Carl Schuricht: The Complete Decca Recordings | Decca 4831643

Carl Schuricht: The Complete Decca Recordings


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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4831643

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 31st March 2017



Carl Schuricht (1880-1967) subsumed his ego in favour of creating a coherent, clear-flowing narrative. The Decca Recordings affords us a fresh opportunity to rediscover this eloquent interpreter of the Austro-German greats in this 10-CD original jackets set featuring all his Decca recordings and the first international release on CD of his 6 albums from the 78rpm era.

Schuricht’s complete Decca recordings, all from the mono era; includes a 48-page booklet with an essay by Ivan March (former editor of The Penguin Guide).

“The piece cannot be performed better than that!” - Wilhelm Furtwängler on Schuricht’s achievement in Beethoven’s Fifth

“Schuricht was among that school where the musical essence was of the utmost importance … This German school tends towards strictness and thoroughness, despising superficiality, dedicating itself to just one thing: the selfless communication of the musical message … to make music as authoritatively, honestly and inconspicuously as possible.” - Harold Schonberg, New York critic

“He conducted the orchestra with his sharp eyes that can handle orchestra members as he wanted. To my surprise, his music did not let me feel his age, or rather it sounded more vividly than that by many younger conductors. I naturally took off my hat to such a musician” - Seiji Ozawa

“It has often been said of Schuricht that he was above all an honest musician, a virtue that remains paramount in any assessment of his art”
- Rob Cowan, Gramophone


CD 1: Beethoven
Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21
- Wiener Philharmoniker
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
- Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

CD 2: Beethoven
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
- Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Coriolan Overture, op.62
- London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 3:
Beethoven - Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
- Wiener Philharmoniker
Brahms - Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat major, op.83
- Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Wiener Philharmoniker

CD 4: Brahms
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
- Wiener Philharmoniker
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102
- Georg Kulenkampff (violin), Enrico Mainardi (cello), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

CD 5:
- Violin Concerto in D major, op.77
- Christian Ferras (violin), Wiener Philharmoniker
Bruch - Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26
- Georg Kulenkampff (violin), Tonhalle Orchester Zurich

CD 6: Mendelssohn
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), op.26
Overture The Fair Melusine, op.32
Ruy Blas, op.95 (Overture to Victor Hugo's play)
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, op.27
- Wiener Philharmoniker
Weber - Overture Abu Hassan, J106
- London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 7:
- Symphony no.35 in D major "Haffner", K385
Schubert - Symphony no.8 in B minor "Unfinished", D759
- Wiener Philharmoniker
Schumann - Overture Manfred, op.115
- London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 8: Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, op.52
Symphony no.2 in C major, op.61
Symphony no.3 in E flat major "Rhenish", op.97
- Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

CD 9: Tchaikovsky
Capriccio italien, op.45
Suite for Orchestra no.3 in G major, op.55: IV. Tema con variazioni
- Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

CD 10: Wagner
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music
- Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

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