Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Choral - Secular; Orchestral
Period(s):
20th Century; Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C892141B
Barcode:
4011790892122
Release Date:
09/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Beethoven / Schoenberg / Stravinsky / Prokofiev / Mussorgsky

As every year, Orfeo’s Salzburg “Festival Documents” this year recall seminal artists from the history of the Festival. First and foremost here we must mention Claudio Abbado, who died in January 2014. He conducted many concerts and operas in Salzburg, and not just with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. He also led international youth orchestras to major successes at the Festival. This is impressively documented by our CD with his live recording of the first concert of the European Community Youth Orchestra in 1979 in a programme as varied as it was ambitious, ranging from Beethoven via Prokofiev and Stravinsky to Schoenberg’s Survivor from Warsaw with the Vienna Jeunesse Choir and Maximilian Schell as the narrator. This programme is complemented on the CD by a recording of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in the Night on a bald mountain by Modest Mussorgsky – a composer whom Abbado did much to rehabilitate through championing the original versions of his works.


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture
1.     Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture
05:39

Schoenberg, Arnold

A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46
2.     A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46
07:02

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
3.     I. Introduction - II. L'oiseau de feu et sa danse (The Firebird)
04:33
4.     III. Ronde des Princesses (Round of the Princesses)
05:22
5.     IV. Danse infernale du roi Kastchei (King Kastchei's Infernal Dance)
04:05
6.     V. Berceuse (Lullaby) - VI. Finale
04:30
7.     VI. Finale
03:30

Prokofiev, Sergey

Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis: VII. Death of Tybalt
8.     Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis: VII. Death of Tybalt
05:11

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich

St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (original version)
9.     St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (original version)
13:22

Total Playing Time: 53:14