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Antal Doráti, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Antal Doráti – The Mercury Masters – The Stereo Recordings (30CD Box Set)

Documenting all of Antal Doráti’s stereo recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for Mercury, this edition showcases a golden era in American classical recording. The recordings were heralded with superlatives from contemporary journals – “Breathtaking, this Doráti…”, “as technically flawless as it is sonically and melodically intoxicating” (High Fidelity) – and reveals a musical personality centered on dynamism, intensity, and an exceptional ability to persuasively articulate rhythms. The project has been supervised by Thomas Fine and includes CD premieres, a previously unpublished audio interview and rare session photographs from the archives.

CD 1 BARTÓK Suite No. 2 CD 2 R. STRAUSS Suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche CD 3 KODÁLY Háry János – Suite BARTÓK Hungarian Sketches; Roumanian Folk Dances CD 4 JOHANN STRAUSS II Waltzes FIRST RELEASE OF COMPLETE LP ON CD CD 5 BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2 Yehudi Menuhin CD 6 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ CD 7 ROSSINI Overtures CD 8 OFFENBACH (arr. Rosenthal) Gaîté Parisienne J. STRAUSS II (arr. Doráti) Graduation Ball CD 9 ALBÉNIZ (orch. Arbos) Iberia FALLA Interlude and Dance No. 1 (La Vida Breve) CD 10 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 CD 11 Strauss Family Album FIRST RELEASE OF COMPLETE LP ON CD CD 12 COPLAND Rodeo; El Salón México; Danzon Cubano GERSHWIN An American in Paris CDs 13–14 DELIBES Coppélia CD 15 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture (including spoken commentary) Capriccio italien Deems Taylor CDs 16–17 DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances SMETANA The Bartered Bride – Dances CD 18 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade CD 19 TCHAIKOVSKY March slave; Eugene Onegin – Waltz & Polonaise; Francesca da Rimini CD 20 RICHARD STRAUSS Don Juan; Tod und Verklärung CD 21 STRAVINSKY Petrouchka CD 22 MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition; Khovanshchina – Prelude & Dance of the Persian Slaves CD 23 BLOCH Sinfonia breve PETERSON Free Variations for Orchestra* *FIRST RELEASE ON CD CD 24 PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 CD 25 STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps CD 26 DORÁTI Symphony; Nocturne and Capriccio Antal Doráti Interview° Roger Lord; Allegri String Quartet Dennis D. Rooney° FIRST RELEASE ON CD °PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED CD 27 SCHULLER Seven Studies FETLER Contrasts for Orchestra CD 28 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2; Two Preludes Byron Janis CD 29 RESPIGHI Pini di Roma; Fontane di Roma CD 30 The Magic of the Bells Kamiel Lefévere FIRST RELEASE ON CD For complete recording details visit