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
78 rpm set Telefunken SK 3832/35
(recording 1942-1943)

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

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

MU - Flac


Guido said...


robin said...

I didn't know how else to reach you:

I especially thank you for the big Tosca issue; the Tebaldi, Prandelli Verdi Requiem and the Bechi, Valletti, Gati Il Barbieri.

What a feast! Thank you.

Is there any chance you have or know where to get this:

Giordano: Andrea Chenier (excerpts)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Silveri/Barbieri
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala
Victor de Sabata

with deep gratitude,


Guido said...

@ Hi Robin. I've answered you in the De Sabata post

Neal said...

Thank you very much for this!

If you are interested, I recently worked on a compilation of 78 era Keilberth, including this same Schumann 4th, but have not yet posted it on my blog or anywhere else. I had some misgivings about some off-center sides that I could not correct on the setup used, but the sound I feel is much better, imho, aside from that issue. I haven't hunted down discographic info, but there's also the following:
Mozart Symphony No. 30 in D, K. 302
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Reger Boecklin Suite (from a French 78 copy, I previously have posted it from an American Capitol 45 rpm copy)

Hope you enjoy!

Best wishes,

Neal (http://nealshistorical.wordpress.com/)

Guido said...

Thanks a lot, Neal!!!