30 May 2012

Luftpause



Dear friends,
this is my first access after 5 weeks.
Personal troubles (health problems... not so terrible, but time demanding) added to web troubles. My mediafire account was blocked (why? Really I don't know).

So, be patient. I'll try to solve both :/ as soon as possible.
I'm a little tired, at the moment, but I hope to be here again in a month or two.

I miss you
An embrace
Guido




4 April 2012

Verdi - Requiem NYPO Cantelli (reup)





reupload


VERDI
Requiem

Herva Nelli (soprano)
Clara Mae Turner (contralto)
Richard Tucker (tenor)
Jerome Hines (bass)

Westminster Choir
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
GUIDO CANTELLI

(Live - New York, Carnegie Hall - february 6, 1955)

Flac + scans

MF


3 April 2012

Beethoven PC 3 & Brahms PC 1 - Firkusny, Cantelli (reup)




Reup:


BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto n. 3 in C minor, op. 37

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto n. 1 in D minor, op. 15

Rudolf Firkusny, piano
New York Philharmonic
GUIDO CANTELLI

Live recordings - march 13, 1955 & april 1, 1956

Another OOP As Disc, with scans - MF

2 April 2012

Schubert Unfinished & Great - Cantelli (reup)



Let's go with another reupload


Schubert
Symphony n. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
Symphony n. 9 in C major "The Great"

NBC Symphony Orchestra
GUIDO CANTELLI

Live - Carnegie Hall

Dec 27, 1953 (n. 9)
Jan 3, 1953 (n.8)

MF - Flac + Hi-res scans

1 April 2012

A complete NBC concert conducted by Cantelli (reup)




another reupload.

This is not a commercial CD: was sent on request to the subscribers of the "Concerto" series, a very interesting collection of historical live recordings realized by Hunt and Curcio... So it's very rare.
3 recordings published by other labels, but the source is clearly different.

Cantelli conducts Berlioz, Brahms and Roussel
December 15, 1951


MF - Flac - complete scans

30 March 2012

Shostakovich - Symphony no. 10 - Constantin Silvestri



The date is not indicated, but certainly the recording can be placed in the middle 50s, when Silvestri was Principal Conductor of the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (1953–1958); then he left his country...

So, we're talking about one of the first recordings ever made of this DSCH masterwork (his best symphonic achievement, IMHO).

As "fill up" I've included a 1953 Supraphon recording of the Symphony no. 27 by F.J. Haydn with the Prague Symphony Orchestra (F.O.K.).



Shostakovich
Symphony no. 10

Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI
Studio - Electrerecord - middle 50s


Haydn
Symphony no. 27 in G major

Prague Symphony Orchestra
CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI
Studio - Supraphon, 1953


MF - Flac

29 March 2012

Ernst von Dohnányi (reup)




A precious OOP compact reuploaded for who missed it.

Ernst von Dohnányi plays his most famous work (with Sir Adrian Boult on the podium) and Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the rare but very nice Suite For Orchestra op. 19 in four movements.
Recordings: 1956 & 1961

MF - Flac & scans

25 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 4 (and last)




To conclude this little "Spring cycle", here you can find the 1940 Sacre and other early recordings by the composer.


Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky (Recordings 1929-1940)

Petrushka (abridged by the composer)
The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1940

Piano Rag-music
Igor Stravinsky (Piano) - Recorded 1930

Rag-time For 11 Instruments
Aldar Racz, Charmy & Volant, Ginot, Juste, Lavaillotte, Godeau, Foveau, Dvemy, Tudesq, Movel - Recorded 1930

Pulcinella - Ballet With Song (after Pergolesi)
(Uncredited) Symphony Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1929

Le Sacre Du Printemps
The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1940


MF - Flac - with scans


24 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 3




Again a Sacre, this time conducted by Eduard van Beinum in the immediate postwar period. And 2 other important recordings realized by the dutch maestro in the middle 50s, taken from a LP Epic (LC 3274).


BELA BARTOK
Music for String, Percussion & Celesta (*)

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Chant du Rossignol (**)
Le Sacre du Printemps (***)

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
EDUARD VAN BEINUM

Recordings:
Studio, October 13-14, 1955 (*)
Studio, May 22-25, 1956  (**)
Studio, September 9-20, 1946 (***)

TT. 79.17

MF - Flac


NOTE: New Links added.


22 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 2




Another "improved" reupload ad another couple of "Rites":

the 50th Anniversary Sacre + a live performance in Boston (1957).

As you know, Pierre Monteux conducted in Paris (may 29, 1913) the 1st world performance of Le Sacre du Printemps.

Here the original radio broadcast of the 50th anniversary performance in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra and again Pierre Monteux on the podium. The composer himself attended to the concert and received an enormous ovation by the audience at the end (15 min applause).

Curiously never "officially" published until now (e.g. on BBC Legends), may be for some minor imperfections: but the historical value of this recording is extraordinary... so, don't miss it.


IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Sacre du Printemps

London Symphony Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX
London - Royal Albert Hall - may 29, 1963


IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Sacre du Printemps

Boston Symphony Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX
Boston Symphony Hall - Live, april 13, 1957


MF - Flac

21 March 2012

"Le post du printemps"



Igor Markevicht left us 2 studio & many live recordings of this "cheval de bataille". Here you can find 4 versions of The Rite recorded between 1952 and 1962.


And... merry spring to you all!


IGOR STRAVINSKY

Le Sacre du Printemps


RIAS Symphony Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Berlin - 1952

Wiener Philharmoniker
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Wien, Musikverein - April 6, 1952

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Prague, Smetana Hall - May 30, 1959
(Prague Spring International Music Festival)

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Warsaw - January 26, 1962

MF - Flac



20 March 2012

Mitropoulos conducts Wagner (reup)






I continue alternating new post & reuploads: so, here again the Götterdämmerung Act III conducted by Mitropoulos in NY.

A great Wagner evening.......
Live, october 30, 1955

MF - Flac & Scans

16 March 2012

More rare Stokowski



Another selection of rare Stoky directly from the Fifties...




MORTON GOULD
Dance Variations (21:13)
1 Chaconne - 2 Arabesques
3 Pas de Deux, "Tango" - 4 Tarantella
Arthur Wittemore & Jack Lowe, piano
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
November 22, 1953

GIANCARLO MENOTTI
Sebastian Suite (23:32)
I. Adagio - II. Barcarolle - III. Street Fight
IV. Cortege - V. Sebastian's Dance
VI. Dance of the Wounded Courtesan - VII. Pavane
NBC Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
September 28&30, 1954

GUENTHER RAPHAEL
Jabonah, Ballet Suite op. 66 (12:01)
Sinfonieorchester des Nordwestdeutschen Rundfunks
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
July 7, 1952

ALEXANDER BORODIN (arr. M. SARGENT)
Nocturne from String Quartet no. 2 (8:51)
Leopold Stokowsky Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
August 15-17, 1957

JOHANN STRAUSS II
"An der schönen blauen Donau" op.314 (9:20)
Leopold Stokowsky Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
February 1957


Flac - MF

15 March 2012

Mitropoulos plays & conducts Prokofiev, Bach, Krenek (reup)



Another reupload on MF


Mitropoulos was not only a wonderful conductor but a first rate pianist. Unfortunately he left us only a few recordings as a soloist.
This As Disc - saved just in time before his definitive bronzing :( as you'll se in the scans - includes three recordings:
the first (Prokofiev no. 3) is famous; not so much Bach and Krenek.

Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no. 3
NBC Symphony
16 dec 1945

Bach
Brandeburg Concerto no. 5
NBC Symphony
16 dec 1945

Krenek
Piano Concerto no. 3
New York Philharmonic
11 dec 1949

DIMITRI MITROPOULOS, piano & conductor

Flac & scans
Megaupload

Schneiderhan plays Beethoven



This time the comparison is between 2 performances of the same artist: the austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan (1915-2002). He recorded LVB op. 61 also with Furtwängler and Jochum, but this couple of "live" with SC in Rome and with HVK in Lucerne is less known.

I've added Coriolan & 7th Symphony conducted by Karajan in the same august 27, 1955 concert (the opening work was Bach's Orchestral Suite no. 2, but I don't know if the recording survives)



BEETHOVEN

Violin Concerto in D op. 61

Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE

Live - Roma - january 30, 1954



BEETHOVEN

Coriolan overture op. 62

Violin Concerto in D op. 61

Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Symphony no. 7 op. 92
Luzerner Festspiel-Orchester

HERBERT VON KARAJAN

Live - Luzern, Kunsthaus - august 27,1955

Flac - MF

13 March 2012

Barber conducts Barber (another "improved" reupload)



Again an "improved" upload.

Symphony no. 2  (Lp Everest instead of the old Decca - of course not in "stereo" as wrongly announced on the cover)  & rehearsals too are presented in a better source than in the previous post: and you'll find in the rar archive also the Medea Suite recorded in London by the composer 1 day before the Symphony.

Not my transfer: thanks to the dear alteroton62


SAMUEL BARBER

Symphony No. 2
New Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
London, Kingsway Hall - December 13, 1950

Medea Suite, Op. 23
1 Parodos
2 Choros: Medea and Jason
3 The Young Princess - Jason
4 Choros
5 Medea
6 Kantikos Agonias
7 Exodos
New Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
London, Kingsway Hall - December 12, 1950

Symphony no. 2 (rehearsals)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
Rehearsal for the april 6&7, 1951 performances


tt 76.50



11 March 2012

Monteux in Philadelphia (reupload)



This was a very popular post before MU eclipse...
So, for the newcomers, here it is again!

A live unpublished concert given by Pierre Monteux in Philadelphia (1960).
Radio broadcast with announcements.


Hindemith
Symphony "Mathis der Maler"

Schubert
Symphony no. 9 "The Great"

Philadelphia Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX

Flac
MF

Wolf - Lieder - Schwarzkopf, Furtwängler (pf) - Live 1953




The famous Salzburg recital given by E. Schwartzkopf accompanied by WF: an old Virtuoso CD out of print


HUGO WOLF
22 LIEDER

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Wilhelm Furtwangler, piano

Live Recording
Salzburg - August 18, 1953


With scans & details
MF

9 March 2012

Tchaikovsky 4 & Saint-Saens - Malko ("improved" reupload)





Another reupload, this time "improved":
I've added in the folder Saint-Saens PC 2 as "fill up".


Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 4

Philharmonia Orchestra
NICOLAI MALKO
EMI - Studio recording 1955


Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto no. 2 in G Minor
Andante Sostenuto
Allegro Scherzando
Presto

Victor Schioler, piano
Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
NICOLAI MALKO
HMV KALP I - Studio recording 1953


Flac as always
MF


Schoenberg, Webern, Hindemith NYPO Mitropoulos (reupload)



Reupload

With scans & infos

MF