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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Piano Concerto

2 CD / Testament / 2011-02-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
Performers: Cliburn, Van
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz

The origins of these live 1960 performances lie inevitably in Van Cliburn’s legendary triumph in Moscow’s inaugural Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958, a time...continue...
Recording information: Orchestra Hall, Chicago (04/08/1960/04/12/1960)....continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer
Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer

2 CD / Testament / 2010-09-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Rossel-Majdan, Hilde; Steingruber, Ilona
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto

This fascinating release from Testament features a live performance from 1951 with Otto Klemperer leading the Vienna Symphony in Mahler's 'Resurrection' symphony. Recorded in mono,...continue...
Recording information: Muskiverein, Vienna (05/18/1951)....continue...
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Recital: Royal Festival Hall London 1959
Recital: Royal Festival Hall London 1959

2 CD / Testament / 2010-01-12

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; John Stafford Smith: The Star-spangled Banner; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h); Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo for Piano no 3 in...
Performers: Cliburn, Van

After 23-year-old Van Cliburn of Texas won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, taking with him both the hearts of the Russian people and his jury...continue...
Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (06/07/1959)....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...
Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (05/15/1972)....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1;  Rachmaninov, Kabalevsky / Cliburn, Kondrashin, Moscow PO
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1; Rachmaninov, Kabalevsky / Cliburn, Kondrashin, Moscow PO

1 CD / Testament / 2009-01-13

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Dmitry Kabalevsky: Rondo for pian...
Performers: Cliburn, Van
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

1958 was a red-letter year not only in music competition history but in the entire history of performance. In that year the USSR established the...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 7;  Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide Overture / Walter, New York Philharmonic
Bruckner: Symphony no 7; Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide Overture / Walter, New York Philharmonic

1 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic

"For those who know only the commercial recordings of Bruckner by Bruno Walter (1876-1962), especially the inscriptions made in Los Angeles after his heart attack...continue...
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Otto Klemperer conducts the Last Concert - Beethoven, Brahms / Adni, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Otto Klemperer conducts the Last Concert - Beethoven, Brahms / Adni, New Philharmonia Orchestra

2 CD / Testament / 2008-09-09

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause & Announcements; Applause; Ludwig van Beethoven: King Stephan, Op. 117; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

Widely regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, Otto Klemperer met Gustav Mahler in 1905 while conducting the off-stage brass at...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor, Kindertotenlieder / Ferrier, Boult, Klemperer, BBC SO, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor; Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Recorded Sound: Kathleen Ferrier Radio Interview with Eric McLean
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Sir Adrian Boult made only one commercial recording of a Mahler symphony - the First. Now Testament unveils to the public the UK premiere of...continue...
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Brahms: The Four Symphonies, etc / Toscanini, Philharmonia
Brahms: The Four Symphonies, etc / Toscanini, Philharmonia

3 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Anonymous: God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland); Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81; Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Symphony no...
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Available again after a long absence from the catalogue, these brilliant examples of the art of Arturo Toscanini are available again once more. These recordings...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies no 4 & 5 / Klemperer, et al
Beethoven: Symphonies no 4 & 5 / Klemperer, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2006-03-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Recorded Sound: Applause
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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Wiener Philharmoniker - live performances / Klemperer
Wiener Philharmoniker - live performances / Klemperer

8 CD / Testament / 2005-11-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Ambiance; Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture in...
Performers: Öhlberger, Camillo; Altmann, Volker; Berger, Roland; Cubasch, Christian; Hanak, Hans; Hogner, Gunter; Holetschek, Franz; Lipp, Wilma; Mayerhofer, Karl; Pamperl, Ernst; Prinz, Alfred; Raab, Ferdi...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

1968, a year of political turmoil in the world, began for Klemperer with a recording and performance in London of the Dresden version of Wagners...continue...
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Schumann: Symphony no 2;  Brahms, Strauss / Szell, et al
Schumann: Symphony no 2; Brahms, Strauss / Szell, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-08-09

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81; Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61
Performers: Schwalbe, Michel
Conductors: Szell, George
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

This is the last concert by George Szell with the Berlin Philharmonic in June of 1969. The program brings together three elements closely associated with...continue...
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TES 1378
The Art of the Recorder / David Munrow
The Art of the Recorder / David Munrow

2 CD / Testament / 2005-06-14

Works: Anonymous, English: English Dance (13th century); English Te Deum; Estampie from the Robertsbridge fragment; Anonymous, Italian: Saltarellos 1-4 (GB-LBl Add.29987); Jacques Barbireau: Een Vroylic Wes...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brookes, Oliver; Burrowes, Norma; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]...
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Ensemble: David Munrow Recorder Consort; Early Music Consort of London

David Munrow established his Early Music Consort of London in 1967 and much of his later work was based around this ensemble, with James Bowman,...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 2;  Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2; Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-03-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

Mahler's second symphony, like Beethoven's 'Eroica', has become one of Otto Klemperer's performing talismans: a constant source of inspiration, a constant success for him in...continue...
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Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al
Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-10-12

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Milanov, Zinka [Soprano Vocal]; Moscona, Nicola; Rosvaenge, Helge; Thorborg, Kerstin
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The performance heard on these discs is particularly remarkable, not only for historical reasons, but also because it seems to be the earliest extant viable...continue...
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Bach, Mozart, Beethoven / Klemperer, Berlin PO
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven / Klemperer, Berlin PO

2 CD / Testament / 2003-11-01

Works: Recorded Sound: Rehearsal for the Concert at the Philharmonie; Applause; Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (...
Performers: Eichler, Horst; Pfeifer, Karl; Rotzoll, Herbert
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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