Karel Ancerl – The Philips Recordings
Karel Ancerl
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4827353
Barcode
00028948273539
Format
3-CD
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CD 1
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

CD 2
BEDRICH SMETANA
Vltava (from Má Vlast)

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture
Marche Slave, Op. 31
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

CD 3
Ouverture solennelle ‘1812’, Op. 49
Valse (from Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48)
Swan Lake: Suite, Op. 20
The Sleeping Beauty: Suite, Op. 66a
The Nutcracker: Suite, Op. 71a

Wiener Symphoniker
Karel Ančerl

            

Recording information

Recording Producer: Marius van der Meulen
Balance Engineers: Tony Buczynski, Herbert Schack (Dvořák: Symphony No. 9; Slavonic Dances, Op. 46; Smetana: Vltava; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Valse from Serenade for Strings; Marche slave; Nutcracker Suite; 1812 Overture); Bruno Taschner, ??? Schack (Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet); Bruno Taschner, Herbert Schack, Tony Buczynski (Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty – suites)
Recording Location: Grosse Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, 8–10 February 1958 (Dvořák: Symphony No. 9; Smetana: Vltava); 29 March–2 April 1958 (Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet); 5–6 and 26–29 November 1958 (Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; 1812 Overture); 10–11 and 27–28 February 1958 (Tchaikovsky: Valse from Serenade for Strings; Marche slave; Nutcracker Suite); 23–26 February 1959 (Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty – suites)
Philips LP Releases: 875001 (Dvořák: Symphony No. 9); 698024 (Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46); 875008 (Smetana: Vltava); 875013 (Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet); 698009 (Tchaikovsky: Marche slave); 875011 (Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4); 698023 (Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture); 700190 (Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty – suites); 875002 (Tchaikovsky: Valse from Serenade for Strings; Nutcracker suite)

Reviews

‘It’s conceived in one piece, and absolutely fresh. The pacing and pace and control of articulation suggest the fresh air and the pungent smells of bush and heath… The tempi are all absolutely right… And Ančerl contrives as well to bring out characteristic detail, middle parts, grace notes, sonorities of various kinds, without damaging the flow of the music.’ Gramophone, March 1959 (Dvořák: Symphony No. 9)