Posts tagged as "zubin-mehta-series"

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 34, 39, 40; Eine kleine Nachtmusik

September 30, 2016

Zubin Mehta was one of Decca’s stars in the 1960s and 1970s, known more for his recordings of 19th and 20th-century repertoire than of the 18th. Yet, he has long had an abiding love for Mozart and conducts his symphonic and operatic music on a regular basis. Issued to coincide with his 80th birthday year, this 2CD […]

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic’

June 15, 2016

Part of a mini-series within ‘Zubin Mehta: The Decca Years’ celebrating the vintage recordings he made for Decca. Here is the popular ‘Romantic’ Symphony coupled with a wondrous performance of the Prelude to the first act of ‘Meistersinger’.

Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica; Parergon; Eine Alpensinfonie; Macbeth

May 25, 2016

Zubin Mehta’s LAPO recording of Strauss’ ‘Sinfonia Domestica’ has long been considered a benchmark and after a considerable absence from the catalogue reappears here, coupled with the later ‘Parergon’ for piano (left hand) and orchestra. Equally celebrated is Mehta’s reading of the ‘Alpine Symphony’ and the set concludes with one of Strauss’ earliest tone poems, […]

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3

May 25, 2016

Both Mahler’s First and Third symphonies, originally enjoyed subtitles for their movements. The first movement of the First was one ‘Spring Without End’, the second ‘Under Full Sail’. For the Third, Mahler paid tribute to the ‘Flowers in the Meadow’, the ‘Animals in the Forest’, ‘Man’, ‘Angels’ and ‘Love’, respectively, for its five movements. Both […]

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version; Ravel orchestration)

May 25, 2016

As one of the releases in our ‘Primavera Series’, featuring illustrations by the gifted artists whose work has been displayed at the annual Primavera Exhibition in Sydney, it is appropriate that this CD should be adorned by a series of illustrations that make up Victoria Lobregat’s ‘Cloud of Flowers’. The music itself could hardly have […]

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4

May 25, 2016

Some of the most poetic readings of these concertos.  Lupu and Mehta bring freshness and vitality to No. 1 while No. 4 receives one of its most lucid readings on record with its famous opening, phrased with perhaps unequalled beauty.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; The Wood Dove; Carnaval Overture

May 25, 2016

Another addition to the ‘Zubin Mehta: The Decca Years’ series. All these works are issued for the first time on CD. Symphony  No. 7 is given one of its most stirring readings while the haunting symphonic poem ‘The Wood Dove’ makes a rare appearance on CD capped off by a thrilling, impetuous performance of the […]

Concertos in Contrast

May 25, 2016

The first CD release of these recordings of showpieces for solo instruments and orchestra. All of the pieces are performed by the gifted members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with the exception of the Bloch piece, one of Mehta’s earliest Decca recordings in which the solo cellist is János Starker. Here are spirited recordings of Haydn’s […]

Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 ‘The Inextinguishable’; Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy

April 29, 2016

Two thrilling 20th-century orchestral works, ideally realised in the hands of Zubin Mehta and released for the first time on CD! The volley of timpani as they hurl challenges at each other in the Nielsen is one of the most exciting moments of orchestral music. And Scriabin’s ‘Poème de l’extase’ (Poem of Ecstasy) is one […]

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4; Manfred & Genoveva Overtures

April 29, 2016

Zubin Mehta has had a long association with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducting them for his first ever recording for Decca (Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony – Decca Eloquence 461 3572) and returning often to conduct them both in their home city and on tour. Collected here for the first time are his complete Decca recordings of Schumann […]