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  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Characteristically lively renditions, Charles Munch’s interpretations of both Mendelssohn Symphonies are energetic and precise with...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This material features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their charismatic Music Director,...
  • Quick-View Otto Klemperer
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    Otto Klemperer

    £ 9.99

    Otto Klemperer was widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century along with his compatriots, Wilhelm Furtwängler...
  • Quick-View Rudolf Kempe
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    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 9.99

    Kempe’s studio recording of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony came about due to the ill-health of Bruno Walter in May 1957. Originating from the...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian Boult (1889–1983) single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus...
  • Quick-View Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    £ 16.50

    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St...
  1. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Characteristically lively renditions, Charles Munch’s interpretations of both Mendelssohn Symphonies are energetic and precise with excellent articulation from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  2. Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This material features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their charismatic Music Director, Charles Munch. The footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques and is of exceptional musical interest and historical value. Filmed at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, an intimate venue with splendid acoustics enhanced by wood panelling, Munch’s interpretations are characteristically energetic and full of flair, while his rapport with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is obvious. This set represents the most extensive video archive of performances by Charles Munch.More details

  3. Otto Klemperer
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    Otto Klemperer

    £ 9.99

    Otto Klemperer was widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century along with his compatriots, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Bruno Walter. These performances date from 1955, a period when Klemperer was at his most authoritative, spending a number of seasons guest conducting in Cologne with great success. Both Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and Beethoven Symphony No.8 are sourced from the original WDR tapes and have been superbly remastered. They appear for the first time on CD. More details

  4. Rudolf Kempe
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    Rudolf Kempe

    £ 9.99

    Kempe’s studio recording of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony came about due to the ill-health of Bruno Walter in May 1957. Originating from the Music Preserved Archive in York, this exceptionally rare release is a new addition to the Kempe discography. His fiery performance of Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture caught live from the Royal Festival Hall in 1967 with the LSO is another new addition. Wagner's Parsifal prelude, recorded by Kempe in 1965, reinforces the fact that he was one of the greatest Wagnerian conductors of the 20th century. His Covent Garden performances of Parsifal in 1959 were landmarks for the company. Released 4th November 2013. More details

  5. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

    £ 9.99

    Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian Boult (1889–1983) single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned ensemble that attracted such artists as Arturo Toscanini, Serge Koussevitzky and Bruno Walter to conduct it. After retiring from the BBCSO in 1950, Boult became chief conductor of the London Philharmonic until 1957. The live 1975 Proms performance of Brahms’s Symphony No.4 has never been issued before. It has been recorded in stereo and fully captures the ‘Indian summer’ that Boult enjoyed at the Proms and in the studio with EMI at this time. The Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 was recorded live in stereo and has never been issued before. More details

  6. Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus included on this DVD, the CSO masters in German repertoire, to which they bring the American virtuosity. Solti summons tremendous power, elegance and clarity from the Orchestra and their subsequent performances of Brahms’s First Symphony have been praised for their ‘dignity, energy and splendour’, which led critic William Mann to write: ‘I am tempted to describe it as the United States’ most completely accomplished orchestra’. More details

  7. Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    £ 16.50

    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields lives up to its lofty reputation on this DVD, demonstrating the full-bodied string sound for which they were so well known. Marriner leads his orchestra with precision and style in these five compelling performances.The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

 

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