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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9" undoubtedly a great performance: the power of this interpretation is so compelling, its beauty so moving, and the solo quartet is, I imagine, as good as you could find " - Gramophone
A historic version of one of the most famous classical works ever, recorded at the occasion of the re-opening of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1951.LP 1
1. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto
1. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
2. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro assai$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
111 Years Of Deutsche GrammophonDeutsche Grammophon is the world's largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. To accompany their 111-CD box set, this limited edition box set features six classic recordings presented on high quality vinyl. Featuring performances by FurtwÄngler, Rostropovich, Böhm, Bernstein, Karajan, Mutter and more - this box represents the highest quality music presented in the highest quality audio.LP 1
1. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Adagio
2. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Largo
3. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Finale (Allegro con spirito)
5. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
6. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
7. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Scherzo
8. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto
1. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Allegro
2. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Adagio ma non troppo
3. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Finale (Allegro moderato)
4. Tchaikovsky - Variations on A Rococo Theme, Op. 33
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem in D minor
1. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Allegro nono troppo
2. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Adagio
3. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piu presto
1. Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
2. Chopin - Ballade No. 2 in F, Op. 38
3. Chopin - Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47
4. Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
5. Chopin - Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op. 60
6. Chopin - Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
1. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Langsam. Schleppend
2. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Kraftig bewegt
3. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Feierlich und gemessen
4. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Sturmisch bewegt$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5Beethoven was Wilhelm FurtwÄngler's guiding musical force. In his interpretations of the symphonies, the conductor generates irresistible dramatic momentum - and a constant sense of imaginative freshness - through the interrelationship of form, harmony, texture, rhythm and tempo. No work appeared more frequently in FurtwÄngler's concert programmes than Beethoven's Fifth. Between 1918 and his death in 1954, he conducted more than a hundred performances, including a superbly realized 1937 HMV studio recording with the Berlin Philharmonic and this formidable studio remake with the Vienna Philharmonic, further proof of his astonishing ability to penetrate a work to its core yet preserve it as a living entity.1. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): I. Allegro con brio
2. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): II. Andante con moto
3. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): III. Allegro -
4. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro - Presto$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Italien EtcHi-Q Records Supercuts 180 Gram Vinyl
Cut At Abbey Road Studios From The Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes
A selection of delightful Russian music, brilliantly conducted and beautifully played... said the GRAMOPHONE on this album's stereo release in July 1960. This atmospheric and superbly recorded album displays all Kletzki's hallmark qualities: precision of ensemble, clarity of instrumental detail and warmth of orchestral sound and has long been a collector's item.
Although Paul Kletzki is now remembered as primarily a conductor, it was as a composer that he first made his mark in the 1920s and 1930s. He came to the attention of Toscanini and Furtwangler, the latter who permitted Kletzki to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1925 and championed his many compositions. His bitter personal experiences of the Second World War, however, in which he lost many of his family, appeared to destroy his creative spirit and he stopped composing in 1942. The rest of his career was devoted to conducting. He made several recordings for EMI in the Fifties and Sixties.
Recorded on August 30 and September 3 & 4, 1958 at the Kingsway Hall, London with legendary producers Victor Olof and Peter Andry (Capriccio Italien) and engineers Harold Davidson and Robert Gooch (Capriccio Italien). Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Features the original album artwork.
This title is not eligible for discount.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
1. Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No.1 in D major Op.11)
2. Capriccio Italien, Op.45
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
1. Tsar Saltan Suite, Op.57
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
2. Jota Aragonesa$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Paul Kletzki is best remembered today for his conducting career and many recordings but less well known is his pre-war career as a composer. Born in Poland in 1900, he joined its Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of fifteen as a violinist. After serving in the First World War, he studied philosophy at the University of Warsaw before moving to Berlin in 1921 to continue his studies. During the 1920s his compositions were championed by Arturo Toscanini; and Wilhelm FurtwÄngler, who permitted Kletzki to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1925.
Because he was Jewish, he left Nazi Germany in 1933 and moved to Italy, however due to the anti-semitism of the Italian Fascist regime he moved to the Soviet Union in 1936. He later went to live in Switzerland. From 1942 onwards Kletzki wrote no more compositions; having lost much of his family in the holocaust, Nazism had destroyed his spirit and his will to compose.
His conducting skills then came to the fore. Kletzki was invited by EMI's Walter Legge to conduct the newly-formed Philharmonia Orchestra in London and many fine recordings were made (including this Sibelius record in early stereo) for EMI. In 1954 he was appointed chief conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and between 1958 and 1961 he was principal conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. From 1966 until 1970 he was the General Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He died in 1974.
In the original June 1956 review M. M. of the GRAMOPHONE wrote: Kletzki makes an impetuous attack on the music which is virtually completely successful, carried along by a marvellous quality of both orchestral playing and recording... Whether it is a sweep of full-bodied tone, a biting attack, a resonant pizzicato, or a sensitive solo that is called for, it is always there; even to tunes from the basses with a distinctly above-average proportion of note to rumble. And all of it set off by a brilliant quality of recording with fine internal balance... The new Kletzki... addresses the listener directly and convincingly.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards at the Vinyl Factory, Hayes, using the old EMI Records presses.
Recorded in stereo on 15 & 16 July 1955 at the Kingsway Hall, London. Produced by the legendary Walter Legge and engineered by Douglas Larter and Neville Boyling.
This title is not eligible for discount.Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
1. I. Allegretto
2. II. Tempo andante, ma rubato
1. III. Vivacissimo
2. IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brahms: Violin Sonatas No. 1 & No. 3 (Out Of Stock)
Features Gioconda De Vito On Violin And Edwin Fischer On Piano
Gioconda De Vito was an Italian violinist born on July 22, 1907. She began formal violin lessons with an uncle, who was a professional violinist, at the age of 8. Three years later, she entered the Pesaro Conservatory. She graduated two years after that and started her career as a soloist. By age 17, she was teaching at the Conservatory in Bari. At age 25, she won an international violin competition in Vienna. She was then hired (supposedly through the influence of Mussolini) to teach at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since the Second World War interrupted her solo career, her London debut, which was very successful, didn't happen until 1948. She subsequently performed frequently in the major European venues, sometimes appearing with other important artists, including Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Rafael Kubelik, and Furtwangler. She also twice played for the Pope (Pius XII). De Vito was one of several famous female violinists of the early Twentieth Century who were quickly forgotten by the general public - Ginette Neveu and Janine Andrade were two others. In 1961, she retired from playing and virtually from the violin itself. She was then only 54 years old. Although she toured Europe and other countries (Australia, Russia, India, Israel), she never played in the U.S. A highly admired player, she was nevertheless, almost an anachronism during her career. Her repertoire was old fashioned and did not include the concertos of Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Elgar, Bartok, Barber, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Korngold, Glazunov, Berg, Walton, or Szymanowski. It is said that she was such a meticulous player, that she worked on the Brahms concerto for fifteen years before she played it in public.
- Prone To ViolinsJohannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78
1. Vivace ma non troppo
3. Allegro molto moderato
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108
6. Un poco presto e con sentimento
7. Presto agitato$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock