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Otto Klemperer


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Despite there being a large number of Otto Klemperer recordings on the market, these Richard Itter tapes of live broadcasts from the Royal Festival Hall and the BBC’s Studios in Maida Vale between 1955 and 1956 have never, as far as is known, been released before. Klemperer was always more exciting when caught live and had added urgency as compared to his studio accounts, particuarly at this time before his health deteriorated in later years. His Philharmonia concerts were hugely successful in the mid 1950s when Walter Legge was looking to replace Herbert von Karajan, who was in the process of leaving for the Berlin Philharmonic. As Richard Osborne states in his notes, ‘The winter of 1955-56 marked a new dawn for Klemperer.’
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Item number ICAC 5145
Barcode 5060244551459
Release date 01/01/2017
Category Orchestral
Label ICA Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 4
Performers
Artists Philharmonia Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gimpel, Bronislav
Composers Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Schumann, Robert
Brahms, Johannes
Bruckner, Anton
Debussy, Claude
Conductors Klemperer, Otto
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