Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Orchestral; Vocal
Period(s):
20th Century; Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C881132B
Barcode:
4011790881126
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 8 F-Dur op. 93 / Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder / Bartók: Konzert für Orchester Sz 116

 István Kertész’s early death from a swimming accident in 1973, aged just 44, meant that he performed very little in Salzburg. In the previous decade he had quickly established himself as a first-class conductor of the younger generation with a large repertoire ranging from the Viennese classics to the Modern. In Salzburg in 1962 he confirmed his reputation, conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in a programme that reached from Ludwig van Beethoven’s 8th Symphony via Richard Strauss’s Four last songs to Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, all of which made evident Kertész’s stylistic flexibility – everything was surging with energy and played with great lucidity. This concert (and thus the present recording of it) was further enriched by the presence of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – a Strauss interpreter without peer to the present day.


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
1.     I. Allegro vivace e con brio
10:30
2.     II. Allegretto scherzando
04:00
3.     III. Tempo di menuetto
05:11
4.     IV. Allegro vivace
08:34

Strauss, Richard

4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296
5.     No. 1. Frühling (Spring)
03:09
6.     No. 2. September
04:25
7.     No. 3. Beim Schlafengehen (At Bedtime)
04:45
8.     No. 4. Im Abendrot (In the Evening Glow)
07:44

Disc 2

Bartók, Béla

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123
1.     I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
09:56
2.     II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando
06:13
3.     III. Elegia: Andante non troppo
07:14
4.     IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
04:23
5.     V. Finale: Presto
09:41

Total Playing Time: 01:25:45