Vienna Philharmonic Archive
MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in c minor “Resurrection” – Vienna Philharmonic/ Zubin Mehta/ Ilena Cotrubas, sop./ Christa Ludwig, contralto – Decca audio-only Blu-ray
Another spectacular Mahler Second, this time in hi-res stereo on Blu-ray.
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Daniel Barenboim New Year’s Concert 2014 = Music by the STRAUSS family; also HELLMESBERGER: Viellebchen Polka; R. STRAUSS: Mondscheinmusik aus Capriccio; LANNER: Die Romantiker Walzer; DELIBES: Pizzicati from Sylvia – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Daniel Barenboim – Sony Classical (2 CDs)
The high spirits and the excellent ensemble sparkle at the 2014 New Year’s Concert, which has everything but the actual champagne.
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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c; Symphony No. 7 in A – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – DGG audio-only Blu-ray
It’s hard to complain about this magnificent reissue, no matter what format it comes in.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor; Symphony No. 7 – Geza Anda, piano/ Cologne Radio-Sym. Orch./ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Hans Knappertsbusch – Tahra
An opportunity to hear the late Geza Anda in concert with Hans Knappertsbusch in 1962.
Huberman: Complete BACH and MOZART Recordings = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor; Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major; MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major – Bronislaw Huberman, v./ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Issay Dobrowen/ NY Philharmonic/ Bruno Walter (K. 218) – Pristine Audio
The “controversial” but ever-exciting violinist Bronislaw Huberman has his Bach and Mozart inscriptions collected and remastered in a most ingratiating collection.
Andrew Rose breathes even another life into the classic 1938 Bruno Walter performance of Mahler’s last-completed symphony, itself a paean to dying man and a beleaguered vision of civilization.
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C Major; BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Herbert von Karajan – ICA Classics (2 CDs)
Herbert von Karajan leads the Vienna Philharmonic in London, 1962, a concert that critics at the time applauded for its “Noble Height” in Bruckner.
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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 – Hilde Güden, sop./ Rosette Anday, mezzo-soprano/ Julius Patzak, tenor/ Alfred Poell, bass/ Vienna Philharmonic and Singakademie/ Wilhelm Furtwängler – Tahra
One of four famous Furtwängler traversals of this work, remastered for SACD.
A rare document from the Vienna Symphony archives, a reading by a still-developing Sergiu Celibidache in the Brahms C Minor Symphony, a reading of more persuasion than sheer epic power.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 2 in D Major; Leonore Ov. No. 3 in C Major – Berlin Philharmonic Orch. (Op. 21)/ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Wilhelm Furtwangler – Pristine Audio
The restored Beethoven Second under Furtwaengler from London warrants our admiration and devotion, a most conscientious application of technology to musical history.
Sumptuous videography and excellent lossless 5.1 surround make this New Year’s musical experience a winner.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” – Dame Joan Sutherland, sop./ Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano/ James King, tenor/ Martti Talvela, bass/Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt – HDTT
Transferred from a London 4-track commercial tape, the HDTT remastering of the 1965 Beethoven Ninth from Vienna evinces heroic power in every movement.
We’ve come a long way to get an opening Festival concert like this.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “Scottish” – Vienna Philharmonic/ Gustavo Dudamel – vinyl
Astounding beautiful reading of the Alpine Symphony, and Fleming is a rarified bonus.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica” – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Wilhelm Furtwängler – Tahra
The CD layer is a slight improvement but the SACD layer is unlistenable.
Hans Knappertsbusch conducts the Vienna Philharmonic = Works of TCHAIKOVSKY, WEBER, SCHUBERT, J. STRAUSS & Others – Guild
The great Wagnerian and Brucknerian dons a light waistcoat and takes on an extended New Year’s program in flamboyant colors.
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Three Hungarian Dances – Vienna Phil. Orch./ Wilhelm Furtwangler – Pristine Audio
Excellent restoration of an important Furtwangler recording. (Even available in ambient stereo if you want.)
BRUCKNER: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 – Vienna Philharmonic/ Carl Schuricht – EMI Classics Signature Series (2 discs)
Another exceptional 96/24 remastering of historic recordings to stereo SACD.