Klemperer, Otto

Bach, Rameau, Händel, Gluck & Haydn

CD (Number of discs: 8)
6 May 2013

Barcode: 5099924843324

Composer: Bach, Rameau, Händel, Gluck, Haydn
Other participants: Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra

This collection contains the solo orchestral recordings that Klemperer undertook of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He recorded the Bach Orchestral Suites twice, the first in 1954, these appear on CD for the first time, and in 1969 whilst the recording of the Brandenburg Concertos date from 1960. Of Händel, he recorded No, 4 of the set of six Concerti Grossi Op. 6 in 1956.

The Classical period is represented in this collection by Franz Josef Haydn. In all Klemperer recorded 8 of his symphonies – 6 from the set written for Salomon’s London concerts, the once-called “Oxford”, supposedly written for the time he received an honorary degree from its university and the delightful No. 88. These recordings were made over the period from 1960 to 1971.

The works by the other two composers contained in this box are arrangements. Gluck composed his opera Iphigénie en Aulide in 1774 inspired by Euripedes’s last play written between 408 and 406BC, the year of his death. Richard Wagner made his arrangement at the end of 1846/beginning of 1847 in Dresden and it was this that Klemperer heard when Gustav Mahler conducted it in 1907 just a few weeks short of his 22nd birthday and this would serve as an inspiration for his entire career.

The work by Rameau was transcribed by Klemperer himself in 1967 and is a Gavotte in A minor with six doubles – or variations – taken from his Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (c.1728). It was first performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in June 1968.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 II. Courante: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
02 III. Gavottes I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
03 IV. Forlane: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
04 V. Menuets I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
05 VI. Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
06 VII. Passepieds I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
07 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
08 Adagio: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
09 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
10 Minuet & Trio: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, B  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
11 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1047  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
12 Andante: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1047  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
13 Allegro assai: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV 1  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
Disc 2 
01 Allegro moderato: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BW  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
02 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
03 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
04 Andante: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
05 Presto: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
06 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
07 Affettuoso: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
08 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
09 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat major, BWV 10  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
10 Adagio ma non tanto: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat m  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
11 Allegro: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1992 Digital Remaster), Brandenburg Concerto no.6 in B flat major, BWV 10  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
Disc 3 
01 I. Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
02 II. Rondeau: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
03 III. Sarabande: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
04 IV. Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
05 V. Polonaise et double: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
06 VI. Menuet: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
07 VII. Badinerie: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Gareth M 
08 I. Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
09 II. Air: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
10 III. Gavottes I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
11 IV. Bourrée: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
12 V. Gigue: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
13 I. Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
14 II. Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
15 III. Gavotte: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
16 IV. Menuet: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
17 V. Réjouissance: 4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 (1992 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
Disc 4 
01 I. Larghetto affetuoso: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in A minor (2006 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
02 II. Allegro: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in A minor (2006 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
03 III. Largo e piano: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in A minor (2006 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
04 IV. Allegro: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in A minor (2006 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
05 Iphigénie en Aulide - Overture (2003 - Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra 
06 Gavotte with Six Variations (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
07 I. Ouverture: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
08 II. Courante: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
09 III. Gavottes I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
10 IV. Forlane: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
11 V. Minuets I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
12 VI. Bourrées I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
13 VII. Passepiede I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
Disc 5 
01 I. Ouverture: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
02 II. Rondeau: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
03 III. Sarabande: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
04 IV. Bourrées I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
05 V. Polonaise: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
06 VI. Menuet: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
07 VII. Badinerie: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer/Gareth Morri 
08 I. Ouverture: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
09 II. Air: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
10 III. Gavottes I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
11 IV. Bourrée: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
12 V. Gigue: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
13 I. Ouverture: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
14 II. Bourrées I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
15 III. Gavotte: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
16 IV. Menuets I & II: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
17 V. Réjouissance: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (2012 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
Disc 6 
01 I. Adagio - Allegro: Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
02 II. Largo: Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
03 III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio: Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
04 IV. Finale (Allegro con spirito): Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
05 I. Adagio - Allegro: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
06 II. Adagio: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
07 III. Menuet (Allegro) and Trio: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
08 IV. Finale (Presto): Symphony No. 98 in B Flat Major (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
09 I. Adagio - Presto: Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock' (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
10 II. Andante: Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock' (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
11 III. Menuet: Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock' (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
12 IV. Vivace: Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock' (1990 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
Disc 7 
01 I. Allegro moderato: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
02 II. Andante cantabile: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
03 III. Menuetto & Trio: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
04 IV. Finale (Vivace): Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
05 I. Adagio - Allegro: Symphony No. 100 in G Major `Military` (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
06 II. Allegretto: Symphony No. 100 in G Major `Military` (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
07 III. Menuet (Moderato) & Trio: Symphony No. 100 in G Major `Military` (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
08 IV. Finale (Presto): Symphony No. 100 in G Major `Military` (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
09 I. Largo - Allegro vivace: Symphony No. 102 in B Flat (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
10 II. Adagio: Symphony No. 102 in B Flat (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
11 III. Menuetto (Allegro) and Trio: Symphony No. 102 in B Flat (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
12 IV. Finale (Presto): Symphony No. 102 in B Flat (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
Disc 8 
01 I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso: Symphony No. 92 in G Major 'Oxford' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
02 II. Adagio: Symphony No. 92 in G Major 'Oxford' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
03 III. Menuet: Symphony No. 92 in G Major 'Oxford' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
04 IV. Presto: Symphony No. 92 in G Major 'Oxford' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
05 I. Adagio - Allegro: Symphony No. 104 in D Major 'London' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
06 II. Andante: Symphony No. 104 in D Major 'London' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
07 III. Menuet (Allegro) & Trio: Symphony No. 104 in D Major 'London' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 
08 IV. Finale (Spiritoso): Symphony No. 104 in D Major 'London' (1990 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 


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