Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sokolov plays Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 (DVD5)


Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Grigory Sokolov, piano

Sorry, I am new to Mr. Sokolov. I don't have the conductor info either. My source DVD doesn't provide any info about this recording. I fell in like with Sokolov by listening to his Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 posted by PANOVNIK (http://panovnik.blogspot.com/2011/07/grigory-sokolov-yritemirkanov.html). Thanks, PANOVNIK. He also posted a Sokolov recording of Rach 3 from radio Petersburg. The conductor is Victor Dubrovsky. Not sure if it's the same performance.

Bernstein - The Last Message (Sapporo, 07/03/1990, MKV-Video)


Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Leonard Bernstein
Pacific Music Festival Orchestra

Recorded: Sapporo, 07/03/1990
Bernstein and Tilson Thomas founded the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in the summer of 1990. He was already suffering from the lung disease at that time. Bernstein died 3 months later after this first Festival rehearsal and performance.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thielemann conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (Berlin, 12/13/2008)


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Christian Thielemann
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Berlin, 12/13/2008

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Celibidache conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 6 (Munich, 11/1991, MKV-Video)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 6 in A major

Sergiu Celibidache
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Munich, 11/26, 27, 29, 30/1991

While digitalizing my collections, I found this source material is not playable anymore. Fortunately, I still can make a lossless MKV from the original DVD-R. Thanks God! This DVD is recorded from Sky A broadcast dated as 11/1991. I didn't compare this with my Sony LD and am not sure if they are the same performance or not. Once I convert the Sony LD to digital file, it would be easier for me to compare them. Depending on response to this post, the Sony LD-to-DVD Bruckner 6th & 8th will be forthcoming. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Horestein conducts Beethoven Fidelio (Athens, 1957)


Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio

Evangelos Markelos, Don Fernando
Costantino Ego, Don Pizarro
Giuseppe Zampieri, Florestan
Martha Modl, Leonore
Dezso Ernster, Rocco
Zoe Vlachopoulou, Marzelline
Aristos Pantazinakos, Jaquino

Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra of the Athen's Festival

Recorded: Athens, 09/06/1957

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Brahms/Beethoven: Piano Concertos (Arrau / Kletzki / Markevitch / Schuricht)

Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Paul Kletzki
Orchestre National de France

Recorded: Montreux, 09/13/1959

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83

Igor Markevitch
Concertgebouw Orchestra

Recorded: Montreux, 09/25/1956

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Carl Schuricht
Orchestre National de France

Recorded: Paris, 03/24/1959

Claudio Arrau, piano

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rosbaud conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (Baden-Baden, 11/17/1955)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Hans Rosbaud
SWR Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Baden-Baden, 11/17/1955

This CD was produced in Milan, Italy. The liner notes tell of the important contribution that this CD makes to the Rosbaud discography. They state that the recording was made in 1951. The timings of the individual movements are 13'35" 13'24" 18'05" and 19'29". However, the tape in the SWR archives gives the date as November 17, 1955. The timings of this recording are 13'39" 13'28" 26'11" and 19'20". So, the big question here is - What happened to eight minutes of the Adagio? The edit is smooth and hard to find but why was it ever cut? Even in its full length, the recording clocks in at under 74 minutes, so there is no problem fitting this performance onto one CD. Hopefully, the full recording will be available someday!

~abruckner.com

Glazunov/Bruch/Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Morini, Fricsay, Rodzinski

Alexander Glazunov (1)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 26

Max Bruch (2)
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 82

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (3)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Erica Morini, violin

Ferenc Fricsay (1/2)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1/2)

Artur Rodzinski (3)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3)

Recorded: Berlin, 10/1958 (1/2); London, 09/1956

Horenstein in Paris : Tchaikovsky/Prokofiev (1956/1957)

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Erica Morini, violin

Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100

Jascha Horenstein
Orchestre National de Paris

Recorded: Paris, 12/19/1957 (Tchaikovsky), 11/22/1956


Monday, December 19, 2011

Jochum conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (Berlin, 12/18/1983, DVD-Video)


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Eugen Jochum
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Berlin, 12/18/1983

Post per request. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Solti conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 3 (Munich, 06/11/1993, DVD-Video)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Igor Stravinsky
Symphony in Three Moments

Sir Georg Solti
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Munich, 06/11/1993
Converted from my LD collection. Enjoy!

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 / Kempff, Kubelik

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Wilhelm Kempff, piano

Rafael Kubelik
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The background noise is annoying but the piano and band are clear and vivid. A very rare recording. Sorry, no recording date from my source material and I can't find any documentary for such combination either. Enjoy!  


Friday, December 16, 2011

Celibidache conducts Beethoven Violin Concerto (Munich, 04/22/1988)


Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Sergiu Celibidache
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Recorded: Munich, 04/22/1988

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Karajan conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Vienna, 1947)


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

Herbert von Karajan
Wiener Philharmoniker
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Elisabeth Hongen, mezzo-soprano
Julius Patzak, tenor
Hans Hotter, bass

Recorded: Vienna, 1947

Karajan in New York : Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (11/22/1958)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

Herbert von Karajan
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Westminster Choir

Leontyne Price, soprano
Maureen Forrester, alto
Leopold Simoneau, tenor
Norman Scott, bass

Recorded: New York, 11/22/1958

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts Verdi La Traviata (Munich, 01.1981)

Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata

Carlos Kleiber
Bavarian State Orchestra & Chorus

Cotrubas,Linser,Jungwirth,Schicoff,Brendel,Lenz,
Wilbrink,Auer,Hillebrand,Craig,Goritzki,Sapell

Recorded: Munich, 01/1981

Here is a very rare copy of Mr. Kleiber's La Traviata performed in 01/1981. Carlos Kleiber conducted Verdi's La Traviata on January 11, 14, 26 & 30, November 28 & December 01 in 1981 (Carlos Kleiber - Opera & Concert listings from http://www.thrsw.com/cklist/la_traviata/).  My source material only specifies the date as 01/1981 with no cast listing. The cast info is also from the famous CK website thrsw.com. If someone happens to know the exact date and cast, please share such info here. Thanks and enjoy. 


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Barbirolli conducts Brahms Symphony No. 2 (Coventry, 06/06/1962)


Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Sir John Barbirolli
Berliner Philharmoniker

Recorded: Coventry, 06/06/1962

Monday, December 5, 2011

Celibidache conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (Tokyo, 10/18/1990)


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 7 in E major

Sergiu Celibidache
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Tokyo, 10/18/1990


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Celibidache conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (BPO, 04/01/1992, DVD Video)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 7 in E major

Sergiu Celibidache
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Berlin, 04/01/1992

Re-post per request. Enjoy!

Celibidache conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (09/15/1983, MKV Video)


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major

Sergiu Celibidache
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Munich, 09/15/1983

Re-up per request. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Klemperer conducts Mahler Symphony No. 4 (02/12/1956)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major

Paul Hindemith
Ballet Suite "Nobilissima Visione"

Otto Klemperer
RIAS Symphony Orchestra

Elfride Trotschel, Soprano

Recorded: Berlin, 02/12/1956 (Mahler), 02/15/1954

Klemperer conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (03/29/1958)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture "Egmont", Op. 84
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Otto Klemperer
RIAS Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Berlin, 03/29/1958

Klemperer conducts Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 (RIAS)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

Otto Klemperer
RIAS Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Berlin, 03/29/1958 (No. 2), 02/15/1954

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kubelik conducts Mahler Symphony No. 5 (1951)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Rafael Kubelik
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Recorded: 06/31/1951
This performance outshines Kubelik's another two Mahler 5th recordings (DG & Audite). Post per request. Enjoy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Kubelik conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Paris, 1956)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Rafael Kubelik
Orchestre National de France

Recorded: Paris, 02/29/1956

Blech conducts Chopin & Schubert

Frederic Chopin
Piano: Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 "The Great"

Leo Blech
RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester

Julian von Karolyi, piano

Recorded: Berlin, 1950

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Haitink conducts Mahler Symphony No. 9 (Amsterdam, 04/1993)



Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 9 in D major

Bernard Haitink
European Community Youth Orchestra

Recorded: Amsterdam, 04/1993



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Schuricht conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (Hamburg, 1960)


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Carl Schuricht
NDR Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Hamburg, 01/31~02/01/1960


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sinopoli conducts Verdi Otello (Berlin, 1991)

Giuseppe Verdi
Otello

Giuseppe Sinopoli
Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra & Chorus

Vladimir Atlantov - Otello
Julia Varady - Desdemona
Robert McFarland - Iago
Richard Karczykowski - Cassio
Uwe Peper - Rodrigo
Victor von Halem - Lodovico
Ivan Sardi - Montano
Ute Walther - Emilia
Rolf Kuhne - Un Araldo

Recorded: Berlin, 04/04/1991

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thielemann conducts R. Strauss Elektra (Covent Garden, 03/31/1997)

Richard Strauss
Elektra

Christian Thielemann
Royal Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Hildegard Behrens - Elektra
Nadine Secunde - Chrysothemis
Jane Henschel - Clytemnestra
Robert Tear - Aegisth
Alan Held - Orest
Grant Dickson - Ein alter Diener
Barry Ryan - Ein junger Diener
Andrea Hazell - Die Schlepptragerin
Patricia Cameron - Die Vertraute
Jeremy White - Der Pfleger des Orest
Elizabeth Vaughan - Die Aufseherin

Recorded: Covent Garden, 03/31/1997

Friday, November 11, 2011

Levine conducts Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Vienna, 1989)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in C minor

James Levine
Wiener Philharmoniker
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Christa Ludwig - Mezzo-Soprano
Kathleen Battle - Soprano

Recorded: Vienna, 08/19/1989

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kubelik conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 6 (1977)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 6 in A major, WAB106

Rafael Kubelik
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: 1977


Friday, November 4, 2011

Knappertsbusch conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 5

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

Hans Knappertsbusch
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded: Munich, 05/19/1959

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Knappertsbusch conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 4


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major "Romantic"

Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Hans Knappertsbusch
Berliner Philharmoniker (Bruckner)/Berlin State Opera Orchestra

Recorded: Baden-Baden, 09/08/1944 (Bruckner); Berlin, 09/04/1928

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Carlos Kleiber First Recordings



Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in B-flat major (Tafelmusik)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Cello Concerto in B-flat major, Wq. 171

Interview Carlos Kleiber

Carlos Kleiber
Hamburger Rundfunkorchester

Recorded: Hamburg, 12/1960

Not for the repertoires, but for its documentary value. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kubelik conducts Verdi Don Carlos (Hamburg, 03/21/1978)

Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlos

Don Carlo(s) - Vasile Moldoveanu
Filippo II - Simon Estes
Rodrigo - Bernd Weikl
Il Grande Inquisitore - Kurt Moll
Elisabetta di Valois - Sylvia Sass
La principessa Eboli - Grace Bumbry

Rafael Kubelik
Hamburg State Opera Orchestra & Choir

Recorded: Hamburg, 03/21/1978

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Tokyo, 10/07/1994)

Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier

Marschallin - Felicity Lott
Baron Ochs - Kurt Moll
Octavian - Anne Sopie von Otter
Faninal - Gottfried Hornik
Sopie - Barbar Bonney

Carlos Kleiber
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Vieanna State Opera Chorus

Recorded: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 10/07/1994


Monday, October 24, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts Verdi Falstaff


Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff

Sir.John Falstaff - Norman Mittelmann
Ford - William Justus
Fenton - Ernst-August Steinhoff
Dr. Cajus - Paul Späni
Bardolfo - Richard van Vrooman
Mrs. Ford (Alice) - Gerry de Groot
Nannetta - Lucille Kailer
Mrs. Quickly - Erika Wien
Mrs. Page (Meg) - Ellen Kunz
Pistola - Heiz Borst

Carlos Kleiber
Zurich Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Recorded: Zurich, 03/04/1965

The sound quality of these recordings are poor, but the documentary value is priceless.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Steinberg conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral"



Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

Ella Lee - Soprano
Joanna Simon - Alto
Richard Kness - Tenor
Thomas Paul - Bass

William Steinberg
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh




Sunday, October 16, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts Verdi Otello (Covent Garden, 01/13/1987)


Giuseppe Verdi
Otello

Otello - Plácido Domingo
Desdemona - Katia Ricciarelli
Iago - Justino Díaz
Cassio - Kim Begley
Rodrigo - Christopher Gillet
Lodovico - Gwynne Howell
Montano - Geoffrey Moses
Emilia - Anne Mason
Un Araldo - Paschal Allen

Carlos Kleiber
Royal Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Recorded Coven Garden, January 13, 1987

 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kondrashin conducts Mahler Symphony No. 6 (Baden-Baden, 1981)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 6 in A minor

Kirill Kondrashin
SWR Symphony Orchestra

Recorded Baden-Baden, January 13-15, 1981

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Furtwangler conducts Furtwangler & Beethoven


Wilhelm Furtwangler
Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Wilhelm Furtwangler
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart

Recorded Stuttgart, March 30, 1954

Monday, October 3, 2011

Carlos Kleiber Live in Tokyo (09/1981)


Giacomo Puccini
La Boheme

Mimi : Mirella Freni
Rodolfo : Peter Dvorsky
Marcello : Lorenzo Saccomani
Musseta : Margherita Guglielmi
Schaunard : Antonio Salvadori
Colline : Paolo Washington
Parpignol : Saverio Porzano
Benoit : Claudio Giombi
Alcindore : Alfredo Giacomotti
Sergente dei Doganieri : Giuseppe Morresi
Un Doganiere : Carlo Meliciani
Chorus Master : Romano Gandolfi
Recorded Tokyo, September 15, 1981

Giuseppe Verdi
Otello

Otello : Placido Domingo
Desdemona : Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Jago : Silvano Carroli
Cassio : Enzio Di Cesare
Roderigo : Ermanno Lorenzi
Lodovico : Luigi Roni
Montano : Orazio Mori
Un Araldo : Giuseppe Morresi
Emilia : Stefania Malagu
Recorded Tokyo, September 02, 1981

Carlos Kleiber
La Scala Milan Orchestra & Chorus

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts R. Strauss Elektra (London, 05/06/1977)


Richard Strauss
Elektra

Carlos Kleiber
Royal Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Recorded May 06, 1977, London

Klytamnestra : Marta Szirmay
Elektra : Birgit Nilsson
Chrysothemis : Gwyneth Jones
Aegisth : Charles Craig
Orest : Donald McIntyre

Monday, September 12, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts Verdi La Traviata (Munich, 1985)


Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata

Bavarian State Orchestra & Chorus
Violetta Valery, Edita Gruberova
Alfredo Germont, Neil Shicoff
Giorgio Germont, Wolfgang Brendel
 
Carlos Kleiber

Recorded 1985, Munich


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts R. Strauss Elektra (Stuttgart, 06/17/1971)


Richard Strauss
Elektra

Klytamnestra : Martha Modl
Elektra : Ingrid Steger
Chrysothemis : Marion Lippert
Aegisth : Wolfgang Windgassen
Orest : William Wildermann

Carlos Kleiber
Wurttemberg State Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Recorded June 17, 1971, Stuttgart

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carlos Kleiber in Light Music

Jacques Offenbach
Die kleine Zauberflote - complete
Die Verlobung bei der Laterne - complete

Gabriele Treskow, soprano
Karl Diekmann, tenor
Kurt Gester, tenor
Eve Kaspar, soprano
Alfons Holte, baritone

Rhine Opera House Orchestra

Recorded December 01, 1962, Dusseldorf

Otto Nicolai / Johann Strauss / Josef Strauss
Orchestral works

Wiener Philharmoniker

Recorded January 01, 1991, Vienna

Carlos Kleiber

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Munich, 07/31/1977)


Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier

Helga Dernesch, Feldmarschallin
Kurt Moll, Baron Ochs
Brigitte Fassbaender, Octavian
Benno Kusche, Faninal
Lucia Popp, Sophie
Annelie Waas, Marianne
David Thaw, Valzacchi
Gudrun Wewezow, Annina
Albrecht Peter, Polizeikommissar
Georg Paskuda, Haushofmeister
Franz Klarwein, Haushofmeister
Hans Wilbrink, Notar
Lorenz Fehenberger, Wirt
Gerhard Unger, Sanger
Kirsti Rix Forsman, Modistin
Rudolf Chizzali, Tierhandler

Carlos Kleiber
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Recorded July 31, 1977, Munich



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Carlos Kleiber conducts Verdi La Traviata (Munich, 06/17/1977)


Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata

Bavarian State Orchestra & Chorus
Violetta Valery, Adriana Maliponte
Alfredo Germont, Benito Maresca
Giorgio Germont, Wolfgang Brendel
Flora Bervoix, Doris Linsen
Annina, Helena Jungwirth
Gastone, Friedrich Lenz
Carlos Kleiber

Recorded June 16, 1977, Munich

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dorati conducts Mahler Symphony No. 6 (Tel Aviv, 10/27/1963)


Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 6 in A minor

Antal Dorati
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded Tel Aviv, October 27, 1963