Hans Knappertsbusch – The Orchestral Edition


Hans Knappertsbusch – The Orchestral Edition
Hans Knappertsbusch
Label
Decca Eloquence
Catalogue No.
4841824
Barcode
0028948418244
Format
18-CD
About

This is the mighty orchestral legacy of Hans Knappertsbusch, an inimitable genius of the podium. His recordings were described as “readings of great power and eloquence – almost of a hypnotic nature” by Stereo Review. This Original Jackets collection encompasses the Decca orchestral recordings (1947–60) made with the great orchestras of London, Paris, Zurich, Geneva and Vienna, and those of the music of Wagner in 1928 for Polydor in Berlin and in 1962 for Westminster in Munich.

“He was the kindest, most modest conductor I have ever worked with. He was unfailingly generous to his colleagues. He would never join the rat race for fame and honour.” John Culshaw

 Berliner Philharmoniker · London Philharmonic Orchestra · Münchner Philharmoniker · Orchestre de la Suisse Romande · Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris · Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich · Wiener Philharmoniker

ORIGINAL JACKETS – LIMITED EDITION 

TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

CD 1
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concertos No. 4*; Piano Concerto No. 5°
Sir Clifford Curzon

CD 2
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2

CD 3
BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2
Sir Clifford Curzon

CD 4
BRAHMS
Academic Festival Overture; Tragic Overture; Haydn Variations; Alto Rhapsody
Lucretia West

CD 5
BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 3

CD 6
BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 4

WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll

CD 7
BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 5

WAGNER
Götterdämmerung (excerpts)

CDs 8–9
BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 8

CD 10
RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Juan; Tod und Verklärung

CD 11
WAGNER – The Polydor Recordings

CD 12
WAGNER – The Decca 78s

CD 13
WAGNER
Rienzi · Siegfried · Parsifal (excerpts)

CD 14
WAGNER
Der fliegende Holländer; Die Walküre · Tannhäuser (orchestral music)

CD 15
WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal (orchestral music)

CD 16
WAGNER
Rienzi; Der fliegende Holländer; Lohengrin (orchestral music); Siegfried Idyll

CD 17
VIENNA HOLIDAY
Johann Strauss I; Johann Strauss II; Karel Komzák II; Ziehrer                                                                             

CD 18
ALL-TIME POPULAR FAVOURITES
Tchaikovsky; Schubert; Weber; Nicolai

MONO (CD1*, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11–14)
STEREO (CD1°, 4, 7–10, 15–18)