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Orfeo 40th Anniversary Edition: Legendary Conductors


Release Date: 06/19/2020 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 200011  
Composer:  Franz SchubertRichard StraussAnton BrucknerLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Lisa Della CasaHilde Rössl-MajdanWaldemar KmenttOtto Edelmann
Conductor:  Karl BöhmWolfgang SawallischCarlos KleiberDimitri Mitropoulos,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian State OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When the ORFEO label was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist. This “Legendary Conductors” 10 album set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history presents a selection of outstanding recordings with legendary conductors in the true sense of the word. When the ORFEO label was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist. This “Legendary Conductors” 10 album set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history presents a selection of outstanding recordings with legendary conductors in the true sense of the word. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
6.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
9.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
11.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lisa Della Casa (Soprano), Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor),
Otto Edelmann (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
13.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
14.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
15.
Symphony no 6 in E minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1947; England 
16.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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