The Stuttgart Recordings / Sir Neville Marriner

Release Date: 5/4/2018
Label: Capriccio
Catalog Number: C7230
Number of Discs: 15

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In Stuttgart, 1983 - 1989, Neville Marriner followed Sergiu Celibidache, offering quite the contrast to that willfully prodigious Romanian broodingly charismatic style with his own easygoing, less spectacular but genial manner of music making. His sound wasn’t as dense and carefully crafted, but the ensemble’s playing became lighter and more flexible, agile rather than probing. It is in his Stuttgart period that Marriner increasingly focused on repertoire that went beyond the baroque and classical periods. This compilation offers repertoire which music lovers will be less likely to associate with Marriner: German romanticism, including all of Schumann’s Symphonies, Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Bartók and Gershwin – The fundamental impression that comes from re-listening to these performances, apart from good and fresh music-making, is one of sympathetic music-making. That feels about right as an epitaph for the man and his body of work.

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REVIEW:

A highlight here is a fine digital set of Tchaikovsky’s four orchestral suites, performances that combine geniality, deft playing and, in the finales of the Third and Fourth Suites, a fair helping of the bravura excitement. Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite has plenty of drive and if the finale of Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta sounds a little muddled in places, impressive accounts of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Honegger’s Third Symphony more than make amends. Mahler’s Fourth and Rachmaninov’s Second Symphonies share a certain transparency, a quality that also informs Marriner’s admirable performances of the Schumann symphonies. Also included is music by Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Copland and Gershwin, and rather cheesily put-together compendia of West Side Story and Porgy and Bess ‘melodies’. All the same, the set can be enthusiastically recommended and the sound is excellent throughout.

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Works on This Recording
1. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1805 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 5, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 11, Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 12, Pastorale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 16, Andante/Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 18, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1810 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1811 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Zur Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1814-1815 ; Vienna, Austria
14. King Stephan, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1811 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Germany
18. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Germany
19. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
20. Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
21. Symphony in G minor "Zwickau" by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1833 ; Germany
22. Manfred, Op. 115: Overture in E flat minor by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1849 ; Germany
23. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 43 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879 ; Russia
24. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in C major, Op. 53 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Russia
25. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in G major, Op. 55 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Russia
26. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in G major, Op. 61 "Mozartiana" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Russia
27. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Mitsuko Shirai (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Chorus Women
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1907 ; Russia
29. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
30. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Budapest, Hungary
31. Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73 by Béla Bartók
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1919 ; Budapest, Hungary
32. Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77 by Béla Bartók
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ; Budapest, Hungary
33. Sinfonietta, Op. 1 by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; England
34. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; England
35. Symphony no 3 "Liturgique" by Arthur Honegger
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945-1946 ; France
36. An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; USA
37. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; USA
38. Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925 ; USA
39. Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
40. Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a by Samuel Barber
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; USA
41. Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
42. El salón México by Aaron Copland
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932-1936 ; USA
43. West Side Story: Excerpt(s) by Leonard Bernstein
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; USA
44. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Germany
45. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; Germany
46. Capriccio, Op. 85 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940-1941 ; Germany
47. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
48. Metamorphosen for 23 solo Strings, AV 142 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1945 ; Germany
49. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; Germany
50. Capriccio, Op. 85 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940-1941 ; Germany
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