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Image Art of Clarinet (The)
Dieter Klöcker, clarinet
Bamberger Symphoniker, Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie, Prager Kammerorchester, Consortium Classicum, Milan Lajcík, Hans Stadlmair, Holger Schröter-Seebeck

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Image Liedertafel
Christian Elsner, tenor
James Taylor, tenor
Franz-Josef Selig, bass
Michael Volle, bass

Gerold Huber, piano

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Image Symphony No. 4
Bavarian State Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber

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Image Symphony No. 9
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Hermann Scherchen

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Image Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Volkmar Andreae

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Image Symphony No. 5
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / George Szell

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Image Symphony No. 5
Live recording 1954

Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

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Image Symphony No. 7
Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

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Image Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
Live recording 1963

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Otto Klemperer

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Image Symphony No. 9 'The Great'
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Josef Krips

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Image Symphony No. 103 'Drum Roll' / Symphony No. 8 'Unf
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Lovro von Matacic

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Image Johann Strauss Festkonzert
Wiener Symphoniker / Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Symphony No. 1
Friedrich Gulda, piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Karl Böhm

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Image Symphony No. 2
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Karl Böhm

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Image Symphony No. 2
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / John Barbirolli

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Image Symphony No. 95
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ernest Asermet

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Image Sinfonia Concertante / Don Quixote
Paul Tortelier, cello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe

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Image Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth

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Image Symphony No. 0 'Nullte'
Ludwig Doerr, organ
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ferdinand Leitner

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Image Piano Concerto No. 4
Edwin Fischer, piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Eugen Jochum

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Image Piano Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 2
Geza Anda, piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik

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Image 5 Orchestral Pieces
Magda Laszló, soprano
Keith Engen, bass

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hermann Scherchen

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Image Symphony No. 4
Wiener Symphoniker / Herbert von Karajan

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Image Symphony No. 5
György Sándor, piano
Wiener Symphoniker / Ferenc Fricsay

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Image Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'
Wiener Symphoniker / Ataulfo Argenta

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Image Lied von der Erde (Das)
Anna Reynolds, Jess Thomas
Wiener Symphoniker / Josef Krips

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Image Symphony No. 7
Wiener Symphoniker / Hermann Scherchen

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Image Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler

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Image Carnaval / Kreisleriana
Géza Anda, piano

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Image Goethe-Lieder
Irmgard Seefried, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Piano Concerto No. 27
Walter Klien, piano
Ileana Cotrubas, soprano

Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg / Bernhard Paumgartner

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Image Sinfonia Concertante / Symphony No. 33
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

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Image Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Symphony No. 5
Wiener Philharmoniker / David Oistrakh

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Image Symphonies Nos. 34 & 39
Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums / Sandor Végh

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Image String Quartets Nos. 7 & 14
Schneiderhan Quartet

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Image String Quartet No. 3 / String Quartet No. 15
Végh Quartet

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Image String Quartets
Koeckert Quartet

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Image String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1
Koeckert Quartet

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Image Penelope
Anneliese Rothenberger, Christel Goltz
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell

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Image Piano Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 3
Live Recording 26/7/1955

Clifford Curzon, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker / Hans Knappertsbusch

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Image Symphony No. 36 Linz
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Géza Anda, piano

Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg / Bernhard Paumgartner

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Image Liederabend
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Piano Sonata in B minor / Piano Sonata No. 14
Emil Gilels, piano

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Image Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

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Image Highlights 1956-1985
Live Recordings 1956-1985

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Irmgard Seefried, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier and others

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Image Orchestral Songs
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone

Mahler:
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)
Recorded 1951
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)
Recorded 1967
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Martin:
Monologues (6) from Hofmannsthal's Jedermann
Recorded 1983
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hans Zender

Schumann:
Overture to ‘Scenes for Goethe’s Faust’
Recorded 1961
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image String Quartet No. 12 / String Quartet No. 19
Amadeus Quartet

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Image Symphony No. 35 / Symphony No. 8
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin
Enrico Mainardi, cello

Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

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Image Cello Suites Nos. 1-3
Enrico Mainardi, cello

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Image String Quartets
Végh Quartet

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Image Symphony No. 31 / Flute Concerto No. 1
Lucia Popp, soprano
Wolfgang Schulz, flute
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg / Leopold Hager

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Image Penthesilea
Helga Dernesch, Jane Marsh, Mechthild Gessendorf, Marjana Lipovsek, Gabriele Sima, Theo Adam, Horst Hiestermann, Peter Weber
ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF-Chor / Gerd Albrecht

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Image Highlights 1955-1974
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano

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Image Symphony No. 41 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Gottfried von Freiberg, horn
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

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Image Goethe-Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Karl Engel, piano

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Image Dehmel-Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Aribert Reimann, piano
Kolja Blacher, violin


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Image Grosse Mozartsänger, Vol. 1
Recordings from 1922-1942

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Image Grosse Mozartsänger, Vol. 2
Opera arias by Mozart recorded 1949-1960

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Image Grosse Mozartsänger, Vol. 3
Opera arias by Mozart recorded 1961-1982

Fritz Wunderlich, Sena Jurinac, Evelyn Lear, Graziella Sciutti, Walter Berry, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Helen Donath, Peter Schreier, Edita Gruberova

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Image Grosse Mozartsänger, Vol. 4
Concert arias by Mozart recorded 1956-1970

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Image Grosse Mozartsänger, Vol. 5
Kurt Moll, Arleen Auger, Brigitte Fassbaender, Helen Donath, Julia Varady, Lucia Popp, Francisco Araiza, Ann Murray, Gösta Winbergh, Margaret Marshall

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Image Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Josef Suk, violin
Tschechisches Philharmonisches Orchester / Karel Ancerl

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Image Requiem
Orchester des Dom-Musik-Vereins, Salzburger Domchor / Joseph Messner

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Image Mass in C minor
Maria Stader, Annelohre Cahnbley, George Maran, Walter Raninger
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Salzburger Rundfunkchor, Mozarteum-Chor / Bernhard Paumgartner

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Image Lieder
Irmgard Seefried, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Liederabend
Peter Schreier, tenor
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Partita No. 2 / Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3
Nathan Milstein, violin

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Image String Quartets
Schneiderhan Quartet

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Image Symphony No. 3
Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 2
Enrico Mainardi, cello
Carlo Zecchi, piano
Carl Seemann, piano

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Image Opera Arias
Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

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Image Exsultate, jubilate
Helen Donath, soprano
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Regensburger Domspatzen / Kurt Eichhorn

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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 25
Carl Seemann, piano
NDR Symphonieorchester Hamburg / Wilfried Boettcher, Leopold Hager

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Image Symphony No. 8 / Symphony No. 5
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rudolf Kempe

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Image Weihnachtskonzert
Agnes Giebel, Ursula Holliger, Marie-Luise Schüpbach
Münchner Kammerorchester / Hans Stadlmair

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Image Also sprach Zarathustra
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 14 & 18
Claudio Arrau, piano

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Image Liederabend
Léopold Simoneau, tenor
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Tabarro (Il)
Julia Varady, Hertha Töpper, Robert Ilosfalvy, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kieth Engen
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper / Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Symphonies Nos. 85, 88 & 96
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sándor Végh

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Image Symphonies Nos. 101 & 102
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sándor Végh

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Image Highlights
Plácido Domingo, tenor
Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

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Image Piano Concerto No. 2
Carl Seemann, piano
NDR Symphonieorchester Hamburg / István Kertesz

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Image Symphony No. 5 / Piano Concerto No. 3
Emil Gilels, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker / George Szell

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Image Symphonies Nos. 38 & 41
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sándor Végh

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Image Symphony No. 3
Berliner Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Violin Sonata No. 2 / Violin Sonata No. 1
David Oistrakh, violin
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

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Image Schöne Magelone (Die)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

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Image Salzburger Festspieldokumente
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

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Image Liederabend
Ileana Cotrubas, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Piano Concerto No. 1
Claudio Arrau, piano
Grace Hoffman, alto

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Opera Highlights
Hans Hotter, bass
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Image Elektra (highlights)
Leonie Rysanek, soprano and others

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Image Liederabend
Irmgard Seefried, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Liederabend
Elisabeth Grümmer, soprano
Aribert Reimann, piano

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Image Liederabend
Hans Hotter, bass-baritone
Walter Martin, piano

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Image Lieder Recital
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Hermann Reutter, piano
Aurèle Nicolet, flute

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Image Liederabend
Arleen Augér, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Furchtlosigkeit und Wohlwollen
Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks / István Kertész

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Image Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand
Mimi Coertse, Hilde Zadek, Lucretia West, Ira Malaniuk, Giuseppe Zampieri, Hermann Prey, Otto Edelmann
Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Sängerknaben, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Liederabend
Walter Berry, bass
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

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Image Symphony No. 6 Pathétique
Wiener Philharmoniker / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Symphony No. 4
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

“Ludwig excels herself in a deeply moving, strongly characterized reading of the Wayfaring Lad songs. The spontaneity of the performance makes up for any incidental flaws of the moment, with the voice gloriously rich and firm...every word is clear”
(Penguin Guide)

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Image Piano Sonata No. 15
Emil Gilels, piano

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Image Liederabend
Hermann Prey, baritone
Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 23 & 32
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano

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Image Piano Sonata No. 23 Appassionata
Nikita Magaloff, piano

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Image Symphonies Nos. 39 & 60
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sándor Végh

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Image Symphony No. 9 Choral
Irmgard Seefried, Sieglinde Wagner, Anton Dermota, Josef Greindl
Wiener Philharmoniker, Mitglieder des Salzburger Domchors, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper / Wilhelm Furtwängler

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Image Violin Concerto
Zino Francescatti, violin
Wiener Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Sodom und Gomorrha
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Julia Varady, soprano

Radio Symphonieorchester Wien / Lothar Zagrosek

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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 24 & 27
Robert Casadesus, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos, Carl Schuricht

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Image Orchestral Suites Nos. 1-4
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sándor Végh

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Image Opera Scenes 1965-1976
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

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Image Opera Scenes
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Bayerisches Staatsoper

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Image Gianni Schicchi
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elke Schary, Martha Mödl, Claes H. Ahnsjö
Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper / Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Symphony No. 9
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Carl Schuricht

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Image Symphony No. 2
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Joseph Keilberth

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Image Symphony No. 6 Tragic
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Erich Leinsdorf

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Image Also sprach Zarathustra
Jack Meredith, horn
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Ferdinand Leitner

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Image Liederabend
Erna Berger, soprano
Sebastian Peschko, piano

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Image Opera Scenes
James King, tenor
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Kurt Eichhorn, Heinz Wallberg

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Image Symphony No. 1 Spring
Wiener Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Symphony No. 41 Jupiter
Camerata Academica Salzburg / Roger Norrington

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Image Serenade No. 7 Haffner
Frank Stadler, violin
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg / Hubert Soudant

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Image Symphony No. 3
Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Hans Knappertsbusch

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Image Symphony No. 8
Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Hans Knappertsbusch

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Image Opera Scenes
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Image Opera Arias
Lucia Popp, soprano
Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Carlos Kleiber, Karl Böhm, Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Eine Alpensinfonie
Robert Casadesus, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Image Symphony No. 3 Eroica
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Mass in C minor, K427 Great
Malin Hartelius, Stella Doufexis, Marcus Ullmann, István Kovács
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Choir of Clare College Cambridge / Ivor Bolton

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Image Violin Concerto No. 2
Gerhart Hetzel, violin
Wiener Kammerensemble / Lorin Maazel

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Image Violin Sonata No. 9 Kreutzer
Nathan Milstein, violin
Eugenio Bagnoli, piano

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 14, 31 & 32
Friedrich Gulda, piano

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Image Liederabend
Gundula Janowitz, soprano
Irwin Gage, piano

“This is an unusual and wholly absorbing recital by a soprano often, mistakenly, considered no more than a singer with a lovely voice. In 1972, at the height of her appreciable powers, Janowitz impressed her Salzburg audience with this, her first recital at the Festival. Her discerning choice comprises some notable songs by Schubert rarely heard in recital and ones by his contemporary Hüttenbrenner, which Janowitz sang from manuscript copies, seldom performed since the composer's day. These are surely their first recordings. Has there ever been such a lovely, poised account of the great Schiller-inspired song, DieGötter Griechenlands or such an ingratiating one of Sehnsucht, the Mayrhofer setting? The first offering, Im Freien, has its winning cantilena filled with gloriously sustained, long-breathed tone. The programme ends with Einsamkeit. This grandly imaginative if slightly impersonal quasi-cantata, to a Mayrhofer text, a composition that Schubert himself thought so highly of, is a kind of a panorama of a life, ending in a wonderfully reposeful final section. Janowitz and her impressive partner perform it with total conviction, sustaining interest throughout. Although not in Schubert's class – who is? – Hüttenbrenner reveals a talent apparently well able to encompass the meaning of poems in fluent and often imaginative writing. Orfeo provide no texts, let alone translations, but the delightful Spinnerlied must be about spinning: it's an artlessly charming song. Der Hügel is obviously about more serious matters, and in its sad course comes closes to Schubert in depth of feeling. Frühlingsliedchen has a simple, spring-like joy to it, and an appealingly varied, strophic form. Janowitz takes the measure of them all, and adds to a gently vibrant tone many tints and touches of half-voice. They could not have a better advocate. The recording catches the full glow of the singer's voice. The only drawback, that absence of texts, isn't serious enough to stop acquiring this issue, given that Janowitz virtually tells you in her utterance what the songs are about.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Symphony No. 8 / Serenade for Winds
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Liederabend
Hilde Konetzny, soprano
Josef Krips, piano

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Image Opera Scenes
Live Recordings 1971-1977

Ursula Schröder-Feinen, soprano

Chorus & Orchestra of the Deutschen Oper am Rhein / Arnold Quennet, Peter Schneider & Günther Wich

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Image Symphony No. 6 Pastoral
Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Carlos Kleiber

“If you are a connoisseur of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony...then this reissue is imperative. There is a caveat: the recording has been saved from an audio cassette version, the original master having deteriorated. But that tape recording itself is of decent quality and has been well restored...It is a meticulous, exciting interpretation, with sensational playing from the great Bavarian band. The sheer weight in the brief but volcanic storm is like no other version.”
(Sunday Herald)


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Image String Quartet No. 15
Hungarian String Quartet

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Image Symphony No. 3
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, barotone
London Symphony Orchestra / Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Image Kindertotenlieder
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Karl Böhm

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Image Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Emil Gilels, piano
Tschechische Philharmonie / Karl Böhm

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Image Cantata della fiaba estrema
Cantata della fiaba estrema:
Edita Gruberová
Leif Segerstam

Novae de infinito laudes:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edda Moser, Ingrid Mayr, Werner Krenn
Milan Horvat

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Image Piano Sonata No. 23 Appassionata
Claudio Arrau, paino

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Image Piano Works
Live recording from the 1987 Salzburg Festival

Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano

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Image Lieder
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Lieder
Irmgard Seefried, soprano
Erik Werba, piano

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Image Epifanie / Coro
Recorded 1974

Cathy Berberian, mezzo-soprano
ORF Choir & Symphony Orchestra / Leif Segerstam

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Image Symphony No. 5 / Symphony No. 2
Recorded 1954, mono

Wiener Philharmoniker / Dimitri Mitropoulos

“there is only one word for the performance - electrifying. Readers should try to hear this powerful reading.”
(The Penguin Guide)

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Image Symphony No. 1
Recorded 1964

Annie Fischer, piano
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Georg Solti

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Image Violin Concerto No. 1
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Camerata Salzburg

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Image Serenade for Strings
Recorded 1986

Camerata Academica Salzburg / Sandor Végh

“The Serenata notturna lifts off the page, the opening March pert and bouncy with just a hint of rubato. Végh's Camerata Academica liberate the inherent colour of Mendelssohn's C major String Symphony: the Andante's solo playing rapturously beautiful, the Scherzo's busy-ness delivered with panache. The opening Moderato of Dvorák's String Serenade is glowing and transparent (the coda as poetic as any I've heard), the Tempo di valse unusually earnest. The closing Wolf Italian Serenade... has the feel of genuine chamber music. It concludes a superb, well recorded and more-ish memento of an inspired musical partnership.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Violin Sonatas
Recorded at the Salzburg Festival 1979

Henryk Szeryng, violin
James Tocco, piano

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Image String Quartet / String Quartet No. 12
Orfeo d'Or Salzburger Festspieldokumente

La Salle Quartet

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Image Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)
Recorded at the Salzburg Festival 1957

Rudolf Firkusny, piano

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Image Liederabend
Live recording, 1977

Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano
Erik Werba, piano

“As a Lieder singer, Brigitte Fassbaender was a law unto herself. …her Frauenliebe und-leben from the 1977 Salzburg Festival has a no-holds-barred intensity. No other singer suggests such pain within the cycle's dominant moods of dreamy rapture and happy enthusiasm, as if its ending were implicit at the outset.”

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Image Lied von der Erde (Das)
Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano
Francisco Araiza, tenor

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini

Also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550.

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Image Symphony No. 7
Live Recording 30/8/1949

Wiener Philharmoniker / Hans Knappertsbusch

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Image Violin Sonatas
Leonid Kogan, violin
Nina Kogan, piano

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Image Dichterliebe / Liederkreis
Peter Schreier, tenor
András Schiff, piano

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Image Elektra (highlights)
Live recordings, 1964

Astrid Varnay, Jean Madeira, Hilde Zadek, Randolph Symonette, Marijke van der Lugt, Martha Modl, Enriqueta Tarres
Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper am Rhein / Arnold Quennet

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Image Requiem
Recorded 20/11/1955

Raoul Aslan, speaker
Irmgard Seefried, Hilde Rössel-Madjan, Anton Dermota, Gottlob Frick

Vienna State Opera Chorus & VPO / Karl Böhm


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Image Opera Scenes
Live recordings 1969 - 1998

Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass

Josef Krips, Horst Stein, Giuseppe Sinopoli & Miguel Gomez Martinez
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Seiji Ozawa

“We hear him first, fresh-voiced and magnificent in even-toned sonority as Fiesco in his prologue to Simon Boccanegra. Then comes the complete triumph in one of his great roles, the King in Don Carlos: aristocratic in vocal method as in emotional restraint. His was the most beautiful of bass voices heard (in my experience) since the Second World War. ...the magnificence is unmistakable, and is more persuasively exhibited here, I would say, than any of his other collections on disc.”
(Gramophone)

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Lisa della Casa, soprano
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Böhm, Krombholc, Wallberg, Krips, Prêtre & Keilberth

No singer at the Vienna State Opera or elsewhere has been as closely associated with the title role in Strauss's Arabella as Lisa Della Casa, who celebrates her 90th birthday on 2 February 2009, and yet we should be guilty of doing the Swiss soprano a grave disservice by reducing her repertory to this one role alone.This point is well illustrated by an impressive portrait of the singer that is released as part of ORFEO's series 'Wiener Staatsoper live'. Lisa Della Casa took part in the opening performances in the rebuilt house in 1955, a bundle of nervous energy as Donna Anna under Karl Böhm, with Anton Dermota as Don Ottavio.With the silvery gleam of her soprano and her crystalline high notes, she was also a natural choice as Eva in Die Meistersinger, a role she also sang at Bayreuth and the Met. Here she demonstrates that she was capable of raising standards to those worthy of an international festival whenever she appeared with other world-class singers.The same is true of the closing scene from Capriccio under Georges Prêtre and of the scene from Arabella in which her sister, Zdenka, is played by Anneliese Rothenberger in an inspired piece of casting. As Lucile in Gottfried von Einem's Dantons Tod, under Josef Krips in 1967, she proved a worthy successor to Maria Cebotari, who at the start of Della Casa's career had recommended her younger colleague for more challenging roles.Von Einem's opera by no means marked a new direction in the singer's career: far from taking on character roles in the later stages of her career, she was still singing lyric soprano roles until shortly before she retired from the stage. A unique voice, with distinctive simplicity and even phrasing.

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Image Symphony No. 7
PENGUIN GUIDE - ROSETTE WINNER

Live Recording 3 May 1982

Bavarian State Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber

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Diana Damrau, soprano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano

“…Damrau's programme is a clear, intelligent blend of robust innocence and subtly disquieting experience; her performances are informed by a candour nicely lit in the recording, a well-coloured lower register and an obvious, unfussy delight in the meaning of the texts.”
(BBC Music Magazine)

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Image Bastien und Bastienne / Der Schauspieldirektor
Recorded Live at Salzberg Festival 1976

Bastien und Bastienne, K50:
Ileana Cotrubas (Bastienne),Thomas Lehrberger (Bastien) & Peter van der Bilt (Colas)

Der Schauspieldirektor, K486:
Edita Gruberova (Madame Herz), Kristina Laki (Mademoiselle Silberklang), Thomas Moser (Monsieur Vogelsang) & István Gáti (Buff)

Mozarteum-Orchester / Leopold Hager

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Image Piano Sonatas
Salzburg Festival live 1957

Clara Haskil, piano

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Image Symphony No. 7
Friedrich Gulda, piano
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Böhm

Among the countless concerts that Karl Böhm conducted with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival were not only a number of inevitable repeats of standard works from the mainstream symphonic repertory but also a number of surprises and genuine trouvailles. One such concert occurred in 1957, when Böhm joined forces with a young firebrand to perform a rarely heard early work by Richard Strauss, who at the time of its composition was widely regarded as a member of the avant-garde. Returning to Salzburg for the first time since his Festival début six years earlier, Friedrich Gulda performed the Burleske in D minor, once described by Hans von Bülow as "inhumanly difficult".When von Bülow declined to give its first performance, that honour fell to Eugen d'Albert. For Gulda, there was no knuckle-breaking cascade of notes, no insane accelerando or dynamic outburst that was so "inhuman" that it could not be placed in a meaningful and thrilling musical context with the help of Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic.The result is a rewarding re-encounter firmly with the 'Romantic' tradition.

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Image Zino Francescatti, Live Recording Salzburg 1958
Zino Francescatti, violin
Eugenio Bagnoli, piano

Among the many artists who returned to Europe after the Second World War and chose the Salzburg Festival as the place to resume their European careers was the violinist Zino Francescatti. In 1958 he returned to Salzburg to perform Brahms's Violin Concerto under Mitropoulos (Orfeo C534001B) and to give a recital with the pianist Eugenio Bagnoli as his accompanist.As was to be expected, the programme was extremely virtuosic, but it also placed the most varied stylistic demands on both its performers, encompassing, as it did, three centuries of music.Two encores rounded off the evening, Francescatti's own arrangement for piano and violin of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 68 No. 4 and Sarasate's Zapatera. This recording from the Salzburg archives provides us with an impressive cross-section of the wide-ranging repertory of this important violinist.

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Image Concerto Funèbre / Symphonische Hymnen
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin
Maria Bergmann, piano

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik

“The Concerto funebre (1939, rev 1959) has fared better on disc than any other Hartmann work… Its powerful inner message of grief and protest at then encroachment of tyranny across Europe… gives it an immediacy that is compelling… Schneiderhan was one of the first violinists to take it up after the war and this 1973 archival account is utterly gripping. Maria Bergmann's connection to the Piano Concerto (1953) is closer still as she premiered the work... Bergmann's pianism shows total commitment, matched by Kubelík's inch-perfect accompaniment. Kubelík is at his best, however, in the Symphonic Hymns (1941-42). Scored for large orchestra, this is the nearest Hartmann came to a sinfonietta with a roof-raising climax that sounds tremendous in this, its belated 1975 premiere.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Violin Concerto
Henryk Szeryng, violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik

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Image Piano Concerto
Live Recordings 1950/1951

Eduard Erdmann, piano
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Hans Rosbaud

“…possibly the most compelling recorded performance of Max Reger's only surviving piano concerto… The performance marries drama with poetry in an ideal proportions: Erdmann's timing is just about perfect, his impulsive attack at the wilder climaxes precisely what the work needs.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Symphony No. 8
Recorded 4/11/1966

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth

“The climaxes in this live Cologne Bruckner Eighth are clearly marked and unerringly placed, as are those pages where a more contemplative approach is required within the larger picture. The playing of the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra is purposeful and incisive.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Requiem
Live Recording 1954

Antonietta Stella, soprano
Oralia Dominguez, mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Giuseppe Modesti, bass

Wiener Singverein & Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan

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Image Symphony No. 9 'Choral'
Live Recording 1955

Lisa Della Casa, Hilde Rössel-Majdan,Waldemar Kmentt & Otto Edelmann,

Wiener Singverein & Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan

“Karajan live, his Vienna forces on top form, goes for lean, lithe Beethoven.”
(Gramophone)

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Image Opera Scenes
Live Recordings 1993-1996

Julia Varady (soprano), Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo), Giuseppe Giacomini (tenor) & Franz Grundheber (bass)
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Ulf Schirmer, Marcello Viotti, Christian Badea, Stefan Soltesz & Donald Runnicles

“Best of all is her Desdemona, in extracts from Otello in May 1996 conducted by Donald Runnicles. The confrontation from Act 3 with Giuseppe Giacomini as Otello has the authentic feel of the theatre, and the "Ave Maria" (no "Willow Song") makes a beautiful conclusion.”
(Gramophone)

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Live 1962-1990

Gundula Janowitz (soprano) with Lucia Popp, Waldemar Kmentt & Franco Corelli
Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Bernstein, Böhm, Dohnányi, Karajan, Krips, Krombholc, Schønwandt & Stein

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Bavarian State Opera 1967-1976

Arias from La Forza del Destino, Un Ballo in Maschera,Turandot, Fidelio & Götterdämmerung

Ingrid Bjoner, soprano
Bavarian State Orchestra / Inbal, Hager, Carmuth, Santi & Sawallisch

The Norwegian soprano Ingrid Bjoner, who died in 2006, appeared at the Bavarian State Opera's first performance at the rebuilt Nationaltheater in 1963 as the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten, enthusiastically received by the first-night audience and later by record collectors. At these performances, as also for her first Isolde, her conductor was Joseph Keilberth, but it was under Keilberth's successor in Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, that Ingrid Bjoner's career blossomed during the 1970s, as ORFEO's new portrait attests. By now her voice had matured, allowing her to take on the hochdramatisch repertory illustrated here by her Fidelio Leonore and her Götterdämmerung Brünnhilde. She is also heard in Act Three of Siegfried with the American tenor Jean Cox, who often appeared alongside her. Bjoner was also acclaimed as a Verdi soprano, especially in Munich. In 1974 she shared the role of Leonora with Julia Varady, no less, in a new production of La forza del destino under Eliahu Inbal, an excerpt from which is likewise included. Four years earlier she had sung Amelia in Un ballo in maschera - heard here in the original Italian under Leopold Hager - and had shown that she had no need to fear the demands of her second-act aria, for her voice had retained its enviable flexibility. ORFEO's portrait constitutes an altogether rewarding re-encounter with an outstanding singer inadequately represented in the catalogue.

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Image Violin Concerto No. 5 / Violin Concerto No. 1
David Oistrakh, violin
Leningrad Philharmonic / Yevgeni Mravinsky

The Leningrad Philharmonic gave two concerts under its principal conductor, Evgeny Mravinsky at the Vienna Festival in 1956, but it was the soloist who received more attention than either Mravinsky himself or his orchestra. David Oistrakh, one of the most distinguished instrumentalists of his generation, not only as a concert violinist but also as a chamber musician, was returning as one of the world's leading virtuosos, his appearances followed by public and press alike, unanimous in their acclaim. His performance of Mozart's A major concerto was as brilliant and as perfectly shaped as his playing of Shostakovich's First, a work dedicated to him, his performance of the cadenza providing a dazzling transition to the final movement, which caused a sensation wherever he played it. Particularly noteworthy about this Vienna performance is the fact that it reunites the forces involved in the world première in 1955, namely, Oistrakh and the Leningrad Philharmonic under Mravinsky.

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Image Nathan Milstein, Live Recording 1963
Orfeo d'Or Salzburger Festspieldokumente
Live Recording 1963

Nathan Milstein, violin

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Image Liederabend
Cesare Siepi, bass
Leo Taubmann, piano

The song recital given by Cesare Siepi brings back memories of the legendary production of Don Giovanni staged during the Mozart bicentenary celebrations of 1956. Both as Don Giovanni himself and in his recital programme that same summer, Siepi delighted audiences with his warm bass voice. It was in fact not so much a song recital in the strict sense of the term but more of a highly personal encounter with a great singer who was a declared favourite with the Salzburg Festival's audiences. It is also a prime example of the great evenings of singing with which the Festival was to regale its ecstatic audiences from 1956 onwards. Siepi's programme was chosen to showcase his beautiful voice and cultivated singing but also his artistic versatility.

Live Recording 1956.

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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
Live Recording 21/1/1953

Friedrich Gulda, piano & direction
Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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Image Piano Concerto
Live Recording 1955

Friedrich Gulda, piano
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

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Image Symphony No. 7 / Symphony No. 3
Live Recording 8/3/1956

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Otto Klemperer

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Image Lied von der Erde (Das)
Live Recording 12/11/1954

Oralia Dominguez, contralto
Set Svanholm, tenor

Männerchor des Wiener Singvereins & Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Paul Klecki

Also includes Alto Rhapsody by Johannes Brahms.

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Image Symphony No. 9 Choral
Live Recording 1951

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth Höngen, Hans Hopf, Otto Edelmann

Festspielorchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Wilhelm Furtwängler

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Image Arias
Recordings 1953-1959

Teresa Stich-Randall, soprano
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Wien, Schönherr, Heiller, Richter

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Image Walter Berry, Live Recordings 1955-1993
Walter Berry, bass

Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Horst Stein, Lorin Maazel & Peter Schneider

Of all the great singers of the post-War era who began their international careers at the Vienna State Opera, Walter Berry was probably without peer.

This portrait of him showcases his flexibility in performing both the comic and the tragic repertoire, in bridging the lyrical and heroic and in being able to do all this in bass or baritone register, with selections from the five decades of his work at the Vienna State Opera. Berry died in 2000 but would have been 80 this year. We begin with his Masetto in Don Giovanni and the title role in Wozzeck in 1955 under Karl Böhm.The latter became a role for which Berry was in demand across the world. As Pizarro,Telramund and Barak the dyer he was highly acclaimed in all the great opera houses of the world. For most of his career, he remained a Mozart singer as witty as he was shrewd, as is proven by Leporello's 'Catalogue Aria' and excerpts from his Figaro and Guglielmo.This combination of bonhomie and roguishness found its crowning glory in the shape of Baron Ochs, here in a 1968 recording under Leonard Bernstein, and in a striking Falstaff just a year-and-a-half later. In his later years Berry was still able to build dramatic tension as Klingsor in Parsifal, with Leonie Rysanek as his Kundry and, at the close of his career at the Vienna State Opera, he found in Strauss' La Roche another part so ideal that it seemed as if written just for him.

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Image Waldemar Kmentt, Live Recordings
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) with Hilde Güden, Walter Berry, Karl Dönch, Irmgard Seefried, Wilma Lipp, Hermann Uhde, Anja Silja, Kurt Equiluz, Sena Jurinac & Peter Weber

Chorus & Orchetra of the Wiener Staatsoper, Jaroslav Krombholc, Karl Böhm, Horst Stein, Alberto Erede, Georges Prêtre, Josef Krips, Leonard Bernstein & Oscar Danon

In 1955, he sang Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio for the reopening of the Vienna State Opera, and performed internationally in roles such as Mirko Zeta in The Merry Widow until the turn of the century. During all this time, the tenor Waldemar Kmentt gave countless dazzling performances on the world's greatest opera stages. This portrait in honour of his 80th birthday is an impressive reflection of his versatility, with excerpts from roles he performed at the Vienna State Opera, where he was based, and where he received the title of 'Kammersänger' and was eventually made an honorary member.The flexibility and brilliant timbre of his voice brought him many roles at the State Opera, both in the legendary Mozart Ensemble under Karl Böhm and as an 'Italian' tenor (though, as usual at that time, mostly in German).A brilliant rendering of the Italian tenor’s aria from Der Rosenkavalier in 1968 under Leonard Bernstein, concludes the cross-section of the prodigious career of a tenor who, ever modest, never relied on mere showmanship.

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Image Piano Sonata No. 23 'Appassionata'
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Little would be gained by describing the exceptional standing of a pianist like Rudolf Buchbinder, who has consistently confirmed his command of his instrument over a period of several decades. Buchbinder brings to these works an expert's true grasp of style, a sovereign technique and an unerring ability to find his way through the fashionable manifestations of 'historically correct' performing practice. Central to this recital in the Großes Festspielhaus was the 'Appassionata' Sonata, but his readings of Johann Sebastian's English Suite and Schumann reveal no less skill and thoughtfulness.

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Image Liederabend
Marjana Lipovsek, mezzo-soprano
Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano
Thomas Riebl, viola

At the 1987 Salzburg Festival recital the Slovenian mezzo Marjana Lipovšek concentrated on 19th-century works, straying only for her encores, with an impressive range of vocal colour and languages. Her pianist was Elisabeth Leonskaja, an accompanist entirely her equal. Their encores comprised Strauss's Die Nacht, another song by Brahms, an adaptation of a Slovenian folksong by the singer's father, Marijan Lipovšek, and, finally, Schubert's setting of Hölty's Seligkeit - a suitable description of the atmosphere that had developed between artists and audience over the course of the evening. It is an atmosphere that comes across in this live recording, the vitality of which is further underlined by Marjana Lipovšek's lively introductions to her encores.

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Image Symphony No. 1
Robert Casadesus, piano
Wiener Symphoniker / Sergiu Celibidache

Sergiu Celibidache was one of the truly unique, unconventional conductors of the 20th century. When Furtwängler was banned from conducting after the Second World War, Celibidache restructured the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted it until Furtwängler’s return. However, after Furtwängler’s death in 1954 and the subsequent appointment of Herbert von Karajan as his successor, Celibidache’s relations with the orchestra were broken off. Over the ensuing years, up to the moment that he took on the Munich Philharmonic in 1979, Celibidache never tied himself to a single orchestra for any length of time. Instead he led a truly nomadic existence as a restless artist. He seldom travelled to musical centres such as Vienna.

His concert with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from October 1952, now released in its entirety by Orfeo thus offers interesting insights into a time when Celibidache still seemed to be weighing up his options. In Brahms’s First Symphony he comes across as more urgent in his tempi than was the case with the conductor we know from later years and from his later recordings. However, he was already outstanding in his sense of tone colour and in his ability to get his orchestral musicians truly to listen to one another. This is evident in 'Les Préludes'at the beginning of the concert, and above all in the 'Concerto for the Left Hand', played by none other than Robert Casadesus. With his pianistic refinement, French clarity and aristocratic command, it was not surprising that Casadesus became the interpreter of this work. In his collaboration with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Sergiu Celibidache, he succeeded in exemplary fashion in maintaining the tension throughout that is characteristic of this concerto, and in making the most of the grotesque nature of many of its episodes. A fascinating encounter between two great musicians.

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Image Lieder
Recorded at the Cuvilliés Theatre on 25th July, 1984

Lucia Popp, soprano
Irwin Gage, piano

Lucia Popp was an absolute audience favourite for several decades. Besides her great operatic roles – first as a coloratura soprano, then in the lyric fach – she always maintained a large concert and lieder repertoire that demonstrated in equal degree her great musicality and charm.

At the Munich Opera Festival in 1984, Lucia Popp presented a combination of lesser-known songs of well-known composers in a programme that formed a musically colourful and harmonious whole. This live recording, made in the intimate rococo hall of the Cuvilliés Theatre, allows us to experience that concert once again.

Lucia Popp was partnered there by Irwin Gage, whose musical qualities matched her own, yet who refrained from placing himself in the foreground. With their opening selection of Schubert they were able to transfix the audience in such a manner that the ensuing group of Schoenberg’s early songs Op. 2 seemed to follow on quite naturally. In Strauss’s Ophelia Songs, Popp displayed her extraordinary ability to portray a stage character swiftly, yet in a manner wellrounded and accurate, by purely vocal means.

The last quarter of this song recital, also devoted to Strauss, was the most popular and was received with frenetic applause. These songs reached a magnificent climax in the encore 'Allerseelen'. This was followed by a return to Schubert with 'An Silvia'. It rounded off a dramatically conceived evening of German Romanticism, a superb example of how Popp could present her admirers with a performance deeply felt in its artistry, but never calculating or sentimental. It makes one regret all the more her all-too-early death.

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Image Piano Concerto No. 14 / Symphony No. 40
Friedrich Gulda, piano
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Wolfgang Sawallisch

A début in 1958 was that of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, one of the most famous and versatile orchestras in the world.The Concertgebouw gave five concerts that summer, the first of which was devoted to Mozart. Even in a live performance, Wolfgang Sawallisch phrases the music with extreme precision, proving himself as great a Mozartian as he was a Wagnerian after his début in 1957 at the helm of Tristan und Isolde. No less acclaimed by this date in his career was the soloist, Friedrich Gulda, whose performance provided the concert with its point of calm repose, countering virtuoso expectations and in that way anticipating the musical 'chameleon' of the later period.

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Image Symphony No. 10
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester / David Afkham

Among the new generation of young conductors who have proved an international sensation, Berlin-born David Afkham (b.1983) stands out.

Not only was he he first conductor to receive a scholarship from the Bernard Haitink Fund for Young Talents, he is also the first to win the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.

At the final Festival concert in 2010 he conducted both the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, of which he is currently the assistant conductor, and the London Symphony Orchestra, seeing off more than 80 rivals, with the two 20th-century classics here. This live recording with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra demonstrates David Afkham’s ability to handle a wide range of sonorities.

Ligeti’s Atmosphères divides up the orchestral voices in extremely varied ways, achieving a multidimensionality that finds perfect expression in Afkham’s performance. By contrast, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony dates from the years of the political ‘thaw’ in the Soviet Union. David Afkham’s interpretation is notable for its overview and for its sense of moderation with no hankering after empty effect. That his realisation of this programme is so well thought through augurs well for the future and makes one curious to see how his career will develop as a conductor.

In 2008 David Afkham won the first prize of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and became the assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and assistant of Valery Gergiev Afkham has already appeared in the United States with some of that country’s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whilst his European engagements include appearances with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Radio France. It scarcely needs to be added that many other orchestras of international standing have already signed him up since his victory in Salzburg.

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Image Liederabend
Lisa Della Casa, soprano
Arpad Sándor, piano

Although Lisa Della Casa sang in many operas in Salzburg, she gave only a single lieder recital: in 1957 in the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum, accompanied by the Hungarian pianist Arpad Sándor, esteemed chamber music partner of musicians such as Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz.Anyone who had not expected lieder to be a speciality of this lyric soprano would soon be disabused: with the incomparable clarity and simplicity of her melodic line and her precise and unaffected articulation, Lisa Della Casa excelled with touchstones of the repertoire by Schubert and Brahms. She also honoured her compatriot Othmar Schoeck (who had died the previous spring) with her performance of two lieder from his new setting of Goethe's singspiel libretto Erwin und Elmire. She also included in her programme three of the Chansons populaires by Ravel, 1957 being the 20th anniversary of his death. Naturally, she concluded her recital with a group of lieder by Richard Strauss, the composer with whose works her name is still most associated.A unique delight made available to the modern audience thanks to this Orfeo recording.

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Image Symphony No. 4
Live Recording 24/8/1950

Irmgard Seefried, soprano
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bruno Walter

The Salzburg Festival has always been diverse in its repertoire, and this is also reflected in these Salzburger Festspiel Dokumente 2010. Dominated by birthday boys, among both the composers and the interpreters, Gustav Mahler’s works naturally have to be represented here, as the Salzburg Festival played a major role in his rediscovery soon after the Second World War.

Thus it was in 1950 that Bruno Walter returned to Salzburg with the Fourth Symphony. Mahler was the man who had discovered Walter and furthered his career and Walter had a quarter of a century earlier given the Fourth Symphony’s Salzburg première with the Vienna Philharmonic. He returned to conduct the symphony with the same orchestra in 1950, and as his soloist he brought Irmgard Seefried, whose voice was suitably joyful, yet also sounded as if lost in reverie. The symphony was followed by a gripping performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture.