Symphonies & Symphonic Poems / Mehta

Release Date: 5/13/2016
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002488802
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Number of Discs: 23

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Marking conductor Zubin Mehta’s 80th birthday, this 23 CD box set bears witness to his work in the recording studio for Decca between May 1965 (Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic) and July 1980 (Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra). The bulk of the recordings date from the 1970s, and the period of white-hot inspiration when Mehta achieved and consolidated his international reputation. There are textbook performances here: the orchestral conflicts found Mahler’s Second Symphony, for example, or the visionary build-up of internal tension in the final movement of the same composer’s Third; the highly individual manner in which Mehta plumbs the depths of Beethoven’s Seventh, and the cycle of Schubert symphonies; the macabre echo of the Trauermarsch in Mahler’s Fifth, and the rational and yet sensuous quality of Mehta’s responsiveness to Strauss.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896 ; Germany
3. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; France
4. Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1896 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866/1874 ; Russia
6. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
7. Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
8. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
9. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
10. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
11. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Russia
12. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
13. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
14. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
15. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
16. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880 ; Russia
17. Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Bohemia
18. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848/1854 ; Weimar, Germany
19. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
20. Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Bohemia
21. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Sidney Harth (Violin), Maureen Forrester (Alto)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896 ; Hamburg, Germany
22. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
23. Harold en Italie, Op. 16 by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Daniel Benyamini (Viola)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; France
24. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
25. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
32. Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911-1915 ; Germany
37. Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902-1903 ; Germany
38. Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Performer: David Frisina (Violin)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1898 ; Germany
39. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
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