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

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947850922
  • Catalog Number: 001831802
  • Sales rank: 9,898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paul Paray: post-session thanks to the performers - Spoken Word & Paul Paray (2:11)
  2. 2 Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc - Paul Paray & Paul Paray (36:21)
  3. 3 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Danse bohème - Paul Paray & Georges Bizet (4:37)
  4. 4 Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Bacchanale - Paul Paray & Camille Saint-Saëns (7:38)
  5. 5 Faust, opera: Waltz from Act II (Concert Version) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (5:06)
  6. 6 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 7. Danse de Phryné (Allegro vivo) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (2:26)
  7. 7 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 6. Variations du miroir (Allegretto) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (1:42)
  8. 8 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 5. Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (1:50)
  9. 9 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 4. Variations de Cléopatre (Moderato - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (1:29)
  10. 10 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 3. Danse antique (Allegretto) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (1:41)
  11. 11 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 2. Adagio - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (4:34)
  12. 12 Faust, opera: Ballet Music. 1. Les Nubiennes, valse (Allegretto) - Paul Paray & Charles Gounod (2:24)
  13. 13 Les Diamantes de la couronne, opera: Overture - Daniel-François-Esprit Auber & Paul Paray (7:14)
  14. 14 Overture to "Zampa", for orchestra - Ferdinand Hérold & Paul Paray (7:29)
  15. 15 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Gavotte - Paul Paray & Ambroise Thomas (2:02)
  16. 16 Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Act 4. No. 29 Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime - Paul Paray & Hector Berlioz (8:50)
  17. 17 Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra) - Maurice Ravel & Paul Paray (5:59)
  18. 18 Escales (Ports of Call), suite for orchestra - Jacques Ibert & Paul Paray (13:47)
  19. 19 Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos) - Maurice Ravel & Paul Paray (14:41)
  20. 20 Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5) - Antonin Dvorák & Rafael Kubelik (38:10)
  21. 21 Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Rafael Kubelik (23:53)
  22. 22 Enchanted Lake, for orchestra, Op. 62 - Anatol Lyadov & Howard Hanson (6:34)
  23. 23 Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) No. 2, Op. 34/2 - Edvard Grieg & Howard Hanson (5:59)
  24. 24 Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth for piano & orchestra, Op 40 - Howard Hanson & David Burge (11:26)
  25. 25 Rapsodies (3), for voice, clarinet, viola & piano: La cornemuse - Charles Martin Loeffler & Francis Tursi (11:41)
  26. 26 Rapsodies (3), for voice, clarinet, viola & piano: L'étang - Charles Martin Loeffler & Francis Tursi (9:42)
  27. 27 Kikimora for orchestra, Op. 63 - Anatol Lyadov & Howard Hanson (7:28)
  28. 28 Night Song, for orchestra - Wayne Barlow & Howard Hanson (9:14)
  29. 29 Winter's Passed, for oboe & string orchestra - Wayne Barlow & Howard Hanson (4:56)
  30. 30 Night Soliloquy, for flute & piano (or orchestra) - Howard Hanson & Kent Kennan (3:59)
  31. 31 And on the Seventh Day. . ., for orchestra - Howard Hanson & Paul Earls (6:50)
  32. 32 Larghetto - Howard Hanson & Neil McKay (6:32)
  33. 33 Gymnopedie, for orchestra - Howard Hanson & James Helme Sutcliffe (4:12)
  34. 34 Autumn Landscape, for orchestra - Howard Hanson & Martin Mailman (5:06)
  35. 35 Diverse Dances, for orchestra: Pavane - Howard Hanson & Robert Gauldin (5:03)
  36. 36 Adagio Cantabile, for orchestra - Howard Hanson & Joseph Scianni (3:54)
  37. 37 Three Biblical Scenes, for orchestra: Christ Looking Over Jerusalem - Howard Hanson & Eastman-Rochester Orchestra (4:54)
  38. 38 Symphonic Sketches, for orchestra in A major, L. 2/15 - George Whitefield Chadwick & Howard Hanson (31:19)
  39. 39 Sinfonia in G - Howard Hanson & Johann Friedrich Peter (18:23)
  40. 40 Suite No. 1 for orchestra in D minor, Op. 42 - Howard Hanson & Edward MacDowell (19:41)
  41. 41 Adventures in a Perambulator, suite for orchestra - John Alden Carpenter & Howard Hanson (27:05)
  42. 42 The Pageant of P. T. Barnum, for orchestra - Douglas S. Moore & Howard Hanson (17:45)
  43. 43 Selections from McGuffey's Reader for orchestra - Burrill Phillips & Howard Hanson (16:10)
  44. 44 Once Upon A Time (5 Fairy Tales) for orchestra - Bernard Rogers & Howard Hanson (13:15)
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