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Great Conductors Of The 20th Century / Rafael Kubelik


Release Date: 07/13/2004 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 62863   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákBohuslav MartinuHector BerliozFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraCzech Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The set devoted to Czech conductor Rafael Kubelík...strikes me as offering a thoroughly well considered representation of his work thanks to a particularly wide-ranging sampling of repertoire, and thanks to the presence of so many ensembles with which he was associated during his career. Not surprisingly, the Martinů Symphony No. 4 — a work, as the annotations tell us, very close to Kubelík’s heart — is a real highlight. Following the symphony’s 1945 world premiere under Ormandy in Philadelphia, Kubelík led the Czech Philharmonic in the Prague premiere in October 1946, and then in numerous tour performances before making the present recording in 1948. The conductor is thoroughly attuned to the work’s multifaceted character and Read more kaleidoscopic sound world. This is a visceral, commanding performance whose impact is only somewhat limited by the monaural recorded sound." - Marc Mandel, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Slavonic Rhapsodies (3), Op. 45/B 86: no 3 in A flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
2.
Symphony no 4 by Bohuslav Martinu
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
3.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Ballet of the Sylphs by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
4.
Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
5.
Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1849; Germany 
6.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major: 1st movement, Adagio by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 
8.
Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
9.
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 

Sound Samples

Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat minor Op.45 No.3 (2004 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No.4, H305: I Poco moderato - Poco allegro - Allegro
Symphony No.4, H305: II Scherzo. Allegro vivo - Trio. Moderato
Symphony No.4, H305: III Largo
Symphony No.4, H305: IV Poco Allegro
Dance of the Sylphs (Damnation de Faust) (2004 Digital Remaster)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 (1843) (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: I. Allegro
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: II. Turandot: Scherzo. Moderato - Lebhaft
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: III . Andantino
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: IV. Marsch
Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture
Symphony No. 3 in D major D 200 (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in D major D 200 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto
Symphony No. 3 in D major D 200 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Menuetto (Vivace) & Trio
Symphony No. 3 in D major D 200 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV. Presto vivace
Symphony No. 10: I. Adagio
Sinfonietta: I Fanfares. Allegretto - Allegro- Maestoso
Sinfonietta: II Andante - Allegretto - Maestoso
Sinfonietta: III Moderato
Sinfonietta: IV : Allegretto
Sinfonietta: V : Andante con moto - Maestoso

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