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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by RebLem » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:40 am

I hope you all do know about the Szell Bruckner 7th with the Wiener Phil. (63'57) from the Salzburg Festival 21 AUG 1968 on Sony.
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by T. Schurk » Mon May 07, 2018 12:18 pm

If this link works, here is a disc by disc listing for the Szell box. It looks to be complete, the only thing missing is the Tokyo/1970 live, which wasn't a Columbia/Epic release. http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Box-Set-Cla ... em_ジョージ・セル/ザ・コンプリート・アルバム・コレクション(106CD)_8780845

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by T. Schurk » Mon May 07, 2018 12:23 pm

Ugh, if you type "Szell" into the Hmv/Japan search box, it will bring up the listing. The translation is hilarious as usual, but the disc by disc content looks pretty accurate for the most part.

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by Lance » Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 am

I have those two West Hill Radio Archives sets ... they are wonderful. Interesting to hear what Szell does with the NYP. Some surprising repertoire on these discs, especially (for me) the collaborations: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, NYP, Eugene List, piano (1943); Prokofiev Violin Concerto #1, Cleveland, Joseph Szigeti, violin (1945); Lalo Symphonie espagnol, Cleveland, Alfredo Campoli, violin (1953); and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, NYP, Clifford Curzon, piano (1953). I can't seem to get enough of this live material.

I am still very undecided on whether to get this new box or not. My inclination is NOT to get it as I have so much of Szell on CDs (and LPs). For me, the Cleveland Orchestra was Szell's alone.
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And West Hill Radio Archives has made a nice 2x2-CD collection of live broadcasts from Cleveland and New York available commercially with excellent annotations and transfers by Lani Spahr: The Art of George Szell, vols 1 & 2.
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by T. Schurk » Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm

I inquired to Sony Classical as to whether Robert Russ (producer of the Serkin, Munch, and Reiner boxes - all fine issues) was producing the Szell box, and they replied..".Hi Todd,
The George Szell Box is being produced by our in-house
producer Robert Russ with engineers from Swan Studios, NYC, Andreas K. Meyer and Rebekah Wineman as well
as b-sharp, Berlin, Martin Kistner and Matthias Erb."

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Sat May 12, 2018 1:05 pm

Your HMV link with the TOC in Japanese shortened. Thanks.

https://tinyurl.com/y7anvf85

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by T. Schurk » Sat May 12, 2018 1:42 pm

Thanks! Yes much better!

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Sat May 12, 2018 1:54 pm

T. Schurk wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Thanks! Yes much better!
Lani Spahr some time ago posted on another board two interesting short works (TT: about 30 min.) that were originally intended for his West Hill Radio Archives sets that he did the transfers for but didn't make the cut.

The art work for these outtakes is my own, loosely based on the original WHRA sets.

BTW has anyone mentioned the Book-of-the-Month-Club sets issued in the early 50s? I have several of those on LP.

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Sat May 12, 2018 2:46 pm

TOC for Discs 1-42: Edited from Japanee, Google Translation. All with TCO unless otherwise indicated:

Disc 1
Dvorak:
1. Slavonic Dance No. 1 Op.46-1
2. Slavonic Dance No. 3 Op. 46-3
3. Slavonic Dance No. 8 Op. 46 - 8
4. Slavonic Dance No. 10 Op. 72 - 2
5. Slavonic Dance No. 15 Op. 72 - 7
6. Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 "From My Life" (Arr. Szell)
April 21, 1947 (1-5), April 26, 1947 (6)

Disc 2
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Op. 60
April 22, 1947
2. Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Op. 120
November 26, 1947

Disc 3
1. Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in D major, K.543
April 22, 1947
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 "Oxford"
April 27, 1949

Disc 4
1. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90 "Italian"
November 26, 1947, November 17, 1951
2. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Weber
November 25, 1947
3. R. Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Tll Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" Op.28
April 15, 1949

Disc 5
1. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor Op. 95 "From the New World"
January 18, 1952

Disc 6
1. Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
2. Weber: Konzertstück in F minor Op. 79
Robert Casadesus (piano)
January 20, 1952

Disc 7
1. Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major Op. 61
November 28, 1952

Disc 8
1. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
November 30, 1952

Disc 9
1. J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in G minor BWV 1056 (Szigeti Edition)
January 13, 1954
2. Handel: Violin Sonata HWV 371
February 23, 1954
3. Tartini: Violin Concerto in D Minor, D.45
January 15, 1954
4. Tartini: Violin Sonata B.G.19
February 22, 1954
5. J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV. 1053
January 6, 1953
Josef Szigeti (violin: 1-4)
Zino Franciscatti (violin: 5)
Carlo Buzzotti (piano: 2, 4)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1,3,5)

Disc 10
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C major, K.491
January 12 - 13, 1954
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major K.537 "Coronation"
January 15 - 16, 1954
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Disc 11
1. Dvorak: Piano Concerto in G minor Op.33
April 9, 11, 1954
2. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33
January 8, 1952
Rudolf Firkusny (piano: 1)
Leonard Rose (cello: 2)

Disc 12
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67
2. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 D.759 "Unfinished"
November 26, 1955

Disc 13
1. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major "London"
April 9, 1954

Disc 14
1. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.46 (8)
2. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 72 (8)
Feb. 24-26 and March 16-17, 1956

Disc 15
1. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
2. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 "Jupiter"
November 18, 1955

Disc 16
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 10 (two pianos) K.365
December 19, 1955, 21
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414
December 20, 1955
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Gaby Casadesus (Piano: 1)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Disc 17
Wagner:
1. Ride of the Valkyries (Walkure)
2. Magic Fire Music (Walkure)
3. Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
4. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung)
5. Siegfried’s Funeral March (Gotterdammerung)
November 2, 1956

Disc 18
1. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43
October 26, 1956
2. Franck: Symphonic Variations M.46
December 28, 1956
3. Delius: "Irmeline" Prelude
October 28, 1956
Leon Fleischer (piano: 1, 2)

Disc 19
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453
November 20-21, 1955
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K.503
20 - 21 November 1955, 16 April 1953
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Disc 20
1. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
1-2 March 1957

Disc 21
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 Op.55 "Eroica"
February 22 - 23, 1957

Disc 22
1. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major D.944 "Great"
November 1, 1957

Disc 23
1. R. Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" Op.28
2. R. Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Don Juan" Op.20
3. R. Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Death and Transfiguration Op.24
March 29, 1957

Disc 24
1. Haydn: Symphony No. 97 in C Major
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major
October 25 - 26, 1957

Disc 25
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 K.466
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in D major, K.456
Robert Casadesus (piano)
October 10 - 11, 1957

Disc 26
1. Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien Op.45
2. Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
3. Rimsky = Korsakov: Capriccio espagnole Op.34
4. Mussorgsky: Preludes from "Khovanshina"; "Dawn on the Moscow River"
February 28, 1958, March 1, 1958

Disc 27
1. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Leon Fleischer (piano)
February 21-22, 1958

Disc 28
1. J. Strauss II: "Fledermaus" Overture
March 1, 1958
2. Aubert: "Fra Diavolo" Overture
November 2, 1957
3. Mozart: "Marriage of Figaro" Overture
October 25, 1957
4. Smetana: "Bartered Bride" Overture
March 15, 1958
5. Rossini: "Thieving Magpie" Overture
March 15, 1958
6. Berlioz: “Roman Carnival" Overture
March 15, 1958
7. Mozart: “Schauspieldirektor” Overture
January 28 - 29, 1966

Disc 29
1. Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88
October 25, 31, 1958, November 1, 1958

Disc 30
1. Walton: Partita for Orchestra
January 21, 1959
2. Mahler: Symphony No. 10 I. Adagio (Arr. Krenek)
3. Mahler: Symphony No. 10 III. Purgatorio (Arr. Krenek)
November 1, 1958

Disc 31
1. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K.503
Leon Fleischer (piano)
January 10, 1959

Disc 32
1. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor Op. 95 "From the New World"
March 20 - 21, 1959

Disc 33
1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Op. 64
23-24 October 1959

Disc 34
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major 92 Op. 92
October 30-31, 1959

Disc 35
1. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Op. 100
October 24 and 31, 1959

Disc 36
1. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.16
2. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54
Leon Fleischer (piano)
January 8, 1960

Disc 37
1. Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 Op. 70
March 18, 1960

Disc 38
1. Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K.385 "Hafner"
January 8-10, 1960
2. Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in D Major, K.543
March 11 - 12, 1960
3. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550
August 25, 1967

Disc 39
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 E-flat Major K.482
November 13, 1959
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488
November 14-15, 1958
Robert Casadesus (piano)

Disc 40
1. Schumann: Symphony No. 1 Op. 38 "Spring"
January 21, 1959
2. Schumann: "Manfred" Overture Op.115
January 21, 1959
3. Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major Op. 61
October 21, 24, 1960

Disc 41
1. Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major Op.97 "Rhenish"
October 21, 1960
2. Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Op. 120
March 12, 22, 1960

Disc 42
1. R. Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Don Quixote" Op.35
Pierre Fournier (cello)
October 28 - 29, 1960
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Post by jserraglio » Sun May 13, 2018 6:20 am

TOC Discs 43-75

Disc 43
1. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op.15
Leon Fleischer (piano)
February 25, 1961

Disc 44
1. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D major Op.19
2. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op.37
Leon Fleischer (piano)
April 16, 1961

Disc 45
1. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major Op. 73 "Emperor"
Leon Fleischer (piano)
March 3-4, 1961

Disc 46
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 "Choral"
Adele Addison (soprano), Jane Hobson (mezzo soprano)
Richard Lewis (tenor), Donald Bell (baritone) & Choir
April 15, 21, 22 April 1961

Disc 47
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93
April 15, 1961

Disc 48
1. Stravinsky: "Firebird" Suite (1919 edition)
February 24, 1961, March 3, 4, 1961
2. Walton: Symphony No. 2
February 24, 1961

Disc 49
1. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 D.759 "Unfinished"
March 12, 1960
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 Major, "Oxford"
October 20, 1961

Disc 50
1. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622
October 21, 1961
2. R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 Op. 11
October 27, 1961
Robert Marcellus (clarinet)
Myron Bloom (Horn)

Disc 51
1. Prelude and "Liebestod" from "Tristan and Isolde"
2. Prelude to Act 1 "Meistersinger"
3. Overture "Tannhäuser"
January 26, 1962

Disc 52
1. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Op.64
December 1, 1961
2. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op.26
January 23, 1962
Zino Franciscatti (violin)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Schippers, New York Philharmonic (2)

Disc 53
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 "Pastoral"
January 20-21, 1962

Disc 54
1. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 83
Leon Fleischer (piano)
October 19, 1962

Disc 55
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major K.537 "Coronation "
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in D major K.595
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
2-4 November 1962

Disc 56
1. Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sz.83
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
April 20-21, 1962
2. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 53
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra
March 30, 1958

Disc 57
1. J. Strauss II: Waltz “Blue Danube" Op.314
2. J. Strauss II & Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
3. Josef Strauss: Waltz "Deliren” Op.212
4. J. Strauss II: Waltz "Voices of Spring" Op.410
5. Josef Strauss: Waltz " Village Swallows from Austria" Op.164
6. J. Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile Op.257
January 5, 1962

Disc 58
1. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90 "Italian"
October 26, 1962
2. Mendelssohn: Overture "Fingal's Cave" Op.26
October 26, 1962
3. Weber: "Oberon" Overture
January 4, 1963

Disc 59
1. Debussy: Symphonic Poem "La Mer" L. 109
2. Ravel: "Daphnis and Chloe" Suite No. 2
3. Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
January 11 - 12, 1963

Disc 60
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Op. 60
2. Beethoven: Overture "Leonore" No. 3 Op. 73b
April 5-6, 1963

Disc 61
1. Smetana: "Moldau" from "My Country"
January 4-5, 1963
2. Smetana: Three Dances from "The Bartered Bride"
August 2, 1962, January 4-5, 1963
3. Dvorak: Overture 'Carnival' Op.92
July 19, 1962, January 4-5, 1963
4. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.46 No. 1, No. 3
July 19, 1962, August 2, 1962, January 4-5, 1963
5. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 72, No. 2, No. 7
July 19, 1962, August 2, 1962, January 4-5, 1963

Disc 62
1. Mussorgsky: Suite "Pictures at an Exhibition" (Ravel)
2. Liadoff: The Enchanted Lake Op.62
October 30, 1963

Disc 63
1. Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat K.319
October 26, 1962
2. Mozart: Divertimento in D Major K.131
April 20, 1963
3. Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C major K.200
October 5, 1965

Disc 64
1. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 K. 207
Isaac Stern (violin)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 22 - 23, 1961
2. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K.219 "Turkish"
Isaac Stern (violin)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
April 19, 1963
3. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K.216
Isaac Stern (violin)
Cleveland Orchestra members
January 21-22, 1961

Disc 65
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 K.466
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
26-28 April 1961

Disc 66
1. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K.364
Rafael Druian (violin), Abraham Skernick (viola)
Cleveland Orchestra members
December 28, 1963
2. Mozart: Motet "Exsultate, jubilate" K.165
Judith Raskin (soprano)
Cleveland Orchestra members
May 11, 1964

Disc 67
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op.67
2. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major K.551 "Jupiter"
October 11 and 25, 1963

Disc 68
1. R. Strauss: Symphonia Domestica Op.53
January 10, 1964

Disc 69
1. Barber: Piano Concerto Op.38
John Browning (piano)
January 3, 1964
2. William Schuman: Song of Orpheus
Leonard Rose (cello)
January 11, 1964

Disc 70
1. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major Op.90
October 16, 1964
2. Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn Op.56a
October 24, 1964

Disc 71
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op.21
October 2, 1964
2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
October 23, 1964

Disc 72
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C major, K.491
Robert Casadesus (piano)
3-5 November 1961

Disc 73
1. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.46 (8)
2. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.72 (8)
July 19, 1962, August 2, 1962, January 4-5, 1963

Disc 74
1. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra Sz.116
January 15 - 16, 1965
2. Janacek: Sinfonietta Op.60
October 15, 1965

Disc 75
1. Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
Judith Raskin (soprano)
October 1-2, 1965
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Sun May 13, 2018 7:42 am

T. Schurk wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm
I inquired to Sony Classical as to whether Robert Russ (producer of the Serkin, Munch, and Reiner boxes - all fine issues) was producing the Szell box, and they replied..".Hi Todd,
The George Szell Box is being produced by our in-house
producer Robert Russ with engineers from Swan Studios, NYC, Andreas K. Meyer and Rebekah Wineman as wellas b-sharp, Berlin, Martin Kistner and Matthias Erb."
Thanks. A bit more on Robt. Russ QTD from another forum:
Robert Russ has produced all the Sony big boxes of the last 7 or 8 or so years. Including obtaining Japanese XRCD masters for Rubinstein and Toscanini boxes.
Looks like a good chance then that a number of these recordings will be remastered. I am working on the last batch of the machine-translated table-of-contents list (discs 76-106) and will post it ASAP.

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by Lance » Sun May 13, 2018 11:28 am

One of the compositions that stood out was the Dvorak Piano Concerto with Szell, Rudolf Firkusny, pianist. I have that on a Columbia LP [ML-4967], and don't believe that has ever been transferred to CD until now. Anybody know for sure? Of course Firkusny has made many recordings of this concerto. I recall this LP as being extraordinary in its interpretation.

All the Rudolf Serkin his complete recordings on Sony [40406], and Robert Casadesus with Szell has been issued on CD near as I know. Years ago a 19-CD set [5034002] of Casadesus was issued by Columbia/France of some pretty rare material from early in his career. This was before the days of "mega-sets" that are so common today.

It's compositions like those and other collaborations that will make collectors want to acquire this set. I do wonder, however, whether the price will come down given the fact that many collectors already have a substantial portion of Szell's works on CDs. If so, the market will be flooded with individual Szell CDs where that repertoire appears in the forthcoming "big box."
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by T. Schurk » Sun May 13, 2018 5:45 pm

The date info on the HMV/Japan disc listing for disc 14, Dvorak Slavonic dances is incorrect. This first complete set by Szell, in mono, was recorded over 2 different sessions - Feb. 24 -26 and March 16 - 17, 1956. And for Lance - the Dvorak Piano Concerto was issued on CD in United Archives Szell edition volume 5, a 3 CD set.

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 am

The rest of the discography for this issue, Discs 76-106, with apologies for any errors in translation from the Japanese:

Disc 76
1. Bizet: "Arlesienne" Suite 1
March 25, 1965
2. Bizet: "Farandole" from "Arlesienne” Suite 2
March 25, 1965
3. Grieg: "Peer Gynt" Suite 1
February 16, 1965
4. Grieg: "Solveig’s Song" from "Peer Gynt" Suite 2
February 16, 1965

Disc 77
1. Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (1889 3rd ed. Novak version)
January 28 - 29, 1966

Disc 78
Wagner:
1. "Flying Dutchman" Overture
2. "Faust" Overture
3. "Lohengrin" Prelude to Act 1
4. "Rienzi" Overture
December 10, 1965

Disc 79
Prokofiev:
1. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major Op.26
2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major Op.10
Gary Graffman (piano)
March 26, 1966
3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor "From Old Notebooks" Op 28
Gary Graffman (piano)
December 26, 1962

Disc 80
Beethoven:
1. "Egmont" Overture Op. 84
October 8, 1966
2. "Coriolan" Overture Op.62
October 29, 1966
3. "King Stephen” Overture Op. 117
October 29, 1966
4. "Leonore" Overture No. 2 Op. 72b
October 8, 1966
5. "Leonore" Overture No. 1 Op.138
August 25, 1967
6. "Fidelio" Overture Op. 72b
August 25, 1967

Disc 81
1. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68
October 7, 1966

Disc 82
Brahms:
1. Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 73
January 6, 1967
2. Academic Festival Overture Op.80
October 28, 1966
3. Tragic Overture Op.81
October 28, 1966

Disc 83
1. Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in C minor Op. 98
April 8, 1966

Disc 84
1. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major Op. 83
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
January 21-22, 1966

Disc 85
1. Mendelssohn: "Midsummer Night's Dream" Overture Op.21
2. Mendelssohn: From Incidental Music to 'MND’ Op. 61 (Scherzo, Nocturne, Interlude, Marriage March)
January 13, 1967
3. Schubert: From Incidental Music to "Rosamunde" D.797 Op 26 (Overture, Interlude 3, Ballet Music 2)
January 7, 1967

Disc 86
Rossini:
1. "Viaggio a Reims" Overture
January 14, 1967
2. "Scala di sieta" Overture
May 27, 1967
3. Overture 'Italiana in Algieri'
May 5, 1967
4. "Turco in Italia" Overture
January 14, 1967
5. "Thieving Magpie" Overture
May 5, 1967

Disc 87
1. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in minor, Op.15
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
April 19 - 20, 1968

Disc 88
1. Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D major
April 19, 1968
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise"
May 5, 1967

Disc 89
1. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by C.M. von Weber
October 10, 1964
2. Janacek: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith
October 9, 1964

Disc 90
1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 Bloomberg major, K.450
October 18, 1968
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
October 18, 19, 21, 1964
Robert Casadesus (piano)

Disc 91
1. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 K.525 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
October 7, 1968
2. Mozart: Serenade No. 9 K.320 "Posthorn"
January 10, 1969

Disc 92
Wagner:
1. "The Entrance to Valhalla" from "Rheingold "
2. "Valkyrie's Ride" from "Walkure"
3. "Magical Fire Music" from "Walkure"
4. “Forest Murmurs” from "Siegfried"
5. "Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from “Gotterdammerung"
6. "Siegfried's Funeral March" from “Gotterdammerung"
October 7, 11. 12, 1968

Disc 93
1. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op.23
Gary Graffman (piano)
January 24 - 25, 1969, March 20

Disc 94
1. Kodaly: "Hary Janos" Suite
January 10 - 11, 1969
2. Prokofiev: Suite "Lieutenant Kije"
January 17-18, 1969

Discs 95-96
1. Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C major (1890 2nd Novak version)
3, 6, 10, 13 October 1969

Disc 97
1. Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor
January 17-18, 1969
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D major "Miracle"
October 11 - 12, 1969

Disc 98
1. Haydn: Symphony No. 97 in C Major
October 3, 6, 1969
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major
October 10, 1969

Disc 99
1. Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in Minor "Tragic"
October 1967 (live)

Disc 100
1. Smetana: "Moldau" from "My Country"
January 7 - 8, 1951
2. Smetana: "From the Bohemian Forest and the Prairie" from "My Country"
January 8, 1951
3. Mendelssohn: "Midsummer Night's Dream" Overture Op.21
4. Mendelssohn: From "MND" Op. 61 (Scherzo, Nocturne, Interlude, Marriage March)
January 8, 17, 1951
New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc 101
1. Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of "Die Meistersinger"
January 8, 1951
2. Wagner: "Rienzi" Overture
3. Wagner: "Tannhäuser" Overture
4. Wagner: "The Fying Dutchman" Overture
January 4, 1951
5. Weber: "Der Freischutz" Overture
6. Weber: "Oberon" Overture
January 8, 1951
New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc 102
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 "Pastoral"
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
December 5, 1955

Disc 103
1. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op.23
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
January 12, 1953 (live)

Disc 104
1. Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K.478
2. Mozart: Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major K.493
George Szell (piano)
Budapest String Quartet
August 19 - 20, 1946

Disc 105
Mozart:
1. Violin Sonata in F major, K.376
2. Violin Sonata in G major, K.301
3. Violin Sonata in E minor K.304
4. Violin Sonata in C major, K.296
Rafael Druian (violin)
George Szell (piano)
1-3 August 1967

Disc 106
1. Trad: Happy Birthday (Hershey Kay)
2. Trad: Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly (Hershey Kay)
3. Trad: Patatan (Hershey Kay)
May 12, 1967

4. George Szell interview: Talking about 1947-1970 with the Cleveland Orchestra
5. George Szell interview: Talking about "R. Strauss: Domestic Symphony"
6. George Szell interview: Talking about "Mozart: Symphonies No. 28 & 33"
7. George Szell Interview: Talking about "Bruckner: Symphony No. 3"
8. George Szell interview: Talking about "Brahms: Variations on the Theme of Haydn, Tragic Overture"
9. George Szell and Producer Paul Myer: Discuss music, musicians, conductor's life

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by Lance » Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 am

Joe, many thanks for translating all the Szell recordings in three nice groups! Much appreciated.
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by RebLem » Sat May 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Holden Fourth wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:37 am
One of the most amazing recording Szell ever made is of the Tchaikovsky 4th with the LSO. As it's a Decca recording it's not in the box.
Another is his Dvorak Cello Concerto with Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Phil.
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by Lance » Sun May 20, 2018 12:38 am

Fortunately the Dvorak Cello Concerto was issued twice on CD with Szell conducting:

a) Pierre Fournier Edition, DGG 479 6909, 25 CDs (Fournier's complete Decca & DGG recordings)
b) DGG 478 4233 Dvorak/Szell on a single CD coupled with Kubelik conducting the Dvorak Symphony #8 with the Berlin Philharmonic

On another note: Today the 3 CD set arrived on United Archives (Volume 5, 013) transfered by Lani Sphar. I believe all the CDs have been transferred from the original LPs. I was particularly interested in the Dvorak Piano Concerto with Rudolf Firkusny. I know Spahr's transfers are excellent. Another reason (I suppose) NOT to go after the 106 CD set though it would also be grand to hear the transfer made by Sony off original masters.
RebLem wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Another is his Dvorak Cello Concerto with Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Phil.
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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by jserraglio » Sun May 20, 2018 6:12 am

and this . . .

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Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Post by maestrob » Sun May 20, 2018 11:23 am

RebLem wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Holden Fourth wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:37 am
One of the most amazing recording Szell ever made is of the Tchaikovsky 4th with the LSO. As it's a Decca recording it's not in the box.
Another is his Dvorak Cello Concerto with Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Phil.
To this day Fournier/Szell is my favorite recording of the Dvorak Cello Concerto.

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