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"The term Columbia Symphony Orchestra was also used when, for contractual reasons, another orchestra could not appear under its own name. Many Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians also played with the Columbia Symphony, and some reports mention that the entire (New York) Philharmonic frequently played as the Columbia Symphony."
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Symphony_Orchestra

"Leonard Bernstein (pianist & conductor) and the "Columbia Symphony Orchestra" (which is actually New York Philharmonic Orchestra as CBS had to use the alias due to contractual requirements) in 1959...."
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_in_Blue#Notable_recordings

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The Columbia Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra formed by Columbia Records strictly for the purpose of making recordings. It provided a vehicle for some of Columbia's better known conductors and recording artists to record using only company resources. The musicians in the orchestra were contracted as needed for individual sessions and consisted of free-lance artists and members of either the New York Philharmonic or the Los Angeles Philharmonic, depending on whether the recording was being made in Columbia's East Coast or West Coast studios.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris George Gershwin; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 5
1959 Symphonies 1 & 2 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1982 Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Mozart; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2
1983 Symphonies Nos. 36 & 38 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Brahms: Alto Rhapsody/ Song of Destiny - Mahler: Songs of the Wayfarer Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1
1985 Symphonies 7 and 8 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphonies nos. 35 & 39 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphony no. 1 in D major Mahler; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / "Coriolan" Overture Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphony No. 3 / Variations on a Theme of Haydn Brahms; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1985 Symphony no. 9 “The Great” Schubert; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Violin Concerto Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Zino Francescatti, Bruno Walter 1
1987 Piano Concerto no. 20 / Piano Concerto no. 27 Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, Columbia Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy 2
1988 Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: Firebird / Scherzo a la Russe / Scherzo Fantastique / Fireworks Stravinsky; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, CBC Symphony Orchestra 1
1988 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 Johannes Brahms; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1988 Symphony no. 4 / Tragic Overture Brahms; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1994 Orchestral Music Wagner; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1995 Symphony no. 9 Gustav Mahler; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1995 Rehearses Beethoven Symphonies nos. 4, 5, 7 & 9 Beethoven; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1
1995 Symphonies no. 4 & no. 6 "Pastorale" Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1995 Symphonies Nos. 3 "Eroica", 8 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1995 Symphonies no. 2 & no. 3 Brahms; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1995 Piano Concertos No. 21 "Elvira Madigan" and No. 26 "Coronation" Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, George Szell, Robert Casadesus 2
1995 Symphonies 5 & 7 Beethoven, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1995 Symphony No. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1
2003 Symphony No. 5 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
"Double" Concerto / Tragic Overture Brahms; Francescatti, Fournier, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in 3 Movements Stravinsky; CBC Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky 1
Symphonies nos. 2 & 6 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony no. 6 "Pastorale" Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony No. 7 Bruckner; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony no. 38 in D major, "Prague" / Symphony no. 40 in G minor Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Schubert - Unfinished Symphony; Beethoven - Fifth Symphony Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven; Bruno Walter, New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2
1984 Greatest Hits (CBS Masterworks Composers’ Greatest Hits) Georges Bizet; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony, André Kostelanetz, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1986 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite Gershwin, Grofé; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 4
1989 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Mahler; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter 1
1989 The Last 6 Symphonies Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1989 The Nine Symphonies Beethoven; The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1990 Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 4, and 5 Bach; Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann, Leonard Bernstein 5
1996 Schumann: Symphony no. 3 "Rhenish" / Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 2 / Egmont Overture Schumann, Beethoven; Bruno Walter, NY Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1
1997 American Columbia Recordings 1942-1952 Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Rossini, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai, Ponchielli; New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1997 Bernstein Century: Time Cycle / Phorion / Song of Songs Foss; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Jennie Tourel, Adele Addison 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Bach: Piano Concerto BWV1052 / Violin Concerto BWV1042 / Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV1060 / Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto Bach, Vivaldi; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern, Harold Gomberg, William Heim 1
1998 Music for the Theatre / Concerto for Piano and Orchestra / Connotations for Orchestra / El Salón México Copland; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland 1
1998 Piano Concertos no. 15, K.450 / no. 17, K.453 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Bernstein; Columbia Jazz Combo, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Benny Goodman, Zino Francescatti 1
2003 Copland Conducts Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man / Appalachian Spring / Rodeo / Old American Songs Copland; London Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, William Warfield 2
2011 Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Ballets Igor Stravinsky; Columbia Symphony Orchestra and others 1
Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphonies nos. 35 "Haffner", 40, 41 "Jupiter" Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Petrushka / The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2

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