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Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye Suite; Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye Suite; Debussy: La Mer

1 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye; Concerto for Piano left hand; Claude Debussy: La mer
Performers: Block, Michel [Piano]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

"Giulini's Berlin account is darker, bigger, heavier, stormier, and less glossy than both [Giulini's Philharmonia/EMI and Karajan's Berlin/DG 1965 recordings]. The endings of the movements...continue...
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Mozart: Divertimento no 15 K 287;  Stravinsky: Rite of Spring / Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Divertimento no 15 K 287; Stravinsky: Rite of Spring / Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

1 CD / Testament / 2009-10-13

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H); Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.

"The overwhelming experience was of a precision, a range of colour and of dynamics, wholly suited to the music. Karajan was able to give even...continue...
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Meyerbeer, Goldmark, Bizet, et al / Toscanini, NBC SO
Meyerbeer, Goldmark, Bizet, et al / Toscanini, NBC SO

2 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah"; Karl Goldmark: Rustic Wedding, symphonic poem in E flat major, Op. 26; Georges Bizet: La Jolie Fille de Perth, orchestral suite; Jules Massene...
Performers: Cooley, Carlton; koff, Mischa
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

"Mono sound, surprisingly clear and luminous, is what we have on an unmissable two-CD Testament set of live NBC recordings conducted by Toscanini... these are...continue...
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade;  Stravinsky / Stokowski
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Stravinsky / Stokowski

1 CD / Testament / 2006-11-14

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Testament presents Stokowski's legendary 1956 Philharmonia recording of Scheherazade in astonishingly vivid sound. It is full of energy, precision and razor-sharp characterizations. Unique interpretat...continue...
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Dances of Poland / Wanda Landowska
Dances of Poland / Wanda Landowska

1 CD / Testament / 2005-12-13

Works: Michal Kleofas Oginski: Polonaise for piano in A minor "Farewell to the Fatherland"; Polonaise for piano in G major; Jacob Polonais: Gagliardi, for harpsichord; Wanda Landowska: Bourrée d'Auverg...
Performers: Landowska, Wanda [Harpsichord]

"Testament restores two of Wanda Landowska's most treasurable and long-out-of-print albums. One is a 1951 collection of Polish dances, originally titled "Landowska plays for Paderewski"...continue...
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, etc / Leinsdorf, Boston SO
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, etc / Leinsdorf, Boston SO

1 CD / Testament / 2005-12-13

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra had a close relationship with Prokofiev. Their great conductor Serge Koussevitzky conducted the premiere of the composer's second symphony in Paris...continue...
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TES 1394
Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures, Intermezzi, etc;  Verdi / Mackerras
Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures, Intermezzi, etc; Verdi / Mackerras

1 CD / Testament / 2004-04-01

Works: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Il segreto di Susanna; I quattro rusteghi, opera; I gioielli della Madonna; Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller; Il Trovatore; I vespri siciliani; Otello; Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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TES 1327
Debussy, Dukas, Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works / Ansermet
Debussy, Dukas, Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works / Ansermet

1 CD / Testament / 2004-01-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Jeux; Epigraphes antiques (6); Paul Dukas: La péri; L'apprenti sorcier; Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest
Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris; Suisse Romande Orchestra

"The two orchestras were possibly the two best in Europe for French music at the time (1950s). Karl Bohm regarded Ansermet as the best living...continue...
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Ibert, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Tchaikovsky, et al / Désormière
Ibert, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Tchaikovsky, et al / Désormière

1 CD / Testament / 2003-09-01

Works: Jacques Ibert: Divertissement, for chamber orchestra; Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches, suite for orchestra, Op. 10; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a; Domenico Sc...
Conductors: Desormiere, Roger
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TES 1309
Guido Cantelli - The NBC Broadcast Concerts December 1950
Guido Cantelli - The NBC Broadcast Concerts December 1950

4 CD / Testament / 2003-07-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major "A Musical Joke", K 522; William Schuman: Undertow, ballet (choreographic episodes); Darius Milha...
Performers: Bauchmann, Edmund; Cooke, George; koff, Mischa; Marlowe, Sylvia; Miller, Frank [Cello]
Conductors: Cantelli, Guido
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

Immersed in the most contemporary music of his time, Guido Cantelli was a virtuoso conductor who used viruosity not as an end in itself, but...continue...
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TES 1317
Beethoven: Overtures;  Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 / Kempe
Beethoven: Overtures; Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 / Kempe

1 CD / Testament / 2002-12-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c; Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b; Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62; Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; J...
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

"It is wonderful to have these EMI recordings of Kempe released on Testament. As in the other installments, Kempe gets very warm, musical performances from...continue...
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Roussel: Symphonies no 3 & 4, Sinfonietta, etc / Cluytens
Roussel: Symphonies no 3 & 4, Sinfonietta, etc / Cluytens

1 CD / Testament / 2002-06-01

Works: Albert Roussel: Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 42; Bacchus et Ariane, ballet, Op. 43; Sinfonietta for strings, Op. 52; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 53
Performers: Tessier, Georges
Conductors: Cluytens, André

"The PCO was a great orchestra with a distinctive, very French sound from its woodwind and brass. It is heard here at the very top...continue...
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Debussy: Children's Corner, etc / Cluytens, ORTF National
Debussy: Children's Corner, etc / Cluytens, ORTF National

1 CD / Testament / 2002-05-01

Works: Claude Debussy: La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), ballet, L. 128; Children's Corner; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Valses nobles et sentimentales
Conductors: Cluytens, André
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Debussy: Nocturnes, Jeux, etc / Inghelbrecht, et al
Debussy: Nocturnes, Jeux, etc / Inghelbrecht, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2001-10-10

Works: Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire; Jeux; La damoiselle élue
Performers: Dufrene, Fernand
Conductors: Inghelbrecht, Désiré-Emile
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Stravinsky: Petrushka, Pulcinella / Klemperer, Philharmonia
Stravinsky: Petrushka, Pulcinella / Klemperer, Philharmonia

1 CD / Testament / 1999-11-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Testament's superb remastering team presents another previously unpublished gem. Klemperer was a personal friend of the composer, and premiered a number of his works in...continue...
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé;  Franck: Psyché / André Cluytens
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Franck: Psyché / André Cluytens

1 CD / Testament / 1998-05-10

Works: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; César Franck: Psyché Suite, for orchestra
Conductors: Cluytens, André
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Debussy: 2 Nocturnes, Jeux, La Mer;  Respighi / de Sabata
Debussy: 2 Nocturnes, Jeux, La Mer; Respighi / de Sabata

1 CD / Testament / 1998-02-10

Works: Claude Debussy: La mer; Jeux; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor

"...de Sabata's 'Jeux' is stunning. It is all it should be: mysterious, sardonic, sexy, and sultry, and de Sabata underlines the whole with a palpable...continue...
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Rudolf Kempe - Vienna Philharmonic 'On Holiday'
Rudolf Kempe - Vienna Philharmonic 'On Holiday'

1 CD / Testament / 1998-02-01

Works: Pietro Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz; Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda); Franz Schmidt: Notre Dame; Charles Gounod: Faust; Josef Bayer: Die Puppenfee, ballet; Jacques Offen...
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
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Homage to Diaghilev / Igor Markevich, Philharmonia Orchestra
Homage to Diaghilev / Igor Markevich, Philharmonia Orchestra

1 CD / Testament / 1997-07-10

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65; Frédéric Chopin: Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement); Paul Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier; Manuel de Falla: Danza del...
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"...For all their chill, Markevitch's performances are never inhibited.On the contrary, their mixture of poison and poise is consistently gripping, often angry, sometimes overpowering: indeed,...continue...
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Igor Markevich - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps
Igor Markevich - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps

1 CD / Testament / 1997-04-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"...Markevitch had an excellent pedigree in Stravinsky interpretation, having studied with Monteux (the conductor first associated with Rite), but his conception of the work is...continue...
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Bartok: Dance Suite;  Ravel, Busoni, et al / Igor Markevitch
Bartok: Dance Suite; Ravel, Busoni, et al / Igor Markevitch

1 CD / Testament / 1996-01-01

Works: Béla Bartók: Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Maurice Ravel: La valse; Erik Satie: Parade; Ferruccio Busoni: Tanzwalzer, for orchestra, Op. 53, KiV 288; Anatol Lyadov: Kikimora, Op. 63; Em...
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"...the sound is so vivid and full of presence that much of the time you would swear it was stereo...An illuminating portrait of a conductor...continue...
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