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Maestro, Part I Purchase Now 

The first in our series covering the Maestros, those baton-wielding men who changed the course of music in the 20th century.

 
Program 1
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Serge Koussevitzky,c.
RCA LM 2909/Naxos 8.111283 
9:46 
 
 
Roy Harris: Symphony #3 In 1 Movement 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitzky,c. 
EMI 751182
16:31 
 
Handel: Semele, “O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?”
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitzky,c.
Dorothy Maynor, ms. 
Gemm 9492
4:01 
 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 In E Minor, Op. 64  
III. Valse: Allegro Moderato
IV. Andante Maestoso, Allegro Vivace 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitzky,c.
EMI 751182
18:05
Program 2
Rachmaninov: Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27
III. Adagio
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy,c.   
EMI 75128
13:00 (mvt.1 excerpt:20) 
 
Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy,c.
Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
Sony Classical 62876
8:45 
 
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
IV. Intermezzo interrotto – Allegretto
V. Finale - Pesante - Presto 
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy,c.
Sony 94726
13:47 
 
Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos 
III. Danza final (The Final Dance) 
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy,c.
Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog 89291 
6:40 
 
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures At an Exhibition: 
IX. La Cabane de Baba-Yaga Sur Des Pattes de Poule (The Hut of Baba-Yaga On Chicken's Legs).
X. La Grande Porte de Kiev (The Great Gate of Kiev). 
The Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy,c. 
Sony 417202
5:19
Program 3
R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner, c.
Recorded in 1954 
RCA 68170 
15:59 (00:34 excerpt) 
 
Bartók: Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta, SZ 106
- 2. Allegro, III. Adagio  IV. Allegro Molto
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner, c. 
Recorded in 1958
RCA 61504
20:49
 
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 
IV. Festival At Baghdad, The Sea, Shipwreck
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner, c. 
Recorded in 1960
RCA 60875
11:43
Program 4
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 "Classical" I. Allegro, II. Larghetto, III. Non troppo allegro, IV. Molto vivace 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Monteux,c.
Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog 1182
14:29 
 
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka - Tableau 3: The Moor's Room, Dance of the Ballerina, Waltz
Tableau 4: The Shrovetide Fair - Dance of the Nursemaids
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Monteux,c. 
RCA 61898
20:59
 
Debussy: Images III, Iberia 2. Les parfums de la nuit  3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Monteux,c. 
Recorded 1951
RCA 61900
12:10 (1:12 excerpt)
Program 5
Mozart: Symphony #35 In D, K 385,"Haffner"  4. Presto 
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell, c.
Recorded in 1961
Sony 38472
3:38
 
Beethoven: Symphony #3 In E Flat, Op. 55,"Eroica" III. Scherzo: Allegro Vivace
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell, c.
Recorded in 1958
Sony 89832
5:34  
 
Prokofiev: No.5, IV. Allegro giocoso
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell, c.
Recorded in 1959
Sony Classical Masterworks 63124
9:05 
 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, K 466 3. Allegro Assai
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell, c.
Rudolf Serkin, pn.
CBS Great Performances 37236 
7:18
 
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35 (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Szell, c. 
Pierre Fournier, vc.
Music & Arts Programs Of America No.291
12:23
 
Schumann: Symphony #3 In E Flat, Op. 97, "Rhenish" 1. Lebhaft 
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell, c. 
Recorded in 1958 
Sony Classical Masterworks 62349
9:13
 
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, B 172 #7 In C Minor
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell, c. 
Sony Classical Essential Classics 89845
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