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Wiener Festspielorchester

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English: Vienna Festival Orchestra A "pickup" orchestra which existed only for the purposes of ad-hoc recording, between the 1950s and 1960s, and associated with smaller, budget labels. Hans Swarowsky conducted for this and many similar, less than top-notch, orchestras whose identity is not always clear - and he also seems to have been credited for many recordings he did not conduct! It was common to practice "moonlighting", which involved collecting, on short notice, professional musicians from existing orchestras like the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), or the Wiener Opernorchester (Vienna State Opera Orchestra), plus a few free-lancers - when a recording was to be made for a budget label. Hence, the quality of playing and recordings varies - sometimes very good, sometimes, not so much. For example, the string sections often sound rather thin (perhaps owing to a shortage of players used, or sub-par recording conditions). Established labels and orchestras had reputations to maintain. > for the Chorus, please use Wiener Festspielchor > for the Chamber Orchestra, please use Kammerorchester Der Wiener Festspiele

        
Members
PortraitLili Kraus
p 1905-1986 HU
PortraitPeter Rybar
vn 1913-2002
Maria Eichbaum
p

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Concerto No. 5 In E Flat For Piano And Orchestra - "The Emperor"Ludwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Hans Swarowsky, Franz Konwitschny, Hans Kann2013Album
Six Complete MasterpiecesLudwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans Swarowsky2007Album
Neujahrskonzert - New Year's Concert / Concert Du Nouvel An - Die Highlights Aus WienWiener Festspielorchester, Herbert Böhmer2002Album
The Four SeasonsAntonio Vivaldi / Wiener Festspielorchester1996Album
Le Songe D'une Nuit D'été - Symphonie N°4 En La Majeur Op. 90Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans Swarowsky1996Album
Piano Concertos Vol. 1Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1995Album
Danses HongroisesJohannes Brahms / Wiener Festspielorchester, David Josefowitz1994Album
Johann Strauss WaltzesJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester, Fritz Kleiber1994Album
Strauss FavoritesJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef Krips1994Single
Danses HongroisesJohannes Brahms - Wiener Festspielorchester, David Josefowitz1994Album
Symphony In D MinorCésar Franck, Wiener Festspielorchester1994Album
Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 / Peer Gynt Suite No. 1Edvard Grieg / Alfred Schneeberger1993Album
Een Avond In Wenen Met Johann StraussJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester1993Album
ScheherezadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wiener Festspielorchester, Max Schönherr1993Album
Prelude To Die Meistersinger / Siegfried's Rhine Journey / Piano Concerto In A MinorRichard Wagner / Robert Schumann, Wiener Festspielorchester, Taylor Edwards1993Album
Symphonie Nr. 6 Und 8Franz Schubert, Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef Krips1993Album
ScheherezadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wiener Festspielorchester, Herbert Grossman1993Album
The Complete Piano Concerti (Concerto No. 9 In E-Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra K. 271 / Concerto No. 21 In C Major For Piano And Orchestra K. 467)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1993Album
Symphonie Nr. 7 / König Stephan OuvertüreLudwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester, Willem Van Otterloo1992Album
Piano Concerto No. 26 In D Major, K. 537, "Coronation"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Festspielorchester1991Album
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Le Cor Merveilleux De L'Enfant)Gustav Mahler - Maureen Forrester, Heinz Rehfuss, Wiener Festspielorchester dir. Felix Prohaska1991Album
Strauss-KonzertJohann Strauss Jr. Mit Josef Krips Und Dem Wiener Festspielorchester1991Single
Concerto No. 4 For Violin And Orchestra In D Major, K. 218 / Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In A Minor Opus 3 Number. 6Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi - Wiener Festspielorchester, Franz Litschauer1991Album
Sinfonie Nr 8 "Unvollendete"Franz Schubert, Josef Krips, Wiener Festspielorchester1989Album
Symphonie N°8 "Inachevée" - "Rosamunde" - Ouvertures"Dans Le Style Italien" "Alphonso Et Estrella" En Ut MineurFranz Schubert, Josef Krips, Wiener Festspielorchester, Igor Markevitch, Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Carl Bamberger, Orchestre De L'Association Des Concerts Pasdeloup1989Album
Mit Leib Und SeeleRoland Baumgartner, Wiener Festspielorchester1989Album
The Best Of BachJohann Sebastian Bach, Wiener Festspielorchester, Carl Michalski1988Album
Piano Concertos Vol. IIIWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Stephen Simon, Wiener Festspielorchester1987Album
Piano Concertos Vol. IVWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Stephen Simon, Wiener Festspielorchester1987Album
Symphony No. 5 In E MinorPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducter: Anton Nanut1986Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Vivian Rivkin, Wiener Festspielorchester, Herbert Grossman1984Album
Pierre Et Le Loup / La Symphonie Des JouetsSergei Prokofiev / Joseph Haydn, Claude Dauphin, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans Swarowsky1980Album
Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K.488 • Piano Concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K.491Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1978Album
Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, K.466 / Piano Concerto No.21 In C Major, K.467Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Stephen Simon / Wiener Festspielorchester1978Album
El Lago De Los Cisnes / La Bella DurmientePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Wiener Festspielorchester Dirigida Por Hans Hagen1975Compil.
The Complete Piano Concerti Concerto No. 1 in F Major For Piano and Orchestra K.37, Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major For Piano and Orchestra K.595Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1973Album
Concerto No. 5 In D Major For Piano And Orchestre, K.175 / Concerto No. 24 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra, K.491Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1973Album
Concerto No. 11 In F Major For Piano And Orchestre, K.413 / Concerto No. 20 In D Minor For Piano And Orchestra, K.466Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1973Album
Symphony No. 8 And Symphony No. 2Gustav Mahler / Wiener Festspielorchester, Dimitri Mitropoulos / Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Klemperer1973Compil.
The Complete Piano ConcertiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen Simon1973Compil.
Symphony No. 1 In D Major (Titan)Gustav Mahler, Wiener Festspielorchester, Willem Van Otterloo1970Album
Symphonie Nr.2 In D-dur, Op. 43Jean Sibelius, Wiener Festspielorchester • Leitung: Christian Voechting1970Album
Concerto De Piano No. 5 En Mi Bémol Majeur «L'Empereur» ILudwig van Beethoven, Vlado Perlemuter, Wiener Festspielorchester, Christian Voechting1970Album
Faust ExcerptsCharles Gounod, Leopold Simoneau - Heinz Rehfuss, Pierrette Alarie - Liliane Berton, Wiener Staatsopernchor And Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco Rivoli1968Album
Ouvertüren Zu "Leichte Cavallerie", "Ein Morgen, Ein Mittag, Ein Abend In Wien" / "Dichter Und Bauer" Und "Boccaccio"Franz von Suppé, Wiener Festspielorchester1968Album
Lyric Suite, Op. 54Edvard Grieg, Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco Rivoli1968Single
Concerto Per Pianoforte E Orchestra In la Minore, Op. 16 / Concerto Per Pianoforte E Orchestra In la Minore, Op. 54Edvard Grieg / Robert Schumann, Maria Eichbaum, Wiener Festspielorchester Diretta Da Karl Jungeblodt1967Album
Peer GyntEdvard Grieg, Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco Rivoli1966Single
Violin ConcertoPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Pierre-Michel Le Conte, Tibor Varga, Aldo Parisot1966Album
Emperor Concerto - Moonlight SonataLudwig van Beethoven / Vlado Perlemuter / Philippe Entremont / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Christian Voechting1966Album
Symphony Of A Thousand (Symphony No. 8 In E Flat Major)Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting Soloists, Choirs and Wiener Festspielorchester / Gustav Mahler1966Album
Sinfonie In H-Moll (Unvollndete) / Fünfte Sinfonie In C-Moll Op.67Franz Schubert / Ludwig van Beethoven - Wiener Festspielorchester1966Compil.
Magnificat / Cantata No 57 "Selig Ist Der Mann"Johann Sebastian Bach, Wiener Staatsopernchor And Wiener Festspielorchester, Jean-Marie Auberson1966Album
Piano Concertos Vol. IIWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Stephen Simon, Wiener Festspielorchester1966Album
Peer GyntEdvard Grieg - Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco Rivoli1966Single
Wilhelm Tell: Ouvertüre Und Arie "Selva Opaca"Gioacchino Rossini, Wiener Festspielorchester, Pierre-Michel Le Conte1966Single
Beethoven OverturesLudwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef Krips1966Album
Symphony No. 22 In E Flat, "Der Philosoph" / Symphony No.26 In D Minor, "Lamentatione"/ Overture To "L'isola Disbitata"/ Overture To "Orlando Paladino"Joseph Haydn, Wiener Festspielorchester, Antonio Janigro1965Album
La Boutique Fantaque & RossinianaGioacchino Rossini - Ottorino Respighi / Wiener Festspielorchester, Antonio Janigro1965Album
Peer Gynt - Suites No. 1 And 2 / 4 Norwegian DancesEdvard Grieg / Wiener Festspielorchester . - Gianfranco Rivoli1964Album
Symphonie N°1Johannes Brahms - Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef Krips1964Album
SheherazadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Wiener Festspielorchester, Willem Van Otterloo1963Album
Peer Gynt - Suite N° 1Edvard Grieg, Wiener Festspielorchester, Kurt Schwartz1963Single
Hungarian DancesJohannes Brahms - Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Oscar Steibelt1963Single
A Strauss ConcertJosef Krips Conducting Wiener Festspielorchester1963Album
Nutcracker Suite & Swan LakePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester1962Single
Violin Concerto In E-Minor, Op. 64Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Peter Rybar, Wiener Festspielorchester1962Album
Nutcracker Suite & Swan Lake (Waltzes)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester1962Single
Festival De Musique FrançaiseClaude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, Wiener Festspielorchester, Max Schönherr, Eric Bauer, Hans Swarowsky1962Album
Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major, Opus 58 (Orchestral Accompaniments)Ludwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester, Franz Litschauer1961Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Vivian Rivkin, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Herbert Grossman1959Album
Symphony No. 9 In C Major (The Great)Franz Schubert, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans Swarowsky1959Album
The Best In BalletWiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Herbert Grossman1959Album
1812 Overture • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 • Rakózcy MarchPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Franz Liszt / Hector Berlioz / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Victor Desarzens1959Album
William Tell Overture / Light Cavalry Overture / Fra Diavolo Overture / Fledermaus OvertureGioacchino Rossini, Franz von Suppé, Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, Johann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Kurt Herbert Adler1959Compil.
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Minor, Opus 64 (Orchestral Accompaniment)Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wiener Festspielorchester, Franz Litschauer1959Album
Swan Lake Suite / Nutcracker SuitePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester, Herbert Grossman1959Album
Symphony No 5 in C Minor, Op. 67Ludwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Kurt Herbert Adler1959Album
Concerto No. 5 In E Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra ("The Emperor"), Op. 73 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 In C Sharp MinorLudwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans Swarowsky With Hans Kann1959Album
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Nutcracker SuitePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester, Herbert Grossman1959Album
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Wiener Festspielorchester1959Album
Incidental Music To "Rosamunde" - The Moldau - Overture To "The Bartered Bride"Franz Schubert / Bedřich Smetana / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans Swarowsky1958Album
Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat Major (K364) / Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, "The Rhenish"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Walter Schneiderhan (Violin) and Paul Angerer (Viola) with Wiener Festspielorchester conducted by Franz Litschauer / Robert Schumann / Hans Swarowsky1958Compil.
Les Sylphides - Ballet Suite / Piano Concerto No. 2 In F MinorFrédéric Chopin / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans Swarowsky With Carmen Vitos1958Album
Symphony In D MinorCésar Franck, Wiener Festspielorchester under the direction of Hans Swarowsky1958Album
SheherazadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Max Schönherr1957Album
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 In Es-durLudwig van Beethoven, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans Swarowsky, Hans Kann1955Album
William Tell: Overture And Aria << Selva Opaca >>Gioacchino Rossini, Wiener Festspielorchester, Pierre-Michel Le ConteSingle
Six Complete MasterpiecesWiener Festspielorchester / Dirigent: Hans SwarowskyAlbum
Concerto No.26 In D Major For Piano And Orchestra K.537 "Coronation" / Concerto No.27 In B-Flat Major For Piano And Orchestra K.595Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lili Kraus, Wiener Festspielorchester, Stephen SimonAlbum
Peer Gynt - Suite No. 1Edvard Grieg / Wiener Festspielorchester / Dirigent: Anton PaulikSingle
Concert de l'Orchestre du Festival de VienneWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Symphonie N°8 En Si Mineur << Inachevée>> / Symphonie N°6 En Ut MajeurFranz Schubert, Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef KripsAlbum
Original Johann Strauss WaltzesJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans-Jürgen WaltherAlbum
Concerto De Violon No 1 En Sol Mineur / Rondo Pour Violon Et Orchestre En La MajeurMax Bruch, Franz Schubert, Tibor Varga, Igor Ozim, Wiener Festspielorchester, Jean-Marie Auberson, Moshe AtzmonAlbum
Carmen Suite No. 1 / Espana / Polovtsian DancesGeorges Bizet / Alexander Borodin / Emmanuel Chabrier / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Philip VernalAlbum
Faust Version de ConcertCharles Gounod, Pierrette Alarie, Leopold Simoneau, Heinz Rehfuss, Liliane Berton, Paul Bicos, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco RivoliAlbum
Peer Gynt - Suiten 1 Und 2 / 4 Norwegische TänzeEdvard Grieg, Wiener Festspielorchester, Gianfranco RivoliAlbum
Violin Concerto In E Minor Op.64, Hebrides Overture Op.26Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Peter Rybar - Violin / Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Victor DesarzensAlbum
Human EnterpriseWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Danze Ungheresi N. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6Wiener Festspielorchester Direttore: David Josefowitz / Johannes BrahmsSingle
An Der Schönen Blaue Donau / Wein, Weib Und GesangWiener FestspielorchesterSingle
Waltzes And PolkasJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester, Gerd HeidgerAlbum
Concerto De ViolonPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Jean-Marie Auberson, Tibor VargaAlbum
Rhenish Symphony / Les SylphidesRobert Schumann / Frédéric Chopin, Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Hans SwarowskyAlbum
Piano Concerto In D MajorJoseph Haydn, Wiener Festspielorchester, Franz LitschauerAlbum
Glorious AdventuresEltao, Wiener Festspielorchester, Roland BaumgartnerAlbum
Musical Stories Plus Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker SuiteNorman Rose, Algernon Black, Sally Sweetland, David Pfeffer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky And The Wiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Kurt GraunkeCompil.
Der Schwanensee. Ballett Op. 20Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans SwarowskyAlbum
FaustCharles Gounod - Wiener Festspielorchester, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Gianfranco Rivoli, Pierrette Alarie, Leopold SimoneauAlbum
Violin Concerto No 1 / Kol NidreiMax Bruch, Tibor Varga, Aurora Natola, Wiener Festspielorchester, Jean-Marie Auberson, Heinz WallbergAlbum
Symphonische Tänze Op. 64 / Lyrische Suite Op. 54Edvard Grieg, Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
3 Waltzes / Suite From The Ballet "The Nutcracker" (Op.71A)Johann Strauss Jr. / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Natural CyclesWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Struggle for ExistenceWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Unearthly DelightsWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
l'Oeuvre de Piano de MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lili Kraus, Willi Boskovsky, Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
ScheherazadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wiener Festspielorchester, Willem Van OtterlooAlbum
A Treasury Of Symphonic ClassicsWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Concerto No. 5 In E Flat For Piano And Orchestra - "The Emperor" / Hungarian Rhapsody No 2Ludwig van Beethoven, Hans Kann, Franz Liszt, Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Sommernachtstraum / Schwanensee-BalletFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wiener Festspielorchester, Hans SwarowskyAlbum
Your Favorite WaltzesWiener Festspielorchester Conducted By Otto Alexander LangerCompil.
Strauss WaltzesJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener Festspielorchester, Josef Leo GruberAlbum
Wings of LoveWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Passion And SalvationWiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Eine Kleine NachtmusikWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Festspielorchester, David JosefowitzSingle
ScheherazadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Strauss Favorites In High FidelityJohann Strauss Jr., Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
Rondo Fantastico (Amadeo 2000)Wiener FestspielorchesterAlbum
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