LA Phil Centenary Edition (Limited Deluxe Box Set)

Model: 4836100

SKU: 379680 Product ID: 906266

Format ‐ 32CD + 3DVD

Genre ‐ Classical

Release Date ‐ 05/04/19

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    Limited Deluxe Box Set!

    Celebrating a legendary label-orchestra partnership and 100 years of musical excellence, Deutsche Grammophon marks the Centenary of the LA Philharmonic with a limited edition 32CD+3DVD set assembled with input from Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel!

    Listening to this set from beginning to end, you can hear the history of the orchestra unfold and its artistic personality take shape. More often than not, that personality is a reflection of the enviable list of conducting greats who have served as music director: Otto Klemperer delivered intensity and drama; Carlo Maria Giulini illuminated the orchestra's soul; Esa-Pekka Salonen brought modernity and adventure with him to Los Angeles; and Gustavo Dudamel brought performances of deep authenticity and electric conviction.

    The recordings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic's early history stand out for their rarity, the later ones for their increasing ambition. From founder William Andrews Clark, Jr.'s belief that a young city like Los Angeles deserved an orchestra in the tradition of the great European ensembles, to the heyday of émigrés and exiles reinventing Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s, to the mainstreaming of modern music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the LA Phil's trajectory has always been to make change its constant, embracing what Gustavo Dudamel called a "tradition of the new".

    "If what an orchestra plays matters as much as how it plays, a strong case can be made that the Los Angeles Philharmonic... is the most important orchestra in the country" - The New York Times, following a tour to New York to Adams's magnum opus The Gospel According to the Other Mary


    32 CD + 3 DVD Limited Edition, curated with Gustavo Dudamel, celebrating 100 years of musical excellence
    Featuring great recordings by the orchestra's music directors from Otto Klemperer to Carlo Maria Giulini to Esa-Pekka Salonen to Gustavo Dudamel, and including Leonard Bernstein's only DG recording with the orchestra
    Includes 2 CDs of previously unreleased historic live recordings and archival surprises from Eduard van Beinum, Igor Stravinsky, Eugene Goossens, and soloist Arthur Rubinstein
    Includes recordings by Alfred Wallenstein NEW TO CD and the Grammy-award winning Brahms 4 by Dudamel previously only available digitally on its first CD release
    DVD performances include live recordings of Gustavo Dudamel's inaugural concert in 2009 and two later concerts (2010 and 2012) featuring Juan Diego Flórez and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Original cover art
    120-page booklet (E/G) with an introduction by Gustavo Dudamel, a retrospective on the LA Phil's remarkable first century, a note on the development of the orchestra's artistic personality through the repertoire choices of its conductors, and rare photos from the archives of the LA Phil


    Primary Format - Music - CD


    Label - Deutsche Grammophon

    Music Genre - Classical

    Music Genre Primary - Classical


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