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L'Art de Ferenc Fricsay


Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Tahra   Catalog #: 732   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus MozartPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Hans SchmitzIrmgard HelmisYehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yehudi Menuhin | Ferenc Fricsay

Between September 1949 (Tchaikovsky's Fifth) and November 1961 (Hary Janos), Deutsche Grammophon made 180 recordings with Fricsay conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, the RIAS orchestra, and that of the Bavarian Radio. We must add to this list a great number of public and other recordings, made by RIAS Berlin (today DeutschlandRadio). After Fricsay's premature death in 1963, DGG released three important editions: a) in 1977 appeared a big LP collection with silver jackets, including several first-time issues; b) in 1994 a first 10-CD set was released called "Fricsay: A Portrait"; c) and in 2003, a second 9-CD set appeared called "A Life in Music." Finally, a few years ago, the
Read more German label Audite released an important Fricsay edition.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Venue:  Musikhalle de Hambourg 
Length: 46 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/07/1953 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hans Schmitz (Flute), Irmgard Helmis (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1952 
Length: 29 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/16/1961 
Venue:  Kunsthaus de Lucerne 
Length: 35 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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