Up Close: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic recommend - Paul Blüml
This playlist contains some recordings with which I not only associate special memories and moments, but which have also contributed to shaping my own idea of sound.Read more…
I would like to start my playlist with the “Gipsy Baron” conducted by Carlos Kleiber. In this year’s “Beethoven year” – celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven – I am adding the first movement of Beethoven’s “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” No. 4 as well as two movements of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”.
Along with the overture „La forza del destino“ by Guiseppe Verdi and the second movement of Tchaikowsky’s Symphony No. 5, my playlists also includes the second movement of Brahms's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. These pieces embody the exceptional sound of the Vienna Philharmonic particularly well.
For the next part of the playlist, I included two pieces I associate with personal events. The first time I've listened to the Vienna Philharmonic live they played Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. The recording of Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi was recorded while I was playing my first subscription concert with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Another highlight I can recommend is the collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic and Fritz Wunderlich. His authenticity and his vocal perfection at the same time are an inspiration in every possible way. After a short interlude of Strauss’s “Capriccio” you will hear a wonderful aria from “Rusalka” by Antonin Dvořák.
As a conclusion of this playlist I can recommend „Brennende Liebe, Polka Mazur“ by Josef Strauss.
– Paul Blüml