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