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Edition Otto Klemperer - RIAS Recordings From Berlin

Beethoven / Mozart / Hindemith / Troetschel
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 21408  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartGustav MahlerPaul Hindemith
Performer:  Hans Erich RiebensahmElfriede Trötschel
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For this edition, the original tapes from the RIAS archives were made available for the first time, ensuring the best possible technical quality.

This CD boxed set, containing both live and studio recordings, documents the artistic cooperation between Otto Klemperer and the RIAS-Symphony-Orchestra (later known as the Radio-Symphony-Orchestra Berlin) from 1950 until 1958. These recordings illuminate Klemperer’s late performing style, his repertoire and his interpretational ideals. He explored the repertoire of the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries by creating three-dimensional sound, concise rhythms, clearly contoured forms and precise characterisations. Based on the two principal modernist styles in which he
Read more specialised, his artistic credo could be termed “objective expressionism”. For this edition, the original tapes from the RIAS archives were made available for the first time, ensuring the best possible technical quality.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Hans Erich Riebensahm (Piano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1774 
8.
Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1773 
9.
Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
10.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
11.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Elfriede Trötschel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Nobilissima Visione by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Switzerland 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: I. Adagio molto - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: III. Scherzo
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": I. Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in the Country: Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": II. Scene by the Brook: Andante molto mosso
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": III. Merry Gathering of Country Folk: Allegro
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": IV. Thunderstorm: Allegro
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": V. Shepherd's Song: Happy and Thankful Feelings after the Storm: Allegretto
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": IV. Finale: Allegro molto

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