Arturo Toscanini: The Complete Collection (84 CD box set, APE)
Arturo Toscanini: The Complete Collection (84 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 84 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA
Size: 18 GB
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Back by popular demand, The Toscanini Collection is a reissue of RCA’s 1992 compendium that encompassed all of the recordings Toscanini made with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and NBC Symphony. A new addition to this amazing collection is his approved recordings with the BBC Symphony from the 1930s that were not included in the 1992 edition. This limited-edition package is the complete RCA Toscanini Collection on 84 CDs plus a bonus DVD, “The Maestro.” The deluxe hardcover book contains liner notes by Toscanini biographers Mortimer F. Frank and Michael Stegemann. From the Maestro’s acoustic recordings of 1920-21 with La Scala orchestra, to his 1954 retirement, The Toscanini Collection spans all the years in which Toscanini’s career veered away from the opera house as it moved exclusively to the concert hall. As with his NBC broadcasts and recordings, the BBC and Philadelphia accounts disprove the specious notion that Arturo Toscanini was always the same from one performance of a given work to the next.
The BBC recordings have special value for occurring in Queen’s Hall, acoustically London’s finest concert venue. Particularly interesting are three NBC performances of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, two from broadcasts (October 28, 1939 and December 6, 1953), and the third from a 1949 Carnegie Hall recording session. With each performance being somewhat different from the other, they serve as a reminder of how Toscanini was invariably rethinking his approach to a particular work.

There are 72 volumes, however 11 of the volumes contain 2 discs and 1 of the volumes contains 3 discs, making it a total of 85 discs.

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Fidelio, Op. 72

Harold en Italie, Op. 16
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 (excerpts)

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Hungarian Dances
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a ‘St Anthony Variations’
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Symphony in D major

La Mer
Images for orchestra: II. Ibéria
Trois Nocturnes
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Symphony in D minor

An American in Paris, tone poem

Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act Two

Grand Canyon Suite

Symphony No. 88 in G major
Symphony No. 94 in G Major ‘Surprise’
Symphony No. 98 in B flat major
Symphony No. 101 in D major ‘The Clock’
Symphony No. 99 in E flat major
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major, Op. 84, Hob. I/105

Háry János Suite

Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 ‘Reformation’
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ‘Italian’
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – incidental music, Op. 61
Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Les Patineurs

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 ‘Haffner’
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K191
Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K287
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 ‘Jupiter’
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

L. Mozart
Cassation in G ‘Toy Symphony’

Pictures at an Exhibition

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 ‘Classical’

Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No. 2

Pines of Rome
Roman Festivals
Fountains of Rome

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ Symphony’

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished’
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 ‘Leningrad’
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2)
Finlandia, Op. 26

Má Vlast: Vltava

Strauss II
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Don Quixote, Op. 35
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Don Juan, Op. 20
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Romeo & Juliet – Fantasy Overture
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Siegfried Idyll
Götterdämmerung: excerpts

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

CD 01
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’
01. Allegro con brio
02. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
03. Scherzo: Allegro vivace; Trio
04. Finale: Allegro molto; Poco andante; Presto

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 in C Major
05. Adagio molto: Allegro con brio
06. Andante cantabile con moto
07. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
08. Adagio: Allegro molto e vivace

CD 02
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
01. Poco sostenuto; Vivace
02. Allegretto
03. Presto; Assai meno presto; Presto
04. Allegro con brio

Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 in D major
05. Adagio molto; Allegro con brio
06. Larghetto
07. Scherzo; Trio
08. Allegro molto
09. Egmont, Op. 84, Overture

CD 03
Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, ‘Pastorale’, in F
01. Erwachen heiterer Gefühle bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Happy Feelings Aroused Upon Arriving in the Country)
02. Szene am Bach (Scene by the Brook)
03. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Peasants’ Merry-Making)
04. Gewitter, Sturm (Thunderstorm)
05. Frohe, dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Shepherds’ Song: Joyous Thanksgiving after the Storm)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 in B-flat
06. Adagio; Allegro vivace
07. Adagio
08. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
09. Allegro ma non troppo

CD 04
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C Minor (Live)
01. Allegro con brio (Live)
02. Andante con moto (Live)
03. Allegro (Live)
04. Allegro (Live)

Symphony No. 8, Op. 93 in F
05. Allegro vivace e con brio
06. Allegretto scherzando
07. Tempo di Menuetto
08. Allegro vivace
09. Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a

CD 05
Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 in D Minor, ‘Choral’
01. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
02. Molto vivace
03. Adagio molto e cantabile; Andante moderato
04. Presto; Allegro assai

CD 06
Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C Minor
01. Un poco sostenuto; Allegro
02. Andante sostenuto
03. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
04. Adagio; Piu andante; Allegro non troppo ma con brio
05. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Hungarian Dances
06. No. 1 in G Minor
07. No. 17 in F-Sharp Minor
08. No. 20 in E Minor
09. No. 21 in E Minor

CD 07
Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 in D
01. Allegro non troppo
02. Adagio non troppo
03. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
04. Allegro con spirito

Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
05. Chorale St. Antoni: Andante
06. Variation I: Poco piu animato
07. Variation II: Piu vivace
08. Variation Iii: Con Moto
09. Variation IV: Andante con moto
10. Variation V: Vivace
11. Variation VI: Vivace
12. Variation Vii: Grazioso
13. Variation Viii: Presto Non Troppo
14. Finale: Andante
15. Tragic Overture, Op. 81

CD 08
Symphony No. 3, Op. 90 in F
01. Allegro con brio
02. Andante
03. Poco allegretto
04. Allegro

Concerto for Violin & Cello, Op. 102 in A Minor
05. Allegro
06. Andante
07. Vivace non troppo

CD 09
Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 in E Minor, Op. 96 – 1990 Remastered
01. Allegro non troppo
02. Andante moderato
03. Allegro giocoso
04. Allegro energico e passionata

Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52 – 1990 Remastered
05. Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes – 1990 Remastered
06. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut – 1990 Remastered
07. O die Frauen – 1990 Remastered
08. Wie des Abends schöne Röte – 1990 Remastered
09. Die grüne Hopfenranke – 1990 Remastered
10. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel – 1990 Remastered
11. Wohl schön bewandt war es – 1990 Remastered
12. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir – 1990 Remastered
13. Am Donaustrande – 1990 Remastered
14. O wie sanft die Quelle – 1990 Remastered
15. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen – 1990 Remastered
16. Schlosser auf – 1990 Remastered
17. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft – 1990 Remastered
18. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar – 1990 Remastered
19. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön – 1990 Remastered
20. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe – 1990 Remastered
21. Nicht wandle, mein Licht – 1990 Remastered
22. Es bebt das Gesträuche – 1990 Remastered
23. Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89 – 1990 Remastered

CD 10
Le nozze di Figaro
01. Overture

Symphony No. 35, K. 385 (‘Haffner’) in D
02. Allegro con spirito
03. Andante
04. Menuetto; Trio
05. Finale: Presto

Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 in B-Flat
06. Allegro
07. Andante ma adagio
08. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto

Divertimento No. 15, K. 287 in B-Flat
09. Allegro
10. Theme and Variations: : Theme: Andante grazioso
11. Variation I
12. Variation II
13. Variation Iii
14. Variation IV
15. Variation V
16. Variation VI
17. Menuetto
18. Adagio
19. Andante; Allegro molto

CD 11
Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat, K. 543
01. Adagio; Allegro
02. Andante con moto
03. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
04. Finale: Allegro

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
05. Allegro molto
06. Andante
07. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
08. Finale: Allegro assai

Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’
09. Allegro vivace
10. Andante cantabile
11. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
12. Molto allegro

CD 12
Symphony No. 88 in G
01. Adagio; Allegro
02. Largo
03. Menuetto; Allegretto; Trio
04. Finale: Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 94 in G ‘Surprise’ – 1999 Remastered
05. Adagio: Vivace assai
06. Andante
07. Menuetto; Allegro molto; Trio
08. Finale: Allegro di molto

Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat
09. Adagio; Allegro
10. Adagio cantabile
11. Menuetto: Allegro, Trio
12. Finale: Presto

CD 13
Symphony No. 101 in D ‘Clock’
01. Adagio; Presto
02. Andante
03. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
04. Finale: Vivace

Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat
05. Adagio; Vivace assai
06. Adagio
07. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
08. Finale: Vivace

Sinfonia concertante in B-Flat, Hob. I: 105 / Op. 84
09. Allegro
10. Andante
11. Allegro con spirito

CD 14
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D 759, ‘Unfinished’
01. Allegro moderato
02. Andante con moto

Symphony No. 9, in C Major, D. 944 ‘The Great’ (Live)
03. Andante: Allegro ma non troppo (Live)
04. Andante con moto (Live)
05. Scherzo: Allegro vivace (Live)
06. Finale: Allegro vivace (Live)

CD 15
Symphony No. 5, in B flat Major, D. 485
01. Allegro
02. Andante con moto
03. Menuetto: Allegro molto; trio
04. Allegro vivace

Symphony No. 9, D. 944 ‘The Great’ in C
05. Andante; Allegro ma non troppo
06. Andante con moto
07. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
08. Finale: Allegro vivace

CD 16
Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 in E flat, ‘Rhenish’ – 1999 Remastered
01. Lebhaft
02. Scherzo: Sehr mäßig
03. Nicht schnell
04. Feierlich
05. Lebhaft
06. Manfred Overture, Op. 115

07. Overture

Der Freischütz
08. Overture

09. Overture

CD 17
Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 ‘Italian’
01. Allegro vivace
02. Andante con moto
03. Con moto moderato
04. Saltarello: Presto

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 107 ‘Reformation’
05. Andante: Allegro con fuoco
06. Allegro vivace
07. Andante
08. Chorale: Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
09. Scherzo

Octet in E-Flat, Op. 20
10. Scherzo

CD 18
Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 ‘Pathetique’, in B Minor
01. Adagio; Allegro non troppo
02. Allegro con grazia
03. Allegro molto vivace
04. Adagio lamentoso

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
05. Miniature Overture
06. March
07. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
08. Trepak
09. Arabian Dance
10. Chinese Dance
11. Dance of the Flutes
12. Waltz of the Flowers

CD 19
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 – 1992 Remastered
01. Lento lugubre
02. Vivace con spirito
03. Andante con moto
04. Allegro con fuoco
05. Romeo and Juliet

CD 20
Symphony in D Minor
01. Lento; Allegro non troppo
02. Allegretto
03. Allegro non troppo

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ’
04. Part I : Adagio; Allegro moderato
05. Poco adagio
06. Part II : Allegro moderato; Presto
07. Maestoso; Allegro

CD 21
Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 in D
01. Allegretto
02. Tempo andante, ma rubato
03. Vivacissimo
04. Finale: Allegro moderato
05. Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 3
06. The Swan of Tuonela
07. Finlandia, Op. 26

CD 22
Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 ‘Leningrad’
01. Allegretto
02. Moderato poco allegretto
03. Adagio
04. Allegro non troppo

CD 23
Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 in E-Flat ‘Eroica’
01. Allegro con brio
02. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
03. Scherzo: Allegro vivace; Trio
04. Finale: Allegro molto; Poco andante; Presto

Symphony No. 8, Op. 93 in F
05. Allegro vivace e con brio
06. Allegretto scherzando
07. Tempo di Menuetto
08. Allegro vivace

CD 24
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 in E Minor (from ‘The New World’)
01.Adagio; Allegro molto
03.Scherzo: Molto vivace
04.Allegro con fuoco

Hary Janos: Suite
05. Prelude: The Fairy Tale Begins
06. Viennese Musical Clock
07. Song
08. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
09. Intermezzo
10. Entrance of the Emperor and His Court
11. Die Moldau

CD 25
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
01. Allegro con brio
02. Andante con moto
03. Allegro
04. Allegro

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Septet in E-Flat Op. 20
05. Adagio; Allegro con brio
06. Adagio cantabile
07. Tempo di Menuetto
08. Theme and Variations : Theme: Andante
09. Variation I
10. Variation II
11. Variation Iii
12. Variation IV
13. Variation V
14. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace
15. Andante con moto alla marcia
16. Egmont Overture, Op. 84

CD 26
Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C Minor
01. Un poco sostenuto; Allegro
02. Andante sostenuto
03. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
04. Adagio; Piu andante; Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

Serenade No. 2, Op. 16 in A
05. Allegro moderato
06. Scherzo: Vivace
07. Adagio non troppo
08. Quasi Menuetto
09. Rondo: Allegro

CD 27
Symphony in D Major – 1999 Remastered
01. Largo: Allegro
02. Larghetto cantabile
03. Menuetto: Allegro non tanto
04. Allegro assai
05. Ali-Baba: Overture
06. Anacreon: Overture
07. Medee: Overture
08. Il matrimonio segreto: Overture
09. Il matrimonio per raggiro: Overture

CD 28
Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 ‘Classical’ in D
01. Allegro con brio
02. Larghetto
03. Gavotte: Non troppo allegro
04. Finale: Molto vivace

Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 in F Minor
05. Allegretto
06. Allegro
07. Lento
08. Lento; Allegro molto
09. Kamarinskaya
10. Kikimora, Op. 63

Petrouchka (Version 1911) – Tableau I: Fete populaire de la semaine grasse
11. Vivace
12. Le tour de passe-passe
13. Danse russe

Petrouchka (Version 1911) – Tableau IV: Fete populaire de la semaine grasse (vers le soir)
14. Poco piu mosso
15. Danse des nourrices
16. Danse du paysan et de l’ours
17. Danse des Tziganes
18. Danse des cochers
19. Les Degiuses

CD 29
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
01. Allegro con brio
02. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
03. Scherzo: Allegro vivace; Trio
04. Finale: Allegro molto; Poco andante; Presto

Symphony No. 40, K550 in G minor – 1999 Remastered
05. Allegro molto – 1999 Remsatered
06. Andante
07. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio – 1999 Remsatered
08. Finale: Allegro assai

CD 30
Don Quixote, Op. 35 – Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character)
01. Introduction
02. Theme: Don Quixote, the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance
03. Variation I (The Adventure with the Windmills)
04. Variation II (The Battle with the Sheep)
05. Variation Iii (Dialogue Of Knight And Squire)
06. Variation IV (The Adventure with the Penitents)
07. Variation V (The Knight’s Vigil)
08. Variation VI (The False Dulcinea)
09. Variation Vii (The Ride Through The Air)
10. Variation Viii (The Adventure Of The Enchanted Boat)
11. Variation IX (The Combat with the Two Magicians)
12. Variation X (The Defeat of Don Quixote by the Knight of the White Moon)
13. Finale (The Death of Don Quixote)

Death and Transfiguration – 1999 Remastered
14. Largo (Glückliche Erinnerungen an die Kindheit)
15. Allegro molto agitato (Todeskampf)
16. Meno mosso; ma sempre alla breve (Träume des Sterbenden; Tod)
17. Moderato (Verklärung)

CD 31
01. Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche, Op. 28 – Remastered 1999
02. Der Schelm wird vorgestellt
03. Tills Streiche
04. Tills Prozeß
05. Urteil und Hinrichtung
06. Epilog

07.Tanz der sieben Schleier

08. Morgendämmerung und Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt
09. Siegfried Idyll

CD 32
Pines of Rome
01. The Pines of the Villa Borghese
02. Pines Near a Catacomb
03. The Pines of the Janiculum
04. The Pines of the Appian Way

Fountains of Rome
05. The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn
06. The Triton Fountain at Morning
07. The Fountain of Trevi at Midday
08. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset

Roman Festivals
09. Circuses
10. The Jubilee
11. The October Festival
12. Epiphany

CD 33
Harold en Italie, Op. 16
01. Harold aux montagnes
02. Marche des pelerins
03. Serenade
04. Orgie des brigands

Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
05. Romeo seul

Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
06. Tristesse
07. Bruits lointaines de concert et de bal

Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
08. Grande fete chez Capulet
09. Nuit sereine & Scene d’amour

CD 34
Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
01. Introduction – Prologue
02. D’anciennes haines endormies
03. Permiers transports que nul n’oublie!
04. Bientot de Romeo la pale reverie
05. Romeo seul
06. Tristesse
07. Bruits lointaines de concert et de bal
08. Grande fete chez Capulet
09. Nuit sereine
10. Scene d’amour
11. La reine Mab (Scherzo)

CD 35
Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17
01. Convoi funebre de Juliette
02. Romeo au tombeau des Capulets
03. Invocation
04. Reveil de Juliette
05. Mort des deux amants
06. Quoi! Romeo de retour!
07. Je vais devoiler le mystere
08. Pauvre enfants que je pleure
09. Jurez donc par l’auguste symbole

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
10. Overture
11. Menuetto
12. Adagietto
13. Pastorale
14. Carillon
15. Carmen Suite

CD 36
Pictures at an Exhibition
01. Promenade
02. The Gnome
03. Promenade
04. Il vecchio castello / The Old Castle
05. Promenade
06. Tuileries
07. Bydlo
08. Promenade
09. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
11. Limoges – The Market
12. Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum)
13. Con mortuis in lingua mortua
14. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
15. The Great Gate at Kiev

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 ‘Enigma’
16. Thema (Enigma): Andante
17. Variation I (C.A.E.): L’istesso tempo
18. Variation II (H.D.S-P.): Allegro
19. Variation Iii (R.B.T.): Allegretto
20. Variation IV (W.M.B.): Allegro di molto
21. Variation V (R.P.A.): Moderato
22. Variation VI (Ysobel): Andantino
23. Variation Vii (Troyte): Presto
24. Variation Viii (W.N.): Allegretto
25. Variation IX (Nimrod): Adagio
26. Variation X (Dorabella): Intermezzo: Allegretto
27. Variation XI (G.R.S.): Allegro di molto
28. Variation Xii (B.G.N.): Andante
29. Variation Xiii (***): Romanza: Moderato
30. Variation Xiv (E.D.U.): Finale: Allegro

CD 37
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 and 61 (Overture and Incidental Music) (Live)
01. Overture (Live)
02. Intermezzo (Live)
03. Nocturne (Live)
04. Scherzo (Live)
05. Wedding March (Live)
06. Finale (Live)

Octet Op. 20, in E-Flat
07. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
08. Andante
09. Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
10. Presto

CD 38
La. Mer
01. De l’aube … midi sur la mer
02. Jeux des vagues
03. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
04. Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faune

Iberia (Images pour Orchestre, No. 2)
05. Par les rues et par les chemins
06. Les parfums de la nuit
07. Le matin d’un jour de fete

08. Nuages

09. Fetes

CD 39
01. An American in Paris
02. El Capitan

Grand Canyon Suite
03. Sunrise
04. Painted Desert
05. On the Trail
06. Sunset
07. Cloudburst
08. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
09. The Stars and Stripes Forever
10. The Star-Spangled Banner

CD 40
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2 – 1999 Remastered
01. Lever du jour
02. Pantomime
03. Danse generale
04. L’apprenti sorcier
05. Danse macabre, Op. 40
06. Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9

07. Psyche et Eros, No. 4

Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17 – 1999 Remastered
08. Scherzo (La reine Mab)

La damnation de Faust
09. Rakoczy March

Mignon – Remastered 1999
10. Overture

CD 41
01. The Skaters Waltz, Op. 183 – 1990 Remastered

Toy Symphony – 1990 Remastered
02. Allegro – 1990 Remastered
03. Minuetto – 1990 Remastered
04. Allegro – 1990 Remastered
05. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214 – 1990 Remastered
06. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314, Walzer – 1990 Remastered
07. Poet and Peasant Overture – 1990 Remastered

La Gioconda – Remastered 1999/2000
08. Dance of the Hours
09. Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 – 1990 Remastered
10. Suite No. 3: Air – 1990 Remastered
11. Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 – 1990 Remastered
12. Jota aragonesa (Spanish Overture No. 1) – 1990 Remastered

CD 42
Violin Concerto, Op. 61 in D
01. Allegro, ma non troppo
02. Larghetto
03. Rondo: Allegro

Concerto No. 3, Op. 37, in C Minor – 1999 Remastered (Live)
04. Allegro con brio (Live)
05. Largo (Live)
06. Rondo (Live)

CD 43
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 in G
01. Allegro moderato
02. Andante con moto
03. Rondo: Vivace

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 in C
04. Allegro con brio
05. Largo
06. Rondo: Allegro scherzando

CD 44
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Op. 83
01. I. Allegro non troppo
02. II. Allegro appassionato
03. III. Andante
04. IV. Allegretto grazioso

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 in B-Flat Minor – Remastered 2003
05. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
06. Andantino simplice
07. Allegro con fuoco

CD 45
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 in B-Flat Minor (Live)
01. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (Live)
02. Andantino simplice (Live)
03. Allegro con fuoco (Live)

Pictures at an Exhibition (Live)
04. Promenade (Live)
05. The Gnome (Live)
06. Promenade (Live)
07. Il vecchio castello (Live)
08. Promenade (Live)
09. Tuileries (Live)
10. Bydlo (Live)
11. Promenade (Live)
12. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (Live)
13. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle (Live)
14. Limoges – The Market (Live)
15. Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum) (Live)
16. Con mortuis in lingua mortua (Live)
17. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Live)
18. The Great Gate at Kiev (Live)

CD 46
01. Leonore No. 3, Op. 72a – 1992 Remastered
02. Consecration of the House, Op. 124: Overture – 1992 Remastered
03. Coriolan, Op. 62: Overture – 1992 Remastered
04. Egmont, Op. 84 (Overture) – 1992 Remastered
05. The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture – 1992 Remastered
06. Leonore No. 2, Op. 72b – 1992 Remastered

Quartet in F, Op. 135 – 1992 Remastered
07. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo – 1992 Remastered
08. Vivace – 1992 Remastered

CD 47
Iphigenie en Aulide – 1992 Remastered
01. Overture – 1992 Remastered

Orfeo ed Euridice – 1992 Remastered
02. Act II : Scene 1 : Orchestral Interlude – Chi mai dell’Erebo – 1992 Remastered
03. Dance of a Fury – 1992 Remastered
04. Chi mai dell’Erebo – 1992 Remastered
05. Deh! placatevi con me! – 1992 Remastered
06. Misero giovane! – 1992 Remastered
07. Mille pene, ombre sdegnose – 1992 Remastered
08. Ah! quale incognito, affetto flebile – 1992 Remastered
09. Men tiranne, ah, voi sareste – 1992 Remastered
10. Ah! quale incognito, affetto flebile – 1992 Remastered
11. Dance of the Furies – 1992 Remastered
12. Scene 2 – Dance of the Blessed Spirits : Air – 1992 Remastered
13. Melody – 1992 Remastered
14. Air – 1992 Remastered
15. Questo asilo ameno e grato – 1992 Remastered
16. Dance of the Heroes and Heroines – 1992 Remastered
17. Che puro ciel! Che chiaro sol! – 1992 Remastered
18. Vieni ai regni del riposo – 1992 Remastered
19. Dance of the Heroes – 1992 Remastered
20. O voi, ombre felici – 1992 Remastered
21. Torna, o bella, al tuo consorte – 1992 Remastered

Orfeo ed Euridice – 1992 Remastered
22. Dance of the Blessed Spirits – 1992 Remastered

Fidelio – 1992 Remastered
23. Act I : Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? – 1992 Remastered

CD 48
L’Italiana in Algeri – Remastered 1999/2000 (Live)
01. Overture (Live)

Il Signor Bruschino
02. Overture

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
03. Overture

Le Cenerentola
04. Overture

La gazza ladra
05. Overture

Le siege de Corinthe
06. Overture

Semiramide – Remastered 1999/2000
07. Overture

William Tell – Remastered 1999/2000
08. Overture

CD 49
01. Act I : Prelude
02. Act Iii : Prelude

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
03. Act I : Prelude

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
04. Act Iii : Prelude

05. Act I : Prelude
06. Act Iii : Good Friday Spell
07. A Faust Overture

CD 50
01. Overture and Bacchanale

02. Act I : Prelude

Tristan und Isolde
03. Liebestod

Die Walküre
04. Act Iii : Ride Of The Valkyries

05. Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

06. Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music

CD 51
Don Giovanni, K. 527 – Remastered 1992
01. Overture – Remastered 1992

Don Pasquale – Remastered 1999/2000
02. Overture

Guillaume Tell – 1992 Remastered
03. Act I : Passo a sei – 1992 Remastered

La Wally – 1999/2000 Remastered
04. Act IV : Prelude

Loreley – Remastered 1999/2000
05. Act Iii : The Dance Of The Water Nymphs

Manon Lescaut
06. Act Iii : Intermezzo

Luisa Miller – Remastered 1992
07. Overture

La Traviata – 1992 Remastered
08. Act I : Prelude – 1992 Remastered
09. Act Iii : Prelude – 1992 Remastered

I vespri siciliani – Remastered 1992
10. Overture

La Forza del Destino – 1999/2000 Remastered
11. Overture

Otello – 1992 Remastered
12. Act Iii : Ballabili – 1992 Remastered

CD 52
01. Overture

Hänsel und Gretel
02. Vorspiel

Colas Breugnon
03. Overture

Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
04. Overture

William Tell
05. Overture

The Bartered Bride
06. Overture

07. Overture

La forza del destino
08. Overture

Der Freischütz
09. Overture

CD 53
Die Walküre
01. Act I : Scene 3 : Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater
02. Der Männer Sippe
03. Winterstürme wichen
04. Du bist der Lenz
05. Ein Minnetraum
06. Siegmund heis’ ich

Die Walküre
07. Act Iii : Ride Of The Valkyries
08. Siegfried Idyll

Tristan und Isolde
09. Prelude
10. Act Iii : Liebestod

CD 54
01. Siegfried : Forest Murmurs

02. Dawn
03. Brünhilde-Seigfried Duet : Zu neuen Taten
04. Willst du mir Minne schenken
05. O heilige Götter
06. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

07. Siegfried : Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music

08. Brünhilde’s Immolation : Starke Scheite Schichtet mir dort
09. Wie Sonne lauter strahlt mir sein Licht
10. Mein Erbe nun nehm’ ich zu eigen
11. Fliegt heim ihr Raben!
12. Grane, Mein Roß, sei mir gegrüßt

CD 55
01. Overture
02. Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein
03. O wär’ ich schon mit dir vereint
04. Mir ist so wunderbar
05. Hat man nicht auch Gold daneben
06. Gut, Söhnchen, gut!
07. March
08. Ha! Welch ein Augenblick!
09. Jetzt, Alter hat es Eile
10. Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?
11. O welche Lust in freier Luft
12. Nun sprecht, wie gings?
13. Wir müssen gleich zu Werke schreiten
14. Ach, Vater, eilet!
15. Verwegner Alter, welche Rechte
16. Leb’ wohl, du warmes Sonnenlicht

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CD 56
01. Gott! Welch ein Dunkel hier!
02. In des Lebens Frühlingstagen
03. Wie kalt ist es
04. Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben!
05. Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten
06. Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen
07. Ach! Du bist gerettet!
08. Es schlägt der Rache Stunde
09. O namenlose Freude!
10. Leonore Overture No. 3
11. Heil sei dem Tag!
12. Des besten Königs Wink und Wille
13. Du schlossest auf des Edlen Grab
14. Wer ein solches Weib errungen

CD 57
La Boheme
01. Act I : Questo Mar Rosso
02. Nei cieli bigi
03. Gia dell’Apocalisse appariscono i segni
04. Pensier profondo!
05. Legna! – Sigari! – Bordo!
06. Si puo? – Chi e la? – Benoit!
07. Timido in gioventu
08. Chi e la – Scusi. – Una donna!
09. Oh! sventata!
10. Che gelida manina
11. Mi chiamano Mimi
12. Ehi! Rodolfo!
13. O soave fanciulla
14. Act II : Aranci, ninnoli!
15. Questa e Mimi
16. Una cuffietta a pizzi
17. Oh! – Essa! – Musetta!
18. Quando me’n vo’ (Musetta’s Waltz Song)
19. Gioventu mia – Sciogli, slaccia!
20. Caro! – Fuori il danaro!

CD 58
La Boheme
01. Act Iii : Ohe, La, Le Guarde! Aprite!
02. Chi nel ber trovo il piacer
03. Sa dirmi, scusi, qual’ e l’osteria
04. O buon Marcello, aiuto!
05. Marcello, finalmente!
06. Mimi e una civetta
07. Addio, senza rancor! (Mimi’s Farewell)
08. Che facevi, che dicevi
09. Act IV : In un coupe?
10. O Mimi, tu piu non torni
11. Eccoci. – Ebben?
12. Vezzosa damigella
13. The Duel
14. C’e Mimi che mi seque e che sta male
15. Vecchia zimarra, senti
16. Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire
17. Che ha detto il medico

CD 59
01. Prelude
02. Si: corre voce che l’Etiope
03. Se quel guerrier; Celeste Aida
04. Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo!
05. Dessa!
06. Ohime! Di guerra fremere
07. Alta cagion v’aduna
08. Il sacro suolo dell’Egitto e invaso
09. Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
10. Ritorna vincitor!
11. Possente, possente Ftha
12. Sacred Dance of the Priestesses
13. Mortal, diletto ai numi
14. Nume, custode e vindice

CD 60
01. Chi mai fra gl’inni e i plausi
02. Dance of the Moorish Slaves
03. Vieni: sul crin ti piovano
04. Silenzio! Aida verso noi s’avanza
05. Pieta, ti prenda del mio dolor
06. Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
07. Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside
08. March and Ballet
09. Vieni, o guerriero vindice
10. Salvator della patria
11. Concedi in pria
12. Che veggo! Egli? Mio padre!
13. Quest’assisa ch’io vesto vi dica
14. Ma tu, re, tu, signore possente
15. O re, pei sacri numi
16. Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside
17. Fa cor: della tua patria

CD 61
01. O tu che sei d’Osiride
02. Vieni d’Iside al tempio
03. Qui Radames verra!
04. O patria mia
05. Ciel! Mio padre!
06. Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate
07. In armi ora si desta il popol nostro
08. Padre! A costoro schiava non sono
09. Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida
10. Nel fiero anelito di nuova guerra
11. Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti
12. Aida! – Tu non m’ami
13. Ah no! Fuggiamo!
14. Ma, dimmi
15. Traditor!
16. L’abborrita rivale a me sfuggia
17. Io l’amo, io l’amo sempre!
18. Gia i sacerdoti adunansi
19. Ah! tu dei vivere!
20. Chi ti salva, sciagurato
21. Ohime! morir mi sento
22. Spirto del nume, sovra noi discendi!
23. Radames! Radames! Radames!
24. A lui vivo la tomba!
25. La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse
26. Presago il core della tua condanna
27. Vedi? Di morte l’angelo
28. O terra, addio

CD 62
Falstaff – Libretto after Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (Live)
01. Act I : Scene 1 : Falstaff! (Live)
02. Ssss. Sei polli: sei scellini (Live)
03. So che se andiam (Live)
04. V’e noto un tal (Live)
05. L’Onore! Ladri! (Live)
06. Ma, per tornare a voi (Live)
07. Scene 2 : Alice – Meg (Live)
08. Fulgida Alice! Amor t’offro (Live)
09. Quell’otre! quel tino! (Live)
10. E un ribaldo, un furbo, un ladro (Live)
11. Pst, pst, Nanetta (Live)
12. Falstaff m’ha canzonetta (Live)
13. Torno all’assalto (Live)
14. Udrai quanta eglie sfoggia (Live)
15. Del tuo barbaro diagnostico (Live)
16. Qui piu non si vagoli (Live)
17. Act II : Scene 1 : Siam pentiti e contriti (Live)
18. Alice e mia! (Live)
19. Padron; di la c’e un certo Maestro Fontana (Live)
20. Signore, v’assista il cielo! (Live)
21. Io l’amo e lei non m’ama (Live)
22. Il diavolo se lo porti all’inferno (Live)
23. E sogno? o realta? (Live)
24. Eccomi qua (Live)

CD 63
Falstaff – Libretto after Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (Live)
01. Act II : Scene 2 : Presenteremo un bill, per una tassa (Live)
02. Giunta all’Albergo della Giarrettiera (Live)
03. Nannetta, e tu non ridi? (Live)
04. Gaie comari di Windsor! (Live)
05. alfin t’ho colto (Live)
06. Quand’ero paggio (Live)
07. Mia signora! (Live)
08. Il diavolo cavalca (Live)
09. Vien qua (Live)
10. Al ladro! (Live)
11. Se t’agguanto! (Live)
12. Ned! Will! Tom! Isaac! (Live)
13. Act Iii : Scene 1 : Ehi! Taverniere! (Live)
14. Reverenza. (Live)
15. Legge (Live)
16. Quanto il rintocco (Live)
17. Provvedi le lanterne (Live)
18. Scene 2 : Dal labbro il canto (Live)
19. Nossignore! (Live)
20. Una, due, tre, quattro (Live)
21. Odo un soave passo! (Live)
22. Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! (Live)
23. Sul fil d’un soffio etesio (Live)
24. Alto la! – Chi va la? (Live)
25. Ruzzola, ruzzola (Live)
26. Naso vermiglio! (Live)
27. Cavaliero – Reverenza (Live)
28. Ogni sorta di gente dozzinale (Live)
29. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! (Live)
30. Tutto nel mondo e burla (Live)

CD 64
01. Act I : Una vela!
02. Esultate!
03. Fuoco di gioia!
04. Rodrigo, beviam!
05. Inaffia l’ugola!
06. Capitano, v’attende
07. Ola! che avvien?
08. Gia nella notte
09. Quando narravi
10. Venga la morte!
11. Act II : Non ti crucciar
12. Credo in un Dio crudel (Iago’s Credo)
13. Eccola
14. Cio m’accora
15. Dove guardi splendono
16. D’un uom che geme
17. Desdemona rea!
18. Ora e per sempre addio
19. Era la notte
20. Si, pel ciel

CD 65
01. Act Iii : Introduction
02. La vedetta del porto
03. Dio ti giocondi, o sposo
04. Dio! mi potevi scagliar
05. Vieni, l’aula e deserta
06. Questa e una ragna
07. Come la uccidero?
08. Viva il Leon di San Marco!
09. A terra!…si…nel livido fango
10. Act IV : Era piu calmo?
11. Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Willow Song)
12. Ave Maria
13. Chi e la?
14. Calma come la tomba
15. Niun mi tema

CD 66
Un ballo in maschera
01. Prelude
02. Posa in pace, a’bei sogni ristora
03. Libero e il varco a voi
04. Alla vita che t’arride
05. Il primo giudice
06. Volta la terrea fronte alle stelle
07. Signori, oggi d’Ulrica
08. Ogni cura si doni al diletto
09. Zitti! L’incanto non dessi turbare
10. Re dell’abisso affrettati
11. Su, fatemi largo
12. Si batte! – Che veggo!
13. Della citta all’occaso
14. Su, profetessa, monta il treppie
15. Di’ tu se fedele
16. Chi voi siate, l’audace parola
17. E’ scherzo, od e follia
18. Finisci il vaticinio
19. Ma la sventura e cosa
20. Prelude
21. Ecco l’orrido campo
22. Ma dall’arido stelo divulsa
23. Teco io sto

CD 67
Un ballo in maschera
01. Ahime! S’appressa alcun!
02. Odi tu come fremono cupi
03. Seguitemi – Mio Dio!
04. Ve’, se di notte, qui colla sposa
05. A tal colpa e nulla il pianto
06. Morro, ma prima in grazia
07. Alzati! La, tuo figlio
08. Eri tu
09. Siam soli. Udite!
10. Dunque l’onta di tutti sol una
11. Qual e dunque l’eletto?
12. Il messagio entri
13. Ah! di che fulgor
14. Forse la soglia attinse
15. Ma se m’e forza perderti
16. Ah! dessa e la
17. Fervono amori e danze
18. Altro de’ nostri e questo
19. Saper vorreste
20. Fervono amori e danze
21. So che tu sai distinguere
22. Ah! Perche qui! Fuggite!
23. E tu ricevi il mio!
24. No, no, lasciatelo

CD 68
La Traviata
01. Prelude
02. Dell’invito trascorsa e gia l’ora
03. Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Brindisi)
04. Che e cio (Waltz-Duet)
05. Un di felice eterea
06. Ebben? Che diavol fate?
07. Si ridesta in ciel l’aurora
08. E strano. e strano!; Ah, fors e lui
09. Follie! Follie! Delirio vano
10. Sempre libera
11. Lunga de lei; De’miei bollenti spiriti
12. Annina, donde vieni?
13. Alfredo? – Per Parigi or or partiva
14. Pura siccome un angelo
15. Non sapete quale affetto
16. Ah, dite alla giovine
17. Morro! Morro!
18. Dammi tu forza, o cielo!
19. Ah, vive sol quel core all’amor mio!
20. Di Provenza
21. Ne rispondi

CD 69
La Traviata
01. Avrem lieta di maschere la notte
02. Noi siamo zingarelle
03. Di Madride noi siam mattadori
04. Alfredo! Voi?
05. Invitato a qui seguirmi
06. Ogni suo aver tal femmina
07. Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende
08. Prelude
09. Annina? – Commandate?
10. Tenesta la promessa …
11. Addio del passato
12. Largo al quadrupede
13. Signora – Che t’accadde?
14. Parigi, o cara
15. Ah, non piu
16. Ah, gran Dio, morir si giovane
17. Ah, Violetta! – Voi, signor!
18. Prendi, quest’e l’immagine
19. E strano!

CD 70
Missa Solemnis, Op. 123
01. Kyrie
02. Gloria
03. Credo
04. Sanctus
05. Agnus Dei

CD 71
Requiem in C minor (Live)
01. Introitus & Kyrie (Live)
02. Graduale (Live)
03. Dies Irae (Live)
04. Offertorium (Live)
05. Sanctus (Live)
06. Pie Jesu (Live)
07. Agnus Dei (Live)

CD 72
Mefistofele: Prologue – 1990 Remastered
01. Ave, Signor degli angeli – 1990 Remastered
02. Ave, Signor. Perdona – 1990 Remastered
03. T’e noto Faust? – 1990 Remastered
04. Siam nimbi volanti – 1990 Remastered
05. Salve, Regina! – 1990 Remastered

I Lombardi – 1990 Remastered
06. Act Iii (Trio) : Orchestral Opening
07. Qui posa il fianco!

Rigoletto – 1990 Remastered (Live)
08. Act IV : E l’ami? – Sempre (Live)
09. La donna e mobile (Live)
10. Un di, se ben rammentomi (Live)
11. Bella figlia dell’amore (Quartet) (Live)
12. M’odi! Ritorna a casa (Live)
13. E amabile in vero cotal giovinotto! (Live)
14. Della vendetta alfin (Live)
15. Chi e mai? (Live)
16. V’ho ingannato (Live)
17. Lassu in cielo (Live)

CD 73
Messa da Requiem (Live)
01. Requiem & Kyrie (Live)
02. Dies Irae : Dies Irae (Live)
03. Tuba mirum (Live)
04. Mors stupebit (Live)
05. Liber scriptus (Live)
06. Quid sum miser (Live)
07. Rex tremendae (Live)
08. Recordare (Live)
09. Ingemisco (Live)
10. Confutatis (Live)
11. Lacrymosa (Live)
12. Offertorio : Domine Jesu Christe (Live)
13. Hostias (Live)
14. Sanctus (Live)
15. Agnus dei (Live)
16. Lux aeterna (Live)
17. Libera me : Libera me, Domine (Live)
18. Dies Irae (Live)
19. Libera me, Domine (Live)

CD 74
01. Te Deum (No. 4 Quattro pezzi sacri) (Live)

02. Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate

Luisa Miller
03. Act Ii : Scene Iii : Oh! Fede Negar Potassi; Quando Le Sere Al Placido
04. Imno delle nazioni

CD 75
Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 in A
01. Poco sostenuto; Vivace
02. Allegretto
03. Presto; Assai meno presto; Presto
04. Allegro con brio

Symphony No. 101 in D (‘Clock’)
05. Adagio; Presto
06. Andante
07. Minuetto: Allegretto; Trio
08. Finale: Vivace

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
09. Scherzo

CD 76
Symphony No. 35, K. 385 ‘Haffner’ in D
01. Allegro con spirito
02. Andante
03. Menuetto; Trio
04. Finale: Presto

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
05. Scherzo
06. Nocturne

Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
07. Chorale St. Antoni: Andante
08. Variation I: Poco piu animato
09. Variation II: Piu vivace
10. Variation Iii: Con Moto
11. Variation IV: Andante con moto
12. Variation V: Vivace
13. Variation VI: Vivace
14. Variation Vii: Grazioso
15. Variation Viii: Presto Non Troppo
16. Finale: Andante

17.Siegfried Idyll
18.L’apprenti sorcier

CD 77
Orfeo ed Euridice
01. Act II : Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
02. Overture

L’Italiana in Algeri
03. Overture

04. Overture

La Traviata
05. Prelude to Act I

La Traviata
06. Prelude To Act Iii

07. Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

08. Act I: Prelude
09. Act Iii: Prelude

CD 78
La Mer – 2006 Remastered
01. De l’aube a midi sur la mer
02. Jeux des vagues
03. Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Iberia (Images pour Orchestre Nr. 2) – 2006 Remastered
04. Par les rues et par les chemins
05. Les parfums de la nuit
06. Le matin d’un jour de fete

Feste Romane – 2006 Remastered
07. Circenses
08. Il Giubileo
09. L’Ottobrata
10. La Befana

CD 79
Symphony No. 6, Op 74 ‘Pathetique’ in B Minor – 2006 Remastered
01. Adagio; Allegro non troppo
02. Allegro con grazia
03. Allegro molto vivace
04. Allegro lamentoso

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 – 2006 Remastered
05. Largo
06. Allegro molto agitato
07. Meno mosso, ma sempre alla breve
08. Moderato

CD 80
Symphony No. 9, D. 944 ‘The Great’ in C – 2006 Remastered
01. Andante; Allegro ma non troppo
02. Andante con moto
03. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
04. Allegro vivace

CD 81
Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opp. 21 & 61 – 2006 Remastered
01. Overture
02. Intermezzo
03. Nocturne
04. Song with Chorus
05. Wedding March / Hochzeitsmarsch
06. Scherzo
07. Melodrama & Finale

Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17 – 2006 Remastered
08. Scherzo (La Reine Mab / Queen Mab)

CD 82
Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 in C
01. Adagio; Allegro molto e vivace (IV)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C Minor:
02. Allegro (IV)

La damnation de Faust
03. Rakoczy March

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
04. Farandole

05. Aragonaise (Act IV Entr’acte)

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Don Pasquale
06. Overture

07. Antiche aire e danze, Set I, No. 2

Fete boheme
08. Scenes pittoresques, No. 4

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
09. Scherzo
10. Wedding March

Symphony No. 39, K. 543 in E-Flat
11. Menuetto
12. Finale

Le quai du porte de Famagouste (Act I Prelude)
13. La Pisanelle Suite. No. 2

Il segreto di Susanna
14. Overture

CD 83
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
01. Adagio – Allegro vivace
02. Adagio
03. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
04. Allegro ma non troppo

05. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1
06. Mozart: Overture to Magic Flute
07. Rossini: Overture to la Scala di Seta
08. Weber: Invitation to the Dance

CD 84
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
01. Allegro ma non troppo (Cheerful impressions awakened by arrinving in the country)
02. Andante molto moto (Scene by the brook)
03. Allegro (Peasants’ merrymaking)
04. Allegro (Thunderstorm)
05. Allegretto (Shepherds’ Song: Joyous thanksgiving after the storm)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
06. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
07. Andante cantabile con moto
08. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
09. Adagio: Allegro molto e vivace

10. Brahms: Tragic Overture

The biggest Toscanini Bargain EVER

I’ve only just started going through this voluminous set, which I received from Amazon on July 5 (I had pre-ordered it, and it was shipped on the 3rd, which was the official release date until that date actually arrived, and then was moved to the 10th). So far, everything appears to be in order — the 1949 Eroica opens the whole collection on Disc 1, exactly as it should, and it sounds absolutely glorious (I haven’t looked to see if the makers finally gave it the 20-bit remastering treatment promised and not delivered circa 1999). And one thing they definitely did repair was the NBC Symphony recording of the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 which, in the 1992 CD series, had audible gouges in the source that made listening a rather painful experience. The Japanese reissue of that performance had no untoward surface noise, but there hasn’t been time to compare that with what’s here — but they have remastered this recording from a proper source, if possibly not the same source as the Japanese reissue. The Fidelio even gives us some spatial relationships and room ambience between the singers, not bad for a pre-tape-era recording.

As to the overall virtues of the set, for anyone who needs convincing — and this comes from someone who grew up highly doubtful about the worth of Toscanini’s recordings — some of those performances, such as his 1936 Beethoven Seventh with the Philharmonic, the 1949 Eroica, the Grofe Grand Canyon Suite (no, I’m not joking — he gets the NBC Symphony to play it like real music, and lo, and behold, IT IS!!!), the Rossini overtures, the Boheme, and all of the Verdi, plus a lot of the Beethoven — have seldom been equaled. And it’s ALL worth owning. The producers, beyond the structural flaws delineated by other reviewers, seem to have gotten this one right — maybe the 1992 CD art hardly constitutes “original jackets,” but they had to use something, and if it helped make this project more viable in some way, bravo! And it is a bargain, at anything less than $200 (for those with short memories, back in 1992, the original collection — which had a lot of sonic deficiencies that have been fixed here — went for over $1000, and took up a lot more space, although the earlier editions, from 1992 and 1999, also contained extensive essays in each individual volume authored by classical music critic/scholars Harris Goldsmith and Mortimer H. Frank, which are not present in this collection).

One should also point out that, despite the thorough nature of this collection, it will still be necessary even for the non-completist to move beyond this box. There were any number of broadcast performances that, for whatever reason, Toscanini never authorized for commercial release in his lifetime. His estate has granted Testament Records access to several volumes of these, and beyond the legitimate, licensed material, there are some issues by Guild, Music & Art, and other labels that fill out a few major gaps in Toscanini’s library (perhaps most notably the Brahms Requiem).

The Maestro is back…..BIG TIME!!

Let me say up front…..with no offense to other great conductors….I am a huge fan of Arturo Toscanini and this set shows why he was the greatest conductor of the 20th century! Like the previous reviewers, I received the US version in mid July, at a fantastic price…..I also bought the 1990-1992 Limited Edtion when it came out and paid close to $1200. And I have most of the RCA recordings on LP as well. This is truly a bargain and classical recording event…very much like the SONY release of the Original Jackets Glenn Gould edition in 2007. As soon as I got the packing material off, I went to 2 discs that would tell instantly if any remastering had been done…the first and, in my opinion, the best sonic recording ever made of the NBC Symphony in a Toscanini performance is the 1953 Respighi “Pines of Rome”. I have this version on CD from 1991 and on 2 LP versions… from RCA’s 1967 series (to mark Toscanini’s 100th birthday anniversary)…and a later Japanese RCA half speed mastered LP. Recorded in Carnegie Hall with the NBC at the top of their form, RCA gave this performance the 5 star audio treatment….Although not stereo, it was in fairly advanced Hi-Fi and beautifully recorded. Well, the LPs were outstanding with sonorous bass, crystal clear winds and a spaciousness that is remarkable for the time…..In the first CD release of 1990-92 Edition, I was, frankly, disappointed. The sound was harsh and a lot of the beautiful bass muffled. What had happened…and this is true for many of the 1990-92 CDs….is RCA went overboard in removing much of the “after recording doctoring” by the sound engineers to give us as close to the original sound as possible. Not a good idea…..and Pines of Rome was recorded in sonically beautiful Carnegie Hall and if fared poorly. Many of Toscanini’s recordings were made In NBC’s notorious Studio 8H well known for its dry, flat and harsh acoustic – lacking reverberation and bloom. However, Toscanini himself was mostly to blame for the harshness of these recordings. Since a single microphone was used, he preferred (insisted) it be located directly over his head where it gave…..according to him…the clearest reproduction of the orchestral sound. Unfortunately, it was a terrible location for sonic beauty…Then he fussed over every recording, rejecting for the slightest mistake, but for being such a perfectionist – ignoring the quality of the sound…..Toscanini was very intolerant of the limits of recording, even in the 1950s. Had he recorded even 10 years later in the stereo era, I think the beauty of sound would have figured heavily in his judgement. But Toscanini only made 2 experimental stereophonic, full range high fidelity recordings before he retired and both were rejected on performance grounds.

Be that as it may, the 2012 version of Pines of Rome is outstanding in sonic quality. Not only are the woodwinds, flutes and brass beautifully clear, the bass is full and resonant …..a true pleasure to listen to. I also sampled the 1949 Eroica and it, too, is greatly improved. I haven’t gone too far in this set yet but it promises to be a real joy to listen to.

There are 3 other sets (all available from Amazon) that, in my opinion, complement this RCA edition. Remember the RCA releases were the Toscanini approved releases. The first set listeners will want to pick up to supplement the RCA edition is the Music and Arts Beethoven Cycle from 1939. Toscanini Conducts Beethoven: Complete Symphonies & Selected Overtures (From the Legendary October-December 1939 Cycle) Voted about 10 years ago by Gramophone Magazine as the best Beethoven cycle on disc, this series of 5 concerts came into being after Toscanini, a virulent anti-fascist and in exile from Italy, was heart broken to hear of the invasion of Poland. He immediately programmed all the Beethoven symphonies to be played between October and December, 1939 as a protest to Hitler and Mussolini’s tyranny and an affirmation in the civilized German people. Powerfully played and conducted with obvious emotional purpose and beautifully restored by Music and Arts, they are landmark performances. They were also re-issued from a different set of masters by NAXOS a few years ago as 5 separate concerts complete with introductions and commentary, however, they are not available in the US because of copyright restrictions.

The other 2 sets are of Brahms symphonies. Music and Arts released the Brahms cycle performed by the NBC Symphony and broadcast from 1942-43, considered Toscanini’s best performances, but never approved by him for commercial release. This set may be hard to find Arturo Toscanini Conducts Brahms – The Four Symphonies (1942/43). And the legendary 1952 cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra from the Royal Festival HallBrahms: The Four Symphonies / Toscanini, Philharmonia Orchestra The 1952 cycle was not an RCA venture and therefore not included. Both of these sets, for different reasons, show Toscanini’s mastery of Brahms 4 symphonies in a different light than the RCA versions included in the 2012 Edition.

In the 2012 Edition, there are some phenomonal performances that have never been equalled, never mind surpassed ….by any conductor or orchestra. The NBC Symphony was the greatest orchestra in the world during its 17 year lifespan…from 1937-1954. European orchestras were devasted firstly by Hitler’s fanatical removal of Jewish musicians and then by the war itself and the painful rebuilding afterward. Many of these musicians wound up in America and played in the NBC Symphony. Created by David Sarnoff specifically for Toscanini, worked and built up by Artur Rodzinski, no other orchestra on either side of the Atlantic, except perhaps Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra could match the NBC for verve, clarity, attack, and sheer excitement and polish of sound. One NY critic called it “a sonic thoroughbred” and that it was.

At the top of the list of desert island performances in this set are:
1936 Beethoven Seventh – with the NY Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra…..universally acclaimed as the best recording of the 7th ever!
1949 Beethoven Eroica Symphony
Verdi’s Otello with Ramon Vinay….only equalled by the great Mario del Monaco and the Vienna Philharmonic cond. by Karajan in 1959.
Verdi’s Falstaff – called by James Levine “the greatest Verdi recording every made”
Verdi’s La Traviata – not the strongest of casts, but stellar performance
Puccini’s La Boheme – he conducted the premiere in 1896 and this is a 50th anniversary concert perfomance. Again, some cast weaknesses, but a consumnate performance by Toscanini and the NBC.
Respighi – The Pines of Rome & others
Debussy – La Mer
1949-1952 Beethoven Symphony cycle – esp. the Fifth and the Ninth
Wagner’s Ring cycle music…..esp. Siegfried’s Funeral March
Rossini Overtures
Mendelssohn’s 4th Symphony – “the Italian” and the incidental music to a Midsummer’s Night Dream
Berlioz – Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo and Juliet
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Canadian soprano Lois Marshall
The Philadelphia Recordings 1941-42 – series of stellar recordings made with the Philadelphia Orchestra over a few weeks right after Pearl Harbor. Quite the story behind these superb recordings ( see B.H. Haggin and Mortimer Frank’s books below)

Just listen to these above when you open the set… just doesn’t get any better. May I also recommend, as other reviewers have, a few excellent books to fill out Toscanini, his times and his performances:
Toscanini – the NBC Years by Mortimer FrankArturo Toscanini: The NBC Years (Amadeus)
Arturo Toscanini – Contemporary Reflections of the Maestro by B.H. Haggin…..This is actually 2 books “Conversations with Toscanini” and “Toscanini the Musicians Knew” by the great music critic of New York who attended many Toscanini performances and interviewed many musicians from the NBC and NY Philharmonic orchestras (may be out of print)…..
Toscanini – A Biography by Harvey Sachs. An outstanding biography.Toscanini

For those who are not familiar with Toscanini and want a quick introduction, watch the included DVD “Arturo Toscanini – The Maestro”…
You will be hooked !!


  1. This is an amazing post, I can hardly thank ou enough for the tremendous amount of time and effort you put into it. Many, many thanks for te hours of enjoyment I am looking forward to

  2. Great achievement!!! I waited so willingly!!! Thanks a lot!!! :-)))
    Toscanini’s recordings may not be the best ones in discography’s history, but they are fondamental to have a blink of his incomparable art.

  3. Terrific post. A couple of comments as of April 2020. There are only 72 discs showing up and most of the file downloads have reached their maximum limits. Thanks.

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      some of them have more than one in archive. these are volumes, but not Cds. And about limits, try premium account.

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