17 March 2011
Victor De Sabata - Live in Salzburg (august 1, 1953)
Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani
Berlioz: Il Carnevale Romano
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Ravel: La Valse
VICTOR DE SABATA
Salzburg Festival - August 1, 1953
One of the last concerts given by De Sabata (he died in december 1967, but his retirement is dated 1953: then he conducted again only twice more, once in a HMV studio recording of Verdi's Requiem - June 1954 - and at Toscanini's memorial service; funeral march from Beethoven's Eroica at La Scala followed by Verdi's Requiem in Milan Cathedral, 1957).
The audio quality is certainly not superb; better, anyway, than in the previous Nuova Era remastering published in the late 80s.
NOTE: In the comment section you can find a link kindly provided by adbm:
Sibelius: En Saga - LPO - Victor De Sabata (1946 recording)