Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Great Recordings | Deutsche Grammophon 4792231

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Great Recordings

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4792231

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 8

Release Date: 2nd June 2014

Contents

Artists

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Julia Varady
Jard van Nes
Keith Lewis
Simon Estes
Ernst Senff Choir
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Herbert von Karajan
Claudio Abbado
Simon Rattle
Karl Bohm
Carlo Maria Giulini
Rafael Kubelik
Wilhelm Furtwangler

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.9 in D major

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann, Robert

Symphony no.2 in C major, op.61
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120

Strauss, Richard

Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), op.64

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
Gotterdammerung
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
Parsifal
» Good Friday Spell (Karfreitagszauber)
Tannhauser
» Overture
Tristan und Isolde
» Isolde's Liebestod (Act 3)
» Prelude

Artists

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Julia Varady
Jard van Nes
Keith Lewis
Simon Estes
Ernst Senff Choir
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Herbert von Karajan
Claudio Abbado
Simon Rattle
Karl Bohm
Carlo Maria Giulini
Rafael Kubelik
Wilhelm Furtwangler

About

2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the recording partnership between the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon, two giants in music. DG celebrated by releasing a hugely successful limited edition 50 CD ’Centenary Edition’, with the content chosen by public vote.

New for 2014 is a more bite-size box – 8 CDs honouring the same iconic relationship between label and orchestra, at a fantastic price. The featured maestros at the helm of the orchestra include Karajan, Abbado, Rattle, Böhm, Giulini, Kubelik and Furtwängler.

Top of the best-seller list for units sold (and topical in Strauss Year), is Karajan’s 1981 interpretation of ‘An Alpine Symphony’.

A magnificent account of the Alpine Symphony, spacious and noble… this new and masterly account is arguably the finest to have appeared in recent years” - Gramophone on An Alpine Symphony (Karajan)

There’s sunlight – and a certain tenderness – in this account of the Ninth that you won’t find anywhere else, a fluency and ease that’s something to marvel at.” - Gramophone on Mahler 9 (Abbado)

An ideal pairing of artists for this rhapsodic, youthful yet formidable work . . . Here are musicians inspired by one another” - The New York Times on Brahms (Zimerman/Rattle)

Rafael Kubelik's Schumann Symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic from 1963 – 64 are lucid, unaffected and full of life” - International Record Review on Schumann 2 & 4 (Kubelik)

Contents:
CD 1

Richard Strauss
- An Alpine Symphony
Herbert von Karajan

CD 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Herbert von Karajan

CD 3
Gustav Mahler
- Symphony No.9
Claudio Abbado

CD 4
Johannes Brahms
- Piano Concerto No. 1
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Sir Simon Rattle

CD 5
Franz Schubert
- Symphonies No.8 (“Unfinished Symphony”) and No.9
Karl Böhm

CD 6
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Symphony No. 9
Julia Varady, Jard van Nes, Keith Lewis, Simon Estes
Ernst Senff Choir
Carlo Maria Giulini

CD 7
Robert Schumann
- Symphonies No.2 and No.4
Rafael Kubelik

CD 8
Richard Wagner
- Overtures & Preludes
Wilhelm Furtwängler

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