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Pierre Monteux: Complete RCA Stereo Recordings


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075816342  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyIgor StravinskyCésar FranckLéo Delibes,   ... 
Performer:  Leonid KoganHenryk SzeryngLisa Della CasaRisë Stevens,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraSan Francisco Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new budget-priced releases contain classic recordings, many of them newly remastered, by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. No great conductor was more versatile than Pierre Monteux, whose RCA stereo recordings are collected in Sony’s new reissue. This legendary Frenchman made his name in Paris collaborating with Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel and premiering many of their greatest works, including Petrushka – included here in his peerless 1959 Boston Symphony recording. Monteux was equally at home in French, Russian and German repertoire. Among the numerous other treasures in this new release Read more are his unsurpassed recordings of the Franck D minor with the Chicago Symphony; his versions of Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies (“the beautiful playing of the Boston Symphony and Monteux’s refusal to get hysterical remain all of a piece” – ClassicsToday); the first release of Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration from 1960 (“The maître’s last word from San Francisco is a particularly eloquent illustration of how well a French conductor can play German music” – High Fidelity); as well as his complete Rome Opera recording of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (“With the noble Orfeo of the great Risë Stevens, and the masterful, sublime conducting by the peerless Pierre Monteux, this is an Orfeo for the ages” – Fanfare). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
3.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
4.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
5.
Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
6.
Coppélia: Prélude and Mazurka by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
7.
La mer: 1st movement, De l'aube à midi sur la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
8.
Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
9.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
10.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
11.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
12.
Concerto for Violin in D minor by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
13.
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Lisa Della Casa (Soprano), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Roberta Peters (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma,  Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A tough decision April 6, 2019 By L. Ackerman (Washington, United States) See All My Reviews "When several first class recordings are included along only the first movement of La Mer and a below average version of Gluck’s Orfeo (Stereo?), you have to ponder whether the price is still worth to compensate for the production’s insanity or the duplication of having a few of these already. If you really admire Monteux’s work, you’ll probably go for it." Report Abuse
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