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  • Audio CD (2 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 14
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B004OUFSOA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,074 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I. Allegro con brio - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  2. II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  3. III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  4. IV. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  5. Overture - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  6. Coriolan - Overture, Op.62 - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  7. Overture - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 2

  1. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Awakening of cheerful feelings on arriving in the country) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  2. II. Andante molto moto (Scene by the brook) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  3. III. Allegro (Merry gathering of the country folk) - - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  4. IV. Allegro (Storm and tempest) - - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  5. V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Song. Happy and thankful feelings after the storm) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  6. I. Allegro vivace e con brio - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  7. II. Allegretto scherzando - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  8. III. Tempo di menuetto - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  9. IV. Allegro vivace - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  10. Fidelio, Op.72 - Overture - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 3

  1. I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
  2. II. Andante sostenuto
  3. III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  4. IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
  5. I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (Zemlich langsam)
  6. II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (Langsam, marschmässig)

Disc: 4

  1. III. Herr, lehre doch mich (Andante moderato)
  2. IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Mässig bewegt)
  3. V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Langsam) - Jessye Norman/BBC Symphony Chorus/London Philharmonic Choir/Richard Cooke/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  4. VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (Andante)
  5. VII. Selig sind die Toten (Feierlich)
  6. Schicksalslied Op. 54 - London Philharmonic Orchestra/London Philharmonic Choir/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 5

  1. I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell - Berliner Philharmoniker/Klaus Tennstedt
  2. II. Andante quasi allegretto - Berliner Philharmoniker/Klaus Tennstedt
  3. III. Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht zu schnell) - Berliner Philharmoniker/Klaus Tennstedt
  4. IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell) - Berliner Philharmoniker/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 6

  1. I. Allegro moderato - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  2. II. Scherzo (Allegro moderato) & Trio (Langsam) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  3. III. Adagio (Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  4. IV. Finale (Feierlich, nicht schnell) - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 7

  1. I. Langsam. Schleppend - Immer sehr gemächlich
  2. II. (Scherzo) Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell - Trio: Recht gemächlich
  3. III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen - Sehr einfach und schlicht wie eine Volksweise - Wieder etwas bewegter, wie im Anfang
  4. IV. Stürmisch bewegt - Langsam - Wieder wie zu Anfang. Stürmisch bewegt - Sehr landgam - Tempo I

Disc: 8

  1. I. Lebhaft
  2. II. Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)
  3. III. Nicht schnell
  4. IV. Feierlich
  5. V. Lebhaft
  6. I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
  7. II. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
  8. III. Scherzo (Lebhaft) & Trio
  9. IV. Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto

Disc: 9

  1. Opening - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  2. Von den Hinterweltern - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  3. Von den grossen Sehnsucht - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  4. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  5. Das Grablied - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  6. Von der Wissenschaft - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  7. Der Genesende - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  8. Das Tanzlied - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt/David Bell
  9. Don Juan Op. 20 - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  10. Tod und Verklärung, Op.24 - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt

Disc: 10

  1. Walkürenritt (The Ride of the Valkyries)
  2. Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt (Siegfried's Rhine Journey), Vorspiel
  3. Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
  4. Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
  5. Forest Murmurs
  6. Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music

Disc: 11

  1. Overture
  2. Overture
  3. Prelude Act I
  4. Prelude Act III
  5. Prelude to Act I

Disc: 12

  1. I. Allegro vivace - Più animato
  2. II. Andante con moto
  3. III. Con moto moderato
  4. IV. Saltarello (Presto)
  5. I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
  6. II. Andante con moto
  7. III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) & Trio
  8. IV. Finale (Allegro vivace)

Disc: 13

  1. A Night on the Bare Mountain
  2. Prelude
  3. Viennese Musical Clock
  4. Song
  5. Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
  6. Intermezzo
  7. Entrance of the Emperor and his court
  8. 1. Birth of Kijé
  9. 2. Romance
  10. 3. Kijé's Wedding
  11. 4. Troika
  12. 5. Burial of Kijé

Disc: 14

  1. Leonore Op. 72 - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
  2. I. Lebhaft
  3. II. Romanze (ziemlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend)
  4. III. Sehr lebhaft
  5. I. Adagio - Allegro molto
  6. II. Largo
  7. III. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
  8. IV. Allegro con fuoco

Product description

Product Description

Klaus Tennstedt was born on 6th June 1926 in Merseburg a small Saxon town between Leipzig and Halle. He was a highly talented violinist and followed his father into the Halle Opera orchestra of which he was made leader whilst still in his teens. He also studied in Dresden and as a member of the fire brigade was detailed to dig bodies out of the rubble after the city was blitzed in 1944. A solo career awaited him but a growth on his left hand brutally cut this short at the age of 19 but, after months of depression, he emerged as the opera’s repetiteur. He naturally watched conductors but was not given an opportunity to try until, at an hour’s notice, he took over a performance. A chance stand-in engagement in Boston conducting Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony was met with such ecstatic reviews and audience enthusiasm that he was offered dates with the finest orchestras. He was 48 and after his years spent in provincial theatres this sudden fame and fortune must have been overwhelming for such a sensitive man. Luckily for the musical world he then discovered the composer whose music would make his career; a composer who like himself, suffered from self-doubt: Gustav Mahler. He had had no chance to hear any of his music during his student years as it had been banned by the Nazis. He was uniquely able to identify with Mahler’s life-and-death struggles and the shear intensity that he brought to the performances made them unforgettable. It could be argued that his concerts provided the stimulus for the major record companies to change their policy of recording exclusively in the studio to one of taping live and relying on careful editing to remove any blemishes. His repertoire was far from limited to Mahler – the romantics from Beethoven to Richard Strauss all received thoroughly detailed and considered readings. He was popular too with soloists – his experience as a repetiteur and soloist gave him an unique understanding of what they needed in an accompanist. Everything seemed to be set fair but the angst that he would, like Mahler, die prematurely proved correct for in his 60th year throat cancer struck. Initially he was able to continue conducting if at a reduced pace, but gradually the disease took its awful toll. His final engagement was in Oxford where he rehearsed the University orchestra before receiving an honorary doctorate in June 1994.


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