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For five decades Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) held a central position in the musical world. That centrality was reflected in a series of top orchestral and operatic posts and in his interpretations, free of self-regarding eccentricities. His modest but highly effective conducting technique also made him the ideal recording artist. Sawallisch was a Bavarian born in Munich, city of orchestras and a great opera company, which he headed for 21 years. He started his career as an outstanding pianist and remained a sought-after accompanist to great Lieder singers and instrumentalists. Volume 1 of a complete conspectus of his Warner Classics recordings (made for Electrola and EMI Classics between 1954 to 1997) includes wonderful Lieder and song collaborations, as well as famous concerto accompaniments for eminent soloists and a heartwarming traversal of Schubert's secular vocal and sacred choral music with Bavarian Radio colleagues. But the main focus among the 65 discs is on his symphonic achievements: Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner and Dvorák - the latter's Eighth Symphony was his first published recording, from 1954. Richard Strauss, an early influence, is strongly represented. This 65CD-box brings together all the non-operatic recordings that the German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) made in the years from 1954 to 1997 for EMI Classics and Electrola (now Warner Classics).
For five decades Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) held a central position in the musical world. That centrality was reflected in a series of top orchestral and operatic posts and in his interpretations, free of self-regarding eccentricities. His modest but highly effective conducting technique also made him the ideal recording artist. Sawallisch was a Bavarian born in Munich, city of orchestras and a great opera company, which he headed for 21 years. He started his career as an outstanding pianist and remained a sought-after accompanist to great Lieder singers and instrumentalists. Volume 1 of a complete conspectus of his Warner Classics recordings (made for Electrola and EMI Classics between 1954 to 1997) includes wonderful Lieder and song collaborations, as well as famous concerto accompaniments for eminent soloists and a heartwarming traversal of Schubert's secular vocal and sacred choral music with Bavarian Radio colleagues. But the main focus among the 65 discs is on his symphonic achievements: Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner and Dvorák - the latter's Eighth Symphony was his first published recording, from 1954. Richard Strauss, an early influence, is strongly represented. This 65CD-box brings together all the non-operatic recordings that the German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) made in the years from 1954 to 1997 for EMI Classics and Electrola (now Warner Classics).
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Complete Symphonic Lieder & Choral Recordings
Artist: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Composers Represented
2. Beethoven (6CDS)
3. Brahms (10CDS)
4. Bruckner
5. Dvorák (5CDS)
6. Hindemith
7. Mendelssohn (3CDS)
8. Mozart (3CDS)
9. Orff
10. Pfitzner
11. Schubert (12CDS)
12. Schumann (5CDS)
13. R. Strauss (8CDS)
14. Tchaikovsky (3CDS)
15. Wagner
16. Weber
17. Soloists Include
18. Emanuel Ax, Yuri Egorov, Annie Fischer, Stephen Kovacevich Piano
19. Johanna Martzy, Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin
20. Natalia Gutman, Heinrich Schiff Cello
21. Ole Edvard Antonsen Trumpet
22. Dennis Brain Horn
23. Helen Donath, Barbara Hendricks, Lucia Popp, Margaret Price Soprano
24. Brigitte Fassbaender Alto
25. Marjana Lipovsek Mezzo-Soprano
26. Adolf Dallapozza, Peter Schreier Tenor
27. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Thomas Hampson Baritone
28. Choirs Include
29. Capella Bavariae
30. Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
31. Chor Des Städtischen Musikvereins Zu Düsseldorf
32. Orchestras Include
33. Berliner Philharmoniker
34. Philharmonia Orchestra
35. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
36. Staatskapelle Dresden
37. The London Philharmonic Orchestra
38. The Philadelphia Orchestra
39. Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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For five decades Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) held a central position in the musical world. That centrality was reflected in a series of top orchestral and operatic posts and in his interpretations, free of self-regarding eccentricities. His modest but highly effective conducting technique also made him the ideal recording artist. Sawallisch was a Bavarian born in Munich, city of orchestras and a great opera company, which he headed for 21 years. He started his career as an outstanding pianist and remained a sought-after accompanist to great Lieder singers and instrumentalists. Volume 1 of a complete conspectus of his Warner Classics recordings (made for Electrola and EMI Classics between 1954 to 1997) includes wonderful Lieder and song collaborations, as well as famous concerto accompaniments for eminent soloists and a heartwarming traversal of Schubert's secular vocal and sacred choral music with Bavarian Radio colleagues. But the main focus among the 65 discs is on his symphonic achievements: Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner and Dvorák - the latter's Eighth Symphony was his first published recording, from 1954. Richard Strauss, an early influence, is strongly represented. This 65CD-box brings together all the non-operatic recordings that the German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013) made in the years from 1954 to 1997 for EMI Classics and Electrola (now Warner Classics).
        
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