23 December 2011




WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, act II
concert performance

tt 1.11.57

CAST:

Kirsten Flagstad (Isolde)
Eyvind Laholm (Tristan)
Enid Szantho (Brangane)
John Gurney (Rey Marke)
Daniel Harris (Kurwenal, Melot)

New York Philharmonic
JOHN BARBIROLLI
New York, Carnegie Hall, April 16, 1939


FLAC - Mu

20 December 2011

Cherubini Requiem + Mozart 35 - Carlo Maria Giulini




The first EMI studio recording by Giulini - never reissued on CD - and a live unpublished "Haffner" Symphony recorded in France (august 1959).


CHERUBINI

Requiem in do minore (49.40)

Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia
CARLO MARIA GIULINI

Emi Columbia Mono - Studio, 1952


MOZART

Symphony no. 35 in D Major K. 385 "Haffner" (17.57)

Nederland Chamber Orchestra
CARLO MARIA GIULINI

Live - Aix-en-Provence August 27, 1959


MU - Flac


8 December 2011

Franck 3


organized to fit on 3 cds

cd 1 72.40
cd 2 74.27
cd 3 74.54

(The 3rd archive contains the full score in pdf).

FRANCK
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

15 versions

Arthur De Greef
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Landon Ronald (1922) 14.31

Anderson Tyrer
British Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Boult (1923) 13.48

Walter Gieseking
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Henry Wood (october 31, 1932) 15.09

Alfred Cortot
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Landon Ronald (october 13, 1934) 14.27

Gerald Hengeveld
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Eduard Van Beinum (december 3, 1939) 14.43

Walter Gieseking
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Willem Mengelberg (october 31, 1940) 14.24

Myra Hess
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Basil Cameron (june 24, 1941) 15.31

Yves Nat
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Gaston Poulet (1941) 14.50

Géza Anda
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eduard Van Beinum (1943) 15.42

Robert Casadesus
San Francisco Symphony
Pierre Monteux (february 3, 1947) 13.58

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (1949) 15.24

Walter Gieseking
Philharmonia Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (june 7, 1951) 15.46

Jean Doyen
Orchestre Lamoureux
Jean Fournet (1953) 15.13

Walter Gieseking
Orchestre National de France
André Cluytens (1955) 14.46

Robert Casadesus
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della Rai
Kirill Kondrashin (march 6, 1960)


This selection includes all the surviving 4 recordings with Gieseking at the piano; you can also find alternative transfers and accurate descriptions of the 2 oldest recordings here:

De Greef

http://satyr78lp.blogspot.com/2010/10/arthur-de-greef-landon-ronald-franck.html

Tyrer (the pitch is a little different: dur. 14min instead of 13.48)

http://grumpyclassics.blogspot.com/2010/11/il-pleuvait-sur-peckham.html

MU - Flac

Franck 2


Mu - Flac

Franck 1


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5 December 2011

Beethoven 2 - Beecham LSO (1926) & LPO (1936)





Two version of Beethoven 2 conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.
The older is more bizarre, quick and full of surprises: both are very enjoyable.
Direct transfers from 78rpm


BEETHOVEN
Symphony no. 2 op. 36

London Symphony Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio, 1926
Columbia 78rpm. Original issue numbers: L 1864; L 1865; L 1866; L 1867

London Philharmonic Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio - october 13, 1936
Columbia 78rpm. Original issue numbers: LX 586; LX 587; LX 588; LX 589


MU - Flac

30 November 2011

Rare Toscanini 027 - Salzburg 37 & NY 1945



This fragment from Salzburg Festival is one of the rarest Toscanini documents posted until now.  A shortwave broadcast carefully restored by me, with a lot of work. Pant! Pant! Puf! Puf!

Not only, but the Strauss - in my opinion - is a MUST in the entire history of the recorded music.

Then, his last NYPO concert: again, AT at his best.


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Good news for lovers of acoustic period sopranos!

Birth of a new blog:

http://www.leonagy.blogspot.com/

Hi Leo, good luck :)





28 November 2011

Cherubini Requiem + Franck - Vittorio Gui



2 rare Vittorio Gui recordings:
very interesting, above all, his Franck orchestration.



CHERUBINI

"Requiem in do minore per coro e orchestra in occasione dell'anniversario della morte del Re Luigi XVI"
Maestro del coro: Nino Antonellini
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della RAI
VITTORIO GUI
Roma, february 13, 1960.


FRANCK (orch. GUI)
Preludio, Aria e Finale

Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
VITTORIO GUI

Fonit Cetra 78rpm BB25177/8/9 (June 21, 1946)


FLAC - Mu

24 November 2011

The first DSCH 5 by Lenny





Early Leonard Bernstein: live 1945, on the podium of the NYPO. Sea Drift by John Alden Carpenter and Shostakovich Symphony no. 5. - With broadcast announcements.

Did you know these recordings? ;)

Plus a fragment from Mendelssohn 3rd & the famous 1947 studio version of "An American in Paris"

NOTE: according to the NYPO archives Carpenter is conducted by Rodzinsky (see in the comment section)


Flac - MU

21 November 2011

Lalo, Berlioz - Jean Martinon



Two rare LPs (the second is a 10 inch) joined to form a "virtual CD":


EDOUARD LALO
Namouna Suites 1 & 2

Namouna Suite No. 1 (24')
I. Prelude
II. Serenade
III. Theme varie
IV. Parade de foire
V. Fete foraine

Namouna Suite No. 2 (15')
I. Danse marocaine
II. Mazurka
III. La Sieste
IV. Pas de Cymbales
V. Presto

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Martinon
(Decca - Studio, 1956)


HECTOR BERLIOZ
Les Troyens - orchestral excerpts

Prelude
Act II - Ballet Music
Act IV - Chasse Royale et Orage (Royal Hunt and Storm)
Act I - Marche Troyenne (Trojan March)

Lamoureux Orchestra
Jean Martinon
(MGM RECORDS - MGM E-127, 10 INCH 33 1/3 RPM. Studio, 1951)


Flac - MU

16 November 2011

Mahler - Symphony no. 1 - London Philharmonic, Adrian Boult (1958)



Terrible cover, but very good (and incredibly neglected!) performance & recording.


MAHLER
Symphony no. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

Studio - Walthamstow Town Hall, London (1958)
LP Everest 3005

MU - Flac


Note:
I have received complaints about some posts for copyright problems:
Probably relate to U.S. laws, since I never intended to provide recordings with less than fifty years. Also in Europe, recently, the expiration period of rights will be soon extended, but the measure should not have retroactive value (until 1960, 61 or 62 = free).
In any case the posts were removed.

14 November 2011

Couperin, Bizet, Saint-Saens - Casadesus NYPO Rodzinski



A "French concert" conducted by Rodzinski in New York.
La Sultane (Overture and Allegro) is presented in the re-orchestration by Darius Milhaud.

Live Recordings - 1944

MU - Flac & Scans

11 November 2011

Bruckner - Mass n. 3 - Celibidache (1958)



Bruckner Mass n. 3 in F major

Suzanne Danco (soprano)
Marga Höffgen (contralto)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)
Frederick Guthrie (bass)

(M.o del coro Nino Antonellini)
Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE

Roma - march 15, 1958 - Live recording


MU - Flac

9 November 2011

Schumann Symphonies 1&4 + Piano Concerto - Keilberth




Really, really special readings of Schumann 1&4 by the young Keilberth.
Fresh, impetuous, full of life and energy.


Robert Schumann

Symphony no. 1 in B flat major op. 38 "Spring" (27:30)
Deutsches Philharmonisches Orchester Prag
JOSEPH KEILBERTH
78 rpm set Telefunken SK 3832/35
(recording 1942-1943)

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (24:34)
Deutsches Philharmonisches Orchester Prag
JOSEPH KEILBERTH
78 rpm set Telefunken SK 3255/57
(recording 1942)

Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54 (31:25)
Annie Fischer, piano
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
JOSEPH KEILBERTH
(april 28, 1958 - sometimes indicated 1961)

MU - Flac

6 November 2011

Strauss - Burleske - 4 versions



RICHARD STRAUSS

(4) Burleske for Piano & Orchestra in D minor


Cor De Groot, piano
Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra
Eduard Flipse (1944)

Claudio Arrau, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Désiré Defauw (april 13, 1946)

Fabienne Jacquinot, piano
Philharmonia Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari (1952)

Jakob Gimpel, piano
NDR Symphony Orchestra
Karl Böhm (october 29, 1956)


MU - Flac

5 November 2011

RT 026 - The Red Cross Concert 1944 - NYPO & NBC - Arturo Toscanini





Hi friends!

I spent ten days WWWW (Without WWW): problems, problems and problems again with my ç@%/ò# Internet provider.

Well, everything (I hope) finally resolved.

Meanwhile I've ripped some cds and prepared some uploads...
Here the first.




THE RED CROSS CONCERT 1944


WAGNER

Tannhäuser, Overture
Siegfried's Rhine Journey (horn: Albert Stagliano)
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod
Ride Of The Valkyries

intermission: speech of the NY Mayor, Fiorello La Guardia

VERDI

Rigoletto, Act III

Gilda........ Zinka Milanov
Maddalena.... Nan Merriman
The Duke..... Jan Peerce
Rigoletto.... Leonard Warren
Sparafucile.. Nicola Moscona

Hymn of the Nations
Jan Peerce, tenor


SOUSA
Stars And Stripes Forever

All City High School Chorus
(Peter Wilhousky, choirmaster)
NBC Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI
NY, Madison Square Garden - May 25, 1944


Bonus:

Hymn of the Nations
Jan Peerce, tenor
NBC Symphony Orchestra
ARTURO TOSCANINI

NBC, Studio 8H - December 8 & 20, 1943

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Mozart - Requiem - Golovanov



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18 October 2011

Golovanov conducts Wagner



WAGNER
Rienzi, Overture
Der Fliegende Holländer, Overture
Parsifal, Prelude & Good Friday music
Tannhäuser, overture
Tristan, Prelude & Liebestod

URSS RTV SO
NIKOLAI GOLOVANOV
Recordings 1948-51


MU - Flac & Scans

16 October 2011

Ansermet - A complete concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra



Ansermet conducts Bartok - Stravinsky - Franck BSO 1956

Bartok: Music for strings, percussion and celesta
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Franck: Symphony in D

Boston Symphony Orchestra
ERNEST ANSERMET

January 6, 1956 live recording

tt 1.32.48


bonus:

BARTOK Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta

Los Angeles Chamber Symphony
HAROLD BYRNS, conductor

FIRST STUDIO RECORDING
Capitol LP 10" L8048

Recorded in 1949


An unpublished complete concert by Ernest Ansermet with the BSO, recorded in the mid fifties. The program includes a performance of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion an Celesta...

So, as "bonus", the 1st world studio recording of this XX Century masterpiece: The Los Angeles Chamber Symphony is conducted by the german-american Harold Byrns - born Hans Bernstein - (Hannover 1903 - Berlin 1977).


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Ibert conducts Ibert + Escales cond. Rodzinski & Stokowski



JACQUES IBERT

Les Amours de Jupiter, ballet

Escales
I. Palermo
II. Tunis - Nefta
III. Valencia


Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris
JACQUES IBERT
Studio - Mono, 1954 (LP Capitol 18004)


+ Escales

New York Philharmonic
ARTUR RODZINSKI
Columbia 78rpm Set MX 263 - Recorded in 1945

&

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Paris, Live - May 12, 1958 (*)



(*) The following day - of course with the same orchestra - Stokowski made his famous studio recording published many times in LP & CD:
(mono) Capitol P 8463 *33; Capitol SP 8463 *33; Angel S 60102 *33; EMI SXLP 30263 *33; Toshiba SLC 49 *33; (mono) Toshiba 2LC49 *33; EMI 5 65422 2 *CD+; Toshiba TOCE 8854 *CD; EMI 5 75481 2 *CD+


Note:

Just a few minutes before the upload I've found a good transfer of the same Ibert recordings on vinylfatigue blog:

http://vinylfatigue.blogspot.com/2010/06/ibert-conducts-ibert-escales-and-les.html

but since my LP seems in better conditions I offer this alternative "remastering"-


MU - Flac

15 October 2011

Prokofiev PC 3 & Bartok PC 3 - Katchen, Ansermet




The best Bartok recording by Ansermet I've heard until now.
Plus a good - but not extraordinary - Prok 3.


Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no. 3

Bartok
Piano Concerto no. 3

Julius Katchen, piano
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
ERNEST ANSERMET

recording: 1953
LP Decca LXT2894

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in the folder you'll find a little request about an Ansermet recording...
Heeelp me, please... :)

11 October 2011

Rare Toscanini 025 - More NYPO recordings



(with broadcast announcements)

WEBER
Die Freischütz, overture

VERDI
Aida: Ritorna Vincitor!
(Dusolina Giannini, soprano)

SAINT-SAENS
Danse Macabre

DEBUSSY
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

GOLDMARK
Rustic Wedding Symphony - III mov (Serenade)

WAGNER
Lohengrin: Prelude Act III

New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI
Live - March 1, 1936


BEETHOVEN
Symphony no. 5 in C minor op. 67

New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI
Live - NY, Carnegie Hall - March 6, 1931


The complete concert given by AT on march 1, 1936: very short, because Dusolina Giannini sang part of the program accompanied at the piano by Edwin McArthur.
So, in addiction I've included a Beethoven 5th recorded in 1931 (live).

MU
Flac

10 October 2011

Beecham - All Mozart Concert (1947)




A rare (unpublished, I think) All Mozart Concert with Beecham's second wife at the piano + broadcast announcements and brief intros to each work by Sir Thomas.

Btw, The RPO gave his first concert in 1946 (sept 15).
So, one of the oldest documents of STB on the podium of his latest "creature".


MOZART

The Magic Flute, overture
Divertimento in D Major K. 131
Piano Concerto n. 19 in F Major K. 459 (*)
Le Nozze di Figaro, overture

Betty Humby Beecham, piano (*)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
April 28, 1947

+ Beecham - collected interviews & speeches

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8 October 2011

Beecham conducts Brahms



BRAHMS

Symphony n. 2, op. 73
Schicksalslied, op. 54
Akademische Festouvertüre op. 80

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM

recordings: 1956 - 1959

MU - Flac & Scans



And - if you have not already done - take a look to the new blog created by NVC in august... Hurray!

http://carloskleiber.blogspot.com

Rare Toscanini 024 - Beethoven 8 & 9 - NYPO, Toscanini




Here a complete NYPO concert given by Toscanini at the Carnegie Hall: march 8, 1936 - with broadcast announcements.
Plus a rare 8th with the BBC SO and Adrian Boult, HMV 1932, directly taken from a 78' set. Nice, nice material.

MU - Flac


And.... thanks for the 250.000 visits ;-)

30 September 2011

Pictures at an Exhibition - Dorati & Reiner



How many orchestral versions of "Pictures at an Exhibition" do you have in your collection?
The answer is "Too many", I suppose :)

But here you can find 2 very rare recordings - never on CD (?) - by two great virtuoso conductors (and orchestras).

Dorati: studio recording on Philips (1953);
Reiner: live broadcast - NY (1960)


MU - Flac

29 August 2011

Schumann - Symphonies 3 & 4 - Bruno Walter


Schumann

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat major, Opus 97 (“Rhenish”)
New York Philharmonic
BRUNO WALTER

February 4, 1941; Liederkranz Hall


Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120
London Symphony Orchestra
BRUNO WALTER

April 26, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

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29 July 2011

Gershwin plays and conducts Gershwin



Gershwin plays Rhapsody in blue, 3 Preludes, 2nd Rhapsody,
a piano solo extract from Rhapsody in blue and conducts An American in Paris.

recordings: 1927 - 1931

Flac & scans
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Dear friends,
and now a break... the blog will return fully active in september.
Have a good, sunny, happy august !!!
















27 July 2011

Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Mozart



MOZART

Eine kleine Nachtmusik K. 525
with Vienna Philharmonic (12.05.1940)

Symphony no. 39 K. 543
with Berlin State Opera (01.10.1929)

Symphony no. 40 K. 550
with Vienna Philharmonic (09.11.1941)

HANS KNAPPERTSBUSCH



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24 July 2011

Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Karajan





STRAVINSKY
Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio

Arnoldo Foa' (narrator)
Nicolai Gedda (Edipo)
Magda Laszlo (Giocasta)
Mario Petri (Creonte)
Aldo Bertocci (Un pastore)
Nestore Catalani (Un corriere)

Orchestra e Coro di Roma della RAI
Herbert von Karajan

recording - Roma, 20 december 1952


BRUCKNER
Te Deum in C major, for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ, WAB 45

Rita Streich (Soprano)
Dagmar Hermann (Contralto)
Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Hans Braun (Bass)

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Wiener Symphoniker
Herbert von Karajan

recording - Perugia, Basilica di San Pietro - 29 september 1952
VII Sagra Musicale Umbra


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23 July 2011

Brahms 1 & Kalinnikov 1 - Scherchen


Johannes BRAHMS - Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.68 *
Vassily KALINNIKOV - Symphony No.1 in G minor

Vienna State Opera Orchestra *
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Hermann Scherchen

Recorded 1951
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0211 [79.52]

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22 July 2011

Mozart - Requiem - Horenstein





Recorded in the 200th anniversary of W.A.M. birth.


MOZART
Requiem K.626

Wilma Lipp, Elisabeth Höngen
Murray Dickie, Ludwig Weber

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Orchestra Vienna Pro Musica
JASCHA HORENSTEIN

Studio - Mono - 10-13 February 1956 (Vox)

FLAC
MU

Rare Toscanini 023 - The first recordings



Note: please discard the cover included in the rar archive and use this one (for details read FEM message in the comment section)




ARTURO TOSCANINI
The first recordings

Not taken from the Rca included in the Toscanini Collection (vol 71 - harsh remastering, unfortunately) but from other sources, including a La Scala celebrative issue, a Symposium CD and some original 78rpm.

Here the sound is more soft, natural and enjoable (if you've the Rca, you can compare). The Finale from Beethoven 5 is presented in two alternative sources.

In appendix a true rarity: the first recording ever made by the New York Philharmonic.

In 1911, after Mahler's death, the Philharmonic appointed Josef Stransky as his replacement. Stransky led the orchestra until 1923 (from 1922 in cohabitation with his successor Willem Mengelberg): and he made the first recording with the orchestra in 1917. Mahler scholar Henry-Louis de La Grange has described J. Stransky as a "conscientious but uninspiring" leader, who allowed the high performing levels achieved by Mahler to fall.

Anyway, only 6 years after Mahler's death, something still remains in the sound of the Philharmonic? Impossible to say, but a fascinating question.




ARTURO TOSCANINI
ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1920-1921


Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
ARTURO TOSCANINI


bonus:

Beethoven Symphony 5 (Andante)
New York Philharmonic
JOSEPH STRANSKY
Studio - january 24, 1917

FLAC
MU

19 July 2011

Charpentier & Monteverdi - Nadia Boulanger



Ah, Mademoiselle...

M.A. CHARPENTIER
Médeé, selection

MONTEVERDI
Madrigali

Hor che'l ciel e la terra
Lamento d'Arianna (exc.)
Zefiro torna
Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben (Book 7)
Chiome d'oro (Book 7)
Il Ballo delle ingrate (exc.)
Lamento della Ninfa (Book 8)
Ecco mormorar l’onde (Book 2)
Recording date: 1937

Flac
MU

18 July 2011

Dvorak Cello Concerto (Rose) and Franck Symphony NYPO Rodzinski



Another couple of classic NYPO - Rodzinski live recordings (1945), with the young Leonard Rose as soloist in Dvorak.

Flac & scans
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17 July 2011

Rare Toscanini 022: Complete NYPO Concert feb 2, 1936 + Brahms Violin Concerto (NYPO, Heifetz - 1935)



Robert Casadesus (Brahms) - Toscanini- NYPO

Complete concert 2 feb 1936

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2
Brahms: Piano concerto No.2 op. 83 (*)

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture op. 62
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 op. 60

Robert Casadesus, piano (*)
New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI

Live - New York - February 2, 1936

-----------------------------

+ Brahms Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 (37:32)
Violin : Jascha Heifetz
Recording Date & Place : February 24, 1935 Carnegie Hall
New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI


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MU

14 July 2011

Rare Toscanini 021: Aida and Un ballo in maschera rehearsals




The Rare AT project restarts with
rehearsals for Aida (1949) and Un ballo in maschera (1954).
In appendix the only Bellini recording by Toscanini: Introduction and Druid's Chorus from Norma (December 2,1945).

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13 July 2011

Brahms - Symphony no. 3 - Kindler and Beecham



Here a very interesting couple of rare Brahms 3.

Now almost forgotten, The (Dutch-born) American cellist and conductor Hans Kindler (1892-1949) was the principal cellist in Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra; he gave recitals with Rachmaninov and Ravel, concerts with Monteux and Furtwängler: later, became a conductor.
In 1931 he had formed the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and in 1940 they began to record. The major fruits were the third symphonies of Brahms and Tchaikovsky; but they recorded also shorter works and lighter repertoire.

Then, you can listen for the only surviving Brahms 3 conducted by Beecham (just 2 weeks after Toscanini's death): Sir Thomas was a "champion" of the Second, but he conducted only a few times 1 and 3, and never the Fourth!

Both versions are imaginative, vivid and energetic (listen to STB shouting!):
fast tempos and very flexible, unpredictable phrasing.

I don't know if these versions are on CD.
Kindle is taken from a 78rpm set; Beecham from a radio broadcast.
Two "outsiders", of course, in an enormous discography full of great readings...
But I suggest you to try :-)

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2 July 2011

Hermann Scherchen conducts Bartok (with Edith Farnadi, piano)



Another rare Hermann Scherchen CD

Bartok:
Piano Concertos no. 2&3 with the hungarian pianist Edith Farnadi (1921-73) - not Fernadi as reported on the cover - plus Music for strings, percussion & celesta. Recording dates: 1953 and 1954.

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29 June 2011

Hermann Scherchen conducts Berg, Schoenberg and Webern




4 very rare recordings by Hermann Scherchen (1958-59),
from an OOP Stradivarius CD published in the late 80s.


BERG
Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and Winds
Wolfgang Marschner (violin)
Paul Jacobs (piano)
Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra
HERMANN SCHERCHEN
rec. march 2, 1959

SCHOENBERG
Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E, Op. 9
Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra
HERMANN SCHERCHEN
rec. march 2, 1959

Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
Köln Radio Chorus
HERMANN SCHERCHEN
rec. june 26, 1958

WEBERN
Passacaglia, Op. 1
Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra
HERMANN SCHERCHEN
rec. june 26, 1958

Stradivarius STR 10023 (1989)
not my rip

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22 June 2011

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies 4&5 NYPO Rodzinski (1946, 1945)



A sort of "answer" to the Tchaikovsky 4-5-6 (with the Royal Philharmonic) recently published on classicalcollections...

http://classicalcollections.blogspot.com/2011/06/rodzinski-conducts-tchaikovsky.html


Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 4 (NY, jan 13, 1946)
Symphony no. 5 (NY, oct 28, 1945)

New York Philharmonic
ARTUR RODZINSKI

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