Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Orchestral
Period(s):
20th Century; Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C981115
Barcode:
4011790981154
Release Date:
06/2019
Available Format(s):
CD

Rafael Kubelík - The Munich Symphonic Recordings

From 1961–79, Kubelík was principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio in Munich. He had found there his new musical home. He led the BR Symphony Orchestra to new heights, developing a unique sound and performance culture in a perfect diversity of repertoire from Baroque music up to free tonal Expressionism and to Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Benjamin Britten. As a musician, his prime directive was lyrical phrasing as well as clear and conscious articulation of the harmonic tensions and the vitality of the rhythmical and metric flow. He always had all these elements in mind, seeking to balance them. And Kubelík loved the gorgeous, lush sound, but never at the price of diaphanousness.
This CD Edition gives us a detailed overview about his legendary interpretations and is also a time document of his long time working period in the city of Munich.


Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob.I:99
1.     I. Adagio - Vivace assai
08:54
2.     II. Adagio
06:04
3.     III. Menuet: Allegretto
05:57
4.     IV. Finale: Vivace
04:25

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
5.     I. Allegro con brio
05:42
6.     II. Andante
04:50
7.     III. Menuetto - Trio
03:55
8.     IV. Allegro
03:34
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, "Prague"
9.     I. Adagio - Allegro
10:38
10.     II. Andante
12:30
11.     III. Presto
05:47

Disc 2

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
1.     I. Molto allegro
08:37
2.     II. Andante
12:07
3.     III. Menuetto: Allegretto
04:38
4.     IV. Allegro assai
10:02
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
5.     I. Allegro vivace
11:44
6.     II. Andante cantabile
11:32
7.     III. Menuetto: Allegretto
04:53
8.     IV. Molto Allegro
11:53

Disc 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
1.     I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
16:49
2.     II. Molto vivace
11:57
3.     III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
15:50
4.     IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai
25:42

Disc 4

Brahms, Johannes

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
1.     I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
17:28
2.     II. Andante sostenuto
09:42
3.     III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
04:58
4.     IV. Adagio - Più andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
17:09

Disc 5

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
1.     I. Allegro non troppo
20:30
2.     II. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
09:41
3.     III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
05:19
4.     IV. Allegro con spirito
08:54

Disc 6

Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
1.     I. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto
14:10
2.     II. Andante
09:31
3.     III. Poco allegretto
06:13
4.     IV. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto
09:18
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
5.     I. Allegro non troppo
12:48
6.     II. Andante moderato
11:00
7.     III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto
06:34
8.     IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro
10:04

Disc 7

Dvořák, Antonín

Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60, B. 112
1.     I. Allegro non tanto
12:52
2.     II. Adagio
12:05
3.     III. Scherzo: Presto
08:31
4.     IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
12:00
Serenade in E Major, Op. 22, B. 52
5.     I. Moderato
04:28
6.     II. Tempo di valse
06:51
7.     III. Scherzo: Vivace
05:22
8.     IV. Larghetto
05:18
9.     V. Finale: Allegro vivace
05:55

Disc 8

Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141
1.     I. Allegro maestoso
11:06
2.     II. Poco adagio
09:26
3.     III. Scherzo: Vivace - Poco meno mosso
07:20
4.     IV. Finale: Allegro
09:45
Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44, B. 77 (version for orchestra)
5.     I. Moderato, quasi marcia
04:06
6.     II. Minuetto
06:35
7.     III. Andante con moto
08:05
8.     IV. Finale: Allegro molto
06:04

Disc 9

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163
1.     I. Allegro con brio
10:19
2.     II. Adagio
10:11
3.     III. Allegretto grazioso
06:55
4.     IV. Allegro ma non troppo
09:44
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World"
5.     I. Adagio - Allegro molto
09:33
6.     II. Largo
12:48
7.     III. Molto vivace
07:56
8.     IV. Allegro con fuoco
12:12

Disc 10

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 (ed. R. Haas from 1887 and 1890 versions)
1.     I. Allegro moderato
14:46
2.     II. Scherzo: Allegro moderato - Langsam
14:28
3.     III. Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
22:47
4.     IV. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
22:13

Disc 11

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109 (original 1894 version, ed. L. Nowak)
1.     I. Feierlich, misterioso
23:58
2.     II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft
10:25
3.     III. Adagio: Langsam feierlich
26:17

Disc 12

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
1.     I. Rêveries: Largo - Passions: Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
15:11
2.     II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo
06:29
3.     III. Scène aux Champs: Adagio
17:00
4.     IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo
04:54
5.     V. Songe d'une Nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto - Allegro
10:34
Le corsaire, Op. 21
6.     Le corsaire, Op. 21
08:27

Disc 13

Smetana, Bedřich

Má vlast (My Fatherland)
1.     No. 1. Vyšehrad (The High Castle)
15:29
2.     No. 2. Vltava (Moldau)
11:47
3.     No. 3. Šárka
09:56
4.     No. 4. Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemian Fields and Groves)
13:15
5.     No. 5. Tábor
12:40
6.     No. 6. Blaník
13:55

Disc 14

Janáček, Leoš

Sinfonietta, JW VI/18
1.     I. Allegretto
02:18
2.     II. Andante
05:44
3.     III. Moderato
05:23
4.     IV. Allegretto
02:45
5.     V. Andante con moto
07:34

Hartmann, Karl Amadeus

Symphonische Hymnen
6.     I. Fantasie - Introduction - Thema und Variationen
10:32
7.     II. Adagio
09:41
8.     III. Toccata
08:24

Disc 15

Bartók, Béla

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114
1.     I. Andante tranquillo
08:20
2.     II. Allegro
07:46
3.     III. Adagio
06:46
4.     IV. Allegro molto
07:47
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123
5.     I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
09:56
6.     II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando
06:15
7.     III. Elegia: Andante non troppo
06:31
8.     IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
04:23
9.     V. Finale: Presto
09:41

Total Playing Time: 16:41:03