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PHILIPS CLASSICS - THE STEREO YEARS (50 CDs)

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Artists, repertoire, recording locations…These were the key factors that made Philips one of the most firmly established classical labels in the 20th century. What ensured the label’s long-lasting fame was its constant search for sound perfection through the development of its own sound equipment.

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips’ passion for great natural sound – the Stereo Years. There was a firm belief within the label’s team that recording technique was there to serve the music - the Musicians had their own views about how any given piece should be interpreted and how it should sound; the recording team’s job was to grasp that vision and make it a reality. This recording philosophy, combined with great artistry and visionary repertoire policy, created a special chapter in the

history of classical music recordings that still inspires artists, sound engineers and collectors alike.

Included are some of Philips’ greatest analogue albums, presented with original artwork, plus a 200-page booklet documenting the history of the label. With personal reminiscences by key members of staff, plus a note by former Philips producer David Cairns.

Artists featured include icons such as Salvatore Accardo, Eduard van Beinum, Claudio Arrau, Dame Janet Baker, Alfred Brendel, José Carreras, Sir Colin Davis, Antal Doráti, Clara Haskil & Arthur Grumiaux, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart and many more.

NEW-TO-CD:

• CD8: Brahms: Symphony No.4 under Eduard van Beinum

• CD14: Daniel Chorzempa playing Organ Works by Liszt (Prelude and Fugue on the

Name B-A-C-H, S.260; Funeral Ode, S.268 No.2; Fantasy and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam", S. 259)

• CD17: Cristina Deutekom singing Italian Opera Arias

• CD26: Heinz Holliger performing Mozart* Oboe Concerto in C, K.314 under Edo de Waart

• CD48: Henryk Szeryng performing Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2

Philips Classics - Stereo Years
includes:
Bach, J S:
Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Gidon Kremer (violin)


Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 11 'Gassenhauer', for violin, cello & piano
Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'
Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Trio No. 9 in B flat major, WoO 39
Beaux Arts Trio
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet
Sextet for Horn and Strings in E flat major, Op. 81b
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet
Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Herman Krebbers (violin)


Bellini:
Oboe Concerto in E flat major
Heinz Hollinger (oboe)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal


Berg:
Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour


Berlioz:
Harold en Italie, Op. 16
Nobuko Imai (viola)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Tristia, Op. 18
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7
Jessye Norman (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis


Bizet:
Carmen Suite
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner


Brahms:
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur
Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Aafje Heynis (contralto)
Wiener Symphoniker, Wolfgang Sawallisch


Bruckner:
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum


Chopin:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Adam Harasiewicz (piano)
Wiener Symphoniker, Heinrich Hollreiser
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Adam Harasiewicz (piano)
Wiener Symphoniker, Heinrich Hollreiser
Études (12), Op. 10
Nikita Magaloff (piano)
Études (12), Op. 25
Nikita Magaloff (piano)
Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Cimarosa:
Requiem in G minor
Montreux Festival Chorus
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Vittorio Negri


Debussy:
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Quartetto Italiano


Dvorak:
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60
London Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki
Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76
London Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki


Gershwin:
Piano Concerto in F major
Werner Haas (piano)
Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Edo de Waart


Giuliani, Mauro:
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30
Pepe Romero (guitar), Angel Romero (guitar)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner


Gluck:
Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Di te scordarmi (from Paride ed Elena)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Le belle immagini d'un dolce amore (from Paride ed Elena)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
O del mio dolce ardor (from Paride ed Elena)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Spiagge amate (from Paride ed Elena)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Bel inconnu...Je cherche a vous faire (from La Recontre Imprevue)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard


Handel:
Joshua: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Care selve (from Atalanta)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Hercules: Where shall I fly?
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Dopo notte (from Ariodante)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Pompe vane di morte! (from Rodelinda)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
La Lucrezia "O Numi eterni", Cantata HWV 145
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard


Haydn:
Symphony No. 96 in D major 'Miracle'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink


Khachaturian:
Cello Concerto in E minor
Christine Walevska (cello)
Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Eliahu Inbal


Liszt:
Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
Alfred Brendel (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125
Alfred Brendel (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Totentanz, S525 for solo piano
Alfred Brendel (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Praeludium und Fuge über das Motiv B-A-C-H (1st version)
Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Les Morts 'Oraison', S268 No. 2
Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Fantasia and Fugue on ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam', S259
Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Valse oubliée No. 2, S.215/2
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Transcendental Study, S139 No. 5 'Feux Follets'
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Transcendental Study, S139 No. 11 'Harmonies du soir'
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Mendelssohn:
A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell


Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour
Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Clara Haskil (piano)
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Clara Haskil (piano)
Violin Sonata No. 24 in F major, K376
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Clara Haskil (piano)
Violin Sonata No. 26 in B flat major, K378
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Clara Haskil (piano)
Oboe Concerto In C major, K314
Heinz Hollinger (oboe)
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo de Waart
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K218
Herman Krebbers (violin)
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips
Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips
Don Giovanni, K527 - Arranged for Wind Ensemble
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384 - Arranged for wind ensemble
Netherlands Wind Ensemble


Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Paganini:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
Henryk Szeryng (violin)


Prokofiev:
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58
Christine Walevska (cello)
Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Eliahu Inbal


Rachmaninov:
Prelude Op. 32 No. 1 in C major
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Ravel:
Shéhérazade
Jessye Norman (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
String Quartet in F major
Quartetto Italiano


Rimsky Korsakov:
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch


Rodrigo:
Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars & Orchestra
Pepe Romero (guitar), Angel Romero (guitar)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
Concierto Madrigal for 2 Guitars & Orchestra
Pepe Romero (guitar), Angel Romero (guitar)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner


Rossini:
Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
L'Italiana in Algeri Overture
Netherlands Wind Ensemble


Saint-Saëns:
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'
Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart


Schubert:
Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898
Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'
Alfred Brendel (piano)
4 Impromptus, D899
Ingrid Haebler (piano)
4 Impromptus, D935
Ingrid Haebler (piano)
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Das Lied im Grünen, D917
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Der Schmetterling D633
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
An die Nachtigall, D497
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
An die Nachtigall, D196 (Holty)
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Der Wachtelschlag D742 (Sauter)
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Im Freien D880
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Die Vogel D691
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Die Gebüsche, D646
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Im Haine, D738
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Impromptu in A flat major, D899 No. 4
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Schumann:
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Liederkreis, Op. 39
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)


Sibelius:
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Salvatore Accardo (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Four Humoresques Op. 89
Salvatore Accardo (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell


Strauss, R:
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Oboe Concerto in D
Heinz Hollinger (oboe)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal


Stravinsky:
Violin Concerto in D
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour


Szymanowski:
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
Henryk Szeryng (violin)


Tchaikovsky:
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Salvatore Accardo (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Doráti
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Maurice Gendron (cello)
Wiener Symphoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi


Vivaldi:
The Four Seasons
Felix Ayo (violin)
I Musici


Weill, K:
Symphony No. 1 in one movement 'Berliner Symphony'
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Edo de Waart
Symphony No. 2 'Symphonic Fantasy'
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Edo de Waart


Wieniawski:
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Henryk Szeryng (violin)