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Great Symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky / Boult, Cantelli, Furtwangler et al.
Great Symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky / Boult, Cantelli, Furtwangler et al.

5 CD / ICA Classics / 2014-10-28

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Modest Mussorgsky: Soroc...
Performers: Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Cantelli, Guido; Argenta, Ataúlfo; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic

A wonderful collection of some of the best-known symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky together with other orchestral favourites from Debussy, Smetana, Mussorgsky...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1957-67)

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: 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...
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Brahms: Symphony no 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1973) [DVD]
Brahms: Symphony no 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture / Rudolf Kempe (rec. 1973) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Having performed as an orchestral musician under Beecham, Busch, Kleiber, Klemperer and Strauss, Rudolf Kempe was well positioned when he began his career as master...continue...
Run Time: 58 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Enhanced Mono,
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO
Elgar: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Venusberg Music / Sir Adrian Boult, BBC SO

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Boult was very closely associated with Elgar's music throughout his career and recorded the Second Symphony five times. This live Proms performance recorded in stereo...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture; Giménez: Zarzuelas / Ataúlfo Argenta, Orquesta Nacional de Espana; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Gran Orquesta Sinfonica
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture; Giménez: Zarzuelas / Ataúlfo Argenta, Orquesta Nacional de Espana; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Gran Orquesta Sinfonica

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride; Ruperto Chapí y Lorenta: Música clásica; La Corte de Granada, Fantasía m...
Conductors: Argenta, Ataúlfo
Ensemble: ; Gran Orquesta Sinfonica; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Orquesta Nacional de Espana

Before his tragic and early death at the age of 44 in 1958, Ataúlfo Argenta was the foremost Spanish conductor of his generation and on...continue...
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Rossini: Barber of Seville / Giulini, Panerai, Berganza, Alva
Rossini: Barber of Seville / Giulini, Panerai, Berganza, Alva

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

Giulini (1914 - 2005) was without question one of the greatest conductors of his generation. His opera performances at Covent Garden were landmarks for the...continue...
Recording information: The Royal Opera House, London, England (05/21/1960)....continue...
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Schumann & Schubert / Charles Munch, Boston SO [DVD]
Schumann & Schubert / Charles Munch, Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Robert Schumann: Genoveva, Op. 81; Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485
Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Munch launched the BSO into television in 1955. He was an immensely popular conductor and well suited to being filmed. This material represents some of...continue...
Run Time: 76 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
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ICA 5052
Schubert, Schumann & Wagner / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]
Schubert, Schumann & Wagner / Erich Leinsdorf, Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Erich Leinsdorf. These early recordings have been restored with...continue...
Run Time: 97 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
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Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]
Wagner, Strauss & Beethoven / Solti, BBC SO, Royal Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman); Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Sir Georg Solti achieved great success with the first complete recording of Das Rheigold in 1958, after which his reputation for recording Wagner increased steadily....continue...
Run Time: 96 min.
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Viennese Night at The Proms / Strauss, Lehar, von Suppe [DVD]
Viennese Night at The Proms / Strauss, Lehar, von Suppe [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324; Pizzicato Polka; Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388); Leichtes Blut, Op. 319; Tr...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila
Conductors: Loughran, James; Susskind, Walter; Furst, Janos
Ensemble: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra ; Royal Philharmonic Orchesta

Characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning a vintage period in their history. Classics...continue...
Run Time: 87 min.
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Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms / Glinka, Tchaikovsky [DVD]
Rozhdestvensky at the BBC Proms / Glinka, Tchaikovsky [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila; A Life for the Tsar; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Performed during his tenure as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony, the BBC Proms performances featured on this DVD represent Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the highest...continue...
Run Time: 64 min.
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Puccini: Tosca / Covent Garden
Puccini: Tosca / Covent Garden

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Performers: Glynne, Howell; Langdon, Michael; Tagliavini, Ferruccio [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France
Ensemble: Covent Garden Opera Orchestra

This June 1955 performance of Puccini's Tosca marked Renata Tebaldi's first appearance with the Covent Garden Company. The roles of Cavaradossi and Scarpia were filled...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (06/30/1955)....continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata - Legendary Covent Garden Performance 20 June 1958
Verdi: La Traviata - Legendary Covent Garden Performance 20 June 1958

2 CD / ICA Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola

Maria Callas needs no introduction, as she was quite simply one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Any recording is of major importance...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (06/20/1958)....continue...
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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts; Franck, Faure / Munch/Boston SO [DVD]
Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts; Franck, Faure / Munch/Boston SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / ICA Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; César Franck: Symphony in D minor, M 48; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Access to the publicly broadcast BSO concerts from this era has been extremely difficult even for researchers. This series of DVDs will make these performances...continue...
Run Time: 71 min.
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