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Erich Kleiber / Jean Martinon

Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon - The Decca 78s (2CD)

Decca studio recordings made between 1947 and 1949 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, newly compiled and remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn and including material new to CD.

Decca first presented its ‘ffrr’ technology – full frequency range recording – in 1944, originally developed by the company’s engineers as a means of detecting and identifying German submarines through their engine noises.

Major artists visiting London were invited to make records at the acoustically excellent Kingsway Hall. One of them was Erich Kleiber who had attracted a considerable following in London through his concerts.

The French conductor, Jean Martinon, also had a short-lived relationship with Decca in London before making most of his records in the US for RCA.

TRACK LIST

CD 1
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Berenice, HWV 38: Andante larghetto*

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’

CD 2
JOSEF STRAUSS
Sphären-klänge, Op. 235*

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Der Zigeunerbaron – Overture*

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (B.169)*

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Erich Kleiber

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Maid of Orleans: Da, čas nastal! … Prostite vï, kholmï, polya rodnïye (Farewell aria)*

EMMANUEL CHABRIER
Suite Pastorale*

MAURICE RAVEL
Le Tombeau de Couperin*

Eugenia Zareska, mezzo-soprano (Tchaikovsky)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Martinon

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA