Robin non-member

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$84.64 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by M + L.

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition

Rafael Kubelik , Ludwig van Beethoven , Antonin Dvorak , Robert Alexander Schumann , Gustav Mahler , Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra , Berliner Philharmoniker , The Cleveland Orchestra , Israel Philharmonic Orchestra , Orchestre de Paris , Boston Symphony Orchestra , Wiener Philharmoniker , Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks , Helen Donath , Wies aw Ochman , Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks , Edith Mathis , Norma Procter , Elsie Morison , Rudolf Koeckert Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Price: $89.38 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Aug. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Frequently Bought Together

Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition + Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition (Limited Edition)
Price for both: $182.79

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Performer: Helen Donath, Wies aw Ochman, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Edith Mathis, Norma Procter, et al.
  • Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, The Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, et al.
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Robert Alexander Schumann, Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (June 24, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 23
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00IZ11XA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,568 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

CD 1 63:24
Symphony No. 1 in C major op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36

CD 2 79:17
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 55 Eroica
Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93

CD 3 80:45
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major op. 60
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 Pastoral

CD 4 75:44
Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

CD 5 69:57
Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 Choral

CD 6 78:12
Symphony No. 1 in B flat major op. 38 Spring
Symphony No. 2 in C major op. 61

CD 7 75:16
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 97 Rhenish
Symphony No. 4 in D minor op. 120

CD 8 71:06
Symphony No. 1 in C minor The Bells of Zlonice
Symphony No. 4 in D minor op. 13

CD 9 71:33
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major op. 4

CD 10 79:57
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 10
Symphony No. 5 in F major op. 76

CD 11 58:27
Symphony No. 6 in D major op. 60

CD 12 73:41
Symphony No. 7 in D minor op. 70

CD 13 70:33
Carnival Overture op. 92
The Wood Dove op. 110
Symphony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 From the New World

CD 14 50:00
Symphony No. 1 Titan

CD 15 76:24
Symphony No. 2 Resurrection

CD 16 71:37
Symphony No. 3

CD 17 46:07
Symphony No. 10

CD 18 51:50
Symphony No. 4

CD 19 68:15
Symphony No. 5

CD 20 74:16
Symphony No. 6

CD 21 72:45
Symphony No. 7

CD 22 74:24
Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand

CD 23 77:19
Symphony No. 9

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Beethoven. Therefore five stars each for the symphonies of Schumann and Dvorak, four stars for Mahler, and
three for the LVBs-regrettable because Kubelik recorded some better Beethoven elsewhere #s
2 and 6 with Audite, 4 with Audite and especially Meteor. I still find #s 3,5,7 and 9
deficient in brio and intensity. Best in this set are his #1 with the London PO #2 with the RCOA (though the Van Beinum RCOA is even better I think), #4 with the Israel PO (better than his Audite version but not his scarce Meteor_. I do prefer the Audite #6 to
his Orchestre de Paris DG version. Perhaps the idea of different orchestras for each symphony backfired.

Kubelik recorded two Schumann Cycles, one with the Berlin PO/DG and the other with
his Bavarian RSO/Sony. Both are excellent especially in #s 1,3 and 4. However, his BPO
#2 is a desert isle version, brimming with fervor and poetry-the extra mile c.f. the fine
BRSO version. It holds a place among his greatest discs ever and I haven't a better one

The Dvorak cycle misses a Czech Orchestra, but Kubelik also carries Bohemia with him
(// the Hell carrying Satan in Paradise Lost). RK also redeems much of #s 1-5 and
holds his own in the final four. No one conductor dominates a Dvorak set ( my favorites
are Talich, Ancerl in #s 6,8,and9, Szell in #s 7-9, Sejna in #s 5-7. Dohnanyi/Cleveland
and Vaclav Neumann

The Kubelik Mahler cycle was one on the first. He also recorded a second cycle live
on Audite, most of which I haven't heard. It is also home turf, characterized by
lighter textures and speedier tempi than the norm. The slow, tragic music is conducted
convincingly, e.g in #s 2,3, 6 and 9.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category