Musik - Sprache der Welt - Orchestral Recordings Vol. I [1953-1956] Various Artists
Fricsay | Jochum | Sanderling | Böhm | Markevitch | Lehmann | Furtwängler
EAC rip [not mine] | Ape, IMG + CUE, NO Logs | Full 300 dpi scans | 10 CDs | 2.4 GB | 5% Rec.Rec.
Label: DGG | Cat. No. 474 980-2 | Released 2004
"In February 1954, as part of a promotional campaign, DG produced a now legendary 10-inch LP titled Musik ... Sprache der Welt (Music - the Universal Language), that presented selections of its then current recordings. That LP, now a rare collector's item, consisted of extracts of works by the great composers.Each selection had a brief spoken introduction and was intended as a marketing tool for salesmen, to give - as Deutsche Grammophon wrote - "An impression of the breath and quality of our repertoire, a kind of calendar in sound". By reviving the title.... they developed this series to re-create the flavour and the spirit of those times. This 10-CD set of chronologically-ordered orchestral works - from Haydn to Bruckner - features familiar iconic recordings."