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Chicago Symphony Orchestra- The Centennial Collection


Release Date: 04/09/2007 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60206   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannCésar FranckRichard WagnerBedrich Smetana,   ... 
Performer:  Artur RubinsteinLeontyne PriceSviatoslav RichterJascha Heifetz
Conductor:  Frederick StockCarlo Maria GiuliniDesiré DeFauwArtur Rodzinski,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Frederick Stock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
2. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
3. Redemption, M 52: Symphonic Interlude by César Franck
Conductor:  Desiré DeFauw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871/1874; France 
4. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
5. Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
6. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
7. Hungarian Sketches (5), Sz 97 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary 
8. Concerto for 7 Winds, Percussion and Strings by Frank Martin
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Switzerland 
9. Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
10. Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
11. Variations for Organ on "America" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1891; USA 
Notes: Orchestrated: William Schuman (1963) 
12. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Notes: Orchestrated: Rimsky-Korsakov (1886) 
13. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Allegro con grazia by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
14. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
15. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47: 3rd movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago 

Customer Reviews

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 One of the most important editions of the 20th ce January 14, 2012 By Vadim S. (Ashdod, Israel) See All My Reviews "The only thing I can say,as a truly great lover of Classical Music and having one of the best collections of classical music in the world, that if you have money only for ten discs (sets or singles), this set should be in your collection. By the way, it is avalible only here at arkivmusic.com (for international shipping too, after many years I waited so much here in Israel for it to happen), not beeing available even at the two best world sources for classical music prestoclassical.co.uk in the UK and amazon.com in USA (for my opinion- together with this source here, of course). All are GEMS here in this set, but the greatest of all time, for me: 1) "Ma Vlast" being available in the past on "Mercury"- not available today anywere in the world. You should listen to believe. The only one which comes close is Kubelik's Boston interpretaition on DG. The third greatest of all is the Supraphon version at the end of Kubelik's true Heroic life. I am proud to know about this man's existence. All three version are the best ever for Ma Vlast (and believe me- I know Talich's legendary interpretations too).However, for the sheer sonical impact of Reiner's Chicago orchestra (he created the orchestra I mean- for those less knowing the issue)- this disc is unmatchable ever. 2) The greatest musician ever for me (not only conductor, of course) and for every really(!) knowing music in the world is of course Wilhelm Furtwangler. Toscanini is great (for loving debates for the debates themselves- I am sorry to say that)- but is zerro relatively to Furtwangler in terms of spiritual life, which is the essence of music for me. Wilhelm's interpretatin of Schumann's First sympphony is legendary (I am not confused with the legendary Schumann' Fourth), however, it does not come even close to this unforgettable interpretation. Try. You will not forget ever. 3)Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner. The best in Wagner generally is Wilhelm. But not here. 4)Concerto for 7 Winds, Percussion and Strings by Frank Martin. Forgotten Pearl. 5)Requiem. 6)Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov. 7)Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms Thank you for Your attention, Vadim" Report Abuse
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