WOW HD GB
FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING!

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Theme

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Decades

Size

Color

Deals

Forgotten Recordings

Forgotten Recordings

(2 Pack)
  • By Various Artists
  • Release 05/02/2021
  • Media Format CD
Share Twitter
CD 
Price: £19.43

Product Notes

SOMM RECORDINGS announces the first release of never before available performances by one of the defining partnerships of modern American music in the specially priced two-album set George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra: The Forgotten Recordings. Long considered one of America's "Big Five" orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra entered it's second century in 2018 and earlier this year was hailed by The New York Times as "America's finest [orchestra] still". The Forgotten Recordings features eight historic performances made for the Book-of-the-Month Club in 1954 and 1955 - seven of which are first releases - that have been restored and remastered by the multi-award-winning audio restoration engineer Lani Spahr, who also provides extensive and informative booklet notes. Three works - Bach's Third Orchestral Suite (BWV 1068), a revealing engagement by Szell with a composer he is not usually associated with, Smetana's The Moldau and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel (with an early spotlight on legendary horn player Myron Bloom) were recorded in mono in a remarkably productive session on Christmas Eve, 1954. From October 1955 in stereo recordings are two works by Brahms - his Haydn Variations and the Academic Festival Overture, two symphonies - Mozart's No. 39 and Schumann's Fourth - and a Stravinsky Firebird Suite that "crackles with energy". "Here", says Spahr, "we can appreciate that the orchestra was well on it's way to becoming, in Szell's words, 'this glorious instrument... that perfectly reflects my musical ideals'. "

Details

Title: Forgotten Recordings
Release Date: 05/02/2021
Label: Somm Recordings
Number of Discs: 2
Media Format: CD
UPC: 748871501126
Item #: 2363693X
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. More details
Understood