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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8; Strauss: Four Last Songs; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
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Notes & Reviews:

Istvan Kertesz's early death from a swimming accident in 1973 meant that he performed very little in Salzburg. In the previous decade he quickly established himself as a first-class conductor of the younger generation with a large repertoire ranging from the Viennese classics to the Modern. In Salzburg in 1962 he confirmed his reputation, conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in a program that reached from Beethoven's 8th Symphony via Richard Strauss' Four last songs to Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, all of which made evident Kertesz's stylistic flexibility - everything was surging with energy and played with great lucidity. This concert (and thus the present recording of it) was further enriched by the presence of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - a Strauss interpreter without peer to the present day.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mozarteum (08/11/1962).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 28 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 19 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 38 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945
  • Studio/Live: Live