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Philharmonia Orchestra: Birth of a Legend

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029534951

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 24

Release Date: 24th January 2020

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Souvenirs, op.28 (orchestra)

Bartok, Bela

Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114
Violin Concerto no.2, Sz112 BB117

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Egmont Overture, op.84
Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 'Emperor'
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22

Brahms, Johannes

Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

La Mer
Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien: Symphonic Fragments
Nocturnes (3)
» no.1 Nuages
» no.2 Fetes
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dohnanyi, Erno

Suite for Orchestra, op.19

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'Apprenti sorcier)

Franck, Cesar

Psyche
» Psyche and Eros

Glinka, Mikhail

Ruslan and Lyudmila, op.5
» March of Chernomor (Act 3)
» Oriental Dances (3)

Heuberger, Richard

Der Opernball (The Opera Ball)
» Im Chambre separee

Klemperer, Otto

Das Ziel
» Lustiger Walzer (Merry Waltz)

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.4 in G major

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix

Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ein musikalischer Spass (A Musical Joke), K522
Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Ravel, Maurice

Daphn
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Respighi, Ottorino

Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Signor Bruschino
» Sinfonia
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Tancredi
» Overture

Satie, Erik

Parade

Schoenberg, Arnold

Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op.4

Schonherr, Max

Tanze aus Osterreich, op.25

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Schumann, Robert

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Piano Concerto no.1 in C minor, op.35

Sibelius, Jean

Symphony no.5 in E flat major, op.82

Strauss II, Johann

Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice)
» Overture (arr. Korngold)
Graduation Ball (arr. A Dorati)

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Horn Concerto no.2 in E flat major, TRV283
Tanzsuite aus Klavierstucken von Francois Couperin, TrV245
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), AV150

Stravinsky, Igor

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Suppe, Franz von

Irrfahrt um's Gluck (Fortune's Labyrinth)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 'Little Russian'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Pezzi sacri (4)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Wagner, Richard

Gotterdammerung
» Immolation Scene
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Waldteufel, Emile

Pomone, op.155

Walton, William

Orb and Sceptre
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor
Viola Concerto

Weill, Kurt

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

I gioielli della Madonna: Suite

Zeller, Carl

Der Obersteiger (The Foreman)

Artists

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
Alfred Flaszynski (trombone)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Hans Hotter (bass)
Harold Jackson (trumpet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Gareth Morris (flute)
Aase Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
William Primrose (viola)
Neil Sanders (horn)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

Otto Ackermann
Guido Cantelli
Andre Cluytens
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Carlo Maria Giulini
Robert Irving
Herbert von Karajan
Otto Klemperer
Paul Kletzki
Efrem Kurtz
Henry Krips
Charles Mackerras
Nikolai Malko
Igor Markevitch
Herbert Menges
Artur Rodzinski
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Arturo Toscanini
William Walton
George Weldon

Works

Barber, Samuel

Souvenirs, op.28 (orchestra)

Bartok, Bela

Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114
Violin Concerto no.2, Sz112 BB117

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Egmont Overture, op.84
Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 'Emperor'
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

Jeux d'enfants, op.22

Brahms, Johannes

Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Debussy, Claude

La Mer
Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien: Symphonic Fragments
Nocturnes (3)
» no.1 Nuages
» no.2 Fetes
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Dohnanyi, Erno

Suite for Orchestra, op.19

Dukas, Paul

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'Apprenti sorcier)

Franck, Cesar

Psyche
» Psyche and Eros

Glinka, Mikhail

Ruslan and Lyudmila, op.5
» March of Chernomor (Act 3)
» Oriental Dances (3)

Heuberger, Richard

Der Opernball (The Opera Ball)
» Im Chambre separee

Klemperer, Otto

Das Ziel
» Lustiger Walzer (Merry Waltz)

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.4 in G major

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix

Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ein musikalischer Spass (A Musical Joke), K522
Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Ravel, Maurice

Daphn
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Respighi, Ottorino

Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Signor Bruschino
» Sinfonia
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Tancredi
» Overture

Satie, Erik

Parade

Schoenberg, Arnold

Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op.4

Schonherr, Max

Tanze aus Osterreich, op.25

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Schumann, Robert

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Piano Concerto no.1 in C minor, op.35

Sibelius, Jean

Symphony no.5 in E flat major, op.82

Strauss II, Johann

Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice)
» Overture (arr. Korngold)
Graduation Ball (arr. A Dorati)

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Horn Concerto no.2 in E flat major, TRV283
Tanzsuite aus Klavierstucken von Francois Couperin, TrV245
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), AV150

Stravinsky, Igor

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Suppe, Franz von

Irrfahrt um's Gluck (Fortune's Labyrinth)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 'Little Russian'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Pezzi sacri (4)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Wagner, Richard

Gotterdammerung
» Immolation Scene
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Waldteufel, Emile

Pomone, op.155

Walton, William

Orb and Sceptre
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor
Viola Concerto

Weill, Kurt

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

I gioielli della Madonna: Suite

Zeller, Carl

Der Obersteiger (The Foreman)

Artists

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
Alfred Flaszynski (trombone)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Hans Hotter (bass)
Harold Jackson (trumpet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Gareth Morris (flute)
Aase Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
William Primrose (viola)
Neil Sanders (horn)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

Otto Ackermann
Guido Cantelli
Andre Cluytens
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Carlo Maria Giulini
Robert Irving
Herbert von Karajan
Otto Klemperer
Paul Kletzki
Efrem Kurtz
Henry Krips
Charles Mackerras
Nikolai Malko
Igor Markevitch
Herbert Menges
Artur Rodzinski
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Arturo Toscanini
William Walton
George Weldon

About

A prestigious name since it came into being in 1945, the Philharmonia was established by legendary producer Walter Legge as a high-calibre house orchestra for EMI. Its history of collaboration with the world’s greatest musicians includes numerous landmark recordings now in the Warner Classics catalogue.  The performances here cover the period between 1946 and 1964. Conducted by such figures as Karajan, Furtwängler, Toscanini, Klemperer, Giulini and Cantelli, they have been extensively remastered from the original tapes, gaining a new immediacy. As a further bonus, this collection includes a recording from 2018 and a CD of music and interviews that provides fascinating insights into the Philharmonia’s relationship with four major conductors.

A deluxe set of 24 CDs showcases the fine artistry of the Philharmonia from 1946 to 1964 under the baton of Karajan, Furtwängler, Toscanini, Klemperer, Giulini among others, including:
- Some of its most celebrated recordings
- Some rare, long-deleted gems here for the first time on CD
- First ever releases
- A bonus 2018 live recording of Verklärte Nacht by Schoenberg conducted by its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen
- A bonus CD with distinguished players recalling the relationships between the Philharmonia and Karajan, Cantelli, Klemperer and Giulini

All recordings have been remastered in HD from original tapes, except where stated*

Contents:

CDs 1-3: Herbert von Karajan

CD 1
Schumann
- Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54 (1948)
- Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Schubert -Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished’ (1955)
Respighi - Pini di Roma (1958)

CD 2: Beethoven
Egmont, op.84: Overture (1953)
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67 (1954)
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92 (1951)

CD 3
R Strauss
- Don Juan, op.20 (1951)
Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz.106 (1949)
Sibelius - Symphony no.5 in E flat, op.82 (1960)

CDs 4-5: Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 4
Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod (1952)
Wagner - Götterdämmerung: Act 3 - Immolation Scene (1952)
- Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1952)
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau (baritone)
R Strauss - Vier letzte Lieder, Av150* (1950, live)
- Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)

CD 5
Beethoven
- Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat, op.73 ‘Emperor’ (1951)
- Edwin Fischer piano
Bartók - Violin Concerto no.2 in B minor, Sz.112 (1953)
- Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

CDs 6-8: Guido Cantelli

CD 6
Mendelssohn
- Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 ‘Italian’ (1955)
Schumann - Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (revised version) (1953)
Mozart - Ein musikalischer Spaß, K522 (1955)
- Dennis Brain (horn), Neil Sanders (horn)

CD 7
Brahms
- Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90 (1955)
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture (1951)
Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte (1952)
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé: Suite no.2 (1955-56)

CD 8: Debussy
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1954)
- Gareth Morris (flute)
Deux Nocturnes (1955)
La Mer (1954)
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien: Fragments symphoniques (1954)
Dukas - L’Apprenti sorcier (1954)

CDs 9-11: Arturo Toscanini conducts Brahms (1952, live)

CD 9*
UK National Anthem
Tragic Overture, op.81
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68

CD 10*
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
UK National Anthem
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op.56a

CD 11*
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
Symphony no.4 in E minor, op.98

CD 12: Paul Kletzki & André Cluytens
Tchaikovsky - Serenade in C major, op.48 (1952)
- Paul Kletzki
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, op.14 (1958)
- André Cluytens

CD 13: William Walton conducts William Walton
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor (1951)
Viola Concerto (original version) (1946)
- William Primrose (viola)
Orb and Sceptre (1953)

CDs 14-16: Otto Klemperer

CD 14
Mozart
- Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ (1956)
Mozart - Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 ‘Jupiter’ (1954)
R Strauss - Don Juan, op.20* (1958, live)
R Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28* (1958, live)

CD 15
Beethoven
- Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 ‘Choral’ (1957)
- Aase Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor), Hans Hotter (bass)
- Philharmonia Chorus (chorus-master: Wilhelm Pitz)

Klemperer - Das Ziel: Merry Waltz (1961)

CD 16
Mahler
- Symphony no.4 in G major (1961)
Weill - Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (1961)

CDs 17-19: Carlo Maria Giulini

CD 17
Bizet
- Jeux d’enfants (1956)
Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) (1956)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.2 in C minor, Op. 17 ‘Little Russian’ (1956)
Franck - Psyché: IV. Psyché et Éros (1958)
Ravel - Miroirs: IV. Alborada del gracioso (1958)

CDs 18-19: Verdi & Rossini
Verdi - Messa da Requiem (1963-64)
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
- Philharmonia Chorus (chorus-master: Wilhelm Pitz)

Verdi - Quattro pezzi sacri (1962)
- Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
- Philharmonia Chorus (chorus-master: Wilhelm Pitz)

Rossini
Tancredi: Overture (1964)
L’Italiana in Algeri: Overture (1959)
Il signor Bruschino: Overture (1959)
La scala di seta: Overture (1959)

CD 20: The Lighter Side
Johann Strauss II - Eine Nacht in Venedig: Overture (rev. Korngold) (1954)
Heuberger - Der Opernball: Im Chambre séparée (1957)
Zeller - Der Obersteiger: Sei nicht bös (1957)
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
- Otto Ackermann

Suppé - Die Irrfahrt um’s Glück: Overture (1956)
Waldteufel - Pomona: Valse (1956)
Schönherr - Tänze aus Österreich (Suite of Austrian Music from Tänze aus Österreich & Bauernmusi’ aus Österreich) (1958)
- Henry Krips

Johann Strauss II - Graduation Ball: ballet (arr. Antal Doráti) (1961)
- Charles Mackerras

CD 21: Rarities
Glinka
- Ruslan and Lyudmila: March of Chernomor & 3 Oriental Dances (1950, 1952)
- Nikolai Malko
Wolf-Ferrari - I Gioielli della Madonna: Suite (1956)
- Charles Mackerras
Dohnányi - Suite in F sharp minor, op.19 (1954)
- Robert Irving
R Strauss - Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin, AV107 (1958)
- Artur Rodzinski

CD 22: Philharmonia Orchestra Soloists
Massenet - Thaïs: Méditation (1951)
- Manoug Parikian (violin)
- George Weldon
R Strauss - Horn Concerto no.2 in E flat major, AV132 (1956)
- Dennis Brain (horn)
- Wolfgang Sawallisch

Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1954)
- Gareth Morris (flute)
- Igor Markevitch

Shostakovich - Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor, op.35 (1954)
- Shura Cherkassky (piano), Harold Jackson (trumpet)
- Herbert Menges

Barber - Souvenirs: Suite from the ballet, op.28 (1955)
- Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe), Gareth Morris (flute), Bernard Walton (clarinet), Cecil James (bassoon), Harold Jackson (trumpet), Dennis Brain (horn), Alfred Flaszynski (trombone)
- Efrem Kurtz


CD 23: Igor Markevitch & Esa-Pekka Salonen
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps (1959)
Satie - Parade (1954)
- Igor Markevitch
Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, op.4 (2018, live)
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

CD 24: Legendary Personalities - Philharmonia Memories
1. Herbert von Karajan – a Philharmonia Memoir
Recollections from Hugh Bean, Hugh Maguire, John Meek, Arthur Wilson
Extracts from:
Respighi - Pini di Roma: I pini del Gianicolo
Waldteufel - Les Patineurs: Valse
Puccini - Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Beethoven - Symphony no.9: I. Allegro ma non troppo

2. Guido Cantelli – A Philharmonia Memoir
Recollections from Hugh Bean, Hugh Maguire, Gareth Morris, John Cave
Extracts from:
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
Debussy - La Mer: Jeux de vagues
Mandelssohn - Symphony no.4: IV. Saltarello. Presto
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no.2

3. Otto Klemperer – A Philharmonia Memoir
Recollections from Gillian Eastwood, Martyn Jones, Gareth Morris, Basil Tschaikov, Anthony Tunstall
Speech by Otto Klemperer
Extracts from:
Beethoven
- Symphony no.3: I. Allegro con brio (stereo recording)
- Fidelio: Overture
- Symphony no.3: I. Allegro con brio (mono recording)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.6: II. Allegro con grazia
R Strauss
- Don Juan (studio recording)
- Don Juan (live concert performance)
- Till Eulenspiegel (live concert performance)
Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

4. Carlo Maria Giulini – A Philharmonia Memoir
Recollections from Lord Harewood, Martyn Jones, Gillian Eastwood
Extracts from:
Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) - Night on the Bare Mountain
Rossini - Tancredi: Overture
Verdi - Messa da Requiem: Dies irae
Debussy - La Mer: I. De l’aube à midi sur la mer

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