30 May 2012

Luftpause



Dear friends,
this is my first access after 5 weeks.
Personal troubles (health problems... not so terrible, but time demanding) added to web troubles. My mediafire account was blocked (why? Really I don't know).

So, be patient. I'll try to solve both :/ as soon as possible.
I'm a little tired, at the moment, but I hope to be here again in a month or two.

I miss you
An embrace
Guido




4 April 2012

Verdi - Requiem NYPO Cantelli (reup)





reupload


VERDI
Requiem

Herva Nelli (soprano)
Clara Mae Turner (contralto)
Richard Tucker (tenor)
Jerome Hines (bass)

Westminster Choir
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
GUIDO CANTELLI

(Live - New York, Carnegie Hall - february 6, 1955)

Flac + scans

MF


3 April 2012

Beethoven PC 3 & Brahms PC 1 - Firkusny, Cantelli (reup)




Reup:


BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto n. 3 in C minor, op. 37

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto n. 1 in D minor, op. 15

Rudolf Firkusny, piano
New York Philharmonic
GUIDO CANTELLI

Live recordings - march 13, 1955 & april 1, 1956

Another OOP As Disc, with scans - MF

2 April 2012

Schubert Unfinished & Great - Cantelli (reup)



Let's go with another reupload


Schubert
Symphony n. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
Symphony n. 9 in C major "The Great"

NBC Symphony Orchestra
GUIDO CANTELLI

Live - Carnegie Hall

Dec 27, 1953 (n. 9)
Jan 3, 1953 (n.8)

MF - Flac + Hi-res scans

1 April 2012

A complete NBC concert conducted by Cantelli (reup)




another reupload.

This is not a commercial CD: was sent on request to the subscribers of the "Concerto" series, a very interesting collection of historical live recordings realized by Hunt and Curcio... So it's very rare.
3 recordings published by other labels, but the source is clearly different.

Cantelli conducts Berlioz, Brahms and Roussel
December 15, 1951


MF - Flac - complete scans

30 March 2012

Shostakovich - Symphony no. 10 - Constantin Silvestri



The date is not indicated, but certainly the recording can be placed in the middle 50s, when Silvestri was Principal Conductor of the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (1953–1958); then he left his country...

So, we're talking about one of the first recordings ever made of this DSCH masterwork (his best symphonic achievement, IMHO).

As "fill up" I've included a 1953 Supraphon recording of the Symphony no. 27 by F.J. Haydn with the Prague Symphony Orchestra (F.O.K.).



Shostakovich
Symphony no. 10

Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI
Studio - Electrerecord - middle 50s


Haydn
Symphony no. 27 in G major

Prague Symphony Orchestra
CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI
Studio - Supraphon, 1953


MF - Flac

29 March 2012

Ernst von Dohnányi (reup)




A precious OOP compact reuploaded for who missed it.

Ernst von Dohnányi plays his most famous work (with Sir Adrian Boult on the podium) and Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the rare but very nice Suite For Orchestra op. 19 in four movements.
Recordings: 1956 & 1961

MF - Flac & scans

25 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 4 (and last)




To conclude this little "Spring cycle", here you can find the 1940 Sacre and other early recordings by the composer.


Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky (Recordings 1929-1940)

Petrushka (abridged by the composer)
The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1940

Piano Rag-music
Igor Stravinsky (Piano) - Recorded 1930

Rag-time For 11 Instruments
Aldar Racz, Charmy & Volant, Ginot, Juste, Lavaillotte, Godeau, Foveau, Dvemy, Tudesq, Movel - Recorded 1930

Pulcinella - Ballet With Song (after Pergolesi)
(Uncredited) Symphony Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1929

Le Sacre Du Printemps
The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York
Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1940


MF - Flac - with scans


24 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 3




Again a Sacre, this time conducted by Eduard van Beinum in the immediate postwar period. And 2 other important recordings realized by the dutch maestro in the middle 50s, taken from a LP Epic (LC 3274).


BELA BARTOK
Music for String, Percussion & Celesta (*)

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Chant du Rossignol (**)
Le Sacre du Printemps (***)

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
EDUARD VAN BEINUM

Recordings:
Studio, October 13-14, 1955 (*)
Studio, May 22-25, 1956  (**)
Studio, September 9-20, 1946 (***)

TT. 79.17

MF - Flac


NOTE: New Links added.


22 March 2012

"Le post du printemps" 2




Another "improved" reupload ad another couple of "Rites":

the 50th Anniversary Sacre + a live performance in Boston (1957).

As you know, Pierre Monteux conducted in Paris (may 29, 1913) the 1st world performance of Le Sacre du Printemps.

Here the original radio broadcast of the 50th anniversary performance in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra and again Pierre Monteux on the podium. The composer himself attended to the concert and received an enormous ovation by the audience at the end (15 min applause).

Curiously never "officially" published until now (e.g. on BBC Legends), may be for some minor imperfections: but the historical value of this recording is extraordinary... so, don't miss it.


IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Sacre du Printemps

London Symphony Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX
London - Royal Albert Hall - may 29, 1963


IGOR STRAVINSKY
Le Sacre du Printemps

Boston Symphony Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX
Boston Symphony Hall - Live, april 13, 1957


MF - Flac

21 March 2012

"Le post du printemps"



Igor Markevicht left us 2 studio & many live recordings of this "cheval de bataille". Here you can find 4 versions of The Rite recorded between 1952 and 1962.


And... merry spring to you all!


IGOR STRAVINSKY

Le Sacre du Printemps


RIAS Symphony Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Berlin - 1952

Wiener Philharmoniker
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Wien, Musikverein - April 6, 1952

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Prague, Smetana Hall - May 30, 1959
(Prague Spring International Music Festival)

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
IGOR MARKEVITCH
Warsaw - January 26, 1962

MF - Flac



20 March 2012

Mitropoulos conducts Wagner (reup)






I continue alternating new post & reuploads: so, here again the Götterdämmerung Act III conducted by Mitropoulos in NY.

A great Wagner evening.......
Live, october 30, 1955

MF - Flac & Scans

16 March 2012

More rare Stokowski



Another selection of rare Stoky directly from the Fifties...




MORTON GOULD
Dance Variations (21:13)
1 Chaconne - 2 Arabesques
3 Pas de Deux, "Tango" - 4 Tarantella
Arthur Wittemore & Jack Lowe, piano
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
November 22, 1953

GIANCARLO MENOTTI
Sebastian Suite (23:32)
I. Adagio - II. Barcarolle - III. Street Fight
IV. Cortege - V. Sebastian's Dance
VI. Dance of the Wounded Courtesan - VII. Pavane
NBC Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
September 28&30, 1954

GUENTHER RAPHAEL
Jabonah, Ballet Suite op. 66 (12:01)
Sinfonieorchester des Nordwestdeutschen Rundfunks
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
July 7, 1952

ALEXANDER BORODIN (arr. M. SARGENT)
Nocturne from String Quartet no. 2 (8:51)
Leopold Stokowsky Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
August 15-17, 1957

JOHANN STRAUSS II
"An der schönen blauen Donau" op.314 (9:20)
Leopold Stokowsky Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
February 1957


Flac - MF

15 March 2012

Mitropoulos plays & conducts Prokofiev, Bach, Krenek (reup)



Another reupload on MF


Mitropoulos was not only a wonderful conductor but a first rate pianist. Unfortunately he left us only a few recordings as a soloist.
This As Disc - saved just in time before his definitive bronzing :( as you'll se in the scans - includes three recordings:
the first (Prokofiev no. 3) is famous; not so much Bach and Krenek.

Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no. 3
NBC Symphony
16 dec 1945

Bach
Brandeburg Concerto no. 5
NBC Symphony
16 dec 1945

Krenek
Piano Concerto no. 3
New York Philharmonic
11 dec 1949

DIMITRI MITROPOULOS, piano & conductor

Flac & scans
Megaupload

Schneiderhan plays Beethoven



This time the comparison is between 2 performances of the same artist: the austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan (1915-2002). He recorded LVB op. 61 also with Furtwängler and Jochum, but this couple of "live" with SC in Rome and with HVK in Lucerne is less known.

I've added Coriolan & 7th Symphony conducted by Karajan in the same august 27, 1955 concert (the opening work was Bach's Orchestral Suite no. 2, but I don't know if the recording survives)



BEETHOVEN

Violin Concerto in D op. 61

Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE

Live - Roma - january 30, 1954



BEETHOVEN

Coriolan overture op. 62

Violin Concerto in D op. 61

Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Symphony no. 7 op. 92
Luzerner Festspiel-Orchester

HERBERT VON KARAJAN

Live - Luzern, Kunsthaus - august 27,1955

Flac - MF

13 March 2012

Barber conducts Barber (another "improved" reupload)



Again an "improved" upload.

Symphony no. 2  (Lp Everest instead of the old Decca - of course not in "stereo" as wrongly announced on the cover)  & rehearsals too are presented in a better source than in the previous post: and you'll find in the rar archive also the Medea Suite recorded in London by the composer 1 day before the Symphony.

Not my transfer: thanks to the dear alteroton62


SAMUEL BARBER

Symphony No. 2
New Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
London, Kingsway Hall - December 13, 1950

Medea Suite, Op. 23
1 Parodos
2 Choros: Medea and Jason
3 The Young Princess - Jason
4 Choros
5 Medea
6 Kantikos Agonias
7 Exodos
New Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
London, Kingsway Hall - December 12, 1950

Symphony no. 2 (rehearsals)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
SAMUEL BARBER
Rehearsal for the april 6&7, 1951 performances


tt 76.50



11 March 2012

Monteux in Philadelphia (reupload)



This was a very popular post before MU eclipse...
So, for the newcomers, here it is again!

A live unpublished concert given by Pierre Monteux in Philadelphia (1960).
Radio broadcast with announcements.


Hindemith
Symphony "Mathis der Maler"

Schubert
Symphony no. 9 "The Great"

Philadelphia Orchestra
PIERRE MONTEUX

Flac
MF

Wolf - Lieder - Schwarzkopf, Furtwängler (pf) - Live 1953




The famous Salzburg recital given by E. Schwartzkopf accompanied by WF: an old Virtuoso CD out of print


HUGO WOLF
22 LIEDER

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Wilhelm Furtwangler, piano

Live Recording
Salzburg - August 18, 1953


With scans & details
MF

9 March 2012

Tchaikovsky 4 & Saint-Saens - Malko ("improved" reupload)





Another reupload, this time "improved":
I've added in the folder Saint-Saens PC 2 as "fill up".


Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 4

Philharmonia Orchestra
NICOLAI MALKO
EMI - Studio recording 1955


Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto no. 2 in G Minor
Andante Sostenuto
Allegro Scherzando
Presto

Victor Schioler, piano
Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
NICOLAI MALKO
HMV KALP I - Studio recording 1953


Flac as always
MF


Schoenberg, Webern, Hindemith NYPO Mitropoulos (reupload)



Reupload

With scans & infos

MF

6 March 2012

Koussevitzky conducts Bruckner




All the surviving Bruckner conducted by Koussevitzky, I'm afraid...
(I've no evidence of the complete 7th or other recordings).

I like very much the rehearsal sequence; and despite the heavy cuts, the 8th too deserves careful listening! Obviously a performance foreign to the Austro-German tradition, but generous, passionate and full of lyricism...



Bruckner
Symphony no. 8
(edited by S. Koussevitzky)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
December 30, 1947

+ Symphony no. 7 (26 min rehearsals II mov)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
1949


p.s.

thanks to anon for the infos: A bit more on that Bruckner 7th rehearsal.
It comes from the NBC "Dress Rehearsal" program. Portions of the second movement were broadcast on April 18, 1949.




Flac
MF


4 March 2012

Beethoven 6 - NBC, Stokowski




Here a colourful & joyful "Pastoral" conducted by Stokowski: in my opinion his best recording of this work. Then, his first beethoveenian recording (acoustic): the II mov from Symphony no. 8 (1920).
Last but not least, the Pagan Poem by Charles Loeffler (1861-1935): a neglected but very fascinating score composed in 1906.


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony no. 6 in F Major, op 68 "Pastoral"
NBC Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
+ "The Sounds of Nature",
an introduction to the 6th Symphony by Leopold Stokowski
Studio - March 18 & 19, 1954

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony no. 8 - II mov.
Philadelphia Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
78rpm - Studio, 1920

CHARLES LOEFFLER
"A Pagan poem" for piano and orchestra
Robert Hunter, piano
Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
december 18 & 20, 1957

Stokowski - 2 rare recordings



Here 2 of the rarest Stoky recordings I have.

Ahmed Adnan Saygun (7 September 1907 - 6 January 1991)  composer, musicologist and writer on music, is acknowledged as one of the most important composers in Turkish music history.

His works are rooted in Western musical practice; yet they incorporate traditional Turkish folk songs and culture. He usually adds this folk element by picking one note out of the scale and weaves a melody around it using a Turkish mode. His  output includes five symphonies, five operas, two piano concertos, concertos for violin, viola and cello, and a wide range of chamber and choral works. The London Times called him "the grand old man of Turkish music, who was to his country what Jean Sibelius is to Finland, what Manuel de Falla is to Spain, and what Béla Bartók is to Hungary."

Sincerely I ignore if this tape contains the entire performance - no applause at the end - but according to wiki "is an hour-long work" (and here the duration is 58.35):

"Saygun's international acclaim flourished with his oratorio Yunus Emre in 1946. This is an hour-long work written for four vocal soloists, a full chorus and full orchestra that sets a number of poems by the 13th century Anatolian mystic poet Yunus Emre. This work captures Yunus Emre's legacy with the use of Turkish modes and folk melodies, although it is written in the post-romantic style. Since its premiere in Ankara in 1947, the oratorio has been translated into five languages and performed worldwide, including a performance in English at the United Nations led by conductor Leopold Stokowski with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in 1958. This same year he won the Stella della Solidarietà and the Jean Sibelius composition awards".


In theme of oddities, as fill-up for an hypotetical CD  I propose a coupling with the Concerto for Theremin & Orchestra by Anis Fuleihan (1900 - 1970), a Cypriot-born American composer, conductor and pianist.  The orchestra is not (as frequently indicated for this recording) the NYPO, but the NY City SO.

"In 1944, on the recommendation of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Stokowski helped form the New York City Symphony Orchestra, which they intended would make music accessible for middle-class workers. Ticket prices were set low, and performances took place at convenient, after-work hours. Many early concerts were standing room only; however, a year later in 1945, the board wanted to trim expenses even further and Stoky resigned. Stokowski made three 78pm sets with the New York City Symphony for RCA: Beethoven's 6th Symphony, Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, and a selection of orchestral music from Georges Bizet's Carmen".



Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
"Yunus Emre" oratorio op.26

Janice Harsanyi
Carol Wolf
James Wainner
Scott Gibson

Crane Chorus of the Potsdam State University
Symphony of the Air
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Live - New York, United Nations - 25/11/58


ANIS FULEIHAN (1900-1970)
Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra
(1st world performance)

Clara Rockmore, theremin
New York City Symphony
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Live - February 1945
(with announcements)

MF - Flac


12 February 2012

De Sabata again!



Surprise :)
(dear maready...! I read carefully every message)


Waiting to resume the other De Sabata recordings (for the newcomers - in fact I've counted more or less 1900 downloads for his complete BP recordings, 1300 for Tristan, 1100 for the studio LPO Eroica and so on), here you can find 3 "new entries".

Excerpts from Verdi's Requiem captured in 1940 (unfortunately the entire performance is not preserved), a fragment from Otello at La Scala (1938) and a recently rediscovered Parsifal Prelude I with the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia (performed in Vatican City, june 1945).

Do not forget that he is considered the best conductor EVER of Otello...


VERDI: Messa di Requiem (excerpts)

Dies irae - Tuba mirum - Liber scriptus - Rex tremendae
Recordare - Ingemisco - Confutatis - Lacrimosa
Sanctus - Libera me

Maria Caniglia, soprano
Ebe Stignani, mezzosoprano
Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Tancredi Pasero, bass

Orchestra e Coro dell'EIAR di Torino e di Roma
VICTOR DE SABATA
Live - December 1940
Roma, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli


VERDI: "Già nella notte densa", love duet from "Otello"

Otello...... Francesco Merli
Desdemona.... Maria Caniglia

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
VICTOR DE SABATA
Live - Milano, La Scala - February 1, 1938


WAGNER: Parsifal, prelude I

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia
VICTOR DE SABATA
Recording: June 15, 1945


MF

Bruno Walter portrait




1-2 Bruno Walter in conversation with Arnold Michaelis, 1956
(from LP Columbia BW 80 - side 1 and 2)

3 Bruno Walter plays Chopin Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E flat
4 Bruno Walter plays Chopin Waltz Op. 64, No. 2 in C sharp minor
5 Bruno Walter plays two extracts from Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16
II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch and VI. Sehr langsam
(Private tapes - recorded at B. Walter's home in Beverly Hills - 1952)

6 Bruno Walter speech - included in the japanese edition of his Beethoven cycle
7 Bruno Walter speech - intermission from the NYPO concert of Jan 26, 1958



MF - FLAC

10 February 2012

Richard Strauss conducts Mozart (reupload)




A reupload kindly requested by Adam.
I took the opportunity to experience mirrorcreator.

But please, do not ask for other reuploads, be patient. ;)
Of course my intention is to recover at least the most important things (all Toscanini etc), but I will start to do it gradually in three or four months. Not only because of the risk of new problems with file hosting sites: also because otherwise I'd have to stop the "new proposals".


MOZART
Symphony no. 39
Symphony no. 40
Symphony no. 41

Berlin State Symphony Orchestra
RICHARD STRAUSS

recordings: 1926 (nn. 39 & 41), 1927 (n. 40)
(No DG or Koch... Direct transfers from 78rpm)




9 February 2012

RT030 Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Salzburg 1937





MOZART
Die Zauberflöte K.620


Tamino............... Helge Rosvaenge
Pamina............... Jarmila Novotna
Queen of the Night... Julia Osvath
Sarastro............. Alexander Kipnis
Papageno............. Willi Dormgraf-Fassbaender
Papagena............. Dora Komarek
Monostatos........... William Wernigk
First priest......... Alfred Jerger

Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker
ARTURO TOSCANINI

Live, Salzburg - July 30, 1937


MF - Flac

7 February 2012

Haydn, Beethoven, Wagner, Glinka, Bartók - cond Nicolai Malko




An anthology of Malko recordings from various sources.
After an intriguing Haydn 100, three rarities of the "golden years" Philharmonia (powerful and well shaped readings of Coriolan & Fliegende Holländer plus a nice Glinka). In conclusion, a not only barbaric, but almost "primitive" version of Bartok PC1 with the pianist & composer Herman David Koppel (1 October 1908 - 14 July 1998)


NICOLAI MALKO Conducts:

Haydn
Symphony no. 100 "Military"
Copenhagen Royal Orchestra
Copenhagen, February 26, 1951
Melodiya, LP Mono D-030327

Beethoven
Coriolan overture op. 62
Philharmonia Orchestra
London, Kingsway Hall - january 28, 1953
78 rpm HMV 2EA 17054/55

Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer, overture
Philharmonia Orchestra
London, Kingsway Hall - january 28, 1953
78 rmp HMV 2EA 16252/53

Glinka
Oriental Dances
Philharmonia Orchestra
London, Abbey Road Studio No. 1
HMV - december 9, 1950 & january 21, 1952

Bartók
Piano Concerto no. 1
Herman D. Koppel, piano
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen - november 4, 1954


Wav files - MF



NOTE
I learned from Calvin (http://www.only-classical.com/), and then I found confirmation on the web, that mediafire too is in danger. I am currently preparing two or three posts on MF, then we'll see. Narod, Files.mail.ru?
Россия, новую границу? :)



6 February 2012

Leopold Stokowski - 3 rarities (Reupload)




I posted these recordings immediately before the MU blackout and I think some people have not had a download chance.

Having planned more Stoky posts, it's a pity to lose the "first volume": so, here a reupload.



LOU SILVER HARRISON (1917-2003)
Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra (17')

I. Overture: Allegro
II. Elegy: Adagio
III. First Gamelan: Allegro
IV. Aria: Lento espressivo
V. Second Gamelan: Allegro moderato
VI. Chorale: Andante
Anahid Ajemian, violin - Maro Ajemian, piano
Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
October 29, 1952


BEN WEBER (1916-1979)
Symphony on Poems of William Blake, Op. 33 (28')

I. To Autumn II. Never Seek To Tell Thy Love
III. Mad Song IV. To Spring
Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
October 30 & 31, 1952


ROGER GOEB (1914-1997)
Symphony No. 3 (24')

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Vivace

CBS Symphony Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
April 29, 1952

 MF - Flac  (CORRECT LINK TO PART 2 ADDED)

5 February 2012

RT029 - Verdi Falstaff act I + Beethoven 4 (NYPO)





Dear friends, a big embrace and thanks from the bottom of my heart for ALL your "welcome back" comments ;-))

I've tried with narod but the upload is extremely slow (for me); and sincerely I don't like torrents for this kind of material: life too short (and I can't remain enough in seed). RS can be another solution, but I totally dislike their new methods - Rapids? Rubbishes is the correct name - and if you've not a pro account the deletion of files is too fast.

I still don't know if Mediafire will be a good "definitive" solution, but considering your feedbacks at the moment is certainly one of the best possible choices (also considering the option of parallel downloads).

So, let's stop with this bla bla bla... as promised, RT 029.



BEETHOVEN
Symphony No4 in B-flat major, op.60

New York Philharmonic
ARTURO TOSCANINI
NY, Carnegie Hall - February 2, 1936



VERDI
Falstaff - Act I

Falstaff: Mariano Stabile
Mrs. Ford: Franca Somigli
Mrs. Meg Page: Mita Vasari
Mrs. Quickly: Angelica Cravcenco
Ford: Piero Biasini
Nannetta: Augusta Oltrabella
Fenton: Dino Borgioli
Dr. Cajus: Alfredo Tedeschi
Bardolfo: Giuseppi Nessi
Pistola: Virgilio Lazzari

Wiener Philharmoniker
ARTURO TOSCANINI

LIVE - Festspielhaus, Salzburg - August 20, 1936
(NBC shortwave broadcast)


MF - Flac

2 February 2012

RT028 Verdi - Falstaff - Toscanini Salzburg 1937




Dear friends, I'm here again.
Thanks a lot for all your kind & encouraging messages!!

I've just subscribed a Mediafire free account in order to try this service.
The upload is a bit slow comparing to MU, so (also considering the "precarious" situation of file hosting sites) at the moment I prefer to focus upon new posts deferring re-uploads to a later time.

As "experiment" here you can find the links for Rare Toscanini 028, the fantastic Falstaff performed in Salzburg (1937) -  Upcoming the 1st act recorded in 1936.

(The limit for free users is 200 mb, so I need to split the archive in 2 parts)

Let me know if all works fine!



MF - Flac



23 January 2012

Troubles and possible solutions




Dear friends & followers,

As you know, Megauplod is gone (forever?).
So, all the links are dead.

Fileserve too (my previous fav file hosting) doesn't allow downloads if you're not the uploader.

Meanwhile Filesonic is kaputt, Rapidshare is changing again...

I don't know what will happen in the next period, so a definitive choice of another service (like mediafire, hotfile and so on) is - at the moment - unuseful.

I hope to find a solution very soon.

If you've any comment/suggestion, please let me know.

Keep in touch!

Guido



p.s.
Bad situation for my one hundred and fiftieth post   :-/


12 January 2012

Sir Thomas Beecham live in Helsinki (Sibelius Festival 1954)





Partially published on a Ondine CD (Tapiola & Symphony no7),
here - from a radio broadcast source - the complete concert conducted by Beecham in Helsinki - Sibelius Festival june 17, 1954.

As a "Bonus" - to fill the second CD - again two Sibelius 7 by Sir Thomas: the New York 1942 and above all the 1955 version, one of the best recordings ever made of this work (with Mravinsky and Barbirolli, of course) and Finlandia (LPO, 1938). NYPO Seventh and Finlandia are not taken from Dutton & Naxos CDs but from 78rpm.



SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 6 (27.55)
Tapiola (17.40)
The Tempest, Incidental Music (27.56)
Symphony No. 7 (19.36)

Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM

Concert of June 17, 1954 - Sibelius Festival


+ SIBELIUS
Symphony no. 7 (19.04)
New York Philharmonic
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio, 1942 - from Columbia 78rpm set XO 32946-60

Symphony no. 7 (20.27)
Royal Philharmonic
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio, november 1955 - EMI

Finlandia (8.56)
London Philharmonic
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Studio, 1938 - from 78rpm


MU - Flac