Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon – The Decca 78s
Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4829386
Barcode
00028948293865
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Berenice, HWV 38: Andante larghetto*

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’

CD 2
JOSEF STRAUSS
Sphären-klänge, Op. 235*

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Der Zigeunerbaron – Overture*

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (B.169)*

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Erich Kleiber

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Maid of Orleans: Da, čas nastal! … Prostite vï, kholmï, polya rodnïye (Farewell aria)*

EMMANUEL CHABRIER
Suite Pastorale*

MAURICE RAVEL
Le Tombeau de Couperin*

Eugenia Zareska, mezzo-soprano (Tchaikovsky)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Martinon

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Berenice, Act 2: Andante Larghetto
Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: 3. Menuet
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: 2. Forlane
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: 1. Prélude
Suite pastorale: 4. Scherzo-Valse
Suite pastorale: 3. Sous bois
Suite pastorale: 2. Danse villageoise
Suite pastorale: 1. Idylle
The Maid Of Orléans, TH 6, Act I: "Adieu, fôrets"
Der Zigeunerbaron, Act I: Overture
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: 1. Molto allegro
Sphärenklänge, Op. 235
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -"Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -"Pastoral": 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -"Pastoral": 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -"Pastoral": 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -"Pastoral": 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: 2. Andante
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: 4. Rigaudon
Recording information

Recording Producer: Victor Olof (CD1: tracks 1-10; CD2: tracks 3-12); unidentified (CD2: tracks 1-2)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (CD1: tracks 1-10; CD2: tracks 1-3, 5-12); Arthur Haddy (CD2, track 4)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK on 25 April 1949 (CD1: tracks 1-5); 21, 24–25 February & 17 May 1948 (CD1: tracks 6-10); 20 February 1948 (CD2: tracks 1-2); 21 February 1948 (CD2: track 3); 14 May 1947 (CD2: track 4); 15 December 1948 (CD2: tracks 5-8); 13 May 1947 (CD2: tracks 9-12)
Transfers and Audio Restoration: Mark Obert-Thorn
Audio Assembly: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘[Kleiber] sets a norm, from the outset, of genuine, much-felt happiness … immensely wide dynamic range.’ Gramophone, December 1951 (Kleiber: Beethoven ‘Pastoral’)

‘A suavely poised yet dramatic interpretation.’ The Times, July 1952 (Kleiber: Mozart K550)

‘[Martinon is] a conductor of rare sensibility judging by his reading of this subtle score. The playing of the London Philharmonic is absolutely first rate … The clarity and balance of the recording is undoubtedly one of Decca’s best efforts.’ Gramophone, April 1950 (Martinon: Ravel)