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Philharmonia Orchestra: Birth of a Legend

Philharmonia Orchestra
Release Date: 07/31/2020 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 534951  
Composer:  Robert SchumannFranz SchubertOttorino RespighiLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Agnes GiebelChrista LudwigWalter BerryRichard Lewis,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanWilhelm FurtwänglerGuido CantelliArturo Toscanini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia ChorusPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 24 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A prestigious name since it came into being in 1945, the Philharmonia was established by legendary producer Walter Legge as a high-calibre house orchestra for EMI. It's history of collaboration with the world's greatest musicians includes numerous landmark recordings now in the Warner Classics catalogue. The performances here cover the period between 1946 and 1964. Conducted by such figures as Karajan, Furtwängler, Toscanini, Klemperer, Giulini and Cantelli, they have been extensively remastered from the original tapes, gaining a new immediacy. As a further bonus, this collection includes a recording from 2018 and a CD of music and interviews that provides fascinating insights into the Philharmonia's relationship with four major Read more conductors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
2.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
4.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
8.
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Budapest, Hungary 
9.
Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915/1919; Finland 
10.
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
11.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
12.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
13.
Four Last Songs, AV 150 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary 
16.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
17.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
18.
Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
20.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
21.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
22.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
23.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
24.
Le martyre de St Sébastien: Suite by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
25.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
26.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 1, Nuages by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
27.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 2, Fêtes by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
28.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
29.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
30.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
31.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
32.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
33.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
34.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
35.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
36.
Symphony no 1 in B flat minor by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1935; England 
37.
Concerto for Viola by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929/1961; England 
38.
Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
39.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
41.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
42.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
43.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Agnes Giebel (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Walter Berry (Baritone),
Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
44.
Merry Waltz by Otto Klemperer
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959 
45.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 54 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
46.
Kleine Dreigroschenmusik by Kurt Weill
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Germany 
47.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
48.
Psyché, M 47: Psyché et Eros by César Franck
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; France 
49.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
50.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 30 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1872). Composition revised: Russia (1880). 
51.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
52.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1963-64 
Venue:  Kingway Hall, London, England 
Length: 87 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
53.
Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: pub 1898 
Date of Recording: 12/1962 
Venue:  Kingway Hall, London, England 
Length: 40 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
54.
La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
55.
Tancredi: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
56.
Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
57.
L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
58.
Graduation Ball by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
59.
Eine Nacht in Venedig: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Der Opernball: Geh'n wir ins Chambre separée by Richard Heuberger
Conductor:  Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897 
61.
Der Obersteiger: Sei nicht bös' by Carl Zeller
Conductor:  Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
62.
Irrfahrt um's Glück: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
63.
Pomone, Op. 155 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Paris, France 
64.
Tänze aus Österreich, Op. 25 by Max Schonherr
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
65.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Chernomor's March by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
66.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Act 4 - Oriental Dances by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
67.
Suite for Orchestra in F sharp minor, Op. 19 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1909; Berlin, Germany 
68.
Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin, AV 107 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923; Germany 
69.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
70.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, AV 132 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1942; Germany 
71.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
72.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Herbert Menges
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
73.
Souvenirs, Op. 28 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
74.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
75.
Parade by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
76.
Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899/1943; Vienna, Austria 

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