Kurt Masur - The Complete Warner Classics Edition (Teldec & EMI recordings)

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Kurt Masur - The Complete Warner Classics Edition (Teldec & EMI recordings)
Michel Beroff (piano) Boris Berezovsky (piano) Sharom Kam (clarinet) Klaus Konig (tenor) Sylvia McNair (soprano) Sarah Chang (violin), etc / Kurt Masu

[ Warner Classics / 70 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 22 April 2022

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Kurt Masur's achievement is defined above all by his relationships with two orchestras exemplifying vastly different traditions. Having spent some 20 years as Kapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, which traces its roots to the 15th century, he became the transformational music director of the New York Philharmonic, an embodiment of the New World. Through all this, his musical integrity remained consistent. As the New York Times wrote: "He brought to the podium the ardent conviction that music-making was a moral act that could heal the world." Masur himself put things more simply: "My goal is meaningful playing ... What counts is to be able to communicate the composer's meaning to the audience ... When I conduct Beethoven, I wouldn't like to replace Beethoven. He should be in your mind, not me." This 70CD set consolidates the entirety of the catalogues that Masur built for EMI and Teldec between 1974 and 2009.

"If you want to hear the Prokofiev piano concertos with near perfect balance between soloist and an orchestra on top form under a conductor's conductor, Kurt Masur, then this EMI Gemini is for you." (MusicWeb on the Prokofiev)

"Sarah Chang has always shown excellent judgement in choosing orchestral partners for her concerto recordings. These versions of the Bruch and Brahms are no exception, the Dresden Philharmonic under Kurt Masur producing an oak-veneered sound that provides an almost ideal backcloth for Chang's powerfully projected playing." (Classical-Music.com on the Sarah Chang)

"Kurt Masur brings both to harrowing life: the massive death-chord as Jack the Ripper kills Lulu is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever hear, while the mannered delivery of Angelina Réaux...in The Seven Deadly Sins is well matched by the leering, descriptive enthusiasm of the orchestra" (Independent on the Weill/Berg)

"Masur (knows) the scores inside out and how to make every note count, plus the Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn's old orchestra, plays with consummate dedication." (AllMusic.com on the Mendelssohn)

"Lively, affectionate and perceptive, Masur is both sensitive to detail and careful to maintain impetus" (BBC Music Magazine on the Tchaikovsky)

"A praiseworthy and committed Schumann cycle from Kurt Masur. These are expert, alert and, above all, caring performances; Masur addresses the familiar obstacles of Schumann's unjustly maligned orchestration in microscopic detail, and the results are self-recommending." (ClassicalMusic.com on the Schumann)


Beethoven: Egmont Incidental Music, Op. 84
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40
Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Berg: Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
Brahms: Schicksalslied, Op. 54
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Debussy: La Mer
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Debussy: Rhapsody for alto saxophone & piano (or orchestra), L. 98

Dvořák: In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Dvořák: Othello Overture, Op. 93
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 6 in D major, Op. 46 No. 6
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Franck, C: Les Eolides - Symphonic Poem
Franck, C: Symphony in D minor

Gershwin: Variations on I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: Impromptu in two Keys
Gershwin: Merry Andrew
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (highlights)
Gershwin: Preludes (3)
Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Rialto Ripples (Rag)
Gershwin: Three-Quarter Blues

Ives, C: Variations on 'America'

Janáček: Sinfonietta

Kodály: Háry János Suite
Kodály: Theatre Overture

Liszt: Dante Symphony, S. 109
Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108
Liszt: Fantasia on a theme from Beethoven's 'Ruins of Athens', S122
Liszt: Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123
Liszt: Grande fantaisie symphonique on themes from Berlioz's 'Lelio', S120
Liszt: Malédiction, S121 Op. 452
Liszt: Mazeppa, symphonic poem No. 6, S100
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 2
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125
Liszt: Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra
Liszt: Symphonic Poems Nos. 1-13
Liszt: Episoden (2) aus Lenau's Faust, S. 110

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61
Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22
Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Ravel: Boléro
Ravel: La Valse

Reger: Variations and Fugue for Orchestra on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132

Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Rimsky Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee

Schnittke: Cello Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 'Leningrad'
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babi Yar'

Liszt: Wandererfantasie (Schubert), S366
Liszt: Wandererfantasie (Schubert), S366

Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Sibelius: Karelia Overture, Op. 10
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela (from Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Strauss, R: Don Juan, Op. 20
Strauss, R: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Strauss, R: Vier letzte Lieder

Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasy, Op. 56
Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Tchaikovsky: Cossack Dance (Hopak / Gopak) from Mazeppa
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-6

Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 74
Weber: Polonaise brillante, S455 (c1851)

Weill, K: The Seven Deadly Sins

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring": III. Scherzo. Molto vivace