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Josef Krips

Josef Krips Edition - Volume 2 (21CD Box Set)

Mozart was Josef Krips’s yardstick in music: ‘My maxim is that everything has to sound as though it were by Mozart, or it will be a bad performance.’ Collected here are his Mozart symphony recordings with the Concertgebouworkest for Philips (1972–73), including a rehearsal sequence for Symphony No. 33, as well as the celebrated 1955 Vienna Don Giovanni for Decca. These are surrounded by the rare ‘live’ recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, his stereo Decca recordings of symphonies by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, and a previously unpublished overture by Weber. 


By the time stereo technology had become standard in the mid-1950s, Josef Krips had built an impressive recorded legacy for Decca documented in a companion set of mono recordings from Eloquence (Josef Krips Edition – Volume 1). Decca captured the conductor in several stereo remakes of canon repertoire – the last two symphonies of Schubert, Schumann’s Fourth, the ‘Haffner’ and ‘Jupiter’ of Mozart – always with something deeper and wiser to say about repertoire which he had been exploring for 40 years and more, affording absorbing comparisons with his mono versions.

LONDON CD 1 SCHUMANN Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 London Symphony Orchestra CD 2 SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 WEBER Overture: Oberon* London Symphony Orchestra *PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED VIENNA CD 3–5 MOZART Don Giovanni Cesare Siepi · Fernando Corena · Suzanne Danco · Lisa Della Casa · Anton Dermota · Kurt Böhme · Hilde Gueden · Walter Berry Wiener Staatsopernchor Wiener Philharmoniker CD 6 R. STRAUSS: Salome (closing scene)* · BEETHOVEN: Ah, Perfido! · WEBER: Ozean! Du Ungeheuer! (Oberon) Opera and Concert Arias Inge Borkh; Wiener Philharmoniker *FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA OF STEREO VERSION CD 7 HAYDN Symphonies Nos. 94 & 99 CD 8 SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 EINEM Symphony No. 1* Wiener Philharmoniker *Zubin Mehta CD 9 BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 Wiener Philharmoniker CD 10 MEMORIES OF VIENNA J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau; Accelerationen; Kaiserwalzer; Rosen aus dem Süden; Frühlingsstimmen (vocal version)* J. Strauss II / Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka Josef Strauss: Dorfschwalben aus Österreich (vocal version)* *Hilde Gueden; Wiener Philharmoniker CD 11 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Wiener Philharmoniker CD 12 MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde Fritz Wunderlich; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Wiener Symphoniker AMSTERDAM CD 13 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 36 & 21 Concertgebouworkest CD 14 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 29, 27 & 22 Concertgebouworkest CD 15 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 30, 23 & 28 Concertgebouworkest CD 16 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 25, 24 & 26 Concertgebouworkest CD 17 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 38 & 31; Andante, K.297 Concertgebouworkest CD 18 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 32, 34 & 33 Rehearsal for Symphony No. 33* Concertgebouworkest *FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE CD 19 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 39 & 40 Concertgebouworkest CD 20 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 41 & 35 Concertgebouworkest TEL AVIV CD 21 MOZART Symphonies Nos. 41 & 35* Israel Philharmonic Orchestra * FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE