450 Jahre Staatskapelle Berlin

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RELEASE DATE: 03/04/2020
15 CD
As the Staatskapelle Berlin celebrates its 450th anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon presents 15 discs of sound recordings of outstanding artistic merit from the venerable, world-class orchestra under its great conductors.

Included on disc for the first time are broadcast recordings and rare treasures from the shellac era.

Presenting an abundance of new, state-of-the-art remasterings (apart from discs 13 & 14) reflecting the orchestra’s Viennese Classical repertory, the symphonies of high and late Romanticism from Schubert to Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler, with the dawn of modernism represented by works by Richard Strauss, Reger and Schoenberg as well as by Paul Dessau, while the Staatskapelle’s operatic repertoire is represented largely by Wagner

Each CD is devoted to a single conductor who has left their mark on the Staatskapelle’s playing.

A ‘bonus’ disc documents some of the distinguished resident and guest conductors from the shellac era.

The accompanying booklet includes a Foreword by Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle’s general music director; an essay examining the century of recordings represented in this set and a comprehensive timeline chronicling the orchestra’s 450-year history, by Detlef Giese, principal dramaturge at the State Opera Unter den Linden

Richard Strauss
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Don Quixote op. 35

Leo Blech
MOZART: Overtures: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni;
Idomeneo: Ballet Music: Chaconne; Gavotte;
Maurerische Trauermusik, K 477 (479a) ;
Symphony No. 34 in C major K 338
BIZET: Carmen: Prelude & Entr’actes
BIZET: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2: Farandole
WAGNER: Das Rheingold: Einzug der Götter in Walhall
Siegfried: Waldweben
Die Walküre: Wotans Abschied und Feuerzauber

Otto Klemperer
BEETHOVEN: Overture “Coriolan” op. 62
MENDELSSOHN: Overture “Ein Sommernachtstraum” op. 21
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor op. 68
R. STRAUSS: Salome op. 54: Tanz der sieben Schleier
KURT WEILL: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (excerpts)

Erich Kleiber
SMETANA: The Moldau (Vltava)
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World” op. 95
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67

Herbert von Karajan
MOZART: Die Zauberflöte: Overture
VERDI. La forza del destino: Overture (Sinfonia)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor: 4. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell

Wilhelm Furtwängler
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde: Act II

Joseph Keilberth
VERDI: Macbeth: Acts I & II

Franz Konwitschny
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act I

Sergiu Celibidache
DVOŘÁK. Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor op. 46/8
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98

Otmar Suitner
DESSAU: Symphonic Adaptation after the Quintet inE flat major K 614 by W. A. Mozart
REGER: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart op. 132
SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern D 797 (excerpts)

Pierre Boulez
MAHLER: Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”

Michael Gielen
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished” D 759
SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande op. 5

Daniel Barenboim
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Zubin Mehta
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor op. 37
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B flat minor op. 23

Recordings from the shellac era
WAGNER: Der fliegende Holländer: Overture ∙ Parsifal: Final Scene (Act III)
Conductor: Max von Schillings

MASCAGNI Le maschere: Sinfonia
Conductor: Pietro Mascagni

PFITZNER: Palestrina: Prelude (Act I)
Conductor: Hans Pfitzner

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