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Rafael Kubelík Conducts Dvorák, Haydn, Mendelssohn & Schumann / Cologne Radio SO; Kubelík (rec. 1960-63)

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Rafael Kubelik's reputation as one of the most significant conductors of the 20th c. rests not just on his work with the great orchestras of Berlin, Chicago or Munich. The earliest of the WDR archive recordings published here is of Dvorak's Piano Concerto. Both this composer and this work in particular played a special role in Kubelik's career. He first performed this work in 1946 at the initial Prague Spring Festival, with the same soloist - Rudolf Firkusny. Like all the other treasures on offer here they cast new light on the work of this conductor whose centenary is celebrated in 2014.

International Record Review, December 2014
Every one of these performances is marked by Kubelik's direct but sensitive approach to music-making and there's a great deal to enjoy here ... The interesting notes by Rob Cowan are full of infectious enthusiasm as well as plenty of information.

MusicWeb International, December 2014
The orchestra's sonority remains warm throughout the various choirs, but there's no lack of momentum when required... The re-mastering has been accomplished most sympathetically, and Orfeo's latest release to celebrate Kubelfk's art can itself be very warmly commended.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Here, as in the Haydn and elsewhere in these 1960- 63 broadcasts, Kubelik imparts to his Cologne musicians - at the time an ensemble better known for hard-edged modernity - a winning Hapsburg-Empire lilt. There is much pleasure to be had from these carefully remastered recordings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Funkhaus Köln, Saal 1 (1960-1963).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: János Starker (Cello)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1850.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock"
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 28 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793-1794

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1794

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 32 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 32 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1850

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Notes: Composition written: ?08/??/1876-09/14/1876.
  • Running Time: 36 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 30 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 05/12/1830