1: MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 in E flat "Symphony
of a Thousand" (Soloists/Choruses/LSO/Jascha Horenstein)
DISK 2: SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 (LENINGRAD PO/EVGENY MRAVINSKY)
DISK 3: EMIL GILELS plays SCARLATTI, BACH, SCHUMANN, TCHAIKOVSKY and
DISK 4: BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis (Soloists/Chorus/BBC SYMPHONY
DISK 5: SVIATOSLAV RICHTER plays CHOPIN and DEBUSSY
DISK 6: CHOPIN: Andante spianoto & Grand Polonaise/LISZT:
Fantasy (SVIATOSLAV RICHTER/LONDON SO/KIRIL KONDRISHIN)
DISK 7: MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition. TCHAIKOVSKY:
Symphony No. 6 (PHILHARMONIA O/CARLO MARIA GIULINI).
DISK 8: SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 (ROSTROPOVICH/LENINGRAD
PO/ROZHDESTVENSK). .SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto.(MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH /LONDON
SO/BENJAMIN BRITTEN). HAYDN: Piano Trio in D (GILELS/KOGAN/ROSTROPOVICH).
DISK 9: BEETHOVEN: Quintet in E flat. DUKAS: Villanelle. MARAIS: Le
MOZART: Quintet, K. 407. BRAHMS: Trio, Op. 40 (all featuring DENNIS BRAIN).
DISK 10: STRAVINSKY: Le sacre du printemps.TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca
da Rimini. MUSSORGSKY: Six songs (GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA/LONDON SO/IGOR
DISK 11: SCHUBERT: Lieder (JANET BAKER)
DISK 12: CLIFFORD CURZON plays LIZT, HAYDN and SCHUBERT.
DISK 13:DAVID OISTRAKH plays concertos of TCHAIKOVSKY (ROYAL PO/DEL MAR)
and BRAHMS (LONDON PO/SARGENT)
DISK 14: ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN plays CHOPIN (Concerto No. 2 (PHILHARMONIA O/GIULINI)
& solo works.
DISK 15: CHERUBINI: Anacreon Overture. DEBUSSY: Iberia.
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4. BERLIOZ: Hungarian March (ROYAL PO/BBC
SO/LONDON SO/IERRE MONTEUX).
DISK 16. CHABRIER: Gwendolyn Overture/España. MOZART:
Divertimento, K. 131. DELIUS: Brigg Fair. Short works of Saint-Saëns,
Berlioz and Massenet (ROYAL PO/Beecham).
DISK 17. WILHELM KEMPFF plays Schubert, Brahms ans Schumann.
DISK 18. ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI plays Scarlatti, Beethoven (Sonata
No. 32), Clementi and Chopin (Sonata No. 2).
DISK 19. ANNIE FISCHER plays BEETHOVEN (Sonata No. 14/Variations in C minor),
CHOPIN: (Scherzo No. 3), KODALY: Dances of Marosszek). MOZART: (Sonata
DISK 20: SHOSTAKVICH: Symphony No. 4.Katerina Ismailova Suite)
(PHILHARMONIA O/Gennady Rozhdestvensky)
ICA CLASSICS 5113 (20 DISKS)
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including recording dates and venues. The earliest recording is Toscanini's
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here takes just one disk (81:09). This site discussed this famous performance
in detail when it was first issued on IMG/BBC (REVIEW)..
I chided the producers for not including the massive ovation, which was
included in its entirety on the BBC broadcast disks; very little applause
is included on this new reissue, for obvious reasons. To mention just
a few other memorable performnces, we have Igor Markevitch's thrilling
Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, Carlo Maria Giulini in vivid performances
of Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky (quite different from his sedate later
performances), and the powerful Shostakovich of Evgeny Mravinsky. And
we have Emil Gilels, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Wilhelm Kempff, Sviatoslav
Richter and the distinguished Hungarian Anne Fischer. And let us not
forget Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Dennis Brain, David
Oistrakh, !and Janet Baker! We also have one of the best-sounding
(in spite of its
of Arturo Toscanini. Don't miss this remarkable set.