Eduard Van Beinum: Eduard Van Beinum: Complete Recordings on Decca & Philips

Eduard Van Beinum: Complete Recordings on Decca & Philips

Eduard Van Beinum

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  • Release Date 06 January 2023
Product code
4851387
Format
Box Set
Label
Decca

The eminent Dutch conductor Eduard van Beinum described his relationship with orchestral musicians as ‘first among equals’. He said of his work ‘One must certainly not by tyrannical. A conductor must immerse himself in the possibilities of each and every orchestra member and bring everything out of them.’ It was a huge shock, when during a rehearsal of Brahms’ First Symphony on 13 April 1959, van Beinum suffered a fatal heart attack on the podium in the Concertgebouw at the age of just 58. His qualities as a musician had perhaps not been fully appreciated during his lifetime, but after his death, his recordings allow us to re-evaluate his impeccable musical intuition, his good taste and the spontaneity of his music-making. Collected here in one edition that predominately features the two orchestras he was Principal Conductor of — the Concertgebouworkest & London Philharmonic Orchestra — are the complete recordings he made for both Decca and Philips.

Highlights include:
- A sparkling interpretation of Beethoven’s ballet music to The Creature of Prometheus with the LPO
- Brahms’ Symphony cycle recorded with the Concertgebouworkest – a radically modern approach for the time they were made
- Lauded recordings of Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole (1946) ‘Without question, this is the best recording we have had of this pungently evocative work.’ — Gramophone; Boléro and La Valse and Debussy’s La Mer, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (1946) ‘A truly brilliant recording, bringing out more of the score than I should have thought possible’ — Gramophone
- Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique (one of his most celebrated recordings full of incisive precision and spontaneous explosive abandon)
- Reference recordings of Bruckner’s 7, 8 & 9th Symphonies – “Bruckner is my bread and butter” said Van Beinum
- Diapason d’Or award-winning recordings of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CO) & Hebrides Overture (LPO)
- A series of 78rpm recordings made for ‘Dutch Decca’, Telefunken & Deutsche Grammophon, including many works van Beinum never recorded commercially, such as Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Smetana’s Vltava – all released for the first time in nearly 70 years, in new hi-res transfers made especially for this collection
- Bonus Audio documentary feature produced by Jon Tolansky, with commentary by a number of musicians who worked with Eduard van Beinum
- 102pp book (English/Dutch/French/German) with essays by music historian Niek Nelissen and Jon Tolansky

Tracks
CD 1
1 J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites Nos.1–4 Concertgebouworkest  
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CD 2
1 Clark: Trumpet Voluntary ∙ Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks Suite; Water Music Suite London Philharmonic Orchestra  
2 J.C. Bach: Symphonies Nos.2 & 4, Op.18 CO  
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CD 3
1 Handel: Water Music CO  
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CD 4
1 Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp Hubert Barwahser, Phia Berghout; Symphonies Nos.29 & 33 CO  
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CD 5
1 Mozart: Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’; Piano Concerto No.24 Kathleen Long, LPO  
2 Mozart: Clarinet Concerto Bram de Wilde, CO  
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CD 6
1 Mozart: Serenade in D, K.320 ‘Posthorn’  
2 Reger: Variations & Fugue on a theme by Mozart CO  
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CD 7
1 Haydn: Symphonies Nos.94, 96 (1952 rec.) & 97 CO  
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CD 8
1 Haydn: Symphony No.96 (1947 rec.) CO  
2 Haydn: Symphony No.100 ∙ Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus LPO  
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CD 9
1 Beethoven: Overtures LPO  
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CD 10
1 Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op.61 Arthur Grumiaux; Symphony No.2 CO  
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CD 11
1 Schubert: Symphonies Nos.4 & 5; Rosamunde CO  
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CD 12
1 Schubert Symphonies Nos.3, 6 & 8 ‘Unfinished’ CO  
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CD 13
1 Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture; Violin Concerto Alfredo Campoli, LPO  
2 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1946 rec.)  
3 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.2 ∙ Rossini: Overture to La scala di seta CO  
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CD 14
1 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1952 rec.); Symphony No.4 ∙ Rossini: Overtures CO  
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CD 15
1 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1946 rec.);  
2 La Damnation de Faust (excerpts: 1946 rec.);  
3 Marche troyenne; Le Carnaval Romain Ouverture (1956 rec.) CO  
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CD 16
1 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1951 rec.);  
2 Le Carnaval Romain Ouverture (1951 rec.);  
3 La Damnation de Faust (excerpts: 1947 rec.)  
4 Brahms: St Anthony Variations (1952 rec.) CO  
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CD 17
1 Brahms: Symphony No.1 (1947 rec.); St Anthony Variations (1949 rec.) CO  
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CD 18
1 Brahms: Symphony No.1 (1951 rec.) CO  
2 Brahms: Symphony No.3 (1946 rec.) LPO  
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CD 19
1 Brahms: Symphonies Nos.2 & 4 CO  
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CD 20
1 Brahms: Symphonies Nos.1 (1958 rec.) & 3 (1958 rec.) CO  
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CD 21
1 Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 Clifford Curzon; Tragic Overture (1952 rec.);  
2 Academic Festival Overture (1952 rec.); Alto Rhapsody CO  
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CD 22
1 Brahms: Violin Concerto Arthur Grumiaux; St Anthony Variations (1958 rec.);  
2 Tragic Overture (1958 rec.);  
3 Academic Festival Overture (1958 rec.) CO  
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CD 23
1 Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat CO  
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CD 24
1 Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E (1947 rec.) CO  
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CD 25
1 Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E (1953 rec.) CO  
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CD 26
1 Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in C minor CO  
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CD 27
1 Bruckner: Symphony No.9 in D minor CO  
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CD 28
1 Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G CO  
2 Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gessellen (1946 rec.) LPO  
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CD 29
1 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder Eines fahrenden Gesellen (1956 rec.) CO  
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CD 30
1 Lalo: Symphonie espagnole Alfredo Campoli, LPO  
2 Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Andante cantabile for cello & strings; Nutcracker Suite CO  
3 Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Overture–Fantasia  
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CD 31
1 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade CO  
2 Borodin: Polovtsian Dances ∙ Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suites (excerpts: 1950 rec.) LPO  
3 Debussy: Danses pour harpe et orchestre Chamber Music Society of Amsterdam  
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CD 32
1 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; Le Chant du Rossignol ∙ Kodaly: Háry János Suite CO  
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CD 33
1 Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite CO  
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CD 34
1 Sibelius: Violin Concerto Jan Damen; Tone Poems LPO  
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CD 35
1 Franck: Psyché; Variations symphoniques Géza Anda  
2 Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Boléro; La Valse CO  
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CD 36
1 Debussy: Nocturnes; La Mer; Images (Set 3) CO  
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CD 37
1 Elgar: Cockaigne Overture; Cello Concerto Anthony Pini; Elegy for Strings; The Wand of Youth Suites 1 & 2 LPO  
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CD 38
1 Britten: Spring Symphony ∙ Pijper: Symphony No.3 CO  
2 Britten Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia from Peter Grimes (1947 rec.).  
3 Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt LPO  
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CD 39
1 Britten: Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia from Peter Grimes (1953 rec.); The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  
2 Debussy: Berceuse héroïque; Marche écossaise ∙ Thomas: Overture to Mignon ∙ Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies  
3 Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Overture ∙ Sousa: The Stars & Stripes Forever CO  
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CD 40
1 Pijper: Six Epigrams; Concerto for Piano & Orchestra Hans Henkemans ∙ Henkemans: Violin Concerto Theo Olof  
2 Diepenbrock: Marsyas, of De betooverde bron RC 101 Incidental music excerpts CO  
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CD 41
1 ‘Eduard van Beinum – 78 Rarities I’  
2 Brahms: St Anthony Variations ∙ Bizet: L’Arlésienne ∙ Reger: Valse d’amour (Ballet Suite Op.130) ∙ Smetana: Vltava (Má vlast) CO  
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CD 42
1 ‘Eduard van Beinum – 78 Rarities II’  
2 Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture ∙ Wagner: Prelude to Lohengrin Act III ∙ Beethoven: Egmont Overture  
3 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor BWV 1067 (excerpts); Suite No.3 in D BWV 1068  
4 R. Strauss: Don Juan ∙ Sibelius: Finlandia CO  
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CD 43
1 ‘Eduard van Beinum – Memories’  
2 Audio documentary feature produced by Jon Tolansky, with commentary by a number of musicians who worked with Eduard van Beinum