Mendelssohn: Overtures; Schubert: Rosamunde
Carl Schuricht; Pierre Monteux
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824955
Barcode
00028948249558
Format
1-CD
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN*
The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave): Overture, Op. 26
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt: Overture, Op. 27
Die schöne Melusine: Overture, Op. 32
Ruy Blas: Overture, Op. 95

FRANZ SCHUBERT+
Rosamunde, D.797 (excerpts)
Incidental music to Helmina von Chézy’s play:
Overture (Die Zauberharfe, D.644)
Entr’acte No. 3 – Andantino
Ballet Music No. 1
Ballet Music No. 2

Wiener Philharmoniker
Carl Schuricht*
Pierre Monteux+

Track previews
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 27
Overture "The Fair Melusine", Op. 32
Overture "Ruy Blas", Op. 95
Rosamunde, D. 797: Overture (Die Zauberharfe, D. 644)
Rosamunde, D. 797: Entr'acte No. 3 - Andantino
Rosamunde, D. 797: Ballet Music No. 1
Rosamunde, D. 797: Ballet Music No. 2
The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave)
Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Mendelssohn); Erik Smith (Schubert
Balance Engineers: Cyril Windebank (Mendelssohn); James Brown (Schubert)
Recording Locations: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, 26–27 April 1954 (Mendelssohn); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 25–28 November 1957 (Schubert)
Remastering Engineer: Craig Thompson (Audio Archiving Company
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 2961 (Mendelssohn); SPA 225 (Schubert)

Reviews

‘Schuricht and the Vienna Philharmonic make a first-rate job of the performances, while Decca have left no stone unturned in the accurate and admirable recording of this great orchestra.’ Gramophone (Mendelssohn)

‘This stereo version of Monteux’s enchanting conducting is as attractive as I found its mono predecessor … The conducting and the Vienna Philharmonic’s playing are a continual delight … he conducts the Rosamunde pieces with such real affection.’ Gramophone (Schubert)