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Broadcast Archives 12 CD Box Set
Broadcast Archives 12 CD Box Set

Broadcast Archives 12 CD Box Set (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

$185.00

This box set of 12 CDs includes more than 15 hours of music featuring every BSO music director since Pierre Monteux as well as legendary guest conductors.

Highlights of the compilation include: Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino, conducted by Thomas Shippers in 1961, Smetana's The Moldau (Vltava) Symphonic Poem, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf in 1964, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, conducted by Seiji Ozawa in 1987, and Bernstein's The Age of Anxeity, Symphony No. 2 for piano and orchestra with Leonard Bernstein, as pianist, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky in 1949. The set also includes a substantial booklet containing archival photographs, reviews, articles, and other memorabilia.

Each recording has been digitally remastered by EMI's Abbey Road Studios using 24-bit state-of-the-art technology.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall Centennial Celebration From the Broadcast Archives 1943-2000

Track Listing:

Disc 1 (77:19)
SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY conducting
BARTOK - (December 30, 1944; broadcast premiere)
Concerto for Orchestra
V Finale: Pesante-Presto
LIADOV - (May 1, 1943)
"From the Apocalypse"
BERNSTEIN - (April 9, 1949; world premiere)
"The Age of Anxiety," Symphony No. 2 for piano and orchestra - with Leonard Bernstein, piano

Disc 2 (74:14)
PIERRE MONTEUX conducting
R. STRAUSS - (January 24, 1959)
"Don Quixote" - with Samuel Mayes, cello, and Joseph de Pasquale, viola
Finale: Death of Don Quixote
R. STRAUSS - (February 17, 1956)
Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - (December 20, 1963)
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Disc 3 (78:27)
CHARLES MUNCH conducting
FRANCK - (October 10, 1959)
"Le Chasseur maudit"
FAURÉ - (December 12, 1959)
Prelude to "Pénélope"
ROUSSEL - (March 8, 1958)
Suite in F
I Prélude
DEBUSSY - (March 30, 1962)
"La Mer"
RAVEL - (February 2, 1962)
"La Valse"

Disc 4 (78:17)
ERICH LEINSDORF conducting

JANACEK - (September 30, 1966; American premiere)
Suite from "The Cunning Little Vixen"
SHOSTAKOVICH - (September 26, 1964)
Symphony No. 1
II Allegro
WAGNER - (October 1 or 2, 1965)
"Siegfried Idyll"
SMETANA - (April 22, 1967)
"The Moldau"

Disc 5 (74:42)
WILLIAM STEINBERG conducting
BRUCKNER - (February 26, 1972)
Symphony No. 8

Disc 6 [BSO Principal Guest Conductors] (76:49)
COLIN DAVIS:
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - (October 26, 1973)
Symphony No. 4
BERNARD HAITINK:
SCHUBERT - (May 2, 1992)
Symphony No. 3
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:
PROKOFIEV - (September 22, 1972)
"Scythian Suite"

Disc 7 (79:44)
SEIJI OZAWA conducting

BARTOK - (November 8, 1980)
"Duke Bluebeard's Castle," - with Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano (Judith) and Gwynne
Howell, bass-baritone (Bluebeard)
R. STRAUSS - (March 12, 1988)
Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon with String Orchestra and Harp - with Harold
Wright, clarinet, and Sherman Walt, bassoon

Disc 8 (75:35)
SEIJI OZAWA conducting
MESSIAEN - (October 7, 1978)
"Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence divine" - with Yvonne Loriod, piano; Jeanne Loriod,
ondes Martenot; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
MARTIN - (September 30, 1977)
Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra - with Doriot Anthony
Dwyer, flute; Ralph Gomberg, oboe; Harold Wright, clarinet; Sherman Walt, bassoon; Armando
Ghitalla, trumpet; Charles Kavalovski, horn; Ronald Barron, trombone; Everett Firth, timpani
STRAVINSKY - (December 5, 1987)
"Symphony of Psalms" - with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor

Disc 9 [Guest Conductors 1] (77:09)
THOMAS SCHIPPERS:
VERDI - (March 18, 1961)
Overture to "La forza del destino"
IGOR MARKEVITCH:
TCHAIKOVSKY - (March 19, 1955)
"Romeo and Juliet"
GUIDO CANTELLI:
RESPIGHI - (December 24, 1954)
"Pines of Rome"
IV The Pines of the Appian Way
CARLO MARIA GIULINI:
HINDEMITH - (March 30, 1974)
Symphony "Mathis der Maler"
I Angelic Concert

Disc 10 [Guest Conductors 2] (71:37)
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI:
MOZART - (January 13, 1968)
Overture to "Don Giovanni"
RAFAEL KUBELIK:
MARTINU - (January 14, 1967)
Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani
I Poco Allegro
STOKOWSKI:
TCHAIKOVSKY - (January 13, 1968)
"Hamlet"
DIMITRI MITROPOULOS:
GOULD - (December 16, 1944)
"Spirituals" for String Choir and Orchestra
III A Little Bit of Sin
KLAUS TENNSTEDT:
BRAHMS - (December 14, 1974)
"Academic Festival" Overture

Disc 11 [Guest Conductors 3] (76:53)
BRUNO WALTER:
HAYDN - (January 21, 1947)
Symphony No. 92, "Oxford"
IV Presto
RICHARD BURGIN:
STRAVINSKY - (December 8, 1962)
Divertimento from "Le Baiser de la fée"
AARON COPLAND:
COPLAND - (April 10, 1965)
"Music for a Great City"
II Night Thoughts

Disc 12 [Encores and Rehearsals] (75:15)
Encores
OZAWA:
BERLIOZ - (April 4, 2000)
"Roman Carnival" Overture
Roman Carnival Overture
C. DAVIS:
BERLIOZ - (November 8, 1974)
"Royal Hunt and Storm" from "Les Troyens"
KOUSSEVITZKY:
GLINKA - (April 1, 1944; from Hunter College, New York)
"Ruslan and Ludmila" Overture
LEINSDORF:
LANNER - (January 3, 1964)
"Die Mozartisten," Waltzes
MUNCH:
AUBER - (December 24, 1953)
Overture to "La Muette de Portici"
JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN:
FAURÉ - (February 23, 1980)
"Fileuse" and Sicilienne" from "Pelléas et Mélisande"
HAITINK:
HOLST - (October 22, 1998)
"Jupiter" from "The Planets"
MUNCH:
PROKOFIEV - (November 28, 1953)
Scherzo and March from "Love for Three Oranges"
Rehearsal Excerpts
KOUSSEVITZKY:
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - (March 14, 1949)
Symphony No. 6
Symphony No. 6 in E minor
LEONARD BERNSTEIN:
MESSIAEN (November 28, 1949)
"Turangalîla-symphonie"