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Live Recordings 1943-1948 / Serge Koussevitzky


Release Date: 05/09/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2321   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard StraussBéla BartókIgor StravinskyCarl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This disc enshrines performances of considerable historical significance - the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (commissioned by Koussevitzky) is of the second performance of this masterpieces, and Stravinsky's Ode (similarly commissioned by Koussevitzky) is of the world premiere itself. The brilliance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra - which Serge Koussevitzky had fashioned since 1924 - is demonstrated in superlative fashion in Richard Strauss's Don Juan and in Carl Maria von Weber's overture Oberon This disc enshrines performances of considerable historical significance - the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (commissioned by Koussevitzky) is of the second performance of this masterpieces, and Stravinsky's Ode (similarly commissioned by Koussevitzky) is of the world premiere itself. The brilliance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra - which Serge Koussevitzky had fashioned since 1924 - is demonstrated in superlative fashion in Richard Strauss's Don Juan and in Carl Maria von Weber's overture Oberon Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1943 - 1948) 
2. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/30/1944 
Venue:  Live  Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Length: 35 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3. Ode by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/08/1943 
Venue:  Live  Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
Venue:  Live  Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1943 - 1948) 

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