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This 20 CD box set brings together some of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling series BBC Legends, launched in 1998. The collection features classic recordings by stellar artists including Mstislav Rostropovich, Arturo Toscanini, Emil Gilels, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sir Thomas Beecham, Dennis Brain, Evgeny Mravinsky, David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter.

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This 20-CD box represents some of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling series BBC Legends, launched in 1998.

The Legends series is no longer available, making this set of 20 CDs highly sought after by collectors. This important set is being offered at a reduction of around 70% of the original selling price – a bargain complete with luxurious presentation box and full track listing, recording information etc. Highlights include: Toscanini’s incandescent Beethoven in London in 1938; Horenstein’s pioneering Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ in stereo from 1959; the legendary Mravinsky conducting Shostakovich’s greatest symphony in 1960 in stereo with the Leningrad Philharmonic in London; Richter’s early recitals from 1961 and electrifying Liszt concertos; Rostropovich performing the European premiere of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 in 1961; Dennis Brain, arguably the greatest horn player of the 20th century; Emil Gilels, the celebrated Russian pianist in London in 1957; Dame Janet Baker, one of Britain’s most revered singers performing Schubert; David Oistrakh, the doyen of violinists playing the Brahms and Tchaikovsky concertos from 1960 and 1961; Rubinstein, the composer’s greatest interpreter playing Chopin accompanied by Giulini in 1961; Beecham conducting his favourite ‘lollipops’; Kempff, that poet of the piano playing Schubert in 1972; the legendary Michelangeli in 1961 performing Beethoven and Chopin sonatas; and Rozhdestvensky conducting the European premiere of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.4 in 1960 in stereo.

The majority of the recordings have won important magazine awards and nominations in worldwide publications, such as Fanfare Magazine (US), Fono Forum (Germany), Record Geijutsu (Japan), Diapason & Monde de la Musique (France), Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice (Richter, Kempff, Brain) and the Gramophone Historic Award Winner 2005 (Annie Fischer) in the UK.

Composers

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)
Berlioz, Hector (1803-69)
Brahms, Johannes (1833-97)
Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel (1841–94)
Cherubini, Luigi (1760–1842)
Chopin, Frédéric François (1810-49)
Clementi, Muzio (1752–1832)
Debussy, Claude Achille (1862-1918)
Delius, Frederick (1862–1934)
Dukas, Paul (1865–1935)
Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)
Kodály, Zoltan (1882-1967)
Liszt, Ferencz (1811-86)
Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911)
Marais, Marin (1656-1728)
Massenet, Jules Emile Frederic (1842-1912)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-81)
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeievitch (1891–1953)
Saint-Saëns, Charles Camille (1835–1921)
Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757)
Schubert, Franz Peter (1797-1828)
Schumann, Robert (1810–56)
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-75)
Stravinsky, Igor Feodorovich (1882-1971)
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840–93)
Wagner, Richard (1813–83)

Works

Bach, J S: Aria Variata in A minor, BWV989 ‘alla Maniera Italiana’
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16
Beethoven: Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80
Berlioz: Chasse royale et Orage (from Les Troyens)
Berlioz: Rákóczi March (from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24)
Brahms: Ballades (4), Op. 10
Brahms: Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Brahms: Intermezzo in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4
Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op. 118 No. 6
Brahms: Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118
Brahms: Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76
Brahms: Romance in F major, Op. 118 No. 5
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Chabrier: España
Chabrier: Gwendoline
Chabrier: Gwendoline Overture
Cherubini: Anacréon Overture
Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor ‘Lacrimosa’
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 9 in F minor
Chopin: Études (12), Op. 10
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor ‘chromatique’
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major ‘Tristesse’
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major ‘Black Key’
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 7 in C major
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 10 in A flat major
Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 11 in E flat major
Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary’
Chopin: Mazurka No. 14 in G minor, Op. 24 No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka No. 15 in C major, Op. 24 No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka No. 16 in A flat major, Op. 24 No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24 No. 4
Chopin: Mazurka No. 35 in C minor, Op. 56 No. 3
Chopin: Mazurkas (4), Op. 24
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 ‘Marche funèbre’
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Clementi: Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 12 No. 1
Debussy: Images for orchestra, L. 122
Debussy: Images for orchestra: II. Ibéria
Debussy: L’Enfant Prodigue
Debussy: L’Enfant prodigue: Cortege et Air de danse
Debussy: Préludes – Book 1 (selection)
Delius: Brigg Fair
Dukas: Villanelle
Haydn: Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata – un piccolo divertimento)
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 28 in D major, Hob.XV:16
Kodály: Dances of Marosszék
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, 2ème année, Italie (7 pieces), S. 161
Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7)
Liszt: Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 3)
Liszt: Il penseroso (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 2)
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)
Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)
Liszt: Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 4)
Liszt: Sposalizio (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 1)
Liszt: Berceuse S174 1854/1863 (second version)
Liszt: Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
Marais, M: Le Basque
Massenet: La Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge (Légende sacrée)
Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K131
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457
Mussorgsky: Lullaby
Mussorgsky: Na Dnepre
Mussorgsky: Noch’
Mussorgsky: Ozomik
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky: Strekotun’ya beloboka (The magpie)
Mussorgsky: Where are you, little star?
Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op. 11
Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K11 in C minor
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K27 in B minor
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K125 in G major
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K141 in D minor
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K172 in B flat major
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K247 in C sharp minor
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K322 in A major
Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K533 in A major
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899 (Op. 90)
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat major, D899 No. 4
Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, D899 No. 1
Schubert: Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D935
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2
Schubert: Impromptu in B flat major, D935 No. 3
Schubert: Impromptu in F Minor, D935 No. 1
Schubert: Impromptu in F minor, D935, No. 4
Schubert: Abendstern, D806
Schubert: Amalia, D195 (Schiller)
Schubert: Atys D585
Schubert: Auf dem See, D543 (Goethe)
Schubert: Auflösung, D807
Schubert: Augenlied, D297 (Mayrhofer)
Schubert: Blumenlied, D431 (Holty)
Schubert: Das Rosenband, D280 (Klopstock)
Schubert: Der Jüngling am Bache, D30 (Schiller)
Schubert: Der Jungling und der Tod, D545 (Spaun)
Schubert: Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)
Schubert: Der Sieg D805 (Mayrhofer)
Schubert: Die Entzückung an Laura, D390
Schubert: Die Gotter Griechenlands D677 (Schiller)
Schubert: Die junge Nonne, D828
Schubert: Gondelfahrer, D808
Schubert: Memnon, D541 (Mayrhofer)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D566
Schubert: Schwestergruss, D762 (Bruchmann)
Schubert: Sehnsucht, D636 (Schiller)
Schubert: Strophe aus Die Gotter Greichenlands D677
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
Shostakovich: Katerina Izmailova: Suite, Op. 114a
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky: Feuillet d’album (No. 3 from Morceaux (6), Op. 19)
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Tchaikovsky: Morceaux (6), Op. 19
Tchaikovsky: Capriccioso (No. 5 from Morceaux (6), Op. 19)
Tchaikovsky: Rêverie du soir (No. 1 from Morceaux (6), Op. 19)
Tchaikovsky: Scherzo humoristique (No. 2 from Morceaux (6), Op. 19)
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Conductors

Beecham, Sir Thomas
Britten, Benjamin
Del Mar, Norman
Giulini, Carlo Maria
Horenstein, Jascha
Kondrashin, Kirill
Markevitch, Igor
Monteux, Pierre
Mravinsky, Evgeny
Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Sargent, Sir Malcolm
Toscanini, Arturo

Groups & Artists

Baker, Dame Janet
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Brain, Dennis
Curzon, Clifford
Fischer, Annie
Giebel, Agnes
Gilels, Emil
Johnson, Graham
Kempff, Wilhelm
Kogan, Leonid
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti
Milanov, Zinka
Mill, Arnold van
Oistrakh, David
Parsons, Geoffrey
Philharmonia Orchestra
Richter, Sviatoslav
Rostropovich, Mstislav
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rubinstein, Arthur
Thorborg, Kerstin
Vishnevskaya, Galina
Watts, Helen

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