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Hector Berlioz
Concert Overtures

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg | Sylvain Cambreling: Conductor
1 CD | 72min | SWR19503CD

Hector Berlioz's complete concert overtures, plus that from his early opera Les francs-juges, superbly performed. ...

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Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances

SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern | Jiri Stárek: Direction
1 CD | 74min | SWR19501CD

Both sets of Antonin Dvořák's Slavonic Dances come in an idiomatic and thrilling interpretation. ...

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rom the New World
SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern | Klaus Arp: Conductor | Saul Schechtmann: Conductor et al.
1 CD | 67min | SWR19505CD

Here we have a great cross-section of American music: from ragtime pioneer Scott Jopin to Richard Rodgers, the legendary composer of musicals, together with works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. ...

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Michael Gielen Edition 7
Recordings 1961-2006

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg | Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken et al.
8 CD | 9h 46min | SWR19061CD

This 7th installment of the Michael Gielen EDITION contains the most first releases so far. The boxed set presents works from the late romantic and early modern periods, including scenes from operas. Contains the oldest recording of the whole edition. ...

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Paul Hindemith conducts Bruckner
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Paul Hindemith: Conductor
1 CD | 59min | SWR19417CD

This is one of the few studio radio recordings Paul Hindemith made. Hindemith’s style of music-making represents a vibrant tradition. Superbly remastered original SWR tapes. ...

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Gustav Holst
The Planets

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart | Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Sir Roger Norrington: Conductor
1 CD | 62min | SWR19507CD

Two of the most enduringly beautiful works by English composers on one album: Gustav Holst’s ever popular orchestral suite The Planets and Elgar’s lyrical Serenade for Strings. ...

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Maurice Ravel
Orchestral Works

Arleen Augér: Soprano | Pina Carmirelli: Violin | SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg et al.
1 CD | 78min | SWR19504CD

This album gives an interesting overview of Ravel's output, with a mixed programme of works from different periods of his career. ...

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Franz Schubert
Symphony in C Major D944

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Sir Roger Norrington: Conductor
1 CD | 61min | SWR19506CD

Roger Norrington leads the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR in a profound performance of Franz Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, the “Great” C Major. The programme also includes the overture to Schubert's melodrama Die Zauberharfe. ...

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János Starker plays Hindemith · Prokofiev · Rautavaara
János Starker: Violoncello | Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg et al.
1 CD | 75min | SWR19418CD

János Starker was without doubt one of the great cellists of the 20th century. These three impressive 20th-century cello concertos are rarely performed. Another album with legendary performers from the SWR archives. ...

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Richard Strauss
Tone Poems

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Georges Prêtre: Conductor
1 CD | 60min | SWR19502CD

This special recording of the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart under Georges Prêtre comprises two symphonic poems by Richard Strauss. ...

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Fritz Wunderlich
sings Mozart Contemporaries

Fritz Wunderlich: Tenor | Rundfunkorchester des Südwestfunks Kaiserslautern | Emmerich Smola: Conductor et al.
1 CD | 74min | SWR19059CD

Arias by lesser-known 18th-century composers. Contains two movingly performed arias by Alessandro Scarlatti and Georg Friedrich Handel. Superb remasters of original SWR tapes. ...