Eduard van Beinum – Twentieth-Century Masterpieces
Eduard van Beinum
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825563
Barcode
00028948255634
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
BÉLA BARTÓK
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz.106*                                                                          

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L’Oiseau de feu: Suite (1919 version)*                                                                                                  

CD 2  
IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Sacre du printemps
Le Chant du Rossignol – Poème symphonique*                                                                                

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY
Háry János: Suite*                                                                                                                                          

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Eduard van Beinum

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace)
Le chant du rossignol: I. Introduction - The Feast at the Emporer's Palace
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": VIII. Danse de la terre
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": I. Introduction
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": II. Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": III. Glorification d'élue
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": IV. Évocation des ancêtres
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": V. Action rituelle des ancêtres
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 2 "Le sacrifice": VI. Danse sacrale: l'élue
Le chant du rossignol: II. Marche chinoise
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": VI. Cortège du sage
Le chant du rossignol: III. Chant du rossignol
Le chant du rossignol: IV. Jeu du rossignol mécanique
Hary Janos Suite: I. Prelude - The Fairy Tale Begins
Hary Janos Suite: II. Viennese Musical Clock
Hary Janos Suite: III. Song
Hary Janos Suite: IV. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
Hary Janos Suite: V. Intermezzo
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": VII. Le sage
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": V. Jeux des cités
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: II. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): I. Introduction
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: III. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: IV. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: V. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz. 106: I. Andante tranquillo
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz. 106: II. Allegro
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz. 106: III. Adagio
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz. 106: IV. Allegro molto
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): II. Dance of the Firebird
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": IV. Rondes printanières
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): III. Variation of the Firebird
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): IV. Round Dance of the Princesses
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): V. Infernal Dance of King Kaschei
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VI. Berceuse
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": I. Introduction
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": II. Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1 "L'adoration de la terre": III. Jeu du rapt
Hary Janos Suite: VI. Entrance of the Emperor and his Court
Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Concerto for Orchestra, Le Sacre du Printemps); Jaap van Ginneken (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, L’Oiseau de feu, Le Chant du rossignol, Háry János)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Concerto for Orchestra, Le Sacre du Printemps); Henk Jansen, Hans Lauterslager (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta); Henk Jansen, Bruno Taschner (L’Oiseau de feu, Háry János); Henk Jansen, Cees Huizinga (Le Chant du rossignol)
Recording Location: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 September 1946 (Le Sacre du printemps), 15 & 22 September 1948 (Concerto for Orchestra), 11–12 April 1956 (Háry János), 13–14 October 1955 (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta), 6 April 1956 (L’Oiseau de feu), 22 May 1956 (Le Chant du rossignol)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original LP Releases: Decca LXT 2529 (Concerto for Orchestra – first released as AK2042-46 in January 1949); Decca (A)K1727-30 (Le Sacre du printemps – 78-rpm release only, in March 1948); Philips A00353L (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Háry János Suite); Philips S06130R (Le Chant du rossignol; L’Oiseau de feu)

Reviews

‘An uncommonly sound performance and a truly brilliant recording, bringing out more of the score than I should have thought possible.’ Gramophone, March 1948 (Le Sacre du printemps)

‘A triumph of engineering and conducting. In no other version will be the cimbalom sound as clear.’ Gramophone, January 1957 (Háry János)

‘[Van Beinum] takes a thoroughly Romantic view of this music, giving a performance that emphasises its links with the Rimsky of ‘Coq d’Or’ and ‘Scheherazad’e … the beautiful playing of the Concertgebouw woodwind, and the recorded tone is warm to match.’ Gramophone, March 1958
(Le Chant du rossignol, L’Oiseau de feu)