KUBELIK, RAFAEL Complete Recordings. Works by Dvorak, Mahler, Beethoven. Deutsche Grammophon Limited Edition 64cds + 2DVDs
RAFAEL KUBELlK Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
The entirety of Rafael Kubelík's recordings for the Yellow Label, united for the first time in one edition
Featuring his justly famed Beethoven cycle with nine different orchestras
Pioneering cycles of Dvorák’s and Mahler’s symphonies
Standard-setting recordings of works by Janácek, Orff and Smetana
Original cover art on sleeves
120-page booklet with new liner notes by Rob Cowan
ON DVORAK 9
It has the kind of freshness and vigor that remind one of what it was like to hear this piece for the very first time. … Kubelík has captured the enthusiasm of his players and generates a sense of excitement and poetry. .. The recording has great dynamic range and encompasses the most featherweight string "pianissimo" to the fullest orchestral "tutti" without discomfort . . . Very special, very Kubelík.
Record Review / Robert Leighton, Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone (London) / 01. June 2016
ON THE ITALIAN “SYMPHONY EDITION” FROM 2014
The Beethoven cycle is 'very Kubelík' in that it goes global, with each symphony calling on a different national orchestra, highlights being the Berlin Phil "Eroica" (full-bodied and finely detailed), the Israel Phil Fourth (an expressive Adagio and a fiery finale) and the Munich "Choral", where Kubelík realizes the work's many daring prophecies . . .
And yet for me the high point of the entire set is Kubelik's reading of the Seventh, Mahler as open-minded Bohemian, joker, romantic, the two atmospheric "Nachtmusik" movements quietly playful, the Scherzo a slithery reptile, the ragbag finale unexpectedly conclusive . . .
Record Review / Rob Cowan, Gramophone (London) / 01. August 2014
ON MAHLER 1
The poet among Mahler conductors delivers a performance filled with imagination and delight.
Record Review / Michael McManus, Gramophone (London) / 01. March 2010
FROM THE COMPLETE BOSTON SET
Má vlast was very memorable for its great, rich orchestral sound and the opportunity to perform it with Kubelík, a giant of his generation. He truly lived that piece. One could feel his identity through it, his patriotic pride.
BSO trombonist, section member 1970–75; principal trombone 1975–2008
Kubelík’s Bartók Concerto for Orchestra was the best interpretation I ever played.
I went on to play the piece with many other conductors after Kubelík, and nothing ever came close to his interpretation.
BSO violinist, 1970–1987
Deutsche Grammophon Limited Edition 64cds + 2DVDs 4799959
|Format||Box Sets, CD|
|Release Period||May 2018|