03/10/2022

24/48: Sir Adrian Boult / London Philharmonic - Vaughan Williams. Job - Decca 1954

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  "Job"  (A Masque For Dancing)    
Side 1Introduction and Saraband of the Sons Of God - Satan's Dance of Triumph - Minuet of the Sons Of Job and their Wives - Job's Dream    
Side 2Job's Dance of the Three Messengers - Dance of Job's Comforters - Elihu's Dance of Youth and Beauty - Galliard of the Sons of the Morning - Epilogue

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Joseph Shadwick, solo violin - London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Adrian Boult
    
Decca  LXT 2937  1955 pressing/matrices: ARL2035/6 -1B.  Recorded: 9,11-13 January 1954 - Kingsway Hall
"1.3" Declick +2.75dB Treble (max) @ 10kHz.  Later LP transfers less good than this.. 
Sleeve-note / RVW letters 1895-1958 700pp .pdf >>> 

2010 transfer of the 1944 version @ https://musicparlourhistorical.blogspot.com/2010/10/adrian-boult-bbc-symphony-orchestra.html

2016 transfer of Boult's 1954 RVW Symphony 4 (sounds better than 'recent competition'...) 

19/05/2022

24/48: Josef Krips / Royal Philharmonic - Mozart. Symphony 35 -&- Haydn. Symphony 104 - Reader's Digest 1962

W.A.Mozart: Symphony no.35 in D K.385, “Haffner
I: Allegro con spirito ~ II: Andante ~ III: Menuetto ~ IV: Finale - Presto 

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Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony no.104 in D, London
I
: Adagio; Allegro ~ II: Andante ~ III: Minuet & Trio ~ IV: Allegro spiritoso 

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Josef Krips

Reader's Digest  RDS 5026.
12LP boxset. 1963 Decca LP/Matrices: NO8Y-0815/0816 -1R. Recorded: 28-29 September 1962 -Walthamstow Assembly Hall.
Mozart 35 appears superior to Israel PO (SXL - the original unplayed LP is too valuable to wet-clean - nor prepared to wet-clean the other Krips 'as new' 1956/7 LXT). Have 3x sets of this 12LP box..Kempe/Danon are on this blog.  Booklet notes + Covers for 4x Krips Mozart/Haydn's >>>

16/05/2022

24/48: Anthony Collins / New SO - Elgar -&- Vaughan Williams - Decca 1952

Sir Edward Elgar:
Introduction and Allegro, op.47
Serenade in E minor, op.20

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
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New Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Anthony Collins

Decca  LXT 2699  c.1957 1st edition re-cut matrices: ARL1195/1196-2DR. Recorded: 31 March/1 April 1952 - West Hampstead Studios.  Sleeve-note >>> 

1963 Aeolian SQ RVW/Elgar SQ - 24-bit files reinstated @     http://pristineclassics.blogspot.com/2014/03/2448-aeolian-string-quartet-play-elgar.html

21/12/2021

24/48: Karel Ancerl / Czech Philharmonic - Prokofiev. Alexander Nevsky - Supraphon 1963

Sergei Prokofiev:  "Alexander Nevsky", op.78

1: Russia under the Mongolian Yoke ~ 2: Song about Alexander Nevsky ~ 3: The Crusaders in Pskov ~ 4: Rise Up, you, Russian People
5: Battle on the Ice ~ 6: Field of the Dead ~ 7: Alexander's Entry into Pskov  

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Vera Soukupova, Contralto  -&-  Czech Singers' Chorus  conducted by  Jan Kuhn
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 
conducted by  Karel Ancerl 

Supraphon  SUAST 50053 
1964 pressing/matrices: VST91/92 -C/B.  Recorded: 30 January ~ 2 February 1962 - Dvorak Hall, Prague. 

'1.3' de-click/+1.5dB Treble.   Sleeve-notes + Labels >>>

21/10/2021

24/48: Sir Malcolm Sargent / LSO - Vaughan Williams. Serenade ~ Toward The Unknown Region ~ Greensleeves ~ The Wasps - HMV 1957

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Serenade to Music 
(soloists: Elsie Morison, Margorie Thomas, Duncan Robertson, Trevor Anthony + Chorus)
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Toward the Unknown Region  (with Chorus)     "The Wasps" - overture    (Excellent 'Wasps'..)

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London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent

HMV  ALP 1499  1957 LP/Matrices: 2XEA1217/1218 -1N /2N    Recorded: 7-9 May 1957 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road

The stereo CD was apparently an improvement. Same matrices here used for CLP/MFP reissues.
These (still  NOT ON CD ) 2010 transfers slightly re-edited  1952 Sargent/BBC SO RVW: Tallis Fantasia / Elgar Wand of Youth 2       Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>   ('1.3' de-click + slight Treble)

16/10/2021

24/96: Albert Wolff / Paris Conservatoire - Auber. Overtures - Decca 1955

Daniel-Francois Auber:
Masaniello  (La Muette de Portici)
The Bronze Horse
Fra Diavolo
The Crown Diamonds 

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L'Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris  conducted by  Albert Wolff

Decca  LXT 5005 
1955 LP/Matrices: ARL2355/6 -1A.  Recorded: 29 September 1954 - La Maison de la Mutualite, Paris

Sleeve-note / EMG reviews >>> 
High-level LP mastering (+3dB). Treble +2.5dB @10kHz / flat Bass. '1' de-click   "Le Domino noir" included in SXL 2008 >>> 

20/09/2021

24/96: Lorin Maazel / Philharmonia - Pictures at an Exhibition -&- Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune - Columbia 1962

Claude Debussy:  "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune"

Modest Mussorgsky - orch. Maurice Ravel:  "Pictures at an Exhibition"

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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Lorin Maazel

EMI Eminence  EMX 2008  1983 LP/matrices: YAX953 -13 / YAX954 -5.  Recorded: June/August 1962 - Kingsway Hall.
'1.1' & '1' declick + 1dB treble boost @20kHz (signal exceeds 48kHz)    Sleeve-note / EMG+BeechamTrust reviews >>>  
Debussy apparently NOT ON CD.  1962 Maazel / Philharmonia  R.Strauss Zarathustra + Eulenspiegel >>>    

14/09/2021

24/96: Rozhdestvensky / Moscow Radio - Enescu. Symphony 1 -&- Roumanian Rhapsody 2 - Melodiya 1962

Georges EnescuSymphony no.1 in E flat major, op.13
I: Assez vif et rythme  ~  II: Lent  ~  III: Vif et vigoureux 

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Georges EnescuRoumanian Rhapsody no.2 in D major, op.11
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Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Melodiya  33CM 0253-4   Post-1974 Blue label.  '1.3' declick (198k corrections)  Treble lift rising from 3kHz to +3dB @48 kHz (the recording goes to that frequency). The acoustic is vast/swimmy. Intended a transfer before Herr Barnett asked KlassicMaus to do their thing.. Personally, I think the Symphony is Weird.  NOT ON CD   Sleeve-note >>> (Enescu's 1951 Remington recordings of Rhapsodies 1&2/Dixtour (Varese-Sarabande LP) are on the main blog) 
HERE >>>

23/06/2021

24-bit: Carl Schuricht / Paris Conservatoire - Schumann. Symphonies 2 & 3 + Overture, Scherzo, Finale - Decca 1952-4

Robert SchumannSymphony no.2 in C major, op.61
I: Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo  ~  II: Scherzo (Allegro vivace)  ~  III: Adagio espressivo  ~  IVAllegro molto vivace 

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Robert Schumann:  Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.97  "Rhenish"   I: Lebhaft  ~  II: Scherzo (Sehr massig)  ~  III: Nicht schnell  ~  IV: Feirlich  ~  V: Lebhaft 

Robert Schumann:  Overture, Scherzo & Finale, op.52    I
: Andante con moto - Allegro  ~  II: Scherzo (Vivo)  ~  III: Finale (Allegro molto vivace) 

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L'Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris  conducted by  Carl Schuricht

Decca  ACL 236 
(LXT2745) 1964 matrices/pressing: ARL1307/8 - 2K.  Decca  ACL 231  (LXT2985) 1964 matrices/pressing: ARL1701 -7K / ARL1700 -5K.Recorded: June 1952  -&-  June 1953 / June 1954 - La Maison de la Mutualite, Paris 
Symphony 3 dubbed +1dB then additionally normalized to -0.5dB peak to match. Symphony 2 much clearer than the original LXT..Sleeve-notes / ACL covers / EMG LXT reviews >>>   

2012/3 transfers of Schuricht/PCO LXT ACL Wagner + the Schumann OSF >>>

14/05/2021

24/48: Sir Thomas Beecham / Royal Philharmonic - Goldmark. Rustic Wedding Symphony - Columbia 1953

Karl Goldmark:
Rustic Wedding Symphony, op.26    
I: Wedding March  ~  II: Song of the Bride  ~  III: Serenade  ~  IV: In the Garden  ~  V: Dance 

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham

Philips  NBL 5041 
(Columbia 33CX 1067)  1957 UK pressing/matrices: AA02139/40 -2/-1. Recorded: 5-8 March 1952 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road.
Brighter than the 33CX; recording slightly better on side two - which anyway makes an attractive 22minute Suite.. '1.3 de-click'.
NBL Cover / 33CX sleeve-note / Record Guide review >>> 

05/05/2021

24/96: Erich Kleiber / Amsterdam Concertgebouw - Beethoven. Symphony 5 - Decca 1953

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony no.5 in C minor
, op.67
I: Allegro con brio  ~  II: Andante con moto  ~  III: Scherzo (Allegro)  ~  IV: Allegro 

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The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam  conducted by  Erich Kleiber

Decca  LXT 2851  1954 pressing. Matrices: ARL1854/5 -1A.  Recorded: 26 September 1953 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

RIAA with -2dB bass @ 50hz / +2.5dB treble @ 10khz.   Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>

25/03/2021

24/48: Georg Solti / London Philharmonic - Kodaly. Psalmus Hungaricus -&- Peacock Variations - Decca 1954

Zoltan KodalyPsalmus Hungaricus, op.13
(with William McAlpine, Tenor  -&-  London Philharmonic Choir)

Zoltan Kodaly:  Variations on a Hungarian Folksong  “The Peacock

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London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Georg Solti

Decca  LXT 2848  (original 1954 LP)  Matrices: ARL2069/2070 - 1A/3A.   Recorded: 26/30 April & 3 May 1954 - Kingsway Hall.

Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>   Excellent orchestral playing. Some choral-parts were highly-modulated.

14/03/2021

24/48: Paul Kletzki / Philharmonia - Tchaikovsky ~ Smetana ~ Ravel - Columbia 1954

Peter TchaikovskySerenade for Strings, op.48
I: Pezzo in forma di Sonatina ~ II: Waltzer ~ III: Elegie ~ IV: Finale (Tema Russo) 

Maurice RavelBoléro

Bedrich Smetana:  "The Bartered Bride" - overture

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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Paul Kletzki

EMI Music for Pleasure  MFP 2045  1966 LP/matrices: XAX488 -5 / XAX345 -4  Recorded: 7-10 July 1952 & 15-24 June 1953 - Kingsway Hall
NOT ON CD    (The Tchaikovsky discloses a rather swimmy/nebulous acoustic in the quiet sections..)   MFP cover & Columbia sleevenote (zip folder includes Columbia sleeve in .bmp) >>>  

14/01/2021

24/48: Sir Malcolm Sargent / Royal Philharmonic - "Lollipops" - Reader's Digest 1963

Anderson:  “The Syncopated Clock
Johann Strauss:  “Perpetuum Mobile”, op.257   
Ravel:  “Pavane pour une infante défunte"  
AlfvénSwedish Rhapsody no.1, op.19   “Midsummer Vigil”  
Rossini:  “Il Signor Bruschino” - overture  
Johann & Josef Strauss:  “Pizzicato-Polka  
Tchaikovsky:  “Humoresque in E minor, op.10/2  
Dvorak2 Slavonic Dances, op.46/1 & op.72/2  
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent 
Reader's Digest  RDM 2022 (from 1963 12LP box-set). 1971 Decca pressing/matrices: P2RS2047/8 -3K/-8K. Recorded: 28/29 March 1963 -Walthamstow Town Hall
Nice sound (except Dvorak: op.72) & performances.  Reader's Digest sleeve-note / sleeve >>> 

18/12/2020

24/48: Anatole Fistoulari / LSO - Khachaturian. Gayaneh - Everest 1960

Aram Khachaturian: "Gayaneh" - Ballet Suite
Sabre Dance ~ Lyrical Duet ~ Dance Of The Rose Maidens ~ Gopak ~ Lullaby ~ Lezghinka     
Russian Dance ~ Gayaneh's adagio ~ Dance Of The Young Kurds ~ Dance Of The Old Man ~ Fire

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London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Anatole Fistoulari  

World Record Club  SCM 41  1963 EMI pressing/matrices: SW 7656-2 / SW 7657-1. Recorded: 2 November 1959 -Walthamstow Town Hall.
Sleeve-note / EMG review / label pics >>>  

04/12/2020

24/48: Solomon / Philharmonia / Kubelik - Brahms. Piano Concerto 1 - HMV 1955

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
I: Maestoso ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Rondo (Allegro non troppo) 

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Solomon Cutner, piano - The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Rafael Kubelik

HMV  ALP 1172  1957 LP/matrices: 2XEA432/3 -3N.  Recorded: 3-5 September 1952 - Kingsway Hall. 
Inconsistent in recording/performance + a plethora of tape-edits..the 1947 Brahms PC.2 is on Historical (also the Schnabel/Szell PC.1)     Sleeve-note >>>

http://musicparlourhistorical.blogspot.com/2011/08/solomon-plays-brahms-piano-concerto-2.html

28/11/2020

24/48: Benno Moiseiwitsch / Philharmonia / Ackermann - Schumann -&- Grieg. Piano Concertos - HMV 1954

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
I: Allegro affettuoso ~ II: Intermezzo ~ III: Allegro vivace 

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16
I: Allegro molto moderato ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Andante maestoso 

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Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano - The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Otto Ackermann

HMV  CLP 1008   1960 LP/matrices: 2XEA387/8 -5N.  Recorded: 8-10 & 21 September 1953 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road.    Sleeve-note >>>

22/11/2020

24/48: Sviatoslav Richter / Kurt Sanderling - Rachmaninov. Piano Concerto 1 -&- Bach. Concerto BWV1052 - Parlophone 1958

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1
I: Vivace ~ II: Andante ~ III: Allegro vivace 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV.1052
I: Allegro ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Allegro 

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Sviatoslav Richter, piano - Moscow Radio SO / USSR Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Kurt Sanderling 
Parlophone  PMA 1037  1958 LP/matrices: XSOVX1/2 -1N /-3N.  Recorded: 18 February / 22 April 1955 - Moscow.      Sleeve-note / labels >>>

19/11/2020

24/48: Solomon / Philharmonia / Dobrowen - Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto 1 - HMV 1952

Peter TchaikovskyPiano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23

I: Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso ~ II: Andantino semplice ~ III: Allegro con fuoco

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Solomon Cutner, piano - The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Issay Dobrowen

HMV  CLP 1001  1959 LP/matrices: 2XEA39/40 -9N / -8N.   Recorded: 26-28 May 1949 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road.       Sleeve-note >>>

17/11/2020

24/48: Moura Lympany / Philharmonia / Susskind - Prokofiev. Piano Concertos 1-&-3 - HMV 1956

Sergei ProkofievPiano Concerto no.1 in D flat, op.10

I: Allegro brioso ~ II: Andante assai ~ III: Allegro scherzando

Sergei Prokofiev:  Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26
I: Andante-Allegro ~ II: Andantino ~ III: Allegro ma non troppo  

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Moura Lympany, piano - The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Walter Susskind
EMI World Records  ST 735  (HMV  CSD 1253)  1968 LP/matrices: 2YEA31/32 -7G / -9  Recorded: 2-4 May 1956 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road.    Sleeve-note >>>

22/10/2020

24/48: Moura Lympany plays.... Rachmaninov. Piano Concerto 1 -&- Grieg. Piano Concerto - HMV 1955

 Sergei RachmaninovPiano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1

 I: Vivace ~ II: Andante ~ III: Allegro vivace 

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Edvard Grieg:  Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16 

I: Allegro molto moderato ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Allegro moderato molto e marcato

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Moura Lympany, piano - The Philharmonia Orchestra   conducted by   Nicolai Malko  /  Herbert Menges 

HMV  CLP 1037  1956 pressing/matrices: 2XEA545 -2N / 2XEA601 -1N. Recorded: 30 April  4 November 1954 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road.    Sleeve-note >>>

29/08/2020

24/48: Sir Malcolm Sargent / London Symphony Orchestra - Elgar, Purcell, Walton, Bax - Decca 1953

Edward Elgar:  "Enigma Variations", op.36
Henry Purcell  arr: Albert Coates:  Suite from the Dramatic Music 
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Edward Elgar:  Pomp and Circumstance Marches, op.39 nos. 1 & 4
Edward Elgar:  Imperial March, op.32 
William Walton:  "Orb and Sceptre" - Coronation March, 1953 
Arnold Bax:  Coronation March, 1953 
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London Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent 
Decca  ACL 55  (LXT2786)  1960 pressing/matrices: ARL1511/2 -1DR / 2DR ... Decca  ACL 137  (LXT2793)  1963 pressing/matrices: ARL1644/5 -6NR / 2NR
Recorded: 5-7 January 1953 / 2 March & 27 April 1953 - Kingsway Hall.  ACL covers/sleeve-notes >>>  

29/07/2020

24/48: Sir Thomas Beecham / French National - Berlioz. Symphonie Fantastique - HMV 1957-8

Hector Berlioz:  "Symphonie Fantastique", op.14
I: Reveries-Passiones ~ II: Un bal ~ III: Scene aux champs ~ IV: Marche au Supplice ~ V: Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat

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Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham

HMV  ALP 1633 (mono only) 1962 pressing. Matrices: 2XLA509-3N / 2XLA510-2N. Recorded: 8-9 November 1957 & 14 May 1958 - Salle Wagram, Paris.

Bad edit removed @ 45:45" (tr.5 @ 9:31")  and the following slightly Normalized as it didn't exactly match in volume.    Sleeve-note >>>

12/05/2020

24/48: Massimo Freccia / Filharmonica di Roma - Reader's Digest 1960

Rossini:  "Semiramide" overture     Tchaikovsky:  "Sleeping Beauty" - waltz    Tchaikovsky:  Marche Slave, op.31
Herold:  "Zampa" overture    Verdi:  "Aida" Grand March    Handel:  "Xerxes" largo    Ponchielli:  "La Gioconda" Dance of the Hours
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Glinka:  "Russlan & Ludmilla" overture    Rubinstein:  Kamennoi-Ostrow    Rossini:  "William Tell" overture     Verdi:  "La Traviata" Preludes to Acts.1/3
Mascagni:  "Cavalliera Rusticana" intermezzo    Wagner:  "Die Gotterdamurung" Siegfried's Rhine Journey    Wolf-Ferrari:  "Susanna's Secret" overture **
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Orchestra Filharmonica di Roma  conducted by  Massimo Freccia 
Reader's Digest  RDS 5003/5009   12LP set: 1961 Decca LP's / matrices: L70Y6506/7 & 6517/8 - 1W/2W,  ** (1976 set RDS 9178)      Label pics >>> 

23/11/2019

24/48: Sir Adrian Boult / New SO - Swan Lake -&- Nutcracker + Mendelssohn, Liszt, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Sullivan - Reader's Digest 1960

Felix Mendelssohn:  "Fingal's Cave" - Overture, op.26
Franz Liszt:  "Les Preludes"
Edward Elgar:  "Pomp & Circumstance March", op.39 no.1
Modest Mussorgsky:  "Night on the Bare Mountain"
Arthur Sullivan:  "di Ballo" - Overture
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Peter Tchaikovsky:  "The Nutcracker" - Suite, op.78a  (see label)
Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Swan Lake" - Ballet suite, op.20
Act2 - Scene, Act3 - Scene, Act2 - Allegro moderato, Act1 - Waltz, Act2 - Andante, Act3 - Mazurka, Allegro giusto
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New Symphony Orchestra (of London)  conducted by  Sir Adrian Boult  
Reader's Digest  RDS 5007, RDS 5012.  Original pressings.  Decca Matrices: L70Y6513/4 -1W & L70Y6523/4 - 2W/1W. Recorded: 12-16 & 22 July 1960 - Kingsway Hall.     Labels >>>  

18/11/2019

24/48: Charles Munch / Boston SO - Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet -&- Francesca da Rimini - RCA 1956

Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Romeo and Juliet" - Overture-Fantasia

Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Francesca da Rimini" - Fantasy after Dante, op.32

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Boston Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Charles Munch

RCA Victrola  VICS 1197  1967 Decca mastered LP (1st Edition pressing) / matrices: TVRS2232/3 -4K / 1K

Recorded: 12 March & 23 April 1956 - Symphony Hall, Boston.     Yet-Another-Francesca...      Sleeve-note >>>

09/11/2019

24/48: Capriccio Italien - Dervaux ... Capriccio Espagnol - Vandernoot - Command 1961

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  "Capriccio Espagnol"
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra  conducted by  Andre Vandernoot  

Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Capriccio Italien"
Concerts Colonne Orchestra  conducted by  Pierre Dervaux 

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Command Classics  CC 11004-SD  35MM  1961 USA LP  Piros mastered -2K
Sleeve-note / Label >>>  

07/11/2019

24/48: Anthony Collins / Royal Philharmonic - "Concert Favourites" - HMV 1958

Sibelius:  "Finlandia", op.26
Weber; orch Berlioz:  "Invitation to the Dance", op.65
Mussorgsky; orch Rimsky-Korsakov:  "Night on the Bare Mountain"

Mendelssohn:  "A Midsummer Night's Dream", op.61 - Scherzo & Nocturne
Saint-Saens:  "Dance Macabre", op.40
Chabrier:  "Espana"

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Anthony Collins

HMV  ALP 1649  (Mono only). 1958 LP/matrices: 2XEA1370 -1N / 2XEA1371 -2N      NOT ON CD     Sleeve-note / labels >>>

24/08/2018

24/48: Nicolai Malko / Philharmonia - 1812 ~ Zampa ~ Hebrides ~ Ruy Blas ~ Poet & Peasant - HMV 1953/6

Ferdinand Herold:  "Zampa" – overture      (January 1953)
Peter Tchaikovsky:  1812 0verture, op.49      (6 February 1953)  
Felix Mendelssohn:  "The Hebrides" – overture, op.26      (February 1956)  
Franz von Suppe:  "Poet and Peasant" – overture      (February 1956)  
Felix Mendelssohn:  "Ruy Blas" – overture, op.95      (1 March 1956)  
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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Nicolai Malko  
EMI / MfP  MFP 2034  1966 matrices: MFP2034 -1 / 2XEA987 -6  Recorded: Kingsway Hall.  
(Originally transferred 2009: still mostly Not on CD).    Sleeve-note >>>

20/08/2018

24/48: Eugene Goossens / Philharmonia - Rimsky-Korsakov -&- Balakirev-Casella - HMV 1956

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  "Le Coq D’Or" – suite 
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36  
Mily Balakirev  orch. Casella:  "Islamey" – Oriental fantasy  

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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Eugene Goossens

EMI / CfP  CFP 126  (ASD 262 / WRC ST 548)  B&W label/c.1965 matrices: 2YEA30/29 -6G.  Recorded: February 1956 - Kingsway Hall.
Le Coq D’Or:  Not on CD     Sleeve-note / SRG 1 review >>>