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100 Great Symphonies

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  • Release Date 04 September 2020
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Product code
4792685
Format
CD Box Set
Number of Discs
56
Label
Deutsche Grammophon

56 CD Box Set

A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything

- Gustav Mahler

A SYMPHONY EDITION CHOSEN BY POPULAR VOTE: Deutsche Grammophon rolls out a cornucopia of great symphonic music, chosen by the people – all the symphonies you’ll ever need in a compact cube, at a great price!

”The symphony is the most significant and most complex form of musicial composition, which in its Classical form represents the supreme achievement of Western music.” So wrote polymath Nicolas Slonimsky, and there can be litte doubt that for the majority of music-lovers the symphony, from before Haydn to Shostakovich and beyond, is the mainstay of their listening pleasure.

  • Substantial 56 CD box set - containing a huge range of works, starting with Giovanni Battista Sammartini and ending with Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass, taking in every major symphonist on the way
  • Over 60 hours of glorious, fascinating listening!
  • Colour-coded sleeves
  • The 96-page booklet includes an intro on the vote and concept plus an extended essay by Jeremy Nicholas, with links to the CDs, and a full tracklist
  • The vote produced the core of the box, with cycles by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, and major contributions from Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich
  • Great rarities include Franz Schimdt’s Fourth, Samuel Barber’s Symphony no. 1 and Philip Glass’s “Low” Symphony

The range of works is vast, with performances provided by the top names at DG and Decca;

  • Abbado in Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mahler
  • Bernstein with Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann adm 20th century American symphonists
  • Böhm with Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner; Boulez with Mahler and Webern
  • Dudamel with Beethoven and Mahler
  • Jochum with Haydn and Bruckner
  • Karajan with Brahms, Bruckner, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Honegger
  • From the Decca side we have Bomstedt (Hindemith), Norrington (Tippett), Zinman (Barber), Dennis Russell Davis with Glass
  • Period performances from Gardiner, Hogwood and Pinnock

CD 1
THE EARLY SYMPHONY
(1) Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Symphony in A major (J-C 62)
Arcadia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon (on period instruments)
(2) Johann Stamitz: Symphony in D major op. 3 no.2
The Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood
(3) Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Sinfonia in A minor
Camerata Bern
(4) JC Bach: Symphony in F major op. 3 no. 5
ASMF / Marriner
(5) CPE Bach: Orchestral Sinfonia no. 1 in D major Wq 183
Münchener Bach Orchester / Karl Richter

JOSEPH HAYDN
CD 2
(6) Symphony no. 39 in G minor
(7) Symphony no. 48 in C major “Maria Theresia”
(8) Symphony no. 49 in F minor “ La passione”
The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock

CD 3
(9) Symphony no. 88
(10) Symphony no. 94 “Surprise”
Wiener Philharmoniker / Leonard Bernstein

CD 4
(11) Symphony no. 101 “The Clock”
(12) Symphony no. 104 “London”
London Philharmonic Orchestra /Eugen Jochum

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
CD 5
(13) Symphony no. 25 in G minor K. 183
(14) Symphony no. 29 in A major K. 201
(15) Symphony no. 35 in D major K.385 “Haffner”
The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock

CD 6
(16) Symphony no. 38 “Prague”
(17) Symphony no. 39
Wiener Philharmoniker / James levine

CD 7
(18) Symphony no. 41 “Jupiter”
(19) Symphony no. 40
Wiener Philharmoniker / Leonard Bernstein

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
CD 8
(20) Symphony no. 1 in C op. 21
(21) Symphony no. 2 in D op. 36
Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner

CD 9
(22) Symphony no. 3 in E flat op. 55
(23) Symphony no. 4 in B flat op. 60
Berliner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado

CD 10
(24) Symphony no. 5 in C minor op. 67
(25) Symphony no. 7 in A op. 92
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela / Gustavo Dudamel

CD 11
(26) Symphony no. 6 in F major op. 68 “Pastoral”
(27) Symphony no. 8 in F major op. 93
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

CD 12
(28) Symphony no. 9 in D minor op. 125 “Choral”
Jones / Schwarz / Kollo / Moll
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor / Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein

FRANZ SCHUBERT
CD 13
(29) Symphony no. 3 in D D200
(30) Symphony no. 5 in B flat D485
Berliner Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

CD 14
(31) Symphony no. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”
(32) Symphony No. 9 in C major “Great”
Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Claudio Abbado

HECTOR BERLIOZ
CD 15
(33) Symphonie fantastique op. 14
Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Marc Minkowski

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
CD 16
(34) Symphony no. 3 “Scottish”
(35) Symphony no. 4 “Italian”
London Symphony Orchestra / Claudio Abbado

ROBERT SCHUMANN
CD 17
(36) Symphony no. 1 “Spring”
(37) Symphony no. 2

CD 18
(38) Symphony no. 3 “Rhenish”
(39) Symphony no. 4
Wiener Philharmoniker / Leonard Bernstein

FRANZ LISZT
CD 19
(40) A Faust Symphony
Vinson Cole / Staatskapelle Dresden / Giuseppe Sinopoli

JOHANNES BRAHMS
CD 20
(41) Symphony no. 1 in C minor
(42) Symphony no. 2 in D major

CD 21
(43) Symphony no. 3 in F minor
(44) Symphony no. 4 in E minor
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

ANTONIN DVOŘÁK
CD 22
(45) Symphony no. 8 in G major
(46) Symphony no. 9 in E minor “From the New World”
Berliner Philharmoniker / Rafael Kubelik

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
CD 23 – 24
(47) Symphony no. 4 in F minor op. 36
(48) Symphony no. 5 in E minor op. 64
(49) Symphony no. 6 in B minor op. 74 “Pathétique”
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

CD 25
ALEXANDER BORODIN
(50) Symphony no. 2 in B minor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
SERGEI RACHMANINOV
(51) Symphony no. 2 in E minor, op. 27
Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev

CD 26
CÉSAR FRANCK
(52) Symphonie in D minor
ALBERT ROUSSEL
(53) Symphony no. 3
Orchestre de Paris / Leonard Bernstein

CD 27
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
(54) Symphony no. 3 “Organ”
Berliner Philharmoniker / James Levine

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
(55) Symphony no. 3 op. 43 “Le Divin Poème”
Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev

ANTON BRUCKNER
CD 28
(56) Symphony no. 4 “Romantic”
Berliner Philharmoniker / Eugen Jochum

CD 29
(57) Symphony no. 7
Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

CD 30
(58) Symphony no. 8
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm

GUSTAV MAHLER
CD 31
(59) Symphony no. 1
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam / Leonard Bernstein

CD 32
(60) Symphony no. 2 “Resurrection”
Christine Schäfer / Michelle DeYoung / Wiener Singverein / Wiener Philharmoniker / Pierre Boulez

CD 33
(61) Symphony no. 5
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra / Gustavo Dudamel

CD 34
(62) Symphony no. 9
Berliner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado

JEAN SIBELIUS
CD 35
(63) Symphony no. 2 in D, op. 43
(64) Symphony no. 5 in E flat, op. 82
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi

EDWARD ELGAR
CD 36
(65) Symphony no. 2 in E flat op. 63
Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli

RICHARD STRAUSS
CD 37
(66) Eine Alpensinfonie op. 64
Wiener Philharmoniker / Christian Thielemann

CD 38
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
(67) Chamber Symphony op. 9 for 15 solo instruments (1906)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

ANTON WEBERN
(68) Symphonie op. 21
Berliner Philharmoniker / Pierre Boulez
FRANZ SCHMIDT
(69) Symphony no. 4
Wiener Philharmoniker / Zubin Mehta

CARL NIELSEN
CD 39
(70) Symphony no. 4 op. 29 “The Inextinguishable”
(71) Symphony no. 5 op. 50
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi

SERGE PROKOFIEV
CD 40
(72) Symphony no. 1 op. 25 “Classical Symphony”
(73) Symphony no. 5 op. 100
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
CD 41 – 42
(74) Symphony no. 1 op. 10
(75) Symphony no. 7 op. 60 “Leningrad”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

CD 43
(76) Symphony no. 5 op. 47
National Symphony Orchestra / Mstislav Rostropovich

CD 44
(77) Symphony no. 10 op. 93
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

CD 45
CHARLES IVES
(78) Symphony no. 2
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
SAMUEL BARBER
(79) Symphony no. 1 (in one movement) op. 9
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman

CD 46
PAUL HINDEMITH
(80) Symphonie „Mathis der Maler“
(81) Symphonie „Die Harmonie der Welt“
San Francisco Symphony / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Herbert Blomstedt

CD 47
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
(82) Symphony no. 4 in F minor
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Roger Norrington
WILLIAM WALTON
(83) Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton

CD 48
ROY HARRIS
(84) Symphony no. 3
WILLIAM SCHUMAN
(85) Symphony no. 3
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein

CD 49
IGOR STRAVINSKY
(86) Symphony of Psalms
The Monteverdi Choir / London Symphony Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner
(87) Symphony in C
(88) Symphony in 3 Movements
Israel Phiharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

ARTHUR HONEGGER
CD 50
(89) Symphony no. 2 for trumpet and strings
(90) Symphony no. 3 “Liturgigue”
Fritz Wesenigk, trumpet
Berliner Philharmoniker / Karajan

CD 51
OLIVIER MESSIAEN
(91) Turangalîla-Symphonie
Yvonne & Jeanne Loriot / Orchestre de l’Opéra Bastille / Myung-Whun Chung

CD 52
AARON COPLAND
(92) Symphony no. 3 (1944 – 1946)
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
(93) Symphony no. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Lukas Foss / Israel Phiharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

CD 53
BENJAMIN BRITTEN
(94) Sinfonia da Requiem
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Benjamin Britten
MICHAEL TIPPETT
(95) Symphony no. 3
Heather Harper / London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis

CD 54
LUCIANO BERIO
(96) Sinfonia
London Voices / Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Peter Eötvös
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI
(97) Symphony no. 3
Berliner Philharmoniker / Witold Lutoslawski

CD 55
HENRYK GÓRECKI
(98) Symphony no. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”
Joanna Koslowska, soprano
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra / Kazimierz Kord

CD 56
ARVO PÄRT
(99) Symphony no. 3 (1971)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
PHILIP GLASS
(100) “Low” Symphony (1992)
The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies