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The Art Of Giuseppe Sinopoli - Orchestral Works

Sinopoli,Giuseppe
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 1986056  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskySir Edward ElgarModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Alan TitusThomas MoserFelicity PalmerSolveig Kringelborn,   ... 
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera ChorusDresden StaatskapellePhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 16 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quite the most recommendable—and richest recorded—of all the many versions on the DG label. . . . The passion of the playing of the Philharmonia [is] recorded with the most satisfying opulence. So the necessary fluctuations in the great melody of the second subject have a natural, unselfconscious warmth.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone
reviewing the Tchaikovsky Sixth and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy


Sinopoli's new recording of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is quite splendid. He makes the New York Philharmonic once more sound like a great international orchestra, as they did in the Bernstein era. There is some hair-raising virtuosity (especially in the "Market Place at
Read more Limoges"), but also immediacy in the highly sophisticated orchestral detail in "Gnomus", which has the most precisely coordinated textural subtlety, yet is dramatically thrilling in its incisive rhythms. But it is the brass one notices most. Clearly Sinopoli is in love with the brass effects in Ravel's scoring, especially the trombones and tuba. Indeed the tuba solo in "Bydlo" is wonderfully poetic, with the climax reinforced by powerful use of timpani... A night on the Bare Mountain is done with considerable flair too (the Rimskian fanfare sequence particularly arresting)... The producer, Wolfgang Stengel, and the balance engineer, Klaus Hiemann, are to be congratulated on the results, particularly in the Pictures; they have their microphones in exactly the right place.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [5/1991]
reviewing the Mussorgsky recordings


As if to confound comments on his preference for slow speeds, Sinopoli presides over a sprightly Bolero (two minutes faster than Karajan)... The climax in this Watford Town Hall spectacular will have you spreadeagled on the back wall of your listening room, assuming it is still there... Gravity is also defied in this unashamedly erotic Daphnis. The opening ''Daybreak'' has a sumptuously rich swell and sway. Rapturous strings (violins divided stage right and left), warm, sonorous brass and gurgling woodwinds deployed with a supple mastery of line and dynamic control that silences criticism... It is the pictorial elements that impress in Sinopoli's La mer, and the outstanding control at generally slow tempos. It begins with one of the most magical pianissimos I have heard and the midday sunburst (if Debussy will forgive such an obvious visual analogy) at the end of this first movement has an astonishing power, warmth and radiance.

-- John Steane, Gramophone [7/1990]
reviewing Bolero, Daphnis and La Mer


Sinopoli’s new recording of the Unfinished Symphony makes far more sense than his funereal 1983 version with the Philharmonia. It’s actually over four minutes quicker, and he still includes the first movement repeat. I’m not sure about the huge slowing up for the lyrical second subject, but otherwise this reading is alert and dramatic. Sinopoli finds just the right speed for the flowing Andante con moto, and makes the most of its passionate outbursts.

-- Stephen Maddock, BBC Music Magazine
reviewing the Eighth Symphony


In his new Dresden recording for DG, Giuseppe Sinopoli takes a more integrated view of the work than Barenboim. Sinopoli's is a powerful, expressive, intellectually rigorous account of the score which the Staatskapelle Dresden realizes with the kind of unassuming splendour that used to be the Berliners' prerogative before self-preoccupation set in during the 1980s. If anything, the Dresden orchestra plays better for Sinopoli than it does for Blomstedt... There is some occasional spot-lighting of solo instruments by the DG engineers; but by and large one is grateful to be given the kind of exact and finely documented inventory of Bruckner's score Sinopoli provides us with.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [9/1993]
reviewing the Bruckner Seventh Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alan Titus (Baritone), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Felicity Palmer (Mezzo soprano),
Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Semperoper, Dresden 
2. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 47 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 22 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1987 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6. In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 23 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7. Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 36 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
9. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 18 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 54 Secs. 
12. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 26 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13. Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Vienna, Austria 
14. Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899/1943; Vienna, Austria 
15. Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16. Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Johannes Geffert (Organ)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 23 Minutes 22 Secs. 
17. Feste romane by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Johannes Geffert (Organ)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 25 Minutes 21 Secs. 
18. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Lukaskirche, Dresden 
Length: 24 Minutes 48 Secs. 
19. Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Lukaskirche, Dresden 
Length: 49 Minutes 48 Secs. 
20. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
21. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
22. Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
23. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
24. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Lukaskirche, Dresden 
Length: 64 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25. German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Chorus,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
26. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, London, England 
Length: 68 Minutes 54 Secs. 
27. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
28. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
29. Lou Salomé: Suite 1 and 2 by Giuseppe Sinopoli
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
30. Aura by Bruno Maderna
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
31. Biogramma by Bruno Maderna
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
32. Quadrivium by Bruno Maderna
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Italy 

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