Lorin Maazel: The Cleveland Years (Complete Recordings) | Decca 4787779

Lorin Maazel: The Cleveland Years (Complete Recordings)

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4787779

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 19

Release Date: 6th October 2014

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43
» Overture

Berlioz, Hector

Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), op.5
Harold in Italy, op.16
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture, op.80
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

Images pour orchestre
» II Iberia
Jeux
La Mer
Nocturnes (3)

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Gershwin, George

An American in Paris
Cuban Overture
Porgy and Bess
Rhapsody in Blue

Glinka, Mikhail

Ruslan and Lyudmila, op.5
» Overture

Prokofiev, Sergei

Romeo and Juliet, op.64
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio Espagnol, op.34
Le Coq d'Or Suite
Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36
Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioacchino

La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Scriabin, Alexander

Le Poeme de l'Extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), op.54

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, op.62
Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» Ballet Music (Act 3)
I vespri siciliani
» Ballet Music
La forza del destino
» Overture
Otello
» Ballet Music

Artists

Cleveland Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43
» Overture

Berlioz, Hector

Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), op.5
Harold in Italy, op.16
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture, op.80
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

Images pour orchestre
» II Iberia
Jeux
La Mer
Nocturnes (3)

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Gershwin, George

An American in Paris
Cuban Overture
Porgy and Bess
Rhapsody in Blue

Glinka, Mikhail

Ruslan and Lyudmila, op.5
» Overture

Prokofiev, Sergei

Romeo and Juliet, op.64
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio Espagnol, op.34
Le Coq d'Or Suite
Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36
Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioacchino

La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Scriabin, Alexander

Le Poeme de l'Extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), op.54

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, op.62
Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» Ballet Music (Act 3)
I vespri siciliani
» Ballet Music
La forza del destino
» Overture
Otello
» Ballet Music

Artists

Cleveland Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

About

Lorin Maazel, who led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5000 opera and concert performances, died on 13th July 2014. A child prodigy, Lorin Maazel conducted most of the major American orchestras. Toscanini nurtured his talent, inviting him to conduct his NBC orchestra at the age of 12.

Lorin Maazel’s first recordings for Decca were made in 1962 with the Israel Philharmonic when he recorded Overtures by Beethoven and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. During the 1960s, Maazel recorded cycles of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – recordings which have been staples of the Decca catalogue ever since - and with the same orchestra recorded several works by Richard Strauss. A musician of broad musical sympathies, Maazel was equally at home in opera as in symphonic repertory. His last recording for Decca was Verdi’s Aida made at La Scala in 1986 and with a star-studded cast including Pavarotti.

Between 1972 and 1982 Maazel was Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra and between 1973-79 made a series of recordings for Decca – all of which are collected here.

The repertory includes many orchestral spectaculars and Decca’s first recording in Cleveland, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet,  is one of the very best and a recording which has achieved reference status. “…The precision of The Cleveland Orchestra is little short of miraculous… the recording is one of Decca’s most spectacular, searingly detailed but atmospheric too” (The Penguin Guide).

Another highlight of Maazel’s Decca/Cleveland discography is the 1975 recording of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. This was the first complete stereo recording of the work and Gramophone was lavish in its praise: “The actual sound quality is amazingly vivid… the sound remains electrically brilliant with the brass and percussion superbly caught… his masterpiece has at last been so triumphantly presented on record. It is above all a triumph for Lorin Maazel, arguably his richest recorded performance to date”.

In 1982, Time Magazine famously lauded Maazel, observing that under his watch, the Cleveland Orchestra became "the most beautifully balanced American ensemble".

Includes a 100-page booklet featuring an essay by Andrew Stewart in English, French and German.

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