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Claudio Abbado - The Decca Years / [7-CD Set]


Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001847802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsAnton BrucknerFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  James KingLeslie FysonNicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraNew Philharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 7 
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Italian maestro Claudio Abbado turns 80 June 26, 2013.

Between February 1966 and January 1969 he made a series of 9 LP recordings for Decca. This small legacy already gives a clear indication of Abbado's musical sympathies and the range of repertory he was conducting in the concert hall and on record, and which would continue to characterize his future career.

This set brings together Abbado's complete Decca studio recordings for the first time.
Italian maestro Claudio Abbado turns 80 June 26, 2013.

Between February 1966 and January 1969 he made a series of 9 LP recordings for Decca. This small legacy already gives a clear indication of Abbado's musical sympathies and the range of repertory he was conducting in the concert hall and on record, and which would continue to characterize his future career.

This set brings together Abbado's complete Decca studio recordings for the first time.
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1966 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1968 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
3. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1966 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
4. Rinaldo, Op. 50 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  James King (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
5. Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1871; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
6. Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1891; Linz, Austria 
7. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
8. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
9. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
10. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
11. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
12. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Morning Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
13. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - The quarrel by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
14. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - The fight by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
15. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Dance with the mandolins by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
16. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 3, Op. 101: no 5, Aubade by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1966 
17. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Dance of the maids with lilies by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
18. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 1, Op. 64a: no 7, Death of Tybalt by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
19. Chout: Suite, Op. 21a by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 1966 
20. Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
21. Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
22. Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Paris, France 
23. Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
24. Nabucco: Sperate, o figli...D'Egitto la sui lidi...Come notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leslie Fyson (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Gli arredi festivi..." 
25. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. Nabucco: O chi piangi...Del futuro nel bujo discerno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27. Macbeth: Chi v'impose unirvi a noi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Macbeth: Come dal ciel precipita by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. I vespri siciliani: O patria, o cara patria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. I vespri siciliani: O tu, Palermo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. Simon Boccanegra: Il lacerato spirito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is begins with "A te l'estremo addio..." 

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