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The Complete RCA Recordings / Ozawa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Bartok / Beethoven / Britten / Ozawa
Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985392102  
Composer:  Béla BartókIgor StravinskyLudwig van BeethovenArnold Schoenberg,   ... 
Performer:  Peter SerkinArnold Steinhardt
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between 1965 and 1968, Seiji Ozawa and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra made a series of remarkable albums for RCA. Collected here for the first time in a single box of 6 CDs, they represent an early high-point perhaps unsurpassed in the Japanese maestros long and distinguished recording career.

Featured among these dynamic Ozawa/Chicago performances are three cornerstones of the symphonic repertoire: the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphonies and the Schubert Unfinished, all remastered from the original analogue tapes for this edition. The very first album in the collaboration, however, is a pairing of Bartóks First and Third Piano Concertos, with the 18-year-old Peter Serkin as soloist, released on LP in December
Read more 1966 and also remastered for this set. A couple of years later, Serkin, Ozawa and the CSO made a benchmark recording of another important 20th-century piano concerto, the Schoenberg, also reissued here in remastered sound and in its original coupling with further Schoenberg piano solo works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1965 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1966 
3.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 1968 
4.
Fireworks, Op. 4 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1968 
5.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
6.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1967 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1967 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago, USA 
Length: 28 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/09/1968 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 50 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
12.
Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 23 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 

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