Charles Munch & the Boston Symphony Orchestra - works by Beethoven, Haydn, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, Handel & Mozart (filmed 1958-1962) [5 DVD]
5 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2014-06-24Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 58 in F major, H. 1/58; Anton Bruckner:...
Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
In 1949 Charles Munch was appointed director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a post that brought him to the pinnacle of his international career. He...continue...
Run Time: 375 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W and Color
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)
1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major; Richard Wagner: Parsifal; Felix Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
The highly distinguished conductor Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) started as an oboist with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. During the Second World War, he was chief conductor...continue...
1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-02-26Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned ensemble. This live 1975 Proms performance of...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (07/29/1972/08/08/1975)....continue...
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture; Brahms: Symphony No. 1 / Georg Solti, Chicago SO (rec. 1971 at the Edinburgh Festival) [DVD]
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-11-13Works: Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD is taken from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in the same year: their...continue...
Run Time: 67 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Subtitles: German, English, French
Country of Origin: German...continue...
Legacy: Benjamin Britten conducts - Mozart: Sym. 40; Mendelssohn: Sym. 3 (extract); Britten: Nocturne, Op. 60 / Peter Pears, tenor; English CO [DVD]
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Benjamin Britten: Nocturne, Op. 60; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
Conductors: Brittten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
These revelatory films feature Britten with his favored English Chamber Orchestra performing at two very different times of his life, with equal value. Filmed at...continue...
Run Time: 67 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Country of Origin: Austria
1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2012-03-27Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329; Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A maj...
Performers: Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony
Conductors: Marriner, Neville, Sir
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The brainchild of Neville Marriner, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959, quickly becoming an example of the highest level...continue...
Run Time: 86 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
1 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15Works: Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Performers: Ludwig, Hanna; Siepermann, Kathe Moller
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
These performances date from 1955, a period when Klemperer was at his most authoritative and spent a number of seasons guest conducting in Cologne. He...continue...
Recording information: Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, Germany....continue...