Erich Kleiber – The Complete Polydor 78s Erich Kleiber – The Complete Polydor 78s


Erich Kleiber – The Complete Polydor 78s
Erich Kleiber
Label
Deutsche Grammophon/Eloquence
Catalogue No.
484204
Barcode
4842049
Format
3-CD
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TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS
CD 1                                                                                                                                                                                      WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
1 Idomeneo – Overture, KV 366
Berliner Philharmoniker
2–11 German Dances                                                                                                                                                Staatskapelle Berlin · Berliner Philharmoniker

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
12–15 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36*
Staatskapelle Berlin

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)Rosamunde – Incidental Music, D.797
16 No. 5: Entr’acte No. 3 in B flat major*
17 No. 9: Ballet Music in G major*
Staatskapelle Berlin

CD 2
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
1–2 Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 ‘Unfinished’*
Berliner Philharmoniker

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
3–5 Ein Sommernachtstraum – Incidental Music, Op. 61 (excerpts)*
Berliner Philharmoniker

GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792–1868)
6 Guillaume Tell – Overture*
Staatskapelle BerlinHECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
7 Le Carnaval romain – Overture, Op. 9*                                                                                                            Staatskapelle Berlin

OTTO NICOLAI (1810–1849)
8 Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorOverture*
Staatskapelle Berlin

CD 3
JOHANN STRAUSS II (1825–1899)
1 Die Fledermaus – Overture*
Staatskapelle Berlin

BEDŘICH SMETANA (1824–1884)
Má vlast*
2 No. 2: Vltava 1927 recording
3 No. 2: Vltava 1928 recording
Staatskapelle Berlin

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
4–7 Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’
8 III Molto vivace original take of second side*
9 Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1
Staatskapelle Berlin

ERICH KLEIBER

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

 

Recording information
CD 1
Track 1
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. April 1928
Matrix No: 1016 ½ bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66729Track 2-5
Recording Location: Berlin, 1926
Matrix Nos: 360 bm, 361 bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66532Track 6-11
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, March 1928
Matrix Nos: 489 ½ be, 490 be, 491 be
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66729–30

Track 12-15
Recording Location: Hochschule für Musik, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany, c. May 1929
Matrix Nos: 755 bi I, 756 bi I, 757 bi I, 758 bi I, 759 bi I, 760 bi I, 761 bi I, 762 bi I
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: Grammophon/Polydor 66905–8

Track 16-17
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. September 1927
Matrix Nos: 385 ½ bi, 386 ½ bi
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66598

CD 2
Track 1-2
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. April and September 1927
Matrix Nos: 773 bm, 774 bm, 481 bm, 776 bm, 777 bm, 778 bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66717–9

Track 3-5
Recording Location: Berlin, c. March 1928
Matrix Nos: 972 ½ bm, 973 bm, 974 bm, 975 bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66731 (Scherzo, Wedding March), 66850

Track 6
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. July 1927
Matrix Nos: 354 ½ bi, 355 bi, 356 bi, 357 bi
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66596–7

Track 7
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, 1927
Matrix Nos: 540 ½ bm, 541 ½ bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66647

Track 8
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. June 1927
Matrix Nos: 337 bi, 338 ½ bi
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66556

CD 3
Track 1
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, Spring 1927
Matrix Nos: 299 ½ bi, 300 ½ bi
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66552

Track 2
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. June 1927
Matrix Nos: 626 bm, 627 bm, 628 bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66652–3

Track 3
Recording Location: Berlin, c. April 1928* and Hochschule für Musik, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany, December 1928
Matrix Nos: 1563 bm I, 1564 ½ bm I, 1015 ½ bm*
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66652–3

Track 4-7
Recording Location: Berlin-Charlottenburg, Hochschule für Musik, c. May and August 1929*
Matrix Nos: 773 bi I, 774 bi I, 824 bi I, 825 bi I, 826 bi I, 775 bi I, 615 ½ bi I*, 827 bi I, 828 bi I, 829 ½ bi
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Releases: 66909–13

Track 8
Recording Location: Berlin-Charlottenburg, Hochschule für Musik, c. May 1929
Matrix No: 776 bi I
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66912

Track 9
Recording Location: Berlin, Germany, c. June 1927
Matrix No: 629 bm
Original 78rpm Grammophon/Polydor Release: 66653

Mastered by Mark Obert-Thorn

Reviews

“Kleiber gives the work a spirited and vivid reading. The recording itself is a satisfying one.” Music Supervisors’ Journal, December 1930 (Smetana: Vltava)

“Kleiber is particularly fine in his readings of Mozart, and gives to these dances a lilt and swing which are infectious, and a charming grace which makes their hearing a great joy.” Music Supervisors’ Journal, March 1931 (Mozart: German Dances)

“Kleiber reads the work in an energetic and at the same time restrained fashion. He has his orchestra in splendid control, and the mechanics of reproducing are so nicely carried out that the album becomes an invaluable one in any library of symphonic music,” Music Supervisors’ Journal, December 1931 (Beethoven, Symphony No. 2)

“An energetic and vigorous recording… an admirable set from all standpoints.” Music Supervisors’ Journal, October 1932 (Dvořák: Symphony No. 9)