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CD-1231(1) THE ART OF OSCAR FRIED, VOL. IV. BRUCKNER: Symphony Nr. 7 in E with Berlin State Opera Orchestra (1924, acoustic). WAGNER: Flying Dutchman, Act II chorus "Summ' und brumm', du gutes Rädchen" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric); Lohengrin Act III chorus "Treulich geführt" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric); Tannhäuser Act II chorus "Freudig begrüßen wir die edle Halle" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric); Act III chorus "Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schauen" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric). WEBER: Der Freischütz Act III chorus: "Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric). MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana Easter Hymn "Regina coeli" with Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir (1927, electric). All from issued 78 rpm Grammophon discs, restored by Gert Fischer; extensive notes in German & English and complete discography of Fried. Total time: 79:07 UPC# 0-17685-12312 2

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BUZZ: The widely awaited first CD transfer of these recordings (of which the Bruckner 7th was the work's recording premiere). Previous volumes were acclaimed in Gramophone, ARG, Fanfare, Musica, Diapason, etc. and Volume I won the coveted German Record Critics Association's quarterly prize for best historical recording.

 

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