Arturo Toscanini Conducts Schubert, Elgar, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Brahms & Mendelssohn

Release Date: 7/10/2012
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GHCD2384-85
Performer: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

CD
Low Stock
$14.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is a wholly exceptional release in the Toscanini recorded legacy, for it contains no fewer than eight performances recorded at various times from 1929 to 1952 in New York, Philadelphia, London, Vienna and La Scala, Milan, with none of the performances being given with 'his' own orchestra, the NBC Symphony. We have rare recordings of the Maestro conducting two British orchestras, the BBC Symphony in Elgar and the Philharmonia Orchestra in Brahms (plus the British national anthem!), alongside the rare Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Schubert's Great C major Symphony, the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York in Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic in Wagner and the La Scala Orchestra in Rossini - all in all, a wonderful collection of exceptional performances from almost a quarter of a century in the great Maestro's career. In addition, there is a bonus track of a fragment of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto from 1936 with the 22-year-old Nathan Milstein as soloist (only the first movement is missing). Rarissima indeed!
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898-1899 ; England
3. La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Italy
4. Trauermusik on motifs from Weber's "Euryanthe" by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Dresden, Germany
5. English National Anthem by Anonymous
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
6. Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Austria
7. Concerto for Violin in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Germany
8. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
Customer Reviews