The Boston Symphony Chamber Players: Complete RCA Album Collection

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It was inevitable that the Boston Symphony – hailed as “The Aristocrat of Orchestras” in the early ‘60s by RCA Victor, its long-time record company – would spin off an ensemble from its elite roster of principals. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players were duly launched in 1964 during the Austrian conductor Erich Leinsdorf’s music directorship. Starting that October, RCA Victor recorded them regularly in Symphony Hall until the orchestra changed labels at the end of decade. By then, ten LPs of chamber music had been issued in four critically acclaimed releases.

Sony Classical is now pleased to present all these recordings for the first time on album. The BSO’s ensemble of first-chair players is led here by its patrician concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, one of the finest American violinists of his generation as well as a highly regarded conductor and teacher. It also features such illustrious BSO principals as oboist Ralph Gomberg, flautist Doriot Anthony Dwyer, violist Burton Fine and cellist Jules Eskin, as well as two distinguished guest artists: Claude Frank and Richard Goode sharing honors in the works with piano. RCA Victor recorded these outstanding musicians in a wide spectrum of repertoire, and each LP release represented a judicious balance of classical and modern works, both European and American.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: August 26, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 19439946802


  • UPC: 194399468029


  • Label: Sony Music Entertaiment


  • Number of Discs: 10


  • Composer: Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Francis Poulenc, Franz Schubert, Anton Webern


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Boston Symphony Chamber Players



Works:


  1. Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  2. Quartet In F For Oboe And Strings, K. 370

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Ralph Gomberg, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  3. Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Claude Frank, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  4. Serenade in D Major, Op. 25

    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  5. Fantasia for String Trio

    Composer: Irving Fine

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  6. Vitebsk (Study on a Jewish Theme)

    Composer: Aaron Copland

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Claude Frank, Joseph Silverstein


  7. Woodwind Quintet

    Composer: Elliott Carter

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Gino Cioffi, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, James Stagliano, Ralph Gomberg


  8. Divertimento for Nine Instruments

    Composer: Walter Piston

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Georges Moleux, Sherman Walt, Jules Eskin, Gino Cioffi, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Ralph Gomberg, Burton Fine, Alfred Krips, Joseph Silverstein


  9. Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Claude Frank, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  10. Quintet In E-Flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Gino Cioffi, James Stagliano, Ralph Gomberg, Claude Frank


  11. Trio in E-Flat Major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: James Stagliano, Claude Frank, Joseph Silverstein


  12. String Trio No. 1 in D Major, D. 471

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  13. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

    Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Ralph Gomberg, Claude Frank


  14. Three Bagatelles for Oboe and Bassoon

    Composer: Alexei Haieff

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Ralph Gomberg


  15. Bachianas Brasilieiras No. 6: Aria - Fantasia

    Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Doriot Anthony Dwyer


  16. Variations for Four Drums and Viola

    Composer: Michael Colgrass

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Everett Firth, Burton Fine


  17. Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, Op. 114 "The Trout"

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Henry Portnoi, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein, Richard Goode


  18. Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Joseph Silverstein, Jules Eskin, Richard Goode


  19. Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn

    Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Gino Cioffi, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, James Stagliano, Ralph Gomberg, Richard Goode


  20. Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola and Piano, Op. 24

    Composer: Anton Webern

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Ralph Gomberg, Gino Cioffi, James Stagliano, Richard Goode, William Gibson, Armando Ghitalla, Joseph Silverstein, Burton Fine


  21. Nonet For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass

    Composer: Bohuslav Martinů

    Performer: Sherman Walt, Jules Eskin, Gino Cioffi, Henry Portnoi, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, James Stagliano, Ralph Gomberg, Burton Fine, Joseph Silverstein


  22. Duettino Concertante

    Composer: Ingolf Dahl

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Everett Firth


  23. Piano Trio in B-Flat Major D.898, Op. 99

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Jules Eskin, Joseph Silverstein, Claude Frank


  24. Pastorale For Oboe, Clarinet And Bassoon, Op. 147

    Composer: Darius Milhaud

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Ralph Gomberg, Gino Cioffi, Sherman Walt


  25. Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

    Composer: Paul Hindemith

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Ralph Gomberg, James Stagliano, Gino Cioffi, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Sherman Walt


  26. Nonet in F Major, Op. 31

    Composer: Louis Spohr

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players


  27. Concertino for Bassoon and String Trio

    Composer: Wilson Coker

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Performer: Sherman Walt


  28. Summer Music for Wind Quintet

    Composer: Samuel Barber

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players