"This comprehensive collection, which ranges historically from Bach (the Brandenburg Concertos with the La Scala Orchestra) to Wolfgang Rihm (his Hölderlin-Fragmente, part of a disc of music inspired by the poet), contains some wonderful, cherishable things… Two discs of Mussorgsky's orchestral pieces and operatic fragments, most of them little known, are a reminder of what a tireless Mussorgsky champion Abbado was, and his studio version of Boris Godunov, with Anatol Kotcherga in the title role, is one of three complete operas here… The Schumann Scenes from Faust, with Terfel as Faust, is as good as any performance on disc, while two of the themed discs (one built around the Prometheus legend, including Scriabin's Poem of Fire,Read more with Argerich again as soloist, and extracts from Luigi Nono's masterpiece Prometeo; and another with Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and more Nono, the rarely recorded cantata Il Canto Sospeso) seem to me to epitomise Abbado's greatness, the imagination and intellectual curiosity that combined with his supreme gifts as a musician." – Andrew Clements, The Guardian (UK) Read less
Works on This Recording
March in D major, K 335 no 1 (320a)by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performer:
Claudio Abbado ()
Period: Classical Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs.
Too little informationAugust 12, 2014By a. ames (new york, NY)See All My Reviews"who are the various soloists? Abbado's discography is enormous -- especially on DG, though this list is also impressive. But NOWHERE in the list are soloists' names given. Arkiv Music, if you can't provide these, is there anyone left on planet RCA who could?"Report Abuse
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