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.  Recorded: June 1952 - La Maison de la Mutualite, Paris
Decca  ACL 231  (LXT2985) 1964 matrices/pressing: ARL1701 -7K / ARL1700 -5K.   Recorded: June 1953 & June 1954 - (ditto). 

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  (from 1976 set RDS9178 -PYE mastered/pressed)
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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
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 >>>

11/05/2018

24/48: Leopold Stokowski / New York - Tchaikovsky. Francesca da Rimini -&- Hamlet - Everest 1958

Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Francesca da Rimini", op.32   
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Peter Tchaikovsky:  "Hamlet", op.67  
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The Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York  conducted by  Leopold Stokowski  
dell'Arte  DA 9006  45rpm. 1982 Nimbus LP.  Recorded: October 1958.
+1.5dB Treble as the sound was very dark/cavernous: sounds filtered to me - but supposedly superior to the original LP. Not 35mm as stated.  
Original sleeve-note (RootsVinyl) /  DA sleeve-note / 'EMG' + book reviews >>>.

02/05/2018

24/48: Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade, etc - RPO / James Walker - Reader's Digest 1962

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  "Scheherazade",  Symphonic suite, op.35.   
I: The Sea & Sinbad's Ship  ~  II: The Tale of the Kalandar Prince  
III:  The Young Prince and the Young Princess  ~  IV:  Festival at Baghdad.  The Sea.  The Ship goes to pieces on a Rock. Conclusion.
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Charles Orth:  "In a Clock Store"
George Voelker:  "A Hunt in the Black Forest"
Victor Herbert:  "Babes in Toyland" - March of the Toys
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  James Walker   
RCA Reader's Digest  RDS 5097 ('Treasury of Classical Favourites' 8LP 1966). Matrices: M07Y2916 -4K / M07Y2817 -5K ...
RDS 6327 ('Music for You' 10LP 1968). from Matrix: UR25-0442 -2K.  Recorded: 20/22 January 1962 ... 1/1/25 February 1962 - Walthamstow Town Hall. 

14/04/2018

24/48: Lorin Maazel / Philharmonia - Richard Strauss. Also sprach Zarathustra -&- Till Eulenspiegel - Columbia 1962

Richard Strauss:  Also sprach Zarathustra - op.30

Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche - op.28

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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Lorin Maazel  

EMI World Records   ST 935  (SAX 2467)  1969 reissue.  Matrices: YAX951 -14G / YAX952 -16G.  Recorded: August/June 1962 - Kingsway Hall.
NOT ON CD (except Jap pre-2008)  SXLP 30133 used these matrices.  Minimal 1.2 / 1.1 de-click (strings were somewhat 'grainy' in op.30) +1dB Treble.
SXLP cover/sleeve-note (original) + SRG 8 review >>>  

04/04/2018

24/48: Arthur Bliss / Sinfonia of London - Bliss. Checkmate ... Handel. Water Music ... Purcell. Act-Tunes & Dances - WRC 1960

Arthur Bliss:  "Checkmate" -  Ballet Suite
Dance of the Red Pawns - Dance of the Four Knights - Dance of the Black Queen - The Red Knight's Mazurka - The Ceremony of the Bishops - Finale

G.F.Handel:  "Water Music" - Suite - arr: Baines
Allegro - Andante con moto - Grazioso quasi allegro - Larghetto - Allegro vigoroso - Alla hornpipe

Henry Purcell:  Set of Act Tunes and Dances - arr: Bliss
Overture - Air - Sarabande - Minuet - Hornpipe

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Sinfonia of London  conducted by  Sir Arthur Bliss
World Record Club  ST 52   c.1964 pressing.  EMI matrices: SW7030/1 -1     Checkmate is superior to the HMV SXLP reissue.    Sleeve-note >>>  

23/03/2018

24/48: Karel Ancerl / Czech Philharmonic - Janacek. Sinfonietta / Taras Bulba - Supraphon 1963

Leos Janacek:  Sinfonietta
I: Allegretto  ~  II: Andante  ~  III: Moderato  ~  IV: Allegretto  ~  V: Allegro 
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Leos Janacek:  Taras Bulba 
I: Andrea's Death   II: Ostap's Death  ~  III: Prophesy & Death of Taras Bulba 
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Karel Ancerl  
Supraphon  SUAST 50380  1970 LP/matrices: VST51 -M / VST52 -S.   Recorded: 9-11 January 1961 / 16-20 April 1963 - Dvorak Hall, Prague.
Sleeve-note >>>       Bakala conducting Janacek >>>  

16/03/2018

24/48: Jean Fournet / Czech Philharmonic - Debussy. Iberia, Rondes de Printemps ... Falla. Le Tricorne - Supraphon 1963

Claude Debussy: "Iberia"
Par les rues et par les chemins  ~  Les parfums de la nuit ~  Le matin d'un jour de fete
Claude Debussy: Rondes de Printemps  
Manuel de Falla:  Le Tricorne  (El sombrero de tres picos) Les voisins  ~  Danse du meunier  ~   Danse finale
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Jean Fournet        
Supraphon  SUAST 50614  1973 pressing / matrices: E589 -J / E590 -E.   Recorded: October 1963
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31/01/2018

24/48: Fritz Lehmann / Berlin Philharmonic - J.S.Bach. Cantata BWV 21 - DGG Archiv 1952

Johann Sebastian Bach:
CantataBWV.21. "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis"  

Gunthild WeberSoprano  ~  Helmut KrebsTenor  ~  Herman ScheyBass  ~  Karl Steins, oboe
Berliner MotettenchorBerliner Philharmoniker  conducted by  Fritz Lehmann   
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Deutsche Grammophon Archiv  APM 14007   1955 UK pressing / German matrices: 031497/8   Mastered: 29 October 1952 by Karl-Heinz Westphal.
Recorded: 11 June 1952 - Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin.    Pretty good sound (excellent Trumpet @ the end..)!   (also in a 55CD set)
CONTRIBUTOR'S REQUEST.. Now no auto-declick (not really needed). 1 Re-Eq file.  Inside card (no sleeve-note) /  Re-EQ screenshot >>>

06/11/2017

24/96: Anthony Collins / LSO - Sibelius. Symphony 1 - Decca 1952

Jean Sibelius:  Symphony no.1 in E minor, op.39 
I:  Andante ma non troppo - Allegro energico  ~  II:  Andante (ma non troppo lento)  
III:  Scherzo (Allegro ma non troppo)  ~  IV:  Finale (Quasi una fantasia)

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London Symphony Orchestra   conducted by   Anthony Collins
Decca  ACL 170  (LXT 2694)  1969 pressing/matrices: ARL1177/8 -4A.  Recorded: 21-22 February 1952 - Kingsway Hall
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