Igor Markevitch: The Philips Legacy | Australian Eloquence ELQ4841744

Igor Markevitch: The Philips Legacy

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4841744

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 26

Release Date: 24th September 2021

Contents

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Suite espanola no.1, op.47
» II Cataluna

Alonso, Francisco

La Calesera
» Dice el Rey que le debe guardar

Balbastre, Vicente Lleo

La corte de Faraon
» Son las mujeres de Babilonia - ¡Ay ba!

Barbieri, Francisco Asenjo

El barberillo de Lavapies (excerpts)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'

Berg, Alban

Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel'

Bizet, Georges

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

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms, Johannes

Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Tragic Overture, op.81

Breton, Tomas

La verbena de la paloma (excerpts)

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana

Chapi, Ruperto

El Rey que Rabio (zarzuela)
» Coro de doctores
El tambor de granaderos: Prelude
La revoltosa (excerpts)

Chopin, Frederic

Piano Concerto no.2 in F minor, op.21

Chueca, Federico

Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente
» Vivimos en la Ronda de Embajadores

Espla, Oscar

De profundis

Falla, Manuel de

Canciones populares espanolas (7) (orch. Igor Markevitch)
Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)

Fernandez-Caballero, Manuel

Gigantes y Cabezudos
» Jota

Ferrer, Padre Jaime

Lamentacion 1a

Gimenez, Geronimo

El Baile de Luis Alonso
» Intermezzo
Ensenanza Libre
» Gavota
La Boda de Luis Alonso
» no.4 Intermedio
La tempranica (excerpts)

Granados, Enrique

Danzas espanolas (12), op.37
» no.4 Villanesca
» no.8 Asturiana
» no.9 Mazurca
Intermezzo from opera Goyescas
Piezas sobre cantos populares espanoles (6)
» no.6 Zapateado (Stamping Dance)

Halffter, Ernesto

Canticum in P.P. Johannem XXIII
Fanfare (a la memoria de Enrique Granados)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.103 in E flat major, Hob.I:103 'Drumroll'
Symphony no.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 'London'

Kodaly, Zoltan

Psalmus Hungaricus, op.13

Luna, Pablo

El nino judio (excerpts)

Mompou, Federico

Los Improperios

Mozart, Leopold

Cassation in G major 'Toy Symphony'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491

Mussorgsky, Modest

Songs (6) (orch. Igor Markevitch)
Songs and Dances of Death

Penella, Manuel

El Gato Montes
» Pasodoble

Ramoneda, Ignacio

Veni Creator

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio espagnol, op.34
Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36
Scheherazade, op.35

Stravinsky, Igor

Apollon musagete (1947 version)
Circus Polka
Norwegian Moods (4)
Suite no.1
Suite no.2
Symphony of Psalms
The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du Soldat)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Hamlet: Fantasy Overture, op.67
Manfred Symphony, op.58
Symphonies 1-6 (complete)

Tcherepnin, Nikolai

Tati-Tati

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Overture
Giovanna d'Arco
» Overture
I vespri siciliani
» Overture
La Traviata
» Prelude (Act 1)
» Prelude (Act 3)
La forza del destino
» Sinfonia
Luisa Miller
» Overture
Macbeth
» Ballet (Act 3)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Victoria, Tomas Luis de

Ave Maria
Magnificat primi toni
Vexilla Regis

Vives, Amadeo

Dona Francisquita (excerpts)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Preciosa, J279
» Overture

Artists

Irina Arkhipova (contralto)
Antonio Blancas (baritone)
Julio Catania (bass)
Angeles Chamorro (soprano)
Jean Cocteau (narrator)
Jesus Coiras (bass)
Angel Custodio (tenor)
Rafael Enderis (baritone)
Jean-Marie Fertey (narrator)
Gregorio Gil (tenor)
José Granados (bass)
Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Aafje Heynis (contralto)
Robert Ilosfalvy (tenor)
Nina Isakova (mezzo-soprano)
Vladimir Ivanovsky (tenor)
Antonio Lagar (bass)
Norma Lerer (contralto)
Jose Le Matt (bass)
Julian Molina (tenor)
Carlo del Monte (tenor)
Ivan Petrov (bass)
Heinz Rehfuss (baritone)
Ines Rivadeneyra (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Christoph Runge (baritone)
Fritz Uhl (tenor)
Peter Ustinov (narrator)
Alicia de la Victoria (soprano)
Jose Antonio Vine (tenor)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Maurice Andre (trumpet)
Ulysse Delecluse (clarinet)
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Henri Helaerts (bassoon)
Joachim Gut (double bass)
Clara Haskil (piano)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
Charles Peschier (percussion)
Olga Rostropovich (piano)
Roland Schnorkh (trombone)
Children’s Ensemble of the Moscow School of Music
Coro de la RTV Espanola
Escolania de nuestra Senora del Buen Retiro
Netherlands Radio Chorus
Oratorienchor Karlsruhe
Russian State Academy Choir
Concertgebouworkest
London Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Orquesta Sinfonica de la RTV Espanola
Russian State Academy Orchestra
USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Igor Markevitch

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Suite espanola no.1, op.47
» II Cataluna

Alonso, Francisco

La Calesera
» Dice el Rey que le debe guardar

Balbastre, Vicente Lleo

La corte de Faraon
» Son las mujeres de Babilonia - ¡Ay ba!

Barbieri, Francisco Asenjo

El barberillo de Lavapies (excerpts)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'

Berg, Alban

Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel'

Bizet, Georges

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

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms, Johannes

Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Tragic Overture, op.81

Breton, Tomas

La verbena de la paloma (excerpts)

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana

Chapi, Ruperto

El Rey que Rabio (zarzuela)
» Coro de doctores
El tambor de granaderos: Prelude
La revoltosa (excerpts)

Chopin, Frederic

Piano Concerto no.2 in F minor, op.21

Chueca, Federico

Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente
» Vivimos en la Ronda de Embajadores

Espla, Oscar

De profundis

Falla, Manuel de

Canciones populares espanolas (7) (orch. Igor Markevitch)
Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)

Fernandez-Caballero, Manuel

Gigantes y Cabezudos
» Jota

Ferrer, Padre Jaime

Lamentacion 1a

Gimenez, Geronimo

El Baile de Luis Alonso
» Intermezzo
Ensenanza Libre
» Gavota
La Boda de Luis Alonso
» no.4 Intermedio
La tempranica (excerpts)

Granados, Enrique

Danzas espanolas (12), op.37
» no.4 Villanesca
» no.8 Asturiana
» no.9 Mazurca
Intermezzo from opera Goyescas
Piezas sobre cantos populares espanoles (6)
» no.6 Zapateado (Stamping Dance)

Halffter, Ernesto

Canticum in P.P. Johannem XXIII
Fanfare (a la memoria de Enrique Granados)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.103 in E flat major, Hob.I:103 'Drumroll'
Symphony no.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 'London'

Kodaly, Zoltan

Psalmus Hungaricus, op.13

Luna, Pablo

El nino judio (excerpts)

Mompou, Federico

Los Improperios

Mozart, Leopold

Cassation in G major 'Toy Symphony'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491

Mussorgsky, Modest

Songs (6) (orch. Igor Markevitch)
Songs and Dances of Death

Penella, Manuel

El Gato Montes
» Pasodoble

Ramoneda, Ignacio

Veni Creator

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Capriccio espagnol, op.34
Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36
Scheherazade, op.35

Stravinsky, Igor

Apollon musagete (1947 version)
Circus Polka
Norwegian Moods (4)
Suite no.1
Suite no.2
Symphony of Psalms
The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du Soldat)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Hamlet: Fantasy Overture, op.67
Manfred Symphony, op.58
Symphonies 1-6 (complete)

Tcherepnin, Nikolai

Tati-Tati

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Overture
Giovanna d'Arco
» Overture
I vespri siciliani
» Overture
La Traviata
» Prelude (Act 1)
» Prelude (Act 3)
La forza del destino
» Sinfonia
Luisa Miller
» Overture
Macbeth
» Ballet (Act 3)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Victoria, Tomas Luis de

Ave Maria
Magnificat primi toni
Vexilla Regis

Vives, Amadeo

Dona Francisquita (excerpts)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Preciosa, J279
» Overture

Artists

Irina Arkhipova (contralto)
Antonio Blancas (baritone)
Julio Catania (bass)
Angeles Chamorro (soprano)
Jean Cocteau (narrator)
Jesus Coiras (bass)
Angel Custodio (tenor)
Rafael Enderis (baritone)
Jean-Marie Fertey (narrator)
Gregorio Gil (tenor)
José Granados (bass)
Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Aafje Heynis (contralto)
Robert Ilosfalvy (tenor)
Nina Isakova (mezzo-soprano)
Vladimir Ivanovsky (tenor)
Antonio Lagar (bass)
Norma Lerer (contralto)
Jose Le Matt (bass)
Julian Molina (tenor)
Carlo del Monte (tenor)
Ivan Petrov (bass)
Heinz Rehfuss (baritone)
Ines Rivadeneyra (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Christoph Runge (baritone)
Fritz Uhl (tenor)
Peter Ustinov (narrator)
Alicia de la Victoria (soprano)
Jose Antonio Vine (tenor)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Maurice Andre (trumpet)
Ulysse Delecluse (clarinet)
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Henri Helaerts (bassoon)
Joachim Gut (double bass)
Clara Haskil (piano)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
Charles Peschier (percussion)
Olga Rostropovich (piano)
Roland Schnorkh (trombone)
Children’s Ensemble of the Moscow School of Music
Coro de la RTV Espanola
Escolania de nuestra Senora del Buen Retiro
Netherlands Radio Chorus
Oratorienchor Karlsruhe
Russian State Academy Choir
Concertgebouworkest
London Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Orquesta Sinfonica de la RTV Espanola
Russian State Academy Orchestra
USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Igor Markevitch

About

Igor Markevitch’s complete recordings for Philips, made between 1959 and 1968, including several recordings new to CD.

Igor Markevitch made his debut on the Philips label in 1959 with a pair of symphonies by Haydn, conducting the Parisian Lamoureux Orchestra, whose fortunes he had begun to revive two years previously. He had embarked on a full-time career as a conductor less than 15 years earlier, having been one of the most original voices of European music before the war.

Yet he switched from composition studio to podium with the apparent ease and brilliance that marked everything else this polymath did: fluent in many languages, author of several books, teacher of conducting almost as soon as he had made it his own career, director of ensembles on both sides of the Atlantic, from Montreal and Havana to Madrid and Rome.

His decade of association with the Dutch label produced meticulously prepared performances of the widest range of repertoire: no other conductor can yet claim to have recorded both Victoria’s Magnificat and Tchaikovsky’s 1812. There are concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Falla with Clara Haskil, whom Markevitch saw play Schumann at the very first concert he attended as a nine-year-old.

The Lamoureux association also produced French-accented Beethoven and naturally idiomatic Bizet, but once that came to an acrimonious end in 1961, he began to make records in Moscow (vocal works by Brahms, Kodály, Mussorgsky, Tcherepnin and Verdi, including a famously intense version of the Requiem) and London: his Tchaikovsky cycle with the LSO (1962-7, including one of the first ever complete recordings of Manfred) soon became a staple of the Philips catalogue.

Early in his career, Markevitch became renowned as an interpreter of his fellow Russo-French emigré, Stravinsky: a sympathy represented here by an authentically devotional, Russian recording of the Symphony of Psalms (long unavailable on Philips, like much else here), a French-made complete Soldier’s Tale with Jean Cocteau and Peter Ustinov, and LSO recordings of Apollon musagète and the small orchestral suites.

Further rarities include a disc of children’s music (Bizet and Leopold Mozart) with the USSR State SO and the Spanish recordings made in the late 1960s, marking the end of his Philips contract. Having become music director of the Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra in 1966, he recorded two albums of zarzuela highlights and surveys of choral music from Victoria to Mompou and Halffter, as well as more familiar repertoire by Granados, Albéniz and Falla – much of it appearing for the first time on CD in this set. With original covers and a new essay by Peter Quantrill, the set presents a new and compelling case for a 20th-century genius to whom almost nothing was foreign.

‘Markevitch has the Lamoureux Orchestra playing both deftly in swiftly light passages and strongly in the big tuttis. And he is good at his Haydn, not only in getting this sort of playing but in responding to the composer’s subtleties.’ – Gramophone, September 1968 (Haydn - Symphonies nos. 103 & 104)

‘Easily the most completely recommendable version in the catalogue.’ – Gramophone (Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5)

‘The new, uncut Manfred... is likely to remain at the top of the list for a long time.’ – The Times (Tchaikovsky - Manfred)

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