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BBC Legends: Great Recordings from the Archive (FLAC)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig vanBeethoven, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Emmanuel Chabrier, Luigi Cherubini, Fryderyk Chopin, Muzio Clementi, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Paul Dukas, Franz Joseph Haydn, Zoltán Kodály, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Marin Marais, Jules Massenet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergey Prokofiev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Dmitry Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner
Performer: Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble; English String Quartet, Janet Baker, Joyce Barker, Paul Beard, Thomas Beecham, Dennis Brain, Clifford Curzon, Annie Fischer, Agnes Giebel, Emil Gilels, Beryl Hatt, Martin Isepp, Graham Johnson, Wilhelm Kempff, Leonid Kogan, Kerstin Meyer, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Zinka Milanov, Arnold van Mill, Nicola Moscona, Kenneth Neate, David Oistrakh, Alfred Orda, Wilfred Parry, Geoffrey Parsons, Koloman von Pataky, Cyril Preedy, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Max Salpeter, Kerstin Thorborg, Galina Vishnevskaya, Helen Watts
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Thomas Beecham, Benjamin Britten, Norman Del Mar, Carlo Maria Giulini, Jascha Horenstein, Kirill Kondrashin, Igor Markevitch, Pierre Monteux, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Malcolm Sargent, Arturo Toscanini
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: ICA
Release: 2018
Size: 5.17 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

CD 01
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, “Symphony of a Thousand”
01. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Veni, creator spiritus
02. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Imple superna gratia
03. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Infirma nostri corporis
04. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Tempo I: Allegro, etwas hastig
05. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Infirma nostri corporis
06. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Accende lumen sensibus
07. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Qui Paraclitus diceris
08. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Gloria sit Patri Domino
09. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Poco adagio
10. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
11. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ewiger Wonnebrand
12. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Fussen
13. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Gerettet ist das edle Glied – Hande verschlinget euch
14. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Jene Rosen, aus den Handen
15. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest
16. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ich spur’ soeben nebeind um Felsenhoh’ – Hier ist die Aussicht frei – Freudig empfangen wir
17. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ausserst langsam – Adagissimo
18. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen
19. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Er uberwachst uns schon – Vom edlen Geisterchor umgeben
20. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Blicket auf zum Retterblick, alle reuig Zarten
21. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Alles Vergangliche ist nur ein Gleichnis

CD 02
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
01. I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo
02. II. Allegretto
03. III. Allegro non troppo
04. IV. Largo
05. V. Allegretto

CD 03
Domenico Scarlatti
01. Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.141/L.422/P.271
02. Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.27/L.449/P.83
03. Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.125/L.487/P.152: Vivo
04. Keyboard Sonata in C – Sharp Minor, K.247/L.256/P.297
05. Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.533/L.395/P.537

Johann Sebastian ach
Aria variata in A Minor, BWV 989
06. Aria
07. Variation 1
08. Variation 2
09. Variation 3
10. Variation 4
11. Variation 5
12. Variation 6
13. Variation 7
14. Variation 8
15. Variation 9
16. Variation 10

Robert Schumann
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11
17. I. Introduzione: Un poco adagio – Allegro vivace
18. II. Aria
19. III. Scherzo: Allegrissimo – Intermezzo – Lento
20. IV. Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
6 Morceaux, Op. 19
21. No. 1. Reverie du soir
22. No. 3. Feuillet d’album
23. No. 4. Nocturne

Sergey Prokofiev
Toccata in D Minor, Op. 11
24. Toccata in D Minor, Op. 11

CD 04
Ludwig van Beethoven,
Mass in D Major, Op. 123, “Missa Solemnis”
01. Kyrie: Assai sostenuto (Mit Andacht)
02. Gloria: Allegro vivace
03. Credo: Allegro ma non troppo
04. Sanctus: Adagio (Mit Andacht)
05. Agnus Dei: Adagio

CD 05
Fryderyk Chopin
01. Ballade No. 3 in A – Flat Major, Op. 47
02. Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
03. Mazurka No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 24, No. 1
04. Mazurka No. 15 in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
05. Mazurka No. 16 in A – Flat Major, Op. 24, No. 3
06. Mazurka No. 17 in B – Flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4
07. Barcarolle in F – Sharp Major, Op. 60

Claude Debussy
Preludes, Book 1
08. No. 1. Danseuses de Delphes
09. No. 2. Voiles
10. No. 3. Le vent dans la plaine
11. No. 4. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
12. No. 6. Des pas sur la neige
13. No. 9. La serenade interrompue
14. No. 5. Les collines d’Anacapri
15. No. 11. La danse de Puck
16. No. 7. Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
17. No. 10. La cathedrale engloutie

CD 06
Fryderyk Chopin
Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
01. Andante spianato
02. Grande Polonaise Brillante

Franz Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S124/R455
03. Allegro maestoso
04. Quasi adagio
05. Allegro marziale animato

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S125/R456
06. Adagio sostenuto assai –
07. Allegro moderato –
08. Marziale un poco meno allegro –
09. Allegro animato

10. Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes, S123/R458, “Hungarian Fantasy”

CD 07
Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. M. Ravel)
01. Promenade
02. I. The Gnome
03. Promenade
04. II. The Old Castle
05. Promenade
06. III. Tuileries
07. IV. Bydlo
08. Promenade
09. V. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
10. VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
11. VII. The Market Place at Limoges
12. VIII. Catacombae: Sepulchrum romanum
13. Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
14. IX. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba – Yaga)
15. X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”
16. I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo
17. II. Allegro con gracia
18. III. Allegro molto vivace
19. IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso

CD 08
Dmitry Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107
01. I. Allegretto
02. II. Moderato
03. III. Cadenza
04. IV. Allegro con moto

Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
05. I. Nicht zu schnell
06. II. Langsam
07. III. Sehr lebhaft

Franz Joseph Haydn
Keyboard Trio No. 16 in D Major, Hob.XV:16
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Andantino più tosto allegretto
10. III. Vivace assai

CD 09
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
01. I. Grave – Allegro ma non troppo
02. II. Andante cantabile
03. III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Paul Dukas
Villanelle
04. Villanelle

Marin Marais
Le Basque (arr. for horn and piano)
05. Le Basque (arr. for horn and piano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 407
06. I. Allegro
07. II. Andante
08. III. Rondeau: Allegro

Johannes Brahms
Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 40
09. I. Andante – Poco più animato
10. II. Scherzo: Allegro – Molto meno allegro – Allegro
11. III. Adagio mesto
12. IV. Finale: Allegro con brio

CD 10
Igor Stravinsky
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
01. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction
02. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring – Dances of the Young Girls
03. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction
04. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds
05. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes
06. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Sage
07. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Sage
08. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
09. Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction
10. Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
11. Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One
12. Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors
13. Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors
14. Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
15. Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Modest Mussorgsky
16. Kolibel’naya Eryomushki (Eremushka’s Lullaby)

Modest Mussorgsky
17. Strekotun’ya beloboka (The Magpie) (orch. I. Markevitch)
18. Noch’ (Night) (orch. I. Markevitch)

Modest Mussorgsky
19. Gde ti, zvezdochka (Where art thou, little star)

Modest Mussorgsky, Igor Markevitch
20. Ozornik (The Ragamuffin) (orch. I. Markevitch)

Modest Mussorgsky, Igor Markevitch
Pesn’ Yaremi (Yarema’s Song), “Na Dnepre” (On the Dnieper) (orch. I. Markevitch)
21. Pesn’ Yaremi (Yarema’s Song), “Na Dnepre” (On the Dnieper) (orch. I. Markevitch)

CD 11
Franz Schubert
01. Die junge Nonne, Op. 43, No. 1, D. 828
02. Das Rosenband, D. 280
03. Auf dem See, Op. 92, No. 2, D. 543
04. Blumenlied, D. 431
05. Gondelfahrer, D. 808
06. Die Gotter Griechenlands, D. 677
07. Der Jungling und der Tod, D. 545b (2nd version)
08. Schwestergruss, D. 762
09. Amalia, D. 195
10. Der Jungling am Bache, D. 30
11. Die Entzuckung an Laura, D. 390
12. Sehnsucht (Ach, aus dieses Tales Grunden), D. 636
13. Der Sieg, D. 805
14. Abendstern (Evening Star), D. 806
15. Atys, D. 585
16. Augenlied, D. 297
17. Memnon, Op. 6, No. 1, D. 541
18. Auflosung, D. 807
19. Der Musensohn, Op. 92, No. 1, D. 764

CD 12
Franz Liszt
01. Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Sonnet 104 of Petrarch)
02. Berceuse, S174/R57b
03. 4 Valses oubliees, S215/R37: Valse oubliee No. 1

Piano Sonata in B Minor, S178/R21
04. Lento assai – Allegro energico – Grandioso
05. Grandioso
06. Cantando espressivo
07. Pesante
08. Andante sostenuto
09. Quasi adagio
10. Allegro energico
11. Piu mosso
12. Cantando espressivo
13. Stretta quasi presto
14. Andante sostenuto

Franz Joseph Haydn
15. Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6, “Un piccolo divertimento: Variations”

Franz Schubert
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899 (excerpts)
16. No. 2 in E – Flat Major
17. No. 3 in G – Flat Major
18. No. 4 in A – Flat Major

CD 13
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Canzonetta: Andante
03. III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo

Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
04. I. Allegro non troppo
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

CD 14
Fryderyk Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
01. I. Maestoso
02. II. Larghetto
03. III. Allegro vivace

04. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
05. Mazurka No. 35 in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
06. Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

12 Etudes, Op. 10 (excerpts)
07. No. 6 in E – Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6
08. No. 8 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
09. No. 9 in F Minor, Op. 10, No. 9

Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
10. Andante spianato
11. Grande Polonaise Brillante

CD 15
Luigi Cherubini
01. Anacreon, ou L’amour fugitif: Overture

Richard Wagner
02. Siegfried Idyll

Claude Debussy
Images (excerpts)
03. No. 2. Iberia: a. Par les rues et par les chemins –
04. No. 2. Iberia: b. Les parfums de la nuit –
05. No. 2. Iberia: c. Le matin d’un jour de fete

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
06. I. Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
07. II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
08. III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
09. IV. Langsam – Lebhaft

Hector Berlioz
10. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24, Part I: Scene 3: Hungarian March, “Rákóczy March”

CD 16
Emmanuel Chabrier
01. Gwendoline: Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento No. 2 in D Major, K. 131 (excerpts)
02. I. Allegro
03. II. Adagio
04. VI. Adagio – Allegro molto – Allegro assai

Frederick Delius
05. Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody

Claude Debussy
06. L’enfant prodigue

Camille Saint-Saëns
07. Le rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31

Berlioz Hector
08. Les Troyens, Act IV: Chasse Royale et Orage (Royal Hunt and Storm)
09. Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham

Jules Massenet
10. La vierge, Act IV: Prelude, “Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge” (The Last Sleep of the Virgin)
11. Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham

Emmanuel Chabrier
12. España

CD 17
Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata No. 6 in E Minor, D. 566, “Unfinished”
01. I. Moderato
02. II. Allegretto

Johannes Brahms
4 Ballades, Op. 10
03. No. 1 in D Minor, “Edward”
04. No. 2 in D Major
05. No. 3 in B Minor
06. No. 4 in B Major

Robert Schumann
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
07. I. So rasch wir moglich
08. II. Andantino
09. III. Scherzo
10. IV. Rondo

Franz Schubert
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935: No. 2 in A-Flat Major
11. 4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935: No. 2 in A – Flat Major

Johannes Brahms
6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118 (excerpts)
12. No. 5. Romanze in F Major
13. No. 6. Intermezzo in E – Flat Minor

8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: No. 4. Intermezzo in B-Flat Major
14. 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: No. 4. Intermezzo in B – Flat Major

CD 18
Domenico Scarlatti
01. Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K.11/L.352/P.67
02. Keyboard Sonata in B – Flat Major, K.332/L.141/P.519
03. Keyboard Sonata in B – Flat Major, K.172/L.S40/P.313

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
04. I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
05. II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Muzio Clementi
Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 12, No. 1
06. I. Presto
07. II. Larghetto con espressione
08. III. Lindor with variations: Allegretto

Fryderyk Chopin
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, “Funeral March”
09. I. Grave – Doppio movimento
10. II. Scherzo
11. III. Marche funebre: Lento
12. IV. Finale: Presto

CD 19
Franz Joseph Haydn
01. Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6, “Un piccolo divertimento: Variations”

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
02. I. Adagio sostenuto
03. II. Allegretto
04. III. Presto agitato

Fryderyk Chopin
05. Scherzo No. 3 in C – Sharp Minor, Op. 39

Ludwig van Beethoven
32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
06. 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80

Zoltán Kodály
07. Marosszeki tancok (Dances of Marosszek) (version for piano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457
08. I. Molto allegro
09. II. Adagio
10. III. Allegro assai

CD 20
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43
01. I. Allegretto poco moderato – Presto
02. II. Moderato con moto
03. III. Largo – Allegro

Suite from Katerina Izmailova (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), Op. 114a (excerpts)
04. I. Allegretto (entr’acte between scenes 1 and 2)
05. II. Allegro con brio (entr’acte between scenes 2 and 3)
06. V. Presto (entr’acte between scenes 7 and 8)
07. IV. Allegretto (entr’acte between scenes 6 and 7)

This 20-CD box represents some of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling series BBC Legends, launched in 1998.

The Legends series is no longer available, making this set of 20 CDs highly sought after by collectors. This important set is being offered at a reduction of around 70% of the original selling price – a bargain complete with luxurious presentation box and full track listing, recording information etc. Highlights include: Toscanini’s incandescent Beethoven in London in 1938; Horenstein’s pioneering Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ in stereo from 1959; the legendary Mravinsky conducting Shostakovich’s greatest symphony in 1960 in stereo with the Leningrad Philharmonic in London; Richter’s early recitals from 1961 and electrifying Liszt concertos; Rostropovich performing the European premiere of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 in 1961; Dennis Brain, arguably the greatest horn player of the 20th century; Emil Gilels, the celebrated Russian pianist in London in 1957; Dame Janet Baker, one of Britain’s most revered singers performing Schubert; David Oistrakh, the doyen of violinists playing the Brahms and Tchaikovsky concertos from 1960 and 1961; Rubinstein, the composer’s greatest interpreter playing Chopin accompanied by Giulini in 1961; Beecham conducting his favourite ‘lollipops’; Kempff, that poet of the piano playing Schubert in 1972; the legendary Michelangeli in 1961 performing Beethoven and Chopin sonatas; and Rozhdestvensky conducting the European premiere of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.4 in 1960 in stereo.

The majority of the recordings have won important magazine awards and nominations in worldwide publications, such as Fanfare Magazine (US), Fono Forum (Germany), Record Geijutsu (Japan), Diapason & Monde de la Musique (France), Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice (Richter, Kempff, Brain) and the Gramophone Historic Award Winner 2005 (Annie Fischer) in the UK.