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A TO Z OF CONDUCTORS

A–Z of Conductors
Author: David Patmore
Biographies of 300 great conductors
Booklet of 960 pages, with photographs
4 CDs of illustrative historical recordings
Includes access to a dedicated website with over 200 hours of music
ISBN: 978-1-84379-071-6

Includes Arturo Toscanini, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Leopold Stokowski, Thomas Beecham, Willem Mengelberg, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein

The A–Z of Conductors surveys the history of recording during the twentieth century, from the earliest days of capturing orchestral music on disc to the present era of the iPod, through the biographies of 310 of the most significant conductors whose art is preserved on record. In addition, the entry for each conductor contains a list of selected recordings and a career outline. Four accompanying CDs present excerpts from recordings by forty-eight of the conductors featured. The A–Z of Conductors will be of interest and value both to those new to orchestral music on record who wish to explore the huge resources of repertoire and performance available, as well as to seasoned collectors.



Disc 1

Respighi, Ottorino

  La boutique fantasque, P. 120: Can-can and Scene
1.   Play with flash player La boutique fantasque, P. 120: Can - can and Scene 00:04:40

Mendelssohn, Felix

  The Hebrides, Op. 26
2.   Play with flash player The Hebrides, Op. 26 00:09:07

Delius, Frederick

  A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
3.   Play with flash player A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden 00:07:14

Rossini, Gioachino

  La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder): Overture
4.   Play with flash player La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder): Overture 00:05:55

Schumann, Robert

  Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
5.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace 00:08:10

Weber, Carl Maria von

  Der Freischutz, J. 277: Overture
6.   Play with flash player Der Freischutz, J. 277: Overture 00:09:12

Elgar, Edward

  Imperial March, Op. 32
7.   Play with flash player Imperial March, Op. 32 00:04:07

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture
8.   Play with flash player Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture 00:06:18

Debussy, Claude

  La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
9.   Play with flash player La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer 00:07:56

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183: IV. Allegro
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183: IV. Allegro 00:04:17

Gounod, Charles-François

  Faust, Act V Scene 2: Ballet Music
11.   Play with flash player Faust, Act V Scene 2: Ballet Music 00:04:19

Wagner, Richard

  Lohengrin, Act III: Prelude
12.   Play with flash player Lohengrin, Act III: Prelude 00:02:52


Disc 2

Berlioz, Hector

  Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnaval), Op. 9
1.   Play with flash player Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnaval), Op. 9 00:08:39

Debussy, Claude

  Pelleas et Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande), Act IV: Interlude
2.   Play with flash player Pelleas et Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande), Act IV: Interlude 00:03:42

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Hamlet, Op. 67
3.   Play with flash player Hamlet, Op. 67 00:07:39

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  In the Steppes of Central Asia
4.   Play with flash player In the Steppes of Central Asia 00:06:11

Wagner, Richard

  Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
5.   Play with flash player Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod 00:07:04

Bruckner, Anton

  Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: I. Allegro moderato (beginning) (modified 1885 version, ed. A. Gutmann)
6.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: I. Allegro moderato (beginning) (modified 1885 version, ed. A. Gutmann) 00:04:47

Brahms, Johannes

  Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: IV. Allegro energico e passionato
7.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: IV. Allegro energico e passionato 00:09:58

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
8.   Play with flash player Egmont, Op. 84: Overture 00:08:21

Wagner, Richard

  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act III: Prelude
9.   Play with flash player Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act III: Prelude 00:11:07

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio 00:07:17

Mahler, Gustav
Traditional / Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection": IV. Urlicht
11.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection": IV. Urlicht 00:04:18


Disc 3

Wagner, Richard

  Die Walküre, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries
1.   Play with flash player Die Walküre, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries 00:05:53

Grieg, Edvard

  2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. Varen (Last Spring)
2.   Play with flash player 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. Varen (Last Spring) 00:05:39

Strauss II, Johann

  Die Fledermaus: Overture
3.   Play with flash player Die Fledermaus: Overture 00:08:04

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384: Overture
4.   Play with flash player Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384: Overture 00:04:28

Berlioz, Hector

  La damnation de Faust (The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24: Hungarian March
5.   Play with flash player La damnation de Faust (The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24: Hungarian March 00:04:22

Scriabin, Alexander

  Le Poeme de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op. 54 (conclusion)
6.   Play with flash player Le Poeme de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op. 54 (conclusion) 00:07:31

Berlioz, Hector

  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: II. Un bal (The Ball)
7.   Play with flash player Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: II. Un bal (The Ball) 00:05:45

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 (beginning)
8.   Play with flash player Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 (beginning) 00:03:50

Indy, Vincent d'

  Fervaal, Op. 40: Prelude to Act I
9.   Play with flash player Fervaal, Op. 40: Prelude to Act I 00:04:40

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro (conclusion)
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro (conclusion) 00:04:42

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique": II. Allegro con grazia
11.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique": II. Allegro con grazia 00:07:43

Bizet, Georges

  Carmen, Act I: Prelude
12.   Play with flash player Carmen, Act I: Prelude 00:02:18

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace
13.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace 00:05:35

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, Part II: Hallelujah
14.   Play with flash player Messiah, Part II: Hallelujah 00:03:26

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Adagio in E Major, K. 261
15.   Play with flash player Adagio in E Major, K. 261 00:04:44


Disc 4

Schumann, Robert

  Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": V. Lebhaft
1.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 3 in E - Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": V. Lebhaft 00:05:21

Suppé, Franz von

  Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry): Overture
2.   Play with flash player Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry): Overture 00:05:34

Liszt, Franz
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, lyricist(s)

  Eine Faust-Symphonie in 3 Charakterbildern, S108/R425, "A Faust Symphony": II. Gretchen (conclusion)
3.   Play with flash player Eine Faust - Symphonie in 3 Charakterbildern, S108/R425, "A Faust Symphony": II. Gretchen (conclusion) 00:05:12

Wagner, Richard

  Rienzi: Overture
4.   Play with flash player Rienzi: Overture 00:11:14

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter": IV. Allegro molto
5.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter": IV. Allegro molto 00:05:38

Dvořák, Antonín

  Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": III. Molto vivace
6.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": III. Molto vivace 00:07:52

Suk, Josef

  Serenade in E-Flat Major, Op. 6: II. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso
7.   Play with flash player Serenade in E - Flat Major, Op. 6: II. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso 00:05:39

Brahms, Johannes

  Tragic Overture, Op. 81
8.   Play with flash player Tragic Overture, Op. 81 00:12:33

Mahler, Gustav

  Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto
9.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 5 in C - Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto 00:08:14

Strauss II, Johann

  Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights), Op. 346
10.   Play with flash player Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights), Op. 346 00:08:00

Total Playing Time: 05:07:07






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector; Bizet, Georges; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Brahms, Johannes; Bruckner, Anton; Debussy, Claude; Delius, Frederick; Dvořák, Antonín; Elgar, Edward; Gounod, Charles-François; Grieg, Edvard; Handel, George Frideric; Indy, Vincent d'; Liszt, Franz; Mahler, Gustav; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Respighi, Ottorino; Rossini, Gioachino; Schumann, Robert; Scriabin, Alexander; Strauss II, Johann; Suk, Josef; Suppé, Franz von; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Wagner, Richard; Weber, Carl Maria von

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Ansermet, Ernest; Barbirolli, John; Beecham, Thomas; Beinum, Eduard van; Bernstein, Leonard; Böhm, Karl; Boult, Adrian; Busch, Fritz; Cantelli, Guido; Celibidache, Sergiu; Cluytens, André; Coates, Albert; De Sabata, Victor; Désormière, Roger; Doráti, Antal; Fricsay, Ferenc; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Horenstein, Jascha; Jochum, Eugen; Karajan, Herbert von; Kempe, Rudolf; Kleiber, Erich; Klemperer, Otto; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Koussevitzky, Sergey; Krauss, Clemens; Krips, Josef; Mengelberg, Willem; Mitropoulos, Dimitri; Monteux, Pierre; Mravinsky, Evgeny; Munch, Charles; Nikisch, Arthur; Ormandy, Eugene; Reiner, Fritz; Rodzinski, Artur; Scherchen, Hermann; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Schuricht, Carl; Solti, Georg; Steinberg, William; Stokowski, Leopold; Strauss, Richard; Szell, George; Talich, Václav; Toscanini, Arturo; Walter, Bruno; Weingartner, Felix

Orchestra(s):
Austrian Symphony Orchestra, members; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Staatskapelle; Boston Symphony Orchestra; British Symphony Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Concertgebouw Orchestra; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra; Paris Conservatoire Orchestra; Paris Opera Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; RCA Victor Orchestra; RIAS Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Symphonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
London Philharmonic Choir

Artist(s):
Roessl-Majdan, Hildegard

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: A-Z

Genre: Ballet; Choral - Sacred; Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558087-90

Barcode: 0636943808726

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 11/2007

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