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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Andre Previn, Claudio Abbado. William Steinberg, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Bernstein, etc

[ Deutsche Grammophon Conductors & Orchestras / 57 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 20 June 2019

The BSO's 1969-70 season was a landmark year for the orchestra with the arrival of distinguished conductor William Steinberg and the start of their recording legacy with DG. The label immediately reinforced its commitment to the BSO, spearheading the build of a dedicated control room in the basement of Symphony Hall. DG's Boston strategy also saw them bring the company's top conductors to the BSO.

From the start, Deutsche Grammophon also committed to recording a wide repertoire with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (founded in 1964 and the first chamber ensemble made up of a major orchestra's principal players).

The marriage between DG and the BSO saw recordings made under Steinberg, Thomas, Abbado, Kubelik, and also under DG stalwart Eugen Jochum, and Boston's own Leonard Bernstein under his new exclusive contract with DG. Steinberg's dynamic young successor Seiji Ozawa further reinforced their dominance as the leading orchestra in America through a number of critically acclaimed recordings. DG's current collaboration with Andris Nelsons and the BSO continues this remarkable recording legacy with Shostakovich' complete symphonies.

"Ozawa's 1977 Boston recording of Mahler's First Symphony is alert and clear-sighted with a fine youthful sheen to it. It was also very vividly recorded... The case for hearing the Blumine movement once in a while is a reasonable one, and Ozawa's direction of both the Blumine interlude and the symphony as a whole make it an attractive proposition." [Mahler 1]

"(Ozawa) packs a strong visceral punch, so his success here comes as no surprise. His hair-trigger responsiveness well suits a work whose immediate impact seems to bypass intellection and permeates the system directly through every nerve end." New York Times [Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet ]

"While he misses no details, Ozawa certainly never overdoes them . . . Ozawa also knows how to sustain the final gigantic crescendo that brings the marching Roman army to the victorious final bar, aided at all times by the rich and sonorous quality of this superbly-engineered Deutsche Grammophon recording. Ozawa pours the full sheen and brilliance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra over the rich score and the end result really is truly overwhelming." [Respighi]

"Krystian Zimerman's record of the two Concertos and the Totentanz is altogether thrilling, and he has the advantage of excellent support from the Boston orchestra under Ozawa. It has poise and classicism." Penguin Guide Rosette [Liszt]

"Powerful and beautifully crafted, this recording - the first from the relationship between DG and the Boston Symphony under Nelsons - is a hugely impressive sign of just what this ensemble/maestro partnership may go on to achieve." Gramophone Award WINNER 2016 - Orchestral [Shostakovich 10]

Tracks:

Debussy: Trois Nocturnes
Claudio Abbado

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Claudio Abbado

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Claudio Abbado

Scriabin: Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54
Claudio Abbado

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'
Michael Tilson Thomas

Strauss, R: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
William Steinberg

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32
William Steinberg

Ruggles: Sun-treader
Michael Tilson Thomas

Bartók: Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Seiji Ozawa

Chabrier: España
Seiji Ozawa

Gounod: Faust - Ballet Music
Seiji Ozawa

Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon
Seiji Ozawa

Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne
Seiji Ozawa

Mahler:
Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan' (with "Blumine")
Seiji Ozawa

Fauré:
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
Seiji Ozawa

Fauré:
Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
Seiji Ozawa

Fauré:
Pavane, Op. 50
Seiji Ozawa

Fauré:
Élégie in C minor, Op. 24
Seiji Ozawa

Fauré:
Dolly Suite, Op. 56
Seiji Ozawa

Franck, C:
Symphony in D minor
Seiji Ozawa

Poulenc:
Concerto in G minor for Organ, Strings & Timpani
Seiji Ozawa

Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet, Op.64 [complete]
Seiji Ozawa

Respighi: Pines of Rome / Roman Festivals / Fountains of Rome
Seiji Ozawa

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Seiji Ozawa

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129
Seiji Ozawa

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (arr. violin)
Seiji Ozawa

Schuman: Violin Concerto
Michael Tilson Thomas

Debussy: Images for orchestra, L. 122
Michael Tilson Thomas

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Seiji Ozawa

Gubaidulina: Offertorium - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Charles Dutoit

Williams, John: TreeSong
Gil Shaham (violin)
John Williams

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Leonard Bernstein
(Leonard Bernstein's Last Concert)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Leonard Bernstein
(Leonard Bernstein's Last Concert)

and much much more