Symphony Edition

The Symphony Edition

by Claudio Abbado
     
 
Claudio Abbado: The Symphony Edition is a sturdy, cube-shaped box set of 41 CDs, bringing together many of the conductor's critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. The great symphonists are represented by their most essential works, with full cycles by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz

Overview

Claudio Abbado: The Symphony Edition is a sturdy, cube-shaped box set of 41 CDs, bringing together many of the conductor's critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. The great symphonists are represented by their most essential works, with full cycles by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler's nine completed symphonies, five of Anton Bruckner's eleven symphonies, and important symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Abbado conducted a variety of ensembles for these recordings, including the Orchestra Mozart, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and all deliver first-rate performances, some of which are exemplary. While this may seem like a reference collection for Abbado's fans, it is an excellent set for newcomers to explore the symphonic repertoire, and Abbado is an exceptional guide to this repertoire. Recorded between 1967 and 2013, the mix of live and studio recordings makes the sound a little variable.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2013
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947910466
catalogNumber:
001846502

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  - Sid McLauchlan  -  Orchestra Mozart
  2. Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  - Sid McLauchlan  -  Orchestra Mozart
  3. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Orchestra Mozart
  4. Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Orchestra Mozart
  5. Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Orchestra Mozart
  6. Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Orchestra Mozart
  7. Symphony No. 35 in D major ("Haffner"), K. 385  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Orchestra Mozart
  8. Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon & orchestra, H. 1/105  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Douglas Boyd  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - William Conway  - Merle Kersten  - Matthew Wilkie  - Marieke Blankenstijn
  9. Symphony No. 103 in E flat major ("Drumroll"), H. 1/103  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  10. Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, H. 1/102  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  11. Symphony No. 101 in D major ("Clock"), H. 1/101  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  12. Symphony No. 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  13. Symphony No. 98 in B flat major, H. 1/98  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  14. Symphony No. 96 in D major ("Miracle"), H. 1/96  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  15. Symphony No. 93 in D major, H. 1/93  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  16. Overture for orchestra in G minor (arr. from Il Mondo della Luna), H. 1a/12  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  17. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  18. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  19. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  20. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  21. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  22. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  23. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200  - Franz Schubert  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  24. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125  - Franz Schubert  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  25. Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82  - Franz Schubert  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  26. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir  - Merle Kersten  - Karita Mattila  - Thomas Moser  - Thomas Quasthoff  -  Swedish Radio Choir  - Violeta Urmana
  27. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  28. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Paul Smaczny
  29. Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  30. Symphony No. 6 in C major ("Little C Major"), D. 589  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  31. Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  32. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  33. Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Merle Kersten
  34. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major ("Lobgesang", "Hymn of Praise"), Op. 52  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Hans Peter Blochwitz  - Elizabeth Connell  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Chorus  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Karita Mattila  - Rainer Brock
  35. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, overture in D major, Op. 27  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  36. The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  37. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  38. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20: Scherzo in G minor  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  39. Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  40. Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26)  - Franz Schubert  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Gunther Breest  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  -  Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin  - Merle Kersten  - Anne Sofie von Otter
  41. Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  42. Gesang der Parzen ("Es fürchte die Götter"), for chorus & orchestra ("Song of the fates"), Op. 89  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Berlin Radio Chorus  - Merle Kersten
  43. Academic Festival Overture, for orchestra in C minor ("Akademische Festouvertüre"), Op. 80  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  44. Overture for wind instruments in C major ("Harmoniemusik"), Op. 24  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  45. Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor ("Reformation"), Op. 107  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  46. Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  47. Ruy Blas, overture for orchestra in C minor, Op. 95  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  48. Overture for orchestra in C major ("Trumpet"), Op. 101  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Gunther Breest  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  49. Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  50. Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Rainer Brock
  51. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  52. Nänie ("Auch das Schöne muss sterben"), for chorus, orchestra & harp ad lib, Op. 82  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Berlin Radio Chorus  - Merle Kersten  - Friedrich Schiller
  53. Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations), Op. 56a  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  54. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  55. Hyperions Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) for chorus and orchestra, Op. 54  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin  - Friedrich Holderlin  - Merle Kersten
  56. Tragic Overture, in D minor, Op. 81  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  57. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Gunther Breest  - Merle Kersten
  58. Alto Rhapsody, for alto, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 53  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Gunther Breest  -  Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  - Merle Kersten  - Marjana Lipovsek
  59. Symphony No. 4 in E flat ("Romantic"), WAB 104  - Anton Bruckner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Merle Kersten
  60. Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101  - Anton Bruckner  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Lucerne Festival Orchestra  - Paul Smaczny
  61. Serenade for orchestra No. 2 in A major, Op. 16  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Rainer Brock
  62. Serenade for orchestra No. 1 in D major, Op. 11  - Johannes Brahms  - Claudio Abbado  - Merle Kersten  -  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  63. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109  - Anton Bruckner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Merle Kersten  - Ewald Markl
  64. Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107  - Anton Bruckner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Merle Kersten  - Ewald Markl
  65. Symphony No. 5 in B flat, WAB 105  - Anton Bruckner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Merle Kersten
  66. Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")  - Gustav Mahler  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  - Merle Kersten  - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock  -  Lucerne Festival Orchestra  - Orféon Donostiarra  - Anna Larsson  - Eteri Gvazava  - Paul Smaczny
  67. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  68. Symphony No. 4 in G major  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Renée Fleming  - Merle Kersten
  69. Symphony No. 3 in D minor  - Gustav Mahler  - Friedrich Nietzsche  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Hans Gansch  - Merle Kersten  -  London Symphony Chorus  - Toru Yasunaga  - Anna Larsson  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus
  70. Symphony No. 9 in D major  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  71. Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Prague Philharmonic Choir  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  -  Berlin Radio Chorus  - Merle Kersten  - Rosemarie Lang  - Sylvia McNair  - Pal Christian Moe  - Anne Sofie von Otter  - Jan-Hendrik Rootering  - Andrea Rost  - Peter Seiffert  - Cheryl Studer  - Bryn Terfel
  72. Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night")  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  73. Symphony No. 6 in A minor ("Tragic")  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten
  74. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Merle Kersten  - Gerd Seifert

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