Back in the days when i was a young collector these rehearsal tapes were very hard to find. i remember a store in Manhattan where you walked in and if you went to the back and asked nicely you could buy all kinds of EJS, MRF, OASI and other home-made discs and these Walkure rehearsals were among them. I never got them during my mis-spent youth and I am so glad to see that you have now pulled them out of your bag of tricks. Superb choice, Guido, as is everything in this wonderful place. (I'm still enjoying that NYP Eroica)
Thank you, very interesting. Wonderful blog !
@ ProgressSempre benvenuto!Yum yum, what a good store in Manhattan. But yes, it's impossible to buy everything! But now we have the W.W.W.! Hurray! Eh! Eh! Eh! (evil laugh)
What we have here is the most amazing Wagner conducting ever. Rose Bampton has no business with Wagner, that's for sure, but Toscanini's insight into this music is second to none.He never conducted Rheingold but the last three Ring operas as well as his Tristan and Parsifal are severely missed indeed.Your upload is also most complete and best sounding I've ever seen. Is there any information about the circumstances of these recordings or the state of the original tapes?Many thanks for all these treasures.
Hi, Wagnerite. During a period of research in the early 90s I was in contact with many collectors, musicologists, and above all descendants of Toscanini and Cantelli. So you can understand, ahem. "Unfortunately" I promised not to disclose some private recordings.... but this is not part of them ;-)))
Thank you Guido for your comment.I for one cannot understand why the archive is being kept sectret after so many years :(((
I've tried four times to download part 4http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1WTLXTJEbut each time it stalls after only 40K.Can you fix this, please?Thanks for your site!
Hi Tag, I've cheched part 4 and works fine...Anyway now you can try also with Fileserve (links are interchangeable)
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