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14 Jul 2015

24/48: Alfredo Campoli plays... Bruch. Violin Concerto 1 / Lalo. Symphonie espagnole / Saint-Saens. Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Havanaise - Decca 1951/1953

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.26
I: Vorspiel - Allegro moderato ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Finale - Allegro energico
Alfredo Campoli, violin - New Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Royalton Kisch 
Decca  LXT 2904  (originally LXT 2596)  1957 LP/matrix: ARL809 -4DR    Recorded. 17 April 1951 - Kingsway Hall
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Edouard LaloSymphonie espagnole, op.21
I: Allegro non troppo ~ II: Scherzando ~ III: Intermezzo ~ IV: Andante
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Alfredo Campoli, violin - London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Eduard van Beinum    
Decca  ACL 124  (originally LXT 2801)  1961 LP/matrices: ARL 5031 -1A / ARL5032 -1A   Rec. 3-4 March 1953 - Kingsway Hall

Camille Saint-Saens:  Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, op.28    /   Havanaise, op.83
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Alfredo Campoli, violin - London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Anatole Fistoulari  
Decca  ACL 64  (originally LW 5085)   1959 LP/matrix: ARL4524 -2A   Recorded. 10 November 1953 - Kingsway Hall
Arthur Bliss. Concerto / Theme & Cadenza - 1955 >>>    ACL/LXT covers/sleeve-notes >>>



 

3 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew,
    May remove the 24/96's - as would 'like' to upload the 4LP Chaliapin box to HISTORICAL...as these aren't the best-sounding Decca LP's...also I tend to 'go off' his playing-style.

    Campoli's Bliss VC is on the main blog - the Mendelssohn VC c/w Rossi's 'Italian' was a very popular ACL - one of the transfers there may be better than on the LXT's I also have - but this LXT Bruch sounded much better than the '2Dr' used on ACL 64 - Decca had problems with this title - this may be the best transfer around (though probably didn't need to use 'de-click'...(same settings as before)...as don't think it's 'on CD' ??..so this grouping makes a CD's worth..

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  2. You're a little bit demanding, aren't you?! ;) Well yes, maybe there are better quality recordings, but in itself, for what it is, there's very little to complain about the sound here. Really like the Campoli/Bliss VC, and similarly these - Lalo's piece is especially fine to my ears. Many thanks, as always!

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    1. Probably because I used some very minimal 'De-Click' throughout - and it slightly 'smoothed' his tone - which was already a bit 'dense' (the violins fault?) - but I like the S.Saens - and the Bruch had been 'a request' (I think) way back - but that was from another pressing @ 256 mp3. (or 320 ??)....so this should be very much better.

      Not sure if this is the Final upload...TBH have been playing LP's - and not those 60-odd years old!

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