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Pierre Monteux - The Complete RCA Album Collection - RCA 40CDs ape

Label : RCA
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Sony Classical is proud to announce an unparalleled reissue of Pierre Monteux’s RCA Victor recordings. They are being issued together for the first time in a single original jacket collection of 40 CDs.

Each and every recording in this new 40-CD set comes from the best source, including previous Living Stereo, SACD and XRCD reissues. Many others have been newly re-mastered from the original 78-rpm matrices or tapes.

Most of Monteux’s now legendary recordings for RCA were made between 1941 and 1961 with the two US orchestras he served as music director: the Boston Symphony (1919-24) and San Francisco Symphony (1936-52).

Naturally they contain music he had introduced to the world decades earlier, for example Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (recorded in Boston on 78s in 1945 and on LP in 1951) and Petrushka (recorded in Boston, 1959) as well as Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and Daphnis et Chloé.

His RCA French discography also contains multiple recordings of Debussy’s Images, La Mer and Nocturnes, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and works by Chausson and d’Indy. And then there is his peerless interpretation of the Franck Symphony in D Minor. Monteux recorded that symphony in San Francisco in 1941 and 1950, then once again with the Chicago Symphony in 1961. Those were his last RCA sessions, and the recording it yielded is still universally regarded as the work’s finest ever.

CD 1: Ravel: La valse, Rimsky-Korsakov: Le coq d’or – Cortège Des Noces (1941), Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard francais (Symphonie cévenole), Op. 25, Franck: Sinfonie in d-Moll (1941)
CD 2: Franck: Pièce héroique, Debussy: Images pour orchestre No. 1, Gigues (1942), Debussy: Images pour orchestre No. 3, Rondes de printemps (1942). Indy: Sinfonie Nr. 2, Op. 57, Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Sultan – March, Lalo: Le roi d’Ys – Ouvertüre
CD 3: Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21, Bruch: Konzert Nr. 1 für Violine und Orchester in g-Moll op.26
CD 4: Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini – Ouvertüre (1945), Berlioz: Les troyens: Act II – Ouvertüre, Indy: Istar: Symphonic Variations, Op. 42, Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1945)
CD 5: Indy: Fervaal Prelude, Op. 40, Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko, Op. 5, Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 (Nach “Harzreise im Winter”) (1945)
Stravinsky: : Le Sacre du printemps (1945)
CD 6: Brahms: Sinfonie Nr. 2 in D-Dur op. 73 (1945), Rimsky-Korsakov: Le coq d’or – Introduction and Cortège Des Noces (1945), Milhaud: Symphonic Suite No. 2 “Protée”, Chausson: Poème, Op. 25, Grünberg: Violinkonzert op. 47
CD 7: Milhaud: Sinfonische Suite Nr. 2 op. 57 “Protée”, Chausson: Poème, Op. 25, Gruenberg: Violinkonzert op. 47
CD 8: Ibert: Escales, Rimsky-Korsakov: Sinfonie Nr. 2 “Antar” op. 9, Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé: Suite Nr. 1, Debussy: Sarabande
CD 9: Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, Chabrier: Le roi malgré lui: Fete-polonaise
CD 10: Scriabin: Sinfonie Nr. 4 op. 54 “Le poème de l’extase” (1947), Gounod: Faust: Ballettmusik, Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas op. 95 – Ouvertüre, Ravel: Alborado del gracioso, Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini – Ouvertüre (1947), La damnation de Faust – Rákóczy March
CD 11: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: Sinfonische Suite Op. 35
CD 12: Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr.2 in D-Dur op.36
CD 13: Franck: Sinfonie in d-Moll (1950)
CD 14: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1951)
CD 15: Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913/21 version) (1951)
CD 16: Brahms: Sinfonie Nr. 2 op. 73 in D (1951)
CD 17: Chausson: Sinfonie op. 20 in B flat
CD 18: Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 (Nach “Harzreise im Winter”) (1950), Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
CD 19: Debussy: Images pour orchestrstre No. 3, Gigues (1951), Debussy: Ibéria
CD 20: Brahms: Song of Destiny op. 54 (Schicksalslied), Bach: Passacaglia und Fuge in c-Moll, Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium – Sinfonia, Beethoven: Die Ruinen von Athen op. 113
CD 21: Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 4 op. 60 in B-Dur, Schumann: Sinfonie Nr. 4 in d-Moll op. 120
CD 22: Scriabin: Sinfonie Nr. 4 op. 54 “Le poème de l’extase” (1952), Liszt: Les préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3)
CD 23: Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 12 K.414, Klavierkonzert Nr. 18 K.456
CD 24: Chausson: Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Various: French Songs
CD 25: Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 8 op. 93, Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini – Ouvertüre (1952)
CD 26: Delibes: Sylvia: Suite, Coppélia: Suite, Coppélia: Prélude, Mazurka (Stereo Version)
CD 27: Debussy: La mer, Nocturnes, La mer: De l’aube à midi (Stereo Version)
CD 28-29: Verdi: La traviata
CD 30: Tchaikovsky: Sinfonie Nr. 6 op. 74 “Pathétique” in b-Moll
CD 31: Tchaikovsky: Sinfonie Nr.5 op. 64 in e-Moll
CD 32: Khatchaturian: Violinkonzert, Saint-Saens: Havanaise, Op. 83
CD 33: Brahms: Konzert für Violine op. 77
CD 34: Tchaikovsky: Sinfonie Nr. 4 op. 36
CD 35: Stravinsky: Petrushka
CD 36-37: Gluck: Orfeo und Euridice
CD 38: Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24, Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
CD 39: Franck: Sinfonie in d-Moll (1961)
CD 40: Bonus: Interview

Complete tracklist : Pierre Monteux – The Complete RCA Album Collection