Philharmonia Orchestra - Birth Of A Legend 24 Cd S
Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Guido Cantelli, Arturo Toscanini, Paul Kletzki, André Cluytens, Sir William Walton, Otto Klemperer, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Charles Mackerras, Otto Ackermann, Henry Krips, Nicolai Malko, Robert Irving, Artur Rodzinski, George Weldon, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Igor Markevitch, Herbert Menges, Efrem Kurtz, Esa-Pekka Salonen
A prestigious name since it came into being in 1945, the Philharmonia was established by legendary producer Walter Legge as a high-calibre house orchestra for EMI. Its history of collaboration with the world’s greatest musicians includes numerous landmark recordings now in the Warner Classics catalogue. The performances here cover the period between 1946 and 1964. Conducted by such figures as Karajan, Furtwängler, Toscanini, Klemperer, Giulini and Cantelli, they have been extensively remastered from the original tapes, gaining a new immediacy. As a further bonus, this collection includes a recording from 2018 and a CD of music and interviews that provides fascinating insights into the Philharmonia’s relationship with four major conductors. Deluxe set of 24 CDs showcases the fine artistry of the Philharmonia from 1946 to 1964 under the baton of Karajan, Furtwängler, Toscanini, Klemperer, Giulini among others, including: - Some of its most celebrated recordings - Some rare long deleted gems here for the first time on CD - First ever releases - A bonus 2018 live recording of Verklärte Nacht by Schoenberg conducted by its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen - A bonus CD with distinguished players recalling the relationships between the Philharmonia and Karajan, Cantelli, Klemperer and Giulini.