Soltissimo2 - Georg Solti: Complete 1970's Decca Recordings

53CD + 5 DVD Box Set

Decca DN0015


Track Listing

 

CD 1 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor 
1 I Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftlich. Wild - Tempo I) 11:54
2 II Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I 13:48
3 III Scherzo (Kräftig, nicht zu schnell) 16:38
4 IV Adagietto (Sehr langsam) 9:50
5 V Rondo-Finale (Allegro) 13:39

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: April 1970, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry



CD 2

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 
1 Das irdische Leben 2:39
2 Verlor'ne Müh 2:57
3 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen 6:59
4 Rheinlegendchen 3:16 

Mezzo-soprano: Yvonne Minton
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: April 1970, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD 3 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Symphony No.6 in A minor 
1 I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig aber Markig 21:06
2 II. Scherzo (Wuchtig) 12:32
3 III. Andante moderato 15:30
4 IV. Finale (Allegro moderato) 27:40

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: April 1970, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry



CD 4 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 
1 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht 4:01
2 Ging heut' morgen übers Feld 3:51
3 Ich hab' ein glühend Messer 3:00
4 Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz 5:08

Mezzo-soprano: Yvonne Minton
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: April 1970, Medinah Temple, Chicago 
Recording Producer: David Harvey 
Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry 



CD 5 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Symphony No.7 in E minor 
1 I Langsam – Allegro 21:35
2 II Nachtmusik (Allegro moderato) 15:45
3 III Scherzo 09:15
4 IV Nachtmusik (Andante amoroso) 14:43

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1971, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD 6 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Symphony No.8 in E-flat major
Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" 1 Veni creator spiritus 01:29
2 Imple superna gratia 04:26
3 Infirma nostri corporis 06:20
4 Accende lumen sensibus 04:44
5 Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia 03:50
6 Gloria Patri Domino 02:28

Heather Harper soprano I (Magna Peccatrix) 
Lucia Popp soprano II (Una Poenitentium) 
Arleen Auger soprano III (Mater Gloriosa) 
Yvonne Minton contralto I (Mulier Samaritana) 
Helen Watts contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca) 
René Kollo tenor (Doctor Marianus) 
John Shirley-Quirk baritone (Pater Ecstaticus) 
Martti Talvela bass (Pater Profundus)

Wiener Singverein / Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: 02-Septermber 1971, Sofiensaal, Vienna
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson 



CD7 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Symphony No.8 in E-flat major 
Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" 
1 Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran 14:24
2 Ewiger Wonnebrand 01:35
3 Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen 04:42
4 Gerettet ist das edle Glied 03:03
5 Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest 02:59
6 Höchste Herrscherin der Welt 08:08
7 Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen 04:54
8 Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche 05:18
9 Blicket auf zum Retterblick 04:47
10 Alles Vergängliche 06:43

Heather Harper soprano I (Magna Peccatrix) 
Lucia Popp soprano II (Una Poenitentium) 
Arleen Auger soprano III (Mater Gloriosa) 
Yvonne Minton contralto I (Mulier Samaritana) 
Helen Watts contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca) 
René Kollo tenor (Doctor Marianus) 
John Shirley-Quirk baritone (Pater Ecstaticus) 
Martti Talvela bass (Pater Profundus)
Wiener Singverein / Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: 02-Septermber 1971, Sofiensaal, Vienna
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson 




CD 8 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 

Das Lied von der Erde 
1 Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde 08:37
2 Der Einsame in Herbst 09:43
3 Von der Jugend 03:08
4 Von der Schöenheit 06:56
5 Der Trunkene im Früehling 04:22
6 Der Abschied 31:51

Mezzo-soprano: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: René Kollo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD 9 

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 

Symphony No.1 in A-flat major, op.55
1 I Andante. Nobilmente e semplice – Allegro 17:52
2 II Allegro molto 07:08
3 III Adagio 12:14
4 IV Lento – Allegro 11:36

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: February 1972, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, John Dunkerley



CD10

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 

Symphonie Fantastique op.14 
1 I Rêveries. Passions (Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai) 15:24
2 II Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo) 06:13
3 III Scène aux champs (Adagio) 16:31
4 IV Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo) 04:54
5 V Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso) 10:06

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD 11

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15 
1 I Allegro con brio 15:03
2 II Largo 12:04
3 III Rondo (Allegro scherzando) 09:04

Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major op.19 
1 I Allegro con brio 13:15
2 II Adagio 09:48
3 III Rondo (Molto allegro) 06:15

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD 12 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37 
1 I Allegro con brio 16:17
2 II Largo 10:38
3 III Rondo (Allegro) 09:06

Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58 
1 I Allegro moderato 18:56
2 II Andante con moto 06:13
3 III Rondo (Vivace) 09:23

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD13 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, op.73 
1 I Allegro 20:39
2 II Adagio un poco mosso 08:21
3 III Rondo (Allegro) 11:03

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD14 

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) 
1 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg -Prelude 09:41

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 
2 Les Francs-juges- Overture 13:59

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) 
3 Il barbiere di Siviglia – Overture 07:03

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 
4 Egmont-Overture 08:18
5 Leonore-Overture No.3 op.72b 13:59

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD15 

Igor Stravinsky ( 1882 - 1971 ) 

Le sacre du printemps 
Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre 
1. Introduction 03:02
2. Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes 03:21
3. Jeu du rapt 01:15
4. Rondes printanières 02:58
5. Jeux des cités 01:52
6. Cortège du sage - Le sage 01:03
7. Danse de la terre 01:12


Part 2: Le Sacrifice 
8. Introduction 04:00
9. Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes 03:11
10. Glorification d'élue 01:28
11. Évocation des ancêtres 00:41
12. Action rituelle des ancêtres 03:18
13. Danse sacrale: l'élue 04:43

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: 14-May 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD16 

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 

1 TASSO, Lamento e Trionfo (Lament and Triumph, symphonic poem No.2), S.96 (after Byron) 20:34
2 Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (The Dance in the Village Inn Mephisto Waltz No.1) 10:33
3 Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe S.107 14:27
I Die Wiege 
II Der Kampf um’s Dasein 
III Die Wiege des zukùnftigen Lebens 

Orchestre de Paris

Recording: June 1974, Salle Wagram, Paris
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock

CD17 

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 

Symphony No.2 in E-flat major, op.63 
1 I Allegro vivace e nobilmente 15:35
2 II Larghetto 15:34
3 III Rondo. Presto 07:54
4 IV Moderato e maestoso 12:35

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: February 1975, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD18 

Richard Strauss ( 1864 - 1949 ) 

Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30 
1 Prelude (Sonnenaufgang) 01: 51
2 Von den Hinterweltlern 03:19
3 Von der großen Sehnsucht 01:45
4 Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften 01:55
5 Das Grablied 02:02
6 Von der Wissenschaft 03:26
7 Der Genesende 04:43
8 Das Tanzlied - Das Nachtlied 07:29
9 Das Nachtwandlerlied 04:22
10 Don Juan op.20 17:29
11 Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op.28 14:58

Georg Solti, piano (9)
Samuel Magad, violin(1-9)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: 
May 1975, Medinah Temple, Chicago (1-9, 11)
May 1973, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign (10)
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull (1-9, 11), David Harvey (10)
Balance Engineer: James Lock, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD19 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125 
1 I Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso 17:41
2 II Molto vivace 14:00
3 III Adagio molto e cantabile 19:49

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign
Recording Producer: David Harvey
Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry



CD20 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840~1893) 

Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64 
1 I Andante — Allegro con anima 14:05
2 II Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza 13:40
3 III Valse - Allegro moderato 04:45
4 IV Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace 13:15

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1975, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD21 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No.1 in C major, op.21 
1 I Allegro molto - Allegro con brio 08:46
2 II Andante cantabile con moto 07:52
3 III Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace) 03:41
4 IV Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace 05:40

Symphony No.8 in F major, op.93 
5 I Allegro vivace e con brio 10:10
6 II Allegretto scherzando 04:13
7 III Tempo di Menuetto 05:35
8 IV Allegro vivace 07:43

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago (1-4), November 1973 Medinah Temple, Chicago (5-8)
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD22 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36 
1 I Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 13:05
2 II Larghetto 13:33
3 III Scherzo (Allegro) 03:41 
4 IV Allegro molto 06:35
5 Egmont-Overture op.84 08:52

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago (1-4), May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign (5)
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull (1-4), Kenneth Wilkinson (5)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock (1-4), Gordon Parry (5)



CD23 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

1 Leonore-Overture No.3, op.72b 13:58

Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67 
2 I Allegro con brio 08:16
3 II Andante con moto 11:11
4 III Allegro 05:31
5 IV Allegro 11:32

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1972, Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Champaign (1) , November 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago (2-5)
Recording Producer: David Harvey (1), Ray Minshull (2-5)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD24

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68 
1 I Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo) 12:31
2 II Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso) 13:23
3 III Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro) 05:20
4 IV Gewitter-Sturm (Allegro) 03:46
5 V Hirtengesang - Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm 8.46 (Allegretto) 09:46

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: Septermber 1974, Sofiensaal, Vienna
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD25 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92 
1 I Poco sostenuto – Vivace 14:42
2 II Allegretto 08:57
3 III Presto 09:28
4 IV Allegro con brio 09:04 
5 Coriolan Overture op.62 08:09

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: Septermber 1974, Sofiensaal, Vienna
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD26 

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 

Enigma Variations, op.36 
1 Theme (Andante) 01:47
2 C.A.E. (L'istesso tempo) 01:47
3 H.D.S.-P. (Allegro) 00:42
4 R.B.T. (Allegretto) 01:29
5 W.M.B. (Allegro di molto) 00:30 
6 R.P.A. (Moderato) 02:00
7 Ysobel (Andantino) 01:21
8 Troyte (Presto) 00:56
9 W.N. (Allegretto) 01:40
10 Nimrod (Adagio) 03:11
11 Intermezzo: Dorabella (Allegretto) 02:35
12 G.R.S. (Allegro di molto) 00:58
13 B.G.N. (Andante) 02:39
14 Romanza *** (Moderato) 02:25
15 Finale: E.D.U. (Allegro - Presto) 04:57
16 Cockaigne-Overture op.40 14:16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1-15), London Philharmonic Orchestra (16)

Recording: May 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago (1-15), February 1976, Kingsway Hall, London (16)
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD27 

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) 

Violin Concerto No.2, No.2 in B minor 
1 I Allegro non troppo 16:41
2 II Andante tranquillo 09:30
3 III Allegro molto 12:24

Kyung-Wha Chung, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: February 1976, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD28 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 

1 Bolero 14:45

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 

2 Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune 10:48

La mer 
3 I De l’aube à midi sur la mer 08:37
4 II Jeux de vagues 06:28
5 III Dialogue du vent et de la mer 07:54

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May, 1976, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD29 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) 

Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.74 
1 I Adagio - Allegro non troppo 17:30
2 II Allegro con grazia 07:45
3 III Allegro molto vivace 08:05
4 IV Finale: Adagio lamentoso – Andante 09:13

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May, 1976, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD30

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.55 
1 I Allegro con brio 19:34
2 II Marcia funebre (Adagio assai) 17:32
3 III Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 05:53
4 IV Finale (Allegro molto) 12:19
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: November 1973, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD31

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) 

1 Oberon-Overture 09:33

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, op.60
2 I Adagio - Allegro vivace 12:08
3 II Adagio 11:02
4 III Allegro vivace 05:24 
5 IV Allegro ma non troppo 06:44
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1974, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD32 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Missa Solemnis in D major, op.123 
1 Kyrie 09:52
2 Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo 05:07
3 Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi 06:15
4 Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus 06:37
5 Credo: Credo in unum Deum 04:29
6 Credo: Et incarnatus est 06:09
7 Credo: Et resurrexit 10:42

Chicago Synphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Lucia Popp
Contralto: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: Mallory Walker
Bass: Gwynne Howell



CD33

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Missa Solemnis in D major op.123 
1 Sanctus 05:39
2 Sanctus: Benedictus 11:05
3 Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei 06:44
4 Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem 09:21

Chicago Synphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Lucia Popp
Contralto: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: Mallory Walker
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Recording: May 1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: John Dunkerley, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD34 

Edward Elgar ( 1857 - 1934 ) 

Violin Concerto in B minor, op.61 
1 I Allegro 18:05
2 II Andante 12:32
3 III Allegro molto 19:00

Kyung-Wha Chung, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: February 1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson

CD35 

Edward Elgar ( 1857 - 1934 ) 

Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, op.39 
1 Pomp and Circumstance Marches op.39 No.1 06:37
2 Pomp and Circumstance Marches op.39 No.2 05:52
3 Pomp and Circumstance Marches op.39 No.3 05:57
4 Pomp and Circumstance Marches op.39 No.4 04:53
5 Pomp and Circumstance Marches op.39 No.5 05:44
6 Cockaigne-Overture op.40 14:10
7 The National Anthem - God Save The Queen (LPO Concert Version) 01:08
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: March 1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Christopher Raeburn, James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, John Dunkerley



CD36

William Walton (1902 - ) 

1 Coronation Te Deum 10:51

Belshazzar's Feast 
2 Thus spake Isaiah 06:06
3 If I forget thee 05:44
4 Babylon was a great city 01:17
5 In Babylon Belshazzar the King 03:02
6 Praise ye, the God of gold 04:55
7 Thus in Babylon the mighty city 03:03
8 And in that same hour 01:54
9 Then sing aloud to God our strength 04:39
10 The trumpeters and pipers 01:38
11 Then sing aloud to God our strength 04:08

Ralph Downes, organ
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
London Philharmonic Choir
Chichester Cathedral Choir
Winchester Cathedral Choir
Salisbury Cathedral Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: March 1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock



CD37 

Richard Wagner ( 1813 - 1883 ) 

1 Tannhäuser -Overture 14:53
2 Der fliegende Holländer -Overture 11:04
3 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg -Prelude 09:41
4 Tristan und Isolde-Prelude to Act I 11:49
5 Tristan und Isolde-Liebestod 7:23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 
May 1977, Medinah Temple, Chicago (1)
May 1976, Medinah Temple, Chicago (2)
May 1972, Krannert Centre, University (2)
May 1977, Medinah Temple, Chicago (4)
May 1976, Medinah Temple, Chicago (5)

Recording Producer: Ray Minshull(1,2,4-5), David Harvey (3)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD38 

Franz Liszt ( 1811 - 1886 ) 

1 Prometheus - Symphonic Poem No.5, G.99 16:48
2 Les Préludes - Symphonic Poem No.3, G.97 12:26
3 Festklaenge S.101 - Symphonic Poem No.7 G.101 19:50

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: April & June 1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD39 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) 

Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503 
1 I. Allegro maestoso 15:23
2 II. Andante 14:19
3 III. Allegretto 01:00

Piano Concerto No.27 in B-flat major, K.595 
4 I. Allegro 14:48
5 II. Larghetto 08:09
6 III. Allegro 09:12

Alicia de Larrocha, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: Dec-1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Richard Beswick
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD40

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949) 

Ein Heldenleben, op.40, op.40
1 Der Held 03:55
2 Des Helden Widersacher 03:19
3 Des Helden Gefährtin 13:22
4 Des Helden Walstatt 08:41
5 Des Helden Friedenswerke 08:17
6 Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung 06:29

Wiener Philharmoniker

Recording: March 1977, Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Recording Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Balance Engineer: James Lock



CD41

Giuseppe Verdi ( 1813 - 1901 ) 

Quattro pezzi sacri 
1 Ave Maria 04:59
2 Stabat Mater 13:05
3 Laudi alla vergine Maria 05:25
4 Te Deum 14:32

Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1977 & May 1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: James Mallinson




CD42 

Johannes Brahms ( 1833 - 1897 )

Ein deutsches Requiem, op.45, op.45
1 Chor: "Selig sind, die da Leid tragen" 12:19
2 Chor: "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras" 15:07
3 Solo (Bariton) und Chor: "Herr, lehre doch mich" 10:29
4 Chor: "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth!" 05:49
5 Solo (Sopran) und Chor: "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit" 08:20
6 Solo (Bariton) und Chor: "Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt" 10:54
7 . Chor: "Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herrn sterben" 14:22

Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Colin Moorfoot, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD43 

Johannes Brahms ( 1833 - 1897 )

Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98 
1 I Allegro non troppo 12:35
2 II Andante moderato 12:50
3 III Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I 06:11
4 IV Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro 10:24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD44 

Johannes Brahms ( 1833 - 1897 )

Symphony No.3 in F major, op.90 
1 I Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I 14:54
2 II Andante 09:40
3 III Poco allegretto 06:24
4 IV Allegro 08:49
5 Academic Festival Overture op.80 10:35

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: May 1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson, Colin Moorfoot



CD45 

Johannes Brahms ( 1833 - 1897 )

Symphony No.1 in C minor, op.68 
1 I Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro 16:48
2 II Andante sostenuto 09:48
3 III Un poco allegretto e grazioso 04:39
4 IV Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro 17:29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: Jan-1979, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Colin Moorfoot, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD46 

Johannes Brahms ( 1833 - 1897 )

Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73 
1 I Allegro non troppo 20:43
2 II Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso 10:29
3 III Allegretto grazioso ( Quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai 05:28
4 IV Allegro con spirit 08:41
5 Tragic Overture, Op.81 13:27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: May 1978 & Jan-1979 Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Colin Moorfoot, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD47

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945) 

Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95 
1 I Allegro 09:14
2 II Adagio - Più adagio – Presto 14:34
3 III Allegro molto 06:16

Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119 
4 I Allegretto 06:56
5 II Adagio religioso 10:49
6 III Allegro vivace 06:34

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: March 1979, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Richard Beswick
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD48 

Gustav Holst ( 1874 - 1934 ) 

The Planets, op.32, op.32
1. Mars, The Bringer Of War 06:42
2. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace 08:22
3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger 03:49
4. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity 07:15
5. Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age 09:49
6. Uranus, The Magician 05:34
7. Neptune, The Mystic 08:02

London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording: February 1978, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD49

Anton Bruckner ( 1824 - 1896 ) 
Symphony No.6 in A major, WAB 106 
1 I Maestoso 17:41
2 II Adagio. Sehr feierlich 19:20
3 III Scherzo. Nicht schnell - Trio. Langsam 08: 51
4 IV Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 15:14

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recording: June 1979, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: Colin Moorfoot, James Lock, Kenneth Wilkinson



CD50 

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949) 

Eine Alpensinfonie op.64 
1 Nacht 03:06
2 Sonnenaufgang 01:19
3 Der Anstieg 01:57
4 Eintritt in den Wald-Wanderung neben dem Bache 05:40
5 Am Wasserfall 00:15
6 Erscheinung 00:47
7 Auf blumige Wiesen 00:47
8 Auf der Alm 02:08
9 Durch Dickicht und Gestrüpp auf Irrwegen 01:13
10 Auf dem Gletscher 00:55
11 Gefahrvolle Augenblicke - Auf dem Gipfel 05:13
12 Vision 02:53
13 Nebel steigen auf 00:18
14 Die Sonne verdüstert sich allmählich 00:47
15 Elegie 01:35
16 Stille vor dem Sturm 02:31
17 Gewitter und Sturm, Abstieg 03:35
18 Sonnenuntergang 01:48
19 Ausklang 05:22
20 Nacht 02:10

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Recording: Septermber 1979, Residenz, Herkulessaal, Munich
Recording Producer: Thomas Mowrey
Balance Engineer: David Frost, Stanley Goodall



CD51 

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) 

Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68 
1 I Allegro 03:05
2 II Allegro molto 13:05
3 III Dream Interlude (poco allegretto) 02:52
4 IV Allegro 04:10
5 V Interlude (allegretto) 01:37
6 VI Allegro molto 10:20
7 In the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture, Op.50 20:01

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: December 1979, Kingsway Hall, London
Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD52 

Arnold Schoenberg(1874 - 1951) 
1 Variations for Orchestra, op.31 19:15

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) 
2 Haydn Variations, op.56a 19:16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: May 1974 & May 1997, Medinah Temple, Chicago
Recording Producer: James Mallinson (1), Colin Moorfoot (2)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson



CD53

Interview with William Mann on Recording the Beethoven Symphonies

1 "How long had you been conducting Beethoven symphonies?" 04:57
2 "Which of the great Beethoven conductors of your youth..." 05:39
3 "Did you have to teach the Chicago Symphony..." 09:19
4 "Now the Eroica" 04:58
5 "I wanted to ask you a question..." 05:07
6 "The Seventh symphony...are there special problems..." 03:53
7 "Now the Eighth..." 05:46 
8 "The Ninth is obviously..." 06:08
Narrators: Sir Georg Solti & William Mann




DVD1 

Anton Bruckner ( 1824 - 1896 ) 

Symphony No.7 in E Major 
1 I Allegro moderato 22:30
2 II Adagio (Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam) 26:46
3 III Scherzo (Sehr schnell) 10:09
4 IV Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht schnell) 16:11

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1978, Royal Albert Hall, London



DVD2

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868) 

Five Overtures 
1 Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (Sinfonia) 8:11
2 La gazza ladra - Overture 10:38
3 L'italiana in Algeri – Overture 8:50
4 La scala di seta – Overture 7:05
5 Semiramide – Overture 12:49

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1979



DVD3

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) 
3 Overtures 
1 Der fliegende Holländer – Overture 11:52
2 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Overture 11: 15
3 Tannhäuser – Overture 15:09

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1977




DVD4

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) 
1. Tristan und Isolde- Prelude& Liebestod 19:47

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1977



DVD5

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) 

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 
1 I Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima 13:42
2 II Vivace non troppo 04:20
3 III Adagio 10:40
4 IV Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai 09:59

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1976

Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 
5 I Allegro vivace 07:43
6 II Andante con moto 06:27
7 III Con moto moderato 06:54
8 IV Saltarello (Presto) 07:09

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1976

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 
9 I Allegro molto appassionato 13:59
10 II Andante 09:26
11 III Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace 07:00

Kyung-Wha Chung, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording: 1976