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Knappertsbusch Conducts Bruckner Symphonies nos 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; Wagner
Knappertsbusch Conducts Bruckner Symphonies nos 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; Wagner

6 CD / Music & Arts / 2011-11-08

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105; Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Symphony no 8 in C min...
Performers: Aldenhoff, Bernd; Cunitz, Maud; Rohr, Otto van
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

A newly restored collection of previously released (and no longer available) Knappertbusch best sellers from the Music and Arts catalog. Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 was...continue...
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M&A 1256
Sir Thomas Beecham In Toronto / previously Unissued Concerts
Sir Thomas Beecham In Toronto / previously Unissued Concerts

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2011-10-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102; Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague"; Symphony no 35 in...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

Three of these discs are previously unissued concerts of Sir Thomas Beecham conducting Canadian orchestras from 1960. The fourth bonus disc contains live BBC broadcasts...continue...
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Toscanini conducts Wagner - Complete Carnegie Hall Farewell
Toscanini conducts Wagner - Complete Carnegie Hall Farewell

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2010-12-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This is Toscanini's only concert recorded in stereo that survives complete! Deleted six years ago from the Music & Arts catalog, this long-time best seller...continue...
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Hindemith: Monteverdi's Orfeo
Hindemith: Monteverdi's Orfeo

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2010-06-08

Works: Spoken Word: Interview with Paul Hindemith on his recording of the Symphony "Mathis der Maler"; Giovanni Gabrieli: Symphoniae Sacrae; Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Benton, Patricia; Foster, Norman; Graf, Uta; Guthrie, Frederick; Hermann, Dagmar; Iriarte, Ana Maria; Kmentt, Waldemar; Mertz, Wolfram; Paulee, Mona; Schretter, Gertrud; Sinimberghi, Gino; Strohbauer...
Conductors: Hindemith, Paul

Recording information: Grossen Konzerthaussaal, Wien (06/03/1954)....continue...
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M&A 1237
The Art of Oscar Fried, Vol. 4 / Oscar Fried, Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir
The Art of Oscar Fried, Vol. 4 / Oscar Fried, Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-11-10

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63; Lohengrin, WWV 75; Tannhäuser, WWV 70; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, Jä...
Conductors: Fried, Oskar

This is the widely awaited first CD transfer of these recordings (of which the Bruckner 7th was the work's recording premiere). Previous volumes were acclaimed...continue...
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M&A 1231
The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos Vol. 1 - Berg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, et al
The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos Vol. 1 - Berg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, et al

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-08-12

Works: Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat ma...
Performers: Casadesus, Jean; Petri, Egon; Szigeti, Joseph [Violin]
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Few great conductors can be classified by just a few characteristics. Although this cautionary remark applies to Dimitri Mitropoulos, it seems safe to say that,...continue...
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M&A 1213
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, etc / Knappertsbusch, Edelmann
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, etc / Knappertsbusch, Edelmann

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-02-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried Idyll
Performers: Adam, Theo; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Borst, Heinz; Casa, Lisa della; Edelmann, Otto; Faulhaber, Werner; Janko, Josef; Kohl, Max; Mikorey, Karl; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Pflanzl, Heinric...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Cologne West German Radio Orchestra
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M&A 1014
Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Live 1942 Bayreuth / Elmendorff
Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Live 1942 Bayreuth / Elmendorff

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-02-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Booth, Margary; Dalberg, Frederick; Fuchs, Marta; Kallab, Camilla; Koch, Egmont; Langhammer, Irmgard; Scheppan, Hilde; Svanholm, Set [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Elmendorff, Karl
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

"...His [Elmendorff's] leadership in this performance reflects long experience in keeping up the forward momentun while relaxing tempos for dramatic emphasis in the climaxes. He...continue...
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A Forgotten Conductor Vol 3 - Beethoven, etc / Oskar Fried
A Forgotten Conductor Vol 3 - Beethoven, etc / Oskar Fried

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-08-01

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Franz Liszt: Les préludes, S 97; Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert s...
Conductors: Fried, Oskar

Oskar Fried, one of Mahler's students, may not be as famous as some of his contemporaries but none other than Otto Klemperer praised him as...continue...
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M&A 1198
In Memory of Arturo Toscanini / Munch, Walter, Monteux
In Memory of Arturo Toscanini / Munch, Walter, Monteux

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Recorded Sound: Applause; Claude Debussy: La mer; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, O...
Conductors: Walter, Bruno; Munch, Charles; Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
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M&A 1201
Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52
Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52

13 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House, overture Op. 124; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c; Leo...
Performers: Blinder, Boris; Blinder, Naoum; Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]; Cutner, Solomon; Kapell, William [Piano]; Kraus, Lili [Piano]; Warenskjold, Dorothy
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra

"Is this ever a generous sampling of Pierre Monteux and the San Francisco Symphony! Music and Arts' Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux collects broadcast performances...continue...
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Recordings for German Radio - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Recordings for German Radio - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-02-01

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Weisse Schäfchen; Chris...
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Piltti, Lea; Pitti, Lea; Raucheisen, Michael; Scheck, Gustav; Schonecke, Herbert; Schultz, Rudolf; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Wolf, Deta

The recordings of songs presented here, ranging from a Bach cantata excerpt to folk songs, were all made during World War II for the Reichsrundfunk...continue...
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Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc
Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-05-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Oedipus rex; Chorale for Piano; Capriccio, for piano & orchestra; Jeu de cartes; Symphony in Three Movements
Performers: Bergmann, Maria; Hessenland, Werner; Krebs, Helmut; Modl, Martha; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rehfuss, Heinz; Rohr, Otto van
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Orchestra; Northwest German Radio Chorus; Southwest German Radio Wind Quintet, Baden-Baden

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M&A 1184
Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-02-01

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D minor ("L'estro armonico" no 11), Op. 3/11,; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Adoramus te Christe, motet for 4 voices (from Mo...
Performers: Rodzinski, Artur [Conductor]
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra

Stokowski, the first major musician to recognize the potentialities of the sound recording as a significant factor in our musical life, actually resisted the idea...continue...
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M&A 1173
Wagner: Parsifal (Act 3)
Wagner: Parsifal (Act 3)

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2005-09-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Reinmar, Hans; Weber, Ludwig [Bass Vocal]; Wocke, Hans
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
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Jeno Hubay: Violin Vorks / Charles Castleman, et al
Jeno Hubay: Violin Vorks / Charles Castleman, et al

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2005-04-01

Works: Jenö Hubay: Scène de la Csárda no 8 for violin & piano (or orchestra) ("Azt mondják nem adnak" [They Say They D; Scène de la Csárda no 3 for violin & piano ("Maros Vize"...
Performers: Castleman, Charles; d'Aranyi, Jelly; Eisner, Maurice; Foldes, Andor; Grunberg, Jacques; Gyarfas, Ibolyka; Herz, Otto; Hobday, Ethel; Hubay, Jeno; Kerekjarto, Duci de; Liachowsky, Waldemar; Moore, Ger...
Conductors: Rodan, Mendi; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra; Eastman Chamber Ensemble

"A feast for Hubay fans. The first disc is devoted to some of Hubay's Scènes de la Csarda in performances by Charles Castleman with the...continue...
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Jascha Horenstein - Broadcast Performances from Paris
Jascha Horenstein - Broadcast Performances from Paris

9 CD / Music & Arts / 2004-08-01

Works: Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G major; Boléro; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Symp...
Performers: Bobesco, Lola; Höffgen, Marga [Contralto Vocals]; Haas, Monique; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric soprano]; Traxel, Josef; Wiener, Otto
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: ORTF National Orchestra

This compilation presents Horenstein conducting music which shows his unusual breadth of repertoire, music of composers whom we do not normally associate with him, but...continue...
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M&A 1146
Verdi: Falstaff  - Rehearsals / Toscanini, et al
Verdi: Falstaff - Rehearsals / Toscanini, et al

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2004-07-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Elmo, Cloe; Guarrera, Frank; Merriman, Nan; Nelli, Herva; Scott, Norman; Stich-Randall, Teresa; Toscanini, Arturo [Conductor]; Valdengo, Giuseppe
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
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M&A 4248
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Furtwängler, et al
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Furtwängler, et al

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2004-01-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Berry, Walter; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Grummer, Elisabeth; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Siepi, Cesare
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Salzburg Festival Chorus
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M&A 1129
Erich Kleiber at NBC - Four Complete Concerts from 1947/48
Erich Kleiber at NBC - Four Complete Concerts from 1947/48

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2002-11-01

Works: Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 2 in B minor; Carl Maria von Weber: Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 79; Manuel de Falla: Dance no 1 (from La vida breve); Arcangelo Corelli: C...
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Kleiber, Erich
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
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M&A 1112
Verdi: Falstaff, etc / De Sabata, Serafin,Stabile, et al
Verdi: Falstaff, etc / De Sabata, Serafin,Stabile, et al

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2002-08-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Aida, opera; Otello
Performers: Biasini, Piero; Canali, Anna Maria; Caniglia, Maria; Carteri, Rosanna; Caruso, Mariano; Elmo, Cloe; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Gobbi, Tito; Merli, Francesco; Nessi, Giuseppe; Oltrabella, August...
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor; Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: ; Orchestra
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M&A 1104
Merit - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Knappertsbusch
Merit - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Knappertsbusch

13 CD / Music & Arts / 2002-05-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Greindl, Josef; Herwig, Alfons; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kamps, Luise Charlotte; Kuen, Paul; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Madeira, Jea...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Writes critic William H. Youngren in his liner notes: When I reflect on what was unique about Knappertsbusch's work, Wagner's tempo direction `Lebhaft, doch gewichtig'...continue...
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Carl Schuricht - Unissued Recordings from the Archives
Carl Schuricht - Unissued Recordings from the Archives

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2001-10-23

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Götterdämmerung; Felix Mendelssohn: Athalie, incidental music, Op. 74; Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart for orchestra, Op. 132; Franz...
Conductors: Schuricht, Carl
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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M&A 1094
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Acts 2 & 3 / Rother
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Acts 2 & 3 / Rother

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2000-10-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Hann, Georg; Nissen, Hans-Heinz; Prohaska, Jaro; Schirp, Wilhelm; Suthaus, Ludwig
Conductors: Rother, Artur; Heger, Robert
Ensemble: ; Berlin State Opera Chorus
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M&A 1068
 
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