Monday, July 06, 2009

Anne-Sophie Mutter's Top Ten Record List

It is a nice list. I think Previn is her husband, which may explain why he is on it three times. But the Bruckner, Ella, Korngold are all wonderful, and the La Boheme is a guilty pleasure of mine. My mind tells me it is schmalz--but I love it anyway.


Anton Bruckner

Symphonies
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
DGG

Ella Fitzgerald

The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
Verve

Erich Korngold

The Sea Hawk
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Captain Blood
The Prince and the Pauper
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn
DGG

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 21 in C major, K 467
Clara Haskil

André Previn

A Streetcar Named Desire
(Complete)
Fleming · Futral · Gilfry · Griffey · Forst · Lord · Gayer · San Francisco Opera Orchestra
André Previn
DGG

André Previn

Honey and Rue
Text by Toni Morrison
Kathleen Battle
Orchestra of St. Luke's
André Previn
DGG

André Previn

Live at the Jazz Standard
With David Fink
Decca

Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
DGG

Josef Strauss

Delirien Walzer, Sphärenklänge, Kaiserwalzer
Wiener Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Decca

Sergey Rachmaninov

Piano Concertos No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1 and No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Krystian Zimerman
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa
DGG

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Flashback: I was working in a bookstore in college and someone came by and asked if we wanted free tickets for Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl. The seats were in the very back, in the trees, and she was microscopic on the stage. When she started singing, though, it was as if we had the best seats in the house, soundwise. Both the venue and the performer.

pabrams said...

How can anyone omit or overlook the passionate and enduring movie scores of the prolific film composer, Alfred Newman. One only has to listen to his music for Anastasia, Song of Bernadette and Diary of Anne Frank to realize the depth of genius he brought to his scores. I defy anyone to watch those movies and not have a tear rolling down their cheek as his evocative music works its magic. Now, that's a gift.