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Festspieldokumente - Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte / Szell


Release Date: 10/30/2007 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 704077   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph HaydnGottfried von Einem,   ... 
Performer:  Rudolf FirkusnyClifford Curzon
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Concertgebouw OrchestraORTF National Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 8 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A second digibox, this time containing seven CDs at a special price, features the orchestral concerts that George Szell conducted at the Salzburg Festival between 1958 and 1968. Originally released in 1994/5 but long since unavailable, these recordings are now supplemented by a previously unpublished recording of Szell conducting a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1964. George Szell was one of the first American conductors of any international standing to return to Europe after the Second World War. He conducted a series of performances of Der Rosenkavalier and a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic at the 1949 Festival. From 1952 onwards he was one of the Festival's regular conductors, and between then and the summer of 1969 he Read more conducted operas and concerts not only with the Vienna Philharmonic but also with the visiting orchestras that from 1957 onwards came to Salzburg each year. (7 CDs for the price of 4) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/21/1968 
Venue:  Live  Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria 
Notes: Version: 1885 
2.
Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
3.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
4.
Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1959 
5.
Ballade for orchestra, Op. 23 by Gottfried von Einem
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
6.
Partita for Orchestra by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
7.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1958 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
9.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1963 
10.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1963 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1963 
12.
Alceste: Overture by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1964 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
14.
Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1965 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria 

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