Various: 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.


Contents and Reviews

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