Otto Klemperer

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Klemperer, Otto

MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Nights Dream – Incidental Music
Käthe Möller-Siepermann (sop)
Hanna Ludwig (mezzo)
Kölner Rundfunkchor Chorus Master:
Karl Kaufhold
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
SAAL 1, FUNKHAUS, COLOGNE, 9-11 JUNE 1955

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.8
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
SAAL 1, FUNKHAUS, COLOGNE, 28 MAY 1955
Rehearsal of Beethoven Symphony No. 4
SAAL 1, FUNKHAUS, COLOGNE, 25 OCTOBER 1954

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Catalogue Number: ICAC 5047 , Artist:

Description

Otto Klemperer was widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century along with his compatriots, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Bruno Walter. These performances date from 1955, a period when Klemperer was at his most authoritative, spending a number of seasons guest conducting in Cologne with great success. Both Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Beethoven Symphony No.8 are sourced from the original WDR tapes and have been superbly remastered. They appear for the first time on CD.