THE WESTMINSTER LEGACY Vol. 1

THE WESTMINSTER LEGACY
COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Int. Release 06 Jan. 2014
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Track List

EL 1: Beethoven: Symphonies No.3 "Eroica" & No.6 "Pastorale"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 - "Eroica"

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 - "Pastoral"

Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 1:18:12

EL 2: Beethoven: Symphonies No.2 In D, Op. 36; No.4 In B Flat, Op.60 & No.8 In F, Op.93

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 1:22:09

EL 3: Beethoven: Symphony No.9 "Choral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - "Choral"

London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Elisabeth Söderström, Regina Resnik, Jon Vickers, David Ward, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, London Bach Choir

Total Playing Time 1:08:27

EL 4: Haydn: Symphony No.45 In F Sharp Minor "Farewell"; Symphony No.100 In G Major "Military"

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I:45 -"Farewell"

Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob.I:100 "Military"

Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 45:31

EL 5: Mozart: Symphonies No. 39 In E Flat, K.543; No.40 In G Minor, K.550; No.41 In C, K.551 "Jupiter"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 - "Jupiter"

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

Total Playing Time 1:12:59

EL 6: Holst: The Planets, Op.32 / Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves; Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

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

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Adrian Boult

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Adrian Boult, Wiener Akademie Kammerchor

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Adrian Boult

Total Playing Time 1:10:49

EL 7: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Part 1)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

Version with french titles

Acte 1

Acte 2

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Rodzinski

Total Playing Time 1:10:26

EL 8: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71 (Part 2); Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

Version with french titles

Acte 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36, TH.27

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Rodzinski

Total Playing Time 53:19

EL 9: Bruckner: Symphony No.8 In C Minor (Part 1)

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.8 In C Minor, WAB 108

First published version 1892/revised by Josef Schalk

Münchner Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Total Playing Time 59:35

EL 10: Bruckner: Symphony No.8 In C Minor (Part 2) / Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude; Siegfried Idyll; Parsifal - Prelude

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.8 In C Minor, WAB 108

First published version 1892/revised by Josef Schalk

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Parsifal, WWV 111

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Münchner Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Total Playing Time 1:04:29

EL 11: Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D; Symphony No.2 In C Minor

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection"

Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 1:14:58

EL 12: Mahler: Symphony No.2 In C Minor

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection"

Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 1:08:43

EL 13: Glière: Symphony No.3 "Ilya Murometz"

Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956)
Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Murometz"

Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Murometz"

Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Murometz"

Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Murometz"

Vienna State Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 1:20:49

EL 14: Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op.91 / Orff: Entrata / Gabrielli: Canzon Primi Toni

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Wellington's Victory or the Battle Symphony, Op.91

Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1553 - 1612)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Wellington's Victory or the Battle Symphony, Op.91

Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Total Playing Time 53:32

EL 15: Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20, K.466 / Scarlatti, D.: 11 Sonatas

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

Clara Haskil, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Henry Swoboda

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757)
Clara Haskil

Total Playing Time 1:08:40

EL 16: Mozart, W.A.: Piano Concerto No.22, K.482; Piano Sonata No.16, K.570 & Piano Sonata No.8, K.310

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.22 in E Flat Major, K.482

Edited Hans Engel & Horst Heussner

Daniel Barenboim, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Laszlo Somogyi

Piano Sonata No.16 in B flat, K.570

Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310

Daniel Barenboim

Total Playing Time 1:13:50

EL 17: Rachmaninov: Concerto No.2 Pour Piano En Ut Mineur, Op.18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Raymond Lewenthal, Vienna State Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel

Total Playing Time 53:21

EL 18: Brahms: Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 / Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto In D, Op.35

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59

Erica Morini, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Rodzinski

Total Playing Time 1:10:38

EL 19: Mozart, W.A.: String Quintet No.3 In G Minor, K.516; String Quartet No.23 IN F, K.590 "Prussian No.3"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
String Quintet No. 4 In G Minor, K.516

Amadeus Quartet, Cecil Aronowitz

String Quartet No.23 In F, K.590 "Prussian No.3"

Amadeus Quartet

Total Playing Time 58:39

EL 20: Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 No.4 & Op.59 No.3 "Razumovsky"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Quartet In C Minor, Op.18 No.4

String Quartet In C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3"

Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59 No.3 'Razumovsky'

Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59 No.3 'Razumovsky'

Smetana Quartet

Total Playing Time 55:23

. . . a fascinating overview of the label's activities in the form of original jacket facsimiles . . . Among long-sought-after collector's items receiving their first official CD release in the West are the first complete recording of Glière's Symphony No 3 . . . the 16-year-old Daniel Barenboim's first Mozart concerto and sonata recordings, Raymond Lewenthal's fiery Rachmaninov "Paganini" Rhapsody . . . and the young Jörg Demus's idiomatic solo Franck and Fauré. Handel's complete "Rodelinda" fields a small modern orchestra foreshadowing period practice alongside a more "traditional" yet vocally sumptuous cast, with Teresa Stich-Randall in the title-role . . . and the late, great contralto Maureen Forrester's moving Bertarido.

Un coffret impeccable le remet à l'honneur, avec des trésors signés Scherchen, Boult, Rodzinski, Jurinac, Morini, Sills, Demus . . . On ne sera jamais trop reconnaissant à . . . [Westminster] d'avoir confié un album de lieder à la grande Sena Jurinac . . . Ce Schumann sans pareil, ou chaque mot se fait vision, est bien sûr au rendez-vous . . . L'éditeur a pris soin de glisser cà et là des fill-up après les microsillons, ce qui nous vaut de redécouvrir, avec le "Roméo et Juliette" de Monteux, la "Symphonie fantastique" singulièrement anguleuse et analytique de Leibowitz. Les haendéliens se presseront pour trouver la "Rodelinda" de Brian Priestman, en 1964, enfin rééditée . . . La sélection ménage trésors bien connus et raretés, dont un "Concerto no 22" idéalement svelte et déclamé sous les doigts d'un Daniel Barenboim de vingt-deux ans . . . Le florilège Bellini/Donizetti de la jeune Beverly Sills, en 1968, promet des comparaisons cruelles avec les autres coloratures, à qui elle montrait la voie. Les onze CD (sur quarante) dévolus à Hermann Scherchen . . . un maître inclassable à la pensée libre et toujours en éveil. "Pensée libre"? Ecoutez seulement la "8e" de Beethoven, vous comprendrez vite.