Saturday, August 29, 2009

Josef Willem Mengelberg - 4Cd Set High-End Mastering

    Artist: Josef Willem Mengelberg - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Box Set 4CD
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    Willem Mengelberg (Conductor)

    Born: March 28, 1871 - Utrecht, Holland
    Died: March 21, 1951 - Chur, Switzerland

    The celebrated Dutch conductor, (Jos ef) Willem Mengelberg, studied in Utrecht under Richard Hol, Henri Wilhelm Petri and Anton Averkamp and then went to the Music School in Cologne to study under Franz Wüllner and Adolf Jensen; he took first prize in piano, composition and orchestral conducting.
    Willem Mengelberg made his debut as a pianist at a very young age and took over leadership of the Lucerne City Conservatory in 1891. Only four years later, in 1895, he was nominated musical director of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and did not leave this post until 1945...Read more

    Disc 1
    - Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
    Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria
    Date of Recording: 11/1942
    - Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
    Written: 1884-1885; Austria

    Disc 2
    - Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Written: 1893; Russia
    Date of Recording: 4/22/1941
    - Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Written: 1880; Russia

    Disc 3
    - Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
    Jo Vincent (Soprano)
    Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria
    Date of Recording: 11/9/1939
    Venue: Live
    - Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34 by Edvard Grieg
    Written: 1881; Norway

    Disc 4
    - Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
    Ferdinand Helman (Violin)
    Written: 1897-1898; Germany
    Date of Recording: 4/21/1941
    - Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
    Zoltán Székely (Violin)
    Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary

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