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


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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An unpublished complete concert by Ernest Ansermet with the BSO, recorded in the mid fifties.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"-


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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).

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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

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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.

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