Toscanini – Ravel – Dukas

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1. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913; France
Date of Recording: 11/21/1949
2. Psyché, M 47: Psyché et Eros by César Franck
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888; France
Date of Recording: 01/07/1952
3. L’apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; France
Date of Recording: 03/19/1950
4. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; France
Date of Recording: 07/01/1950
5. Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1844; France
Date of Recording: 01/19/1953
6. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Queen Mab Scherzo by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; France
Date of Recording: 11/10/1951
7. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; France
Date of Recording: 09/02/1945
8. Mignon: Overture by Ambroise Thomas
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866; France
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952

Links:

Toscanini – Brahms – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concertos – Horowitz

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1. Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 In B Flat: Allegro non troppo
2. Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 In B Flat: Allegro appassionato
3. Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 In B Flat: Andante
4. Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 In B Flat: Allegretto grazioso
5. Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 In B Flat Minor: Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
6. Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 In B Flat Minor: Andantino simplice
7. Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 In B Flat Minor: Allegro con fuoco

Links:

Toscanini – Beethoven – Violin Concerto – Piano Concerto No.3 – Heifetz – Rubinstein

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Though Toscanini was one of the greatest conductors ever to mount a podium he was scarcely renowned for his skill and sympathy as an accompanist. But here we have recordings by two instrumentalists who in different ways were able to combat the maestro’s tendency to impose his will and his way on any performance. In the Third Piano Concerto Toscanini conducts an intensely dramatic opening tutti, and whenever he has his head he creates a rare incandescence in the orchestral part. Rubinstein goes urbanely but determinedly in his own direction, and his playing has typical poise and clarity. The result is hardly a marriage of minds, but the mixture works well to produce a performance which possesses a good deal of vitality and character. The 1944 recording sounds very well for its date, with good piano tone and just a little surface hiss and crackle from the original source. The audience is very quiet until the end, when there is enthusiastic applause. The 1940 sound in the Violin Concerto is again very good, and Heifetz is in superb form, so that he in the end dominates the formidable Toscanini through the wizardry of his technique and the force of his musical personality. In general tempos are on the fast side, and there is a good deal of tension in the performance, but there is some marvellous music-making too, particularly in the slow movement, where Heifetz plays with great poetry and a beautiful quality of tone.

— Gramophone [3/1988]
reviewing these performances previously reissued as RCA 5756

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/11/1940
Venue: NBC Studio 8-H
Length: 38 Minutes 33 Secs.
2. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 10/29/1944
Venue: NBC Studio 8-H
Length: 32 Minutes 25 Secs.

Links:

Toscanini – Rossini – Overtures

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1. The Italian Girl In Algiers
2. Il Signor Bruschino
3. The Barber Of Seville
4. Cinderella
5. The Thieving Magpie
6. The Siege Of Corinth
7. Semiramide
8. William Tell

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