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Original Masters - Carl Schuricht


Release Date: 08/10/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4756074   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnJohannes BrahmsRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Wilhelm BackhausChristian Ferras
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 6 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This latest release in Decca’s “Original Masters” series should be welcomed by anyone, who, like myself, has had fond memories of these recordings for roughly half a century. Not everything here, to be sure, comprises performances that were among the preferred versions of their day, but each, in its own way, reveals a musical conductor very much in command of the work at hand and the performers under his charge." - Mortimer H. Frank, FANFARE "This latest release in Decca’s “Original Masters” series should be welcomed by anyone, who, like myself, has had fond memories of these recordings for roughly half a century. Not everything here, to be sure, comprises performances that were among the preferred versions of their day, but each, in its own way, reveals a musical conductor very much in command of the work at hand and the performers under his charge." - Mortimer H. Frank, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna 
Length: 25 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna (05/27/1952 - 05/30/1952) 
2. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1949 
Venue:  La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France 
Length: 29 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (04/26/1954 - 04/27/1954) 
4. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (04/26/1954 - 04/27/1954) 
5. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 32 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (05/27/1952 - 05/30/1952) 
6. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 46 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (05/25/1952 - 05/26/1952) 
7. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1953 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 36 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 39 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (04/19/1954 - 04/20/1954) 
9. Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E minor, Op. 52 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1954 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1841).
Composition revised: 1845. 
10. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1952 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 34 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish": 5th movement, Lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1953 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 29 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12. Die schöne Melusine Overture, Op. 32 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (04/26/1954 - 04/27/1954) 
13. Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (04/26/1954 - 04/27/1954) 
14. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 22 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (06/03/1956 - 06/06/1956) 
15. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1952 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
16. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in G major, Op. 55: Theme and Variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1952 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 19 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 2. Andante cantabile con moto
Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave)
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op.27
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 4. Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 1. Allegro non troppo
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 2. Allegro appassionato
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 3. Andante - Più adagio
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto

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