Chamber Orchestra of Europe Archive
Gautier Capucon, with Martha Argerich, Bernard Haitink, Rene Capucon, present Robert Schumann’s major works for cello
MENDELSSOHN: Symphonies 1-5 – Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Chamber Orchestra of Europe – DGG 479 7337 CD 1 73:01, CD: 2 66:57, Cd 3 60:12, (6/16/17) ****: Rarely heard compilation of all five Mendelssohn symphonies played live by the sparkling Chamber Orchestra of Europe. There has never been any argument about Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies. They are […]
Lucerne Festival – Claudio Abbado = SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll – Vienna Philharmonic Orch. (Schubert)/ Ch. Orch. of Europe/ Claudio Abbado – Audite
Newly-released Abbado performances from Lucerne provide pedestrian Schubert but exhilarated readings of Beethoven and Wagner.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt – The Symphony Collection – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Teldec/Warner Classics (5 CDs)
I can’t recommend this set highly enough, and with the ongoing re-release of additional Harnoncourt titles it makes for an especially exciting new year.