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Greatest Conductors - Limited Edition

David Breidenthal bassoon | Daniel Barenboim piano | Evgeny Kissin piano | Julian Rachlin violin | Vadim Repin violin | Yefim Bronfman piano | Chen Reiss soprano | Okka von der Damerau mezzo-soprano | Rundfunkchor Berlin | Coro del Festival Verdi | Philharmonia Chor Wien | Béjart Ballet Lausanne | The Tokyo Ballet | Katsuya Kokoyana shakuhachi | Kinshi Tsuruta biwa | Marcus Roberts Trio | Anne-Sophie Mutter violin | Martha Argerich piano | Christine Schäfer soprano | Sylvia McNair soprano | Jard van Nes alto solo | Florence Quivar alto | Frank Peter Zimmermann violin | Isabelle Faust violin | Emanuel Ax piano | Ernst Senff Chor | Tölzer Knabenchor | Mikhail Rudy piano | Emmanuel Pahud flute | Vadim Repin violin | Nina Stemme soprano | Andreas Ottensamer clarinet | Dale Clevenger horn | Stefan Dohr horn | Ignacio Garcia horn | Georg Schreckenberger horn
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Berliner Philharmoniker; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Wiener Philharmoniker; Saito Kinen Orchestra; West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama

Franz Liszt described the art of conducting as less than a task to be in evidence but rather a feat in disappearing behind the function itself. Conductors are pilots, not servants. Looking back at the past two centuries, we have been blessed with the talent of several outstanding conductors, who did not only guide their orchestras but also their listeners through beloved opuses in search of the perfect sound.


Mariss Jansons. Bernard Haitink. Seiji Ozawa. Zubin Mehta. Claudio Abbado. Daniel Barenboim.


They have led some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In their dedication to finding the perfect sound, they have pushed expressive possibilities to the extreme and broke new ground; whether it was artistically or stylistically by challenging old-established traditions and wearing white turtlenecks instead of a tuxedo on stage.


EuroArts’ conductors retrospective series highlights the careers of these lauded conductors with a selection of concerts illustrating the heights of creative work. All previously released elegant deluxe hardcover books are now available in an exclusive limited box edition, topped off with a previously unreleased edition dedicated to Daniel Barenboim.


CLAUDIO ABBADO (7 DVDs, 662 mins)

  1. Hearing the Silence (Documentary 2003)
  2. Claudio Abbado conducts Verdi (2000)
  3. Messa da Requiem (2001)
  4. Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9 (2000 & 2001)
  5. Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2004)
  6. Mahler and Beethoven at Lucerne Festival (2004)
  7. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6 (2007)



  1. Daniel Barenboim conducts Berliner Philharmoniker at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (1998)
  2. Knowledge is the Beginning (Documentary 2005)


BERNARD HAITINK (7 DVDs, 730 mins)

  1. It Comes My Way – Portrait (2019)
  2. Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1993, 1994)
  3. Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1991)
  4. Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 (1991, 1992)
  5. Europakonzert 1993 from London
  6. Europakonzert 1999 from Krakow
  7. Easter Concert 2015 from Baden-Baden


MARISS JANSONS  (6 DVDs, 603 mins)

  1. Waldbühne 1994 – A Night of Dances & Rhapsodies
  2. The Berliner Philharmoniker in Tokyo (2000)
  3. Europakonzert from Istanbul 2001
  4. Waldbühne 2002 – World Encores
  5. Salzburg Festival 2002
  6. Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus


SEIJI OZAWA (5 DVDs, 505 mins)

  1. From Alte Oper Frankfurt 1989
  2. Waldbühne 1993 – A Russian Night
  3. Waldbühne 2003 – A Gershwin Night
  4. Karajan Memorial Concert 2008
  5. At Matsumoto Festival 2015 & 2016


Zubin Mehta (7 DVDs, 826 mins)

  1. Zubin Mehta conducts Bartók, Dvořák and Mozart in Los Angeles 1977
  2. Waldbühne 1997 – St. Petersburg Night
  3. Gran Gala di Verdi
  4. 75th Anniversary Concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 2011
  5. Falstaff from Salzburg Festival 2013
  6. The Ninth Symphony – Choreography by Maurice Béjart
  7. Farewell Concert 2019

J. S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 for solo violin, BWV 1001 (Presto); Partita for Solo Violin No.2 in D minor, BWV1004; Brandenburg Concertos

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz116; Dvořák: Concert Overture “Carnival”, Op.92, Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88, Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op.46, No.8, Slavonic Dances, Op 72, No 2 in E minor for piano for four hands

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61; Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”; Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80; Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, On Schiller’s Ode to Joy; Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Bizet: Farandole from “L’Arlésienne”

Borodin: Polovtsian Dance No. 17

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5; Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Chapí: Overture from “La revoltosa”

Chausson: Poème, Op. 25

Chopin: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, op. 21; Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88; Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 7 in C major

Elgar: Wild Bears

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Gardel/Williams: Por una cabeza

Gershwin: An American in Paris; Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; Strike Up the Band; I Got Rhythm

Glinka: Overture from “Ruslan and Ludmila”

Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise/Mit dem Paukenschlag)

Khachaturian: Sabre Dance

Kim: Elegy

Koncz: Hungarian Fantasy on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Kreisler: Tambourin chinois

Lincke: Berliner Luft

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125; Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”; Symphonic Poem No. 3 “Les Préludes”

Lumbye: Champagne Galop

Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 7; Adagio for Symphony No. 10; Symphony No. 9 in D major; Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Mascagani: Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”

Massenet: Aragonaise & Navarraise, from “Le Cid”

Moniuszko: Mazurka from “Halka

Mozart: Concerto for Flute, D Major, KV. 314; Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major KV. 216; Exsultate, jubilate KV 165 & Et incarnatus est from "Great Mass”; Divertimento in D major, KV 136; Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B flat major, KV.191; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14

Mussorgsky: Prelude from “Khovanshchina”, Gopak from “The Fair at Sorochintsi“

Paganini: Il carnevale di Venezia

Prokofiev: Death of Tybalt from “Romeo and Juliet”

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36; Flight of the Bumblebee, Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Roberts: Cole After Midnight

Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

Schubert / Liszt: Wanderer-Fantasie

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B major, D. 485

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, op 38; Concert Piece for four Horns and Orchestra in F major Op. 86

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Sibelius: Valse triste

Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut: Overture

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird: Infernal Dance of Kashchei – Lullaby – Finale

J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Overture; Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka; Radetzky-Marsch; Maskenfest-Quadrille

R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes; Don Juan

Suppé: Leichte Kavallerie: Overture

Takemitsu: "November Steps”

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette”; The Nutcracker Suite; Overture “1812”, Op. 49; Serenade for Strings: Valse; Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”; Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, Waltz from “The Swan Lake”

Toyama: Dance of the Celestials

Verdi: excerpts from Nabucco, Jérusalem, Il corsaro, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, La forza del destino, Don Carlos, Aida, Otello, Falstaff, Messa da Requiem, Nabucco; Falstaff

Wagner: Prelude to Act III from “Lohengrin”; Wesendonck-Lieder; Ride of the Valkyrie

von Weber: Overture to Oberon; Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Wieniawski: Polonaise

Ziehrer: Wiener Bürger

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