Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Austrian Tradition - Recommended Recordings

Mozart Symphony no. 39
Four Roughly Equal Performances
Berlin Philharmonic/Wilhelm Furtwangler 1944
Vienna Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein 1985
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner  1986
Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2014

Beethoven Symphony no. 7:

Gold: Concertgebouw Orchestra/Willem Mengelberg 1936
Silver: Berlin Philharmonic/Wilhelm Furtwangler 1943
Bronze: Berlin State Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim 2000
Royal Philharmonic/Thomas Beecham 1958 (he made a studio recording a year later that's nearly as good and in better sound)
Bavarian State Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber 1982
London Philharmonic/Klaus Tennstedt 198?
Honorable Mention
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan 1963
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals 1971
Vienna Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein 1979


Symphony no. 1
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado  1999

Symphony no 2
Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 1970s
(good word though for this one too) NBC Symphony/Guido Cantelli 1951

Symphony no 3
Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis 1981
(good word for this one) NBC Symphony/Erich Kleiber 1946

Symphony no. 4
Vienna Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1984

Symphony no. 5
Vienna Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2010

Symphony no. 6
London Symphony/Joseph Krips 1948
(good word for this one) Staatskapelle Dresden/Herbert Blomstedt 1976

Schubert Symphony no. 9

Gold: Philharmonia Orchestra/Christoph von Dohnanyi 2015  
Silver: Vienna Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2010
Bronze: Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado  2012
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras 2008
Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra/Michael Halasz 2014
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer 2015 
Honorable Mention:
Staatskapelle Dresden/Sir Colin Davis 2006
Vienna Philharmonic/Wolfgang Sawallisch ?
Vienna Philharmonic/Sir Georg Solti 1981

Other Long-Form Schubert:
Die Schone Mullerin
Last Three Piano Sonatas
Three More Piano Sonatas
String Quintet
Trout Quintet
Last String Quartets
Piano Trios

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