Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

     
 

Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2, is a 55-disc box set that encompasses some of the finest early stereo recordings made on that innovative label. Like the preceding Volume 1, the discs are housed in a sturdy flip-top cube and are packaged in thin cardboard sleeves showing the original LP cover art, and the package includes a thickSee more details below

Overview

Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2, is a 55-disc box set that encompasses some of the finest early stereo recordings made on that innovative label. Like the preceding Volume 1, the discs are housed in a sturdy flip-top cube and are packaged in thin cardboard sleeves showing the original LP cover art, and the package includes a thick booklet that recounts the history of Mercury's pioneering work in audiophile sound. But the classic performances by Antal Doráti, Rafael Kubelik, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell, Howard Hanson, and Marcel Dupré are pure gold for music lovers, and because these recordings are difficult to collect individually, this package offers convenience for collectors.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2013
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947850922
catalogNumber:
001831802
Rank:
23628

Tracks

  1. Paul Paray: post-session thanks to the performers  - Spoken Word  - Paul Paray
  2. Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc  - Paul Paray  - Paul Paray  - Frances Bible  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra  - David Lloyd  -  Rackham Symphony Choir  - Yi-Kwei Sze  -  Frances Yeend
  3. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Danse bohème  - Paul Paray  - Georges Bizet  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  4. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Bacchanale  - Paul Paray  - Camille Saint-Saëns  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  5. Faust, opera: Waltz from Act II (Concert Version)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  6. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 7. Danse de Phryné (Allegro vivo)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  7. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 6. Variations du miroir (Allegretto)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  8. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 5. Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  9. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 4. Variations de Cléopatre (Moderato  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  10. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 3. Danse antique (Allegretto)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  11. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 2. Adagio  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  12. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 1. Les Nubiennes, valse (Allegretto)  - Paul Paray  - Charles Gounod  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  13. Les Diamantes de la couronne, opera: Overture  - Daniel-François-Esprit Auber  - Paul Paray  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  14. Overture to "Zampa", for orchestra  - Ferdinand Hérold  - Paul Paray  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  15. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Gavotte  - Paul Paray  - Ambroise Thomas  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  16. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Act 4. No. 29 Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime  - Paul Paray  - Hector Berlioz  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  17. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)  - Maurice Ravel  - Paul Paray  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  18. Escales (Ports of Call), suite for orchestra  - Jacques Ibert  - Paul Paray  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  19. Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos)  - Maurice Ravel  - Paul Paray  -  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  20. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  21. Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  22. Enchanted Lake, for orchestra, Op. 62  - Anatol Lyadov  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman Philharmonia
  23. Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) No. 2, Op. 34/2  - Edvard Grieg  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman Philharmonia
  24. Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth for piano & orchestra, Op 40  - Howard Hanson  - David Burge  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  25. Rapsodies (3), for voice, clarinet, viola & piano: La cornemuse  - Charles Martin Loeffler  - Francis Tursi  - Armand Basile  - Robert Sprenkle
  26. Rapsodies (3), for voice, clarinet, viola & piano: L'étang  - Charles Martin Loeffler  - Francis Tursi  - Armand Basile  - Robert Sprenkle
  27. Kikimora for orchestra, Op. 63  - Anatol Lyadov  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman Philharmonia
  28. Night Song, for orchestra  - Wayne Barlow  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  29. Winter's Passed, for oboe & string orchestra  - Wayne Barlow  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman Philharmonia
  30. Night Soliloquy, for flute & piano (or orchestra)  - Kent Kennan  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman Philharmonia
  31. And on the Seventh Day. . ., for orchestra  - Paul Earls  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  32. Larghetto  - Neil McKay  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  33. Gymnopedie, for orchestra  - James Helme Sutcliffe  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  34. Autumn Landscape, for orchestra  - Martin Mailman  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  35. Diverse Dances, for orchestra: Pavane  - Howard Hanson  - Robert Gauldin  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  36. Adagio Cantabile, for orchestra  - Joseph Scianni  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  37. Three Biblical Scenes, for orchestra: Christ Looking Over Jerusalem  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra  - William Whitney Pursell
  38. Symphonic Sketches, for orchestra in A major, L. 2/15  - George Whitefield Chadwick  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  39. Sinfonia in G  - Johann Friedrich Peter  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  40. Suite No. 1 for orchestra in D minor, Op. 42  - Edward MacDowell  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  41. Adventures in a Perambulator, suite for orchestra  - John Alden Carpenter  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  42. The Pageant of P. T. Barnum, for orchestra  - Douglas S. Moore  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  43. Selections from McGuffey's Reader for orchestra  - Burrill Phillips  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
  44. Once Upon A Time (5 Fairy Tales) for orchestra  - Bernard Rogers  - Howard Hanson  -  Eastman-Rochester Orchestra

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