Karajan: Orchestral Spectaculars from Handel to Bartok, 1949-1960 | Warner 2564633621

Karajan: Orchestral Spectaculars from Handel to Bartok, 1949-1960

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564633621

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 13

Release Date: 2nd June 2014

Contents

Works

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123
Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Les Troyens
» Royal Hunt and Storm
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suite
Carmen
» Prelude (Act 4)
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Britten, Benjamin

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op.10

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana
Joyeuse marche

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Dvorak, Antonin

Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'

Gounod, Charles

Faust
» Ballet music
» Vous qui faites l'endormie (Act 3)

Granados, Enrique

Goyescas
» Intermezzo

Handel, George Frideric

Water Music Suite (arr. H Harty)

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite
» Intermezzo

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero

I Pagliacci
» Intermezzo

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria Rusticana
» Intermezzo
L'Amico Fritz
» Intermezzo

Offenbach, Jacques

Gaite Parisienne (arr. M Rosenthal)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
» Barcarolle
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)
» Overture

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Dance of the Hours (Act 3)

Puccini, Giacomo

Manon Lescaut
» Intermezzo (Act 3)

Ravel, Maurice

Rapsodie espagnole

Respighi, Ottorino

Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
» Pas de trois et choeur tyrolien
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Roussel, Albert

Symphony no.4 in A major, op.53

Sibelius, Jean

Finlandia, op.26
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.43
Symphony no.4 in A minor, op.63
Symphony no.5 in E flat major, op.82
Symphony no.6 in D minor, op.104
Symphony no.7 in C major, op.105
Tapiola, op.112
Valse triste, op.44 no.1

Smetana, Bedrich

Ma vlast (My Country)
» II Vltava (Moldau)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Ballet Music (Act 2)
Don Carlo
» Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal
» Ella giammai m'amo (Act 4)
La Traviata
» Prelude (Act 3)

Waldteufel, Emile

Les Patineurs, op.183

Weinberger, Jaromir

Schwanda the Bagpiper
» Polka

Artists

Boris Christoff (bass)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Herbert von Karajan

Works

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123
Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Les Troyens
» Royal Hunt and Storm
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suite
Carmen
» Prelude (Act 4)
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Britten, Benjamin

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op.10

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana
Joyeuse marche

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Dvorak, Antonin

Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'

Gounod, Charles

Faust
» Ballet music
» Vous qui faites l'endormie (Act 3)

Granados, Enrique

Goyescas
» Intermezzo

Handel, George Frideric

Water Music Suite (arr. H Harty)

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite
» Intermezzo

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero

I Pagliacci
» Intermezzo

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria Rusticana
» Intermezzo
L'Amico Fritz
» Intermezzo

Offenbach, Jacques

Gaite Parisienne (arr. M Rosenthal)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
» Barcarolle
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)
» Overture

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Dance of the Hours (Act 3)

Puccini, Giacomo

Manon Lescaut
» Intermezzo (Act 3)

Ravel, Maurice

Rapsodie espagnole

Respighi, Ottorino

Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
» Pas de trois et choeur tyrolien
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Roussel, Albert

Symphony no.4 in A major, op.53

Sibelius, Jean

Finlandia, op.26
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.43
Symphony no.4 in A minor, op.63
Symphony no.5 in E flat major, op.82
Symphony no.6 in D minor, op.104
Symphony no.7 in C major, op.105
Tapiola, op.112
Valse triste, op.44 no.1

Smetana, Bedrich

Ma vlast (My Country)
» II Vltava (Moldau)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Ballet Music (Act 2)
Don Carlo
» Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal
» Ella giammai m'amo (Act 4)
La Traviata
» Prelude (Act 3)

Waldteufel, Emile

Les Patineurs, op.183

Weinberger, Jaromir

Schwanda the Bagpiper
» Polka

Artists

Boris Christoff (bass)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Herbert von Karajan

About

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.

For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.

Karajan was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition features primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.

These recordings were made between 1949 and 1960, primarily in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra, although a number of items feature the Berlin Philharmonic. They take a richly varied musical tour of Europe and feature music closely identified with Karajan – such as the symphonies and tone poems of Sibelius and Debussy’s La Mer, large-scale showpieces such as Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and a treasure trove of more unexpected repertoire, such as works by Handel, Chabrier, Granados, Roussel, Respighi, Kodály, Vaughan Williams and Britten.

A special bonus is the presence of the great Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff in arias by Verdi and Gounod.

Contents:
CD 1

Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

- Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 2  
Jean Sibelius 
- Finlandia, Op.26
Recorded: 1952, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Symphony No.4 in A minor, Op.63
Recorded: 1953, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82
Recorded: 1952, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 3  
Jean Sibelius
- Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104
Recorded: 1955, Kingsway Hall, London

- Symphony No.7 in C, Op.105
Recorded: 1955, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Tapiola, Op.112
Recorded: 1953, Kingsway Hall, London

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 4
Jean Sibelius
- Finlandia, Op.26
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

– Valse triste, Op.44 No.1
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Benjamin Britten
- Variations on theme by Frank Bridge, Op.10
Recorded: 1953, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London
MONO/ADD

Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Recorded: 1953, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London
MONO/ADD

George Frideric Handel
- Water Music Suite arr Harty
Recorded: 1952, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 5  
Zoltán Kodály
- Háry János Suite: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Béla Bartók
- Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Recorded: 1949, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Concerto for Orchestra
Recorded: 1952/1953, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 6  
Gioachino Rossini
Overtures
- La scala di seta
- L’italiana in Algeri
- Il barbiere di Siviglia
- La gazza ladra
- Semiramide  
- Guillaume Tell
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

- Guillaume Tell: Pas de trois et chœur tyrolien
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 7
Pietro Mascagni
- Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Pietro Mascagni
- L’Amico Fritz: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Giacomo Puccini
- Manon Lescaut: Act III Intermezzo
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Ruggero Leoncavallo
- I Pagliacci: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Amilcare Ponchielli
- La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Giuseppe Verdi
- La traviata: Prelude to Act III
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Giuseppe Verdi
- Aida: Act II Ballet Music 
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London

Giuseppe Verdi
- Don Carlos: Ella giammai m’amo
- Don Carlos: Dormirò sol

Charles Gounod
- Faust: Vous qui faites l’endormie

Boris Christoff (bass) 
Recorded: 1949, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Albert Roussel
- Symphony No.4
Recorded: 1949, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

CD 8
Giuseppe Verdi
- La traviata: Prelude to Act III
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Giuseppe Verdi
- Aida: Act II Ballet Music
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London

Amilcare Ponchielli
- La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD
 
Ruggero Leoncavallo
- I Pagliacci: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London

Giacomo Puccini
- Manon Lescaut: Act III Intermezzo
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD
 
Pietro Mascagni
- Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London

- L’Amico Fritz: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Ottorino Respighi
- Pini di Roma
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Jacques Offenbach
- Orphée aux enfers: Overture
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 9  
Hector Berlioz
- Le Carnaval romain: Overture 
- La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

- Les Troyens: Royal Hunt & Storm (Act 1)
Philharmonia Chorus
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London

- Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 10  
Georges Bizet
- Carmen Suite
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London

- L’Arlésienne: Suite No.1
- L’Arlésienne: Suite No.2
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Emmanuel Chabrier
- España
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
- Marche joyeuse
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Charles Gounod
- Faust: Ballet Music
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 11  
Claude Debussy
- La Mer
Maurice Ravel
- Rapsodie espagnole
Recorded: 1953, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Georges Bizet
- Carmen – Act IV: Prelude
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Emmanuel Chabrier
- España
Recorded: 1953, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Marche joyeuse
Recorded: 1955, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Émile Waldteufel
- Les Patineurs: Valse 
Recorded: 1953, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Jacques Offenbach
- Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

- Orphée aux enfers: Overture
Recorded: 1955, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Enrique Granados
- Goyescas: Intermezzo 
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Jaromir Weinberger
- Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka 
Recorded: 1954, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 12  
Jacques Offenbach
- Gaité Parisienne (orch. Rosenthal): Ballet Music
Overture (La Vie Parisienne)
No.1 Allegro moderato (Mesdames de la Halle)
No.2 Polka (Voyage dans la Lune)
No.6 Éntrée du Brésilien (La Vie Parisienne) 
No.8 Valse (Orphée aux enfers
No.9 Marche (Tromb-al-Cazar) 
No.10 Valse (La Vie Parisienne) 
No.11 Éntrée du Brésilien 
No.12 Valse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) 
No.13 Duel (composed by Rosenthal)
No.14 Valse (La Périchole) 
No.15 Prélude an Can-Can (composed by Rosenthal)
No.16 Can-Can Scène 1 (Orphée aux enfers, Robinson Crusoe) 
No.17 Can-Can Scène 2 (Orphée aux enfers)
No.18 Can-Can Scène 3
No.22 Can-Can (La Vie Parisienne)
No.23 Barcarolle (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Recorded: 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
MONO/ADD

Jacques Offenbach
- Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle 
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Émile Waldteufel
- Les Patineurs: Valse 
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Enrique Granados
- Goyescas: Intermezzo
Recorded: 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Jaromir Weinberger
- Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka
Recorded: 1960, Kingsway Hall, London
STEREO/ADD

Philharmonia Orchestra

Béla Bartók
- Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz106
Berliner Philharmoniker
Recorded: 1960, Grünewaldkirche, Berlin
STEREO/ADD

CD 13
Antonín Dvořák
- Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World”
Recorded: 1957, Grünewaldkirche, Berlin
STEREO/ADD

Bedrich Smetana
- Má vlast: Vltava
Recorded: 1958, Grünewaldkirche, Berlin
STEREO/ADD
 
George Frideric Handel
- Water Music Suite arr Harty
Recorded: 1959, Grünewaldkirche, Berlin
STEREO/ADD
 
Berliner Philharmoniker

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