Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY

 
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Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY
Various artists incls Jessye Norman, Sir Georg Solti, Takacs Quartet, Cecile Bartoli, Benjamin Britten, Luciano Pavarotti, Christopher Hogwood, etc

[ Decca / 55 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 15 May 2020

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"Without a doubt Decca is the best in the world, and long may it continue to be so! Bravo!" -- Luciano Pavarotti

A glance at Decca's extensive roster of artists since the company's formation in February 1929 throws up household names in every decade - Ansermet, Ashkenazy, Bartoli, Brendel, Britten, Chailly, Ferrier, Flagstad, Fleming, Jansen, Karajan, Nilsson, Pavarotti, Solti, Sutherland, Tebaldi, Uchida ... the list goes on and on. In fact, if you name a major classical artist of the last 90 years, there is a good chance they will have recorded for Decca and the labels that make up Decca as we know it today.

Celebrating the incredible classical legacy of Decca, the label presents a specially curated selection of landmark recordings from its first 90 years.

What's in the box?

A specially curated selection of 55 albums, presented with original artwork, plus a special 2-CD collection of recordings from the 78rpm era.

Landmark recordings from the Decca, Argo, L'Oiseau-lyre and Phase 4 Stereo labels, including the Entartete Musik and Headline series

90 years of sound perfection and great artistry; from the earliest days of the 78 era and launch of FFRR recordings to the present day

Some of the greatest orchestral, concerto, chamber, sacred, vocal and opera recordings of all time

Multiple award-winning recordings that have won international acclaim from critics and the public alike

132-page booklet (English/German) retelling the fascinating story of these legendary recordings with new liner notes by discographer Andrew Stewart

This set is the classical compendium to the new authoritative book on Decca: The Supreme Record Company.

Tracks:

REPERTOIRE
ORCHESTRAL
CD1 RAMEAU: Overtures (L'Oiseau-lyre)
Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset

CD2 MOZART: Symphonies Nos 40 & 42 (Decca)
New Philharmonia/Carlo Maria Giulini

CD3 BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos 5 & 6 (Decca)
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Erich Klieber

CD4 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (Decca)
Jessye Norman/Reinhild Runkel/Robert Schunk/Hans Sotin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Sir Georg Solti

CD5 BRAHMS: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 (Decca)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly

CD6 R. STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche;
Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils; Don Juan (Decca)
Wiener Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan

CD7 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (Decca)
Cleveland Orchestra/Maazel

CD8 ROMANTIC RUSSIA (Decca)
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti

CD9 HOLST: The Planets (Decca)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit

CD10 PROKOFIEV: Peter & The Wolf;
BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Phase 4 Stereo)
Sean Connery/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Antal Dorati

CD11 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos 5 & 9 (Decca)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink

CD12 HERRMANN: The Great Movie Thrillers (Phase 4 Stereo)
LPO/Bernard Herrmann

CD13 WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite; Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Decca)
Los Angeles Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta

CD14 MAXWELL DAVIES: Symphony No.1; Points & Dances from "Taverner" (Headline)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Fires of London/Sir Simon Rattle

CONCERTO
CD15 MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos 23 & 24 (Decca)
Cleveland Orchestra/Mitsuko Uchida

CD16-17 THE FAREWELL CONCERT (Decca)
Alfred Brendel/Wiener Philharmoniker/Sir Charles Mackerras

CD18 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5 (Decca)
Friedrich Gulda/Wiener Philharmoniker/Horst Stein

CD19 BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 · FRANCK: Variations Symphoniques
LITOLFF: Concerto Symphonique No.4 (Decca)
Clifford Curzon/London Symphony Orchestra/Georg Szell/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult

CD20 RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3 (Decca)
Vladimir Ashkenazy/London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn

CD21 GERSWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; Piano Concerto (Decca)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop

CD22 WALTON & STRAVINSKY: Concertos for Violin and Orchestra (Decca)
Kyung-Wha Chung/London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn

PIANO/KEYBOARD
CD23 J.S. BACH: Organ Works (Argo)
Peter Hurford
CD24 J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations (Decca)
Andras Schiff
CD25 BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Pathetique & Waldstein (Decca)
Radu Lupu
CD26 BRASILEIRO (Decca)
Nelson Freire

CHAMBER
CD27 VIVALDI: The Four Seasons (Decca)
Janine Jansen

CD28 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets Nos 11 & 13 (Decca)
Takacs Quartet

CD29 DEBUSSY, SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT, BRIDGE, BRITTEN: Works for Cello & Piano (Decca)
Msitslav Rostropovich/Benjamin Britten

CD30 RAVEL: Piano Trio · DEBUSSY: Violin & Cello Sonatas (Decca)
Lynn Harrell/Itzhak Perlman/Vladimir Ashkenazy

CD31 SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos 4, 8, 12 & 15 (L'Oiseau-lyre)
Fitzwilliam Quartet

CD32 REICH: Six Pianos · RILEY: In C (Argo)
Piano Circus

CHORAL/SACRED
CD33 HANDEL: Messiah [highlights] (L'Oiseau-lyre)
Judith Nelson/Emma Kirkby/Carolyn Watkinson/Paul Elliott/David Thomas/Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford/Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood

CD34 MOZART: Requiem (Argo)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner

CD35 VERDI: Requiem (Decca)
Joan Sutherland/Marilyn Horne/Luciano Pavarotti/Martti Talvela/Wiener Philharmoniker/Sir Georg Solti

CD36 ORFF: Carmina Burana (Decca)
Lynne Dawson/John Daniecki/Kevin McMillan/San Francisco Girls Chorus/San Francisco Boys Chorus/San Francisco Symphony & Chorus/Herbert Blomstedt

CD37 BRITTEN: War Requiem (Decca)
Galina Vishnevskaya/Peter Pears/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/London Symphony Chorus/The Bach Choir/Melos Ensemble/London Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Britten

CD38 A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS (Argo)
Willcocks/Kings

SONG/RECITAL
CD39 KATHLEEN FERRIER: An Anthology (Decca)

CD40 A SONG FOR YOU plus ITALIA MIA (Decca)
Mario del Monaco/Mantovani and his Orchestra

CD41 OPERATIC RECITAL plus Bonus Highlights (Decca)
Renata Tebaldi/Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra/Alberto Erede

CD42-43 THE ART OF THE PRIMA DONNA plus Lakmé Flower Duet (Decca)
Joan Sutherland

CD44 CHANTS D'AUVERGNE Vol.1 (Decca)
Kiri Te Kanawa /English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate

CD45 THE VIVALDI ALBUM (Decca)
Cecilia Bartoli/Arnold Schoenberg Chor/Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini

CD46 THE BEAUTIFUL VOICE (Decca)
Renée Fleming/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffery Tate

CD47 WAGNER (Decca)
Jonas Kaufmann/Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Donald Runnicles

OPERA
CD48 WAGNER: Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Great Scenes (Decca)
Wiener Philharmoniker/Sir Georg Solti

CD49 GILBERT & SULLIVAN: The Very Best of Gilbert & Sullivan (Decca)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

CD50 PUCCINI La Bohème highlights (Decca)
Mirella Freni/Luciano Pavarotti/Elizabeth Harwood/Nicolai Ghiaurov/Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan

CD51 THE ORIGINAL THREE TENORS CONCERT, 1990 (Decca)
Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti/Zubin Mehta

CD52 AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTARTETE MUSIK (Entartete Musik)
Various

CD53 RAVEL: L'enfant et les sortileges; Sheherazade (Decca)
Isabel Leonard/ Yvonne Naef/ Susan Graham/Saito Kinen Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa

BONUS Selection of highlights from the very first 78s on Decca and early FFRR recordings
CD54 DELIUS: Sea Drift
Roy Henderson/New English Symphony Orchestra & Choir/Anthony Bernard
ELGAR: Enigma Variations
National Symphony Orchestra/Malcom Sargent
BRITTEN: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings
Peter Pears/Dennis Brain/Boyd Neel String Orchestra/Benjamin Britten

CD55 RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Charles Munch
RAVEL: Sheherazade
Suzanne Danco/Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Ernest Ansermet
CHABRIER: España
National Symphony Orchestra/Victor Olof
SAINT-SAËNS: Danse Macabre
National Symphony Orchestra/Boyd Neel
BIZET: L'Arlésienne Suite
National Symphony Orchestra/Sidney Beer