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Arturo Toscanini: The Essential Recordings

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88985376042

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 20

Release Date: 27th January 2017

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Romeo et Juliette, op.17
» Scherzo: Queen Mab, the Dream Fairy

Brahms, Johannes

Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

Images pour orchestre
» II Iberia
La Mer

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Act 2

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.98 in B flat major, Hob.I:98
Symphony no.101 in D major, Hob.I:101 'The Clock'

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite

Liadov, Anatol

Kikimora, op.63

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, op.61
» I Scherzo: Allegro vivace
» IX Hochzeitsmarsch: Allegro vivace
» VII Nocturne: Con moto tranquillo
» V Intermezzo: Allegro appassionato
» XIII Finale: Allegro di molto
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Symphony no.35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157

Rossini, Gioacchino

L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann, Robert

Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.97 'Rhenish'

Sibelius, Jean

Lemminkainen suite, op.22
» no.2 The Swan of Tuonela
Pohjola's Daughter, op.49

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Salome, op.54
» Dance of the Seven Veils
Tod und Verklarung, op.24

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Falstaff
Otello
Rigoletto
» Act 4

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Die Walkure
» Act 1 Scene 3
Gotterdammerung
» Brunnhilde's Immolation
» Brunnhilde, heilige Braut! (Siegfrieds Tod)
» Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
» Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Siegfried Idyll, op.103

Weber, Carl Maria von

Der Freischutz, J277
» Overture
Euryanthe, J291
» Overture
Oberon, J306
» Overture

Artists

NBC Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductor

Arturo Toscanini

Works

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Romeo et Juliette, op.17
» Scherzo: Queen Mab, the Dream Fairy

Brahms, Johannes

Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

Images pour orchestre
» II Iberia
La Mer

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Act 2

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.98 in B flat major, Hob.I:98
Symphony no.101 in D major, Hob.I:101 'The Clock'

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite

Liadov, Anatol

Kikimora, op.63

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, op.61
» I Scherzo: Allegro vivace
» IX Hochzeitsmarsch: Allegro vivace
» VII Nocturne: Con moto tranquillo
» V Intermezzo: Allegro appassionato
» XIII Finale: Allegro di molto
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Symphony no.35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157

Rossini, Gioacchino

L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann, Robert

Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.97 'Rhenish'

Sibelius, Jean

Lemminkainen suite, op.22
» no.2 The Swan of Tuonela
Pohjola's Daughter, op.49

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Salome, op.54
» Dance of the Seven Veils
Tod und Verklarung, op.24

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Falstaff
Otello
Rigoletto
» Act 4

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Die Walkure
» Act 1 Scene 3
Gotterdammerung
» Brunnhilde's Immolation
» Brunnhilde, heilige Braut! (Siegfrieds Tod)
» Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
» Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Siegfried Idyll, op.103

Weber, Carl Maria von

Der Freischutz, J277
» Overture
Euryanthe, J291
» Overture
Oberon, J306
» Overture

Artists

NBC Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductor

Arturo Toscanini

About

Digitally remastered for 2017.

This collection of Arturo Toscanini’s essential recordings marks the 150th anniversary of the conductor’s birth in 2017 as well as the 80th anniversary of the founding of the NBC Symphony Orchestra – the last organisation with which he had a long and fruitful relationship. It is also the 60th anniversary of Toscanini’s death. In most of his repertoire, Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony and there are some outstanding examples of his work with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. These earlier recordings are particularly significant because of the flexibility and detail of the interpretations.

The recordings heard in the present collection were all made for RCA Victor between 1929, when Toscanini was 62 years old, and 1952, when he was 85, and they provide a fair representation of his repertoire preferences. (Toscanini’s lifetime repertoire comprised 115 operas by 53 composers and over 600 concert pieces by 184 composers; all of this music was rehearsed and performed from memory.) Chronologically by work, this collection begins with a live concert performance of the second act of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, which had its première in 1762, and end with Samuel Barber’s ever-popular Adagio for Strings (an arrangement of the second movement of the String Quartet, op. 11), of which Toscanini himself conducted the world première in 1938. In between, there are Classical and Romantic orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Liadov; music by Toscanini’s contemporaries Debussy, Richard Strauss and Sibelius; and other pieces by composers younger than himself: Ravel, Respighi and Kodály. In addition, there are recordings of live concert performances of whole scenes (with vocal soloists) from Wagner’s Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung; two complete Verdi operas – Otello and Falstaff, plus the final act of Rigoletto; and Puccini’s La Bohème as performed and broadcast in 1946, on the fiftieth anniversary of the work’s première, which Toscanini had conducted.

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