CD: 75th Anniversary Box Set Volume 3: 1983–2007

LPO conducted by Tennstedt, Welser-Möst, Masur & Jurowski

CD1: Klaus Tennstedt (also available separately as LPO–0026)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
Lucia Popp soprano
Ann Murray mezzo-soprano
Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor
René Pape bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Jeremy Jackman chorus master
Joakim Svenheden leader

CD2: Franz Welser-Möst
R Strauss Capriccio, Op. 85: Closing Scene
Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626: Introitus: Requiem aeternam
Mozart Mass in C minor, K427: Gloria in excelsis; laudamus te
Schubert Stabat mater in G minor, D175
Bruckner Te Deum

Franz Welser-Möst conductor
Dame Felicity Lott soprano
Michael George bass-baritone
Jane Eaglen soprano
Birgit Remert contralto
Deon van der Walt tenor
Alfred Muff bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Mozart-Chor Linz

CD3: Kurt Masur (also available separately as LPO–0001)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Kurt Masur conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Boris Garlitsky leader

CD4: Vladimir Jurowski
Shostakovich Symphony No. 14, Op. 135

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tatiana Monogarova soprano
Sergei Leiferkus baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Boris Garlitsky leader

Klaus Tennstedt brought the London Philharmonic Orchestra a major recording contract with EMI and concert engagements in Japan and the Far East; Franz Welser-Möst followed with further enhancement of the Orchestra's strengths as a highly skilled instrument of accompaniment; and Kurt Masur presided over interpretations of the great masterworks with the authority of an elder statesman of conducting. Seventy-five years on from the Orchestra's founding, Vladimir Jurowski became Masur's successor – truly an orchestral conductor for the 21st century.
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Listen First


'The most riveting of all is the most recent – Jurowski’s Shostakovich: 14th Symphony … a wonderfully “felt” performance in the way conductor and orchestra articulate and sustain this intimate, death-ridden song cycle. It’s hard to imagine a more intense female soloist than Tatiana Monogarova, while Sergei Leiferkus brings all his authority to the baritone part.
The other jewel is Tennstedt’s Beethoven: Ninth Symphony, crackling with nervous energy from the start and showcasing the LPO’s intuitive relationship with its late lamented German chief.
Welser-Möst’s CD showcases his skills as a vocal accompanist – allowing Felicity Lott to shine in the closing scene from Strauss’s Capriccio and the Mozart-Chor of Linz to ennoble Bruckner’s Te Deum.'
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 27 October 2007

'But the newest recording is Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony conducted by the LPO’s latest signing: Vladimir Jurowski, in concert in 2006. Sergei Leiferkus’s velvety growl is effective from the start, but the revelation here is soprano Tatiana Monogarova, while the searing strings and explosive percussion stun the audience into uncanny silence. This is definitely the recording of the set you have to hear.'
Andrew McGregor, BBC Music Magazine, January 2008

'Jurowski’s rich-grained performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No 14 covers every extreme of earthly emotions … Soprano Tatiana Monogarova and baritone Sergei Leiferkus are a dynamic solo pairing …
Masur delivers these symphonies ([Shostakovich 1 and 5] with zeal, capturing the pugnacious rejoicing of the finale of the Fifth with gripping force …
Tennstedt’s crystalline reading of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – one that plays risky games with some of the tempi, but in the end achieves astonishing cohesion …
Welser-Möst provides some off-beat delights. His Mozart interpretations – extracts from the Requiem and Mass in C – show the LPO to be stylistically versatile, helped by the vocal presence of Felicity Lott. She is equally exquisite in the closing scene of Strauss’s Capriccio.'
Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 16 November 2007

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