[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 10 October 2015
Deutsche Grammophon unites all of its Fricsay recordings into 2 volumes, of which this is the first. FERENC FRICSAY - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Vol. 1 presents Fricsay's orchestral output in its entirety, covering symphonies, concertos, waltzes, overtures, ballets etc. (a second box set covering sacred and choral works as well as Fricsay's opera recordings is being planned for 2015).
Fricsay's Beethoven, consisting of Symphonies nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 9.
The famed Fricsay Mozart: Symphonies 29 (twice), 35, 39, 40, 41 (twice), as well as legendary concerto recordings with Clara Haskil.
His definitive Bartók and Kodály interpretations, still considered the reference recordings of these composers' works.
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies nos. 4 - 6
Two sets of Strauss waltzes (mono and stereo).
Famous recordings of great modernists like Blacher, Egk, Glière, Hindemith, Honegger, Martin restored to the catalogue. And many more!
An 80-page booklet featuring a newly commissioned text by Fricsay aficionado Tully Potter.
Several rare photographs.
"Anda seems ideally cast as soloist and Fricsay is an ideal Bartokian" - Penguin Guide on the Bartok concertos
"his unfinished Beethoven symphony cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic, especially the spiritually radiant slow movement of the Ninth, is memorable...he was good at everything he touched." Mail on Sunday