Eduard van Beinum: Complete Recordings on Decca & Philips | Decca 4851387

Eduard van Beinum: Complete Recordings on Decca & Philips

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4851387

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 43

Release Date: 6th January 2023

Contents

Works

Arnold, Malcolm

Beckus the Dandipratt, op.5

Bach, Johann Christian

Symphonies (6), op.18
» no.2 in B flat major
» no.4 in D major

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Orchestral Suites nos.1-4 BWV1066-1069

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz116 BB123
Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses) Overture, op.124
Coriolan Overture, op.62
Egmont Overture, op.84
Fidelio, op.72
» Overture
Leonore Overture no.2, op.72a
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

Berlioz, Hector

Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a
» Overture
La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111 (excerpts)
Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Les Troyens
» Marche troyenne
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Polovtsian Dances

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture, op.80
Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Britten, Benjamin

Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes), op.33b
Sea Interludes (4), op.33a
Spring Symphony, op.44
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.5 in B flat major
Symphony no.7 in E major
Symphony no.8 in C minor
Symphony no.9 in D minor

Clarke, Jeremiah

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Debussy, Claude

Berceuse heroique (orchestral version)
Danses sacree et profane
Images pour orchestre
La Mer
Marche ecossaise (orch)
Nocturnes (3)

Diepenbrock, Alphons

Marsyas, of De betooverde bron
» Entr'acte (Wanderings through the Forest)
» Prelude (Marsyas awakens to Spring)

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town', op.40
Elegy for strings, op.58
The Wand of Youth Suite no.1, op.1a
The Wand of Youth Suite no.2, op.1b

Franck, Cesar

Psyche
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Grieg, Edvard

Elegiac melodies (2), op.34 (version for orchestra)

Handel, George Frideric

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351
Water Music

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.94 in G major, Hob.I:94 'The Surprise'
Symphony no.96 in D major, Hob.I:96 'Miracle'
Symphony no.97 in C major, Hob.I:97
Symphony no.100 in G major, Hob.I:100 'Military'

Henkemans, Hans

Violin Concerto

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Mahler, Gustav

Das Lied von der Erde
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Symphony no.4 in G major

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'
The Hebrides Overture 'Fingal's Cave', op.26
Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Concerto for flute and harp in C major, K299
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491
Serenade no.9 in D major, K320 'Posthorn'
Symphony no.29 in A major, K201
Symphony no.33 in B flat major, K319
Symphony no.35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Nicolai, Otto

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
» Overture

Pijper, Willem

Piano Concerto
Symphonic Epigrams (6)
Symphony no.3

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
La Valse
Rapsodie espagnole

Reger, Max

Eine Ballett-Suite (A ballet suite), op.130
» Valse d'amour
Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart, op.132

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioachino

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Rosamunde, D797
Symphony no.3 in D major, D200
Symphony no.4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D485
Symphony no.6 in C major, D589
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Sibelius, Jean

En saga, op.9
Finlandia, op.26
Tapiola, op.112
Valse triste, op.44 no.1
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Smetana, Bedrich

Ma vlast (My Country)
» II Vltava (Moldau)

Sousa, John Philip

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20

Stravinsky, Igor

Le Chant du Rossignol
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11
» II Andante cantabile (arr. for cello and orchestra)
The Nutcracker: Suite, op.71a

Thomas, Ambroise

Mignon
» Overture

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3

Artists

Geza Anda (piano)
Hubert Barwahser (flute)
Phia Berghout (harp)
Alfredo Campoli (violin)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Jan Damen (violin)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Aafje Heynis (contralto)
Hans Henkemans (piano)
Kathleen Long (piano)
Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Theo Olof (violin)
Anthony Pini (cello)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Bram de Wilde (clarinet)
Eugenia Zareska (mezzo-soprano)
Chamber Music Society of Amsterdam
Concertgebouworkest
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Eduard van Beinum

Works

Arnold, Malcolm

Beckus the Dandipratt, op.5

Bach, Johann Christian

Symphonies (6), op.18
» no.2 in B flat major
» no.4 in D major

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Orchestral Suites nos.1-4 BWV1066-1069

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz116 BB123
Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz106 BB114

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses) Overture, op.124
Coriolan Overture, op.62
Egmont Overture, op.84
Fidelio, op.72
» Overture
Leonore Overture no.2, op.72a
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

Berlioz, Hector

Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a
» Overture
La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111 (excerpts)
Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Les Troyens
» Marche troyenne
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Polovtsian Dances

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture, op.80
Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Britten, Benjamin

Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes), op.33b
Sea Interludes (4), op.33a
Spring Symphony, op.44
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.5 in B flat major
Symphony no.7 in E major
Symphony no.8 in C minor
Symphony no.9 in D minor

Clarke, Jeremiah

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Debussy, Claude

Berceuse heroique (orchestral version)
Danses sacree et profane
Images pour orchestre
La Mer
Marche ecossaise (orch)
Nocturnes (3)

Diepenbrock, Alphons

Marsyas, of De betooverde bron
» Entr'acte (Wanderings through the Forest)
» Prelude (Marsyas awakens to Spring)

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town', op.40
Elegy for strings, op.58
The Wand of Youth Suite no.1, op.1a
The Wand of Youth Suite no.2, op.1b

Franck, Cesar

Psyche
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Grieg, Edvard

Elegiac melodies (2), op.34 (version for orchestra)

Handel, George Frideric

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351
Water Music

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.94 in G major, Hob.I:94 'The Surprise'
Symphony no.96 in D major, Hob.I:96 'Miracle'
Symphony no.97 in C major, Hob.I:97
Symphony no.100 in G major, Hob.I:100 'Military'

Henkemans, Hans

Violin Concerto

Kodaly, Zoltan

Hary Janos Suite

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Mahler, Gustav

Das Lied von der Erde
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Symphony no.4 in G major

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'
The Hebrides Overture 'Fingal's Cave', op.26
Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Concerto for flute and harp in C major, K299
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491
Serenade no.9 in D major, K320 'Posthorn'
Symphony no.29 in A major, K201
Symphony no.33 in B flat major, K319
Symphony no.35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Nicolai, Otto

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
» Overture

Pijper, Willem

Piano Concerto
Symphonic Epigrams (6)
Symphony no.3

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
La Valse
Rapsodie espagnole

Reger, Max

Eine Ballett-Suite (A ballet suite), op.130
» Valse d'amour
Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart, op.132

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioachino

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder)
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Rosamunde, D797
Symphony no.3 in D major, D200
Symphony no.4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D485
Symphony no.6 in C major, D589
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Sibelius, Jean

En saga, op.9
Finlandia, op.26
Tapiola, op.112
Valse triste, op.44 no.1
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Smetana, Bedrich

Ma vlast (My Country)
» II Vltava (Moldau)

Sousa, John Philip

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20

Stravinsky, Igor

Le Chant du Rossignol
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11
» II Andante cantabile (arr. for cello and orchestra)
The Nutcracker: Suite, op.71a

Thomas, Ambroise

Mignon
» Overture

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3

Artists

Geza Anda (piano)
Hubert Barwahser (flute)
Phia Berghout (harp)
Alfredo Campoli (violin)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Jan Damen (violin)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Aafje Heynis (contralto)
Hans Henkemans (piano)
Kathleen Long (piano)
Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Theo Olof (violin)
Anthony Pini (cello)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Bram de Wilde (clarinet)
Eugenia Zareska (mezzo-soprano)
Chamber Music Society of Amsterdam
Concertgebouworkest
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Eduard van Beinum

About

The eminent Dutch conductor Eduard van Beinum described his relationship with orchestral musicians as ‘first among equals’. He said of his work, ‘One must certainly not by tyrannical.  A conductor must immerse himself in the possibilities of each and every orchestra member and bring everything out of them.’ It was a huge shock, when during a rehearsal of Brahms’s First Symphony on 13 April 1959, van Beinum suffered a fatal heart attack on the podium in the Concertgebouw at the age of just 58. His qualities as a musician had perhaps not been fully appreciated during his lifetime, but after his death, his recordings allow us to re-evaluate his impeccable musical intuition, his good taste and the spontaneity of his music-making. Collected here in one edition that predominately features the two orchestras he was Principal Conductor of – the Concertgebouworkest and London Philharmonic Orchestra – are the complete recordings he made for both Decca and Philips.

Highlights include:

- A sparkling interpretation of Beethoven’s ballet music to The Creature of Prometheus with the LPO

- Brahms’s Symphony cycle recorded with the Concertgebouworkest – a radically modern approach for the time they were made

- Lauded recordings of Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole (1946) ‘Without question, this is the best recording we have had of this pungently evocative work.’ – Gramophone; Boléro and La Valse and Debussy’s La Mer, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps (1946) ‘A truly brilliant recording, bringing out more of the score than I should have thought possible’ – Gramophone

- Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (one of his most celebrated recordings full of incisive precision and spontaneous explosive abandon)

- Reference recordings of Bruckner’s 7th, 8th & 9th Symphonies ‘Bruckner is my bread and butter’ said van Beinum

- Diapason d’Or award-winning recordings of Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.4 & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CO) & Hebrides Overture (LPO)

- A series of 78rpm recordings made for ‘Dutch Decca’, Telefunken & Deutsche Grammophon, including many works van Beinum never recorded commercially, such as Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Smetana’s Vltava – all released for the first time in nearly 70 years, in new hi-res transfers made especially for this collection

- Bonus: Audio documentary feature produced by Jon Tolansky, with commentary by a number of musicians who worked with Eduard van Beinum

- 102pp book (English/Dutch/French/German) with essays by music historian Niek Nelissen and Jon Tolansky

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