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Westminster Legacy Vol.1 - Chamber Music 59CDs ape

Label : Westminster
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes

If you’re a lover of chamber music then you can’t do any better than this amazing 59 CD set. The overall price is steep but it averages out to be less than $5 per CD. Couple that with the truly legendary performances offered here and you have an incredible bargain that will not be around for long. The Westminster record label (1949-1965) was justly famous for it’s “Natural Balance” recorded sound which was primarily the combined effort of producer Dr. Kurt List and engineer Karl Wohlleitner. Centered in Vienna, they had access to some of the finest chamber musicians in the world through the city’s various orchestras. They were also able to spot up and coming talent like conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim and guitarist/lutenist Julian Bream. During the 1950s they were unrivalled in their chamber music output both in quantity and quality. This set, manufactured in Korea, contains several of those performances.

Performances by the Barylli and Vienna Konzerthaus string quartets featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert make up the bulk of the offerings. For a complete listing, just Google “Westminster Legacy: Chamber Music”. You not only can find a list of all the pieces but if you click on images, you can see the reproductions of the original album covers. Back in 2002 Deutsche Grammophon acquired the rights to the Westminster back catalogue and released a number of them as single, digitally remastered CDs. They were mostly orchestral works (Westminster is also issuing a 64 disc set devoted to orchestral recordings) but the few chamber works issued were gems. Now many more of them are available for the discerning chamber music lover or the enthusiastic beginner who want the bread and butter of the chamber music repetoire. Many of these performances are a little slower than what you hear today but they get to the heart and soul of the music. So grab this incredible bargain before it’s gone, it’s absolutely unbelievable!

Tracklist :

CD 1 :

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 “The Trout”

Paul Badura-Skoda, Barylli Quartet, Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 2 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quintet In C major Op.163 D.956

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 3 :

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Octet in F, D.803

Gunther Weiss, Leopold Wlach, Karl Oehlberger, Josef Hermann, Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 4 :

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
String Trio No.2 in B flat, D.581

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 5 :

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Trio For 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais in C major, Op.87
Octet in E flat major, Op.103

Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group

CD 6 :

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 06. Septet in E flat major, Op.20

Barylli String Ensemble

07 – 10. Sextet in E flat major, Op.71

Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group

CD 7 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G major K.525
05 – 10. Divertimento No.17 in D major K.334 (320b)

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 8 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 02. Violin Sonata no.25 in G major K.301 (293a)
03 – 04. Violin Sonata No.28 in E minor K.304 (300c)
05 – 07. Violin Sonata No.33 in F major K.377 (374e)
08 – 09. Violin Sonata No.29 in A major K.305 (293d)
10 – 12. Violin Sonata no.20 in E flat major K.58 (Anh. C23.04)(doubtful work)

Walter Barylli, Paul Badura-Skoda

CD 9 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 03. Violin Sonata No.24 in C major K.296
04 – 05. Violin Sonata No.35 in G major K.379(373a)
06 – 08. Violin Sonata no.40 in B flat major K.454

Walter Barylli, Paul Badura-Skoda

CD 10 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 03. Violin Sonata no.32 in F major K.376 (374d)
04 – 05. Violin Sonata no.37 in A major K.402 (385e) (completed by M. Stadler)
06 – 08. Violin Sonata no.41 in E flat major K.481

Walter Barylli, Paul Badura-Skoda

CD 11 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 03. Oboe Quartet in F major K.370 (368b)
04 – 06. Flute Quartet no.1 in D major K.285

Vienna Konzerthaus

07 – 10. Ein Musikalischer Spass in F major K.522

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 12 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
05 – 08. Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115

Leopold Wlach, Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 13 :

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01 – 04. Clarinet Sonata no.1 in F minor Op.120-1
05 – 07. Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat major Op.120-2

Leopold Wlach, Jorg Demus

08 – 11. Horn Trio in E flat major Op.40

Walter Barylli, Franz Koch, Franz Holeschek

CD 14 :

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01 – 03. String Quintet No.1 in F major Op.88
04 – 07. String Sextet no.2 in G major Op.36

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 15 :

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01 – 04. String Sextet No.1 in B flat major Op.18
05 – 08. Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet, Jorg Demus

CD 16 – 17 :

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01 – 04. Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25
05 – 08. Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60

01 – 04. Piano Quartet no.2 in A major, Op.26

Jorg Demus, Members of the Barylli Quartet

CD 18 :

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
01 – 04. Marchenzahlungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op.132

Leopold Wlach, Erich Weiss, Jorg Demus

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
05 – 07. Zwei Konzertstück for Basset Horn, Clarinet and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op.113
08 – 10. Zwei Konzertstück for Basset Horn, Clarinet and Piano No.2 in D minor, Op.114

Leopold Wlach, Franz Bartosek, Jorg Demus

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
11 – 14. Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114

Leopold Wlach, Franz Kwarda, Franz Bartosek

CD 19 :

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01 – 04. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44

Jorg Demus, Barylli Quartet

05 – 08. Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.47

Jorg Demus, Members of the Barylli Quartet

CD 20 :

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
01 – 04. Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81
05 – 08. String Quartet No.14 in A flat major, Op.105

Edith Farnadi, Barylli Quartet

CD 21

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.1 in A major

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
05 – 08. String Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.77

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 22 :

Mikhail Ivanovitch Glinka (1804-1857)
01 – 04. Trio Pathétique in D minor

Leopold Wlach, Karl Muhlberger, Paul Badura-Skoda

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
05 – 07. Quintet in B flat major

Leopold Wlach, Karl Muhlberger, Gottfried von Freiberg, Hans Reznicek, Roland Raupenstrauch

Richard Strauss (1894-1949)
08 – 11. Suite in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments, Op.4

Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group

CD 23 :

Franz Schmidt (1874-1939)
01 – 04. Piano Quintet in G major

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
05. Il Tramonto
06. Quartetto Dorico per Archi

Barylli Quartet

CD 24 :

Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
01 – 04. Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra

Barylli Ensemble

05. Dumka for Violin and Piano (1880)
06 – 09. Violin Sonata

Walter Barylli, Franz Holetschek

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
10 – 12. Concerto for String Quartet and Orchetra

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Henry Swoboda

CD 25 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet no.1 in B flat major D.18
05 – 06. String Quartet no.2 in C major D.32
07 – 10. String Quartet no.3 in B flat major D.36

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 26 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet no.4 in C major D.46
05 – 06. String Quartet No.5 in B flat major D.68
07 – 10. String Quartet No.6 in D major D.74

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 27 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.10 in E flat major D.87
05 – 08. String Quartet No.7 in D major D.94
09 – 11. String Quartet in B flat major D.111

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 28 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.9 in G minor D.173
05 – 08. String Quartet No.11 in E major D.353

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 29 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.14 in D minor D.810
05 – 08. String Quartet no.13 in A minor D.804

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 30 :

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.15 in G major D.887
05. String Quartet No.12 in C minor D.703

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 31 :

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.68 in E flat major Op.64-6 (Hob.III-64)
05 – 08. String Quartet No.63 in C major Op.64-1 (Hob. 3-65)
09 – 12. String Quartet no.65 in B flat major Op.64-3 (Hob.III-67)

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 32 :

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.64 in B minor Op.64-2 (Hob.III-68)
05 – 08. String Quartet No.67 in D major “The Lark “Op.64-5 (Hob.III-63)
09 – 12. String Quartet No.66 in G major op.64-4(Hob.III-66)

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 33 :

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
01 – 04. String Quartet no.79 in D major Op.76-5 (Hob.III-79)
05 – 08. String Quartet No.77 in C major “Emperor” Op.76-3 (Hob.III-77)
09 – 12. String Quartet No.78 in B flat major “sunrise” Op. 76-4 (Hob.III-78)

Vienna Konzerthause Quartet

CD 34 :

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.75 in G major Op.76-1 (Hob.III-75)
05 – 08. String Quartet No.76 in D minor “Quinten” Op.76-2 (Hob.III-76)
09 – 12. String Quartet no.80 in E flat major Op.76-6 (Hob.III-80)

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 35 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.1 in G major K.80 (73f)
05 – 07. Divertimento in D major K.136 (125a)
08 – 10. Divertimento in B flat major K.137 (125b)
11 – 13. Divertimento in F major K .138(125c)
14 – 17. String Quintet in B flat major K.46

Barylli Quartet

CD 36 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 03. String Quartet No.2 in D major K.155 (134a)
04 – 06. String Quartet no.3 in G major K.156 (134 b)
07 – 09. String Quartet no.4 in C major K.157
10 – 12. String Quartet No.5 in F major K.158

Barylli Quartet

CD 37 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 03. String Quartet no.6 in B flat major K.159
04 – 06. String Quartet No.7 in E flat major K.160 (159a)
07 – 10. String Quartet No.8 in F major K.168
11 – 14. String Quartet No.9 in A major K.169

Barylli Quartet

CD 38 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.10 in C major K.170
05 – 08. String Quartet No.11 in E flat major K.171
09 – 12. String Quartet No.12 in B flat major K.172
13 – 16. String Quartet No.13 in D minor K.173

Barylli Quartet

CD 39 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.20 in D major K.499
05 – 08. String Quintet No.2 in C minor K.406
09 – 12. String Quintet N.1 in B flat major K.174

Barylli Quartet

CD 40 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.19 in C major “Dissonant” K.465
05 – 08. String Quartet No.15 in D minor K.421

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 41 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet no.16 in E flat major K. 428
05 – 08. String Quartet No.17 in B flat major “The Hunt “K.458

Amadeus Quartet

CD 42 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet no.23 in F major K.590
05 – 08. String Quartet no.18 in A major. 464

Amadeus Quartet

CD 43 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1956- 1791)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.21 in D major K.575
05 – 08. String Quartet No.22 in B flat major K.589
09 – 12. String Quartet No.14 in G major K.387

Barylli Quartet

CD 44 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quintet No.3 in C major K.515
05 – 08. String Quintet No.5 in D major k.593

Barylli Quartet

CD 45 :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
01 – 04. String Quintet No.4 in G minor K.516

Amadeus Quartet, Cecil Aronowitz

05 – 08. String Quintet No.6 in E flat major K.614

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet, Ferdinand Stangler

CD 46 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.1 in F major op. 18-1
05 – 08. String Quartet No.2 in G major OP 18-2
09 – 12. String Quartet No.3 in D major Op 18-3.

Barylli Quartet

CD 47 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.4 in C minor Op.18-4
05 – 08. String Quartet No.5 in a major Op.18-5
09 – 12. String Quartet no.6 in B flat major op.18-6

Barylli Quartet

CD 48 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.7 in F major “Rasumovsky no.1” Op.59-1
05 – 08. String Quintet in C major Op.29

Barylli Quartet

CD 49 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.8 in E minor “Rasumovsky no.2″Op. 59-2
05 – 08. String Quartet no.9 in a C major “Rasumovsky No.3” Op.59-3

Barylli Quartet

CD 50 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.10 in E flat major “Harp” Op.74
05 – 08. String Quartet No.12 in E flat major Op.127

Barylli Quartet

CD 51 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.11 in F minor “Serioso” Op.95
05 – 09. String Quartet No.15 in A minor Op.132

Barylli Quartet

CD 52 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 07. String Quartet No.13 in b flat major op. 130

Barylli Quartet

CD 53 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 07. String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor Op.131
08 – 11. String Quartet no.16 in F major Op.135

Barylli Quartet

CD 54 – 55 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.7 in F major “Rasumovsky No.1″Op.59-1
05 – 08. String Quartet No.9 in C major “Rasumovsky No.3 “Op.59-3
01 – 04. String Quartet No.8 in E minor “Rasumovsky No.2” Op.59-2

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD56 – 57 :

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
01 – 04. String Quartet No.10 in E flat major “Harp” Op.74
05 – 08. String Quartet No.12 in E flat major Op.127
01 – 05. String Quartet No.15 in A minor Op.132

Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

CD 58 (Bonus) :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.20 in D minor, K.466

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
11 Sonatas

Clara Haskil, piano
Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Henry Swoboda

CD 59 (Bonus) :

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op.120
Piano sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight

Daniel Barenboim

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