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Legendary Conductors of the BSO


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5115  
Composer:  Maurice RavelClaude DebussyFranz SchubertRobert Schumann,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles MunchErich LeinsdorfWilliam Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and three of their eminent music directors, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf and William Steinberg. This historical footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques. It is of exceptional musical interest and historical value, and has been described by critics as a "rare treat" (Gramophone) and "welcome documentations" (BBC Music Magazine).

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 Sound format: LPCM Mono (DVD 1) / LPCM Stereo (DVD 2) / Enhanced Mono (DVD 3, 4, 5) Region code: 0 (worldwide) Menu language: English Running time: 6 hours 14 mins No. of DVDs: 5

This set contains the
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CHARLES MUNCH
RAVEL Ma Mère l’Oye – Suite; DEBUSSY Ibéria, La Mer (1958 & 1961)

ERICH LEINSDORF
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 "Great"; SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4; WAGNER Parsifal – Good Friday Music (1962, 1963 & 1964)

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5; MOZART Serenade No.9 "Posthorn" – Minuet I (1963 & 1969)

WILLIAM STEINBERG
HAYDN Symphony No. 55; BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (1962, 1969 & 1970)

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 (2nd revised edition) (1962) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ma mère l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
2.
Images for Orchestra: no 2, Ibéria by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; France 
3.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
4.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
6.
Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
7.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
9.
Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn": 2nd movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 55 in E major, H 1 no 55 "The Schoolmaster" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
11.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Good Old BSO March 29, 2014 By Due Fuss See All My Reviews "A welcome addition to my DVD library! Incredible footage of three of the great leaders of the BSO, including that unsung hero William Steinberg, who is woefully underrated. The footage is from the golden age of the BSO the '50s and '60s, with some footage of Steinberg in the '70s. Can't praise this set highly enough!" Report Abuse
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