Sunday Evenings With Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52

Release Date: 3/13/2007
Catalog Number: MA CD-1192
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 13

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


SUNDAY EVENINGS WITH PIERRE MONTEUX Pierre Monteux, cond; San Francisco SO; Solomon (pn); 1 William Kapell (pn); 2 Lili Kraus (pn); 3 Shura Cherkassky (pn); 4 Naoum Blinder (vn); 5 Boris Blinder (vc); 5 Dorothy Warenskjold (sop) 6 MUSIC & ARTS 1192, mono (13 CDs: 946:53) Broadcasts: 1941–52


BEETHOVEN Consecration of the House Overture . Symphony No. 5. Prometheus: Adagio. Egmont: Overture. Fidelio: Overture. Leonore Overture No. 3. Piano Concerto No. 3: Mvt. 1. 1 MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture. Symphony No. 35, “Haffner.” Piano Concerto in A, K 414: Mvts. 2 & 3. 2 Die Zauberflöte: Overture. Die Entführung aus der Serail: Overture. Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” GLUCK Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture. HAYDN Symphony No. 88. R. STRAUSS Don Juan. Death and Transfiguration. Till Eulenspiegel. Der Rosenkavalier: Suite. WAGNER Parsifal: Prelude and Good Friday Music. Die Meistersinger: Preludes to Acts 1 and 3; Dance of the Apprentices; Procession of the Masters. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod. Die Walküre: Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. Rienzi: Overture. Tannhäuser: Overture. LISZT Les préludes. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture. Les Troyens à Carthage: Prelude. L’enfance du Christ: The Flight into Egypt; Trio of the Young Ishmaelites. La damnation de Faust: Minuet des follets; Ballet des Sylphes; Marche Hongroise. Romeo and Juliet: Excerpts. Corsair Overture. MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture. Symphony No. 4, “Italian.” Ruy Blas Overture. TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet. Piano Concerto No. 1: Mvt. 1. 4 BRAHMS 5 Waltzes, op. 39 (arr. Hertz). Symphony No. 1: Mvt. 2. Concerto for Violin and Cello: Mvt. 1. 5 Tragic Overture. ROSSINI L’italiana in Algeri: Overture. William Tell: Overture. THOMAS Mignon: Overture. DUKAS L’appprenti sorcier. MESSIAEN L’ascencion: 3 Meditations. SIBELIUS Kuolema: Valse triste. Pohjola’s Daughter. WEBER Euryanthe: Overture. SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever. BORODIN Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Christmas Eve: Suite. Russian Easter Overture. Capriccio espagnol. GLAZUNOV: Scènes de ballet. RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2: Mvts. 2 and 3. FRANCK Symphony in d. Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue (arr. Pierné). Rédemption: Symphonic Interlude. Psyché: Suite. GRÉTRY Céphale et Procris: Suite. NICOLAI The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture. MASSENET Phèdre: Overture. FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite. RESPIGHI The Fountains of Rome. SCHUBERT-LISZT Wanderer Fantasy. 3 WALTON Façade: Suite. SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4. ALFANO Resurrection: Dieu de grace. 6 CHADWICK Jubilee


This is the third large Monteux collection I’ve had the opportunity to review for Fanfare over the last two years; the others were another Music & Arts set of live performances with the French National Orchestra (30: 3) and the Decca “Original Masters” set of studio recordings from his astonishing final decade (31:1). Each offers its share of treasures, along with a few items that might just as well have been left alone.


Although it’s hard—and, ultimately, unnecessary—to choose, I suggest a strong argument can be made that the present set is the most indispensable of the three. The French set mostly duplicates studio recordings Monteux made with better orchestras, and in better sound; the Decca set consists of reissued studio recordings that, while most of them are wonderful, will probably already be in the collections of serious Monteux fans. The current set, however—an expanded reissue of a 10-disc set originally published in 1997—comprises a total of 75 items, no fewer of 54 of which, according to my count, Monteux never recorded commercially. The original issue was reviewed in Fanfare 21:2 by James Miller; because of the scope of the collection and the authoritative character of his comments, I will avoid duplicating discussion of all the items reissued here; I will, however, supplement and complement some of his observations with some of my own.


First of all, the good news: the original 10-CD set sold for the price of eight; the present issue adds three discs of new material, and features new remasterings of all the original recordings by Maggi Payne, still for the price of eight discs. If you own the older set, this one is worth buying more for the additional items than for the spruced-up sound. Although I haven’t by any means checked every item, the main differences seem to be a bit more presence and a lower noise floor from the original transcription discs; the difference is noticeable but not dramatic.


A few comments for those unfamiliar with the original issue: these recordings were made for weekly broadcast concerts sponsored by the Standard Oil Co. of California; officially, therefore, the orchestra is named “The Standard Symphony Orchestra.” In reality, the San Francisco Symphony alternated weeks with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The broadcasts were an hour long; for some reason, however, the sponsor placed a 20-minute limit on the duration of any single composition. This meant that few full-length symphonic compositions were programmed, and those that were either were represented by one or two movements, or cut in order to make it under the time limit. In actuality, I count six pieces—in addition to the complete Franck Symphony, evidently a birthday present to Monteux—that exceed the maximum, most of them only by two or three minutes. The longest is the Mendelssohn “Italian” Symphony, at 27:32, with the crucial first-movement exposition repeat; some of the tempos are, shall we say, sprightly. A more extreme treatment is given the Schumann Fourth (on Disc 13; this is one choice I question, especially since Monteux made a complete commercial recording the same year—1952—and, a live 1961 performance has recently been issued by BBC Legends): rather than the c. 27-minute duration of those recordings, this version comes in at 22:26! All four movements are shorn of all repeats, and the tempos are, in places, almost cartoonish; it’s as if Monteux told the sponsor, “You want the complete Schumann Fourth in 20 minutes? Here’s what you’ll get!”


The contents of the set are notable for several other reasons. Not a note by Debussy, Ravel, or Stravinsky is to be found—a dramatic and refreshing change from just about every other Monteux collection ever issued. Five composers each get an entire disc devoted to their music: Beethoven, Strauss, Wagner, Franck, and Berlioz. Of course, three of these composers figure prominently in Monteux’s commercial discography; but he recorded little Strauss and Wagner. Of his beloved Brahms there are several items spread throughout the set, but unfortunately only one symphony movement. Monteux recorded only the Second commercially—and that no fewer than four times—but at least broadcast versions exist of the First and Third with the Concertgebouw Orchestra (on Tahra, possibly still obtainable). It’s surprising, though, to find that he did record quite a bit of Brahms, especially considering the composer’s fairly small number of orchestral works: both overtures, the Haydn Variations , the D-Minor Piano Concerto and the Violin Concerto, the Alto Rhapsody (with Marian Anderson), and the Schicksalslied . The first movement of the “Double” Concerto, published here for the first time, is a powerful reading; more’s the pity that it was not recorded complete. Violinist Blinder was a first-rate concertmaster (and, no less, the teacher of the young Isaac Stern); his brother Boris was a good cellist, but not as consummate a musician.


In his review of the original issue, colleague Miller observes that Monteux, despite his easy-going image and famously engaging personality, was a podium dynamo. I find that this is often true, but that Monteux’s tempos depended much on the repertoire. The Franck Symphony offered here—another item that is more redundant than most—is of almost exactly the same duration as the two San Francisco studio recordings; virtually all the compositions RCA had Monteux redo after the advent of the LP differ from the 78s, made six or eight years earlier, by mere seconds. Many works performed here, including the Mendelssohn overtures, most of the “light” music such as the Rossini overtures and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice , as well as longer works including Tod und Verklärung and Romeo and Juliet , are paced beautifully. I agree with Miller that much of the Classical repertoire, including Beethoven, is on the brisk side, and likewise that most of the Wagner comes off as rather light-weight—a consequence, no doubt, of the orchestra’s sound as much as of Monteux’s tempos.


I took pages of notes on individual performances, but must select only a few to mention here: the booklet lists simply Parsifal , but of course Monteux plays not the entire opera, but the standard “Prelude and Good Friday Music.” In this music especially I miss the more expansive mysticism of Furtwängler and Stokowski. On the other hand, the Flying Dutchman Overture is as stormy as one could wish! Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel too suffers from an insufficiently weighty approach; at 13:47, this performance is among the fastest I know. Don Juan , on the other hand, is both dashing and passionate, and at 16:32 is conventionally paced. The second movement of the Brahms First (placed, unfortunately, right after the L’italiana Overture) is gorgeous—lovingly phrased and expansively paced; at almost exactly 9:00, it’s close to a full minute longer than the 1963 Concertgebouw version, and slower than Bruno Walter’s Vienna Philharmonic and Columbia Symphony versions! The two movements from Rachmaninoff’s Second likewise make one long for a complete version. Try playing some of this for a fellow collector, and I doubt anyone would guess who the conductor was, or that the recording was made during the composer’s lifetime!


Last, some discussion of the items that are on the three new discs here: Arthur Bloomfield, who selected the contents of the set and provided the extensive notes, dubs Disc 11 “Lollipops”; it includes the Grétry, Nicolai, Massenet, Falla, the William Tell and Tannhäuser Overtures, and The Fountains of Rome . These items were probably omitted from the original set because their sound quality is rather dull, but just about everything here is right up Monteux’s alley; I would only have liked a more expansive climax in Respighi’s “Fountain of Trevi.” Disc 12 is “Monteux as Accompanist”: Solomon brings his usual technical mastery and perfect touch to the Beethoven C-Minor first movement, with Clara Schumann’s cadenza, which he used throughout his career. Lili Kraus is colorful in the Wanderer Fantasy , and Cherkassky is typically individual and occasionally sloppy in the Tchaikovsky; the disc concludes with the Brahms Double. Disc 13 includes the Schumann Fourth already discussed, and a hellaciously fast Mozart “Jupiter” as well, plus the exhilarating Façade excerpts, the Alfano aria, Pohjola’s Daughter (Bloomfield doesn’t mention it, but those who know the piece will be in for quite a shock at the end), and the Chadwick Jubilee , which, along with the Stars and Stripes , is the only American music in the set.


The sound is variable but mostly superior to contemporary commercial recordings. Bloomfield’s notes, an updating of his 1997 originals, are breezy and anecdotal but informative—and how many people still remember Rachmaninoff’s appearance at San Francisco’s two-week festival of his music? He does err in stating that Monteux never recorded the Tragic Overture in the studio; he recorded it with the London Symphony in 1962 along with the Second Symphony and the Academic Festival Overture , but it was not issued until it appeared with the other two works on a 1994 Philips CD. Finally, the discs are in the now-standard envelopes inside a hinged cardboard box; the entire set takes up less than half the shelf space of the original three double jewel cases. If you’re an admirer of Monteux’s art, you’ll want this set. If you’re not, it might very well convert you. Highly recommended.


FANFARE: Richard A. Kaplan
Works on This Recording
1. Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1843 ; Germany
2. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848/1854 ; Weimar, Germany
3. Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 2 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
4. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1772-1774 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
8. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Germany
9. Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Germany
10. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; Germany
11. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Suite by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
12. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
13. Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1810 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
21. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; France
23. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832 ; Rome, Italy
24. Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1844 ; France
25. Les troyens: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856-1858 ; France
26. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Germany
27. Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Germany
28. Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Russia
29. Scènes de ballet, Op. 52 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Russia
30. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; France
31. Redemption, M 52 by César Franck
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871/1874 ; France
32. Psyché, M 47 by César Franck
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
33. Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; France
34. Céphale et Procris: Ballet Suite by André Modeste Grétry
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; France
35. Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture by Otto Nicolai
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Berlin, Germany
36. Phèdre: Overture by Jules Massenet
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
37. El sombrero de tres picos: Suite by Manuel de Falla
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; Spain
38. Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
39. Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916 ; Rome, Italy
40. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
41. Der Wanderer (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 11 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; France
42. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Russia
43. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 1st movement, Allegro by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Naum Blinder (Violin), Boris Blinder (Cello)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Austria
44. Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
45. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
46. Pohjola's daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Finland
47. Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee by George W. Chadwick
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1904 ; USA
48. Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
49. Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p): 3rd movement, Allegretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
50. Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
51. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
52. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Suite by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
53. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
54. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
55. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
56. Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
57. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Flight into Egypt by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
58. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Trio des jeunes Ismaëlites by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
59. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Menuet des follets by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
60. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Ballet of the Sylphs by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
61. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
62. Roméo et Juliette: Overture by Charles Gounod
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; France
63. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 1 in B major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
64. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 2 in E major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
65. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 11 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
66. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 14 in G sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
67. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
68. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68: 2nd movement, Andante by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876 ; Austria
69. L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ: 2nd Movement, Alleluias sereins d'une âme qui désire le ciel by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
70. L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ: 3rd movement, Transports de joie d'une âme devant la gloire... by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; France
71. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908 ; Russia
72. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908 ; Russia
73. Rizurrezione: Dio pietoso by Franco Alfano
Performer: Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902-1903 ; Italy
74. L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Italy
75. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Italy
76. Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822-1823 ; Dresden, Germany
77. L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ: 1st movement, Majesté du Christ.. by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
78. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880 ; Russia
79. Mignon: Overture by Ambroise Thomas
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
80. L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; France
81. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
82. Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Austria
83. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; USA
84. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
85. Christmas Eve: Suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
86. Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
87. Façade Suite by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; England
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