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The Decca Sound - Highlights [5-CD Set]


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001620002    Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniBéla BartókBenjamin BrittenSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéLuciano PavarottiDame Joan SutherlandRenata Tebaldi,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaFranco CapuanaIstván KertészBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Alldis ChoirWandsworth School Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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A specially compiled limited-edition slimline version of selections from the 50-CD Decca Sound cube.

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in the Decca Sound box.

55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca sound from the early days of Stereo to digital recording..

Selections range from solo piano to grand opera, baroque instrumental and vocal music, to concertos and 20th century orchestral showpieces.

Artists featured include Pavarotti, Solti, Ashkenazy, Tebaldi, Karajan, Ansermet, Sutherland, Bartoli and many more.
A specially compiled limited-edition slimline version of selections from the 50-CD Decca Sound cube.

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in the Decca Sound box.

55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca sound from the early days of Stereo to digital recording..

Selections range from solo piano to grand opera, baroque instrumental and vocal music, to concertos and 20th century orchestral showpieces.

Artists featured include Pavarotti, Solti, Ashkenazy, Tebaldi, Karajan, Ansermet, Sutherland, Bartoli and many more.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
2.
Turandot: Non piangere, Liů by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
3.
Turandot: Padre Augusto...Il suo nome e amor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
4.
Turandot: Del primo pianto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Italy 
5.
Turandot: Che č mai di me? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
6.
La fanciulla del West: E anche tu lo vorrai, Joe by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
7.
La fanciulla del West: Le tue parole sono di Dio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone), Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119: 1st Movement, Allegretto by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Julius Katchen (Piano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
9.
War Requiem, Op. 66: Libera Me by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (Tenor), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Melos Ensemble London,  Bach Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 3rd movement, Alla breve by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
11.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
12.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Gottlob Frick (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595: 3rd movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Erwartung, Op. 17: Liebster, Liebster, der Morgen kommt by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Anja Silja (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
16.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand": Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Lucia Popp (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor),
Martti Talvela (Bass), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Alto),
Heather Harper (Soprano), Heather Watts (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand": Gloria sit Patri Domino by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Lucia Popp (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor),
Martti Talvela (Bass), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Alto),
Heather Harper (Soprano), Heather Watts (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein  ... 
18.
Ernani: Solingo, errante e misero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
19.
I was glad by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Waynflete Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
20.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 14: 2nd movement, Andante by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
21.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
22.
Daphne, Op. 82: Ich komme, grünende Brüder [Final scene] by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936-1937; Germany 
23.
Stabat Mater: Sancta Mater istud agas by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
24.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: With drooping wings ye Cupids come by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
25.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Catherine Bott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
26.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15: 1st movement, Moderato con moto by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Janine Jansen (Violin)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939/1958; England 
27.
Turangalîla-Symphonie: 5th movement, Joie du sang des étoiles by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano), Takashi Harada (Ondes Martenot)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1948; France 
28.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 30 "Quodlibet" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
29.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
30.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 28 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
31.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 27 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
32.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 26 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
33.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
34.
Wilkommen und Abschied, D 767 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1822; Vienna, Austria 
35.
In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1775; Italy 
37.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseńor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
38.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
39.
Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse": Credo by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sylvia Stahlman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Espańa by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Ataulfo Argenta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
41.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish": 4th movement, Allegro vivacissimo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
42.
Divertissement: Cortčge by Jacques Ibert
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
43.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 3rd movement, Scherzo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
44.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 1 by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
45.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Saturn by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
46.
Daphnis et Chloé: Danse lente et mystérieuse des Nymphes by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
47.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
48.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Academy Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
49.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
50.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 4th movement, Presto by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Octet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
51.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic": 3rd movement, Scherzo by Anton Bruckner
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
52.
Ionisation by Edgard Varčse
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; USA 
53.
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64: Ausklang by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915 
54.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
55.
Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
56.
Pines of Rome: no 4, Pines of the Appian way by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Italy 
57.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
58.
Ma mčre l'oye: Les entretiens de la belle et de la bęte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
59.
Sinfonietta: 3rd movement, Moderato by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
60.
Danserye: La Battaille by Tylman Susato
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Written: pub 1551 
61.
Eine kleine Sehnsucht by Friedrich Hollaender
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Ziegler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
62.
Le sacre du printemps: no 14, Danse sacrale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
63.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": 4th movement, Larghetto - Allegretto agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Espańa - Rhapsody for Orchestra
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: E anche tu lo vorrai
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: Le tue parole sono di Dio
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish": 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
Divertissement: 2. Cortčge
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor - Ed. H. C. Robbins Landon: Credo: Et resurrexit
La vida breve: Interlude - Spanish Dance No.1
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119: 1. Allegretto
The Planets, op.32: 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet en 3 parties (complete) - Premičre partie: Scčne - Danse lente et mystérieuse
War Requiem, Op.66 / Libera me: "Let Us Sleep Now...In Paradisum"
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48: 2. Walzer: Moderato (Tempo di valse)
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243: Chorus: "Magnificat"
Ruslan and Lyudmila / Act 1: Overture
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: 2. Adagio
Octet in E flat, Op.20: 4. Presto
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio cantabile
Symphony No.4 in E flat major - "Romantic": 3. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio (Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend)
Ionisation
Götterdämmerung / Dritter Aufzug: "Fliegt heim, ihr Raben!" (Immolation Scene)

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