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Willen Van Otterloo: The Original Recordings: 1951-1966

Otterloo / Hague Philharmonic
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72383   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bedrich SmetanaCésar FranckLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Feike AsmaCor de GrootTheo OlofHerman Krebbers
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 8 Hours 26 Mins. 

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In 2008, Challenge Classics released a very popular, limited edition of The Original Recordings 1950-1960 of the legendary Dutch conductor Willem van Otterloo with The Hague Philharmonic.

This eagerly anticipated new seven-CD set presents a broader perspective, and features four renowned orchestras with which he conducted and recorded, including the Royal Concertgebouw, the Vienna Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Hague Philharmonic.
In 2008, Challenge Classics released a very popular, limited edition of The Original Recordings 1950-1960 of the legendary Dutch conductor Willem van Otterloo with The Hague Philharmonic.

This eagerly anticipated new seven-CD set presents a broader perspective, and features four renowned orchestras with which he conducted and recorded, including the Royal Concertgebouw, the Vienna Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Hague Philharmonic.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Length: 18 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Les Eolides, M 43 by César Franck
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 37 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807 
Venue:  Vienna, Musikverein 
Length: 31 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1957 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 26 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1953 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Musikverein 
Length: 64 Minutes 25 Secs. 
9.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
Venue:  Berlin, Jesus Christus Kirche 
Length: 16 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Feike Asma (Organ)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Written: 1886 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 30 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cor de Groot (Piano)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1890-1891 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1954 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 25 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cor de Groot (Piano)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 33 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13.
Psyché, M 47 by César Franck
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Date of Recording: 10/21/1954 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 26 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Written: 1808 
Venue:  Vienna, Musikverein 
Length: 42 Minutes 14 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Cor de Groot (Piano)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Musikverein 
Length: 33 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1960 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Theo Olof (Violin)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/04/1952 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
18.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Herman Krebbers (Violin)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1951 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Die Zauberharfe, D 644: Overture by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1951 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 
20.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1960 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
21.
Symphony no 2 in C major, J 51 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Germany 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 16 Minutes 27 Secs. 
22.
Le Prophčte: Coronation March by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1960 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
23.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1951 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24.
Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1951 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
25.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1960 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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