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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8 June 2011

Schönberg - Verklärte Nacht, Kammersymphonie n. 1 - Horenstein




SCHOENBERG
Verklärte Nacht op. 4
Chamber Symphony No. 1 Op. 9

Symphony Orchestra of the SWDR Baden-Baden
JASCHA HORENSTEIN

Recording 1957 - Vox (Stereo)
from LP Turnabout TV 34263

Not particularly famous, but in my opinion Horenstein at his best.
This record deserves wider audience :-)

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4 June 2011

Richard Strauss conducts and plays Richard Strauss - the first recordings






Richard Strauss Conducts Richard Strauss


Don Juan, Op. 20
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Cond. RICHARD STRAUSS

5 Lieder, Op. 15, TrV 148: No. 5. Heimkehr
6 Lieder, Op. 37, TrV 187: No. 2. Ich liebe dich
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 1. Ruhe meine Seele
8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141 (excerpts)
No. 1. Zueignung
No. 3. Die Nacht
6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 3. Das Geheimnis
6 Lieder aus Lotosblatter, Op. 19, TrV 152: No. 2. Breit uber mein Haupt
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4. Morgen
Piano RICHARD STRAUSS

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227 (excerpts)
Augmented Tivoli Orchestra
Cond. RICHARD STRAUSS

Recordings: 1917 - 1926

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