LPO–0098

CD: 75th Anniversary Box Set Volume 2: 1958–1982

LPO conducted by Pritchard, Solti & Haitink

CD1: Sir John Pritchard
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
Britten Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15 (revised version)

Sir John Pritchard conductor
Ian Partridge
tenor
Nicholas Busch horn
Rodney Friend violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD2: Sir Georg Solti
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite

Sir Georg Solti conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD3: Bernard Haitink (also available separately as LPO–0002)
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra, Op. 47 
Britten Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8 (Words by W.H. Auden)
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’ for orchestra, Op. 36

Bernard Haitink conductor
Heather Harper soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader

CD4: Sir Georg Solti & Bernard Haitink (also available separately as LPO–0023)
John McCabe Concerto for Orchestra* (world premiere performance)
John McCabe The Chagall Windows (London premiere performance)
Malcolm Arnold Philharmonic Concerto (world premiere performance)

Sir Georg Solti* conductor
Bernard Haitink conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

As the record industry found its feet in the middle of the 20th century, so the London Philharmonic Orchestra came of age – establishing itself as an undeniable powerhouse on the worldwide orchestral scene and attracting the great conductors and soloists of the time. One celebrated conductor-orchestra relationship followed another; the three heard in this set brought forth new artistic standards, new compositional fruits and a new global following for the ensemble.

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4 Audio CD boxed set

Listen First: CD1

Listen First: CD2

Listen First: CD3

Reviews

'Solti leads a characteristically charged reading of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, the strings softening the conductor’s thrust to the music’s benefit. Another treasure is Pritchard’s all-Britten disc featuring LPO principals in the Violin Concerto (Rodney Friend, soulful) and Serenade – the latter truly exceptional, thanks to tenor Ian Partridge’s quiet rapture.'
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 27 October 2007

'The disc to savour here has Solti conducting the premiere of John McCabe’s Concerto for Orchestra, commissioned for the LPO’s 50th birthday, plus Haitink in the first performance of Malcolm Arnold’s Philharmonic Concerto.'
Andrew McGregor, BBC Music Magazine, January 2008

'It’s a history of interpretation as much as of an orchestra – a must for collectors.'
The Observer, 11 November 2007

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