LA Phil Centenary Edition

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RELEASE DATE: 05/04/2019
32 CD+3 DVD
Celebrating a legendary label-orchestra partnership and 100 years of musical excellence, Deutsche Grammophon marks the CENTENARY of the LA Philharmonic with a limited edition 32CD+3DVD set assembled with input from Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.

Listening to this set from beginning to end, you can hear the history of the orchestra unfold and its artistic personality take shape. More often than not, that personality is a reflection of the enviable list of conducting greats who have served as music director: Otto Klemperer delivered intensity and drama; Carlo Maria Giulini illuminated the orchestra’s soul; Esa-Pekka Salonen brought modernity and adventure with him to Los Angeles; and Gustavo Dudamel brought performances of deep authenticity and electric conviction.

The recordings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s early history stand out for their rarity, the later ones for their increasing ambition. From founder William Andrews Clark, Jr.’s belief that a young city like Los Angeles deserved an orchestra in the tradition of the great European ensembles, to the heyday of émigrés and exiles reinventing Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s, to the mainstreaming of modern music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the LA Phil’s trajectory has always been to make change its constant, embracing what Gustavo Dudamel called a “tradition of the new”.

“If what an orchestra plays matters as much as how it plays, a strong case can be made that the Los Angeles Philharmonic … is the most important orchestra in the country.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
CD 1 BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust (excerpts)* CHABRIER: España · E Habanera · Joyeuse marche ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1* SMETANA: The Moldau · The Bartered Bride (excerpts)* Wallenstein (Rec. *1952, 1953)
CD 2 R. STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra JOHN WILLIAMS: Star Wars – Suite* Mehta · The Cantina Band / Chaikin (Rec. 1968, *1977)
CD 3 HOLST: The Planets JOHN WILLIAMS: Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Suite* Mehta (Rec. 1971, *1977)
CD 4 MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 Zubin Mehta (Rec. 1976)
CD 5-6 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symph N. 4† · Slavonic March* · “1812” Overt. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5* · Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Mehta (Rec. 1969, *1972, †1976 *1977)
CD 7-8 BEETHOVEN: Symph N. 3 “Eroica”; No. 5†; No. 6 “Pastoral”* Giulini (Rec. 1978, *1979, †1981)
CD 9 DEBUSSY: La Mer RAVEL: Ma mère l’Oye · Rapsodie espagnole Giulini (Rec. 1979)
CD 10-11 CHOPIN: Piano Concertos No. 1* & No. 2 Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante Zimerman, Giulini (Rec. *1978, 1979)
CD 12 DONIZETTI · VERDI · HALÉVY · MEYERBEER · BIZET · FLOTOW* Domingo, Giulini (Rec. 1980, *1981)
CD 13 SCHUMANN: Symph N. 3 “Rhenish” · “Manfred” Overture* Carlo Maria Giulini (Rec. 1980, *1981)
CD 14-15 BRAHMS: Symph No. 1* & No. 2 Giulini (Rec. 1980, *1981)
CD 16-17 VERDI: Falstaff Bruson, Nucci, Gonzalez, Giulini (Rec. 1982)
CD 18 PROKOFIEV: Symphonies No. 1 & No. 5 Previn (Rec. 1987)
CD 19 MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain - BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin STRAVINSKY: Le Sacre du printemps Salonen (Rec. 2006)
CD 20 SALONEN: Helix* · Piano Concerto† · Dichotomie Bronfman, Salonen (Rec. 2004, *2007, †2008)
CD 21-22 SHOSTAKOVICH: Orango – Prologue - Symphony No. 4 Salonen (Rec. 2011)
CD 23 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 Dudamel (Rec. 2011)
CD 24-25 MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 Dudamel (Rec. 2012)
CD 26-27 JOHN ADAMS: The Gospel According to the Other Mary O’Connor, Mumford, Thomas, Salonen (Rec. 2013)
CD 28 COPLAND: Appalachian Spring - SCHUMANN: Appalachian Spring - BARBER: Appalachian Spring - BERNSTEIN: “Candide” Overture - GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue - BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” Bernstein, pianist & conductor (Rec. 1982)
DVD 1 THE INAUGURAL CONCERT JOHN ADAMS: City Noir MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 -- Documentary: Bienvenido, Gustavo Gustavo Dudamel (Rec. 2009)
DVD 2 ROSSINI: La gazza ladra, La Cenerentola, Semiramide (excerpts) GRANDA: La flor de la canela LARA: La flor de la canela MONCAYO: Huapango GREVER: Júrame GUTIÉRREZ: Alma llanera MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2 DONIZETTI: “Ah! Mes amis, quel jour de fête!” VERDI: “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto Flórez, Dudamel (Rec. 2010)
DVD 3 MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” Documentary: Inside the “Symphony of a Thousand” Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Dudamel (Rec. 2012)

CD 1 DVOŘÁK: Carnival Concert Overture DE FALLA: El amor brujo: Danza ritual del fuego BALAKIREV: Islamey TCHAIKOVSKY: The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite Goossens (Rec. 1928) BRAHMS: Quartet for Piano No. 1 (orch. Schoenberg) Klemperer (Rec. 1938)
CD 2 R. STRAUSS: Don Juan Klemperer (Rec. 1945) INEDITO BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 Rubinstein, Wallenstein (Rec. 1954) INEDITO ANDRIESSEN: Symphonic Etude RAVEL: La Valse* Beinum (Rec. 1956, *1957)
CD 3 STAFFORD SMITH: The Star-Spangled Banner (orch. Stravinsky) STRAVINSKY: Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la fée” Scene 4 from “Petrushka”: The Shrovetide Fair Stravinsky (Rec. 1966)
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