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He did not thrust himself into the limelight but put himself, with economical, clear gestures, entirely at the service of the music: amongst the conductors of his time, Karl Böhm epitomised the anti-star. In the summer of 1964 he delighted the Lucerne audience with a compellingly flowing and cantabile reading of Bruckner’s Seventh – of course at the helm of “his” Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he was also to perform a buoyant Hindemith concerto six years later.more

"Böhm gelingt es, mit einer fantastischen Truppe an Solisten der Wiener Philharmoniker [...] der spröd klassizistischen Partitur Witz und Leuchten, charmante Soli und ätherische Harfenklänge zu entlocken wie kein anderer." (Online Merker)

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​Between 1950 and 1980, he was one of the eminent conductors of international standing, and yet in the meantime he has somewhat faded into obscurity: Karl Böhm epitomised the anti-star amongst the great conductors of his time, emphatically at the service of music alone. Now available for the first time are two Lucerne concert recordings made with the Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he was closely associated for decades: Bruckner's Seventh Symphony alongside a buoyant Hindemith concerto (the latter recorded only once by Böhm).

An advocate for contemporary music in his youth, Böhm performed Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra (1949) in Lucerne in the summer of 1970. Cast in three movements, this work offers especially rewarding passages to the five-part concertino grouping and, via a quotation of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", refers to Hindemith's own silver wedding anniversary.

Alongside symphonic works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Strauss, Anton Bruckner's symphonies were also at the centre of Böhm's concert repertoire. Böhm's Bruckner interpretations possess a special aura, though he neither follows the pious, pathos-laden manner of Eugen Jochum, nor the solemn worldly style of Sergiu Celibidache, nor the austere and matter-of-fact interpretations of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. This is also demonstrated by the Lucerne concert recording of the Seventh Symphony, made in September 1964: Böhm never loses sight of the whole, but plays out every articulatory detail as notated, with almost scrupulous textual fidelity. He follows Bruckner's block-like editing technique without aggressively emphasising it. He does not evade the solemn monumentality of the music, but he also does not exaggerate it into a sense of false, violent pathos.

The 32-page booklet in three languages contains a portrait of the conductor by Uwe Schweikert alongside previously unpublished photos from the festival archives.

In cooperation with audite, LUCERNE FESTIVAL presents the "Historic Performances" series featuring outstanding concert recordings of artists who have shaped the festival throughout its history. The aim of this CD edition is to rediscover treasures - most of which have not previously been released - from the first six decades of the festival, which was founded in 1938 with a special gala concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini. These recordings have been made available by the archives of SRF Swiss Radio and Television, which has broadcast the Lucerne concerts from the outset. Painstakingly re-mastered and supplemented with photos and materials from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL archive, they represent a sonic history of the festival.

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Der neue Merker
Der neue Merker | 10.09.2021 | Dr. Ingobert Waltenberger | September 10, 2021 | source: https://onlineme... CD KARL BÖHM dirigiert HINDEMITH und BRUCKNER, Gastspiele der Wiener Philharmoniker beim LUCERNE FESTIVAL 1964 und 1970

Böhm gelingt es, mit einer fantastischen Truppe an Solisten der Wiener Philharmoniker [...] der spröd klassizistischen Partitur Witz und Leuchten, charmante Soli und ätherische Harfenklänge zu entlocken wie kein anderer. [...] Die Streicher der Wiener Philharmoniker sind wieder einmal eine Klasse für sich.Mehr lesen

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Böhm gelingt es, mit einer fantastischen Truppe an Solisten der Wiener Philharmoniker [...] der spröd klassizistischen Partitur Witz und Leuchten, charmante Soli und ätherische Harfenklänge zu entlocken wie kein anderer. [...] Die Streicher der Wiener Philharmoniker sind wieder einmal eine Klasse für sich.

www.pizzicato.lu | 07/09/2021 | Remy Franck | September 7, 2021 | source: https://www.pizz... Verschmitzt-verspielter Hindemith, sachlicher Bruckner

Diese CD mit Aufnahmen vom Lucerne Festival beginnt mit einer Rarität, dem äußerst beschwingt und quicklebendig gespielten Hindemith-Konzert fürMehr lesen

Diese CD mit Aufnahmen vom Lucerne Festival beginnt mit einer Rarität, dem äußerst beschwingt und quicklebendig gespielten Hindemith-Konzert für Bläser, Harfe und Orchester, das der damals 76-jährige Böhm 1970 in Luzern dirigierte. Sehr reizvoll ist, wie er die verspielte Verschmitztheit des Komponisten vortrefflich zum Ausdruck bringt.

Der Luzerner Mitschnitt der Siebten Symphonie Anton Bruckners stammt aus dem September 1964. Die Interpretation ist wesentlich spontaner und auch etwas gefühlvoller als die Studioaufnahme der Symphonie mit demselben Orchester, die 1977 für DG gemacht wurde.

Beeindruckend sind hier wie dort die Klarheit des Orchesterklangs und der komplexen motivischen Struktur. Insgesamt ist es eine wohl überlegte, sachliche und jedes Pathos vermeidende Interpretation.

This CD with recordings from the Lucerne Festival begins with a rarity, the extremely buoyant and lively Hindemith Concerto for Winds, Harp and Orchestra, conducted in Lucerne in 1970 by the then 76-year-old Böhm, exquisitely expressing the composer’s playful mischievousness. The Lucerne recording of Anton Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony dates from September 1964, and is considerably more spontaneous and also somewhat more soulful than the studio recording of the symphony with the same orchestra made for DG in 1977. Impressive here as there are the clarity of the orchestral sound as well as of the complex motivic structure. Overall, it is a thoughtful, matter-of-fact interpretation that avoids any pathos.
Diese CD mit Aufnahmen vom Lucerne Festival beginnt mit einer Rarität, dem äußerst beschwingt und quicklebendig gespielten Hindemith-Konzert für

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Karl Böhm conducts Hindemith & Bruckner
article number: 95.649
EAN barcode: 4022143956491
price group: BCB
release date: 3. September 2021
total time: 78 min.

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