Boston Symphony Archive
Tribute to Charles Munch – A Strasburger in Boston = Works of BERLIOZ, FRANCK, ST.-SAENS, ROUSSEL, DEBUSSY, FAURE, RAVEL – Praga Digitals
A generous sampling of the ‘Munch touch’ in Boston in the French music he championed. Tribute to Charles Munch – A Strasburger in Boston = BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphonie – Queen Mab Scherzo; FRANCK: Le Chasseur Maudit; SAINT-SAENS: La Princesse Jaune Overture, Op 30; Le Rouet d’Omphale. Op. 31; DEBUSSY: Fetes fr. Trois Nocturnes; […]
Koussevitzky conducts Rare American Symphony Performances = HARRIS: Sym. No. 5; HILL: Sym. No. 1; DIAMOND: Sym. No. 2 – Boston Sym. Orch. – Pristine Audio
Three eminently American, powerful symphonies find their debut performances with Koussevitzky restored. Koussevitzky conducts Rare American Symphony Performances = HARRIS: Symphony No. 5; HILL: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 34; DIAMOND: Symphony No. 2 – Boston Sym. Orch. – Pristine Audio PASC 484, 77:49 [avail. in var. formats at www.pristineclassical.com] *****: Producer and […]
A fourth entry into the Monteux legacy at Tanglewood delivers mirth and heroism, at once. Monteux at Tanglewood, Vol. 4 (1962) – BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36; R. STRAUSS: Ein Heledenleben, Op. 40 – Boston Sym. Orch./ Pierre Monteux – Pristine Audio PASC 481, 72:30 [avail. in various formats from www.pristineclassical.com] […]
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor; Cello Son. in C – Zuill Bailey, c./ North Carolina Sym. Orch. / Grant Llewelly/ Natasha Paremski, p. – Steinway & Sons
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor, Op. 125; Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 – Zuill Bailey, c./ North Carolina Sym. Orch./ Grant Llewelly/ Natasha Paremski, p. – Steinway & Sons 30057, 61:56 (5/13/16) ****: Tough-minded Prokofiev in the tradition of Rostropovich—and with the same sensitivity to the gentler side of this great Russian […]
Romantic Trios for Oboe, Viola, and Piano by SCHUMANN, LOEFFLER, KLUGHARDT & KAHN – Ensemble Schumann – MSR Classics
Warm and invigorating performances of little known music that will delight on many levels.
Charles Munch – Boston Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, DEBUSSY, BLOCH & HAIEFF – Boston Sym./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
More rare treasures from the RCA vaults of Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony, returned to us in distinctively fine sound.
A fine historical look at one of America’s greatest orchestras.
Charles Munch Boston Rarities = SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor – Boston Sym. Orch./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
These two enhanced Munch performances from RCA archives make an immediate, entirely gratifying impact, poetic and powerful.
“George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works Vol. 4” = 1. Sinfonia No. 4 (Strands); Antifonys for String Orch.; Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra; Movements for Cello and Orch. – Dmitry Kousev, c./ Sinfonia de Camera/ David Epstein – Albany
A good collection of contemporary music well played and well-recorded.
DEBUSSY: “Orchestral Works Vol. II” = Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Images; La Boite a joujoux (The Toy Box) – Rosenthal & Ansermet cond. – Praga Digitals
A nice addition to the Debussy Images already available on SACD.
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Serge Koussevitzky conducts The New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orch. = CORELLI: Suite for String Orchestra; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5; DEBUSSY: La Mer; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 – NY Philharmonic – West Hills Radio
In his New York appearances, Serge Koussevitzky revitalizes the “Dead End Kids” New York Philharmonic during a critical period of transition, with programs that include a Shostakovich Fifth, new to Koussevtizky’s repertory.
HONEGGER: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique” – Sinfonieorchester Basel/ Dennis Russell Davies – SOB
The iconoclastic member of Le Six, Arthur Honegger, has two symphonies rife with 20th century angst, brilliantly realized by the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
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Under-represented Efrem Zimbalist has two major concertos in his firm grasp, although the Sibelius suffers sound issues that collectors alone may forgive.
Brilliant, inflammatory Mahler from Erich Leinsdorf in 1966, here in aroused audiophile splendor courtesy of the HDTT Weiss conversion process.
Koussevitzky conducts TCHAIKOVSKY = Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36; Waltz from Serenade for Strings, OP. 48; Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48 – Boston Symphony Orchestra/Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio
Koussevitzky’s 1949 Tchaikovsky readings–monumental, inspired, brilliantly colored–here restored in burnished sound.
Charles Munch conducts Boston Symphony Orchestra = BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; DEBUSSY: La Mer; RAVEL: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe
B&W Kinescopes of live telecasts of l962 by the BSO