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Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor Op 68 — The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Charles Mackerras, Conductor

Alternate sleeve:Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor Op 68

Checkmate C 76001 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Recorded: Musichalle, Hamburg

Side 1

  • Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
  • Andante sostenuto

Side 2

  • Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  • Adagio Pic Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

Checkmate was a mid-priced classical label introduced by Elektra. Discs were a US dollar more expensive than Nonesuch and this allowed the label to record material rather than only licensing tapes from Europe.

It was distinguished by stylish pen-and-ink drawn cover images and recordings were mastered at half speed using Dolby noise-reduction. The label catch-phrase was 'Records worthy of a King's ransom'.


Haydn: Symphonies 100 & 103 — Orchestra of London: Leslie Jones conductor

Alternate sleeve:Haydn: Symphonies 100 & 103

Checkmate C 76002 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Recorded: Walthamstow Town Hall, London

Side 1: Symphony 100 in G major "Military"

  • Adagio - Allegro
  • Allegretto
  • Minuet & Trio: Moderato
  • Presto

Side 2: Symphony 103 in G-flat major "Drum Roll"

  • Adagio - Allegro con Spirito
  • Andante piú tosto Allegretto
  • Minuet & Trio
  • Allegro con Spirito

Beethoven: Symphony in E flat major, Op 55 'Eroica' — The South German Philharmonic Orchestra: Karl Ristenpart, Conductor

Checkmate C 76003 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Side 1

  • Allegro Con Brio
  • Marcia Funebre Adagio Assai (Beginning)

Side 2

  • Marcia Funebre Adagio Assai (Conclusion)
  • Scherzo Allegro Vivace
  • Finale Allegro Motto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor Op. 36 — The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Charles Mackerras, Conductor

Alternate sleeve:Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4  in F Minor Op. 36

Checkmate C 76004 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Side 1

  • Andante Sostenuto - Moderato Con Anima
  • Andantino In Modo Di Canzona

Side 2

  • Scherzo - Allegro
  • Finale - Allegro Con Fuoco

Schubert; Symphony No 1 in D Major / Symphony No 2 in B Flat Major — The South German Philharmonic Orchestra: Karl Ristenpart, Conductor

Alternate sleeve:Schubert; Symphony No 1 in D Major / Symphony No 2 in B Flat Major

Checkmate C 76005 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Side 1: Symphony no 1 in D Major D82

  • Adagio - Allegro vivace
  • Andante
  • Minuetto Allegro
  • Allegro vivache

Side 2: Symphony no 2 in B Flat Major D125

  • Largo
  • Andante
  • Minuetto Allegro vivace
  • Presto vivace

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88 — The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Charles Mackerras, Conductor

Alternate sleeve:Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88

Checkmate C 76006 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Recorded: Musichalle, Hamburg

Side 1

  • Allegro con Brio
  • Adagio

Side 2

  • Allegretto Graziozo
  • Allegro ma non Troppo

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major — The South German Philharmonic Orchestra: Karl Ristenpart, Conductor

Checkmate C 76007 (Stereo)

Released: 1967

Side 1

  • Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
  • Allegretto

Side 2

  • Presto
  • Allegro Con Brio

Haydn: Symphonies 101 & 104 — Orchestra of London: Leslie Jones conductor

Checkmate C 76008 (Stereo)

Released: 1967


Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathetique' — The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Charles Mackerras, Conductor

Checkmate C 76009 (Stereo)

Released: 1967


Wagner: Siegfried Idyll / Brahms: Serenade No. 2 — The South German Philharmonic Orchestra: Karl Ristenpart, Conductor

Alternate sleeve:Wagner: Siegfried Idyll / Brahms: Serenade No. 2

Checkmate C 76010 (Stereo)

Released: 1968

Side 1 Siegfried Idyll

  • Siegfried Idyll

Side 2: Serenade Number 2 in A Major

  • Allegro Moderato
  • Scherzo. Vivace
  • Adagio non troppo
  • Quasi Menuetto
  • Rondo Allegro