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85th Anniversary Edition / Kurt Masur, Leipzig Gewandhaus

Masur / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Beethoven
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 300439  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenSiegfried ThieleMinoru Miki
Performer:  Theo AdamEdda MoserRosemarie LangPeter Schreier
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio ChorusLeipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLeipzig Gewandhaus Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To mark Kurt Masur’s 85th birthday, this two-CD set features the 1981 live recording of the opening concert from the new Gewandhaus in Leipzig, never before heard in its entirety on disc. This special edition is enhanced by the addition of the “Symphony for Two Worlds,” a work that brings Japanese and European instruments together to produce fascinating sound images. Experience Kurt Masur as Gewandhaus Orchestra’s conductor, pioneering the classical-romantic repertoire in equal measure with the modern music genre. To mark Kurt Masur’s 85th birthday, this two-CD set features the 1981 live recording of the opening concert from the new Gewandhaus in Leipzig, never before heard in its entirety on disc. This special edition is enhanced by the addition of the “Symphony for Two Worlds,” a work that brings Japanese and European instruments together to produce fascinating sound images. Experience Kurt Masur as Gewandhaus Orchestra’s conductor, pioneering the classical-romantic repertoire in equal measure with the modern music genre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Theo Adam (Bass), Edda Moser (Soprano), Rosemarie Lang (Alto),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/08/1981 
Venue:  Live  Leipzig, Neues Gewandhaus 
Length: 67 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Gesänge an die Sonne by Siegfried Thiele
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Rosemarie Lang (Alto)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Germany 
3.
Kyu no kyoku by Minoru Miki
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Pro Musica Nipponia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Japan 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Finale: Presto
Gesange an die Sonne: No. 1. Die Sonne tont nach alter Weise
Gesange an die Sonne: No. 2. Preis dir, die du dorten heraufstrahlst
Gesange an die Sonne: No. 3. Wo bist Du? Trunken dammert die Seele mir
Gesange an die Sonne: No. 4. Die Sonne tont nach alter Weise
Gesange an die Sonne: applause
Kyu no kyoku (Symphony for Two Worlds): Introduction: Allegro molto
Kyu no kyoku (Symphony for Two Worlds): I. Allegro molto
Kyu no kyoku (Symphony for Two Worlds): II. Adagio
Kyu no kyoku (Symphony for Two Worlds): III. Scherzando
Kyu no kyoku (Symphony for Two Worlds): IV. Lento - Presto

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