Antal Dorati: Doráti in Detroit: Complete Decca Recordings

Doráti in Detroit: Complete Decca Recordings

Antal Dorati, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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  • Release Date 20 January 2023
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Product code
4853114
Format
CD Box Set
Label
Decca UMO / Classics / Decca

Collected here in one edition are the complete Decca recordings of Antal Doráti and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra:

  • 18 CDs with spined wallets, original jackets
  • Highlights include: Performances of Bartok’s Suite No.1, 2 Pictures, Miraculous Mandarin and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta – “Bartok was in his [Doráti’s] blood-stream”, wrote critic Robert Layton

And recordings of works by a trio of composers Doráti knew well and worked with: Strauss, Stravinsky and Copland including:

  • The first-ever studio recording of Strauss’s opera Die Ägyptische Helena boasting a stunning cast headed by Gwyneth Jones, Willard White and the young Barbara Hendricks
  • Sonically excellent interpretations of Firebird and The Rite of Spring that even half a century later still leap out of the loudspeakers – some of the earliest Decca digital recordings that remain benchmarks to this day
  • Doráti’s last sessions in Detroit included Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Doráti had been a lifelong champion of the composer and the atmosphere was clearly special at those sessions
  • The recordings are accompanied by a 52pp book (En/Fr/De) with new notes by Dominic Fyfe, Label Director, Decca Classics
  • Two-piece capbox, 52pp booklet, 18 spined wallets, original jackets / Approx. dimensions: 128x128x46mm

Tracks
CD1
1 TCHAIKOVSKY “1812” Overture; Capriccio italien; Marche slave  
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CD2
1 LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 S.244/2 (arr. Karl Müller-Berghaus)  
2 DVOŘÁK Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat Op.45/3 B.86/3  
3 ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No.1 in A Op.11/1  
4 RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole M.54  
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CD3
1 BARTÓK Suite No.1 Sz. 31; 2 Pictures Sz. 46  
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CD4–5
1 R STRAUSS Die ägyptische Helena Op.75 TrV 255 Jones, Kastu, Bryant, Hendrick, White  
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CD6
1 R STRAUSS Don Juan; Tod und Verklärung  
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CD7
1 STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947 version)  
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CD8
1 SZYMANOWSKI Symphony No.2 Op.19; Symphony No.3 Op.27 “Chant de la nuit”  
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CD9
1 DVOŘÁK Czech Suite Op.39 B.93; Prague Waltzes B.99  
2 Polonaise B.100; Polka Op.53a/1 B.114 “For Prague Students”; Nocturne Op.40 B.47  
Tracks
CD10
1 COPLAND El salón Mexico; Dance Symphony  
2 Fanfare for the Common Man; Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo  
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CD11
1 STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)  
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CD12
1 R STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30 TrV 176; Macbeth Op.23 TrV 163  
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CD13
1 STRAVINSKY L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)  
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CD14
1 GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite  
2 GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)  
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CD15
1 R STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Op.59 TrV 227 (arr. Antal Doráti)  
2 Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten TrV 234a  
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CD16
1 BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Op.19 Sz. 73  
2 Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Sz. 106  
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CD17
1 STRAVINSKY Symphony No.1 in E flat Op.1; Scherzo fantastique Op.3  
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CD18
1 COPLAND Appalachian Spring (1945 suite)  
2 STRAVINSKY Apollon musagète (1947 version)