23 December 2011




WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, act II
concert performance

tt 1.11.57

CAST:

Kirsten Flagstad (Isolde)
Eyvind Laholm (Tristan)
Enid Szantho (Brangane)
John Gurney (Rey Marke)
Daniel Harris (Kurwenal, Melot)

New York Philharmonic
JOHN BARBIROLLI
New York, Carnegie Hall, April 16, 1939


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20 December 2011

Cherubini Requiem + Mozart 35 - Carlo Maria Giulini




The first EMI studio recording by Giulini - never reissued on CD - and a live unpublished "Haffner" Symphony recorded in France (august 1959).


CHERUBINI

Requiem in do minore (49.40)

Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia
CARLO MARIA GIULINI

Emi Columbia Mono - Studio, 1952


MOZART

Symphony no. 35 in D Major K. 385 "Haffner" (17.57)

Nederland Chamber Orchestra
CARLO MARIA GIULINI

Live - Aix-en-Provence August 27, 1959


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8 December 2011

Franck 3


organized to fit on 3 cds

cd 1 72.40
cd 2 74.27
cd 3 74.54

(The 3rd archive contains the full score in pdf).

FRANCK
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

15 versions

Arthur De Greef
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Landon Ronald (1922) 14.31

Anderson Tyrer
British Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Boult (1923) 13.48

Walter Gieseking
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Henry Wood (october 31, 1932) 15.09

Alfred Cortot
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Landon Ronald (october 13, 1934) 14.27

Gerald Hengeveld
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Eduard Van Beinum (december 3, 1939) 14.43

Walter Gieseking
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Willem Mengelberg (october 31, 1940) 14.24

Myra Hess
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Basil Cameron (june 24, 1941) 15.31

Yves Nat
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Gaston Poulet (1941) 14.50

Géza Anda
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eduard Van Beinum (1943) 15.42

Robert Casadesus
San Francisco Symphony
Pierre Monteux (february 3, 1947) 13.58

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (1949) 15.24

Walter Gieseking
Philharmonia Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (june 7, 1951) 15.46

Jean Doyen
Orchestre Lamoureux
Jean Fournet (1953) 15.13

Walter Gieseking
Orchestre National de France
André Cluytens (1955) 14.46

Robert Casadesus
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della Rai
Kirill Kondrashin (march 6, 1960)


This selection includes all the surviving 4 recordings with Gieseking at the piano; you can also find alternative transfers and accurate descriptions of the 2 oldest recordings here:

De Greef

http://satyr78lp.blogspot.com/2010/10/arthur-de-greef-landon-ronald-franck.html

Tyrer (the pitch is a little different: dur. 14min instead of 13.48)

http://grumpyclassics.blogspot.com/2010/11/il-pleuvait-sur-peckham.html

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Franck 2


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Franck 1


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5 December 2011

Beethoven 2 - Beecham LSO (1926) & LPO (1936)





Two version of Beethoven 2 conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.
The older is more bizarre, quick and full of surprises: both are very enjoyable.
Direct transfers from 78rpm


BEETHOVEN
Symphony no. 2 op. 36

London Symphony Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio, 1926
Columbia 78rpm. Original issue numbers: L 1864; L 1865; L 1866; L 1867

London Philharmonic Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio - october 13, 1936
Columbia 78rpm. Original issue numbers: LX 586; LX 587; LX 588; LX 589


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