• Willi Boskovsky’s complete Decca Recordings
• As conductor and “Concertmeister” of the Wiener Philharmoniker
• And as leader of the chamber ensembles he founded – the Wiener Oktett and the Boskovsky Quartet
• 50-CD + 2 DVD limited edition original jacket collection
• Includes several recordings on CD for the first time: Beethoven Septet in E flat major, a mono recording of Spohr’s Octet in E major, and Schubert’s Octet in F major
• Brand new remasters from original analogue tapes of all New Year’s Day concerts by Audio Archiving Company Ltd.
• 124pp booklet (English/German) includes new essay by Tully Potter and a works index
Includes 200 Waltzes by Strauss!! Boskovsky directed the Vienna New Year’s Day concert 25 times doing more to embed this tradition into our consciousness than any other conductor.
Includes the historic 1975 New Year’s Day concert which was the first time a record label had been invited to record the celebrations ‘live’.
Includes a piece of ‘digital recording’ history: the New Year’s Day Concert 1979 album was Decca’s first ever digital recording – in fact it was the first European commercial digital recording ever made. Decca made their own bespoke mixing desk for the purpose.
First release on CD of Boskovsky and the Wiener Oktett’srecording of Beethoven Septet and Spohr and Schubert Octets; and the first Decca CD release of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet with Walter Panhofer
Includes THE recording of Also sprach Zarathustra (Karajan conducting – used in Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey) Dvorak’s E flat “Slavonic” Quartet – The Boskovsky Quartet’s only recording on Decca; Octet (1948) by the Belgian composer Marcel Poot – the Wiener Oktett’sfirst commission; thrilling violin solos in Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (Krauss)
Classic recordings of Mozart Serenades, Divertimenti and complete Dances and Marches