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Michael Gielen Edition 1
Recordings 1967-2010
6 CD | 7h 11min | Nr. SWR19007CD
CD 1: » Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 4 c sharp minor BWV 849 (from: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Buch I BWV 846-869)
» Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft BWV 50
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 D major K 385 (Haffner)
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Menuett mit eingefügten Kontretänzen No. 1 F major K 463 – Menuetto - Allegro
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Menuett mit eingefügten Kontretänzen No. 2 B flat major K 463 – Menuetto cantabile - Adagio - Allegro
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Marsch D major K 249 (Haffner-Marsch)
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Deutscher Tanz No. 1 D major K 605
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Deutscher Tanz No. 2 G major K 605
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Deutscher Tanz No. 3 C major K 605 (Die Schlittenfahrt)
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Il Trionfo delle donne K 605a (Fragment of a contredance)
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 30 D major K 202
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sechs Deutsche Tänze K 509
CD 2: » Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte K 620
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte K 588
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten K 345
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 C major K 425 (Linz)
CD 3: » Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 95 c minor Hob. I:95 (London)
» Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 E flat major Hob. I:99 (London)
» Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 D major Hob. I:104 (Bagpipe)
CD 4: » Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan-Overture c minor op. 62
» Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonoren-Ouvertüre No. 1 major op. 138 (1806/1807)
» Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonoren-Ouvertüre No. 2 C major op. 72a
» Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 C major op. 72a
» Ludwig van Beethoven: TripelConcerto C major op. 56 for Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Orchestra
CD 5: » Franz Schubert: Die Zauberharfe D 644
» Franz Schubert: Music to Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus D 797
» Franz Schubert: Music to Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus D 797
» Franz Schubert: Andante b minor D 936a No. 2
» Gustav Mahler: String Quartet d minor D 810 op. posth. (Death and the Maiden)
CD 6: » Franz Schubert: Intende voci major D 963 for Tenor, Choir and Orchestra
» Franz Schubert: Mass No. 5 A flat major D 678 for vocal soloists, Choir and Orchestra (Missa solemnis)

On 30 October 2014 it was announced that Michael Gielen would no longer pursue conducting engagements owing to health issues. With this in mind, and with regard to his 90th birthday in July 2017, the time seemed ripe to honour this outstanding musician by making a detailed survey of his five-decade career as a leading conductor. Hence the Michael Gielen EDITION.

The ten volumes contain Gielen’s interpretations of key works by the composers he held most dearly (Beethoven, Bruckner, Brahms, Mahler, Bartók, Stravinsky) as well as works by composers of the Second Viennese School. Additionally, there are Michael Gielen’s recordings of works from different periods in music history – from Bach to Schubert, from Carl Maria von Weber to Sergei Rachmaninov, plus works from the late romantic, early 20th century and post-Second World War periods.

Volume 1 presents Gielen’s recordings of works from Bach to Schubert that were made during the period 1967 to 2010. Many of these were never released, which now affords an insight into the interpretive development of the conductor. Some listeners will be surprised to find that Gielen recorded works with which he was never really associated.

This EDITION will certainly lead to a re-valuation of the conductor Michael Gielen. More important than cementing his reputation as a peerless conductor, however, will be the opportunity to discover a wide range of musical works interpreted at the highest level.