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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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FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828
SYMPHONY No.9 in C major, D 944 ‘The Great’ (1822-28)
SYMPHONY Nr.9 C-Dur D 944
SYMPHONIE no9 en ut majeur D 944
1. I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Andante con moto
3. III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4. IV. Allegro vivace

Studio recording, Berlin, 10-12 December 1951
Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
5. SYMPHONY No.9 in D minor, Op.125 (1822-24)
*SYMPHONY Nr.9 d-Moll, op.125
SYMPHONIE no9 en ré mineur, op.125 – Finale
IV. Finale: Presto (First part) - O Freunde, nicht diese Töne’ – Allegro assai
Live recording, Lucerne Festival, August 22, 1954,
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano | Elsa Cavelti, Mezzo-Soprano
Ernst Häfliger, Tenor | Otto Edelmann, Bariton
Lucerne Festival Choir, The Philharmonia
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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PRD/DSD 350 085

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William Primrose (1904-1982) : few master originals for viola

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Symphonie concertante in E flat, K.364 (1781)
1. I. Allegro maestoso
2. II. Andante
3. III. Presto

Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose, RCA Victor Symphony, Izler Solomon
Recorded New York, October 2, 1956

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
4. Harold en Italie/Harold in Italy, Op.16
Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d’après Byron (1834)
III. Sérénade/Serenade
William Primrose, alto – Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Münch
Recorded March 31, 1958, Boston Symphony Hall

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Concerto for viola Sz.120 (1945)
5. I. Allegro moderato
6. II. Adagio religioso – III. Allegro vivace

William Primrose, New Symphony Orchestra, London, Tibor Serlih
London, 1951. Bartók Records

WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983)
Concerto for viola (1929) original version
7. I. Andante comodo
8. II. Vivo, con molto preciso
9 III. Allegro moderato

William Primrose, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir William Walton
Recorded London, 22-23 July 1946

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PRD 25 324

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Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) : In the wake of World War II (1944-47)

SYMPHONY No.9 in E flat major, Op.70 (1945) 25:15
SYMPHONIE Nr.9 Es-Dur, Op.70 / SYMPHONIE no 9 en mi bémol majeur, op.70
1. I. Allegro 05:08
2. II. Moderato 06:58
3. III. Presto 03:00
4. IV. Largo 03:35
5. V. Allegretto – Allegro 06:15
Live recording, Dvořák Hall, in the Rudolfinum, 26 May 1967

PIANO TRIO No.2 in E minor, Op.67 (1944) 23:10
TRIO Nr.2 e-Moll Op.67, FÜR KLAVIER, VIOLINE UND VIOLONCELLO
TRIO pour PIANO, VIOLON et VIOLONCELLE no 1 en mi mineur op.67
6. I. Andante – Moderato – Più mosso 06:44
7. II. Allegro con brio 02:43
8. III. Largo 04:18
9. IV. Allegretto – Pesante – Adagio 09:25
Live recording, Dvořák Hall, in the Rudolfinum, 26 May 1961

STRING QUARTET No.3 in F, Op.73 (1947) 28:35
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.3 F-Dur Op.73 / QUATUOR à CORDES no 3 en fa majeur, op.73
10. I. Allegretto 04:51
11. II. Moderato con moto 05:09
12. III. Allegro non troppo 04:05
13. IV. Adagio 05:25
14. V. Moderato 09:20
Live recording, Dvořák Hall, in the Rudolfinum, 20 January 1961

(1-5) CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Zděnek KOŠLER
(6-9) OISTRAKH TRIO
Lev OBORIN, piano - David OISTRAKH, violin - Svjatoslav KNHUSHEVITZKY, cello
(10-14) SMETANA QUARTET
Jiří NOVÁK, Lubomír KOSTECKÝ, violins - Milan ŠKAMPA, viola - Antonín KOHOUT, cello

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Sergey Prokofiev by Yevgeny Mravinsky

Sergey PROKOFIEV 1891-1953
SYMPHONY No.5 in B flat major, Op.100 (1944) 41:13
SYMPHONIE Nr.5 B-Dur, op.100
SYMPHONIE no5 en si bémol majeur, op.100
1. I. Andante 12:33
2. II. Allegro marcato 08:12
3. III. Adagio 10:54
4. IV. Allegro giocoso 08:58
Live recording, Leningrad/St.Petersburg, Large Hall of the Philharmonic Orchestra June 29, 1973

SYMPHONY No.6 in E flat minor, Op.111 (1945-7) 37:13
SYMPHONIE Nr.6 Es-Moll, op.111
SYMPHONIE no6 en mi bémol mineur, op.111
5. I. Allegro moderato 13:15
6. II. Largo 12:16
7. III. Vivace 10:54
Live recording, Prague, Dvořák Hall, May 25, 1967. Previously available on PRAGA PR 250 079

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Leningrad Pilharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky
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Romeo & Juliet’s drama epitomised by

Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
1. ROMEO and JULIET, Overture-Fantasy to W.Shakespeare (1876) 19:45
ROMÉO et JULIETTE, Ouverture Fantaisie d’après Shakespeare
Andante non tanto quasi Moderato - Allegro - Molto meno mosso - Allegro giusto - Moderato assai
Live recording, Moscow, 7 January 1967

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
ROMEO and JULIET, A dramatic Symphony Op.17 (1827) (excerpts) 36:33
ROMÉO et JULIETTE, Symphonie dramatique op.17 (extraits)
2. Introduction (combat and tumult)/ouverture 04:52
3. Romeo alone – Melancholy / Roméo seul (1ère partie) 07:02
4. Concert and Ball at the Capulet’s Palast / Bal au Palais des Capulet 05:57
5. Love scene / Scène d’amour* 18:38
Studio recording, near London, June 1962, Westminster Lab

Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
ROMEO and JULIET, Second Suite from the ballet, Op.64b (1938-45) 22:42
6. I. The Montagues and the Capulets / Montaigus & Capulets 04:55
7. II. Juliet the young girl / Juliette, jeune fille 03:43
8. III. Before parting / Roméo & Juliette avant la séparation 07:57
9. IV. Romeo at Juliet’s tomb / Roméo au tombeau de Juliette 06:04
Live recording, Leningrad, 30 December 1981

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(1) Moscow Philharmony Orchestra, Kyrill KONDRASHIN
(2-5) Choir* & London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre MONTEUX
(6-9) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny MRAVINSKY

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A Short Musical Portrait of Maria Yudina (1899-1970)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
‘EROICA’ VARIATIONS, Op.35 in E flat major (1802) 21:50
EROICA-VARIATIONEN Es-Dur Op.35
VARIATIONS & FUGUE sur un thème original, “Eroica”, en mi bémol majeur op.35
1. Introduzione col basso del tema. Allegretto vivace 03:27
2. Variation I 00:34
3. Variation II 00:53
4. Variation III 00:37
5. Variation IV 00:34
6. Variation V 00:40
7. Variation VI 00:34
8. Variation VII. Canone all’Ottava 00:37
9. Variation VIII 00:45
10. Variation IX 00:46
11. Variation X 00:31
12. Variation XI 00:37
13. Variation XII 00:40
14. Variation XIII 00:47
15. Variation XIV Minore 01:06
16. Variation XV. Maggiore. Largo 04:07
17. Finale. Alla fuga. Allegro con brio 04:06
Recorded in USSR: April 1961

ALBAN BERG 1885-1935
18. PIANO SONATA in B minor Op.1 (1907-8) 09:39
KLAVIERSONATE Nr.2 h-Moll op.1 / SONATE POUR PIANO SOLO en si mineur Op.1
Mâßig bewegt
Recorded in 10 June 1964

IGOR STRAVINSKY 1882-1971
SERENADE in A for piano (1925) 10:11
19. Hymne 03:04
20. Romanza 02:40
21. Rondoletto 02:12
22. Cadenza finale 02:05
Recorded in March 2, 1962

BELÁ BARTÓK 1881-1945
MIKROKOSMOS Sz.107 Parts V-VI excerpts (1927-8) 15:03
23. No.128 Peasant dance. Moderato 01:12
24. No.132 Major seconds broken and together. Adagio 01:32
25. No.137 Unisono. Moderato 01:45
26. No.142 From the Diary of a fly. Allegro 01:24
27. No.144 Minor seconds, majors sevenths. Molto adagio, mesto 04:12
28. No.145 Chromatic Invention (the 2 versions played at the same time)Allegro 01:18
29. No.146 Ostinato. Vivacissimo 02:20
30. No.149 No.2 of the Six Dances: in Bulgarian rhythm 01:20
Recorded in 8 January 1964

IGOR STRAVINSKY 1
CONCERTO FOR PIANO & Wind instruments 19:19
31. Largo–Allegro–Più mosso–Maestoso (largo del principal) 07:34
32. Largo (attacca) 06:37
33. Allegro 05:03
Recorded in September1962

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Maria YUDINA, piano / Klavier
(31-33) USSR Radio Symphony, Moscow
Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

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Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

1 - 4 SYMPHONY No.4 in A major, Op.90 ‘Italian’ 25:49
5 - 8 SYMPHONY No.5 in D minor, Op.107 ‘Reformation’ 29:44
NBC Symphony Orchestra

Richard WAGNER

 PARSIFAL Prelude Act.1 – Good Friday Music 22:57
London Symphony Orchestra

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SYMPHONY No.5 in B flat major, Op.55 (1895)
SYMPHONIE Nr.5 H-Dur op.48 / SYMPHONIE no5 en si bémol majeur op.48
1. I. Moderato maestoso - Allegro
2. II. Scherzo
3. III. Andante
4. IV. Allegro maestoso
Leningrad, Philharmonic Hall, recording live 28 September 1968

SYMPHONY No.4 in E flat major, Op.48 (1893)
SYMPHONIE Nr.4 Es-Dur op.48 / SYMPHONIE no4 en mi bémol majeur op.48
5. I. Andante - Allegro moderato
6. II. Scherzo
7. III. Andante - Allegro
Leningrad, Philharmonic Hall, recording 2 March 1948

THE SEASONS, ballet music, Op.67 (excerpts) (1900)
DIE JAHRESZEITEN op.67 (Ausschnitte)/ LES SAISONS, musique de ballet, op.67 (fragments)
8. I. Scene I - Winter - Introduction
9. II. Scene II - Spring
10. III. Scene III - Summer
11. IV. Scene IV - Automn Bacchanal
12. Seasons - Entrance
13. Bacchanal (2)
14. Scene and Apotheosis with applause
Leningrad, Philharmonic Hall, recording live 28 September 1969, during a ballet festival
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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY

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Prague Spring Festival 1955

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
SYMPHONY No.4 in B flat major, Op.60 (1806) 30:42
SYMPHONIE Nr.4 B-Dur op.60
SYMPHONIE no 4 en si bémol majeur op.60
1. I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 08:52
2. II. Adagio 09:34
3. III. Minuetto. Allegro vivace 05:37
4. IV. Allegro ma non troppo 06:29
Prague, live recording, 3 June 1955, Smetana Hall, prevouislay released on PRD 256 004

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH 1906-1975
SYMPHONY No.10 in E minor, Op.93 (1953) 48:36
SYMPHONY Nr.10 e-Moll op.93
SYMPHONIE no 10 en mi mineur, op.93
5 I. Moderato 22:50
6. II. Allegro 03:45
7. III. Allegretto 10:44
8. IV. Andante 11:04
Prague, live recording 3 June 1955, Smetana Hall, previously released on PRD 250 053

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Leningrad Pilharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny Mravinsky

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Yevgeny Mravinsky : A Debussy-Sibelius Conjunction

JEAN SIBELIUS 1865-1957
SYMPHONY No.3 in C, Op.52 (1904-07) 27:04
1. I. Allegro moderato 09:50
2. II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto 08:26
3. III Moderato – Allegro (ma non tanto) 08:16
Live recording Leningrad, October 27, 1963

4. THE SWAN OF TUONELA, Legend Op.22 No.3 8:54
Andante molto sostenuto
Live recording Moscow, February 23, 1965, Recording engineer David Gaklin

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862-1918
NOCTURNES, Nos.1 & 2 (1899) 14:40
5. NUAGES Modéré – Un peu animé 08:11
6. FÊTES Animé et très rythmé – Modéré, mais toujours très rythmé 06:20
Live recording, Leningrad, Februay 26, 1960, Recording engineer Nikola Kustov

JEAN SIBELIUS
7. SYMPHONY No.7, in C, Op.105 (1924) 20:08
Adagio –Un pochettino meno adagio – Poco a poco affretando il tempo a vivacissimo
5 bars before: Poco rallentendo all’adagio– Poco a poco meno lento all’ – Allegro molto moderato – Poco a
poco meno moderato
2 bars before: Vice-Presto—Poco a poco rallentendo all’adagio – Largamente molto – Affetuoso – Tempo primo
Live recording Leningrad, October 29, 1965, Recording engineer Alexander Grosman

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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY

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Claudio Arrau plays Brahms

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
PIANO CONCERTO No.1 in D minor, Op.15 50:17
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.1 d-Moll op.15
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no1 en ré mineur op.15
1. I. Maestoso 22:46
2. II. Adagio 14:50
3. III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo 12:30
Live recorded and broadcasted in Munich, by the Bavarian Radio, 24 April 1964.

4. VARIATIONS AND FUGUE ON A THEME BY HANDEL, Op.24 in B flat 28:59
HÄNDEL-VARIATIONEN op.24 B-Dur
VARIATIONS et FUGUE SUR UN THEME DE HAENDEL, op.24 en si bémol majeur
Aria – Variations I-II-III-IV Risoluto-V Espressivo-VI-VII Con vivacità-VIII-IX
Poco sostenuto-X-XI-XII-XIII Largamente, ma non più-XIV-XV-XVI-XVII
Più mosso-XVIII-XIX Leggiero e vivace-XX-XXI-XXII-XXII-XXIII-XXIV-XXV-Fuga
Live recorded and broadcasted in Lugano by the Radio Swizzera Italiana, 20 May 1963.

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Claudio Arrau, piano / Klavier

(1-3) Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Rafael Kubelík

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Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY 1840-1893

VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR, Op.35 (1878) 35:29
KONZERT FÜR VIOLINE und Orchester D-Dur Op.35
CONCERTO POUR VIOLON et orchestre en ré majeur, Op.35
1. I. Allegro moderato 18:37
2. II. Andante 05:58
3. III. Allegro ma non troppo 09:52
Recorded Moscow, 27 September 1968

Jean SIBELIUS 1865-1957
VIOLIN CONCERTO in D minor, Op.47 (1903-5) 31:15
KONZERT FÜR VIOLINE und Orchester d-Moll Op.47
CONCERTO POUR VIOLON et orchestre en ré mineur, Op.47
4. I. Allegro moderato 15:16
5. II. Adagio di molto 08:44
6. III. Allegro ma non troppo 07:23

HUMORESQUES, for violin and orchestra, Op.87 Nos. 1, 2 05:52
7. I. in D minor – Commodo 03:33
8. II. In D major – Allegro assai 02:14
Recorded Moscow, 23 July 1965
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David Oistrakh, violin
USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra (1-3)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky

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Wilhelm Furtwängler VII First Vienna School

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1. LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, opera buffa, overture K 492 (Vienna, 1786) 04:48
Recorded live, Salzburg Festival, 7 August 1953

SYMPHONY No.40 in G minor, K 550 (1788) 24:12
SYMPHONIE Nr.40 g-Moll KV 550 / SYMPHONIE no40 en sol mineur K 550
2. I. Molto allegro 06:52
3. II. Andante 08:21
4. III. Menuetto (allegretto) – Trio 04:20
5. IV. Finale. Allegro assai 04:27
Studio recording, 7-8 December 1948 & 17 February 1949, Musikvereinsaal, Vienna

Joseph Haydn

SYMPHONY in G, Hob.I:88 (1787) 21:09
SYMPHONIE G-Dur, Hob.I:88 / SYMPHONIE no88 en sol majeur
6. I. Adagio – Allegro 06:47
7. II. Largo 06:15
8. III. Menuetto (allegretto) - Trio 04:21
9. IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito 03:35
Studio recording, Berlin, 18-19 June 1950

SYMPHONY in G, Hob.I:94 ’surprise’ (1791) 22:31
SYMPHONIE G-Dur Hob.I:94 „Mit dem Paukenschlag“
SYMPHONIE no94 en sol majeur, “La Surprise”
10. I. Adagio – Vivace assai 06:53
11. II. Andante 07:33
12. III. Menuetto (allegro molto) – Trio - Menuetto 04:01
13. IV. Finale. Allegro di molto 03:52
Studio recording, 11-12 & 17 January 1951, Musikvereinsaal, Vienna

(1-5, 10-13) Wiener Philharmoniker, (6-9) Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810-1856

SYMPHONY No.1 in B flat major, Op.38 ‘Spring’ (1841, rev.1853) 33:38
SYMPHONY Nr.1 B-Dur op.38 „Frühlingssymphonie“
SYMPHONIE no1 en si bémol majeur Op.38 “Le Printemps”
1. I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace 10:54
2 II. Larghetto 06:39
3. III. Scherzo: Molto vivace 06:19
4. IV. Allegro animato e grazioso 10:17
Live recording Munich, Kongressaal des Deutschen Museums, 29 October 1951, Bavarian Radio

5. MANFRED op.115, overture (1848-9) 13:17
Live recording Berlin, Titania Palast, 18 December 1949- RIAS Berlin
SYMPHONY No.4 in D minor, Op.120 (1841, rev.1851) 31:00
SYMPHONY Nr.4 d-Moll op.120
SYMPHONIE no4 en ré mineur Op.120
5. I. Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft attacca 11:46
6 II. Romanze: ziemlich langsam attacca 05:18
7. III. Scherzo: Lebhaft – Trio attacca 05:55
8. IV. Langsam – Lebhaft 07:54
Recording Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, 14 May 1953

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(1-4) Wiener Philharmoniker
Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER

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Dmitry Shostakovich 1906-1975 : Three Last Works

SYMPHONY No.15 in A major, Op.141 (1971) 44:32
1. I. Allegretto 08:18
2. II. Adagio – Largo – Adagio – Largo 05:29
3. III. Allegretto 04:14
4. IV. Adagio – Allegretto – Adagio – Allegretto 16:31
Prague, live recorded 26 May 1976, broadcasted by the Českolovenský rozhlas. 29 November 1979,
previously issued on Praga PRD 250 040

SUITE, to words by Michelangelo, Op.145a for bass and orchestra (excerpts) (1971-5) 25:32
5. I. (No.1) Truth / Wahrheit / Vérité 04:07
6. II. (No.4) Separation / Trennung / Séparation 02:08
7. III. (No.5) Wrath / Zorn / Le courroux 01:33
8. IV. (No.6) Dante 03:10
9. V. (No.8) Creation / Schöpfung / Création 02:39
10. VI. (No.9) Night / Nacht / Nuit (dialogue) 03:51
11. VII. (No.10) Death / Tod / Mort 04:06
12. VIII (No.11) Immortality / Unsterblichkeit / Immortalité 03:58
Leningrad, live recorded, Prague, May 1980, previously issued on Praga PRD 250 009

13. NOVOROSSISK CHIMES / LE CARILLON DE NOVOROSSIRSK (1960) 02:48
TV Synchronisation anthem
Novorossiisk, 27 September 1960

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(1-4) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard SEROV
(5-12) Sergei KOPČÁK, bass, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR), František VAJNAR
(13) Radio-TV USSR Symphony, Arvid Janson

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Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) : Herbert Von Karajan in London (I)

SYMPHONY No.2 in D major, Op.43 45:46
1. I. Allegretto 09:29
2. II. Tempo andante, ma rubato-Andante sostenuto-Allegro-Andante sostenuto 13:45
3. III. Vivacissimo-Lento e suave-Tempo I 06:47
4. IV. Finale. Allegro moderato 13:45
Recorded in London, Kingsway Hall, March 1960

SYMPHONY No.4 in A minor, Op.63 36:09
5. I. Tempo molto moderato,quasi adagio-Adagio-Tempo I-Adagio-Tempo I 09:44
6. II. Allegro molto vivace 05:06
7. III. Il tempo largo 12:03
8. IV. Allegro 09:23
Recorded in London, Kingsway Hall, July 1953

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The Philharmonia
Herbert von KARAJAN

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PRD 250 354

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Igor Stravinsky… plays cards

VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR (1931) 21:02
KONZERT FÜR VIOLINE und Orchester D-Dur
CONCERTO POUR VIOLON et orchestre en ré majeur
1. I. Toccata 05:39
2. II. Aria I 04:18
3. III. Aria II 04:55
4. IV. Capriccio 06:11
Recorded Paris, 2-3 June 1963, Salle Wagram. Publisher Boosey & Hawkes, London 1931

PULCINNELA, ballet suite (1922, Ed.1947) 25:26
Suite orchestrale, sur des thèmes, fragments et pièces de Pergolèse
5. I. Sinfonia 02:18
6. II. Serenata 03:40
7. III. Scherzino –Allegro - Andantino 05:13
8. IV. Tarantella 02:27
9. V. Toccata 01:01
10. VI. Gavotta con due variazioni 04:36
11. VII. Vivo 01:38
12. VIII Minuetto 02:14
13. IX Finale 02:20
Recorded London, 18 February, 14 & 18 May 1963. Publisher Boosey & Hawkes, London

JEU DE CARTES, ballet en trois donnes (1936) 23:10
14. I. Première donne 05:30
15. II. Deuxième donne – Variations I, II, III, IV, V - Coda 09:57
16. III. Troisième donne 07:37
Recorded live Münich, Deutsches Museum, 4 October 1957 Publisher Boosey & Hawkes, London 1937

MOUVEMENTS, for piano and orchestra (1958-59) 09:12
17. I. 02:35
18. II. 01:33
19. III. 00:59
20. IV. 01:46
21. V. 02:09
Recorded Berlin, 5 October 1961. Publisher Boosey& Hawkes, London 1960

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(1-4) David OISTRAKH, violin
Concerts Lamoureux, Bernard HAITINK
(5-16) THE PHILHARMONIA, London, Otto KLEMPERER
(17-21) Margrit WEBER, piano / Klavier
Radio Symphonie Orchester, Berlin, Ferenc FRICSAY

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) in USSR

APOLLON MUSAGÈTE, Ballet music in two scenes (1928, rev.1947) 23:49
1. I. Naissance d’Apollo – Largo – Allegro – Tempo primo 05:00
2. II. Variation d’Apollon (Apollon et les muses) 02:42
3. III.Pas d’action (Apollon et les 3 muses: Calliope, Polymnie & Terpsichore) 04:24
Moderato
4. IV Variation de Calliope (L’Alexandrin) – Allegretto 01:31
5. V. Variation de Polymnie – Allegro 01:18
6. VI. Variation de Tersichore – Allegretto 01:36
7. VII. Variation d’Apollon – Lento 02:32
8. VIII. Pas de Deux (Apollon & Terpsichore) – Adagio 03:53
9. IX. Coda (Apollon et les Muses). Vivo – Tempo sostenuto – Agitato 02:45
10. X. Apothéose. Largo e tranquillo 03:57
Live recorded Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, 26 September 1965. Recording Engineer: Igor Veprintsev

ORPHEUS, Ballet in three scenes (1948) 33:24
Scene 1
11. I. Orpheus lento sostenuto 02:32
12. II. Air de danse andante con moto 03:07
13. III. Dance of the Ange of Death/ Tanz des Todesengels 02:54
Danse de l’Ange de la mort – l’istesso tempo
14. IV. Interlude /Zwischenspiel – l’istesso tempo 02:09
Scene 2
15. I. The Furies/Tanz der Furien/Pas des Furies – agitato in piano 03:16
16. II. Interlude / Zwischenspiel – Air de danse-Grave 03:39
17. III. Pas d’action – andantino leggiadro 02:58
18. IV. Pas de deux – andante sostenuto 05:17
19. V. Interlude/Zwischenspiel – moderato assai 01:13
20. VI. Pas d’action – vivace 02:45
Scene 3
21. Apotheosis / Apotheose des Orpheus / Apothéose – lento sostenuto 03:12
Live recorded Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, 28 September 1962. Recording Engineer: Isolde Lyaushima

ODE, Elegiacal chant in three parts (1943) 11:08
22. I. Eulogy 03:39
23. II Eclogue 02:58
24. III. Epitaph 04:24
Live recorded, Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, 28 September 1962. Recording Engineer: Isolde Lyaushima

25. FIREWORKS (Feu d’artifice) (1904) 03:48
Live recorded, Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, 2 October 1962. Recording Engineer: Isolde Lyaushima

26. SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN, arranged for winds and percussion (1917) 01:15
LIED DER WOLGATREIDLER, arrangiert für Blasinstrumente und Schlagzeug
CHANT DES BATELIERS DE LA VOLGA, arrangé pour vents et percussion
Live recorded Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory, 2 October 1962. Recording Engineer : Isolde Lyaushima

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Ilya SHPILBERG, solo violin (Apollon)
(1-10) LENINGRAD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY
(11-24, 26) URSS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Igor STRAVINSKY
(25) MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Igor STRAVINSKY

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Kirill Kondrashin - Van Cliburn

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
PIANO CONCERTO No.3 in D minor, Op.30 43:15
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.3 d-Moll Op.30
CONCERTO POUR PIANO No3 en ré mineur op.30
1. I. Allegro ma non tanto 17:28
2. II. Intermezzo : adagio 10:37
3 III. Finale : alla breve. 15:02
Live recording, New York, 19 May 1958

THE BELLS, cantata for soloists, choir and orchestra, Op.35 (1913) 34:36
words by Edgar Poe-Russian translation by Konstantin Balmont

DIE GLOCKEN / LES CLOCHES
4. I. The silver Sleigh Bells – Allegro, ma non tanto [tenor) 06:26
5. II. The Mellow Wedding Bells – Lento [soprano-choir] 09:57
6 III. The Loud Alarm Bells- Presto [choir] 07:34
7. IV. The mournful iron Bells – Lento lugubre [baritone-choir] 10:24
Live recording, Moscow, Large Hall of the Conservatory, December 1962

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(1-3) Van CLIBURN, piano / Klavier
Symphony of the Air, New York, Kirill KONDRASHIN
(4-7) Elizaveta SHUMSKAYA, soprano, Mikhail DOVENMANN, tenor
Alexei BOLSHAKOV, baritone
Russian Republic Capella, Alexander Yurlov
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill KONDRASHIN

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František Stupka, Czech conductor

Antonín Dvořák
SYMPHONY No.9 in E minor, Op.95, ‘From the New World’ 40:08
1. I. Adagio - Allegro molto 08:52
2. II. Largo 12:44
3. III. Scherzo. Molto vivace 07:06
4. IV. Finale. Allegro 11:11
Recorded live in Prague, Domovina, 6 January 1964

SYMPHONY No.8 in G major, Op.88 38:01
5. I. Allegro con brio 09:54
6. II. Adagio 10:44
7. III. Allegretto grazioso 06:23
8. IV. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo 10:43
Recorded live in Prague, Smetana Hall, 8 January 1959

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
František STUPKA

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Prokofiev’s Later Years championed by Rostropovich

SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO in C, Op.119 (1949) 21:24
1. I. Andante grave – Moderato animato 10:08
2. II. Moderato 04:06
3. III. Allegro, ma non troppo 07:06
Recorded live in the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 25 February 1964

SYMPHONY-CONCERTO in E minor for cello and orchestra, Op.125 (1952) 35:30
4. I. Andante 09:51
5. II. Allegro giusto 15:50
6. III. Andante con moto. Allegretto 09:37
Recorded live in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 25 February 1964

CONCERTINO for cello and orchestra in G minor, Op.132 17:30
7. I. Andante mosso 07:26
8. II. Andante 05:43
9. III. [allegretto] 04:20
Recorded live in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 13 May 1964

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Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH, cello
(1-3) Alexander DEDYUKHIN, piano
(4-6) USSR Symphony Orchestra
(7-9) USSR Radio & Television Large Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi ROZHDESTVENSKY

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UN STRASBOURGEOIS à BOSTON | A STRASBURGER IN BOSTON

Hector BERLIOZ 1803-1869
1 ROMÉO et JULIETTE – Scherzo de la Reine Mab / Queen Mab scherzo 07:47
Recorded in Boston, 23 April 1961

César FRANCK 1822-1890
LE CHASSEUR MAUDIT, poème symphonique (1882) 15:38
d’après une ballade de G.A.Bürger / The Accursed Hunter / Verdammten Jägers
2. I. Le paysage paisible du dimanche / The peacefullv Sunday landscape 02:39
3. II. La Chasse /The Hunt 05:30
4. III. La malediction / The Curse 02:49
5. IV. La poursuite des démons /The Demons’ Chase 03:04
Recorded in Boston, 19 February 1958

Camille SAINT-SAENS 1835-1921
6. LA PRINCESSE JAUNE, ouverture, Op.30 06:00
Recorded live in Boston, 15 January 1951
7. LE ROUET D’OMPHALE, Op.31 / Omphale’s spinning wheel 07:35
Recorded in Boston, 4 November 1957
Claude DEBUSSY 1862-1918
8. NOCTURNES (3) No.2 II. FÊTES 06:42
Recorded in Boston, 1962

Gabriel FAURÉ 1845-1924
9. PÉNÉLOPE, opéra (1907-13) - Prélude 10:33
Recorded live in Boston, 12 December 1959
Maurice RAVEL 1875-1937
10. LA VALSE 11:10
Recorded in Boston, 23 April1961

Albert ROUSSEL 1868-1937
SUITE EN FA, Op.33 (1926) 16:09
11 I. Prélude 03:39
12. II. Sarabande 07:14
13. III. Gigue 04:43
Recorded live in Boston, 8 March 1958

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Münch

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Strains of Caledonia !

Felix MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY 1809-1847

1. Overture ‘The Hebrides’ (Fingal’s Cave), Op.26 (1830-2) 10:51
Konzert-Ouvertüre „Die Hebriden“ (Die Fingalshöhle), Op.26
Ouverture de concert “Les Hébrides” (La Grotte de Fingal), Op.26
Allegro moderato – animato in tempo
Studio recording, Cleveland, January 1963

Max BRUCH 1838-1920

SCOTTISH FANTASIA, for violin, harp, and orchestra, Op.46 (1879) 31:37
Scho ttische Fantas ie, für Violine und Orchester, Op.46
FANTAISIE ÉCOSSAISE pour violon et orchestre Op.46
2. I . Grave – Andante cantabile 09:02
3. II . Scherzo. Allegro 05:19
4. III . Andante sostenuto 07:44
5. I V. Finale. Allegro guerriero 09:18
Live recording, Moscow, 24 December 1960

Felix MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY

SYMPHONY No.3 in A minor, Op.56 ‘Scottish’ (1842) 38:22
SYMPHONY Nr.3 a-Moll Op.56 „Schottische“
SYMPHONIE no3 en la mineur Op.56, “Écossaise”
6. I . Andante con moto – Allegro un poco agitato – Assai animato 13:09
7. II . Vivace non troppo 04:21
8. III . Adagio 11:38
9. I V. Allegro vivacissimo – Allegro maestoso assai 09:17
Studio recording, New York City, 13 January 1964

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(1) Cleveland Orchestra, Georg SZELL
(2-5) David OISTRAKH, State Symphony Orchestra of USSR,
Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY
(6-9) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard BERNSTEIN

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Annie Fischer (1914-1995) a great Hungarian pianist

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)

PIANO CONCERTO No.21 in C major, K 467 ‘Elvira Manigan’ (1785) 29:46
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.21 C-Dur KV 487
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no21 en ut majeur, K 467
1. I. Allegro maestoso - Cadenza di Ferruccio Busoni 15:01
2 II. Andante 07:34
3. III. Allegro assai - Cadenza di Ferruccio Busoni 07:11
Recorded in London, February 1958

PIANO CONCERTO No.23 in A major, K 488 (1786) 25:39
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.23 A Dur KV 488
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no23 en la majeur K 488
4. I. Allegro 10:43
5 II. Adagio 06:45
6. III. Rondo. Allegro - Cadenza di Ferruccio Busoni 08:11
Recorded in London, April 1959

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)

PIANO CONCERTO No.3, Sz.119 (1945) 24:32
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.3 Sz.119 / CONCERTO POUR PIANO no3, Sz 119
7. I. Allegretto 07:20
8 II. Adagio religioso 10:32
9. III. Allegro vivace 06:41
Live recorded in Munich, Herkulesaal der Münchner Residenz, 24 November 1960

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Annie Fischer, piano
The Philharmonia, (1-3) Wolfgang Sawallisch, (4-6) Sir Adrian Boult
(7-9) Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ferenc Fricsay

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Annie Fischer (1914-1995) - Volume II, A great Hungarian pianist

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
PIANO CONCERTO No.20 in D minor, K 466 (1785) 32:17
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.20 d-Moll KV 466
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no20 en ré mineur, K 466
1. I. Allegro 14:19
2 . II. Andante 10:18
3. III. Rondo.. Allegro assai - Cadenza di Ludwig van Beethoven 07:41
Recorded in London, February 1959

PIANO CONCERTO No.22 in E flat major, K 482 (1785) 34:09
KLAVIERKONZERT Nr.22 Es-Dur KV 482
CONCERTO POUR PIANO no22 en mi bémol majeur K 482
4. I. Allegro 13:51
5. II. Adagio 09:41
6. III. Rond.. Allegro - Cadenza di Johann Nepomuk Hummel 10:42
Recorded in London, April 1959

7. RONDO FOR PIANO No.1 in D major, K 382 (1778) 09:41
RONDO FÜR KLAVIER Nr.1 D-Dur KV 382
RONDO POUR PIANO no1 en ré majeur K 382
Allegro
Recorded live in Budapest, February 1965

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
8. IMPROMPTU FOR PIANO in F minor, D 935 No.4 05:48
Allegro scherzando
Recorded in Budapest, April 1959

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Annie FISCHER, piano
(1-6) The Philharmonia, (1-3) Sir Adrian BOULT, (4-6) Wolfgang SAWALLISCH
(7-8) Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ervin LUKÁCS

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Homage to Pierre Boulez 1925-2016 : young composer and conductor

Igor STRAVINSKY 1882-1971
1. LE CHANT DU ROSSIGNOL, poème symphonique pour grand orchestre (1917) 20:11
SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE, symphonic poem for large orchestra
Live recording, Amsterdam, 25 February 1960, VARA

Belá BARTÓK 1881-1945
VIOLIN CONCERTO No.1 / CONCERTO POUR VIOLON no1 (1907-8) 20:12
2. Andante sostenuto 08:54
3. Allegro giocoso 11:55
Live recording, Amsterdam, 29 June 1966, NRU

Cla ude DEBUSSY 1862-1918
4. JEUX, poème dansé (1912) 16:11
Live recording, Amsterdam, 6 July 1961, VARA.

Igor STRAVINSKY 1882-1971
5. SYMPHONIES D’INSTRUMENTS À VENT “À la mémoire de Claude Debussy” (1940) 08:40
Studio recording, Paris, 1962, Lucien Adès
6. CONCERTINO POUR 12 INSTRUMENTS (1920) 05:53
arrangement du Concertino pour quatuor à cordes
Studio recording, Paris, 1962, Lucien Adès

Pierre BOULEZ 1925-2016
LE SOLEIL DES EAUX, cantate pour soprano, ténor, basse, choeur 08:06
et orchestre sur deux poèmes de René Char (version de 1958)
7. Complainte du Lézard amoureux 03:47
8. La Sorgue 04:22
Studio recording, London, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, 27 september 1964, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian. Edition Heugel

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Tribute to Hans ROSBAUD

Alban BERG (1885-1935)

Three Pieces for Orchestra Op.6 (1913-5, Rev.1929) 19:01
Drei Orchesterstücke Op.6 / Trois pièces pour orchestre op.6
1. I. Praeludium (Preludio) 05:02
2. II. Reigen (Round dance- ronde) 05:32
3. III. Marsch (March-marche) 08:34
Recorded Baden-Baden, March 1957. Publisher Universal Editions, Vienna

Anton WEBERN (1883-1945)

Six Pieces for Large Orchestra Op.6 (1909) 11:51
Sechs Stücke für großes Orchester Op.6 / Six pièces pour grand orchestre op.6
4. I. Etwas bewegte Achtel 01:06
5. II. Bewegt 01:17
6. III. Zart bewegt 00:52
7. IV. Langsam 04:18
8. V. Sehr langsam 02:44
9. VI. Zart bewegt 01:39
Recorded Baden-Baden, March 1957. Publisher Universal, Vienna, UE 6646

Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)

10. Valse Triste, from Kuolema Op.44 (1903) – Lento 04:26
Recorded Berlin, November 1954. Publisher Breitkopf und Härtel, Wiesbaden

11. TAPIOLA Op.112, Tone Poem (1925) – Largamente – Allegro moderato – Allegro 18:26
Recorded Berlin, March 1957. Publisher Breitkopf und Härtel, Wiesbaden

Belá BARTÓK(1881-1945)

Sonata for Two Pianos And Percussion Sz.110 BB I15 26:17
12. I Assai lento – Allegro molto 12:59
13. II Lento, ma non troppo 06:37
14. I. Allegro non troppo 06:41
Recorded in Baden-Baden, October 1953

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(1-9) SWR Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden, Hans ROSBAUD
(10-11) Berliner Philharmoniker, Hans ROSBAUD
(12-14) Maria Bergman, Hans Rosbaud, pianos / Klaviere
(12-14) Werner Grabinger, Erich Seiler, percussion / Schlagzeuge

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

SYMPHONY No.5 in D minor, Op.47 (1937) 42:20
1. I Moderato 14:33
2. II. Allegretto 04:58
3. III Largo 12:18
4. IV. Allegro non troppo 10:20
Moscow, live radio recording, in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, 24 October 1965
previously available on PR 250 085

SYMPHONY No.12 in D minor, Op.112 (1961) 37:12
5. I Revolutionnary Petrograd 11:35
6. II. Razliv 11:23
7. III Aurora 04:24
8. IV. The Dawn of Humanity 09:41
6 January 1962 Broadcasted by the Prague Radio of the of the first public performance (Leningrad, 1st October 1961) previously available on PRD 254 017

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Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yevgeny MRAVINSKY
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STRING IDYLLS

Richard WAGNER 1813-1883

1. Siegfried-Idyll, Orchesterfassung 18:20
Recorded live in Hollywood, 27 February1959.

Arnold SCHÖNBERG 1874-1931

Verklärte Nacht, Op.4, nach dem Gedicht von Richard Dehmel (1899) 30:18
Revidierte Fassung für Orchester (1943) ,
Transfigured Night, inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem, rearranged for orchestra
La Nuit transfigurée, d’après le poème de Richard Dehmel, version pour orchestre
2. Sehr langsam (bars 1-99) 06:50
3. Breiter (bars 100-200) 06:02
4. Schwer betont (bars 201-228) 02:10
5. Sehr breit und langsam (bars 229-369) 10:34
6. Sehr ruhig (bars 370-416) 04:52
Recorded in Leipzig Gewandhaus, September 1965

Gustav MAHLER 1860-1911

7. Sinfonie Nr.10 fis-Dur / Adagio, Symphonie Nr.10 24:57
(unvollendete, 1911), Ernst Krenek-Fassung (1924)
Recorded in Leipzig Gewandhaus, September 1964

Alban BERG 1864-1935

8. Lyric Suite, arranged for string orchestra (1928)- III. finale 05:48
Adagio appassionato
Recorded in New York, June 1961
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(1) Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno WALTERI
(2-7) Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, George SEBASTIAN
(8) Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert CRAFT

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L’Arte della variazione

Niccolo (Nicolò) PAGANINI (1782-1840)

1. CAPRICES pour violon solo (CAPRICCI per violino solo), Op.1 No.24 04:26
in A minor Tema – Quasi presto – Variazioni - Finale
Los Angeles, Capitol Records, 9 September 1958

Franz LISZT (1811-1886)

2. ÉTUDES D’ÉXECUTION TRANSCENDANTE d’après Paganini, S.140 No.6 in A minor 04:53
Quasi presto
London, live recorded, 1954. Previously unpublished

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY PAGANINI, Op.35 22:05
VARIATIONEN ÜBER EIN THEMA VON PAGANINI
VARIATIONS SUR UN THÈME DE PAGANINI
3-17. Book I (Theme & Variations I-XIV) 11:28
18-31. Book II (Variations 1-14) 10:27
London, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, 1953

Karol SZYMANOVSKI (1882-1937)

32. THREE PAGANINI CAPRICES, Op.40 No.3 in A minor 06:53
III Vivace
Birmingham, April 1995 – Broadcasted by Czech Radio, 25 May 2004.‘Spring Festival’

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1996)
33. VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY PAGANINI, for two pianos (1941) 06:19
VARIATIONEN ÜBER EIN THEMA VON PAGANINI, für zwei Klaviere
VARIATIONS SUR UN THÈME DE PAGANINI, pour deux pianos
Prague, live 7 April 2002. Praga Previously unpublished

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1871-1943)
RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI, Op.43 23:03
RHAPSODIE ÜBER EIN THEMA VON PAGANINI
RHAPSODIE SUR UN THÈME DE PAGANINI, op.43
34. Introduction. Allegro vivace 00:07
35. Variation 1 (Precedente) 00:21
36. Tema. L’istesso tempo 00:20
37-59. Variations II to XXIV (37-59) 22:15
Chicago, Symphony Hall, 16 January 1956

Boris BLACHER (1903-1975)
PAGANINI-VARIATIONEN, Op.26 14:06
60. Thema. Quasi presto – Variation I – Variation II 02:08
Variation III Feroce Tempo primo.
61. Variation IV. Andante –Variation V. Più mosso 02:03
Variation VI. L’istesso tempo – Variation VII
62. Variation VIII. Vivace 02:18
63. Variation IX. Tempo primo-Variation X. Andante 03:04
Variation XI. Tempo primo – Variation XII
64. Variation XIII.Un poco meno 04:33
Variation XIV.Tempo primo–Variation XV.Vivace
Variation XVI.Prestissimo
Berlin, Jesus-Christus Kirche, October 1952

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(1) Michael RABIN, violin
(2-31) Geza ANDA, piano
(32) Thomas ZEHETMAIR, violin, Silke AVENHAUS, piano
(33) PRAGUE PIANO DUO (Zdeňka and Martin HRŠEL)
(34-59) Artur RUBINSTEIN, piano, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz REINER
(60-64) RIAS Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Ferenc FRICSAY

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