12CD

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / 70TH Anniversary

The IPO has recorded a significant repertoire of masterworks during the years. In this special anniversary tribute album, you can find a representative selection of some of the orchestra’s best recordings of the last 50 years.
In its 70th anniversary (which is also my 70th birthday), I would like to wish the orchestra and all music lovers many years of great music of the highest possible standard. – Zubin Mehta

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Special 12 CD Box Set.

From the day of its first concert, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has become the flagship of the classical music scene in Israel and a cornerstone of cultural life in the country.

The IPO appears as Israel’s “ambassador of goodwill” all around the world, wherever there is love and appreciation for music. Indeed, Israel does not have a more admired, effective and fondly remembered artistic representative. As one of the world’s foremost orchestras, the IPO is a source of attraction for great conductors and soloists from all over the world, who came to Israel to perform with the orchestra in the past and continue to do so nowadays.

My first encounter with the IPO was when I was asked to substitute for Eugene Ormandy in 1961. In 1969 I became its music director. Since then, our relationship has matured immensely after nearly 2000 concerts over the years.

The IPO has recorded a significant repertoire of masterworks during the years. In this special anniversary tribute album, you can find a representative selection of some of the orchestra’s best recordings of the last 50 years.
In its 70th anniversary (which is also my 70th birthday), I would like to wish the orchestra and all music lovers many years of great music of the highest possible standard. – Zubin Mehta

TRACKLISTING

CD1
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

1. Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
PAUL KLETZKI
Recorded in Tel-Aviv, 25 May 1954

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony no. 41 in C major, K.551 “Jupiter”
2. Allegro vivace
3. Andante cantabile
4. Menuetto: Allegretto
5. Molto allegro
JOSEF KRIPS
Recorded at Tifferet Cinema, Rishon-Le-Zion, Israel April 1957

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D.485
6. Allegro
7. Andante con moto
8. Menuetto: Allegro molto
9. Allegro vivace
Sir GEORG SOLTI
Recorded at the Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv, 5/1958

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Four Pieces from Le Cid – Ballet Music
10. Castillane
11. Andalouse
12. Aragonaise
13. Aubade
JEAN MARTINON
Recorded at the Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv, May 1958

International Premiere Release
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
14. The Bartered Bride: Overture:
ISTVAN KERTESZ
Recorded 1962

CD2
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

1. La Traviata – Prelude to Act 1
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1978

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Symphony no.7 in D minor, op.70
2. Allegro maestoso
3. Poco Adagio
4. Vivace
5. Allegro
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1972
International Premiere Release

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Concerto for Orchestra
6. Introduzione
7. Giuco delle coppie
8. Elegia
9. Intermezzo interrotto
10. Finale
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1976
International Premiere Release

CD3
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, op.60
1. Adagio-Allegro vivace
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
4. Allegro ma non troppo
RAFAEL KUBELIK
Recorded at the Herules-Saal, Munich, 9/ 1975

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
5. Overture: The Hebrides, op.26 (“Fingal’s Cave”)
Recorded in Munich, Deutches Museuem, Kongress-Saal, 8/1979
Symphony no. 4 in A major, op.90 “Italian”
6. Allegro vivace
7. Andante con moto
8. Con moto moderato
9. Saltarello. Presto
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Live recording from the Mann Auditorium 10/ 1978

CD4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

The Nutcracker – Suite
1. (a) Overture miniature
(b) Danses characterisques
2. Marche (Act 2)
3. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (Act 2)
4. Trepak – Russian dance (Act 2)
5. Arab dance (Act 2)
6. Chinese dance (Act 2)
7. Dance of the reed pipes (Act 2)
8. Waltz of the flowers (Act 2)
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1979

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no.9 in C major, D.944 “Great”
9. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
10. Andante con moto
11. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
12. Finale: Allegro vivace
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1977
International Premiere Release

CD5
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Symphony no. 4 in G major
1. Bedachtig. Nicht eilen
2. In gemachlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
3. Ruhevoll
4. Sehr behaglich
BARBARA HENDRICKS – Soprano
CHAIM TAUB – Solo Violin
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1979

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
(Chichester Psalms (1965)
For mixed choir, boy soloist and orchestra
5. Psalm 108 (verse 2) ; Psalm 100 (complete)
Maestoso ma energico – Allegro molto
6. Psalm 23 (complete) ; Psalm 2 (verses 1-4)
7. Psalm 131(complete) ; Psalm 133 (verse 1)
Prelude-Sostenuto molto-Peacefully flowing

Soloists from the Vienna Boys’ Choir
Wiener Jeunesse-Chor

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Recorded in Berlin, Philharmonie 8/1977

CD6
Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)

1. Oberon: Overture
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1978

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
2. Inroduction & Rondo capriccioso, op.28
for Violin and Orchestra
SHLOMO MINTZ – Violin
ZUBIN MEHTA
Live recording from the Mann Auditorium, 10/1988

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov (1844-1908)
3. Capriccio Espagnol, op.34
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1980
International Premiere Release on CD

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird) – Suite (1919 version)
4. Introduction
5. The Firebird and its Dance
6. Variation of the Firebird
7. The Princensess’ Round
8. Infernal Dance of King Kashchei
9. Lullaby
10. Finale
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Live recording from the Mann Auditorium, 5/1984

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber (1943)
11. Allegro
12. “Turandot – Scherzo”: Moderato – Lebhalt
13. Andantino
14. Marsch
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Live recording from the Mann Auditorium, 4/1989

CD7
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16
1. Allegro molto moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
JULIUS KATCHEN – Piano
ISTVAN KERTESZ
Recorded at Hadar Cinema, Tel Aviv, 3/1992

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
4. Maestoso
5. Adagio
6. Rondo: Allegro non troppo
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN – Piano
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1976

CD8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

1. Le nozze di Figaro: Overture
ZUBIN MEHTA
Live Recording from the Mann Auditorium 1986
IPO Archive
World Premiere Release
Piano Concerto no.27 in Bflat major, K.595
2. Allegro
3. Larghetto
4. Allegro
DANIEL BARENBOIM – Pianist and Conductor
Live recording from Binyanei Hauma, Jerusalem. 1972
Israel Broadcast Authority Archive
World Premiere Release

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 “Emperor”
5. Allegro
6. Adagio un poco mosso
7. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
RADU LUPU – Piano
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded at the Kingsway Hall, London, 3/1979

Piano Concerto no.27 in Bflat major, K.595

CD9
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Harold in Italy
1. Harold in the Mountains
2. March of the Pilgrims singing their Evening Prayers
3. Serenade of a Mountaineer of the Abruzzi to his Mistress
4. Orgy of Brigands
DANIEL BENYAMINI – Viola
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1975
International Premiere Release

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

5. Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
JANOS STARKER – Cello
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded 1968
International Premiere Release

Paul-Ben Haim (1897-1984)

6. Israeli Cappriccio for Piano and Orchestra
PNINA SALZMAN – Piano
CARLO MARIA GIULINI
Recorded Live at the Mann Auditorium, 12/ 1960
From the IPO Archive
World Premiere Release

CD10
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

The Four Seasons
Concerto in E major, RV 269 (Spring)
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro
Concerto in G minor, RV 315 (Summer)
4. Allegro non molto – Allegro
5. Adagio
6. Presto Concerto in F major, RV 293 (Autumn)
7. Allegro
8. Adagio molto
9. Allegro Concerto in F minor, RV 297 (Winter)
10. Allegro non molto
11. Largo
12. Allegro
ISAAC STERN (-Violin RV 269)
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN (-Violin RV 315)
SHLOMO MINTZ (-Violin RV 293)
ITZHAK PERLMAN (-Violin RV 297)
ZUBIN MEHTA
Live recording from the Huberman Festival, the Mann Auditorium 12/1982

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, in F flat major, K.364
13. Allegro maestoso
14. Andante
15. Presto
TZHAK PERLMAN – Violin
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN – Viola
ZUBIN MEHTA
Live recording from the Huberman Festival, the Mann Auditorium
December 1982

CD11
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Violin Concerto in D major, op.35
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Allegro vivacissimo
ITZHAK PERLMAN – Violin
ZUBIN MEHTA
Live in the Philharmonic Hall, Leningrad 2/5/1990

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
4. Allegro ma non troppo
5. Larghetto
6. Rondo (Allegro)
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN – Violin
ZUBIN MEHTA
Recorded Live at the Mann Auditorium, 1989
From the IPO Archive
World Premiere Release

CD12
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

1. Fidelio: Overture
LORIN MAAZEL
Recorded 1962

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Symphony no, 3 in E flat major, op.97 “Rheinish”
2. Lebhaft
3. Sehr messig
4. Nicht scnell
5. Feierlich
6. Lebhaft
Symphony no. 4 in D minor, op.120
7. Ziemlich langsam-Lebhaft
8. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
9. Scherzo: Lebhaft
10. Langsam – Lebhaft
KURT MASUR
Live Recording at the Mann Auditorium, 2003
From the IPO Archive
World Premiere Release
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)

11. The Moldau
WALTER WELLER
Recorded 1978

12. HATIKVAH (Israel’s National Anthem)
ZUBIN MEHTA
Philharmonia Singers
The Ankor Children’s Choir
Recorded 15/11/2004
From the IPO Archive
World Premiere Release

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