Pierre Monteux: Complete RCA Stereo Recordings (8-CD)

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Discs: 8
Record Label: RCA
Release Date: April 27, 2018

“With the virtuoso London Symphony Orchestra, Monteux creates an accompaniment for Szeryng that is completely accommodating but still richly symphonic. Together, they have created a performance emotionally satisfying and musically fulfilling, a performance among the finest ever recorded.” — AllMusic (on Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77)

The legendary Pierre Monteux made his name in Paris collaborating with Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel and premiering many of their greatest works, including Petrushka (heard here in a 1959 recording by the Boston Symphony Orchestra). Here, over 8 discs, hear Monteux’s complete RCA stereo recordings, including remarkable recordings by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stravinsky Petrushka, Complete Ballet Music (1911)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
January 1959, Symphony Hall, Boston

Franck Symphony in D Minor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1961, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Delibes Coppélia, “Prelude” and “Mazurka”
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Debussy La mer (The Sea)
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saint-Saëns Havanaise in E Major
Leonid Kogan violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24
San Francisco Symphony

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
San Francisco Symphony

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Henryk Szeryng violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D Minor
Leonid Kogan violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice
Risë Stevens Orfeo
Lisa Della Casa Euridice
Roberta Peters Amore
Orchestra and Chorus of the Rome Opera House