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Bach, Rameau, Handel, Gluck, Haydn / Otto Klemperer [8-CD Set]

Klemperer,Otto
Release Date: 05/07/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 484332   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachChristoph W. GluckGeorge Frideric HandelJean-Philippe Rameau,   ... 
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Otto Klemperer's death, EMI Classics pays tribute to the incomparable conductor with the release of several luxurious yet affordably-priced box-sets. Otto Klemperer had a remarkable career as a young man but it was at the age of 70 that he started a series of recordings that would not only establish him as an internationally renowned conductor but provide EMI with a catalogue of recordings that became and remain touchstones.

This 8-CD collection contains the solo orchestral recordings that Klemperer undertook of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He recorded the Bach Orchestral Suites twice, the first in 1954, these appear on CD for the first time, and in 1969 whilst the recording of the
Read more Brandenburg Concertos date from 1960. Of Handel, he recorded No, 4 of the set of six Concerti Grossi Op. 6 in 1956.

The Classical period is represented in this collection by Franz Josef Haydn. In all Klemperer recorded 8 of his symphonies - 6 from the set written for Salomon's London concerts, the one-called Oxford, supposedly written for the time he received an honorary degree from its University and the delightful No. 88. These recordings were made over the period from 1960 to 1971.

The works by the other two composers contained in this box are arrangements. Gluck composed his opera Iphigenia in Aulis in 1774 inspired by Euripedes's last play written between 408 and 406BC, the year of his death. Richard Wagner made his arrangement at the end of 1846/beginning of 1847 in Dresden and it was this that Klemperer heard when Gustav Mahler conducted it in 1907 just a few weeks short of his 22nd birthday and this would serve as an inspiration for his entire career.

The work by Rameau was transcibed by Klemperer himself in 1967 and is a Gavotte in A minor with six doubles or variations taken from his Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (c.1728). It was first performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in June 1968.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
11.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1774; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in A minor, HWV 322 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
17.
Nouvelles suites de pičces de clavecin: no 7, Gavotte [with 6 Doubles] in A minor by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
18.
Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  England 
Length: 21 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  England 
Length: 31 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20.
Symphony no 95 in C minor, H 1 no 95 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 24 Minutes 27 Secs. 
21.
Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 25 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22.
Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 25 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 28 Minutes 47 Secs. 
24.
Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 24 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25.
Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 31 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: I. Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: II. Courante
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: III. Gavottes I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: IV. Forlane
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: V. Menuets I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: VI. Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: VII. Passepieds I & II
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046: Adagio
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046: Minuet & Trio
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1047: Andante
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro moderato
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049: Andante
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049: Presto
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050: Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro

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