Horns and String Quartet in E flat, Op.81b

Berlin Philharmonic Octet, Othmar Berger, Manfred Klier

Othmar Berger, Manfred Klier, Berlin Philharmonic Octet

Total Playing Time: 57:43

CD 10: Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21; Wanderer Fantasy

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat Major, D.960

Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer", Op.15, D. 760

Solo piano

6.
6:44

7.
4:50

8.
3:32

3 Klavierstücke, D.946

Alfred Brendel

Total Playing Time: 1:20:55

CD 11: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.21, 15 & 23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467

Piano Concerto No.15 in B Flat Major, K.450

Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K.488

Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Total Playing Time: 1:17:29

CD 12: Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Totentanz

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

Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125

Alfred Brendel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Alfred Brendel

Total Playing Time: 1:19:05

CD 13: José Carreras: Italian Arias

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I Lombardi alla prima crociata

Act 2

La forza del destino

Act 3

Luisa Miller

Act 2

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Jérusalem

original version (libr. from 1843 "I lombardi")

Act 3

Saverio Mercadante (1795 - 1870)
Il giuramento

Act 1

Act 2

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Il Duca d'Alba

Act 4

Maria di Rohan

Act 2

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Adelson e Salvini

Act 3

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
Il figliuol prodigo

José Carreras, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Roberto Benzi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I vespri siciliani

Act 4

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'elisir d'amore

Act 2

José Carreras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Roberto Devereux

Act 3

José Carreras, The Ambrosian Singers, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Stabat Mater

William Tell

Italian version

Act 4

José Carreras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Total Playing Time: 1:22:41

CD 14: Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony; Liszt: Organ Works

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Symphony No.3 in C Minor, Op.78, R.176 - "Organ Symphony"

Daniel Chorzempa, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Daniel Chorzempa

Total Playing Time: 1:26:44

CD 15: Dvorák: Symphony No.7 in D Minor; Cello Concerto in B Minor

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

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis

Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104, B.191

5.
14:42

Heinrich Schiff, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:14:44

CD 16: Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Trista; 2 Overtures

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Harold en Italie, Op.16, H.68

Nobuko Imai, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Tristia, Op.18, H.119

The John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:25:16

CD 17: Italian Opera Arias; Johann Strauss

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 5

Ernani

Part 1

Il Trovatore

Act 4

Don Carlo

Act 5

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 2

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Linda di Chamounix

Linda da Chamounix

Act 1

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
La Sonnambula

Act 2

I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Act 1

Cristina Deutekom, Orchestra of the RAI di Roma, Carlo Franci

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Pester Csardas, Op.23

Wo die Zitronen blüh'n, Op.364

Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)
Sphärenklänge, Op.235

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Wiener Waldlerchen

Liebeswalzer

13.
6:08

Cristina Deutekom, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Franz Allers

Total Playing Time: 1:19:13

CD 18: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

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

Act 1

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Boys Choir Of St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Act 2

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:24:06

CD 19: Berg & Stravinsky Violin Concertos; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"

Arthur Grumiaux, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Igor Markevitch

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Violin Concerto in D

3.
5:45

4.
4:07

5.
4:32

6.
5:50

Arthur Grumiaux, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Sinfonia Concertante For Violin, Viola And Orchestra In E Flat, K.364

Arthur Grumiaux, Arrigo Pelliccia, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:15:46

CD 20: Mozart: Sonatas For Piano & Violin K.301, 304, 376 & 378

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Sonata For Piano And Violin In G Major, K.301

Sonata For Piano And Violin In E Minor, K.304

Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major, K.376

Sonata For Piano And Violin In B Flat Major, K.378

Clara Haskil, Arthur Grumiaux

Total Playing Time: 51:58

CD 21: Schubert: Impromptus, D.899 & D.935

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899

4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935

Ingrid Haebler

2 Marches caractéristiques in C, D.886, Op.121

Ingrid Haebler, Ludwig Hoffmann

Total Playing Time: 1:19:08

CD 22: Haydn: Symphony No.96 - "Miracle"; Schubert: Symphony No.9 - "Great";

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

2.
6:34

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

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Total Playing Time: 1:11:59

CD 23: Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben; Death & Transfiguration

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Ein Heldenleben, Op.40, TrV 190

1.
4:20

Herman Krebbers, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Total Playing Time: 1:14:10

CD 24: Bruckner: Symphony No.9

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, WAB 109

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Total Playing Time: 59:22

CD 25: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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

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

4.
14:05

5.
9:38

Adam Harasiewicz, Wiener Symphoniker, Heinrich Hollreiser

Total Playing Time: 1:11:45

CD 26: Mozart & Strauss Oboe Concertos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Oboe Concerto In D Major, TrV 292

5.
9:51

Heinz Holliger, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo de Waart

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Concerto in E flat for Oboe and Orchestra

Heinz Holliger, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 - 1837)
Heinz Holliger, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Total Playing Time: 1:10:14

CD 27: Bruckner: Symphony No.5

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major, WAB 105

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum

Total Playing Time: 1:15:57

CD 28: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Piano Sonata No.17, Op.31, No.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
33 Piano Variations In C Major, Op.120 On A Waltz By Anton Diabelli

17.
1:03

26.
1:14

Piano Sonata No. 17 In D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 -"The Tempest"

35.
8:46

Stephen Kovacevich

Total Playing Time: 1:18:26

CD 29: Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61; Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major, K.218

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Violin Concerto In D, Op.61

Herman Krebbers, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Violin Concerto No.4 In D Major, K.218

4.
9:39

Herman Krebbers, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman

Total Playing Time: 1:09:06

CD 30: Bach, J.S.: Three Partitas for Solo Violin

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002

Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004

8.
0:00
3:49

Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E Major, BWV 1006

10.
3:17

11.
3:32

13.
3:51

14.
1:15

15.
1:47

Gidon Kremer

Total Playing Time: 1:08:49

CD 31: Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No.39 in E Flat Major, K.543

Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385 "Haffner"

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips

Total Playing Time: 1:13:06

CD 32: Chopin: Etudes, Op.10 & Op.25

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
12 Etudes, Op.10

12 Etudes, Op.25

Nikita Magaloff

Total Playing Time: 1:01:55

CD 33: Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Manfred Symphony, Op.58, TH.28

London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Prince Igor

Act 2

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Igor Markevitch

Total Playing Time: 1:19:02

CD 34: Bizet: Carmen Suite; L'Arlesienne Suites

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen Suite No.1

London Symphony Orchestra, Neville Marriner

Carmen Suite No.2

London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

London Symphony Orchestra, Neville Marriner

London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

L'Arlésienne Suite No.1, WD 40

12.
0:00
6:42

13.
0:00
3:16

14.
0:00
3:11

15.
0:00
4:37

London Symphony Orchestra, Neville Marriner

L'Arlésienne Suite No.2, WD 28

Arranged by E. Guiraud (1837-1892)

18.
0:00
4:14

London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Total Playing Time: 1:04:54

CD 35: 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.
8:53

8.
9:00

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

Total Playing Time: 1:16:11

CD 36: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto For Violin And Strings In E Major, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera"

Rev. by Vittorio Negri (1923-)

Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, RV 315 "L'estate"

Rev. by Vittorio Negri (1923-)

Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Major, Op.8, No.3, RV 293 "L'autunno"

Rev. by Vittorio Negri (1923-)

Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, RV 297 "L'inverno"

Rev. by Vittorio Negri (1923-)

11.
0:00
2:39

Violin Concerto In E Major, RV 271 "L'amoroso"

15.
4:09

Felix Ayo, I Musici

Total Playing Time: 56:41

CD 37: Cimarosa: Requiem

Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801)
Requiem

Rev. Vittorio Negri

2.
2:37

4.
0:58

Montreux Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

5.
1:11

Elly Ameling, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

6.
1:10

Montreux Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

7.
1:50

Birgit Finnilä, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

8.
1:10

Montreux Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

Elly Ameling, Birgit Finnilä, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

Elly Ameling, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Montreux Festival Chorus, Vittorio Negri

Richard van Vrooman, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

Elly Ameling, Birgit Finnilä, Kurt Widmer, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

13.
0:00
6:03

Elly Ameling, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Montreux Festival Chorus, Vittorio Negri

15.
0:00
2:10

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Montreux Festival Chorus, Vittorio Negri

17.
0:00
1:50

Elly Ameling, Birgit Finnilä, Richard van Vrooman, Montreux Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Montreux Festival Chorus, Vittorio Negri

Concertante for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra in G

Arr. Heinz Holliger

20.
0:00
3:48

Aurèle Nicolet, Heinz Holliger, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito

Total Playing Time: 1:17:01

CD 38: Mozart: Don Giovanni & Die Entführung for Wind Ensemble

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Don Giovanni, K.527

Arr. for 8 wind instruments by Johann G. Triebensee

Act 1

Act 2

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384

Arr. for Wind

14.
0:00
1:34

Arr. for 8 wind instruments, attr. to Johann Wendt (1745-1801)

Act 2

Arr. for Wind

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Arr. for wind ensemble by Wenzel Sedlak

22.
7:05

L'italiana In Algeri

Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Total Playing Time: 1:14:19

CD 39: Berlioz: Nuits d'été; Ravel: Schéhérazade

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Les nuits d'été, Op.7, H. 81

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Shéhérazade, M.41

7.
0:00
10:29

Jessye Norman, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 50:55

CD 40: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6; Nutcracker Suite

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH.30 "Pathétique"

Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35

6.
2:36

Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time: 1:08:33

CD 41: Debussy & Ravel String Quartets

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
String Quartet In G Minor, Op.10, L. 85

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
String Quartet In F Major, M.35

Quartetto Italiano

Total Playing Time: 56:33

CD 42: Richter - The Sofia Recital

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures At An Exhibition

for Piano

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
6 Moments musicaux, Op.94, D.780

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
12 Etudes, Op.10

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Sviatoslav Richter

Total Playing Time: 1:16:26

CD 43: Giuliani: Guitar Concerto; Rodrigo: 3 Concertos

Mauro Giuliani (1781 - 1829)
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30

Pepe Romero, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto Madrigal for 2 Guitars and Orchestra

Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

10.
0:00
2:00

Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra

Los Romeros, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

15.
0:00
9:56

Los Romeros, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Los Romeros, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Total Playing Time: 1:15:54

CD 44: Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No.6 In D Major, Op.60, B.112

2.
9:30

Symphony No.5 In F Major, Op.76, B.54

8.
10:48

London Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Total Playing Time: 1:21:14

CD 45: Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem; Alto Rhapsody

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45

Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Franz Crass

Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Wilma Lipp, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Franz Crass, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Aafje Heynis, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Total Playing Time: 1:21:22

CD 46: Baroque Opera Arias; Ravel Songs

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rodelinda, HWV 34

Act 2

Tolomeo, HWV 25

Act 3

Radamisto, HWV 12

Act 1

Il Floridante, HWV 14

Act 1

4.
4:27

Berenice, HWV 38

Act 2

5.
5:02

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Hippolyte et Aricie

Act 2

Castor et Pollux, RCT 32

Dardanus, RCT 35

Act 4

Gérard Souzay, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687)
Alceste, LWV 50

Act 4

Cadmus et Hermione

Act 5

Gérard Souzay, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra

Persée

Gérard Souzay, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Histoires naturelles, M. 50

12.
4:41

13.
3:04

14.
2:57

16.
3:06

Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, M. 84

2 Epigrammes de Clément Marot

Gérard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin

Total Playing Time: 1:22:46

CD 47: Sibelius: Symphony No.2; Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

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

6.
4:22

7.
5:40

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell

Total Playing Time: 1:08:05

CD 48: Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.2; Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.2

Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880)
Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22

2.
4:51

Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)
Violin Concerto No.2, Op.61

Henryk Szeryng, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jan Krenz

Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840)
Violin Concerto No.1 In D Major, Op.6, MS.21

8.
5:16

Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gibson

Total Playing Time: 1:16:19

CD 49: Weill: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Gershwin: Piano Concerto

Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
Symphony No.2

3.
12:05

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Edo de Waart

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Concerto in F

5.
12:44

6.
0:00
11:36

Werner Haas, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Edo de Waart

Total Playing Time: 1:24:44

CD 50: Prokofiev & Khachaturian Cello Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.58

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5:24

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (1903 - 1978)
Concerto for Cello & Orchestra

Christine Walevska, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Eliahu Inbal

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Maurice Gendron, Wiener Symphoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi

Total Playing Time: 1:21:02

. . . outstanding . . . magnificent recordings that wear their years lightly . . . [Colin's Davis's "Harold in Italy" and "Nuits d'Eté"] are part of his multiple-award winning Berlioz cycle and unmissable . . . There's a fine selection of Beethoven from pianists Claudio Arrau and Stephen Kovacevich, and the finest-ever piano trio, the Beaux Arts . . . on and on it goes. Not forgetting arguably the most stunning of all live recordings, Sviatoslav Richter in Sofia in 1958 with a coruscating, never matched account of Mussorgsky's "Pictures".

Most music lovers of a certain age -- make that of any age -- will be thrilled to the teeth to hear the musicians whose artistry lives on in these recordings . . . In this collection there is not a single recording or performance of less than exemplary quality . . .

. . . [on Philips label]: [une] marque mythique . . . les ingénieurs de la firme ont étroitement travaillé avec les artistes, choisissant de concert, les meilleures acoustiques, afin d'offrir et de développer, d'enrichir et de ciseler ce son à nul autre pareil, à la fois naturel et mordant, grâce auquel l'auditeur a l'impression tangible d'être immerger DANS l'orchestre, parmi les voix. Ce coffret inestimable a sélectionné quelques unes des meilleures prises de son à cet égard, couvrant un répertoire très large . . .