100 Great Symphonies

Release Date: 6/3/2014
Catalog Number: B002054602
Number of Discs: 56

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A SYMPHONY EDITION CHOSEN BY POPULAR VOTE: Deutsche Grammophon rolls out a cornucopia of great symphonic music, chosen by the people – all the symphonies you’ll ever need in a compact cube, at a great price!

THE VOTE: To arrive at 100 Great Symphonies, we put the question to the vote (as with the successful Berlin Philharmonic set in 2013), asking our faithful public: What are your favourite symphonies? Over 2,300 people responded, casting over 8,000 votes altogether. We have made the top 50 symphonies in the voter charts the backbone of this set. The vote has produced the core of the box, with cycles by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, and major contributions from Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich.

56 CDs – containing a huge range of works, starting with Giovanni Battista Sammartini and ending with Arvo Part and Philip Glass, taking in every major symphonist on the way. Over 60 hours of glorious, fascinating listening!
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony in A major, JC 62 by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Conductor: Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble
Period: Classical
2. Symphonies (3), Op. 3: no 2 in D major by Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: by 1757 ;
3. Symphony in A minor by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Conductor: Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Bern
4. Symphonies (6), Op. 3: no 5 in F major by Johann Christian Bach
Period: Classical
Written: by 1765 ; London, England
5. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 1 in D major, H 663 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor: Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775-1776 ; Hamburg, Germany
6. Symphony no 39 in G minor, H 1 no 39 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Classical
Written: by 1770 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
7. Symphony no 48 in C major, H 1 no 48 "Maria Theresia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Classical
Written: by 1769 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
8. Symphony no 49 in F minor, H 1 no 49 "La Passione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Classical
Written: 1768 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
9. Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
10. Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; London, England
11. Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Classical
Written: 1795 ; London, England
12. Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793-1794 ; London, England
13. Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Written: 1773 ;
14. Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Written: 1774 ;
15. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1808 ;
27. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1812 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Kurt Moll (Baritone), René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
32. Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; France
34. 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
35. 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
36. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Germany
37. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Germany
38. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
39. Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
40. Faust Symphony, S 108 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Vinson Cole (Tenor)
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1857 ; Weimar, Germany
41. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876 ; Austria
42. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
43. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Austria
44. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Austria
45. Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Bohemia
46. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
47. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
48. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
49. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
50. Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1876 ; Russia
51. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1907 ; Russia
52. Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; France
53. Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 42 by Albert Roussel
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1930 ; France
54. Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1886 ;
55. Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 43 "Le divin poème" by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902-1904 ; Russia
56. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Vienna, Austria
57. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881-1883 ; Vienna, Austria
58. Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
59. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
60. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Michelle DeYoung (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
61. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
62. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Austria
63. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Finland
64. Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915/1919 ; Finland
65. Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1911 ; England
66. Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911-1915 ; Germany
67. Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; Vienna, Austria
68. Symphony, Op. 21 by Anton Webern
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern
Written: 1927-1928 ; Austria
69. Symphony no 4 in C major by Franz Schmidt
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1932-1933 ; Austria
70. Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916 ; Denmark
71. Symphony no 5, Op. 50 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921-1922 ; Denmark
72. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USSR
73. Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916-1917 ; Russia
74. Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924-1925 ; USSR
75. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; USSR
76. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble: Washington National Symphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USSR
77. Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953 ; USSR
78. Symphony no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900-1902 ; USA
79. Symphony no 1, Op. 9 by Samuel Barber
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; United States
80. Symphony "Mathis der Maler" by Paul Hindemith
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
81. Symphony "Die Harmonie der Welt" by Paul Hindemith
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; USA
82. Symphony no 4 in F minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931-1934 ; England
83. Symphony no 1 in B flat minor by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932-1935 ; England
84. Symphony no 3 by William Schuman
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; USA
85. Symphony no 3 by Roy Harris
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USA
86. Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930/1948 ; France
87. Symphony in C by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939-1940 ; USA
88. Symphony in Three Movements by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942-1945 ; USA
89. Symphony no 2 for Trumpet and Strings by Arthur Honegger
Performer: Fritz Wesenigk (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; France
90. Symphony no 3 "Liturgique" by Arthur Honegger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945-1946 ; France
91. Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot), Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946-1948 ; France
92. Symphony no 3 by Aaron Copland
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1946 ; USA
93. Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Lukas Foss (Piano)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
94. Sinfonia Da Requiem by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonic Orchestra
95. Symphony no 3 by Michael Tippett
Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1970-1972 ; London, England
96. Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Performer: Per Enoksson (Violin), Mark [bass] Williams (Bass)
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968-1969 ;
97. Symphony no 3 by Witold Lutoslawski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; Poland
98. Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer: Joanna Kozlowska (Soprano)
Conductor: Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra/Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; Poland
99. Symphony no 3 by Arvo Pärt
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1971 ; Estonia
100. Low Symphony by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992 ; USA
101. Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Performer: Mark [bass] Williams (Bass), Per Enoksson (Violin)
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968-1969 ;
102. Symphony no 3 by Witold Lutoslawski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; Poland
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