The young John Barbirolli was hardly known in America when the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra chose him to be Arturo Toscanini's successor starting in 1937. The 36-year-old Londoner's first season was a triumph with both players and audiences, and although his years in New York would be increasingly marred by unfair rivalry with Toscanini - lured back to lead a specially created NBC Symphony - and by partisan hostility from two influential critics, Barbirolli's tenure can now be looked back on as a real success. From 1938 until 1943, when he returned to the UK to take over Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, Sir John made a series of recordings in New York for American Columbia and RCA Victor which are still essential for a full appreciation of this revered conductor's career, "performances that are as competitive today as they were when initially released" (Fanfare). Sony Classical is pleased to reissue them in a newly remastered six-album set.
The young John Barbirolli was hardly known in America when the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra chose him to be Arturo Toscanini's successor starting in 1937. The 36-year-old Londoner's first season was a triumph with both players and audiences, and although his years in New York would be increasingly marred by unfair rivalry with Toscanini - lured back to lead a specially created NBC Symphony - and by partisan hostility from two influential critics, Barbirolli's tenure can now be looked back on as a real success. From 1938 until 1943, when he returned to the UK to take over Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, Sir John made a series of recordings in New York for American Columbia and RCA Victor which are still essential for a full appreciation of this revered conductor's career, "performances that are as competitive today as they were when initially released" (Fanfare). Sony Classical is pleased to reissue them in a newly remastered six-album set.
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Complete Rca & Columbia (Box)
Artist: Bruch / Barbirolli / New York Philharmonic Orch
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1. Purcell (Arr. Barbirolli): Suite for Strings, Woodwind and Horns (Remastered)
2. Debussy: Images Pour Orchestre, L. 122: No. 2, Iberia (Remastered)
3. Tchaikovsky: Francesca Da Rimini, Op. 32 (Remastered)
4. Respighi: Antiche Danze Et Arie Per Liuto, Suite No.3 (Remastered)
5. Respighi: Fontane Di Roma (Remastered)
6. Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417, "Tragic" (Remastered)
7. Schubert: 5 German Dances, D. 89 (Remastered)
8. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 (Remastered)
9. Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 (Remastered) 1
10. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (Remastered) 1
11. Smetana: The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100: Overture (Remastered) 1
12. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 (Remastered) with Mishel Piastro, Violin; Joseph Schuster, Cello 1
13. Ravel: La Valse, M. 72 (Remastered) 1
14. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 (Remastered) 1
15. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (Remastered) 1
16. Debussy: Petite Suite, L. 65, No. 4 "Ballet" (Remastered) 1
17. Debussy: Première Rhapsodie, L. 116 (Remastered) with Benny Goodman, Clarinet 1
18. Bach, J.S. (Arr. Barbirolli): Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208, No. 9 (Remastered) 1
19. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in a Major, K. 622 with Benny Goodman, Clarinet 2
20. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595 (Remastered) with Robert Casadesus, Piano 2
21. Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (Remastered) 2
22. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (Remastered) with Nathan Milstein, Violin 2
23. Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55: IV. Tema Con Variazioni. Andante Con Moto (Remastered) 2
24. Various (Arr. Barbirolli): An Elizabethan Suite (Remastered)

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The young John Barbirolli was hardly known in America when the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra chose him to be Arturo Toscanini's successor starting in 1937. The 36-year-old Londoner's first season was a triumph with both players and audiences, and although his years in New York would be increasingly marred by unfair rivalry with Toscanini - lured back to lead a specially created NBC Symphony - and by partisan hostility from two influential critics, Barbirolli's tenure can now be looked back on as a real success. From 1938 until 1943, when he returned to the UK to take over Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, Sir John made a series of recordings in New York for American Columbia and RCA Victor which are still essential for a full appreciation of this revered conductor's career, "performances that are as competitive today as they were when initially released" (Fanfare). Sony Classical is pleased to reissue them in a newly remastered six-album set.