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Boston Symphony Chamber Players - Complete RCA Album Collection [10 CDs]

Boston Symphony Chamber Players - Complete RCA Album Collection [10 CDs]

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It was inevitable that the Boston Symphony – hailed as “The Aristocrat of Orchestras” in the early ‘60s by RCA Victor, its long-time record company – would spin off an ensemble from its elite roster of principals. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players were duly launched in 1964 during the Austrian conductor Erich Leinsdorf’s music directorship. Starting that October, RCA Victor recorded them regularly in Symphony Hall until the orchestra changed labels at the end of decade. By then, ten LPs of chamber music had been issued in four critically acclaimed releases. Sony Classical is now pleased to present all these recordings for the first time on album. The BSO’s ensemble of first-chair players is led here by its patrician concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, one of the finest American violinists of his generation as well as a highly regarded conductor and teacher. It also features such illustrious BSO principals as oboist Ralph Gomberg, flautist Doriot Anthony Dwyer, violist Burton Fine and cellist Jules Eskin, as well as two distinguished guest artists: Claude Frank and Richard Goode sharing honors in the works with piano. RCA Victor recorded these outstanding musicians in a wide spectrum of repertoire, and each LP release represented a judicious balance of classical and modern works, both European and American.DISC 1:Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285   Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K.370: Allegro - Adagio - Rondo. Allegro   Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60   DISC 2:Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op. 25   Fine: Fantasia for String TrioCopland: Vitebsk (Study on a Jewish Theme)Carter: Woodwind QuintetPiston: Divertimento for Nine InstrumentsDISC 3:Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478   Mozart: Quintet In E-Flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452   DISC 4:Brahms: Trio in E-Flat Major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40   Schubert: String Trio No. 1 in D Major, D. 471   DISC 5:Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and PianoHaieff: Three Bagatelles for Oboe and Bassoon   Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieiras No. 6: Aria - Fantasia   Colgrass: Variations for Four Drums and Viola   DISC 6:Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, Op. 114 "The Trout"   Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8   DISC 7:Poulenc: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn   Webern: Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola and Piano, Op. 24Martinu: Nonet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double-Bass   Dahl: Duettino Concertante (1966)DISC 8:Schubert: Piano Trio in B-Flat Major D.898, Op. 99   Milhaud: Pastorale   Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2   DISC 9:Spohr: Nonet in F Major, Op. 31   Coker: Concertino for Bassoon and String Trio   Barber: Summer Music for Wind Quintet   DISC 10:Chamber Music Discussion with Peter Ustinov, Erich Leinsdorf, and Joseph Silverstein, with musical excerptsA Survey of Chamber Music with Musical Illustrations
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    • Number of Discs: 10
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    • Label: Sony Masterworks SRM 2
    • UPC/Barcode: 194399468029
    • Item Number: 19439946802