Mariss Jansons, conductor emeritus
After having released boxed cd sets dedicated to former chief conductors Willem Mengelberg, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly (now only available as part of the RCO Live Radio Legacy, RCO 13006), the Anthology-series is now brought up to date with radio recordings featuring Mariss Jansons. After being chief conductor for eleven seasons, Jansons has resigned for health reasons. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's beloved sixth maestro will be succeeded by Daniele Gatti with effect from the 2016/2017 season .
This tribute to Mariss Jansons was compiled by Daniël Esser (former RCO cellist) and Lodewijk Collette (former head of RNW's Music Department), the very team that was responsible for all the previous Anthologies. Drawing on the wealth of recordings in the Dutch public broadcasting network archives ánd the archives of the BBC, Deutschlandradio and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, this selection emphasizes the extraordinary relationship between Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It mixes repertoire commonly associated with the maestro with unexpected treats, such as works by Gubaidulina, Varèse and Louis Andriessen. This CD set is an important supplement to the existing discography of Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Mariss Jansons Live, The Radio Recordings 1990-2014 is a limited edition: no more than 1500 copies are available.
Béla Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
- Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Egmont'
- Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
- Luciano Berio - 4 Dédicaces
- Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
- Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1
- Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 3
- Sofia Gubaidulina - Feast During a Plague
- Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
- Leoš Janáček - Taras Bulba
- Witold Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra
- Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 (DVD)
Anna Prohaska, soprano
- Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 7
- Bohuslav Martinů - Violin Concerto No. 2
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
- Olivier Messiaen - Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
- Modest Mussorgsky - Songs and Dances of Death
Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
- Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
- Francis Poulenc - Organ Concerto
Leo van Doeselaar, organ
- Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
- Maurice Ravel - La Valse
- Gioachino Rossini - Overture La gazza ladra
- Arnold Schönberg - A Survivor from Warsaw
Sergei Leiferkus, narrator
- Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 ‘Spring’
- Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
- Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
- Richard Strauss - Tod und Verklärung
- Igor Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms
- Igor Stravinsky - Capriccio
Emanuel Ax, piano
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'
- Edgard Varèse - Amériques
- Peter-Jan Wagemans - Moloch
- Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Vorspiel und Liebestod
- Anton Webern - Im Sommerwind
From the press
"Jansons proves reputation as top maestro"
- NRC, Kasper Jansen
"... Jansons ... [is] a conductor who can make an orchestra glow like few others. This box offers abundant proof..."
- Het Parool, Erik Voermans
"A beautiful sample of [Jansons's] versatiliy"
- Trouw, Peter van der Lint
Press quotes from previous Anthologies
"… More Music From the Dutch Dream Team... I can well imagine this set providing as much pleasure and musical stimulation as its six equally nourishing predecessors. A listening experience to savour."
- Rob Cowan, Gramophone (on Anthology, Vol. 7)
"Hats off to the Royal Concertgebouw [Orchestra]: this ... crowns what is without doubt the most impressive (certainly the most representative) recorded retrospective of any orchestra ever undertaken on disc."
- Rob Cowan, Gramophone (on Anthology, Vol. 6)
"One cannot help being swept away by the beauties found on these 14 discs; there are only about a dozen less-than-stellar items among the 41 performances. Bring on Volume 6 (1990–2000), before CDs disappear!"
- James H. North, Fanfare (on Anthology, Vol. 5)