28 May 2021

Ansermet conducts Berg - OSR (Live)


 

A precious CD, of course out of print. 

Live recordings from three different concerts (1953, 1959, 1964)


ALBAN BERG

Violin Concerto - Yehudi Menuhin

Three Fragments from "Wozzeck" - Suzanne Danco

Three Orchestral Pieces, op. 6


Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

ERNEST ANSERMET

Live - Géneve


FLAC - Scans & details included



9 May 2021

Leopold Stokowski & ASO live 1971


 



W.A. MOZART 

Die Zauberflöte K. 620: Overture


RICHARD STRAUSS (arr. Stokowski) 

Der Rosenkavalier, suite


WERNER JOSTEN 

Jungle, symphonic poem


WILLIAM MAYER 

Octagon for Piano & Orchestra (1970)

William Masselos, piano (world premiere)


IGOR STRAVINSKY Petrushka, Suite


American Symphony Orchestra

LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI

NY, Carnegie Hall - March 21, 1971 


FLAC - Separated tracks


5 May 2021

Bach, Handel, Pfitzner - Knappertsbusch (1942-44)


 


Reupload on request 


FLAC & Scans

Bach, Schubert - Abbado live 1963


 

BACH 

Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043


Edith Peinemann (Violino)

Renato Zanettovich (Violino)


Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079: nn. 2, 7 & 5 (Ricercare a 6)



SCHUBERT

Symphony n. 2


Orchestra "A. Scarlatti" di Napoli della Rai

CLAUDIO ABBADO


Napoli - April 30, 1963


 

Here one of the first entirely preserved Abbado concerts, in good sound: 

his debut with the "Scarlatti" Rai Orchestra (april 1963).


FLAC 



25 April 2021

Bernstein & NYPO live 1976


 


SCHUMAN, WILLIAM

American Festival Overture


IVES

The unanswered question


GERSHWIN

Rhapsody in blue

(Bernstein pf)


COPLAND

Symphony no. 3

"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo


BERNSTEIN

Candide, overture


New York Philharmonic

LEONARD BERNSTEIN, cond & pf

Den Haag, Hourusthallen

June 1, 1976

Holland Festival



An "All-American-Program" including Gershwin's Rhapsody in blue 

conducted & performed by Lenny and two encores, 

in excellent stereo sound.


FLAC separated files


7 April 2021

Mahler 9 BSO Bernstein 1979



Good stereo source 


MAHLER

Symphony no. 9 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

LEONARD BERSTEIN

Live in Tanglewood 

July 29, 1979


FLAC  (4 Separated tracks)


 

26 March 2021

Shostakovich 10 - Oistrakh - Live, 1967



As you well know, Ostrakh's activity as conductor was very sporadic, 

as well as limited to compositions he cared a lot about and knew in depth, 

such as Tchaikovsky's latest symphonies or some Shostakovich's.


This No. 10 in Cleveland is certainly one of his best achievements on the podium.

Very good recording, BTW.



SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony no. 10

Cleveland Orchestra

DAVID OISTRAKH

live - december 14, 1967


FLAC (separated tracks)




22 March 2021

Stravinsky - Sacre & Petrushka NYPO 1940 (and other recordings)


 


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 after Pergolesi

Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1929


Le Sacre Du Printemps 

The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York

Igor Stravinsky (Conductor) - Recorded 1940


FLAC & Scans




15 March 2021

The Ravel Recordings - Krauss







RAVEL
Alborada del Gracioso
Daphnis et Chloé, suite n. 2 (*)

(*) Damenchor der Konzervereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker
March 1945

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RAVEL
Rapsodie espagnole

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
June 4, 1953


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MUSORGSKIJ-RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition

Clemens Krauss
Wiener Philharmoniker
December 6, 1947 



FLAC (separated tracks)


 

13 March 2021

Bruckner 7 Furtwängler - live Roma 1951


 


BRUCKNER 

Symphony no. 7


Berliner Philharmoniker

Wilhelm Furtwängler

Live - Roma, Auditorium del Foro Italico

May 1, 1951

FLAC (separated tracks)


Brahms EDR Szell, Cleveland (live 1969)


 

Another monument of choral literature that unfortunately 

Szell never recorded in studio:

but, as always, the clarity of his musical conception 

is captured very well in this 1969 live.



Brahms

Ein Deutsches Requiem, op. 45


Gundula Janowitz, sp

Tom Brause, bs


Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus

GEORGE SZELL


April 24, 1969


FLAC (separated tracks)

3 March 2021

Tchaikovsky 4&5 NYPO Rodzinski

 



Reupload on request


TCHAIKOVSKY

Symphony no. 4 (NY, jan 13, 1946)
Symphony no. 5 (NY, oct 28, 1945)

New York Philharmonic
ARTUR RODZINSKI

Flac & complete scans







Elgar - Enigma Variations - Ormandy (two live performances)


 


Two performances of the same work by Ormandy.

Perhaps not ideal in all the variations, 

but rather convincing in the most intimate and delicate.



ELGAR

Enigma Variations


Philadelphia Orchestra

Live in Philadelphia - April 6, 1962


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Live in Tanglewood - July 19, 1964


EUGENE ORMANDY



FLAC

20 February 2021

Prokofiev - Romeo & Symphony no. 5 - Jansons

 




Two remarkable live performances in good audio quality.

The affinity with Prokofiev's Fifth, which will become "explosive" 

in the fantastic Chandos album, is already very evident

and the selection from "Romeo" is no less interesting



PROKOFIEV


From "Romeo and Juliet"

Montagues and Capulets  

Juliet as a Young Girl

Dance of the Five Couples

Romeo at Juliet's Grave

Death of Tybalt 

Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della Rai

MARISS JANSONS

November 15, 1974


Symphony n. 5, op. 100

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai

MARISS JANSONS

October 26, 1974


FLAC - Separated tracks



19 February 2021

Prokofiev - Shostakovich - Borodin - Quartetto Italiano (live)


 


A small "diversion" from the orchestral repertoire ... perhaps not the only one, we'll see.

Remarkable is the 1962 performance of Shostakovich's Seventh, 

"created" by the Beethoven Quartet in Leningrad 

less than two years earlier (May 15, 1960).


Prokofiev String Quartet no. 2, op. 92

Live - March 7, 1958 

Shostakovich String Quartet n. 7, op. 108

Live, Venezia - April 14, 1962

Borodin String Quartet no. 2

Live, Venezia - February 17, 1969


Quartetto Italiano


FLAC - 3 tracks



16 February 2021

Dvorak - Stabat Mater BRSO Kubelik 1964 Live



 

A live performance quite different from the studio version; 

considerably faster tempos (77 minutes, here) and an excellent solo quartet "led" by Sena Jurinac.



Antonín Dvorák 

Stabat Mater, Op. 58


Sena Jurinac 

Nan Merriman 

Heinz Hoppe

Franz Crass


Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks 

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk

RAFAEL KUBELIK


Live Recording

Munich, Herkulessaal

March 20, 1964


Flac - Separated tracks





14 February 2021

Beethoven Violin Concerto Heifetz - Rodzinski 1945 (+ Heifetz 1911)


 


Another Rodzinski rarity, "filled" with the very first Heifetz.


Beethoven

Violin Concerto op. 61

Jascha Heifetz

New York Philharmonic

ARTUR RODZINSKI

Live - jan 14, 1945


+ Heifetz: The Russian Recordings 1911


FLAC and scans







6 February 2021

Wagner NYPO Mitropoulos Live 1955



Reupload on request

WAGNER
Forest Murmurs 
and Götterdämmerung act III

New York Philharmonic
DIMITRI MITROPOULOS
live 30 october 1955

FLAC and scans