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FIRST RELEASES

51 Albums

 

 

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

 

 

 

Volume 1

 

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

 

Two Complete Versions

 

 

 

1.     Karl Münchinger,  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

 

 

 

2.     Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra

 

 

 

Volume 2

 

The Four Suites for Orchestra

 

Two Complete Versions

 

 

 

1.     Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra

 

 

 

2.     Eduard van Beinum, Concertgebouw Amsterdam

 

 

 

Volume 3

 

 

Saint Matthew Passion

 

Complete Version

 

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ernst Haefliger, Kieth Engen, Irmgard Seefried,

Antonia Fahberg, Hertha Töpper,  Max Proebstl

Münchener Bach Chor / Münchener Chorknaben / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Conductor :  Karl Richter

 

 

Volume 4

 

 

 

Mass in B Minor

 

Complete Version

 

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Martha Höffgen, Nicolaï Gedda, Heinz Rehfuss,

Geraint Jones, Dennis Brain

Chorus & Orchestra of the Wiener Musikfreunden

Conductor : Herbert von Karajan

 

 

Volume 5

 

 

 

Cantatas

 

BWV0004 Cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden”

Agnes Giebel / Martha Höffgen / Hans-Joachim Rotzsch . Theo Adam

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Thomanerchor Leipzig

Conductor : Kurt Thomas

 

BWV0051 Cantata “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”

Agnes Giebel - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Conductor : Kurt Thomas

 

BWV0169 Cantata  “Gott soll allein mein Herze haben“

Aafje Heynis, contralto - Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Conductor : Anton van der Horst

 

BWV0170 Cantata “Vergnügte Ruh' beliebte Seelenlust“

Aafje Heynis, contralto - Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Conductor : Szymon Goldberg

 

 

Volume 6

 

 

Cantatas

 

BWV0071 “Cantata Gott ist mein König“

Agnes Giebel / Marga Höffgen / Hans Joachim Rotzsch / Theo Adam

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Thomanerchor Leipzig

Conductor : Kurt Thomas

 

BWV0082 “Cantata Ich habe genug“

Hermann Prey- Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Conductor : Kurt Thomas

 

Sacred Songs

Aafje Heynis, contralto - Simon C. Jansen, orgue

 

Motets

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Thomanerchor Leipzig

Conductor : Kurt Thomas

 

 

Volume 7

 

 

The 6 Suites for Cello Solo

 

Two Complete Versions

 

 

1.     Paul Tortelier

 

 

2.     Pierre Fournier

 

 

 

Volume 08

 

 

The Well-Tempered Clavier

 

The 48 Preludes and Fugues for keyboard solo

 

Complete Books I & II

 

Rosalyn Tureck, piano

 

 

 

Volume 9

Concerto 01 for keyboard and orchestra BWV 1052

Two versions

1.     Clara Haskil

2.      Sviatoslav Richter

 

Concerto 05 for keyboard and orchestra BWV1056

Clara Haskil

 

Concerto 10 for two keyboards and orchestra BWV1061

Two versions

3.     Clara Haskil, Geza Anda

Sviatoslav Richter, Anatoly Vedernikov

 

E,glish Suite 03 BWV0808

Sviatoslav Richter

 

Toccata B minor BWV0914

Clara Haskil

 

 

 

 

Volume 10

 

Glenn Gould

 

Goldberg Variations BWV0988

 

Partita 04 D major BWV0828

 

Partita 05 G major BWV0829

 

Partita 06 E minor BWV0830

 

Glenn Gould, piano

 

 

 

BELA BARTOK

 

 

 

Volume 1

The 3 Piano Concertos

 

a-      Concerto for piano & orchestra N° 1

b-     Concerto for piano & orchestra N° 2

c-      Concerto for piano & orchestra N° 3

 

Geza Anda, piano * Ferenc Fricsay, Conductor

Radio-Symphony-Orchester Berlin

 

Violin Concerto N° 1

 

David Oistrakh, violin * Gennady Rojdestvensky, Conductor

State-Symphony Orchestra of the USSR

 

 

Volume 2

 

 

Concerto for Orchestra

 

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Conductor : Fritz Reiner

 

 

 

 

 

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN

 

 

Volume 1

 

 

 

The 9 Symphonys

 

The Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Conductor : Herbert von Karajan

 

 

 

 

Volume 2

 

 

 

The 9 Symphonys

 

London Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor : Josef Krips

 

 

Volume 3

 

 

 

The 9 Symphonys

 

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor : Bruno Walter

 

 

Volume 4

 

 

The 5 Concertos for Piano & Orchestra

 

Wilhelm Backhaus, piano

 

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor : Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

 

 

Volume 5

Concerto for Violin & Orchestra

Three Versions:

a-    Christian Ferras

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Sir Malcolm Sargent

b-   David Oistrakh

French National Radio Orchestra – André Cluytens

c-     Isaac Stern

New York Philharmonic – Leonard Bernstein

 

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

Lev Oborin – David Oistrakh – Sviatoslav Knushevitsky

Konstantin Ivanov - USSR State Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Volume 6

 

 

The 32 Sonatas for Piano Solo

 

Volume 1

Sonatas 1 to 16

 

Wilhelm Kempff

 

 

 

 

Volume 7

 

 

The 32 Sonatas for Piano Solo

 

Volume 2

Sonatas 17 to 32

 

Wilhelm Kempff

 

 

 

 

Volume 8

 

 

 

 

THE TEN SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

 

Complete Version 1

 

Arthur Grumiaux * Clara Haskil

 

 

 

Volume 9

 

 

 

 

THE TEN SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

 

Complete Version 2

 

Jascha Heifetz * Emanuel Bay

 

 

Volume 10

 

 

 

THE STRING QUARTETS

 

Complete Version Volume 1

 

Quartets 1 to 11

 

Amadeus Quartet

 

 

Volume 11

 

 

 

THE STRING QUARTETS

 

Complete Version Volume 2

 

Quartets 12 to 16

Great Fugue

 

Hollywood Quartet

 

 

Volume 12

STAGE MUSIC

 

The Creatures of Prometheus

Coriolan

Fidelio

Leonore I

Leonore II

Leonore III

Egmont

King Stephen

Consecration of the House

 

 Herbert von Karajan * Otto Klemperer

The Philharmonia Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Hector BERLIOZ 

 

 

 

 

Volume 1

 

 

SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE - Three Versions

 

·        Igor Markevitch * Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

·        Herbert von Karajan *  The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Georges Prêtre * Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

 

ROMEO and JULIETTE – Full Version

 

·        Charles Münch

Boston Symphony Orchestra * Harvard Glee Club * RadCliffe Choral Society * Margaret Roggero *  Leslie Chabay * Yi-Kwei Sze

 

 

 

 

Volume 2

 

LA DAMNATION DE FAUST - Full Version

·        Igor Markevitch

Lamoureux Orchestra *  Elisabeth Brasseur Chorus * RTF Children Chorus

Richard Verreau *  Michel Roux * Consuelo Rubio * Pierre Mollet

 

ORCHESTRAL WORKS

 

·        Benvenuto Cellini : Overture, D.E. Ingelbrecht

·        Le Carnaval Romain : Overture Charles Münch

·        Le Carnaval Romain : Overture Herbert  von Karajan

·        Le Corsaire : Overture Charles Münch

·        Les Troyens : Royal Hunt and Storm H. von Karajan

·        Rêverie et Caprice * Aaron Rosand, violin solo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 3

 

REQUIEM GRAND MESS OF THE DEAD – Full Version

 

·        Hermann Scherchen

Orchestra of the Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris *  RTF Chorus

 

LES NUITS D’ETE – Full Version

 

·        Victoria de Los Angeles,  Charles Münch

Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

HAROLD IN ITALY – Two Full Versions

 

·        Charles Münch, William Primrose

Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

·        Igor Markevitch, Heinz Kirchner

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

GEORGES BIZET 

 

 

 

 

Volume 1

 

 

CARMEN  

Risë Stevens Version

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Carmen : Risë Stevens, mezzo-soprano

Don José : Jan Peerce, tenor

Escamillo : Robert Merrill, baritone

Micaëla : Licia Alabanese, soprano

Mercédès : Margaret Roogero, mezzo-soprano

 

RCA Victor Orchestra  - Robert Shaw & Enfants du Lycée Français Choruses

CONDUCTOR : FRITZ REINER

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 2

 

 

CARMEN

Victoria de Los Angeles Version

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Carmen : Victoria de Los Angeles, soprano

Don José : Nicolaï Gedda, tenor

Escamillo : Ernest Blanc, baritone

Micaëla : Janine Micheau, soprano

Mercédès : Monique Linval, mezzo-soprano

 

French National Radio & Chorus

CONDUCTOR : SIR THOMAS BEECHAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 3

 

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES Full Version

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Leïla : Martha Angelici, soprano

Nadir : Henri Legay, tenor

Zurga : Michel Dens, baritone

Nourabad : Louis Noguera, bass

 

Orchestra and Chorus of the  Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique

CONDUCTOR : ANDRE CLUYTENS

 

IVAN IV LE TERRIBLE (Extraits)

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Marie : Janine Micheau, soprano

Igor : Henri Legay, tenor

Le jeune Bulgare : Michel Sénéchal, tenor

Ivan IV : Michel Roux, baritone

 

Orchestra & Chorus of the French National Radio

CONDUCTOR : GEORGES TZIPINE

 

 

 

CARMEN

 

·         Orchestral Suites N° 1 et N° 2

Orchestre Symphonique Français

CONDUCTOR : LAURENT PETITGIRARD

 

·        Pablo de Sarasate : Concert Fantasy on Carmen

Leonid Kogan, violin

Grand Symphony Orchestra

CONDUCTOR : VASSILY NEBOLSIN

 

·        Variations on a theme from Carmen

Vladirmir Horowitz, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        L'Arlésienne, Suite after Les Lettres de mon Moulin

The Philadelphia Orchestra

CONDUCTOR : EUGENE ORMANDY

 

·        La Jolie Fille de Perth

Orchestra of the Suisse Romande

CONDUCTOR : ERNEST ANSERMET

 

·        Jeux d'enfants

Concerts Lamoureux Orchestra

CONDUCTOR : IGOR MARKEVITCH

 

·        C major Symphony

Orchestre Symphonique Français

CONDUCTOR : LAURENT PETITGIRARD

 

 

Johannes   BRAHMS

 

 

 

 

Volume 1

 

CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA N°1 D minor

 

FOUR VERSIONS

 

·        Wilhelm Backhaus - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Karl Böhm

·        Leon Fleisher -The Cleveland Orchestra

                                      CONDUCTOR : George Szell

·        Julius Katchen - London Symphony Orchestra

                                    CONDUCTOR : Pierre Monteux

·        Rudolf Serkin -The Cleveland Orchestra

                                      CONDUCTOR : George Szell

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 2

 

CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA N°2 B flat major

 

FOUR VERSIONS

 

·        Geza Anda - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Ferenc Fricsay

Wilhelm Backhaus - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra                                                                         CONDUCTOR: Carl Schuricht

·        Julius Katchen - London Symphony Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Janos Ferencsik

·        Sviatoslav Richter  - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Erich Leinsdorf

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 3

 

CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA D major

 

TEN VERSIONS Volume 1

 

·        Christian Ferras - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

CONDUCTOR : Carl Schuricht

·        Jascha Heifetz - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

CONDUCTOR: Fritz Reiner

·        Leonid Kogan - The Philharmonia Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Kyrile Kondrachine

·        Nathan Milstein - Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Pierre Monteux

·        Yehudi Menuhin - Lucerne Festival Orchestra

                                           CONDUCTOR : Wilhelm Furtwängler

 

 

 

Volume 4

 

 CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA D major

 

TEN VERSIONS Volume 2

 

·        Ginette Neveu - The Philharmonia Orchestra

CONDUCTOR : Issay Dobrowen

David Oistrakh - Staatskapelle Dresden

CONDUCTOR: Franz Konwitschny

·        David Oistrakh - French National Radio Orchestra

                                      CONDUCTOR : Otto Klemperer

·        Isaac Stern - The Philadelphia Orchestra

                                       CONDUCTOR : Eugene Ormandy

·        Henryk Szeryng - London Symphony Orchestra

                                           CONDUCTOR : Pierre Monteux

 

 

 

Volume 5

 

 

DOUBLE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO

and ORCHESTRA A minor

 

THREE VERSIONS

 

·        Christian Ferras - Paul Tortelier

The Philharmonia Orchestra - CONDUCTOR : Paul Kletzki

·        Zino Francescatti - Pierre Fournier

Columbia Symphony Orchestra - CONDUCTOR : Bruno Walter

·        David Oistrakh -  Pierre Fournier

The Philharmonia Orchestra - CONDUCTOR : Alceo Galliera

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 6

 

THE FOUR SYMPHONIES

 

Volume 1

Symphony 01 C minor

FIVE VERSIONS

·        Eduard van Beinum  - Orchestre du Concertgebouw Amsterdam

·        Wilhelm Furtwängler  – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

·        Herbert von Karajan  - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

·        Otto Klemperer  - The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Bruno Walter  - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

Symphony 02 D minor

FIVE VERSIONS

·        Herbert von Karajan  - The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Otto Klemperer  – The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Hans Knappertsbusch  - Orchestre Philharmonique de Munich

·        Pierre Monteux  - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

·         Bruno Walter  - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Volume 7

 

THE FOUR SYMPHONYS

 

Volume 2

Symphony 03 F major

FOUR VERSIONS

·        Wilhelm Furtwängler  – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

·        Jascha Horenstein  - Orchestre Sudwestfunk Baden-Baden

·        Otto Klemperer - The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

Symphony 04 mi mineur

TWO VERSIONS

·        Otto Klemperer  – The Philharmonia Orchestra

·         Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 8

 

 

VARIATIONS AND OVERTURES

 

Variations on a Theme by Haydn B flat major

FOUR VERSIONS

·        Eduard van Beinum  - Amsterdam ConcertgebouwOrchestra

·        Wilhelm Furtwängler  – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

·        Otto Klemperer - The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

Academy Festival Overture

TWO VERSIONS

·        Otto Klemperer  – The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

Tragic Overture D minor

TWO VERSIONS

·        Otto Klemperer  – The Philharmonia Orchestra

·        Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 9

 

A GERMAN REQUIEM– EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM

 

THREE VERSIONS

 

·        Herbert von Karajan

* Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau * Lisa della Casa

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Chorus of the Vienna Music Friends

 

·        Rudolf Kempe

* Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau * Elisabeth Grümmer

New York Philharmonic Orchestra-  Westminster Chorus

 

·        Bruno Walter

* George London * Irmgard Seefried

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Westminster Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 10

 

WORKS FOR PIANO SOLO

 

The Four Ballades Opus 10

* Emil Gilels

 

Variations on a Theme by Haendel Opus 24

* Yves Nat

 

Variations on a Theme by Paganini Opus 35

* Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

 

Piano Waltzes Opus 39

* Byron Janis

 

Lullaby Opus 49-04

* Arthur Rubinstein

 

Seven Pieces Opus 76

* Wilhelm Backhaus

* Walter Gieseking

* Heinrich Neuhaus

 

Two Rhapsodies  Opus 79

* Yves Nat

 

Fantasies Opus 116

* Wilhelm Backhaus

 

Intermezzi Opus 117

* Wilhelm Backhaus

* Walter Gieseking

 

Klavierstücke Opus 118

* Wilhelm Backhaus

 

Klavierstücke Opus 119

* Wilhelm Backhaus

 

 

 

Volume 11

 

 

 

WORKS FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS

 

The Sixteen Waltzes Opus 39

 

The Twenty-One Hungarian Rhapsodies

 

 

Alfred Brendel  *  Walter Klien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHAPSODY FOR CONTRALTO AND MALE CHORUS

 

Marian Anderson

San Francisco Orchestra and Chorus

CONDUCTOR: Pierre Monteux

 

Aafje Heynis

Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra - Royal Apollo Chorus

CONDUCTOR: Eduard van Beinum

 

Kathleen Ferrier

London Philharmonic and Chorus

CONDUCTOR: Clemens Krauss

 

 

 

FRANZ LISZT

 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE BICENTENNIAL 1811 - 2011

 

 

Volume 1

Concerto N°1 for Piano and Orchestra B flat major

Nine  Versions

1.      Geza Anda, Otto Ackermann, Philharmonia Orchestra

2.      Alfred Brendel, Michael Gielen, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

3.      Sviatoslav Richter, Karel Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

4.      Emil Gilels, Kyril Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony Orchestra

5.      Lazar Berman, Kyril Kondrashin, Moscow Youth Orchestra

6.      Samson François, Constantin Silvestri, Philharmonia Orchestra

7.      Tamas Vasary, Felix Prohaska, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

8.      Gyorgy Cziffra, Pierre Dervaux, Paris Conservatory Orchestra

9.      Arthur Rubinstein, Alfred Wallenstein, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Concertofor  Piano and Strings « Malediction »

          Alfred Brendel, Michael Gielen, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Volume 2

Concerto N° 2 for Piano and Orchestra A major

Five Versions

1.   Alfred Brendel, Michael Gielen, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1.      Julius Katchen, Ataulfo Argenta, London Philharmonic Orchestra

2.      Samson François, Constantin Silvestri, Philharmonia Orchestra

3.      Tamas Vasary, Felix Prohaska, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Gyorgy Cziffra, André Vandernoot, Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Fantasia On Hungarian Folk Melodies 

Two Versions

4.      Geza Anda, Otto Ackermann, Philharmonia Orchestra

1.      Sviatoslav Richter, Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Philharmony Orchestra

Totentanz Variations on the Dies Irae - Danse Macabre

             Alfred Brendel, Michael Gielen, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Volume 3

Sonata for piano B minor 

Seven Versions

1.      Lazar Berman

2.      Alfred Brendel

3.      Emil Gilels Version 1

4.      Emil Gilels Version 2

5.      Vladimir Horowitz

6.      Ernst Levy

7.      Sviatoslav Richter

16 Hungarian Rhapsodies

1.      Gyorgy Cziffra

2.      Lazar Berman

3.      Emil Gilels

4.      Vladimir Horowitz

5.      Arthur Rubinstein

6.     Claudio Arrau

7.     Spike Jones (Parody)

 

 

Volume 4

Twelve  Etudes d’Exécution Transcendante

1.      Gyorgy Cziffra

2.      Sviatoslav Richter

3.      Lazar Berman

4.      Vladimir Ashkenazy

Années de Pèlerinage

I – Switzerland * Vladimir Horowitz * Wilhelm Kempff

II – Italy * Alfred Brendel * Vladimir Horowitz * Byron Janis

 * Ernst Levy * Dinu Lipatti

III – Italy * Claudio Arrau

Harmonies poétiques et religieuses

Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude * Ernst Levy

Funérailles * Vladimir Horowitz *  Sviatoslav Richter

 

 

 

Volume 5

Paganini Etudes

Octave B flat major * Vladimir Horowitz * Tamas Vasary

La Campanella * Emil Gilels * Gyorgy Cziffra

The Hunt * Emil Gilels

Concert Etudes

Ronde des Lutins F minor * Gyorgy Cziffra

Consolations

Lento placido D flat major * Vladimir Horowitz * Tamas Vasary

 * Arthur Rubinstein

Transcriptions

Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto Quartet * Byron Janis * Gyorgy Cziffra

Tannhäuser : Entry of the Knights * Gyorgy Cziffra

Verdi’s Il Trovatore: Paraphrase of the Miserere * Gyorgy Cziffra

Tarentelle di Bravura after Auber ‘s La Muette de Portici  * Gyorgy Cziffra

Five Schubert Lieder * Vladimir Sofronitsky

The Nightingale after Alabiev * Gyorgy Cziffra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 6

Csardas Macabre

 * Alfred Brendel

Two Legends :

Saint Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds* Wilhelm Kempff

Saint Francis de Paul walking on the water * Wilhelm Kempff * Tamas Vasary

 

Funerary Gondola

·         Alfred Brendel

 

Dream of Love N° 3

·         Gyorgy Cziffra * Byron Janis * Arthur Rubinstein* Spike Jones (parody)

 

Mephisto-Waltz N° 3

Dance in the Village Inn* Vladimir Ashkenazy * Alfred Brendel

·         Gyorgy Cziffra

 

Nuages gris – Grey Clouds

·         Lazar Berman

 

Forgotten Waltzes

N° 1 F sharp major * Emil Gilels * Vladimir Horowitz * Sviatoslav Richter

N° 2 A flat major * Sviatoslav Richter

 

Bagatelle Without Tonality

* Alfred Brendel

 

 

Volume 7

Symphonic Works

 

Symphonic Poem « Les Préludes”

·         Ferenc Fricsay * Herbert von Karajan

 

Mephisto Waltz N° 1

Dance in the Village Inn *  Jascha Horenstein * Fritz Reiner

 

Hungarian Rhapsodies

N° 1b F major * Leopold Stokowsky

N° 2 C flat minor* Leopold Stokowsky

N°3b D major * Leopold Stokowsky

 

Eine Faust-Sinfonie * Faust-Symphony

* Janos Ferencsik * Hungarian State Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

« Ze Best Jazz »

 

 

The idea of “Ze Best Jazz” originated whilst I was directing the “I Love Quincy” TV series for Channel 4 and Canal Plus.

Quincy Jones had introduced me to most of his pals, and I had visited in their homes stars like, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles,

Count Basie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Henry Mancini…and the then very young Michael Jackson.

I systematically looked in to their record collections, asked questions, took notes.

Here are the first 60 albums. You might not like the name “Ze Best”. But you’ll love the music !

Eric Lipmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST RELEASES (16 Albums)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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