[ Deutsche Grammophon Conductors & Orchestras / 8 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Thursday 20 July 2017
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1761-1800 on the Mozart)
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1801-1850 on the Schumann)
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1851-1900 on the Sibelius)
"The electricity of Bernstein, for all one's reservations in principle, makes the result thrilling, and the performance of the Jupiter is of similar calibre." (Gramophone on the Mozart)
"…Best of all is Bernstein himself, here at his exciting best, giving daemonic edge to the music where it is appropriate and building the symphony inexorably to its final triumph. Thanks to a very clear and well-balanced recording, every subtlety of scoring, especially some of the lower strings' counterpoint, comes through as the conductor intended…" Gramophone on the Mahler
"What is at once evident is the truth of Bernstein's 'love affair' with the Vienna Philharmonic. The rapport in these performances is almost tangible--and probably was visible. They phrase lovingly for him, they produce a soft and caressing piano string tone [...] and the woodwind are mellifluous indeed." Gramophone
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Hanna Schwarz (mezzo), Rene Kollo (tenor), Kurt Moll (bass), Weiner Staatsopernchor (chorus)
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Symphony No. 88 in G major
Symphony No. 92 in G major 'Oxford'
Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Mischa Maisky (cello)
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54
Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39