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Disc 1

STRING QUARTET No.1, Sz 40 (1927)

STRING QUARTET No. 3, Sz 85 (1927)

STRING QUARTET No. 5, Sz 102 (1934)

Disc 2

STRING QUARTET No. 2, Sz  67 (1917)

STRING QUARTET No. 4, Sz  91 (1928)

STRING QUARTET No. 6, Sz  114 (1939)

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VÉGH QUARTET

Sándor VÉGH (1st violin)  Sándor ZÖLDY (2nd violin) Georges JANZER (viola) - Paul SZABO (cello)

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PRD 250 358

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Wilhelm Furtwängler VIII

Anton Bruckner 1824-1896
SYMPHONY No.4 in E-flat major (Version 1878/1880, Ed.Robert Haas) 67:20
SYMPHONIE Nr.4 Es-Dur ‘Romantische’
SYMPHONIE no 4 en mi bémol majeur, “Romantique”
1. I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell 17:50
2. II. Andante quasi allegretto 18:15
3. III. Scherzo. Bewegt – Trio. Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend 10:33
4. IV. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 19:28
Recorded live, Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart, 20 October 1951

Richard Wagner 1813-1883
5. PARSIFAL – Act.III 10:52
Good Friday Music – Karfreitagszauber – L’Enchantement du Vendredi Saint
Recording live Cairo-Alexandria, 25 April 1951

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Wiener Philharmoniker
(5) Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 130

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Shostakovich and the Borodin Quartet in Moscow vol. II

DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH 1906 -1975

STRING QUARTET No.4 in D, Op.83 (1949) 25:12
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.4 D-Dur op.83
QUATUOR À CORDES no 4, en ré majeur op.83
1. I. Allegretto 04:09
2. II. Andantino 07:02
3. III. Allegretto - 03:54
4. IV. Allegretto 10:10
Moscow USSR Radio Broadcasts:– January 1966

STRING QUARTET No.6 in G major, Op.101 (1956) 24:50
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.6 G-Dur op.101
QUATUOR À CORDES no 6, en sol majeur op.101
5. I. Allegretto 07:02
6. II. Moderato con moto 04:45
7. III.Lento - 05:56
8. IV. Lento – Allegretto 07:16
Moscow USSR Radio Broadcasts:– January 1966

STRING QUARTET No.9 in E flat major, Op.117 (1964) 28:37
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.9 Es-Dur op.117
QUATUOR À CORDES no 9, en mi bémol majeur op.117
9. I. Moderato con moto - attacca 04:15
10. II. Adagio-- attacca 06:00
11. III Allegretto - attacca 03:48
12. IV. Adagio – attacca 04:37
13. V. Allegro 10:18
Moscow USSR Radio Broadcasts:– January and November 1966

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BORODIN QUARTET
Rostislav Dubinsky, Jaroslav Alexandrov violins / Violinen / violons
Dmitry Shebalin viola / Bratsche / alto
Valentin Berlinsky cello / Violoncello / violoncelle

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PRD 250 331

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CD 1 MUSIQUES À DANSER

Bedřich SMETANA 1824-1884
1. The Bartered Bride / La Fiancée vendue (Prodana Nevesta, 1866) 06:42
Overture
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, March 1979

Igor STRAVINSKY 1882-1971
Pétrouchka – Petrushka – Petruschka Revised (version 1947) 32:44
Burlesque in four scenes - Burleske Szenen in vier Bildern - Scènes burlesques en quatre tableaux
2. Premier tableau / First Tableau / Erstes Bild 10:07
. The Shrovetide fair -Volksfest während der Fastnachtswoche
Fête populaire de la Semaine Grasse
3. Second tableau / Second Tableau / Zweites Bild 04:31
. Petrushka’s Room - Bei Petruschka - Chez Pétrouchka
4. Troisième tableau / Third Tableau / Drittes Bild 07:05
Blackamoor - Der Mohr - Chez le Maure
Dance of the Ballerina - Tanz der Ballerina - Danse de la Ballerine
Waltz: the Ballerina and the Blackamoor) - Walzer: die Ballerina und der Mohr - Valse: La Ballerine et le Maure
5. Quatrième tableau / Fourth Tableau / Viertes Bild 11:12
. The Shrovetide fair (evening) - Volksfest während der Fastnacht (gegen Abend)
Fête populaire de la Semaine Grasse (vers le soir)
Dance of the wet-nurses - Tanz der Ammen - Danse des nounous
Dance of the coachmen and the grooms - Tanz der Kutscher und der Stallknechte - Danse des cochers et des palefreniers
The masqueraders - Die Maskierten - Les Déguisés
The scuffle - Der Kampf - La querelle
Death of Petrouchka - Petruschkas Tod - Mort de Petrouchka
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, 7-10 March 1977

Serge PROKOFIEV 1894-1953
Scythian Suite / Suite Scythe, Op. 20 (1914-6) 23:26
6 I. Homage to Veles and Ala 10:45
7 II. Tchuzhbog and the Dance od Evil Spirits 07:07
8. III. Lolli’s March and the Sun Procession 05:41
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, rehearsals March 1973
Béla BARTÓK 1881-1945
Dance Suite / Suite de danses (1923) Sz 77 19:33
9. Moderato - attacca 04:05
10 Allegro molto - attacca 02:36
11 Allegro vivace - attacca 03:17
12 Molto tranquillo - attacca 03:36
13 Comodo 01:05
14 Finale. Allegro 04:37
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, rehearsals March 1973


CD 2 CONCERT FRANCO-TCHÈQUE

Pavel BOŘKOVEC 1894-1972
1. START, symphonic allegro for large orchestra (1929) 07:07
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, rehearsals April 1973
Arthur HONEGGER 1892-1955
2. Concertino pour Piano (1924) 10:52
Allegro molto moderato - Larghetto sostenuto
Recorded live in Preague, Czech Radio, May 1970

Leoš JANÁČEK 1854-1928
Sinfonietta (1926) 22:54
3. I. Allegretto 02:19
4. II. Andante 05:52
5. III. Moderato 05:20
6. IV. Allegretto 02:42
7. V. Allegro 07:07
Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, rehearsals April 1977

Darius MILHAUD 1892-1974
Symphonie No.10, Op.382 (1960) 23:22
8. I. Décidé 04:37
9. II. Expressif 09:19
10. III. Fantasque 04:16
11. IV. Emporté 05:19
Recorded live in Prague, at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, 20 April 1970 – Editions Heugel-Leduc

Bohuslav MARTINŮ 1890-1959
Parables / Les Paraboles Nos.1, 2 (1958) 14:20
d’après ‘La Citadelle’ de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry H 367
12. I. Parabole du Sculpteur 06:49
13. II. Parabole du jardin 07:47
Recorded live in Prague, at the Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall, 5 September 1979 – Editions Bärenbreiter, 1961

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(CD 1 - 1-7) (CD 2 - 1, 3-11) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Čf), Zdeněk KOŠLER
(CD 2 - 2) Boris KRAJNY, piano
Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), Zdeněk KOŠLER
(CD 2 - 12-13) Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR), Zdeněk KOŠLER

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PRD 250 377

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

SYMPHONY No.9 inDminor, unvollendete (Ed.Orel 1937/Robert Haas) 57:59
SYMPHONIE Nr.9 D-Dur
SYMPHONIE no9 en ré mineur
1. I. Feierlich. Misterioso 23:15
2. III. Scherzo. Bewegt. Lebhaft - Trio. Schnell 09:19
3. IV. Adagio. Langsam, feierlich 25:11
Recorded live, Berlin, Radio DDR, 7 October 1944

4. SYMPHONY No.7 in E major (Version 1878/1880, Ed.Robert Haas) 21:43
SYMPHONIE Nr.7 E-Dur
SYMPHONIE no7 en mi majeur
II. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
Recorded live, Berlin, Radio DDR, 7 April 1942

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Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 125

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Leonid Kogan (1924-1982) plays Russian music

CD 1

Aram KHATCHATURIAN (1903-1972)
VIOLIN CONCERTO in D minor (1940) 34:43
1. I. Allegro con fermezza 13:21
2. II. Andante sostenuto 12:03
3. III. Allegro vivace 09:19
Studio recording, Boston, Symphony Hall, 12 January 1958
Boston Symphony, Pierre MONTEUX

4. RHAPSODY-CONCERTO for violin and orchestra (1960) 22:04
Studio recording, London, 11 November 1964
USSR State Symphony, Kyrill KONDRASHIN

Tikhon KHRENNIKOV (1913-2008)
VIOLIN CONCERTO No.2 in C major Op.23(1976) 16:50
5 I. Allegro con fuoco 03:19
6. II. Moderato 07:51
7. III. Allegro moderato con fuoco 05:40
Recording live, Moscow, 5 January 1977
State Academic Symphony, Yevgeny Svetlanov

CD 2

Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
VIOLIN CONCERTO No.2 in G minor (1935) 26:31
1. I. Allegro moderato 10:22
2. II. Andante assai – Allegretto –Andante assai 09:51
3. III. Allegro, ben marcato 06:20
Recording live, Moscow, 1961
USSR State Symphony, Kyrill KONDRASHIN

Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919-1996)
VIOLIN CONCERTO in G minor, Op.67 25:34
4. Allegro molto 07:02
5. Allegretto 05:59
6. Adagio 06:13
7. Allegro risoluto 06:18
Studio recording, Moscow, September 1961 - Sikorski Music Publishers
Moscow Philharmonic, Kyrill KONDRASHIN

Edison DENISOV (1929-1996)
PARTITA for VIOLIN and Chamber orchestra 27:49
after J-S.Bach Partita No.2 in D minor BWV1004 (1981)
8. I. Allemande 05:42
9. II. Courante 02:27
10. III. Sarabande 04:08
11. IV. Gigue 01:57
12. V. Chaconne 13:37
Recording live, Moscow, 5 September 1981 with Edition Le Chant du Monde, Paris
Instrumental Ensemble, Pavel KOGAN

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Leonid Kogan , violin

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PRD 250 373

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Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Bluebeard’s castle / Herzog Blaubart’s Burg / Le Château de Barbe-bleue

BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, opera in one act to the libretto by Béla Balázs Op.11 Sz.48, sung in Hungarian

1. I. The Bard’s prologue and beginning of the opera 15:40
2. II. Door 1 – The torture chamber 04:20
3. III. Door 2 – The armoury 04:15
4. IV. Door 3 – The treasury 02:40
5. V. Door 4 – The flower garden 05:30
6. VI. Door 5 – The estate 06:25
7. VII. Door 6 – The lake of tears 13:05
8. VIII. Door 7 – The former wives 09:35

Recorded in London, Kingsway Hall, June 1953, Bartók Records BRS 311/11a

Judith Hellwigh Judith | Endre Koreh Bluebeard | Ernő Lorsy Speaker, the Bard

9. CANTATA PROFANA (the enchanted Stags/les Cerfs enchantés) Sz.94
for mixed choir, tenor, baritone and orchestra (1930), sung in English
Recorded in London, Kingsway Hall, June 1953, Bartók Records BRS 312
Richard Lewis tenor | Marko Rothmüller baritone

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New Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Walter SUSSKIND

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PRD 250 349

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HOSPODINE! POMILUJ NY pro sóla, dvojsbor, varhany, harfu a žesťové nástroje
1. LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US 03:50 for 4 solo voices, 2 mixed choirs, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, harp and organ
HÖRE MICH, HERR ! für Solisten (Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass), 2 Gemischter Chor, und Instrumente (3 Trompete, 4 Posaune, Tub, Harfe, Orgel)
SEIGNEUR, AYEZ PITIÉ de NOUS, pour quatre voix solistes, double choeur mixte, cuivres (3 trompettes, 4 trombones, tuba, harpe et orgue)
Jadwiga WYSOCZANSKÁ, soprano - Marie MRÁZOVÁ, alto - Beno BLACHUT, tenor
Dalibor JEDLIČKA, bass - Petr SOVADINA, organ
BRASS SECTION OF THE PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Jiří PINKAS**

ZÁPISNÍK ZMIZELEHO pro tenor, alt, tři ženské hlasy a klavír
2-23. DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED (1917-19) 34:54 for tenor, contralto, 3 female voices and piano. *Song cycle
TAGEBUCH EINES VERSCHOLLENEN für Tenor, Alt, 3 Frauenstimmen und Klavier
JOURNAL D’UN DISPARU, pour ténor, contralto, trois voix de femmes et piano, sur des textes anonymes (?) du terroir nord-morave
2 – 23 – 22 songs: tenor 1.03/1.02/1.36/0.46/0.36/1.35/0.53/1.05 alto,tenor,ch 2.30-alto,ch
3.49-alto,tenor 3.00-tenor 0.54-piano 2.10-tenor:1.10/0.46/1.22/1.31/1.04/1.14/0.42/0.53/2.33.
Miroslav FRYDLEWICZ, tenor - Věra SOUKUPOVÁ, alto
PAVEL KÜHN CHAMBER CHORUS, Radoslav KVAPIL, piano/Klavier

MŠA GLAGOLSKAJA/MISSA GLAGOLITICA
GLAGOLITIC MASS, for 4 solo voices, mixed chorus, orchestra and organ. 40:02 Arrangement of an old Slavonic hymn
GLAGOLITISCHE MESSE, für Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Gemischter Chor, Orchester und Orgel
MESSE GLAGOLITHIQUE pour quatre voix solistes, choeur mixte, orchestre et orgue, sur un texte en slavon ancien
24. I. Úvod (Introduction) 03.03
25. II. Gospodi promilu (Kyrie) 03.18
26. III. Slava (Gloria) 06:44
27. IV. Věruju (Credo) 11:39
28. V. Svet (Sanctus) 05:58
29. VI. Agneče Božij (Agnus Dei) 04:32
30. VII. Postludium, for organ 02 :38
31. VIII. Intráda 01 :36
Gabriela BEŇAČKOVÁ, soprano - Věra SOUKUPOVÁ, alto - František LIVORA, tenor
Karel PRŮŠA, bass - Jan HORA, organ

CZECH PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (Choir Master: Josef VESELKA)
CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA(Čf), Václav NEUMANN

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PRD 250 382

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Emil Gilels plays plays Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY 1840-1893
PIANO CONCERTO No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 (1875) 31:04
1. I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso 18:52
2. II. Andantino semplice 06:19
3. III. Finale. Allegro con fuoco 06:28
Prague, Spring Festival 1954 – Previously available on PRAGA PR 254001, CDM 1992
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel ANČERL

4. Original theme and variations, F major, op. 19 No.6, for piano (1873) 11:26
Andante non tanto – Variations (12) - coda
Moscow, June 1950,

PIANO CONCERTO No.2 in G op.44 33:21
5. I. Allegro brillante e molto vivace 18:54
6. II. Andante non troppo 07:22
7. III. Allegro con fuoco 06:59
Radio Moscow, live recording, December 23, 1959
USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Kirill KONDRASHIN

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PRD 250 388

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Zara Nelsova (1918-2002)

EDOUARD LALO (1823-1892)
CELLO CONCERTO in D minor (1877) 28:32
1. I. Prélude : Lento – Allegro maestoso 14:06
2. II. Intermezzo, andantino con moto – Allegro presto – Andantino – Tempo I 06:22
3. III. Introduction, andante – Allegro vivace 08:00
Kingsway Hall London , November 24, 1953
LONDON PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Sir Adrian BOULT

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
CELLO CONCERTO, Op.22 (1945) 27:37
4. I. Allegro moderato 11:36
5. II. Andante sostenuto 06:54
6. III. Molto allegro e appassionato trattenuto 09:02
Kingsway Hall London, December 1960
NEWSYMPHONY Orchestra of London, Samuel BARBER

ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959)
VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, Symphonic poem for cello and orchestra (1936) 28:08
7. I. Moderato 03:14
8. II. Poco lento 04:38
9. III. Moderato 03:16
10. IV.Adagio, piacevole 05:38
11. V. Poco agitato (cadenza) 04:23
12. VI. Allegro 06:50
Kingsway Hall London, March 3, 1955l
LONDON PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Ernest ANSERMET

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PRD 250 402

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Anton Bruckner 1824-1896

CD1
SYMPHONY No.8 in C minor A 117 77:04
(1884-7, rév.1889 Ed.Robert Haas 1939, personalized by Furtwängler)
SYMPHONY Nr.8 c-Moll / SYMPHONIE no8 en ut mineur
1. I. Allegro moderato 15:12
2. II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato – Trio (Langsam) 14:07
3. II. Adagio (Feierlich langsam, doch nich schleppend) 25:07
4. IV. Finale (Feierlich, nicht schnell) 22:23
Vienna, Konzerthaus, 17 October 1944
Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

CD2
SYMPHONY No.8 in C minor A 117 76:55
(1884-7, rév.1889 Ed.Robert Haas 1939, personalized by Furtwängler)
SYMPHONY Nr.8 c-Moll / SYMPHONIE no8 en ut mineur
1. I. Allegro moderato 15:39
2. II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato – Trio (Langsam) 14:09
3. II. Adagio (Feierlich langsam, doch nich schleppend) 24:47
4. IV. Finale (Feierlich, nicht schnell) 22:03
Recording, Gemeindehaus, Berlin Dahlem, 14 March 1949, RIAS Berlin archive
Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 133

DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH 1906 -1975

The Pioneer (1921-1931)

SYMPHONY No.1 in F minor / f-Moll / en fa mineur, Op.10 (1925) 34:55
1. I. Allegretto - Allegro non troppo 08:49 | 2. II. Allegro 05:23 | 3. III. Lento 09:35
4. IV. Allegro molto - Lento - Allegro molto 10:34
Prague, recorded live by Czechoslovak Radio, House of Artists (Dvořák Hall), 1967

SYMPHONY No.2, inBmajor / H-Dur /si majeur Op.14 (1926) 16:13
’To October - a symphonic dedication’, in one movement, text by Alexander Bezimensky
5. I. Largo - Allegro molto 10:34 | 6. II. My shli, my prosily rabotyi khleba 05:42
Leningrad, live radio recording, in the Great Philharmonic Hall, 1 November 1965

SYMPHONY No.3, inEflat ’The First of May / Es-Dur /mi bémol majeur, Op.20 (1929) 27:32
7. I. Allegretto - Allegro 09:48 | 8. II. Andante 04:30 | 9. III. Allegro - Largo 08:53
10. IV. Moderato (choral finale) Text by S.Kirsanov 04:19
Prague, Czechoslovak Radio recording, September 1974, broadcasted on the Czechoslovak Radio,
previously available on Praga PRD 254 055 - Moscow, February 1972

(1-4) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří KOUT
(5-6) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and Krupskaya Institute Choir, Igor BLAZHKOV
(7-9) Prague Radio Symphony (SOČR) Václav SMETAČEK
(10) Russian Republic Choir Alexander Yourlov, Moscow Philharmonic, Kyrill KONDRASHIN

TWO FABLES BY IVAN KRYLOV, Op.4 (1921/1922) 07:45
1. I. The Dragon-Fly and the Ant 02:39 | 2. II. The Donkey and the Nightingale 04:41
Recorded in Moscow by Igor Veprintsev, 1967

TWOPIECES FOR STRING OCTET, Op.11 (1921/2) 08:58
3. I Prelude 05:11 | 4. II. Scherzo 03:56
Prague, Czechoslovak Radio, House of Artists (Dvořák Hall), 2 February 1981

THE NOSE /Le Nez, orchestral suite Op.15a (excerpts) 15:58
5. I. Overture - Allegro 02:08 | 6. II. Kovalev’s aria - Largo con moto 02:45
7. IV. Act.II - interlude - adagio 04:25 | 8. V. Kovalev’s Monologue - Andante 04:35 | 9. VI. Galop - Allegro 02:02
Recorded live in Prague, Czechoslovak Radio, previously available on Praga PRD 250 003

10. THE BEDBUG /La Punaise, orchestral suite Op.19a (1922) (excerpt) II. Andante 03:35
Recorded in Moscow by Igor Veprintsev, September 1967

THE AGEOF GOLD / L’Âge d’or, ballet suite Op.22a (excerpts) 14:40
11. II. Overture 03:54 | 12. III. Adagio 08:37 | 13. IV. Polka (with xylophone) 02:08
London, September 1958

14. OVERTURE to Erwin Dressel Oper, ‘Der arme Kolombus’ (Poor Colombus) op.23 (1929) 03:02
Recorded in Leningrad by Igor Veprintsev, 1967
THE BOLT /Le Boulon, orchestral ballet suite Op.27a (excerpts) 13:39
15. I. Overture - Adagio - Allegro 05:18 | 16. II. Dance of the Bureaucrat - Allegretto 02:28
17. V. Intermezzo - Allegretto 02:54 | 18. III. The Drazyman’s Dance/Danse du débardeur - Moderato 01:58
Recorded live in Prague, Czechoslovak Radio, previously available on Praga PRD 250 053

HAMLET, musical fragments Op.32 of the incidental music to Shakespeare tragedy (1932) 04:09
19. I. Requiem 01:58 | 20. II. March of Fortinbras 02:13
Recorded in Moscow by Igor Veprintsev), 1967

FIVE FRAGMENTS, Op.42, for small orchestra 08:49
21. I. Moderato 01:07 | 22. II. Andante 01:03 | 23. IV. Largo 02:40 | 24. V. Moderato 02:15
25. VI. Allegretto 01:32
Recorded live in Leningrad, 26 April 1965

(1-2, 10) Galina BORISOVA, soprano, Chamber Chorus of the Moscow Conservatoire,
Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, Gennadi ROZHDESTVENSKY
(5-9, 15-18) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennadi ROZHDESTVENSKY
(14) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennadi ROZHDESTVENSKY
(11-13) London Symphoiny Orchestra, Jean MARTINON
(21-25) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Igor BLAZHKOV
(3-4) Suk Quartet, Doležal Quartet
(19-20) Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, Eduard SEROV

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PRD 250 356

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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Famous Overtures

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1741-1787
1. Overture for Iphigenie in Aulis 09:52
Vienna, 6 March 1954

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
2. Fidelio, overture op.72b (1814) 06:28
Vienna, 13 October July 1953

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
3. Rosamunde, overture D 644 10:18
Vienna, 17 January 1951

CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826)
4. Der Freischütz, overture (1821) 10:27
Vienna, 5 March 1954
5. Euryanthe, overture (1823) 09:13
Vienna, 6 March 1954
6. Oberon, overture (1826) 09:46
Vienna, 2 February 1950

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
7. La Damnation de Faust (1845), Hungarian March (Rakoczy) 04:12
Vienna, 31 March 1949

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)
8. Die Hebriden (Fingal’s Cave), op.26 (1830-2) 09:45
Vienna, 15 February 1949

OTTO NIKOLAI (1810-1849)
9. Die lustigen Weibe von Windsor (Les joyeuses Commères de Windsor), overture (1849) 08:27
Vienna, 18 January1951

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Wiener Philharmoniker,
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 147

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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Romantic Symphonic Poems and Viennese Dances

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
1. Les Préludes, after Alphonse de Lamartine, symphonic poem No.3 S 97 (1848) 15:21
Vienna, 4 March 1954

RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
2. Siegfried-Idyll (1869) 16:37
Vienna, 16-17 February 1949

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-97)
3. Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn, op.56a (Choral St .Antoni, 1873) 20:00
RIAS Berlin, 20 June 1950

Bědrich SMETANA (1824-1884)756-1791)
4. Vltava (Moldau), symphonic poem No.2 from Ma vlast (Mein Vaterland) (1787) 12:19
Vienna, 25 January 1951

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
5. Serenade for strings in C op.48 (1880) – Waltz & Finale 11:56
Vienna 2 February 1950

JOHANN STRAUSS Sohn (1825-99) – Josef STRAUSS (1827-70)
6. Pizzicato-Polka (1860) 02:40
Vienna, 2 February 1950

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Wiener Philharmoniker,
(3) Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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EMIL GILELS PLAYS RUSSIAN CONCERTOS

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)

PIANO CONCERTO No.3 inDminor, Op.30 37:57
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.3 d-Moll Op.30
CONCERTO POUR PIANO nº3 en ré mineur op.30
1. I. Allegro ma non tanto 14:25
2. II. Intermezzo: adagio 09:58
3. III. Finale: alla breve 13:32
Live recording, Moscow, 1949

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

PIANO CONCERTO No.3 in C, Op.26 26:45
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.3 C-Dur Op.26
CONCERTO POUR PIANO nº3 en ut majeur op.26
4. I. Allegro 08:53
5. II. Andante von variazioni 08:36
6. III. Allegro ma non troppo 09:15
Live recording, Moscow 1955 CHANT DU MONDE LDC 278 978 (CD)

DMITRY KABALEVSKY (1904-1987)

PIANO CONCERTO No.3 inDmajor, Op.50 17:40
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.3 D-Durl Op.50
CONCERTO POUR PIANO nº3 en ré majeur op.50
7. I. Allegro morto 06:13
8. II. Andante con moto 06:05
9. III. Finale.:Presto 05:14
Recording Studio, Moscow, 24.12.1954

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Emil GILELS, piano
USSR Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Kirill KONDRASHIN
(7-9) Dmitry KABALEVSKY

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EMIL GILELS plays RUSSIAN MUSIC FOR PIANO

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915)

FIVE PRELUDES, Op.74 (1914) 06:12
1. I. Douloureux, déchirant 01:16
2. II. Très lent, contemplatif 01:30
3. III. Allegro drammatico 01:12
4. IV. Lent, vague, indécis 01:19
5. V. Fier, belliqueux 01:05
Recorded live, Moscow, 26 January 1984

6. ÉTUDE in C sharp minor Op.2 No.1 (1886, Jurgenson 1893) – Andante 02:36
Recorded live, Moscow, 24 December 1977

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

PETRUSHKA, five movements, arranged for piano solo (1921) 19:48
7. Russian dance / danse russe (Arrt I.Stravinsky) 02:40
8. The Petrushka’s room / Chez Pérouchka (Arrt I.Stravinsky) 04:26
9. The Moor’s room / Chez le Maure (Arrt T.Szántó) 03:26
10. Ballerina’s dance / Danse de la Ballerine (Arrt T.Szántó) 00:44
11. The Shrovetide Fair / La Fête de la Semaine grasse (Arrt I.Stravinsky) 08:33
Recorded live, Moscow, 9 April 1962

12. APOLLON MUSAGÈTE – Adagio (arranged for piano solo) 03:11
Recorded live, Moscow, 22 January 1959

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1881-1953)

13. TOCCATA, for piano Op.11 (1912, Ed.Jurgenson) – Allegro marcato 04:34
Recorded live, Moscow, 3 October 1954

VISIONS FUGITIVES, for piano Op.22 (excerpts) (1915-17, Ed. Gutheil) 06:19
14. No.1 in E minor. Lentamentate, con una semplicitá espressiva 00:59
15. No.3 in A minor. Allegretto 00:50
16. No.5 in G. Molto giocoso 00:20
17. No.7 in D / A major. Pittoresco (arpa) 01:32
18. No.8 in F / D sharp minor. Commodo 01:26
19. No.10 in B flat minor. Ridicolosamente 00:54
20. No.11 in B flat minor (?). Con civacitá 01:08
21. No.17 in B flat minor. Poetico 01:20
Recorded live, Moscow, 18 October 1967

22. L’AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES Op.33ter march, arranged for piano solo 01:47
Recorded live, Moscow, 18 October 1967

ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903-78)

PIANO SONATA in E flat major (1961), in memoriam Nikolaj Miaskovsky 22:00
23. I. Allegro vivace 08:04
24. II. Andante tranquillo 06:41
25. III. Allegro assai 07:15
Recorded live, Moscow, 15 March 1963

MILI BALAKIREV (1837-1910)

26. ISLAMEY, Oriental fantasy for piano (1869, rev.1902, Ed.Rahter) 07:43
Allegro agitato – Tranquillo – Andantino espressivo – Allegro vivo- Presto furioso
Recorded live, Moscow, 3 March 1950

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Emil GILELS, piano

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Karel Šejna, Czech conductor (1896-1982)

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841-1904

SYMPHONY No.5 in F major, Op.76, B 54 35:16
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo 09:03
2. II. Andante con moto – dopo una piccolo pausa si continua 07:41
3 III. Andante con moto, quasi l’istesso tempo- Allegro scherzando 07:21
4. IV. Finale. Allegro molto 11:55
Recorded in Prague, Dvořák Hall, 1967

SYMPHONY No.6 in D major, Op.60, B 112 40:58
1. I. Allegro non tanto 12:30
2. II. Adagio 10:32
3 III. Scherzo. Furiant - Presto 08:22
4. IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito 09:16
Recorded in Prague, Smetana Hall, 1951

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel ŠEJNA

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Svjastoslav Richter plays Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

CD1

1. ETUDE no.10 in C sharp minor, Three Pieces Op.2 (1889) – Andante 02:57

ETUDES Op.8 (1894-5) 06:40
2. No.5 in E major – Brioso 02:22 | 3. No.12 in B flat minor – Andante cantabile 04:24

PRELUDES (24) Op.11 (1895-96) 16:04
4. No.2 in A minor – Allegretto 02:29
5. No.3 in G major – Vivo 00:45
6. No.5 in D major – Andante cantabile 01:47
7. No.9.in E major – Andantino 01:35
8. No.10 in C sharp minor – Andante 01:07
9. No.11 in B major – Allegro assai 01:12
10. No.12 in F sharp major – Andante 01:21
11. No.15 in D flat major – Lento 02:26
12. No.16 in B flat minor – Misterioso 01:09
13. No.17 in A flat major – Allegretto 00:38
14. No.18 in F minor – Allegro agitato 00:50
15. No.24 in D minor – Presto 00:40
16. PRELUDES Op.13, from Six Preludes (1895) No.1 in C – Maestoso 02:32

PIANO SONATA no.2. Op.19 in G sharp minor (1896) Sonata Fantasy 11:00
17. Andante 07:31 | 18. Presto 03:29

19. MAZURKA no.3 in E minor, Op.25 – lento 02:05

20. FANTASY in B minor, Op.28 (1900) – Moderato – Pi vivo 09:26

PRELUDES (4) Op.37 (1903) 05:07
21. No.1 in b flat minor – Mesto 01:49
22. No.2.in F sharp major – Maestoso, fiero 00:42
23. No.3 in B major – Andante 01:50
24. No.4 in G minor – Irato, impetuoso 00:45

PRELUDES (4) Op.39 (1903) 01:47
26. No.3 in G major – Languido 01:03 | 27. No.4 in A flat major 00:46
28. POÈME, Op.52 no.1 in C, from Three Pieces (1907) 02:18
29. PROMETHEUS (The Poem of Fire) for piano, choir and orchestra Op.60 (1910) 21:08

CD2

ETUDES Op.42 (1903) excerpts 10:19
1. No.2 in F sharp minor 00:47
2. No.3 in F sharp major 00:39
3. No.4 in F sharp minor 02:40
4. No.5 in C sharp minor 02:38
5. No.6 in D flat major 01:43
6. No.8 in E flat minor – Andante cantabile 01:50

7. PIANO SONATA no.5 in F sharp major, Op.53 (1907) 10:42
Allegro impetuoso – Con stravaganza – Languido – Maestro con allegrezza

8. PRELUDE, from Two Pieces Op.59 (1910) – Sauvage, belliqueux 01:07

9. POÈME-NOCTURNE Op.61 (1912) 08:19

10. PIANO SONATA no.6 in F sharp major, Op.62 (1911) – Modéréé – Vivace – Poco più vivo 11:06

11. PIANO SONATA no.7. Op.64 (1911-12), in F sharp minor, ‘Messe blanche’ – Allegro 12:16

TROIS ETUDES Op.65 (1912) 06:19
12. No.1 – Allegro fantastic 02:47
13. No.2 – Allegretto 02:07
14. No.3 – Molto vivace 01:24

15. PIANO SONATA no.9 i Op.68 ‘Messe noire’ (19012/3) 07:39
Moderato quasi andante-Molto meno vivo-Allegro-Pi vivo-Allegromolto-Più vivo-Presto
[Légendaire – avec une langueur naissante - mystérieusement murmuré – pur, limpide
avec une douceur de plus caressante et empoisonnée – alla marcia]
16. LA FLAMME, Poem Op.72 (1914) 06:39

DEUX DANSES, Op.73 (1914) 05:52
17. Guirlandes 03:33 | 18. Flammes sombres 01:52
19. PRELUDES (5) Op.74 (1914) No.4 – Lent, vague, indécis 01:45
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Svjatoslav RICHTER, piano
(1-29) URSS State Symphony, Moscow, Yevgeni Svetlanov

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BEDŘICH SMETANA (1824-1884)

STRING QUARTET No.1 in E minor ‘From my life’ (1876) 28:22
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.1 e-Moll „Aus meinem Leben“
QUATUOR à CORDES no1 en mi mineur “de ma vie”
1. I. Allegro vivo appassionato 07:50
2. II. Allegro moderato alla polka 05:37
3. III. Largo sostenuto 08:43
4. IV. Vivace 06:11

STRING QUARTET No.2 in D minor (1883) 18:39
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.2 d-Moll
QUATUOR à CORDES no2 en ré mineur
5. I. Allegro 05:16
6. II. Allegro moderato 05:49
7. III. Allegro non più moderato, ma agitato e con fuoco 04:46
8. IV. Presto - Allegro 02:46

PIANO TRIO in G minor, op.15 (1855) 28:32
TRIO g-Moll FÜR KLAVIER, VIOLINE UND VIOLONCELLO, op.15
TRIO POUR PIANO ET CORDES en sol mineur
9. I. Moderato assai 11:22
10. II. Allegro ma non agitato - Alternativo 1: andante -Tempo I 08:24
Alternativo 2: Maestoso - Tempo I
11. III. Finale: Presto 08:42

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Pražákovo kvarteto - PRAŽÁK QUARTET
Jana VONÁŠKOVÁ, Vlastimil HOLEK, violins / Violinen / violons
Josef KLUSOŇ, viola / Bratsche / alto
Michal KAŇKA, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle

Nathalia MILSTEIN, piano / Klavier
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Wilhelm Furtwängler XIII From Gluck to Ravel before and after Wagner

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1741-1787)
1. Overture for Alceste 08:40
Vienna, 8 March 1954

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
2. Don Giovanni, overture (1787) 06:55
Salzburg, 27 July 1953

LUIGI CHERUBINI (1760-1842)
3. Anacreon (ou l’Amour fugitive, opera-ballet, Paris, 1802), overture 09:36
Vienna, 11 January 1951

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
4. Rosamunde, entr’acte No.3 D 797 04:50
Vienna, 2 February 1950

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
5. Hungarian dance No.1 in G minor 02:59
Vienna, 30 March 1949
6. Hungarian dance No.3 in D minor 02:27
Vienna, 4 April 1949
RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
7. Tristan & Isolde, prelude to the act III 07:25
London, 22 June 1952
livret_

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 17:57
8. I. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht 04:11
9. II. Ging heut morgen übers Feld 04:41
10. III. Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer 03:24
11. IV. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz 05:35
London, 25 June 1952

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Rapsodie espagnole 16:04
12. I. Prélude à la nuit 04:28
13. II. Malagueńa 02:06
14. III. Habanera 02:37
15. IV. Feria 06:46

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(8-11) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Philharmonia London
Wiener Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler

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Zara Nelsova (1918-2002)

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
CELLO SONATA in G minor, Op.19 (1901) 35:10
1. I. Lento – Allegro moderato 11:01
2. II. Allegro scherzando 06:44
3. III. Andante 06:26
4. IV. Allegro mosso 10:50
London, 4-5 April 1955
Artur BALSAM, piano

MAX REGER (1873-1916)
SUITE No.2 for cello solo, Op.131c (1915) 17:14
5. I. Prélude: Largo 06:40
6 II. Gavotte: Allegretto 02:36
7. III. Largo 06:25
8. IV. Gigue: Vivace 01:33
London, 4-5 April 1955

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967)
SONATA FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO, Op.8 (1936) 26:08
9. I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato 07:47
10. II. Adagio (con gran espressione) 08:21
11. III. Allegro molto vivace 10:00
London, 4-5 April 1955
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PIANO TRIO No.7 in B flat major Op.97 'Archiduke'

1. Allegro moderato

2. Scherzo.Allegro

3. Andante cantabile, ma pero con moto - attaca

4. Allegro moderato

 

PIANO TRIO No.3 in C minor op.1 no.3

1. Allegro con brio

2. Andante cantabile con variazoni

3. Menuetto: quasi allegro, con Trio

4. Finale: Prestissimo

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Mieczyslav HORSZOWSKI, piano, Sandor VEGH, violin, Pablo CASALS, cello

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Martinů: Double Concerto for Strings, Piano & Timpani, H. 271

Martinů: Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca, H. 352

Martinů: Parables after the poems by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry & Georges Neveu

Martinů: Symphony No. 4, H. 305

Martinů: Symphony No. 6 'Fantaises symphoniques', H. 343

Martinů: Toccata & due canzoni, H. 311

Martinů: Tre Ricercari

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Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 9 in B major, D575

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 11 in F minor, D625

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Schubert: Allegretto in C minor, D915

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958

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Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

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Remenbering Edgar VARESE (1883-1965):

1. Amériques (Original version) (1918-1921)

2.-3. Offrandes, 2 poems for soprano and small orchestra (1921)

4. Intégrales (1925)

5. Arcana (1025-27)

6. Ecuatorial (1933-34)

7. Nocturnal (1961, unfinished)

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1. Utha Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel

2.-4. Ensemble 'Die Reihe', Freiderich Cerha

5. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jean Martinon

6.-7. Ariel Bybee, soprano, Bass-Ensemble of the Utah University-Civic Chorale

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