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Great Soloists from the Richard Itter Archive

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These four discs document an amazing array of concerto soloists, caught at various stages of their careers in the four years 1953-56. Among them are several with claims to be the finest exponents of their particular concertos – notably David Oistrakh playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in a broadcast from the BBC Studios in 1954, and Dennis Brain in two Mozart Horn Concertos from 1953 & 1954 respectively along with Strauss’s Horn Concerto No.1, from 1956.

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This release has been sourced from the Richard Itter Archive of live BBC recordings. The collection is very important for collectors because it has never been on the market before. Following the archives launch in October 2017 with successive releases featuring Beecham, Böhm, Cantelli, Casadesus, Karajan, Menuhin, Monteux, du Pré, Klemperer, Rostropovich and Walter, it has received universal praise from both the classical media and record collectors for the excellent sound and performances. These four discs document an amazing array of concerto soloists, caught at various stages of their careers in the four years 1953-56. Among them are several with claims to be the finest exponents of their particular concertos – notably David Oistrakh playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in a broadcast from the BBC Studios in 1954, and Dennis Brain in two Mozart Horn Concertos from 1953 & 1954 respectively along with Strausss Horn Concerto No.1, from 1956.

Composers

Dvořák, Antonín (1841–1904)
Lalo, Edouard (1823–92)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)
Rachmaninov, Sergey Vassilievich (1873–1943)
Sibelius, Jean (1865–1957)
Strauss, Richard (1864–1949)
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840–93)
Viotti, Giovanni Battista (1755–1824)

Works

Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K417
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K495
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 22 in A minor, G97

Conductors

Boult, Sir Adrian
Goehr, Walter
Goossens, Eugene
Martinon, Jean
Previtali, Fernando
Sargent, Sir Malcolm
Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans

Groups & Artists

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Brain, Dennis
Campoli, Alfredo
Haendel, Ida
London Symphony Orchestra
Nelsova, Zara
Oistrakh, David
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vito, Gioconda de