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SOLTI - CHICAGO: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (108 CDS)

SOLTI - CHICAGO: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (108 CDS)

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  • Decca celebrates one of the world’s most prolific conductor-orchestra partnerships with a deluxe 108-CD box set marking both the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Sir Georg Solti and the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 108 CDs presenting Solti’s and the CSO’s complete recorded legacy together: from their very first recording at Medinah Temple in March 1970 of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony to their last at Orchestra Hall, Chicago in March 1997 of Shostakovich’ Symphony No.15.
  • 108 CDs chronologically presenting Solti’s and the CSO’s complete recorded legacy together.
  • Luxury 180-page hardback book in English and German, with dipped edges.
  • An original-jacket collection, with silver-foiled design and newly commissioned artwork on outer packaging reflected on the book cover and inner trays.
  • Foreword by Lady Solti.
  • Retrospectives by Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano), Humphrey Burton (broadcaster and author), Frank Villella (CSO Archivist) and Martha Gilmer (VP of Artistic Planning for CSO during Solti’s tenure).
  • Excerpt from “Chicago” from Solti’s Memoirs “Solti on Solti”.
  • Many previously unpublished photographs from the recording sessions, orchestra archives plus facsimiles of Solti’s original scores.
  • Includes every one of their 24 Grammy Award-winning recordings.
  • Works indexed by composers for ease of reference.

Bach, J S:
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')
St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Hans Peter Blochwitz (Evangelist)
Mass in B minor, BWV232
Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Gwynne Howell


Bartók:
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116
Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77
Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36
Kyung Wha Chung (violin)
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106
Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite)
Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97
Romanian Folk Dances for orchestra, Sz. 68, BB 76


Beethoven:
Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)
Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows, Martti Talvela
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Fidelio, Op. 72
Hildegard Behrens, Peter Hofmann, Hans Sotin, Theo Adam
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
Jessye Norman, Reinhild Runkel, Robert Schunk, Hans Sotin
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'
Egmont Overture, Op. 84


Berg:
Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935) Kyung Wha Chung


Berlioz:
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Les Francs-juges Overture, Op. 3
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Kenneth Riegel, Frederica von Stade, José van Dam, Malcolm King
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14


Brahms:
Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'
Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)
Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Bernd Weikl (baritone)
Tragic Overture, Op. 81


Bruckner:
Symphony No. 6 in A major
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'
Symphony No. 0 in D minor 'Nullte'
Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Symphony No. 7 in E Major


Debussy:
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
La Mer
Trois Nocturnes
La Mer
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune


Dohnányi:
Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25


Downs:
Bear Down, Chicago Bears


Dvorak:
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'


Elgar:
Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'


Handel:
Messiah
Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Keith Lewis, Gwynne Howell


Haydn:
The Creation
The Seasons
Ruth Ziesak, Uwe Heilmann, René Pape
The Creation
Ruth Ziesak, Herbert Lippert, René Pape


Kodály:
Háry János Suite


Liszt:
A Faust Symphony, S108
Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Hungarian Rhapsody, S359 No. 2 in D minor


Mahler:
Symphony No. 5
Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Verlorne Müh' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Das Lied von der Erde
René Kollo (tenor), Yvonne Minton (mezzo)
Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Isobel Buchanan, Mira Zakai
Symphony No. 3
Sylvia Greenberg (contralto)
Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5


Mendelssohn:
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'


Mozart:
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague'
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543


Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition
Khovanshchina: Prelude
Songs and Dances of Death


Prokofiev:
Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'


Ravel:
Boléro
Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version


Rossini:
Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture


Schoenberg:
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31
Moses und Aron
Philip Langridge, Franz Mazura, Sally Schweikert, Elizabeth Gottlieb, Karen Brunssen, Roald Henderson, Bradley Nystrom, William Kirkwood, Barbara Bonney, Aage Haugland


Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babi Yar'
Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141


Smith, J S:
The Star-Spangled Banner


Sousa:
The Stars and Stripes Forever


Strauss, R:
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Don Juan, Op. 20


Stravinsky:
The Rite of Spring
Petrushka (1911 version)
Jeu de cartes
Symphony in 3 movements
Symphony in C
Symphony of Psalms


Tchaikovsky:
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
1812 Overture, Op. 49
Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite


Tippett:
Symphony No. 4
Byzantium
Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles


Tredici:
Final Alice
Barbara Hendricks (soprano)


Verdi:
Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Gli arredi festivi (from Nabucco)
Gerusalem! (from I Lombardi)
O signore, dal tetto natio (from I Lombardi)
Tre volte (from Macbeth)
Patria oppressa (from Macbeth)
Le rube, gli stupri (from I Masnadieri)
Zitti, Zitti (from Rigoletto)
Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)
Squilli, echeggi la tromba (from Il Trovatore)
Noi siamo zingarelle (from La Traviata)
Posa in pace (from Un Ballo in Maschera)
Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (from Don Carlo)
Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida)
Sanctus (from Requiem)
Otello
Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Elzbieta Ardam, John Keyes,
Requiem
Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, José van Dam


Wagner:
Der fliegende Holländer
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Tannhäuser: Overture
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Ben Heppner, Karita Mattila, Albert Dohmen, Roberto Sacca, Alan Opie


Weber:
Oberon Overture


Weiner, Leó:
Csongor and Tünde, suite, Op. 10b: Introduction & Scherzo


Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti


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