Vienna Philharmonic Archive
New Year’s Concert 2012 = Music by J. STRAUSS I, J. STRAUSS II, JOSEF STRAUSS, EDUARD STRAUSS, C.M. ZIEHRER, J. HELLMESBERGER II, H. LUMBYE, P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY – Vienna Philharmonic/ Mariss Jansons – Sony (2 CDs)
The high spirits tumble and flow in generous figures this New Year’s Day, memorialized in blazing colors by the Vienna Philharmonic and Mariss.
Clemens Krauss conducts RICHARD STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel – Vienna Philharmonic / Clemens Krauss – Pristine
Krauss seemed to have a special magic in the scores of Richard Strauss.
Veteran Paul Badura-Skoda once more asserts his supremacy in the Mozart Viennese style in elegant collaborations with two refined conductors and ensembles.
This summer Austrian spectacle represents the second such musical soiree led by Valery Gergiev.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Wilhelm Furtwängler – Tahra
A stunning performance from Furtwängler in high quality sound remastered for SACD.
Edwin Fischer in two MOZART piano concertos, 3 BEETHOVEN Sonatas, Piano trios of BRAHMS & SCHUMANN – with Vienna Philharmonic Orch. – Orfeo (4 CDs)
Orfeo documents Edwin Fischer’s live appearances at the 1946-1954 Salzburg Festival as solo pianist and conductor, as well as in regally-performed chamber music.
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1; R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel – Geza Anda, piano/ Vienna Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel – Orfeo (2 CDs)
This Salzburg Festival concert of 1963 marked the first appearance of conductor Lorin Maazel, the former wunderkind who replaced the recently deceased Ferenc Fricsay
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic” – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Wilhelm Furtwaengler – Pristine Audio
A brilliantly remastered account of the 1951 Furtwaengler VPO Bruckner Fourth, spectacular in every sense.
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35; Symphony No. 3 “Song of the Night,” Op. 27 – Christian Tetzlaff, violin/Steve Divislim, tenor/ Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien/ Vienna Philharmonic/Pierre Boulez – DGG
Boulez enters the mesmeric, erotically charged world of Szymanowski, in which a daring harmonic language borrows from the ecstasies of Scriabin.
Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts HAYDN: Sym. 88; RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole; BRUCKNER: Sym. No. 4 (Melodram)
Double-CD set presents recordings from l951 never before released
Bruno Walter’s Vienna Farewell Concerto of 1960 = MAHLER Fourth Sym. & 3 Lieder, SCHUBERT Unfinished (Music&Arts)
Remastered version of historic concert with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf as soloist