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Sony Classical Releasing “The Complete Mitropoulos Recordings for RCA and Columbia”

SBO Staff • ChoralNews • March 14, 2022

The Complete Mitropoulos Recordings for RCA and Columbia 

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Release Date: April 22, 2022

Sony Classical announces one of its most significant historic releases of recent years: a 69-CD box set containing the recorded legacy of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896–1960), who ranks by general consensus among the 20th century’s most brilliant conductors. Many of these legendary performances have never before been transferred from their analogue masters and released on digital medium. The box set will be released on April 22, 2022.

A lifelong ascetic and mystic, Mitropoulos was attracted in his youth to the monastic life but decided against following his older brothers into the Greek Orthodox Church when he learned that music was censured as a forbidden indulgence. After studying piano, composition, theory and conducting, first in his native Athens, then in Rome, Brussels and with Busoni in Berlin – where he served as Erich Kleiber’s assistant at the Staatsoper from 1921–24 – his career took flight in Athens. It was there that he developed his trademark style of conducting without baton or score and brought to his music-making all his religious fervour and passion along with his prodigious memory. As the critic Peter Quantrill astutely noted in an overview of his recordings in Gramophone: “Mitropoulos’s facility of memory could draw out [recurring melodic and motivic strands] at faster-than-usual tempi while maintaining an intuitive proportion between their sections. You seem to hear more of the music in a shorter space of time.”

His international fame began with a 1930 Berlin Philharmonic performance of the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto, in which Mitropoulos appeared as both soloist and conductor. (He would repeat that tour de force a decade and a half later in Philadelphia, a performance included in this new set.) His American career was launched by sensational concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1936, which promptly resulted in his appointment to succeed Eugene Ormandy as principal conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony (now Minnesota) Orchestra. He proceeded to bring that ensemble international fame through recordings which captured the force of his magnetic personality and electrifying musicianship. In Minneapolis, he enjoyed enormous success with critics and audiences, performing half of Mahler’s then still largely unfamiliar output (earning him American Mahler Society Medal of Honor in 1940) and commissioning numerous works by leading American and European composers to make the orchestra a bastion of modern music in the US.

Mitropoulos’s association with the New York Philharmonic, which he first conducted in 1940, was hardly less successful artistically, though it was ultimately tarnished by critical hostility having more to do with his sexual orientation than his musical interpretations. From 1949, he served as the orchestra’s co-conductor with Leopold Stokowski, then from 1951 as music director until, after a period of joint leadership with Leonard Bernstein in 1958, he “abdicated with joy” in favour of his protégé, supposedly to devote more time to opera. During his New York years, he was also a commanding presence at the Metropolitan.

As Sony Classical’s massive new box set definitively demonstrates, Mitropoulos faithfully documented his eclectically wide-ranging repertoire on disc in Minneapolis and New York, even recording some favourite works in both cities. To cite a few highlights from the MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY years: there is the first-ever recording of Mahler’s First Symphony (1940), which “can still be counted among the finest the work has received” (Gramophone); Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos. 4 (1940) and 2 (1946) as well as his First Piano Concerto with Arthur Rubinstein (1946) – “The soloist is in rare form, and this is an example of the grand manner in operation” (High Fidelity). Other symphonies for which Mitropoulos showed his special affinity in Minneapolis include the Borodin Second (1941; MusicWeb International: “The best performance of the Borodin symphony I’ve ever heard”), Schumann’s Second (1940) and “Rhenish” (1947), the Prokofiev “Classical” (1940) and Franck D minor (1940) – “Mitropoulos infuses his reading with unbearable intensity” (Classical Notes).

Also reissued here are Mitropoulos’s celebrated, incandescent Minneapolis readings of Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony (1947) – “An excellent interpretation … beautifully recorded, with a resonant, spacious quality … played with smooth, virtuosic effect” (Gramophone) – and The Isle of the Dead (1945); as well as Brahms’s “St. Antoni” Variations (1942), Vaughan Williams’s Tallis Fantasia (1945), Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin (1941) and Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le toit (1945). We have Mitropoulos’s fellow Busoni pupil Egon Petri as piano soloist in their teacher’s arrangement of Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody (1940) and pianist Oscar Levant in concertos by Khachaturian (1950) and Anton Rubinstein (1952).

With the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, Mitropoulos conducts the epoch-making first recording of Berg’s Wozzeck (1951) with Mack Harrell and Eileen Farrell – “It is difficult to conceive any other conductor having an equivalent grasp of the score; and Mitropoulos infused his knowledge and vitality into his soloists” (Gramophone); Schoenberg’s Verklärte NachtErwartung with soprano Dorothy Dow (1951) and the first recording of his Violin Concerto, with Louis Krasner, Mitropoulos’s erstwhile Minneapolis concertmaster (1952); Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy (1951); and memorable Berlioz including an “almost hallucinatory” (Classical NetSymphonie fantastique (1957) and excerpts from Roméo et Juliette (1952).

Included from New York are also Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” and “Reformation” Symphonies (1953); Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony (1954), Pathétique (1957) – “Mitropoulos achieves some remarkable flexibility of phrase for his expressive purposes … The first chord in the Adagio lamentoso movement of this recording sounds as if the conductor had reached the hearts of every individual string player” (New York Times) – and First Suite (1954); Scriabin’s Poème de l’extase and Promethée (1953); Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 5 (1952) and 10 (1954) – “Mitropoulos had a particular affinity for this symphony. He gave its Western Hemisphere premiere in 1954 … This recording conveys an exciting spontaneity” (High Fidelity), “Mitropoulos’s pioneering account probes more deeply into the heart of this score than any of the recent newcomers” (Gramophone); Debussy’s La Mer (1950) and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1951); excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (1957) as well as that composer’s Lieutenant Kijé and Kodály’s Háry János suites (1956); Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony (1956) – “splendidly alert and unfailingly eloquent (nowhere more so than in the slow movement) … Mitropoulos’s deeply felt interpretation won the enthusiastic approbation of the composer” (Gramophone) – and his Tallis Fantasia in the conductor’s 1958 glorious stereo remake (BBC Music Magazine: “A marvel of fine string playing”).

Other New York recordings with a soloist include David Oistrakh’s “unmissable … spellbinding … not least because of the conducting” (Gramophone) first recording of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 (1956); pianist Robert Casadesus in the Beethoven “Emperor” (1955), with “accompaniments as dynamic and exciting as the soloist’s playing” (Classics Today), and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1956–57) – “Remarkable … Listen to the mystery and menace that he and Mitropoulos find in the first movement’s second half, or to the huge passion they bring to its climax” (Classics Today); the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky (1954) and Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto (1952) with Zino Francescatti and the Prokofiev First Concerto with Isaac Stern (1956). Major American works from New York include the recording premiere of Roger Sessions’s Second Symphony (1950) – “one of the most important symphonic works ever produced in the United States” (Gramophone) – as well as Peter Mennin’s Third Symphony (1954), Gunther Schuller’s Symphony for Brass and Percussion (1956), Morton Gould’s Fall River Legend ballet suite (1952) and Leon Kirchner featured as soloist in his Piano Concerto No. 1 (1956).

Finally, the box also contains Mitropoulos’s complete METROPOLITAN OPERA sets: the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa with Eleanor Steber, Nicolai Gedda, Regina Resnik and Rosalind Elias (1958) – “This recording stands the test of time as well as does the opera itself” (Penguin Guide); Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera with Zinka Milanov, Jan Peerce, Leonard Warren and the Met debut of Marian Anderson (1955); and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (in English; abridged) with Giorgio Tozzi (1956).

SET CONTENTS

DISC 1: 

Liszt, Arr. Busoni: Rhapsodie espagnole, S. 254 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 5 “Bogatyr” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 2: 

Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten, K.345/336a: Entr’acte No. 1 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten, K.345/336a: Entr’acte No. 2 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Bach, J.S., Arr. L. Weiner: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Lully, Arr. Mottl: Ballet du temple de la paix, LWV 69 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Chabrier: Joyeuse marche (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Meyerbeer: Le prophète, Act III: Coronation March (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 3: 

Bach, J.S., Arr. Mitropoulos: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 “Great” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Bach, J.S., Arr. H. Bösenroth: Choral Prelude for Organ BWV 680 “Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Glazunov: Overture on Three Greek Themes, Op. 3, No. 1 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Ravel, Arr. Chardon: Piece en Forme de Habanera (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Glazunov, Arr. Rogal-Lewitzsky: Chopiniana – Suite for Orchestra based on Piano Pieces by Frederic Chopin, Op. 46 (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

DISC 4: 

Mozart: Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365 (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 7 in F Major, K.242 “Lodron Concerto” (Remastered) – Little Orchestra Society (Scherman)

DISC 5: 

Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toît, Op. 58 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Couperin, Arr. Milhaud: Overture and Allegro from “La Sultane Suite” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Rabaud: La procession nocturne, Op. 6 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 6: 

Chausson: Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 7: 

Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act III: Intermezzo (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, Act II: Intermezzo (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna (The jewels of the Madonna). Act II: Intermezzo (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna (The jewels of the Madonna). Act III: Intermezzo (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Menotti: Sebastian (Ballet Suite) (Remastered) – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Massenet: Scènes Alsaciennes Suite No. 7 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 8: 

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 9: 

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan” – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 10: 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 11: 

Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major, Op. 38 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 70 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 12: 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 23 (Remastered 1999) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 13: 

Poulenc: Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra (Remastered) – RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for Two Pianos (Remastered) – (Whittemore & Lowe)

DISC 14: 

Sessions: Symphony No. 2 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Gould: Philharmonic Waltzes – New York Philharmonic

Lalo: Le roi d’Ys: Overture (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Siegmeister: Ozark set (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 15: 

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 “Rhenish” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Gould: Ministrel Show (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 16: 

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 17: 

Franck: Symphony in D Minor, FWV 48 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 18: 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 19: 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 20: 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scotch” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillant in B Minor, Op. 22 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20: III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 21: 

Dukas: L’Apprenti sorcier in F Minor (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (Suite) (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 “Classical” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Glière: Red Poppy Ballet Suite: Russian Sailor’s Dance (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 22: 

Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (Suite); Bridal Procession (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 23: 

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 24: 

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a “St. Anthony’s Choral” (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Weber: Jubel-Ouvertüre, Op. 59 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72a (Remastered) – Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

DISC 25: 

Bloch: Schelomo – Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello & Orchestra (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 26: 

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 Version) (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 27/28: 

Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 29: 

Debussy: La Mer – New York Philharmonic

Debussy: Images pour orchestre, L. 122, No. 2 (Remastered) – Philadelphia Orchestra (Ormandy)

DISC 30: 

Schoenberg: Erwartung, Op. 17 – New York Philharmonic

Krenek: Symphonic Elegy for String Orchestra (In Memoriam of Anton Webern) – New York Philharmonic

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 – Strings of the New York Philharmonic

DISC 31: 

Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 – New York Philharmonic

Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major, Op. 40 (Remastered) – Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Morel)

Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major, Op. 50 (Remastered) – Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Morel)

Paganini: Concerto No. 3 in B Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 32: 

Gottschalk: Cakewalk Ballet Suite (Remastered) – Philadelphia Orchestra (Ormandy)

Gould: Fall River Legend Ballet Suite (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Couperin, Arr. Milhaud: Overture and Allegro from “La Sultane Suite” (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Travis: Symphonic Allegro (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 33: 

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 34: 

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 63 – New York Philharmonic

Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042 (Remastered) – Cleveland Orchestra (Szell)

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 26 – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

DISC 35: 

Scriabin: Symphony No. 4, Op. 54 “Le Poème de l’extase” – New York Philharmonic

Scriabin: Promethée, le poème du feu, Op. 60 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 36: 

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 37: 

Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches, Suite No. 1, Op. 10 – New York Philharmonic

Borodin, Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov: Prince Igor, Act II: Polovtsian Dances (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia – New York Philharmonic

DISC 38: 

Schoenberg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 36 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Berg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “To the Memory of an Angel” (Remastered) – Cleveland Orchestra (Rodzinski)

DISC 39: 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scotch” (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 “Reformation” (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Die Hebriden, Op. 26 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas, Op. 95: Overture (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 40: 

Riegger: Symphony No. 3 in G Major, Op. 42 (Remastered) – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Hanson)

Mennin: Symphony No. 3 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 41: 

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E-Minor, Op. 93 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 42: 

Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7 – Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Berlioz: La captive, H 60 – Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Berlioz: Le jeune Pâtre breton, H 65 – Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Berlioz: Zaïde (boléro), Op.19 No. 1 – Columbia Symphony Orchestra

DISC 43: 

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 – New York Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 44: 

Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 5 – New York Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 1, in D Minor, Op. 43 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 45: 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 46: 

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99 – New York Philharmonic

DISC 47: 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor” – New York Philharmonic

Bach, J.S.: Concerto for 3 Pianos in D Minor, BWV 1063 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 48: 

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (Symphonic suite for Orchestra) – New York Philharmonic

Kodály: Háry János Suite (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 49: 

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Saint-Saëns: Le rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31 – New York Philharmonic

Saint-Saëns: Phaëton, Poème symphonique, op. 39 – New York Philharmonic

Saint-Saëns: La jeunesse d’Hercule – Poème symphonique – New York Philharmonic

DISC 50: 

Vaughan-Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor – New York Philharmonic

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia On A Theme by Thomas Tallis – Strings of the New York Philharmonic

DISC 51: 

Schuller: Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16 (Remastered) – Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz And Classical Music Society

J.J. Johnson: Poem For Brass (Remastered) – (Schuller)

J. Lewis: Three Little Feelings (Remastered) – (Schuller)

Giuffre: Pharaoh (Remastered) – (Schuller)

DISC 52: 

Schuman: Credendum – Article of Faith (Remastered) – Philadelphia Orchestra (Ormandy)

Kirchner: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 53: 

Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No.2 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 54: 

Dukas: L’Apprenti sorcier (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Strauss, R.: Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the 7 Veils (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Liszt: Les préludes, S.97 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 55: 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique” (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 56: 

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 – New York Philharmonic

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 – New York Philharmonic (Bernstein)

DISC 57/58: 

Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32 (Remastered) – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

DISC 59: 

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Ballet, Op. 64 (Excerpts) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 60/61: 

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Abridged) (Remastered) – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

DISC 62: 

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 63: 

Tchaikovsky: Slavonic March, Op. 31 – New York Philharmonic

Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain – New York Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 – New York Philharmonic

Skalkottas: Four Greek Dances – New York Philharmonic

DISC 64: 

Verdi: A Masked Ball (Abridged) (Remastered) – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

DISC 65: 

Walton: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Remastered) – The Philadelphia Orchestra (Ormandy)

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

DISC 66: 

Hindemith: Sonata for Oboe and Piano (Remastered) – Harold Gomberg, Dimitri Mitropoulos

Löffler: 2 Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano (Remastered) – Harold Gomberg; Dimitri Mitropoulos

DISC 67: 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (Remastered) – New York Philharmonic

Mozart: 9 Variations on a Minuet by Jean Pierre Duport, K. 573 (Remastered) – (Casadesus)

DISC 68/69: 

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

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