Annotation

The Early Recordings collection within the overall boxed set. Comprises CDs 1-8 of the overall set. Added separately due to the large size.

Annotation last modified on 2018-12-09 13:42 .

Tracklist

CD 1: Beethoven: Symphonie No. 7, Ouvertüre "Leonore III" / Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphonie Nr. 7 A-dur op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven 12:50
2 Symphonie Nr. 7 A-dur op. 92: II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:13
3 Symphonie Nr. 7 A-dur op. 92: III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:55
4 Symphonie Nr. 7 A-dur op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:34
5 Leonore III, op. 72a: Ouvertüre. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven 14:48
6 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Vorspiel zum 1. Aufzug
Richard Wagner 8:34
7 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Vorspiel zum 3. Aufzug
Richard Wagner 6:21
CD 2: Brahms: Symphonie No. 1 / Strauss: Don Juan; Salomes Tanz
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto
Johannes Brahms 14:29
2 Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
Johannes Brahms 8:54
3 Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll op. 68: III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Johannes Brahms 4:30
4 Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll op. 68: IV. Adagio
Johannes Brahms 17:37
5 Don Juan op. 20
Richard Strauss 17:24
6 Salome: Tanz der sieben Schleier
Richard Strauss 8:40
CD 3: Dvořák: Symphonie No. 9 "Aus der Neuen Welt" / J. Strauss: Walzer
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphonie Nr. 9 e-moll op. 95 "Aus der Neuen Welt": I. Adagio
Antonín Dvořák 9:51
2 Symphonie Nr. 9 e-moll op. 95 "Aus der Neuen Welt": II. Largo
Antonín Dvořák 13:15
3 Symphonie Nr. 9 e-moll op. 95 "Aus der Neuen Welt": III. Molto vivace
Antonín Dvořák 7:30
4 Symphonie Nr. 9 e-moll op. 95 "Aus der Neuen Welt": IV. Allegro con fuoco
Antonín Dvořák 9:54
5 "Die Fledermaus": Ouvertüre
Johann Strauss 8:17
6 Künstlerleben op. 316
Johann Strauss 8:49
7 Kaiserwalzer op. 437
Johann Strauss 8:54
CD 4: Mozart: Symphonien No. 35 "Haffner", No. 40, No. 41 "Jupiter"
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphonie Nr. 35 D-dur KV 385 "Haffner-Symphonie": I. Allegro con spirito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:19
2 Symphonie Nr. 35 D-dur KV 385 "Haffner-Symphonie": II. (Andante)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:31
3 Symphonie Nr. 35 D-dur KV 385 "Haffner-Symphonie": III. Menuetto - Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:15
4 Symphonie Nr. 35 D-dur KV 385 "Haffner-Symphonie": IV. Finale. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:38
5 Symphonie Nr. 40 g-moll KV 550: I. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:20
6 Symphonie Nr. 40 g-moll KV 550: II. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:04
7 Symphonie Nr. 40 g-moll KV 550: III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:54
8 Symphonie Nr. 40 g-moll KV 550: IV. Allegro assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:34
9 Symphony Nr. 41 C-dur KV 551 "Jupiter-Symphonie": I. Allegro vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:45
10 Symphony Nr. 41 C-dur KV 551 "Jupiter-Symphonie": II. Andante cantabile
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:03
11 Symphony Nr. 41 C-dur KV 551 "Jupiter-Symphonie": III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:20
12 Symphony Nr. 41 C-dur KV 551 "Jupiter-Symphonie": IV. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:55
CD 5: Tchaikovsky: Symphonie No. 6 "Pathétique" / Smetana: Moldau (Vltava)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphonie Nr. 6 h-moll op. 74 "Pathétique": I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo – Andante – Moderato mosso – Andante – Moderato assai – Allegro vivo – Andante come prima – Andante mosso
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 18:09
2 Symphonie Nr. 6 h-moll op. 74 "Pathétique": II. Allegro con grazia
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 8:14
3 Symphonie Nr. 6 h-moll op. 74 "Pathétique": III. Allegro molto vivace
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 8:10
4 Symphonie Nr. 6 h-moll op. 74 "Pathétique": IV. Finale. Adagio lamentoso - Andante
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 9:50
5 Die Moldau (Vltava): Die Moldau - Allegro - L'istesso tempo ma moderato - L'istesso tempo - Tempo I - Più moto - Vyšehrad
Bedřich Smetana 12:18
CD 6: Opera Preludes: Die Zauberflöte, Semiramide, Der Freischütz, Der Zigeunerbaron, La Traviata
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:22
2 Semiramide
Gioachino Rossini 12:01
3 Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber 10:13
4 Anacréon
Luigi Cherubini 9:01
5 Der Zigeunerbaron
Johann Strauss 8:14
6 La Traviata: Vorspiel zu Akt I
Giuseppe Verdi 4:29
7 La Traviata: Vorspiel zu Akt III
Giuseppe Verdi 4:26
8 La Traviata: La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi 7:00
CD 7: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sinfonie Nr. 3 in Es-dur "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 15:19
2 Sinfonie Nr. 3 in Es-dur "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
Ludwig van Beethoven 15:59
3 Sinfonie Nr. 3 in Es-dur "Eroica": III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:05
4 Sinfonie Nr. 3 in Es-dur "Eroica": IV. Finale. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 11:54
CD 8: Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sinfonie Nr. 8 in c-moll: II. Scherzo. Allegro moderator - Trio. Langsam
Anton Bruckner 16:09
2 Sinfonie Nr. 8 in c-moll: III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
Anton Bruckner 27:22
3 Sinfonie Nr. 8 in c-moll: IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell
Anton Bruckner 27:35

Credits

CD 1: Beethoven: Symphonie No. 7, Ouvertüre "Leonore III" / Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1805 – 1806) (track 5)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1811 – 1812) (tracks 1–4)
Richard Wagner (composer) (1863 – 1867) (tracks 6–7)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-02) (track 6)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-04) (track 7)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1941-06) (tracks 1–4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1943-09-15) (track 5)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (composer) (1862) (track 7)
orchestra:
Staatskapelle Berlin (1939-02) (track 6)
Staatskapelle Berlin (1939-04) (track 7)
Staatskapelle Berlin (1941-06) (tracks 1–4)
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (1943-09-15) (track 5)
recording engineer:
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1939-02) (track 6)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1939-04) (track 7)
Herr Ehrich (1941-06) (tracks 1–4)
Herr Ehrich (1943-09-15) (track 5)
recorded at:
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1939-02) (track 6)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1939-04) (track 7)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1941-06) (tracks 1–4)
part of:
Works of Ludwig van Beethoven by opus number (number: op. 72b) (track 5)
arrangements:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Vorspiel (for two pianos, Reger) (track 6)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Vorspiel (for piano, arr. Gould) (track 6)
Overture to "Die Meistersinger" (for organ, Lemare) (track 6)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, S. 463d: II. Allegretto (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 2)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto (for piano solo, Beethoven (fragment)) (track 1)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: II. Allegretto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: III. Presto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Acid Serum (Electronic derivative of Beethoven's 7th) (track 2)
Dieron las doce (track 2)
Figlio perduto (track 2)
later versions:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: II. Allegretto (for piano four hands) (track 2)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: III. Presto (for piano four hands) (track 3)
part of:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 (movement) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: Brahms: Symphonie No. 1 / Strauss: Don Juan; Salomes Tanz

premiered in:
Weimar, Thüringen, Germany (1889-11-11) (track 5)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (1855 – 1876) (tracks 1–4)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1888) (track 5)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1903 – 1905) (track 6)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1943-09-06 – 1943-09-11) (tracks 1–4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1943-09-14) (track 6)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1943-09-16 – 1943-09-17) (track 5)
orchestra:
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (1943-09-06 – 1943-09-11) (tracks 1–4)
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (1943-09-14) (track 6)
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (1943-09-16 – 1943-09-17) (track 5)
recording engineer:
Herr Ehrich (1943-09-06 – 1943-09-11) (tracks 1–4)
Herr Ehrich (1943-09-14) (track 6)
Herr Ehrich (1943-09-16 – 1943-09-17) (track 5)
recorded at:
part of:
Works of Richard Strauss by opus number (number: op. 20) (track 5)
Werkverzeichnis (Richard Strauss TrV) (number: TrV 156) (track 5)
arrangements:
Salomes Tanz, TrV 215a (concert version) (track 6)
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 1)
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 2)
part of:
Salome (op. 54; TrV 215) (track 6)
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68 (movement) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto (1943-09-06 – 1943-09-11) (track 2)
Don Juan (op. 20; TrV 156) (1943-09-16 – 1943-09-17) (track 5)

CD 3: Dvořák: Symphonie No. 9 "Aus der Neuen Welt" / J. Strauss: Walzer

premiered in:
Berlin, Germany (1889-10-21) (track 7)
composer:
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (track 5)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (1867) (track 6)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (1889) (track 7)
Antonín Dvořák (composer) (1893-01-10 – 1893-05-24) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Alfred Scholz (track 5)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1940-02) (track 6)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1940-03) (tracks 1–4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1941-06-06) (track 7)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1942-12) (track 5)
orchestra:
New Philharmonic Orchestra London (bogus name used on budget releases, not the London Philharmonic or the New Philharmonia) (track 5)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1940-02) (track 6)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1940-03) (tracks 1–4)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1941-06-06) (track 7)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1942-12) (track 5)
recording engineer:
Herr Ehrich (1940-02) (track 6)
Herr Ehrich (1940-03) (tracks 1–4)
Herr Ehrich (1941-06-06) (track 7)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1942-12) (track 5)
recorded at:
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1940-02) (track 6)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1940-03) (tracks 1–4)
part of:
Works of Johann Strauss Jr. by opus number (number: op. 316) (track 6)
Works of Johann Strauss Jr. by opus number (number: op. 437) (track 7)
arrangements:
Die Fledermaus: Ouvertüre (for brass, Winter) (track 5)
Kaiser-Walzer (for chamber ensemble, Schönberg) (track 7)
Largo (New World Symphony) (arr. Ellerby) (track 2)
The New World Symphony: Finale (for band, Leidzén) (track 4)
is the basis for:
A New World (track 2)
Goin’ Home (track 2)
Más allá (track 2)
夕陽下 (track 2)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Going Home (Largo "From the New World") (James Last pop arrangement) (track 2)
Negro Spiritual Melody (for violin and piano, Kreisler) (track 2)
medley of:
Auf der Jagd, op. 373 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, op. 214 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
part of:
Die Fledermaus (English version, lyrics by Mandel/Sachs) (track 5)
Die Fledermaus (track 5)
recording of:
Künstlerleben, op. 316 (1940-02) (track 6)
Kaiser-Walzer, op. 437 (1941-06-06) (track 7)
Die Fledermaus: Ouvertüre (1942-12) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on America (tracks 1, 4)

CD 4: Mozart: Symphonien No. 35 "Haffner", No. 40, No. 41 "Jupiter"

recorded in:
Turin, Torino, Piemonte, Italy (1942-10) (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1782) (tracks 1–4)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1788 – 1788-07-25) (tracks 5–8)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1788 – 1788-08-10) (tracks 9–12)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1942-10) (tracks 1–12)
orchestra:
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI (1942-10) (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (track 4)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1942-10) (tracks 1–3, 5–12)
arrangements:
Symphony no. 41 for Orchestra in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter": I. Allegro vivace (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Clementi) (track 9)
Symphony no. 41 for Orchestra in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Clementi) (track 10)
Symphony no. 41 for Orchestra in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter": IV. Molto allegro (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Clementi) (track 12)
part of:
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 “Great” (2nd version) (movement) (tracks 5–8)
recording of:

CD 5: Tchaikovsky: Symphonie No. 6 "Pathétique" / Smetana: Moldau (Vltava)

composer:
Bedřich Smetana (composer) (1874-11-20 – 1874-12-08) (track 5)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1893-02 – 1893-08) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-04-15) (tracks 1–4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-06-23) (tracks 1–4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1940-06-01 – 1941-06-09) (track 5)
orchestra:
Berliner Philharmoniker (1939-04-15) (tracks 1–4)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1939-06-23) (tracks 1–4)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1940-06-01 – 1941-06-09) (track 5)
recording engineer:
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1939-04-15) (tracks 1–4)
Herr Ehrich (1940-06-01 – 1941-06-09) (track 5)
recorded at:
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1939-04-15) (tracks 1–4)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1940-06-01 – 1941-06-09) (track 5)
part of:
B. number catalogue by František Bartoš (number: B. 111) (track 5)
arrangements:
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Vltava (for baritone and orchestra) (track 5)
Vltava, op. 43 (track 5)
is based on:
La Mantovana (track 5)
is the basis for:
Ma rivière (track 5)
part of:
Má vlast, JB 1:112 (My Country / My Fatherland) (part of collection) (track 5)
recording of:
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (1940-06-01 – 1941-06-09) (track 5)

CD 6: Opera Preludes: Die Zauberflöte, Semiramide, Der Freischütz, Der Zigeunerbaron, La Traviata

recorded in:
Turin, Torino, Piemonte, Italy (1942-10) (tracks 2, 6–7)
composer:
Luigi Cherubini (composer) (track 4)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 2)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 6–8)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 1)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1938-12-09) (track 1)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-02) (track 8)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1939-04) (track 4)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1942-10) (tracks 2, 6–7)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1942-10-02) (track 5)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1943-09-13) (track 3)
orchestra:
Staatskapelle Berlin (1938-12-09) (track 1)
Staatskapelle Berlin (1939-02) (track 8)
Staatskapelle Berlin (1939-04) (track 4)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI (1942-10) (tracks 2, 6–7)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1942-10-02) (track 5)
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (1943-09-13) (track 3)
recording engineer:
Herr Ehrich (1938-12-09) (track 1)
Herr Ehrich (1939-02) (track 8)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1939-04) (track 4)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1942-10) (tracks 2, 6–7)
Oskar Blaesche Sr. (1942-10-02) (track 5)
Herr Ehrich (1943-09-13) (track 3)
recorded at:
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1938-12-09) (track 1)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1939-02) (track 8)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1939-04) (track 4)
Studio Alte Jakobstraße in Berlin, Germany (1942-10-02) (track 5)
arrangements:
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Hummel) (track 1)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (for two pianos, Busoni) (track 1)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
La forza del destino (for brass band, Wright) (track 8)
Ouverture aus der Oper Der Freischütz, S. 575 (for solo piano, Liszt) (track 3)
part of:
Anacréon (track 4)
Der Freischütz (track 3)
Der Zigeunerbaron (track 5)
La traviata (track 6)
Semiramide (track 2)
recording of:
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (1938-12-09) (track 1)
La forza del destino: Overture (1939-02) (track 8)
Anacréon: Overture (1939-04) (track 4)
La traviata: Atto III. Preludio (1942-10) (track 7)
La traviata: Preludio (1942-10) (track 6)
Semiramide: Overture (1942-10) (track 2)
Der Zigeunerbaron: Ouvertüre (1942-10-02) (track 5)
Der Freischütz: Ouvertüre (1943-09-13) (track 3)

CD 7: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1803 – 1804) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1944-05) (tracks 1–4)
orchestra:
Preußische Staatskapelle (1944-05) (tracks 1–4)
recorded at:
Haus des Rundfunks (recording venue of German public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, formerly Sender Freies Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (1944-05) (tracks 1–4)
arrangements:
part of:
recording of:

CD 8: Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

balance engineer:
Helmut Krüger (German engineer, WWII-era) (tracks 1–3)
composer:
Anton Bruckner (composer) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1944-06-28) (tracks 1–2)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1944-09-29) (track 3)
orchestra:
Preußische Staatskapelle (1944-06-28) (tracks 1–2)
Preußische Staatskapelle (1944-09-29) (track 3)
recorded at:
Haus des Rundfunks (recording venue of German public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, formerly Sender Freies Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (1944-06-28) (tracks 1–2)
Haus des Rundfunks (recording venue of German public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, formerly Sender Freies Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (1944-09-29) (track 3)
part of:
Symphony no. 8 in C-minor, WAB 108 (1887/90 mixed editions; ed. Haas, 1939) (tracks 1–3)
recording of:
Symphony no. 8 in C-minor, WAB 108: II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato - Trio. Langsam (1887/90 mixed editions; ed. Haas, 1939) (1944-06-28) (track 1)
Symphony no. 8 in C-minor, WAB 108: III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend (1887/90 mixed editions; ed. Haas, 1939) (1944-06-28) (track 2)
Symphony no. 8 in C-minor, WAB 108: IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell (1887/90 mixed editions; ed. Haas, 1939) (1944-09-29) (track 3)