Istvan Kertesz - The London Years (12 Cd Set)

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Label: DECCA
Catalog: 4786420
Format: CD

Istvan Kertesz

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11 Christa Ludwig (Judith), Walter Berry (Bluebeard) Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119 Julius Katchen (piano) Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic' Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Requiem, Op. 89 Pilar Lorengar, Erszebet Komlossy, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause The Ambrosian Singers Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 Othello Overture, Op. 93 The Noon Witch, Op. 108 (B196) Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Julius Katchen (piano) Kodály: Háry János, Op. 15 Gyorgy Melis, Erszebet Komlossy, Peter Ustinov, John Leach, Olga Szönyi Edinburgh Festival Chorus Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock' London Symphony Chorus Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13 Lajos Kozma Brighton Festival Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme" Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477 Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491 Clifford Curzon (piano) Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Julius Katchen (piano) Ravel: Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand) Julius Katchen (piano) Piano Concerto in G major Julius Katchen (piano) Respighi: Pines of Rome The Birds William Bennett (flute) Fountains of Rome Strauss, F: Horn Concerto in C minor, Op. 8 Barry Tuckwell (horn) Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, AV132 Barry Tuckwell (horn) Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 Barry Tuckwell (horn)


During the ten years that Hungarian conductor István Kertész made recordings for Decca he produced a body of recordings which quickly established themselves as top choices for the record buying public. His recordings for Decca mainly took place in London and Vienna. The wide variety of recordings he made in London is demonstrated in the present collection. The death of Hungarian born conductor István Kertész in a drowning accident off the coast of Israel in April 1973 was a colossal tragedy, and a huge loss to the musical world. Fortunately for future generations, he left a legacy of choice recordings covering a wide range of core classical repertoire. The present collection also features examples of the conductor’s collaborations with three major pianists spanning several generations: Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen and Vladimir Ashkenazy. A further benchmark disc includes Barry Tuckwell’s performances of horn concertos by Richard Strauss and his father. It became a reference point for brass players worldwide.

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