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Gunter Wand - The Radio Recordings

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Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 13038   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartOlivier MessiaenAnton WebernWolfgang Fortner,   ... 
Performer:  Erno SebestyenMargaret MarshallTiny WirtzMonique [Ondes Martenot] Matagne-Cavailles,   ... 
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Number of Discs: 20 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 21 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gu?nter Wand (1912-2002) left us dozens of gramophone records: complete symphonic cycles and impressive live recordings of his concerts with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. The archetypical anti-star all his life and for that very reason under-appreciated, this conductor only attained international recognition in his old age as an unequalled interpreter of classical music. Accordingly, most of these multiple-award-winning benchmark recordings date from his later years.

All the more important, then, are Wand's copious radio recordings from earlier days. He was active in almost all the ARD public-service stations, and there is ample musical evidence of his work. The aim of the posthumous Wand Edition is
Read more to use these studio recordings and broadcast concerts to explore aspects of his musical achievement not represented on the commercial recordings that were released during his lifetime. The best of the recordings in the various broadcasting archives, subjected to the most advanced digital techniques, may give the listener an idea of the extraordinary wide range of repertoire commanded by this great conductor.

Very few recordings survive from the early post-war years; most of the tapes were wiped after the broadcast and re-used. The 1950s and early 1960s saw a move to archiving quality recordings, and from the start, Gu?nter Wand's performances fell into this category. If we examine these archive resources with the aim of filling gaps in the repertoire left by the discs that appeared in Wand's lifetime, the Classical era presents us with previously unpublished sacred works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, including a number of great masses and the serenade music that Wand so loved. Then there is the French repertoire of the 19th and early 20th century, as essential to the posthumous edition as the contemporary music that meant so much to Gu?nter Wand - compositions by Tadeusz Baird, Wolfgang Fortner, Gyo?rgy Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

The Edition will also shed light on Gu?nter Wand's fruitful collaboration with great artists of his time. It includes concertos with pianists such as Robert Casadesus, Rudolf Firkusny, Emil Gilels and Nikita Magaloff and violinists like Edith Peinemann and Ruggiero Ricci and vocal works with a galaxy of noted singers, among them Martina Arroyo, Margaret Marshall, Anny Schlemm, Werner Krenn and Anita Westhoff (who would later become Wand's second wife). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade no 7 in D major, K 250 (248b) "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erno Sebestyen (Violin)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1982 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 49 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Bella mia fiamma...Resta, o cara, K 528 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Margaret Marshall ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1980 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Tiny Wirtz (Piano), Monique [Ondes Martenot] Matagne-Cavailles (Ondes Martenot)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1966 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 28 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Modern 
Written: 1909; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1966 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Modern 
Written: 1911-1913; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1968 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Cantata no 1, Op. 29 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1966 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Aulodie for oboe & orchestra by Wolfgang Fortner
Performer:  Lothar Faber (Oboe)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1966 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 18 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 10/26/1978 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 11 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emily Giles (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1974 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 39 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1976 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/30/1975 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13.
Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Maria Venuti (), Ulf Kenklies (), Peter Binder ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 54 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14.
Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolfgang Ritter (Flute)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1990 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 12 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolfgang Ritter (Flute)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 24 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1978 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 38 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 26 Minutes 18 Secs. 
18.
"Les Bandar-Log" Op. 176: Symphonic poem from the Rudyard Kipling cycle "The Jungle Book" by Charles Koechlin
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Modern 
Written: 1899-1939 
Date of Recording: 02/02/1973 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 16 Minutes 11 Secs. 
19.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1967 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
20.
"Anacréon": Overture by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1803 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1975 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
21.
Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1968 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 42 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J 118/Op. 74 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Hermut Gießer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/25/1977 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 21 Minutes 15 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piano and Winds by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; France 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 19 Minutes 16 Secs. 
24.
Symphony in one movement by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1951 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 15 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25.
Symphony for large orchestra by Wolfgang Fortner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Heidelberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 27 Minutes 34 Secs. 
26.
Lontano by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1979 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 57 Minutes 24 Secs. 
28.
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K 243 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Adolf Dallapozza (), Karl Ridderbusch (), Margaret Marshall ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1982 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 32 Minutes 57 Secs. 
29.
Misera, dove son!...Ah non son io che parlo, recitativo & aria for soprano & orchestra, G. 548 (for by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Margaret Marshall ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1786-97 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1980 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
30.
Cosi fan tutte K588: Overtures by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1968 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
31.
Die Zauberflöte K620: Overtures by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/03/1968 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
32.
Le nozze di Figaro KK492: Overtures by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1969 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
33.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/02/1985 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Oboe in C major, H 7g no C1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  HansJörg Schellenberger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: circa ?1800 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1980 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 22 Minutes 29 Secs. 
35.
Symphony No. 76 in E flat major, H. 1/76 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1782 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1973 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 17 Minutes 14 Secs. 
36.
Mass in C major, Op. 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Adolf Dallapozza (), Karl Ridderbusch (), Margaret Marshall ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1982 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 44 Minutes 23 Secs. 
37.
Vesperae de Dominica, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, MH 321 (KL 4:6) by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Kunikazu [Bass Vocal] Ohashi (), Brigitte Dürrler (), Wolfgang Gehring (Organ),
Werner Krenn ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 07/22/1782 
Date of Recording: 11/22/1968 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
38.
Te Deum by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Helmut Melchert (), Hermann Werner (Organ), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979-1980; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1952 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 20 Minutes 9 Secs. 
39.
Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Op. 50 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Helmut Melchert (), Leonie Rysanek (), Hermann Werner (Organ)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1979 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
40.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1969 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 31 Minutes 25 Secs. 
41.
Four Last Songs, AV 150 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Martina Arroyo ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hermann Baumann (Horn)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1975 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 15 Minutes 19 Secs. 
43.
Phantastische Erscheinungen eines Themas von Hector Berlioz, Op. 25 ("Fantastic Appearances of a The by Walter Braunfels
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1953 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 39 Minutes 22 Secs. 
44.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (Horn)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1951 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 13 Minutes 16 Secs. 
45.
Dialogues (4), for oboe & orchestra by Tadeusz Baird
Performer:  Lothar Faber (Oboe)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Written: 1964 
Date of Recording: 02/1968 
Venue:  Live  Musica Viva 
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs. 
46.
Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Johannes [Tenor Vocal] Feyerabend (), Ewald [Bass Vocal] Kadeweier (), Margot Guilleaume ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/25/1952 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 26 Minutes 27 Secs. 
47.
Stabat mater in F major/minor, D 383 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/17/1953 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 39 Minutes 13 Secs. 
48.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1970 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 30 Minutes 5 Secs. 
49.
Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/20/1967 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 23 Minutes 50 Secs. 
50.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roland Greutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 13 Minutes 59 Secs. 
51.
Die Bluthochzeit by Wolfgang Fortner
Performer:  Natalie Hinsch-Gröndahl (), Hildegunt Walther (), Anny Schlemm (),
Anita Westhoff (), Ernst Grathwol (), Ernst [Tenor Vocal] Hammerstaedt (),
Gerhard [Tenor Vocal] Nathge ()
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1957 
Venue:  THS Studio Holger Siedler 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": I. Allegro maestoso - Allegro molto
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": II. Andante
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": III. Menuetto - Trio
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": IV. Rondeau: Allegro
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": V. Menuetto galante - Trio
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": VI. Andante
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": VII. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II
Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, "Haffner": VIII. Adagio - Allegro assai
Bella mia fiamma, addio, K. 528: Bella mia fiamma... Resta, o cara, K. 528
3 Petites liturgies de la Presence Divine: I. Antienne de la conversation interieure
3 Petites liturgies de la Presence Divine: II. Sequence du verbe, cantique divin
3 Petites liturgies de la Presence Divine: III. Psalmodie de l'ubiquite par amour
6 Pieces, Op. 6
5 Pieces, Op. 10
Cantata No. 1, Op. 29
Aulodie for oboe and orchestra: Introduction - Allegro - Epilpgue - Caprice - Interlude - Variations

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