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Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg - 50 Years


Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001469202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussWolfgang Amadeus MozartLeos JanácekGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Hilde Rössl-MajdanSena JurinacJudith HellwigSiegfried Rudolf Frese,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanFerenc FricsayClaudio AbbadoCarlo Rizzi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,   ... 
Number of Discs: 25 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events – operas, concerts and recitals – for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era.
In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set – 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals – featuring many of the world’s greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time.

Concerts (five out of ten are first-time releases): with Abbado, Bernstein, Böhm, Boulez, Karajan, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Solti. Soloists include Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jessye Norman. The Wiener Philharmoniker feature
Read more prominently; individual concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Recitals: two exceptional concerts with Alfred Brendel (first release) and the Martha Argerich/Nelson Freire duo-concert from 2009.
The set includes new liner notes in English, German and French, and photos of the opera productions and artists – 72-page booklet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano), Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Judith Hellwig (Soprano),
Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Bass Baritone), Erich Kunz (Baritone), Lisa Della Casa (Soprano),
Hilde Gueden (Soprano), Josef Knapp (Bass), Otto Edelmann (Bass),
Renato Ercolani (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
2.
Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor),
Elisabeth Grümmer (Soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Renato Capecchi (Baritone),
Georg Litassy (Voice)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
3.
From the House of the Dead by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Walter Zeh (Baritone), Josef Stangl (Voice), Richard Novák (Bass),
Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Philip Langridge (Tenor), Alexander Oliver (Tenor),
Elzbieta Szmytka (Soprano), Peter Fraiss (Voice), Barry McCauley (Tenor),
Bojidar Nikolov (Tenor), Josef Veverka (Voice), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Pavel Kamas (Bass), Richard Haan (Baritone), Andrea Rost (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Written: 1930 
4.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Wilhelm Schwinghammer (Voice), Dritan Luca (Tenor),
Herman Wallen (Baritone), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Paul Gay (Baritone),
Salvatore Cordella (Tenor), Diane Pilcher (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Netrebko (Soprano),
Helene Schneidermann (Voice)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
5.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Sergej Kownir (Voice), Emma Sarkissian (Voice),
Renée Morloc (Alto), Anna Samuil (Voice), Ekaterina Gubanova (Mezzo Soprano),
Peter Mattei (Baritone), Joseph Kaiser (Tenor), Ryland Davies (Tenor),
Georg Nigl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
6.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; Germany 
10.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Margaret Price (Soprano), Trudeliese Schmidt (Mezzo Soprano),
Judith Blegen (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, H 20 no 1a by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
12.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
13.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
14.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
15.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
16.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
17.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Kurt Moll (Bass)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
19.
Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
20.
The Storm, Op. 76 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Russia 
21.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
22.
Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912/1921; Budapest, Hungary 
23.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
24.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 4 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
25.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 3 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
26.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
27.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
28.
Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 1 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
33.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
34.
Rondo for Piano 4 hands in A major, D 951 "Grand Rondo" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
35.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 

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