Various: The Westminster Legacy (Deutsche Grammophon Audio CDs)

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The Westminster Legacy (Deutsche Grammophon Audio CDs)

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Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

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The Deutsche Grammophon Westminster Records box set gives a cross-section of Westminster’s activity in all genres, from solo piano recordings (Jörg Demus, Paul Badura-Skoda, Clara Haskil, Egon Petri) to complete operas (Handel’s Rodelinda with Teresa Stich-Randall, Maureen Forrester, Alexander Young, conducted by Brian Priestman, receiving its CD premiere) to orchestral recordings by the legendary conductors Hermann Scherchen and Artur Rodzinski.

Many of these albums have never been released internationally before on CD or have been deleted for many years. Westminster Records was an American classical music record label, founded in 1949. Its trademark was Big Ben and its slogan “natural balance”, referring to its single microphone technique in recording music, similar to Mercury Records’ Living Presence series.

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Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 6 Beethoven: Symphonies 2, 4 & 8 Beethoven: Symphony 9 Haydn: Symphonies 45 &100 Mozart: Symphonies 39–41 Holst: The Planets Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker • Symphony 4 Bruckner: Symphony 8 • Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Mahler: Symphonies 1 & 2 Glière: Symphony 3 “Ilya Murometz” Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory Mozart: Piano Concerto K 466 • Scarlatti: Sonatas Mozart: Piano Concerto K 482 • Sonatas K 570 & 310 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 2 • Paganini Variations Brahms & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos Mozart: String Quintet K 516 & Quartet K 590 Beethoven: String Quartets opp. 18/4 & 59/3 Schubert: String Quintet D 956 Schubert: Octet Mendelssohn: Octet Dvorák: String Sextet op. 48 • String Quintet op. 97 Beethoven: Pathétique, Appassionata, Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy • Moments musicaux Franck & Fauré: Piano Works Spanish Guitar Music Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben Liederkreis op. 39 • Respighi: Il tramonto Duparc: Mélodies Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge • Mozart: Lieder Bach: Mass in B minor Mozart: Requiem Handel: Rodelinda Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette • Symphonie fantastique Operatic Arias