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Fried-Gershwin
Birthday party honouring Maurice Ravel in New York City, March 8, 1928. From left: Oskar Fried, Éva Gauthier, Ravel at piano; Manoah Leide-Tedesco; and George Gershwin.

Oskar Fried - Legendary Conductor of the 20th Century

Peter Tchaikovsky • Symphony No. 6 in b minor op.74 »Pathetique«
Camille Saint-Saëns • Danse Macabre op.40
Georges Bizet • Prelude Act I from »Carmen« • Vorspiel zum 1. Akt aus »Carmen«
Richard Wagner • Spinning Song from »The Flying Dutchman« • Spinnerchor aus »Der Fliegende Holländer«
Carl Maria von Weber • Chorus of Foresters • Jägerchor aus »Der Freischu╠łtz«
Leo Délibes • Ballet Suite from »Sylvia« • Balletsuite aus »Sylvia«

Oskar Fried; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Chorus & Orchestra;
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; British Symphony Orchestra


Re-mastered from original 78rpm shellac records

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Oskar Fried was certainly one of the most interesting conductor personalities of the past century.
Born in 1871 in Berlin, the son of a Jewish businessman, he showed early musical equipment and learned piano, violin and horn. Coming from a humble background, he earned his first pocket money as a member of Berlin amateur orchestras and his first living as a circus clown, stable boy, and dog trainer before committing composition with Ivan Knorr (1891-92), at the Hoch Conservatory and Engelbert Humperdinck as a private student in Frankfurt studied what he could finance as a member of the Frankfurt Opera House Orchestra.
As a member of Mahler’s inner circle of young conductors–with Willem Mengelberg, Bruno Walter, and Otto Klemperer–Oskar Fried enjoyed eminent credentials, though he failed to secure a permanent post in which to exploit and to market his huge talents.
His were the first inscriptions of several of the works on this album: The sheer power of the performances shines through each of them.