In 1940 a young Joseph Keilberth was recommended by Wilhelm Furtwängler to become the principal conductor of the Deutsches Philharmonisches Orchester of Prague. During his time there, during the most difficult of circumstances, he managed to keep the orchestra together and perform more than 400 concerts.
This release includes two fabulous performances of music by Reger - his 1914 Mozart Variations and Fugue and 1913 Four Tone Poems after Böcklin. There are also performances of music by Hugo Wolf, a composer Reger was closely associated with - his Italian Serenade, and a 1939 Leipzig radio recording of Der Rattenfänger. All are presented in remarkable sound quality in these new XR remasters by Andrew Rose.
PUCCINI PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 26 November, and for exactly one week, we mark the 97th anniversary of the death in 1924 of Giacomo Puccini, with a 10% discount on all our recordings of his music in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.