Istvan Kertesz: The London Years | Decca 4786420

Istvan Kertesz: The London Years

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4786420

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Release Date: 3rd March 2014

Contents

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Julius Katchen (piano)
Christa Ludwig
Walter Berry
Pilar Lorengar
Erszebet Komlossy
Robert Ilosfalvy
Tom Krause
Peter Ustinov
John Leach
Erszebet Komlossy
Gyorgy Melis
Laszlo Palocz
Olga Szonyi
Margit Laszlo
Lajos Kozma
William Bennett
Ambrosian Singers
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Wandsworth School Boys Choir
London Symphony Chorus
Brighton Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Istvan Kertesz

Works

Bartok, Bela

Bluebeard's Castle, op.11 Sz48
Piano Concerto no.3, BB127, Sz119

Brahms, Johannes

Serenade no.1 in D major, op.11
Serenade no.2 in A major, op.16

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic'

Dvorak, Antonin

Othello Overture, op.93 B174
Requiem, op.89
Serenade for Winds in D minor, op.44
The Noon Witch, op.108

Gershwin, George

Rhapsody in Blue

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos, op.15
Psalmus Hungaricus, op.13
The Peacock
Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, 'The Peacock'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477
Piano Concerto no.9 in E flat major, K271 'Jeunehomme'
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Piano Concerto in G major

Respighi, Ottorino

Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P106
Gli Uccelli (The Birds), P154
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Strauss, Franz

Horn Concerto, op.8

Strauss, Richard

Horn Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.11
Horn Concerto no.2 in E flat major, TRV283

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Julius Katchen (piano)
Christa Ludwig
Walter Berry
Pilar Lorengar
Erszebet Komlossy
Robert Ilosfalvy
Tom Krause
Peter Ustinov
John Leach
Erszebet Komlossy
Gyorgy Melis
Laszlo Palocz
Olga Szonyi
Margit Laszlo
Lajos Kozma
William Bennett
Ambrosian Singers
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Wandsworth School Boys Choir
London Symphony Chorus
Brighton Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Istvan Kertesz

About

During the ten years that Hungarian conductor István Kertész made recordings for Decca, he produced a body of recordings which quickly established themselves as top choices for the record buying public. His recordings for Decca mainly took place in London and Vienna. The wide variety of recordings he made in London is demonstrated in the present collection.

The death of Hungarian born conductor István Kertész in a drowning accident off the coast of Israel in April 1973 was a colossal tragedy, and a huge loss to the musical world. Fortunately for future generations, he left a legacy of choice recordings covering a wide range of core classical repertoire.

The present collection also features examples of the conductor’s collaborations with three major pianists spanning several generations: Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

A further benchmark disc includes Barry  Tuckwell’s performances of horn concertos by Richard Strauss and his father. It became a reference point for brass layers worldwide.

Contents:
CD 1

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, London Symphony Orchestra

CD 2
Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2
London Symphony Orchestra

CD 3
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 "Romantic"
London Symphony Orchestra

CD 4
Dvorák: Symphonies 7 & 8
Dvorák: Carnival Overture
London Symphony Orchestra

CD 5/6
Dvorák: Requiem
Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra

Dvorák:
- Serenade in D minor, op.44
- Othello Overture, op.93
- The Noon Witch, op.108

London Symphony Orchestra

CD 7/8
Kodály: Háry János
Peter Ustinov, John Leach, Erszebet Komlossy, Gyorgy Melis, Laszlo Palocz, Olga Szönyi, Margit Laszlo
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra

CD 8
Kodály: The Peacock (Fölszállot a páva), for unaccompanied chorus
London Symphony Chorus

Kodály: Peacock Variations
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra

Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus
Lajos Kozma, Brighton Festival Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra

CD 9
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K271
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Mauerische Trauermusik, K477
London Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K491
Clifford Curzon (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

CD 10
Respighi: Pines of Rome
London Symphony Orchestra

Respighi: The Birds (Gli uccelli)
William Bennett, London Symphony Orchestra

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
London Symphony Orchestra

CD 11
Richard Strauss: Horn Concertos 1 & 2
Franz Strauss: Horn Concerto
Barry Tuckwell (horn), London Symphony Orchestra

Ravel: Concerto for the Left hand
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Julius Katchen (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

CD 12
Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3
Julius Katchen (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

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