The Decca Sound 5 CD Set

The Decca Sound

Selections from the 50-CD set
Int. Release 03 Oct. 2011
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Track List

CD 1: The Decca Sound - Highlights

Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 - 1894)
London Symphony Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Fanciulla del West

Act 3

Renata Tebaldi, Giorgio Giorgetti, Michele Cazzato, Enzo Guagni, Mario Carlin, Franco Capuana, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Giorgio Giorgetti, Mario del Monaco, Enzo Guagni, Mario Carlin, Angelo Mercuriali, Franco Capuana, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag

Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962)
Divertissement

5.
4:50

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Jean Martinon

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World"

Wiener Philharmoniker, István Kertész

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11

Ed. H. C. Robbins Landon

Sylvia Stahlman, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Manuel de Falla Matheu (1876 - 1946)
La vida breve

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

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

9.
7:09

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op. 32

Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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

Ballet en 3 parties (complete)

Premičre partie

London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

Libera me

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Highgate School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:11:36

CD 2: The Decca Sound - Highlights

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

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major, Op. 48, TH.48

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

Wiener Akademie-Chor, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
Ruslan And Lyudmila

Act 1

4.
4:55

London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

5.
8:41

Kyung Wha Chung, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, MWV R20

6.
6:31

Wiener Oktett

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"

Radu Lupu

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

Version 1878/1880

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Edgar Varčse (1885 - 1965)
9.
5:01

Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D

Act 3

Birgit Nilsson, Gottlob Frick, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:12:58

CD 3: The Decca Sound - Highlights

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Flat Major, K. 595

1.
8:44

Clifford Curzon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op.64, TrV 233

2.
6:42

3.
2:24

San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No.1 In E Minor, Op.39

Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Erwartung, Op.17

Anja Silja, Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Willi Boskovsky

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

The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas - Suite

Alicia de Larrocha

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

9.
5:23

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, R. 190

Pascal Rogé, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand"

Pt. 1

Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Helen Watts, Yvonne Minton, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:03:14

CD 4: The Decca Sound - Highlights

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Ma mčre l'Oye, M. 60

Orchestral version

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Montserrat Caballé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Luciano Pavarotti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Act 3

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

6.
2:12

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Joan Sutherland, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
Sinfonietta, JW 6/18

Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Willkommen und Abschied D 767

Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff

Tilman Susato (1510 - 1570)
Dansereye (1551)

New London Consort, Philip Pickett

Friedrich Hollaender (1896 - 1976)
Ute Lemper, Matrix Ensemble, Jeff Cohen, Robert Ziegler

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Nelson Freire, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Ernani

Part 4

Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, New York City Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Le Sacre du Printemps

Pt 2: Le Sacrifice

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:08:54

CD 5: The Decca Sound - Highlights

Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)
I Was Glad - Anthem for the Coronation of King Edward VII

Waynflete Singers, Choir Of Winchester Cathedral, Timothy Byram-Wigfield, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op.14

2.
8:47

Joshua Bell, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Eduardo di Capua (1865 - 1917), Alfredo Mazzucchi (1879 - 1972)
3.
2:55

José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

9.
3:52

András Schiff

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Daphne, Op.82, TrV 272

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736)
Stabat Mater

11.
5:06

Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl, Les Talens Lyriques

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Quartet No.11 In F Minor, Op.95 - "Serioso"

Takács Quartet

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626

Ed. Professor Ellen Harris

Act 3

Catherine Bott, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

The Academy Of Ancient Music Chorus, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Violin Concerto, Op.15

Janine Jansen, London Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Turangalîla Symphonie

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

Total Playing Time: 1:18:44



About Decca Sound

The Decca Sound - a unique celebration of artistic achievement and technical excellence

Throughout its 80 year history Decca has always remained focused on a single aim -- to capture great performances by legendary artists in the highest possible fidelity.

"The Decca Sound" is a deluxe limited edition of 50 CDs of legendary classical recordings in some of the best sound quality every committed to disc. The inspired collaborations of great artists, gifted producers and dedicated engineers have resulted in a treasure trove of award-winning and critically acclaimed recordings. This special edition brings together a truly representative selection of these legendary performances for the first time.