2 July 2022

The Young Glenn Gould (1947-53)


Berg - Sonata op, 1

Bach - Concerto Italiano

Mozart - Fantasy In F Minor, K.594 


Material published for the first time in the second half of the '80s and reprinted in the early '90.

Detailed tracklist & recording infos included

FLAC + Scans

19 June 2022

Mahler 8 - Georges Sébastian ORTF 1964


Symphony No. 8 

Liane Synek, soprano drammatico

Colette Herzog, soprano

Ruth Hesse, mezzosoprano

Helga Jenckel, mezzosoprano

William Blankenship, tenore

Hans Otto Kloose, baritono 

Gerd Nienstedt, basso

Maîtrise de l'ORTF, Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Choeurs de l'ORTF

Georges Sébastian

November 26, 1964

First Performance in France


7 June 2022

Bruckner 7 - Böhm, BP Live 77


Symphony no. 7

Berliner Philharmoniker

Karl Böhm

March 24, 1977


I don't know if it's the same for you ... anyway, Böhm for me is sometimes the most boring, other times the most sensational. In particular with Mozart and Bruckner. 

For example, the 4th Decca is one of my ten favorite studio symphonic recordings ever (and maybe number 1 for recording quality). At the same time, listening to his Bruckner 7&8 DG I almost fall asleep. 

BUT in my humble opinion this Berlin 7th is REALLY good :)

Let me know, if you like. :)

6 June 2022

Mozart - Requiem - Celibidache 1972



Requiem KV. 626

Margareta Hallin, sopran.

Gurli Plesner, alt.

Claes-Hakan Ahnsjö, tenor. 

Ulrik Cold, bass.

DR Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir

Sergiu Celibidache 

Copenhagen - Radiohusets Concert Hall, 9 novembre 1972)

4 June 2022



A little digression.

I'm not going to stop. I hope you enjoy the news.

But I have several commitments.

Also I try not to put "anything", "something"... "thing", here. I am lazy, I am limited, idiosyncratic, but I also have flaws.

Sometimes I make a mistake in understanding what you may like, what is "rare" or not.

We're all dinosaurs here, in a way, so I trust you will understand.

I would just like to tell that you are rightly disappointed when I'm not present enough, but consider that I think and I care a lot about you and what to do here. Sometimes I try to surprise you, other times just to give you something just discovered right away.

As you well know, the pleasure of appreciating together things of which just "the last human beings" know the value is truly the only reason to go on.

All this to say that I may be absent for weeks, but always expect a new post at any moment. ;)

Barbirolli conducts Two WP in New York (1939-41)



Piano Concerto n.2

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, pf

Live - November 2, 1939 - World Premiere


Piano Concerto

Nadia Reisenberg, pf

Live - February 23, 1941 - World Premiere

NYPO - John Barbirolli


22 May 2022

Berlioz - Harold en Italie - Barshai, Oistrakh cond



Harold en Italie, op. 16

Rudolf Barshai, vla

URSS State Sympnony Orchestra

David Oistrakh

Recording 1969

FLAC - Cover & Back 

25 April 2022

Bruckner 8 (II-IV) Karajan 1944


FLAC and Scans

Ansermet & OSR Live 1960


BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 

Arthur Grumiaux, violin

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements


Orchestre de la Suisse Romande


LIVE - 27 January 1960

Victoria Hall, Genève


15 April 2022

Vaughan Williams conducts Bach



St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 

Tenor [Evangelist]: Eric Greene; Bass [Jesus]: Gordon Clinton; Soprano: Pauline Brockless; Contralto: Nancy Evans; Tenor: Wilfred Brown; Bass-Baritone: John Carol Case

Eric Gritton, piano - Dr. William Cole, organ (electric).

Leith Hill Music Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Mar 5, 1958 - Recorded at Dorking Halls, Leith Hill, England.

Many numbers omitted, sung in english, a famous and admired composer but not a "great" conductor in the sense commonly given to this appellation, "old fashioned" and anti-philological (piano and electric organ for the continuo!), an obscure orchestra and singers certainly not as famous as many who recorded Bach's masterpiece... everything seems to suggest that we are in front of something "avoidable": a curiosity, at best, due to the prestige of RVW. It is just the opposite. Like the older Mengelberg recording, this one has something magnetic, absolutely unique and unrepeatable. Published on 4 LPs, then on 2 CD Pearl out of print. 

FLAC - Scans with tracklist & infos

8 April 2022

Quartetto Italiano - Live 1951-1970


Following the Quartetto Italiano rarities previoulsly uploaded,

here you can find 4 unpublished live recordings:

TARTINI Sonata a Quattro in Sol Maggiore

(January 29, 1951)

BOCCHERINI Quartetto op. 6 n. 1

(March 23, 1966)

CHERUBINI Quartetto in Fa Maggiore op. posth

(April 15, 1959)

HAYDN  Streichquartett op. 76 n. 2

(March 18, 1970)


Paolo Borciani vl I, Elisa Pegreffi vl II

Piero Farulli vla, Franco Rossi vc


1 April 2022

Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Strauss - Krauss

Sinfonie No. 5 B-Dur, D.458
1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Menuetto. Allegro molto
4. Allegro vivace
Berliner Philharmoniker / Clemens Krauss
Berlin, 24 November 1944

Sinfonie No. 5 e-moll op. 64
1. Announcements
2. Andante - Allegro con anima
3. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza (incomplete)
4. Valse. Allegro moderato
5. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace (incomplete)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Clemens Krauss
Berlin, 3 October 1939

Drei Lieder
1. Einkehr op. 47/2
2. Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten op. 19/4
3. Zueignung op. 10/1
Viorica Ursuleac, Sopran
Clemens Krauss, pf
June 1940



31 March 2022

Oistrakh conducts DSCH and Strauss


I continue with some recordings by Oistrakh as conductor... 


Symphony no. 9


Till Eulenspiegel

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra


Live 1970

FLAC  + Cover and back


17 March 2022

Schoenberg - String Quartets - Kolisch Quartet


A truly "historical" collection, realized under the supervision of the composer. 

The 2 disc set includes, in the appendix, 

interventions by Schoenberg and the members of the quartet.

FLAC - Complete scans included

6 March 2022

Koussevitzky - The HMV Recordings

As you know, Koussevitzky made most of his studio recordings for RCA / Victor: 
in this double CD out of print are collected all those realized for HMV in the '30s.

2 CD - FLAC - Scans & infos

27 February 2022

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Bernstein live 1968

An exciting performance in very good sound.



Symphonie Fantastique

New York Philharmonic


Live in Montreux - September 13, 1968


18 February 2022

Knappertsbusch - Wien 1962



Symphony no. 88 in G


Tod und Verklärung


Symphony no. 4 

Wiener Philharmoniker


Live - Wien, Musikverein

16 december 1962


11 February 2022

Bruckner 5 Rozhdestvensky

Symphony no. 5

URSS Ministry of Culture Orchestra

FLAC - Scans & infos


4 February 2022

Prokofiev 5 (1963), Semyon Kotko suite - Rozhdestvensky



Symphony No. 5

Semyon Kotko, suite op. 81 bis 


FLAC + scans & infos