PREMIUM COLLECTION Classical Masterworks

THE PREMIUM COLLECTION
75 Classical Masterworks

Domingo · Fischer-Dieskau · Freni · Price
Argerich · Barenboim · Gilels · Kempff
Abbado · Karajan · Kleiber · Ozawa
Berliner Philharmoniker
London Symphony Orchestra
Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more
Int. Release 03 Sep. 2007
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Classical masterpieces performed by the world’s most famous artists


Track List

CD 1: The Premium Collection Vol.1

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op.23

Incidental Music

Göteborgs Symfoniker, Neeme Järvi

Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)
Canon And Gigue In D Major, P 37

Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

Wolfgang Herzer, Alfons Kontarsky, Aloys Kontarsky, Karl Böhm

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra

5.
0:00
10:54

Göran Söllscher, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068

6.
0:00
4:41

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85

Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, Alfred Wallenstein

Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1750)
Eduard Kaufmann, Walter Prystawski, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op.95, B.178 - "From The New World"

10.
0:00
5:12

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Act 4

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Total Playing Time 1:09:39

CD 2: The Premium Collection Vol.2

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen Suite (Excerpts From Suites Nos.1 & 2)

Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung Whun Chung

Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)
Carmina Burana

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, RV 297 "L'inverno"

Simon Standage, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

Orch. Ravel

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Overture 1812, Op.49

Churchbells of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Artillery Division, Gothenburg Symphony Brass Band, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony Chorus, Ove Gotting

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo And Juliet, Op.64

Act 1

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Messa da Requiem

Ernst Senff Chor, Berliner Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176

Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Siegfried Stockigt, Kurt Hiltawsky, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Boléro, M. 81

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 1:07:36

CD 3: The Premium Collection Vol.3

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Aufforderung zum Tanze, Op.65, J.260

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Gaîté parisienne

Arranged by M. Rosenthal

4.
0:00
0:57

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op.23

Incidental Music

Göteborgs Symfoniker, Neeme Järvi

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Water Music, Suites 2 & 3 in D/G, HWV 348

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495

David Jolley, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100

Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Torgny Sporsen, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony Chorus

Johann Strauss I (1804 - 1849)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Total Playing Time 1:16:53

CD 4: The Premium Collection Vol.4

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467

Géza Anda, Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Daniel Barenboim

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Kinderszenen, Op.15

Martha Argerich

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"

4.
4:03

Anatol Ugorski

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Suite bergamasque, L. 75

Alexis Weissenberg

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 -"Moonlight"

Emil Gilels

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
13 Préludes, Op.32

Lilya Zilberstein

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886), Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Daniel Barenboim

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
24 Préludes, Op.28

Christoph Eschenbach

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Préludes / Book 1, L.117

Alexis Weissenberg

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
13 Préludes, Op.32

Lilya Zilberstein

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
6 Moments musicaux, Op.94, D.780

Wilhelm Kempff

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488

Cadenza: W.A.Mozart

13.
0:00
6:58

Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Géza Anda

Total Playing Time 1:03:45

CD 5: The Premium Collection Vol.5

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert Choir

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)
Má Vlast, JB1:112

3.
0:00
11:59

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Simon Preston

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Finlandia, Op.26, No.7

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op.32

Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
"West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances

San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave)

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Norman Del Mar

Total Playing Time 1:11:54

CD 6: The Premium Collection Vol.6

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Act 3

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Staatsopernchor

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'elisir d'amore

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano/Leonore Emanuele Bardare

Act 3

Antonietta Stella, Franco Ricciardi, Carlo Bergonzi, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin

Nabucco

Act 3

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini

Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Grace Bumbry, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Janos Kulka

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Sándor Kónya, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Antonino Votto

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano/Leonore Emanuele Bardare

Act 2

Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Act 3

Margaret Price, Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 2

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Ed. Alberto Zedda (1928-)

Act 1

Hermann Prey, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620

Erster Aufzug

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Zweiter Aufzug

Franz Crass, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, RIAS Kammerchor

Roberta Peters, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
William Tell

18.
0:00
3:25

Rome Opera House Orchestra, Tullio Serafin

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 3

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Wilhelm Pitz, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele

Total Playing Time 1:13:01

. . . a destacar, el Beethoven de Gilels o el personal Schubert de Wilhelm Kempff.
. . . el Mambo de West Side Story, magníficamente interpretado por la San Francisco Symphony Orchestra y Ozawa. . . . encontramos también una muy buena versión de Finlandia de Sibelius por la Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra dirigida por Järvi.