03 February 2024

24/48: George Szell / Cleveland Orchestra - Walton. Symphony 2 -&- Partita - CBS 1962

Sir William Walton: Symphony no.2    
I: Allegro molto ~ II: Lento assai ~ III: Passacaglia: Theme, Ten Variations, Fugato & Coda - Scherzando
Sir William Walton: Partita For Orchestra    
I: Toccata (brioso) ~ II: Pastorale Siciliana (andante comodo) ~ III: Giga burlesca (allegro gioviale)

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The Cleveland Orchestra  conducted by  George Szell

EMI World Records  STP 624  1966 LP/1962 SAX2459 matrices: YAX913 -3 / YAX914 -2. Recorded: a) 24 February + 3 March 1961 / b) 21 January 1959 - Severance Hall, Cleveland
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  1. Muchas gracias por este bello archivo, saludos.

    1. El sonido y el rendimiento están bien... ¡no estoy seguro de la calidad de las composiciones!
      Bought the Symphony (coupled with his Hindemith Variations - have 1st edition SAX/US matrices of that) on CBS Classics.
      Preferred US Orchestras - Szell "La Mer" is especially good - have the UK mastered SAX + the CBS Classics - originally got that (+Don Quixote / Mozart PC19/20-Serkin) when originally on CBS Classics in 1969/70

  2. Brilliant renowned performances in very good sound fo the date. No issues on my obcenely revealing system. Blessynnges Chris

    1. I tend to think my 99pee Sony Desktop squeekers are obscenely revealing!!
      (There is a slight problem with some remaining mastering 'horns' in the matrices: not to be confused with some lousy horn-playing in the Partita second mvt).
      Mentioned the dreaded Paypal on the Bernstein post/comment..


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    I don't have the habit of responding to other people's scoundrels, imbecilities or cowardice; unless they see me in an offensive and lying way. The gentleman who "Tin Ears" vomits the following words on his post "Columbia SAX 2359-2361 Callas - "La Gioconda":
    The "comments" include a deranged (and rude) diatribe from Senor "MMusicbox Record Club" - from Portugal (where the Nuts are from). Ridiculously repeats his complaint from June 2023 (Liszt Via Crucis), where he was told that the LP only had 2 tracks... not 14 (or 16...) . These blogs are not intended to be a drop-off zone for disgruntled and/or dementia patients. Thanks! (and the bastard wasn't even interested in La Gioconda... except as a gift). Now this scoundrel with the nickname "Tin Ears", didn't like the comment I made when I asked him why he made such a post, here are my words:

    "When I read the text that accompanies this post, I found myself thinking that I was stupid; I didn't understand anything you wrote. Understanding that there seems to be a certain bitterness between you and Ms. Rose, but what you don't understand is the reason for this post. If it's to tell us that you have this untouched edition and you won't post it for all of us, but it would be worth not having made the post. But since I'm stupid, pretend that everything makes sense."

    As you said, you didn't like it, nor did you have to, because idiots don't like being questioned. In fact, the "rubbing it in the face" of all those who follow this blog "that he has it but it's just for him" reveals a bad character, a trashy person. Nobody at any time asked you to post "La Gioconda", but you thought it would be good to be a scoundrel. At that moment he was a scoundrel, and he became one again when, and after having finished exchanging comments with Mr. Tin Ears", the said person adds the aforementioned note and blocks any possibility of adding comments to the aforementioned post. This idiot reveals well what he is as a person. He is an individual who is sad about life and angry with the world, a guy who feels wronged by the world, with pet hates that are of no interest to anyone. Well, take this into account sir "Tin Brain ", I am neither a coward nor a lowly person and if you, your ladyship, want to clarify something out loud, you can always call +351 913903533, I will be happy to welcome you and tell you out loud what I just wrote, or else one day If you come to Portugal, I'll be happy to meet you for a chat. Be a man, have him here, he should have it between his legs and doesn't seem to have it. As I said, I don't like petty imbeciles.

    Now I'm telling you that I'm not interested in your gioconda edition because I have an identical one (exactly the same, and just like the one you say you have, without having been touched), purchased through Discogs for €352 and a few more cents. Stupid asshole.

  4. I forgot to tell you that you are a liar, the album that you say has only two tracks, has 16 tracks... and what I say is so true that on the back cover there are 16 tracks indicated and I have a simple program " Adobe Audition" I managed to separate the words. You don't really like having work, you like having your ego fed, with phrases that make your shell shine. Vain idiot.

    1. GOD ALMIGHTY - you don't fucking give-up! There Are NO Separate Tracks on the Liszt Via Crucis! The back cover only states individual parts of the SCORE! ...A photo of side 1 PROVES it has no separate tracks! - see the VIA CRUCIS POST
      RE: GIOCONDA.....STUPID ARSEHOLE, WHO? - mine cost under 50 PENCE... LOL!!!

    2. Here's the (translated) reply I got from "MMusicbox" on 25 June 2023:- "My biggest apologies. I was fooled by the back cover of the LP. and according to the Discogs website, the sides are divided into 14, just like the back cover. Once again My biggest apologies. And as I said in the previous message, what is available here is of great quality, I just have to thank all the work that was done. The importance of blogs, like yours, is extremely important in preserving and disseminating culture that would otherwise only be accessible to a restricted group of people. Once again my biggest apologies. Strong hug." Presumably he inflicts such bonkers nonsense elsewhere?