This week: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms' Double Concerto; Clifford Curzon plays a Mozart Piano Concerto; and Leonard Bernstein conducts Mahler's 1st Symphony.
BRAHMS: Double Concerto in A minor, op.102 (played by the Vienna Philharmonic's first-chair players: Concertmaster Willi Boskovsky, violin; and Principal Cello Emanuel Brabec. Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts this live 1952 performance.) Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS-6554
PHILIPPE GAUBERT (1879-1941): Concert en fa (Concerto in F major for orchestra) (1932), written as a token of affection for composer/conductor Gaubert's own orchestra, the Paris Conservatoire. It's played here by the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Marc Soustrot conducting. (Timpani 1C1135)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488 (recorded live on Dec.26, 1963 by pianist Clifford Curzon and the BBC Northern Symphony, George Hurst conducting); CD released with a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM-303)
JANACEK: Sinfonietta (Jonathan Nott directs the Bamberg Symphony) Tudor 7135 (Super Audio CD)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D (Leonard Bernstein conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, live on October 9, 1987; issued as part of Radio Netherlands RCO-08005, Volume 5 of "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra--Live, The Radio Recordings 1980-1990," a 14-disc box set)