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ANTAL DORATI - MILESTONES OF A LEGEND (10 CDS)

ANTAL DORATI - MILESTONES OF A LEGEND (10 CDS)

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Going by his discographical track-record, Antal Dorati (1906 - 1988) was probably the busiest conductor after the end of World War II. He was a studio partner to greats of the concert halls such as Rubinstein, Menuhin, Milstein or Janis, and his recording of Tchaikovsky's "1812" overture from Minneapolis with church-bells and a real bronze cannon set a yet unbeaten sales record. You can hear all of this and more in this 10-CD set, which encompasses the incredible range of repertoire of a conductor, who was gifted with a fantastic memory. Dorati's teachers were Bartók and Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music. In 1924 he became the youngest band master in the history of the Budapest Opera, then assisted Fritz Busch in Dresden, came to the Ballets Russes in Monte Carlo via Münster, later became the music director of the American Ballet Theater in New York, created the Symphony Orchestra of Dallas and was chief conductor in Minneapolis from 1949 to 1960. Other stops along his career path were Washington, Detroit, Stockholm and, time and again, London.

CD 1

■ Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
1. OVERTURE / OUVERTÜRE SOLENNELLE „1812“, OP. 49 15‘13

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band of the /
Blechbläserkapelle der University of Minnesota,
Great Bells and Bronze Canon / Große Glocken und Bronzekanone

2. CAPRICCIO ITALIEN, OP. 45 14‘26

■ Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
LA GAZZA LADRA
3. Overture / Ouvertüre 9‘35

■ Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909)
IBERIA SUITE (orch. by Enrique Fernández Arbós, 1863 – 1939)
4. I. Evocación 3‘56
5. II. El Corpus en Sevilla 7‘11
6. III. Triana 4‘05
7. IV. El Puerto 4‘12
8. V. El Albaicin 6‘42

■ Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946)
LA VIDA BREVE
9. Intermedio y Danza No. 1 6‘42

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1954 (1, 2) 1957 (3-9)

■ Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
10. Overture / Ouvertüre 6‘52

London Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1960 Total Time 79'22

CD 2

■ Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881)
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION / Bilder einer Ausstellung
(orch. by Maurice Ravel, 1875 – 1937)
1. Promenade 1‘35
2. Gnomus 2‘20
3. Promenade 0‘46
4. Il vecchio Castello 3‘49
5. Promenade 0‘31
6. Tuileries 0‘59
7. Bydlo 2‘25
8. Promenade 0‘35
9. Ballet des Poussins dans Leurs Coques 1‘12
10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 1‘53
11. Limoges – Le Marché 1‘27
12. Catacombe (Sepulcrum Romanum) 1‘55
13. Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua 1‘44
14. La Cabane sur des Pattes de Poule 3‘15
15. La Grande Porte de Kiev 4‘59

KHOVANSHCHINA
16. Prelude / Vorspiel 4‘50
17. Dance of the Persian Slaves / Tanz der persischen Sklaven 6‘31

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1959 (1-16)

■ Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908)
RUSSIAN EASTER / RUSSISCHE OSTERN, OP. 36
18. Overture / Ouvertüre 15‘12
19. CAPRICCIO ESPAÑOL, OP. 34 15‘21

Alborada, Variazioni, Alborada, Scena e canto gitano, Fandango asturiano
London Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1959 (17, 18) Total Time 71‘36

CD 3

■ Sergej Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)
PIANO CONCERTO No. 3 IN D MINOR , OP. 30
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 3, d-Moll, op. 30
1. I. Allegro ma non tanto 14‘56
2. II. Intermezzo: Adagio 10‘15
3. III. Finale: alla breve 12‘53

Byron Janis piano
London Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1961

■ Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
VIOLIN CONCERTO No. 2
Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2
4. I. Allegro non troppo 15‘27
5. II. Andante tranquillo 9‘09
6. III. Allegro molto 11‘03

Yehudi Menuhin violin
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1957
Total Time 73'52

CD 4

■ Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
DER ROSENKAVALIER
1. Suite (arr. Dorati) 23‘14
2. TILL EULENSPIEGEL’S MERRY PRANKS, OP. 28 14‘09
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
3. DON JUAN, OP. 20 16‘24
4. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION, OP. 24 21‘56
Tod und Verklärung

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1958 (3, 4) 1955 (1, 2)
Total Time 76'03

CD 5

■ Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
PIANO CONCERTO No. 1 IN E FLAT MAJOR
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1, Es-Dur
1. I. Allegro maestoso 5‘03
2. II. Quasi adagio 7‘25
3. III. Allegro marziale animato 3‘50

Arthur Rubinstein piano Dallas Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati recorded / aufgenommen 1947

■ Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN A MINOR, OP. 53
Konzert für Violine und Orchester, a-Moll, op. 53
4. I. Allegro ma non troppo 10‘15
5. II. Adagio 10‘16
6. III. Allegro giocoso 9‘13

Nathan Milstein violin Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
7. SCHERZO CAPRICCIOSO, OP. 66 12‘28

■ Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884)
PRODANÁ NEVĔSTA
(The Bartered Bride / Die verkaufte Braut)
8. Overture / Ouvertüre 6‘56
9. Polka 5‘06
10. Furiant 1‘58
11. Dance of the Comedians / Tanz der Komödianten 4‘41

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1958 (8-11) 1951 (1-7)
Total Time 77‘30

CD 6

■ Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
Der fliegende Holländer
1. Overture / Ouvertüre 11‘21

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati recorded / aufgenommen 1961

LOHENGRIN
2. Prelude to Act III / Vorspiel zum 3. Akt 3‘05

TANNHÄUSER
3. Overture & Venusberg Music / Ouvertüre & Venusberg 21‘29

THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
4. Prelude to Act I / Vorspiel zum 1. Akt 10‘07

PARSIFAL
5. Good Friday Spell / Karfreitagszauber 9‘30
London Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1960 (4, 5) 1959 (2, 3)

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
6. Prelude to Act I / Vorspiel zum 1. Akt 8‘51
7. How gently and quietly he smiles / Isoldes Liebestod 7‘33

Münchner Philharmoniker (6) London Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1959 (6 Live, London) 1959 (7)
Total Time 72'23

CD 7

■ George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
1. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 16‘08

■ Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990)
RODEO (Four Dance Episodes)
2. I. Buckaroo Holiday 8‘03
3. II. Corral Nocturne 3‘26
4. III. Saturday Night Waltz 4‘05
5. IV. Hoe-Down 3‘25

■ Gunther Schuller (1925 – 2015)
SEVEN STUDIES ON THEMES OF PAUL KLEE
6. I. Antique Harmonies 2‘24
7. II. Abstract Trio 1‘47
8. III. Little Blue Devil 3‘22
9. IV. The Twittering-Machine 2‘05
10. V. Arab Village 6‘29
11. VI. An Eerie Moment 2‘06
12. VII. Pastorale 2‘56

■ Ernest Bloch (1880 – 1959)
SINFONIA BREVE
13. I. Moderato 5‘20
14. II. Andante 4‘55
15. Allegro molto 4‘04
16. Allegro deciso 4‘31

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1957 (1-5) 1960 (6-16)
Total Time 75‘22

CD 8

■ Sergej Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)
SYMPHONY No. 5, OP. 100
1. I. Andante 11‘05
2. II. Allegro marcato 7‘53
3. III. Adagio 10‘11
4. IV. Allegro giocoso 10‘09

SCYTHIAN SUITE, OP. 20
5. I. Invocation to Veles and Ala 5‘48
6. II. The Evil God and Dance of the Pagan Monsters 3‘10
7. III. Night 5‘46
8. IV. Lolli’s Pursuit of the Evil God, and Sunrise 4‘50

SUITE FROM “THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES”, OP. 33A
Suite aus „Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen“
9. I. Les Ridicules 3‘05
10. II. Scène infernale 3‘33
11. III. Marche 1‘37
12. IV. Scherzo 1‘36
13. V. Le Prince et la Princesse 3‘48
14. VI. La Fuite 2‘17

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1959 (1-4) 1957 (5-14)
Total Time 74‘56

CD 9

■ Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)
PETROUCHKA / Petruschka
Suite in four scenes (Version 1947)
1. I. The Shrovetide Fair / Der Jahrmarkt 9‘13
2. II. Petrouchka’s Room / Petruschka 4‘02
3. III. The Moor’s Room / Der Mohr 6‘26
4. IV. The Shrovetide Fair (Toward Evening) / Jahrmarkt 12‘49

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Pictures of Pagan Russia / Bilder vom heidnischen Russland
5. Part I / Teil I: The Adoration of the Earth / Die Anbetung der Erde 14‘04
6. Part II / Teil II: The Sacrifice / Das Opfer 15‘46

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1959

■ Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
SALOME
7. DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS / Tanz der sieben Schleier 9‘03

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London
conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1962
Total Time 71'31

CD 10

■ Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
THE NUTCRACKER / Der Nussknacker
1. Overture / Ouvertüre 3‘06
ACT ONE / Erster Akt
2. Decorating and Lighting the Christmas Tree / 3‘44
Schmücken und Anzünden des Weihnachtsbaums
3. March / Marsch 2‘33
4. Dance Scene / Tanzszene: Children’s Galop and Dance 7‘49
of the Parents / Galopp der Kinder und Auftritt der Eltern
5. SCENE / Szene: The Grandfather’s Dance / Großvaters Tanz 5‘28
6. Tableau I: The Guest’s Depart / The Children go to Bed / 18‘44
The Magic Spell begins / Verabschiedung der Gäste /
Die Kinder gehen zu Bett / Der magische Zauber beginnt.
SCENE / Szene: The Nutcracker battles the Army of Mouse King /
He wins and is transformed into Prince Charming /
Der Nussknacker und die Pfefferkuchensoldaten kämpfen gegen
die Armee des Mäusekönigs / Der gewinnt und verwandelt sich
in Prinz Orgead.
Tableau II: Journey through the Snow / Waltz of the Snowfakes /
Fahrt durch den Schnee / Walzer der Schneeflocken
ACT TWO / Zweiter Akt
7. SCENE / Szene: Arrival in Fairyland / Festival in Honor of the Children 8‘36
and Prince Charming / Ankunft im Märchenland der Zuckerfee /
Fest zu Ehren der Kinder und Prinz Orgead
8. Character Dances / Divertissement: Chocolate / Schokolade 11‘09
(Spanish / Spanisch), Coffee / Kaffee (Arabian / Arabisch),
Tea / Tee (Chinese / Chinesisch), Trepak (Russian / Russisch),
Dance of the Toy Flutes / Tanz der Rohrflöten / Clowns
9. Dance of the Flowers / Blumenwalzer 5‘52
10. Dances of the Sugar-Plum Fairy and Prince Charming / 8‘13
Tänze der Zuckerfee und Prinz Orgead
11. Waltz Finale and Apotheosis / Walzer-Finale und Apotheose 4‘43

University of Minnesota Chamber Singers (cond. James Aliferis)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor / Dirigent Antal Dorati
recorded / aufgenommen 1955
Total Time 79'58

 

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