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Ensembles

Here you will find works for various ensembles: concertos (Kozeluch, Saint-Saëns...), chamber ensembles (octets, sextets...) vocal works (Shnittke's requiem, Martinu songs, Rachmaninov Vespers...) even the recent release of a concert by Mvravinsky in 1959.


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LE ROI D’YS, ouverture (1876)

SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE Op.21, for violin and orchestra (1875) Für Violine und Orchester - pour violon et orchestre

CONCERTO RUSSE Op.29 , for violin and orchestra (1879) Für Violine und Orchester - pour violon et orchestre


Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Isaac Stern

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Gérard Poulet

Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR), Vladimír Válek


PRD/DSD 350 094

 

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CHAMBER PIANO CONCERTOS :

PIANO CONCERTO no.12 in A major, KV.414/385b

KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.12 A-Dur, KV 412

CONCERTO POUR PIANO no12 en la majeur K 414

 

PIANO CONCERTO no.11 in F major, KV.413/387a

KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.11 F-Dur, KV 413

CONCERTO POUR PIANO no11 en fa majeur K 413

 

PIANO CONCERTO No.13 in C major, KV.415/378b

KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.13 C-Dur, KV 415

CONCERTO POUR PIANO no13 en ut majeur K 415

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Slávka PĚCHOČOVÁ-VERNEROVÁ, piano / Klavier

PRAŽÁK QUARTET

Pavel HŮLA, Vlastimil HOLEK, violins /Violinen / violons

Josef KLUSOŇ, viola /Bratsche / alto

Michal KAŇKA, cello /Violoncello / violoncelle

Pavel NEJTEK, double-bass /Kontrabaß /contrebasse

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PRD/DSD 250 298

 

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Alban BERG (1885-1935)

CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN and orchestra (to the Memory of an Angel) (1935)

VIOLINKONZERT und Orchester „Dem Andenken eines Engels“

CONCERTO POUR VIOLON et orchestre “À la mémoire d’un ange”

 

Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945)

RAPSODY no.2 FOR VIOLIN and orchestra Sz.90 (1928, rev.1944)

RHAPSODIE FÜR VIOLINE und Orchester Nr.2 Sz.90

RAPSODIE POUR VIOLON et orchestre no 2 Sz.90

 

VIOLIN CONCERTO no.2 Sz.112 (1938) 36:24

VIOLINKONZERT Nr.2 (Sz.112)

CONCERTO POUR VIOLON et orchestre no 2 Sz.112

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Recorded: New York, February 6, 1959, (Berg) - January 26, 1958, Col. MS 6002 (Sz.112) - April 16, 1962 (Sz.80)

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Isaac Stern, violin / Violine / violon

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein

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PRD/DSD 350 099

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CHAMBER MUSIC vol. X

STRING SEXTET no.1 in B flat, Op.18 (1860)

STREICHSEXTETT Nr. 1 B-Dur op.18

SEXTUOR A CORDES  n° 1 en si bémol majeur op.18 (1860)

 

STRING SEXTET no.2 in G, Op.36

STREICHSEXTETT Nr. 2 G-Dur, op. 36

SEXTUOR à CORDES n°2  en sol majeur op.36 (1864/5)

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PRAŽÁK QUARTET

Pavel HÚLA, Vlastimil HOLEK, violins, Josef KLUSON, viola - Michal KANKA, cello

ZEMLINSKY QUARTET members

Petr HOLMAN, viola - Vladimír FORTIN, cello

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PRD/DSD 250 297

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Igor Markevitch (vol.1)

MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
RUSSIAN SONGS, orchestrated by Igor MARKEVITCH
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, original for piano (1874) orchestrated by Maurice RAVEL (1922)
BILDER EINER AUSTELLUNG / TABLEAUX D'UNE EXPOSITION

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
SYMPHONY OF PSALMS for chorus and orchestra on texts from Psalms 38, 39, 150 19:29
PSALMENSINFONIE für Chor und Orchester nach Texten aus dem 38.,39.,150 Psalm
SYMPHONIE DE PSAUMES pour choeurs et orchestre sur des textes tirés des Psaumes 38, 39 et 150

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BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER
Galina VISHNEVSKAYA, soprano
RUSSIAN STATE ACADEMIC CHOIR
RUSSIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Igor MARKEVITCH

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PRD/DSD 350 096

 

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Kárlovy GOLDMARK (1830-1915)

CONCERTO for violin and orchestra no.1 in A minor, Op.28 (1878)

Für Violine und Orchester Nr.1 / no1 pour violon et orchestre

London, July 2, 4, 1957

 

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

CONCERTO for violin and orchestra in D major Op.77(1878)

Für Violine und Orchester / pour violon et orchestre

London, June 23-24, 1960

 

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Ciaccona BWV 1004 (beginning) – document

Salzburg, live recording, August 6, 1956

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Nathan Milstein, Violin

The Philharmonia, London, Harry Blech & Anatole Fistoulari

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PRD/DSD 350 105

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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) :

PIANO CONCERTO no.2 in B flat major Op.83

KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.2 B-Dur op.83

CONCERTO POUR PIANO no2 en si bémol majeur


SYMPHONY no.3 in F major, Op.90

SINFONIE Nr.2 F-Dur op.90

SYMPHONIE no3 en fa majeur op.90

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Svjatoslav Richter, piano / Klavier

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Yevgeny Mravinski

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PRD/DSD 350 103

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PRÉLUDE À L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE (1893)

Chamber transcription by Benno Sachs (1920), for flute, oboe, clarinet, harmonium, piano, antique cymbals, viola, cello and double bass
Belmont Music Publisher

SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO in D minor (1915)
SONATE FÜR VIOLONCELLO UND KLAVIER d-Moll
SONATE POUR VIOLONCELLE ET PIANO en ré mineur

RÊVERIE, transcribed for cello and piano by Pierre Fournier
Für Violoncello-Klavier / Transcription pour violoncelle et piano de Pierre Fournier

SONATA, FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO in G minor (1916-17)
VIOLINSONATE g-Moll
SONATE POUR VIOLON ET PIANO en sol mineur

LA FILLE AUX CHEVEUX DE LIN, transcribed for violin and piano by J. Heifetz
für Violine und Klavier / Prélude No.8 pour piano transcrit pour violon et piano par Jascha Heifetz

TRIO No.1 en sol majeur, pour piano, violon et violoncelle (1879, Henle Verlag 1986)

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Václav KUNT, flute / Flöte / flûte
František SOUČEK, violin I / Geige / violon
Vlastimil HOLEK, violin II / Geige / violon
Josef KLUSOŇ, viola / Bratsche / alto
Michal KAŇKA, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
Jaromír KLEPÁČ, piano / Klavier
Lukáš VERNER, double-bass
Milan POLÁK, clarinet
Jana BROŽKOVÁ, oboe
Jiřina MAREŠOVÁ-DVOŘÁKOVÁ, harmonium
Václav ROUBAL, antique cymbals
Slávka VERNEROVÁ PĚCHOČOVÁ, piano / Klavier
Pavel HŮLA, violin / Violine / violon and conducting

KINSKY TRIO PRAGUE
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová, violin / Violine / violon
Martin Sedlák, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
Slávka Vernerová Pěchočová, piano / Klavier

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PRD/DSD 250 302

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DON JUAN, Op.20 (1887-8). Tondichtung nach Nikolaus Lenau
Symphonic poem after Nikolaus Lenau / Poème symphonique d’après Nikolaus Lenau

Recorded, March 2-3, 1954

TOD und VERKLÄRUNG, Op.24 (1889). Tondichtung für großes Orchester
Death and Transfiguration, Symphonic poem for large orchestra
Mort & Transfiguration, poème symphonique pour grand orchestre

Recorded, March, 21, 23-24, 1950

TILL EULENSPIEGEL lustige Streiche, Op.28 (1894-5)
nach alter Schelmenweise, in Rondeauform
Till Eulenspiegel merry pranks, after an old picaresque legend in rondeau form
Les Joyeuses équipées de Till l’Espiègle, d’après une ancienne légende picaresque, en forme de rondeau

Recorded , March 3, 1954

Vier LETZTE Lieder Four last songs / Quatre derniers Lieder (1948)

Recorded in Waldorf Town Hall, London, September 25, 1953

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Musikvereinsaal, Vienna
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
The Philharmonia, Otto Ackermann
Recorded in Waldorf Town Hall, London, September 25, 1953

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PRD/DSD 350 100

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FERENC FRICSAY CONDUCTS BARTÓK’ MASTERPIECES - PARIS, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 25 May, 1952
RECONSTITUTION OF THE CONCERT

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Két arckép / Two portra its / Zwei porträts / Deux portraits op.5, Sz 37 BB 48B

Recorded Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, 11 September 1951

Tánc-Suite / Dance S uite / Tanz-Suite / Suite De Danses Sz.77, BB 86 (1923)

Recorded Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, 10 June 1953

ZONGORAVERSENY (1930-31) / PI ANO CONCE RTO No.2 Sz 95, BB 101

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr.2 Sz.95 / Concerto pour piano no2 Sz.95

Recorded Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, 9 September 1953


DIVERTIMENTO, FOR STRING ORCHESTRA Sz 113 BB.118 (1939)
Für Streichorchester Sz.113 / Pour orchestre à cordes Sz.113

Recorded Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, February 10, 1952

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(Sz 37) Rudolf Schulz, violin
(Sz 95) Geza Anda, piano
(Sz 113) Rudolf Schulz, Willy Kirch, violons / Walter Brose, viola
Walter Lutz, cello / Hermann Schumacher, double bass
RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc FRICSAY

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PRD/DSD 350 108
 

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Wilhelm Furtwängler plays Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER (1843)
1. The Flying Dutchman / Le Vaisseau fantôme, overture

Recorded 4 April 1949, Musikvereinsaal, Wien

LOHENGRIN (1850)
2. Prelude to Act I / Prélude à l’acte 1

Recorded, 4 March 1954

TANNHÄUSER, overture (1845)

Recorded, 3 December 1952

DIE MEISTERSÄNGER VON NÜRNBERG (1868)

The Mastersingers / Les Maitres-Chanteurs de Nuremberg
4. Prelude to Act I / Prélude à l’acte 1
5. Dance of the Apprentices / Danse des apprentis

Recorded, 4 April 1949

DIE WALKÜRE (1870)
6. Ride of the Valkyries / Chevauchée des Walkyries

Recorded, 4 October 1954

DIE GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (1876)
7. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey / Voyage de Siegfried sur le Rhin

Recorded, 8 March 1954

8. Siegfried’s Funeral Music

Recorded, 2 March 1954

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Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm FURTWAENGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 107

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Smyčcový kvartet č.1 Z podnětu Kreutzerovy sonáty L.N.Tolstého (1923)
STRING QUARTET no.1, inspired by Tolstoy’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.1 nach L.N.Tolstoi „Kreutzersonate“
QUATUOR à CORDES n°1, d'après la “Sonate à Kreutzer” de Tolstoï

Concertino pro klavír, 2 housle, violu, clarinet, lesní roh a fagot (1925)
CONCERTINO FOR PIANO, two violins, viola, clarinet, French horn and bassoon
CONCERTINO FÜR KLAVIER, zwei Violinen, Bratsche, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott
CONCERTINO POUR PIANO, deux violons, alto, clarinette, cor et basson

Smyčcový kvartet č.2 “Listy důvěrné” (1928)
STRING QUARTET no.2, ‘Intimate Letters’
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.2 „Intime Briefe“ / QUATUOR à CORDES n°2, “Lettres intimes”

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PRAŽÁK QUARTET
Pavel HŮLA, Vlastimil HOLEK, violins /Violinen / violons
Josef KLUSOŇ, viola / Bratsche / alto
Michal KAŇKA, cello /Violoncello / violoncelle

Slávka Pěchočová -Vernerová , piano / Klavier

Milan POLÁK, clarinet (E flat, B flat) / Klarinette / clarinette
Lukáš KOŘÍNEK, bassoon / Fagott / basson
Jan VOBOŘIL, french horn / Horn / cor d’harmonie

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PRD/DSD 250 301

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Tribute to Kirill Kondrashin, (1914-1981)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)

SYMPHONY no.13 in B flat minor, Op.113 ‘Babi Yar’ (1962)
Texts by Yevgeny Yevtuschenko

Live recording, Moscow, Large Hall of the Conservatory, December 20, 1962

Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

OCTOBER, Op.74 (1935-66) (excerpts)
Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution
Kantate zum 20. Jahrestag des Oktoberrevolution
Cantate pour le 20e anniversaire de la Révolution d’Octobre

Recording Moscow, May 5, 1966

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Vitaly GROMADSKY (bass, Speaker)
RSFSR Academic Choir
Yurlov State Choir
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill KONDRASHIN

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PRD/DSD 350 089

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Kathleen Ferrier in memoriam (II) :

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)

RHAPSODIE für eine Altstimme, Männerchor und Orchester op.53 (1869) 15:57
Text aus Harzreise im Winter, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
for contralto, men’s choir and orchestra / pour voix d'alto, choeur d’hommes et orchestre
Adagio in C minor – Poco andante in C minor (6/4) – Adagio in C
Mono recorded in London, 18 December 1947

ZWEI GESÄNGE Op.91, für Altstimme, Bratsche und Klavierpiano (1882) 10:12
2. I. Gestillte Sehsucht (Friedrich Rückert)/Longing stilled/Nostalgie apaisée 05:08
3. II. Geistliches Wiegenlied (nach Lope de Vega-Emanuel Geibel) 05:04
Sacred lullaby/Berceuse sainte
Mono recorded in London, 15 February 1949

VIER ERNSTE GESÄNGE op.121, für eine Altstimme und Klavier (1896)
for alto and piano /pour contralto (ou baryton) et piano
4. I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh (Ecclesiastes III, 19-22)
5. II. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle(Ecclesiastes IV, 1-3)

6. III. OTod, wie bitter bist du (Ecclesiastes XLI,1-3) 04:08
7. IV.Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelszungen redete (I. Corinthians XIII, 12-13) 04:46
Mono recorded in London, 12-14 July 1950

 

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)

KINDERTOTENLIEDER, Texts von Friedrich Rückert (1901-4)

Mono recorded in Vienna, 4 October 1949

CHRISTOPHWILLIBALD VON GLÜCK (1711-1787)
13. ORFEO ED EURIDICE (Calzabigi) acte II, ‘Che puro ciel !’
Recorded live in Amsterdam, Netherlands Festival, 9 January 1951
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
(1) London Philharmonic Orchestra&Chorus, Clemens KRAUS
(2-3) Phyllis Spur, piano – Max Gilbert, viola
(4-7) John Newmark, piano
(13) Orchestra of The Netherlands’ Opera, Charles Brück
(8-12) Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno WALTER

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PRD/DSD 350 109

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CONCERTO for piano and orchestra (1926)

Für Klavier und Orchester / Pour piano et orchestre

Aaron Copland, piano. New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
New York, at the old Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center, January 13, 1964

EL SALÓN MÉXICO (1936) (Koussevitzky Edition 1938))

Utah Symphony, Maurice Abravanel
Salt Lake City, rTVI, February 10, 1959, Philharmonic Hall (today Abravanel Hall). Stereo recording Westminster Lab

APPALACHIAN SPRING, orchestral suite (1945)
from original ballet music dedicated to Martha Graham

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
London, Watford Town Wall, June 15-16, 1961

OLD AMERICAN SONGS (complete), for voice and orchestra (1950, 1952)

William Warfield, baritone. Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland
New York City, Manhattan Center, new York City, January 10-12, 1962

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PRD/DSD 350 086

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In honorem David Oistrakh
 
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN 1770-1827 :
 
TRIPLE CONCERTO in C, Op.56, for violin, cello and piano (1803-4)
VIOLIN CONCERTO in D major, Op.61 (1806)
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David Oistrakh, violin / Violine / violon
Svjatoslav Knushevitzky, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
Lev Oborin, piano / Klavier
The Philharmonia
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
André Cluytens
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PRD/DSD 350 082
 

 

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Tribute to Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000)
 
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
PIANO CONCERTO No.9 in E flat major, K.271 (1777)
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.9 Es-Dur KV 271
CONCERTO POUR PIANO et orchestre no9 en mi bémol majeur K 271 “Jeunehomme”
 
CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826)
KONZERTSTÜCK in F minor, Op.79 (J 282), for piano and orchestra (1815-21)
f-Moll op.79 J 282, für Klavier und Orchester
en fa mineur pour piano et orchestre op.79 J 282
 
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
BURLESKE, for piano and orchestra, in D minor (1890)
für Klavier und Orchester d-Moll / pour piano et orchestre en ré mineur op.42
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Friedrich Gulda, piano / Klavier
Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl BÖHM
Wiener Philharmoniker, Volkmar ANDREAE, Karl BÖHM
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PRD/DSD 350 102
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Nicolai Golovanov (1891-1953) conducts Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
 
MOSCOU (Moscow), Coronation Cantata (1883)
1. I. Introduction and Chorus: Andante religioso in A
2. II. Arioso: Moderato con moto in D
3. III. Chorus: Allegro in D
4. IV. Monologue and Chorus: Moderato in B minor
5. V. Arioso: Andante molto sostenuto in E flat minor
6. VI. Finale: Moderato con moto in D
1948 mono
Luydmilla Legostayeva, mezzo-soprano, Daniel Damaniov, baritone
 
VOYEVODA Op.78, Symphonic ballad in A minor, after Mickiewicz and Pushkin (1890-91)
DER WOJEWODA, op.78, sinfonische Ballade inspiriert von Puschkins Übersetzung von einem Gedicht des Adam Mickiewitsch
LE VOÏEVODE (Le Chef d’armée) op.78, ballade symphonique sur un poème d’Adam Mickiewicz traduit en russe par Pouchkine
1948 mono
 
1812, OUVERTURE SOLENNELLE, op.49 (1880)
Pezzo in forma di sonata - Waltz - Elegy - Tema russo
1952 mono
 
THE TEMPEST Op.18, Symphonic Fantasy after Shakespeare in F minor (1872-3)
DER STURM, Symphonische Fantasie nach Shakespeare
LA TEMPÊTE, Fantaisie symphonique d’après Shakespeare
Andante lugubre – Allegro vivo – Andante cantabile non troppo – Allegro vivo
Live 1951 mono
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MOSCOW Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir,
Nicolai Golovanov
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Wilhelm Furtwängler plays Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

PIANO CONCERTO No.5 in E flat major, op.73 ‘Emperor’ (1809) 38:52
KONZERT für KLAVIER und Orchester Nr.5 Es Dur op.73
CONCERTO pour PIANO et orchestre en mi bémol majeur, Op.73 “L’Empereur”
Recording London, 19-20 February 1951, EMI Studio

SYMPHONY No.5 in C minor, op.67 (1808) 35:47
SYMPHONY Nr.5 c-Moll op.67
SYMPHONIE no5 en ut mineur op.67

Recording Vienna, Musikvereinsaal, 28 February-1st March 1954, Electrola GmbH
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Edwin FISCHER, piano – The Philharmonia
Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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Yevgeni Mravinsky plays Bartók, Honegger & Stravinsky

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Music for strings, percussion and celesta sz 106 (1936) 27:43
Musik für saiteninstrumente, schlagzeug und celesta / Musique pour cordes, percussion et celesta
Live recorded Prague, Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, May 24, 1967. Recording team: Ladislav Šip, František Burda
Previously available on Praga PR 254 047, Paris 1994.

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
S YMPHONIE no 3 “Liturgique” (1945-6) 26:48
SINFONIE Nr.3 „Liturgische“ / SYMPHONY No.3 ‘Liturgy’
Live recorded Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, February 28, 1965. Recording Engineer David Gaklin

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
AGON ,ballet music for 12 dancers / musique de ballet pour 12 danseurs (1953-57)
Pas de Quatre / Double pas de Quatre / Coda-Triple pas de Quatre (coda) – PRELUDE
Premier pas de trois / Sarabande/ / Gaillarde / Coda – INTERLUDE.
Second pas de trois: Branle simple / Branle gai / Branle de Poitou – INTERLUDE.
Pas de deux / Coda / Quatre duos / Quatre Trios / Coda (tous les danseurs)

Live recorded Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, October 30, 1968. Recording Engineer: Gerhaldt Tses
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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Ilya Sh pilberg
Yevgeni MRAVINSKY

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Yevgeni Mravinsky plays Dmitri Shostakovich (1770-1827) & Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

Dmitri Shostakovich
SYMPHONY No.8 in C minor, Op.65 (1943)
1. I Adagio-Poco più mosso – Adagio – Allegro non troppo - Allegro – Poco più mosso – adagio
2. II. Allegretto
3. III Allegro non troppo
4. IV. Largo
5. V. Allegretto – L’istesso tempo – Allegro – Adagio - Poco animato – Adagio – Allegretto – Andante
Moscow, live radio recording, in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, 12 February 1961

Alexander Scriabin
6. LE POÈME DE L’EXTASE, Op.54 (Symphony No.4) (1905-8)
Moscow, studio recording, 22 December 1958
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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeni MRAVINSKY

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Yevgeny Mravinsky :  The Accomplishment of the Romantic Symphony

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
SYMPHONY No.4 in E minor, Op.98 (1885)
1. I. Allegro non troppo
2. II. Andante moderato
3. III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo primo
4. IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro

Leningrad, live recorded in the Great Hall of the Philharmonie, 14 May 1961

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
SYMPHONY No.5 in E minor, Op.64. (1888)
5. I. Andante - Allegro con anima
6. II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
Andante mosso - Allegro con moto - Tempo primo
7. III. Valse. Allegro moderato
8. IV. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace - Molto vivace
Moderato assai e molto maestoso - Presto

Leningrad, live recorded in the Great Hall of the Philharmonie, 18 November 1982 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY

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Mstislav Rostropovich :  Short Romantic Portrait

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
CELLO CONCERTO in A minor, Op.104 B 191(1895)
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
3. III. Finale: Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro vivo

London April 23, 1957, Abbey road’s studio
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Sir Adrian BOULT

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
CELLO CONCERTO in A minor, Op. 129 (1878)
4. I. Nicht zu schnell
5. II. Langsam
6. III. Sehr lebhaft

London, September 3,1960, Wembley Town Hall
LENINGRAD PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
7. PEZZO CAPRICCIOSO in B minor, Op. 62 (1887) (with applause)
Andante con moto – Non cambiare il tempo - coda
Moscow, May 13, 1964, Conservatory Great Hall
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

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Z MRTVÉHO DOMU, Předehra
1. FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD, prelude
AUS EINEM TOTENHAUS, Overtüre / DE LA MAISON DES MORTS, ouverture


AMARUS, cantata for soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra
to words by Jaroslav Vrchlický (1900)

Kantate für Solisten, gemischtes Chor und Orchester
Cantate pour solistes, choeur mixte et orchestre, sur des paroles de Jaroslav Vrchlický
2. I. Moderato
3. II. Andante
4. III. Moderato
5. IV. Adagio
6. V. Epilogue. Tempo di marcia funebre

SUITU Z OPERY PŘÍHODY LISKY BYSTROUŠKY
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, orchestral suite from the opera
(arranged by Václav Talich and revised by Václav Smetáček)
OPERN-SUITE „Das schlaue Füchslein“, Fassung von Václav Talich, überarbeitet von Václav Smetáček
LA PETITE RENARDE RUSÉE, suite d’orchestre d’après l’opéra
dans la réalisation de Václav Talich reprise par Václav Smetáček
7. I. Andante. Allegro. Stesso tempo. Meno mosso. Presto. Tempo I
8. II. Andante. Moderato. Allegro

SUITY Z OPERY Z MRTVÉHO DOMU, letech dirigent František Jílek
FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
orchestral suite from the opera selected by František Jílek
OPERN-SUITE „AUS EINEM TOTENHAUS“, Fassung von František Jílek
DE LA MAISON DES MORTS, suite d’orchestre d’après l’opéra,
dans la réalisation de František Jílek
9. I. Moderato. Allegro. Presto. Tempo I. Con moto. Allegro. Presto. Maestoso. Tempo I.
10. II. Andante. Allegro. Con moto. Allegretto. Andante. Moderato. Allegro. Presto. Andante
11. III. Finale: Tempo primo. Moderato. Maestoso

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Věra SOUKUPOVÁ, soprano
Vílem PŘIBYL, tenor
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Josef VESELKA(2-6)
Česká filharmonie - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Václav NEUMANN, František JÍLEK (9-11)

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In memoriam Maureen Forrester (1930-2010)

DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN
Symphonie für eine Alt- und eine Baßstimme, und großes Orchester
THE YOUTH’s MAGIC HORN for contralto, bass and large orchestra
LE COR ENCHANTÉ DE L’ENFANT, pour voix d'alto, de basse et grand orchestre
1. Revelge (Reveille) – Bass
2. Das irdische Leben (Life on earth) – Contralto
3. Lob des hohen Verstandes (In praise of high intellect) – Bass
4. Rheinlegendchen (Rhins Legend) – Contralto
5. Der Schildwache Nachtlied (The Sentinel’s night song) – Bass
6. Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? (Who made up this little song ?) – Bass
7. Verlor’ne Müh (Wasted effort) – Contralto
8. Der Tamboursg’sell (The Drummer-boy) – Bass
9. Trost im Unglück (Consolation in sorrow) – Bass
10. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Where the shining trumpets sound) – Contralto
11. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt  (St. Anthony of Padua preaches to the fishes) – Contralto
12. Lied des Verfolgtem ,im Turm (Song of the Prisoner in the tower) – Bass
13. Urlicht – Contralto

Recorded in Vienna 27-31 May 1963

RÜCKERT LIEDER (5), für eine Altstimme und großes Orchester (1899-1903)
for contralto and orchestra / pour voix d'alto et orchestre
14. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder !
15. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
16. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
17. Um Mitternacht
18. Liebst du um Schönheit (Orch.M.Putmann)

Recorded in Berlin, RIAS 1956
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Maureen FORRESTER, contralto
Heinz REHFUSS, bass
Vienna Festival Orchestra, Felix PROHASKA
RIAS Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Ferenc FRICSAY (14-18)

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Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand (I)

Program Dedicated to Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961)

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
1. CONCERTO POUR LA MAIN GAUCHE en ré majeur
PIANO CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HAND in D
KLAVIERKONZERT (linke Hand) D-Dur
Lento - Allegro
Recorded in Paris, Salle Wagram, August 3, 1959

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
2. PRELUDE FOR PIANO, Op.9 no.1 in C sharp minor for the left hand (1894)
PRELUDE op.9 Nr.1 cis-Moll für Klavier (linke Hand)
PRÉLUDE op.9 no1 en ut dièse mineur, pour la main gauche
Andante
Recorded live in Prague, May 17, 1978. Czech Radio

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
PIANO CONCERTO No.4 in B flat major, Op.53 for the left Hand
KLAVIERKONZERT No.4 B-Dur op.53, für die linke Hand
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no4 en si bémol majeur op.53, pour la main gauche
3. I. Vivace
4. II. Andante
5. III. Moderato
6. IV. Vivace

Recorded in Philadelphia, February 2, 1958

BELÁ BARTÓK (1881-1945
7. FOUR PIECES FOR PIANO BB.71. No.1 STUDY for the left hand
Nr.1: STUDIE FÜR DIE LINKE HAND
no1 : ÉTUDE POUR LA MAIN GAUCHE
Allegro in B flat major. Dedicated to István Thomán
Live recorded in Budapest, January 20, 1965, Hungarian Radio

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
8-20. DIVERSIONS for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21
Thema Maestoso (01:09) – Variation I: Recitative: l’istesso tempo (maestoso) (01:29)
Variation II: Romance Allegretto mosso (01:29) – Variation III: March Allegro con
brio (01:17) – Variation IV: Arabesque Allegretto (01:36) – Variation V: Chant Andante
solennemente (01:48) – Variation VI: Nocturne Andante placevole (02:07) – Variation VII:
Badinerie Grave. Vivacissimo (01:25) – Variation VIII: Burlesque Molto moderato (01:51)
Variation IXa: Toccata I Allegro (00:47) – *Variation IXb: Toccata II Cadenza: l’istesso
tempo (02:00) – Variation X Adagio (04:18) – Finale: Tarentella Presto con fuoco (02:38)
Recorded, London, July 3-4, 1955
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(1) Samson FRANÇOIS, piano / Klavier
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, André Cluytens
(2) Andrei GAVRILOV, piano / Klavier
(3-6) Rudolf SERKIN, piano / Klavier
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
(7) Gábor GABOS, piano / Klavier
(8-20)Julius KATCHEN, piano / Klavier
London Symphony

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Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand (II)

In honorem Otakar Hollmann (1894-1967)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
1. CHACONNE in D minor for the left hand
(Transcribed from the J-S.Bach’s Partita BWV 1004 ,1853)
CHACONNE d-Moll für die linke Hand (Transkription aus dem Partita BWV 1004 von J.S.Bach)
CHACONNE en ré mineur transcrite pour la main gauche
(d’après la Partita BWV 1004 pour violon seul de J-S.Bach)
Lento - Allegro
Live recorded in Vienna, 2 December 1964, Austrian Radio

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959)
CONCERTINO (DIVERTIMENTO) in G for piano (1926)
(left hand) and small orchestra H.173
CONCERTINO G-Dur für Klavier (linke Hand) und Kammerorchester H 173
CONCERTINO POUR PIANO (main gauche) et petit ensemble, en sol majeur H 173)
2. I. Allegro moderato, in Gmajor (ends in D)
3. II. Andante, in B flat
4. III. Allegro con brio, in G major

Recorded in Sondershausen (Germany), 4-6 December 1962, Cruciskirche.

LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO (left hand) and wind ensemble (1926)
CAPRICCIO für Klavier (linke Hand) und Bläserinstrumente
CAPRICCIO POUR PIANO (main gauche) et ensemble à vent
5 I. Allegro
6. II. Adagio
7. III. Allegretto
8. IV. Andante

Praga Digitals studio recorded, Prague, July 3-4, 1999, Studio Domovina.

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
9. PIANO CONCERTO for the left hand, Op.73
PARERGON ZUR SINFONIA DOMESTICA fur Klavier (felf Hand) und Orchester
CONCERTO POUR PIANO (main gauche) et orchestre Op.73 (1925)
Langsam und schleppend. Fröhlich bewegt – Sehr Lebhaft
Recorded live in Moscow, 2 February 1966
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(1) Walter KLIEN, piano
(2-4) Siegfried RAPP, piano
Loh-Orchester Sondershausen, Gerhardt WIESENHÜTTER
(5-8) Ivan KLÁNSKÝ, piano
Vladislav Kozderka , Jan Fišer , trumpets
Jiří Odchá zel , Jan Hýnčica , Antonín Keller, trombones – Jan Novotný , tuba
Tomáš KOUTNÍK conducting
(9)Tatyana NIKOLAYEVA, piano
State Radio-TV Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

 

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Tribute to Rafael Kubelík 

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
„DAS KLAGENDE LIED“ (1899 edition)
for soloists (soprano, mezzo-soprano / alto, tenor), choir and orchestra
(Josef Weinberger Verlag, Wien)
1. Der Spielmann [The Minstrel/Le Ménétrier]
I. Beim Weidenbaum, im kühlen Tann [alto, tenor, soprano]
II. Ein Spielmann zog einst des Weges daher [tenor, alto, Choir]
III. Der Spielmann stezt die Flöte an [alto, sopran,tenor]
IV. Ach Spielmann, lieber Spielmann mein! [alto]
V. Der Spielmann ziehet in die Weit [Choir, alto, soprano,tenor]
2. Hochzeitstück [Wedding piece/Chant de noces]
I. Vom hohen Felsen erglänzt das Schloss [Choir]
II. Und weisst du’s nicht, warum die Freud? [sopano, alto, tenor, Choir]
III. Was ist der König so stumm und bleich? [alto, Choir]
IV. Ach Spielmann, lieber Spielmann mein! [alto, Choir]
V. Auf springt der König von seinem Thron! [Choir]
VI. Ach Bruder, lieber Bruder emin! [soprano, Choir]
VI. Am Boden Iiegt die Königin [tenor, Choir, soprano]

Live recorded and broadcasted by the Bavarian Radio, 8 June 1979

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
3. RHAPSODIE für eine Altstimme, Männerchor und Orchester Op.53 (1869)
Text aus Harzreise im Winter, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for contralto, men’s choir
and orchestra / pour voix d’alto, choeur d’hommes et orchestre
Adagio in C minor – Poco andante in C minor (6/4) – Adagio in C
Live recorded and broadcasted by the Bavarian Radio, 18 June 1962

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG (1874-1951)
GURRE LIEDER, cantata for vocal soloists, chorus and large orchestra
on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen
(translated from Danish to German by Robert Franz Arnold) Selection
für Soli, Chor und Orchester / pour solistes, choeur et grand orchestre
4. Part one – Orchestral prelude
5. Tauben von Gurre!
6. Part three – Waldemar: Erwacht, König Waldemars Mannen wert!
7. Peasant: Deckel des Sarges klappert und klappt (First Part)
8. Der Hahn erhebt den Kopf (Waldemars’s Men)

Live recorded, Munich, 10-12 March 1965 - Verlag : Universal Edition A.G. Vienna
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(1-2) Julia HAMARI, Sopran - Rose WAGERMANN, Mezzosopran - David RENDALL Tenor
(3) Grace HOFFMAN, Contralto
(4-8) Herta TÖPPER, Mezzosopran - Inge BORKH, Sopran
Herbert SCHACHTSCHNEIDER, Tenor - Kieth ENGEN, Bariton
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks [Einstudierung Hans Mende (1-2), Wolfgang Schubert]
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael KUBELÍK

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Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

PÉTROUCHKA / PETRUSHKA / PETROUSCHKA (Revised Version, 1947)
Burlesque in four scenes / Burleske Szenen in vier Bildern / Scènes burlesques en quatre tableaux
First Tableau / Erstes Bild / Premier tableau
The Shrovetide Fair / Volksfest während der Fastnachtswoche / Fête populaire de la Semaine Grasse
1. The crowds / La foule
2. The Mountebank’s Booth / La baraque du forain
3. Danse russe
4. Second tableau / Zweites Bild / Second Tableau

Petrushka’s Room / Bei Petruschka / Chez Pétrouchka
Third Tableau / Drittes Bild / Troisième tableau
5. Blackamoor / Der Mohr / Chez le Maure
6. Dance of the Ballerina / Tanz der Ballerina / Danse de la Ballerine
7. Waltz: the Ballerina and the Blackamoor
Walzer: die Ballerina und der Mohr / Valse : La Ballerine et le Maure
Fourth Tableau / Viertes Bild / Quatrième tableau
8. The Shrovetide fair (evening)
Volksfest während der Fastnacht (gegen Abend) / Fête populaire de la Semaine Grasse (vers le soir)
9. Dance of the wet-nurses / Tanz der Ammen / Danse des nounous
10. Dance of the coachmen and the grooms
Tanz der Kutscher und der Stallknechte / Danse des cochers et des palefreniers
11. The masqueraders / Die Maskierten / Les Déguisés
The scuffle / Der Kampf / La querelle
Death of Petrouchka / Petruschkas Tod / Mort de Petrouchka

Leningrad, live recorded, 24 October 1964. Engineer: David Gaklin

LE BAISER DE LA FÉE / THE FAIRY-KISS / DER KUSS DER FEE
Ballet in four scenes (1927, rev.1950)
First Scene / Erstes Bild / Scène I
The Lullaby in the storm
12 Prologue – Allegro sostenuto – [Fig 27-41] – Vivace agitato
Second Scene / Zweites Bild / Scène II
13. A Village Fête – Valse – Tempo primo – Tempo agitato ma giusto
Third Scene / Drittes Bild / Scène III
14. By the Mill – Più mosso – Allegro grazioso
15 Pas de deux – Entrée
16. Adagio
17. Variation
18. Coda
19. Scène
Fourth Scene / Viertes Bild / Scène IV
20. Épilogue. Berceuse des demeures éternelles
Die Gefilde der Seligen / Lullaby of the Eternal Dwellings

Leningrad, live recorded , 20 June 1983. Recording Engineer: Semyon Shugal

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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY

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In Memoriam JANOS STARKER (1924-2013)

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959)
CELLO CONCERTO No.1, H.196 (Third version, 1955 Edition)
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Andante moderato
3. III. Allegro

Prague, Live recording, Czech Radio, 19 March 1990 - Publishers: Schott’s Söhne, No.1563, Mainz, 1955
Czech Radio Symphony (SOČR), John Nelson

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
CELLO CONCERTO in E minor Op.58 (1935)
4. I. Andante - Poco meno mosso (andante assai) - Adagio
5. II. Allegro giusto
6. III. Finale: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo

London, 14-17 July 1956

ERNŐ DOHNÁNYI (1877-1860)
7. KONZERTSTÜCK for CELLO and Orchestra in D, Op.12 (1903-4)
Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro non troppo
London 14-17 July 1956, Kingsway Hall
Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Walter Süsskind

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