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This set represents Rafael Kubelík’s two live performances with the Concertgebouw-Orchestra Amsterdam and RSO Frankfurt, taped in Frankfurt, Germany from 1959 to 1960. Kubelík was at home in the sound worlds of composers as different as Bruckner, Bartók, Mozart and Hindemith, presented at this release for the first time ever.

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RAFAEL KUBELÍK conducts Bruckner, Bartók, Mozart and Hindemith

CD 1

1-4. Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103 [59:41]
I. Gemäßigt, mehr bewegt, misterioso [20:29]
II. Adagio. Bewegt, quasi Andante [15:53]
III. Scherzo: Ziemlich schnell [07:18]
IV. Finale: Allegro [16:00]
Concertgebouw-Orchestra Amsterdam
Rafael Kubelík ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 20 October 1959 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Sendesaal ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Live Recording

CD 2

1-4. Bartók:Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 [29:32]
I. Andante tranquillo [07:52]
II. Allegro [07:35]
III. Adagio [07:09]
IV. Allegro molto[06:54]
Concertgebouw-Orchestra Amsterdam
Rafael Kubelík ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 20 October 1959 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Sendesaal ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Live Recording

5-7. Mozart:Symphony No. 38 in D Major, KV. 504 [24:42]
I. Adagio—Allegro [10:33]
II. Andante [08:31]
III. Finale: Presto [05:38]
8-11. Hindemith:Symphonic Metamorphosis [20:05]
I. Allegro [04:06]
II. Turandot – Scherzo [07:42]
III. Andantino [03:44]
IV. Marsch [04:32]
Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
Rafael Kubelík ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 05 February 1960 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Sendesaal ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Live Recording

Article number: MC 5003 ∙ Double CD
UPC barcode: 791154054215
Recording dates: 1959-1960
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: CD 1: 59:41 ∙ CD 2: 74:20

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Boris Lipnitzki
With special thanks to Thierry Vagne
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2015 Meloclassic