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Original Masters - George Szell


Release Date: 08/09/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000491002   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Pilar LorengarKlausjürgen Wussow
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 5 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1966 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 32 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
2. Egmont, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Klausjürgen Wussow (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 47 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria (12/11/1969 - 12/15/1969) 
3. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
4. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
5. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
6. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
7. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, Engla 
Length: 41 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
8. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 1, Overture (D 644) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
9. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 2, Entr'acte no 1 in B minor by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
10. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 7, Entr'acte no 3 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
11. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 11, Ballet music no 2 in G major by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (12/02/1957 - 12/04/1957) 
12. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 41 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (11/30/1964 - 12/02/1964) 
13. Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Minuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Thomas Beecham.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
14. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
15. Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 21 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (11/28/1966 - 11/30/1966) 
16. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/03/1951 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 31 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
17. Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1951 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 35 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
18. Water Music, HWV 348-350: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
19. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
20. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 7, Bourée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
21. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
22. Water Music, HWV 348-350: Suite - no 5, Andante expressivo by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
23. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 3, Allegro deciso by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Sir Hamilton Harty; George Szell.
This selection is a stereo recording. 
24. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty.
This selection is a stereo recording. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: Overture
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 1. Lied: "Die Trommel gerühret"
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 2. Zwischenakt: Andante
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 3. Zwischenakt: Larghetto
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 4. Lied: "Freudvoll und leidvoll"
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 5. Zwischenakt: Allegro - Marcia
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 6. Zwischenakt: Poco sostenuto e risoluto
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 7. Clärchens Tod
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 8. Melodram: Süßer Schlaf du kommst wie ein
Egmont - Complete Incidental Music, Op.84: 9. Siegessymphonie: Allegro con brio
Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op.21
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.1 Scherzo
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.7 Notturno
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.9 Wedding March
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36: 1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi Andante - Allegro vivo
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36: 2. Andantino in modo di canzone
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36: 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36: 4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)

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