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Lorin Maazel

Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (39CD Boxset)

This Original Jackets Collection presents Lorin Maazel’s complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and is released ahead of the tenth anniversary (2024) of his death.

Invited at 9 years old to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Stokowski, and then at 11 to conduct Toscanini’s NBC Symphony Orchestra Lorin Maazel was one of the greatest conductors of the last century. He started to record for the Deutsche Grammophon in 1957 with a celebrated Tchaikovsky album. His first music directorship was with the Deutsche Oper in (West-) Berlin. In the following years many recordings with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the RSO Berlin were added to his discography. In his long career he was the musical director of the Orchestre National de Paris, General Manager of the Vienna State Opera, Chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and held many more prestigious positions. From 1980 till 1986 he conducted the New Years Concert from the Golden Hall in Vienna with the Wiener Philharmoniker, returning 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2005.

Ahead of the tenth anniversary of his death (2024), Deutsche Grammophon present his complete recordings for the Yellow Label in one edition, for the first time.

CD 1: BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Op. 17 (Excerpts) Berliner Philharmoniker CD 2: TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet. PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suites (excerpts) Berliner Philharmoniker CD 3: STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; The Song of the Nightingale Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin CD 4: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5; Overture “The Consecration Of The House” Berliner Philharmoniker CD 5: BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3; Tragic Overture Berliner Philharmoniker CD 6: RESPIGHI: Pini di Roma; MUSSORGSKY: Night on a Bald Mountain; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol Berliner Philharmoniker CD 7: SCHUBERT: Symphonies Nos. 4 “Tragic” & 8 “Unfinished” Berliner Philharmoniker CD 8: MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 1, 28, 41 Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Television Française CD 9: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”; 12 Contredanses, WoO 14 Berliner Philharmoniker CD 10: RAVEL: L’Enfant et les sortilèges Soloists; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Television Française CD 11: MENDELSSOHN: Symphonies Nos. 4 “Italian” & 5 “Reformation” Berliner Philharmoniker CD 12: SCHUBERT: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 Berliner Philharmoniker CD 13: FRANCK: Symphony in D minor Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin CD 14: BRITTEN: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf Lorin Maazel & Alec Clunes, narrators; Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française CD 15: TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 Berliner Philharmoniker CD 16: SCHUBERT: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 Berliner Philharmoniker CD 17: RAVEL: L’Heure espagnole Soloists; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Television Française CD 18: FALLA: El Amor Brujo; Dances from El sombrero de tres picos Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin CD 19-20: VERDI: Luisa Miller Royal Opera House, Covent Garden CD 21: BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra; Two Pictures Berliner Philharmoniker CD 22: TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; Sérénade mélancolique Gidon Kremer, violin; Berliner Philharmoniker