Beethoven / Brahms - Complete Symphonies | Documents 600135

Beethoven / Brahms - Complete Symphonies

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600135

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 17th February 2014

Contents

Artists

Wilma Lipp (soprano)
Ursula Boese (alto)
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Franz Crass (bass)
Wiener Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musik Freunde
Philharmonia Orchestra
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Otto Klemperer
Rudolf Kempe

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Coriolan Overture, op.62
Egmont Overture, op.84
Symphonies 1-9 (complete)
The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43
» Overture

Brahms, Johannes

Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Artists

Wilma Lipp (soprano)
Ursula Boese (alto)
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Franz Crass (bass)
Wiener Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musik Freunde
Philharmonia Orchestra
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Otto Klemperer
Rudolf Kempe

About

This 10 CD set includes the nine symphonies of Beethoven and the four symphonies of Brahms in performances by two of the greatest German conductors of the 20th century, Otto Klemperer and Rudolf Kempe. The recordings feature Klemperer directing Beethoven with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1960, and Kempe conducting Brahms with the Munich Philharmonic in 1975 and 1976.

In 1945 the great German conductor Otto Klemperer began a close association with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. One of the high points of this collaboration is this series of live recordings from performances in Vienna in 1960 of all nine Beethoven symphonies.

Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) was regarded as an outstanding opera conductor, appearing regularly at the Bavarian State Opera, the Bayreuth festival and the opera houses of New York and London. He followed Sir Thomas Beecham as conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and from 1965 to 1972 he undertook the artistic directorship of the Tonhalle orchestra, Zurich. The Munich Philharmonic chose him in 1967 as their general music director, a position Kempe held until 1976.

Contents:
CD 1
BEETHOVEN

- Overture: Egmont, op.84
- Symphony No.1 in C Major, op.21
- Overture: Coriolan, op.62
- Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43

Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 2
BEETHOVEN

- Symphony No.3 in E Flat Major “Eroica”, op.55
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 3
BEETHOVEN

- Symphony No.2 in D Major, op.36
- Symphony No.7 in A Major, op.92

Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 4
BEETHOVEN

- Symphony No.4 in B Flat Major, op.60
- Symphony No.8 in F Major, op.93

Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 5
- Symphony No.5 in C Minor, op.67
- Symphony No.6 in F Major, op.68

Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 6
- Symphony No.9 in D Minor, op.125
Wilma Lipp (soprano), Ursula Boese (alto), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Franz Crass (bass)
Wiener Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musik Freunde
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (1960)

CD 7
BRAHMS

- Symphony No.1 in C Minor, op.68
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe (1975)

CD 8
BRAHMS

- Symphony No.2 in D Major, op.73
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe (1975)

CD 9
BRAHMS

- Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a
- Symphony No.3 in F Major, op.90

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/ Rudolf Kempe (1976)

CD 10
BRAHMS

- Symphony No.4 in E Minor, op.98
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe (1975)

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