Hermann Abendroth – Unissued Broadcast Performances, 1939-1950 (4 CD box set, APE)

Hermann Abendroth - Unissued Broadcast Performances, 1939-1950 (4 CD box set, APE)
Hermann Abendroth – Unissued Broadcast Performances, 1939-1950 (4 CD box set, APE)

Composer: Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann
Orchestra: Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Radio Chorus, Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, Breslau Reichssenders Large Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Mid-German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hermann Abendroth
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Music & Arts
ASIN: B000050XVZ
Size: 522 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: florenfile

CD 01
01. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”: I. Allegro con brio
02. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”: II. Marcia funebre
03. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
04. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”: IV. Finale: Allegro molto
05. A Faust Overture Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 02
01. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
02. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: II. Molto vivace
03. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
04. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: IV. Finale: Presto – Allegro assai

CD 03
01. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): I. Ziemlich langsam
02. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
03. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): III. Scherzo: Lebhaft – Trio
04. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): IV. Langsam – Lebhaft
05. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: I. Allegro non troppo
06. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: II. Andante moderato
07. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso – Poco meno presto
08. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: IV. Allegro energico e passionato

CD 04
01. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: Announcer
02. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
03. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
04. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: III. Rondo: Vivace
05. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: IV. Finale: Presto – Allegro assai

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2 thoughts on “Hermann Abendroth – Unissued Broadcast Performances, 1939-1950 (4 CD box set, APE)”

  1. These historical recordings of Hermann Abendroth reflect the influence of one of Abendroth’s teachers, Felix Josef von Mottl, with whom Wilhelm Furtwängler also studied conducting, in that there is a very 19th Century approach to each of the symphonies on this 4 disc set. The Schumann and Beethoven Symphonies are especially spirited readings of these two works. The Beethoven Ninth (“Choral”) Symphony is equal to the Furtwängler recordings of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, on CD 4, Wilhelm Kempff is the pianist with the Breslau [Radio] Orchestra, that was recorded on 15 April, 1939 in Breslau, Silesia, (in Germany at that time and now a part of Poland). The last page of the CD liner notes apparently was not included in the Scans folder with CD 1 of this excellent introduction to Hermann Abendroth’s very individualistic conducting and interpretations of Orchestral Works that are some of the high points of the Nineteenth Century symphonic compositions from Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. The Finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is also on CD 4, because Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was too long to record on early CD media and one reason that we have 75 minute CD’s at present. Thanks very much, Whatever, for sharing the greatness of Hermann Abendroth with us!

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