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Wolfgang Schneiderhan

Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (34CD Box Set)

For the first time, the complete DG recordings of violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan appear on 34 CDs in an Original Jackets Collection. From 1952 (Brahms sonatas) to 1968 (Henze: Violin Concerto), the box traces 16 years of recording history by one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Schneiderhan presents an astonishingly broad repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary music: with a special focus on Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart. In addition: baroque music by Vivaldi and Tartini, as well as romantic chamber music, classical modern music and accompanied vocal music with Schneiderhan's wife, the soprano Irmgard Seefried.

Numerous CD premieres, along with four previously unreleased recordings. Includes four recordings of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (Furtwängler, van Kempen, Jochum 1959 & 1962), two sonata cycles each by Beethoven and Brahms, two recordings of the Double Concerto RV 565 by Vivaldi and others invite for a fascinating comparison. A re-encounter with musical partners such as Karel Ancerl, Géza Anda, Rudolf Baumgartner, Pierre Fournier, Ferenc Fricsay, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Eugen Jochum, Wilhelm Kempff, Walter Klien, Ferdinand Leitner, Aurèle Nicolet, Hans Rosbaud, Paul Sacher, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Irmgard Seefried, Carl Seemann, János Starker and many others. A 100-page booklet with essays by Tully Potter, the Viennese music critic Walter Gürtelschmied, texts by Wolfgang Schneiderhan, and numerous photos and documents from the DG archive.

CD 1: BACH Violin Concertos BWV 1041–1043 Festival Strings Lucerne · Baumgartner Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 BWV 1004 CD 2: BACH Violin Concerto BWV 1041 Collegoium Musicum Zürich · Sacher Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 Cantata »Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten« BWV 202 | Festival Strings Lucerne · Baumgartner CD 3–4: BACH Violin Sonatas BWV 1014–1019 CD 5: BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Berliner Philharmoniker · Jochum (rec. 1962) CD 6: BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Berliner Philharmoniker · Jochum (rec. 1959) CD 7: BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Berliner Philharmoniker · Kempen (rec. 1953) CD 8: BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Berliner Philharmoniker · Furtwängler (live rec. 1953) CD 9: BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto BRAHMS: Double Concerto CD 10–12: BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas opp. 12, 23, 24 “Spring”, 30, 47 “Kreutzer”, 96 | Seemann CD 13–15: BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas opp. 12, 23, 24 “Spring”, 30, 47 “Kreutzer”, 96 | Kempff CD 16: BRAHMS Violin Concerto MARTIN Violin Concerto CD 17: BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Nos. 1–3 | Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor | Seemann CD 18: BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Nos. 1–3 | Wührer CD 19: HINDEMITH Violin Sonata in C major BARTÓK Violin Sonata No. 2 PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 2 CD 20: MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 CD 21–22: MOZART Violin Concertos Nos. 1–5 Adagio für Violin and Orchestra K 261 Rondos for Violin and Orchestra K 269, 373 Berliner Philharmoniker · Schneiderhan CD 23: MOZART Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 Berliner Philharmoniker · Schmidt-Isserstedt NDR-Sinfonieorchester · Schmidt-Isserstedt CD 24: MOZART Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 Berliner Philharmoniker · Rosbaud Wiener Symphoniker · Leitner Arias: L’amerò sarò costante | Non temer, amato bene Wiener Symphoniker · Leitner · Seefried CD 25–27: MOZART Violin Sonatas K 296, 301, 304–306, 376–380, 454, 481, 526 CD 28: SCHUBERT Sonatinas for Violin and Piano D 384, 385, 408 | DVOŘÁK Sonatina for Violin and Piano op. 100 | Klien CD 29: SCHUBERT Sonata (Duo) for Violin and Piano D 574 | Fantasy for Violin and Piano D 934 | “Rondo brillant” D 895 R. STRAUSS Violin Sonata op. 18 | Klien CD 30: SCHUBERT Sonata (Duo) for Violin and Piano D 574 | Sonatinas for Violin and Piano D 384, 385, 408 | Seemann CD 31: SCHUMANN Violin Sonata in A minor op. 105 FRANCK Violin Sonata in A major FWV 8 DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor L 140 STRAVINSKY Duo concertant CD 32: STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto in D HENZE Violin Concerto No. 1 CD 33: VIVALDI The Four Seasons op. 8 | Concerto No. 11 for 2 Violins, Violoncello and Orchestra in D minor RV 565 (rec. 1957 & 1958) TARTINI Violin Concerto in D minor D 45 CD 34: Violin Encores