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Romantic Symphonies by Berlioz, Dvorak, Franck, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky et al. / Otto Klemperer [10 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

In addition to his highly popular Beethoven recordings, Klemperer delved deeper into other romantic symphonies. This 10-CD set features all four symphonies and three Overtures by Schumann, the last three symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, and Dvorak's From the New World. In addition to symphonies from Bruckner, Brahms, and Mahler, the collection also includes three by Schubert, two by Mendelssohn as well as the Hebrides Overture and Midsummer Night's Dream Incidental music

Gramophone on Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
...[A] great conductor in the full ripeness of his powers... Klemperer's sombre, portentous opening leads down into a dark experience, the idee fixe introducing a movement of grimness and incipient despair. His rubato is deliberate, charged with a menacing quality... Klemperer is at his greatest in the 'Scene aux champs', where he enters a brooding landscape... [W]ell worth hearing, or perhaps rehearing, since [it] will long have found a place in many collectors' affections.


Works:

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/1963
Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, England
Length: 25 Minutes 15 Secs.

Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1960
Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, England
Length: 52 Minutes 22 Secs.

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA
Date of Recording: 1963

Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany

Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833; Germany

Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851; Germany

Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria

Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn

Performer: Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Heather Harper (Soprano)
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany

Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy

Manfred, Op. 115: Overture in E flat minor by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1849; Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1849; Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841; Germany

Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Germany

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Germany

Scenes from Goethe's Faust: Overture in D minor by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844-1853; Germany

Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; France

Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888; France
Date of Recording: 02/1966
Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
Length: 39 Minutes 20 Secs.

Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia

Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878; Russia



MusicWeb International, April 2013
Klemperer completists will probably have most of these performances already, and more general collectors will not necessarily regard any of the recordings as being first choice in the repertory. They nevertheless give an unusual sidelight on a conductor whose interpretations may be controversial but are always interesting.



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