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The Decca Sound - Mono Years 1944 - 1956

Decca Classics brings you a Limited-Edition set of acclaimed ffrr recordings from the Mono era, including ncludes Ansermet’s 1949 recording of Petrouchka which was published in 1950 as Decca’s first LP.

• Limited-Edition set of acclaimed ffrr recordings from the Mono era.
• Includes Ansermet’s 1949 recording of Petrouchka which was published in 1950 as Decca’s first LP.
• Luxury Metallic silver wrap lid-off box with spot varnish.
• Original cover art used for each sleeve.
• Multilingual booklet contains articles by Raymond McGill and Mike Gray on the development of ffrr, the artists, and the venues.
• Full recording information on each album and numerous photographs.
• A parallel vinyl box to accompany this CD set

Conductors including: Ernest Ansermet, Georg Solti, Erich Kleiber, Adrian Boult, Anthony Collins and Hans Knappertsbusch

Orchestras Including: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Soloists including: pianists Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen, Friedrich Gulda and Moura Lypmany; violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Alfredo Campoli and cellists Zara Nelsova and Pierre Fournier

Chamber Ensembles including: Quartetto Italiano, Griller Quartet, Trio Di Trieste, Quintetto Chigiano and Wiener Oktett.

CD1: STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka; Le Sacre du printemps
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)/Ansermet
CD2: ROUSSEL: Le Festin de l'araignée; Petite Suite pour orchestre; RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Valses nobles et sentimentales
OSR/Ansermet
CD3:RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead*; DUKAS: La Péri*; DEBUSSY: 6 Épigraphes antiques; Jeux
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra(PCO)*/OSR/Ansermet
CD4:ALBÉNIZ: Iberia*; TURINA: Danzas fantásticas*; POULENC: Les Biches – Suite
PCO/Argenta* + Desomière
CD5:HAYDN: Symphonies 101 “Clock” & 88; BEETHOVEN: Emperor Concerto*
Backhaus/Wiener Philharmoniker (WP)/Krauss*/Münchinger
CD6:BARANOVIC: Gingerbread Heart – Ballet Suite; LHOTKA: Devil in the Village – Suite*
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra/Baranovic
Orchestra of the National Opera House, Zagreb/Lhotka*
CD7:BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra; PIJPER: Symphony 3; DIEPENBROCK: Marsyas ou la Source enchantée – Suite (excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orchestra (COA)/van Beinum
CD8:BLISS: A Colour Symphony; Introduction & Allegro;
Violin Concerto
Campoli/London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)/Bliss
CD9:TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite 3 in G; PROKOFIEV: Love of Three Oranges – Suite*; Lieutenant Kijé – Suite
PCO/LPO*/Boult
CD10:VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Job; The Wasps - Suite
LPO/Boult
CD11:BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem*; Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra
Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia; Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; Katchen/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (DRSO)*/London Symphony Orchestra/COA/Britten*
Van Beinum
CD12:HOMAGE TO FRITZ KREISLER; LALO: Symphonie espagnole*
Campoli/Gritton
LPO/van Beinum*
CD13:ELGAR: Violin Concerto*; BUTTERWORTH: Shropshire Lad – Rhapsody; The Banks of Green Willow; BAX: Tintagel; HOLST: The Perfect Fool – Ballet Suite
Campoli*/LPO/Boult
CD14:WALTON: Façade – An Entertainment; Façade – Suites 1 & 2*; LAMBERT: Horoscope – Ballet Suite*
Sitwell/Pears/LSO*/Collins/Irving*
CD15:ELGAR: Introduction & Allegro for Strings; Serenade for strings in E minor; Falstaff – Symphonic Study*; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
New Symphony Orchestra of London (NSOL)/LSO*/Collins
CD16:MOZART: Piano Quartets 1&2*; Horn Quintet in E flat°
Curzon*/Brain°/Amadeus Quartet
CD17:BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4*
Curzon/COA/Van Beinum/Krips*
CD18:HONEGGER: Symphony No. 3; Chant de joie; BECK: Viola Concerto°; REICHEL: Piano Concerto°
PCO/Denzler/OSR/Meylan°
CD19:BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto*; HAYDN: Symphony No. 102
Elman*/LPO/Solti
CD20:BRAHMS: Violin Concerto*; ELIZALDE: Violin Concerto°; RODRIGO: Concierto de estio for violin†
Ferras/WP*/Schuricht*/LSO°/Poulet°/PCO†/Enesco†
CD21:J. STRAUSS II: Graduation Ball – Ballet Suite (arr. Dorati)*; GLUCK & GRÉTRY: Ballet suites
NSOL/Fistoulari*
NSOL/Irving
CD22:TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker & Sleeping Beauty* Suites
PCO/Fistoulari/Désormière*
CD23:BRAHMS: Cello Sonatas; BACH: Viola da gamba Sonata in G (arr. for cello)
Fournier/Backhaus
CD24:SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor*; SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke; Drei Romanzen; Cello Concerto
Gendron/Françaix*/OSR/Ansermet
CD25 & 26: BLOCH: Quartets 1-4
Griller Quartet
CD27:BEETHOVEN: Hammerklavier Sonata; “Eroica Variations”; “Les Adieux” Sonata
Gulda
CD28:HAYDN: Quartet in E flat, Op.64/6; BOCCHERINI: Quartet in D, Op.6/1; SCHUMANN: Quartet No.2 in F, Op.41/2; VERDI: Quartet in E minor
Quartetto Italiano
CD29:SIBELIUS: 4 Legends; Karelia Suite
DRSO/Jensen
CD30: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
WP/Kleiber
CD31:BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”; WAGNER: Tristan & Parsifal*
LPO/Kleiber/Krauss*
CD32:BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3; WAGNER: Tannhäuser - Overture & Venusberg music
WP/Knappertsbusch
CD33:NIELSEN: Quartet No. 4 in F; VAGN HOLMBOE: Quartet No. 3; SIBELIUS: Quartet in D*
Koppel Quartet/Griller Quartet *
CD34:BIZET: Jeux d'enfants; Jolie Fille de Perth – Suite; CHABRIER: Suite Patorale; Ode à la musique; DEBUSSY: Damoiselle élue
PCO/Lindenberg/Fournet
CD35:RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3*; KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto in D flat
Lympany
NSOL/Collins*
LPO/Fistoulari
CD36:MOZART: Serenade 4*; Symphonies 28 & 29
NSO*/OSR/Maag
CD37:GRANADOS: Goyescas; El pelele
Magaloff
CD38:LALO: Namouna - Suites 1 & 2; FAURÉ: Ballade; 4 Nocturnes; FRANÇAIX: Concertino for piano and orchestra
Long/LPO/Martinon
CD39-41:HANDEL: Concerti grossi, op.6; Water Music
Boyd Neel String Orchestra (BNSO)/Neel
CD42:RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata; KODÁLY: Sonata for cello; REGER: Suite No. 2; BACH: Cello Suite No. 3 – Bourrées
Nelsova/Balsam
CD43:SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet; BLOCH: Piano Quintet No. 1
Quintetto Chigiano
CD44:BOCCHERINI: Piano Quintets in A major & D minor; BRAHMS: Piano Quintet
Quintetto Chigiano
CD45:PAGANINI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Ricci/LSO/Collins
CD46:MOZART: Symphonies 25 & 38*; ROSSINI: 5 Overtures
LSO/Solti*/Gamba
CD47: BARTÓK: Music for strings, percussion and celesta; KODÁLY: Háry János – Suite; HAYDN: Symphony No. 100 "Military"
LPO/Solti
CD48: BEETHOVEN: Archduke Trio; BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 1
Trio di Trieste
CD49: PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5; SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5
DRSO/Tuxen
CD50:NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5; Flute & Clarinet* Concertos
DRSO/Jensen/Möldike*
CD51:Smetana: String Quartet No. 1; KODÁLY: Quartet No. 2; SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 13, D804
Végh Quartet
CD52:MOZART: Divertimento, K334; Divertimento K247
Vienna Octet
CD53:MENDELSSOHN: Octet; BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet
Vienna Octet

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