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Violinists:                          

BUSCH

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ADOLF BUSCH PLAYS BRAHMS
: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 (cadenzas by Busch). With Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (New York), cond. William Steinberg (18 July 1943). First release in any format! Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115, Reginald Kell, Busch Quartet (Busch–Straumann–Gottesmann–Busch) (19 Dec. 1948). First CD release! Total time 1:06:04. Technical reconstruction (2002) by Maggi Payne; liner notes by Tully Potter. UPC # 017685-110726.

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CD-1183(1) ADOLF BUSCH PLAYS BACH AND BEETHOVEN IN WARTIME NEW YORK. Violin Concerto in a minor, BWV 1041 With Busch Chamber Players, Lukas Foss, continuo Town Hall  (NY) March 26, 1943. Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.62 with Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Fritz Busch, Carnegie Hall (NY) Feb 8, 1942. Beethoven: Romance No. 1 In G Major, Op. 40 & Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 WOR Radio Orchestra, cond. A. Wallenstein  (NY), Feb 21, 1942. Sound restoration: Ed Wilkinson. Notes: Tully Potter.  Previously unreleased public performance recordings. AAD. Total 1:11:03 UPC# 0-17685-11832-6

FRANCESCATTI

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ZINO FRANCESCATTI IN PERFORMANCE: TCHAIKOVSKY:
Violin Concerto in D Major Op 35 (31:51) Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Rodzinski (24.10.1943) BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op 26 (22:12) NBC Symphony Orchestra, Frank Black (29.4.1945) SAINT SAENS: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op 61(25:35) ORTF, Charles Munch (1951 Strasbourg Festival) AAD; UPC #017685-11182-2; Total Time: 79:50

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Zino Francescatti – Violin: a treasury of studio recordings, 1931-1955
. CD 1: (75:42) Chausson - Concerto in D. Casadesus, Guilet Quartet, 1954. Debussy - Sonata No. 3. Casadesus, 1946. Ravel – Sonata. Balsam, 1955. CD 2: (72:58) Faure - Sonatas, No. 1 in A & No. 2 in e. Casadesus, 1953; Vieuxtemps - Concerto No. 4 in in d. Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1954. CD 3: (77:12) Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21. Cluytens, Le Grand Orch. Symph. Col., 1954. Franck - Sonata in A; Casadesus, 1947. Ravel –Tzigane. M. Fauré, 1931. Ravel – Kaddisch, Pièce en forme de Habanera & Berceuse. Balsam, 1955. Audio restoration: Lani Spahr. Notes in French (by J-M Molkhou) & English (by Henry Roth). Includes complete Francescatti discography. ADD. Total time 3 hours, 46 minutes. Special offer: 3 CDs priced as 2! UPC# 017685-126024.

GOLDBERG

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SZYMON GOLDBERG CENTENARY EDITION: VOL. 1: NON-COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS.
CD#1: (77:33) 1-3: Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 Janny van Wering hpcd, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra* (1960), 4-6: Bach - Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 Netherlands Chamber Orch. [n.d.], 7-9: Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Marcia Curcio, pf., Adriaan Bonsel, fl., Szymon Goldberg, vl. Netherlands Chamber Orch. [n.d.], 10-12 Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb major, BWV 1051 Janny van Wering hpcd, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1960). CD#2: (76:24) 1-3: Bach - Concerto in D minor for Oboe & Violin, after BWV 1060 Haakon Stotijn - Oboe, Janny van Wering hpcd Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1960), 4: Bach - Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis" Haakon Stotijn - Oboe, Janny van Wering hpcd Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1960), 5-6: Schubert - Adagio and Rondo in A major, D. 438 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1966), 7-9: Schumann - Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 Artur Balsam - Piano [American Decca LP]** (1953), 10-12 Debussy - Violin Sonata in G minor, 13-16: Dvorák - Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, 17 Gluck-Kreisler - "Melodie" from Orfeo ed Euridice All three with Artur Balsam - Piano (1951). CD#3 (76:36) 1-3: Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (original version) Dimitri Mitropoulos cond. Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (1950), 4-6: Brahms - Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra in A minor, Op.102 Zara Nelsova - Cello Gerhard Samuel cond. Oakland Symphony (1967). CD#4: (77:45) 1-3: Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Eduard van Beinum cond. Concertgebouw Orchestra (1957), 4-6: Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra [n.d.], 7-8: Berg - Violin Concerto William Steinberg cond. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1952). CD#5: (74:45) 1-2: Beethoven - Variations in G major on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu", Op. 121a, 3-6: Beethoven - Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 70, No.2 Both with Pablo Casals - Cello; Rudolf Serkin - Piano (1954), 7: Victor Babin - Konzerstücke Victor Babin - Piano (1966). CD#6: (63:18) 1-3: Beethoven - Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1, "Geister" Pablo Casals - Cello; Mieczyslaw Horszowski - piano (1954), 4-6: Haydn - Violin Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIa: 1, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1966), 7: Haydn - Scena, "Non parti bell' idol mio - Berenice, che fai?", Hob.XXIVa: 10 Elizabeth Schwarzkopf - Soprano Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1958). CD#7; (68:33) 1-4: Bach - Sonata in G minor for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1001, 5-9: Bach - Partita in D minor for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1004 (both 1970), 10-12: Beethoven - Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 30 No.1 Mieczyslaw Horszowski - piano (1954). CD#8: (57:09) 1-4: Bartók - Sonata for Solo Violin (1965), 5-9: Stravinsky - Duo Concertante Brooks Smith, piano (1968), 10-13: Webern - Four Pieces, Op. 7, 14 Schoenberg - Fantasy, Op. 47, both with Beveridge Webster, piano (1966).* Szymon Goldberg, violin solo and conductor on all recordings unless otherwise indicated. Notes in English and Japanese; includes a complete discography of non-commercial recordings. Released with the kind permission of the Szymon Goldberg Estate. (AAD) UPC# 0-17685-12232-3. Special! 8 CDs for the price of 6.

HEIFETZ

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JASCHA HEIFETZ IN PERFORMANCE; CONCERT RECORDINGS, 1945-1951.

CD #1 (73:11) Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61. Arthur Rodzinski cond, January 14, 1945. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77. George Szell cond., December 9, 1951.

CD #2 (71:33) Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor, Op. 47. Dimitri Mitropoulos cond, March 11, 1951. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 63. Centennial Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, April 1, 1949. Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35. Efrem Kurtz cond, March 30, 1947. All by Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra unless otherwise noted. Jascha Heifetz, violin.

Released by Radiux Music, Don Mills, Ontario (Canada). This set is distributed by Music & Arts. AAD. UPC# 0-17685-11012. Not for sale in the United States.

HUBAY

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THE WORLD OF JENÖ HUBAY. Jenö Hubay (1858-1937): Scènes de la Csárda. #8 Op. 60 "Azt mondják." [So they say…]; #3 Op. 18 "Maros vize" [The river Maros]; #2 Op. 13"Kis furulyám." [My little pipe]; #12 Op. 83 "Piczi tubiczám" [My little turtle dove]; #7 Op. 41 "Kossuth-nóta" [Kossuth's song]; #5 Op. 33 "Hullámzó Balaton" [The waves of lakeBalaton]; #14 Op. 117 "Sur des thèmes de Lavotta" [On themes of Lavotta]; #4 Op. 32"Hejre Kati" [Hey Kati]. Charles Castleman, violin, with Eastman Chamber Orchestra, cond. Mendi Rodan [DDD]. With free bonus CD: Hubay and his Pupils play Hubay.

Rare historical recordings newly restored: Intermezzo from The Violin Maker of Cremona. Jenö Hubay; Franz von Vecsey; Harry Solloway; Poem Hongroise, Op. 27 No. 6. Jelly D'Arányi; Zephyr, Op. 30 No. 5. Ibolyka Zilzer; Joseph Szigeti; Scene de la Csárda No. 5, Op. 33, "Hullámzó Balaton". Ibolyka Zilzer; Mazurka in a, Op. 45 No. 1. Ibolyka Gyárfás; Scene de la Csárda No. 8, Op. 60, "Azt mondják". Mary Zentay; Scene de la Csárda No. 12. Duci de Kerekjárto; Scene de la Csárda No. 2. Duci de Kerekjárto; Emil Telmányi; Les Fileuses. Emil Telmányi; Scene de la Csárda No. 4, "Hejre Kati!". Emil Telmányi and Scene de la Csárda No. 3: Maros Vize. Joseph Szigeti. [AAD] A co-production with Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Rochester, New York. Total times: 68:11 + 67:30. UPC # 017685-11642-1.

HUBERMAN

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BRONISLAW HUBERMAN IN PERFORMANCE:
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (cadenza by Hugo Heerman); Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Artur Rodzinski (23/1/1944); P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; PO, cond. Eugene Ormandy (3/1946) UPC #0-17685-11222-5. Technical reconstruction: Maggi Payne

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BRONISLAW HUBERMAN IN PERFORMANCE.
MOZART: Violin Concerto in D, K218; conducted by Bruno Walter, 1945.  TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto conducted by Eugene Ormandy, 1946.

KAUFMAN

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LOUIS KAUFMAN, VIOLIN - 20th CENTURY FRENCH VIOLIN WORKS. MILHAUD: Concerto de Printemps; Dances de Jacarémirim, Artur Balsam, piano; Second Violin Concerto, ORTF, cond. Milhaud (1949); POULENC: Sonata for Violin & Piano, Élène Pignari, piano (1954); SAUGUET: Concerto d'Orphée, ORTF, cond. Jean Michel Leconte (1955).

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LOUIS KAUFMAN - AMERICANA! BLOCH: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (Tina Pozzi, piano); QUINCY PORTER: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (Artur Balsam, piano); STILL: Ennanga (The Kaufman String Quartet and Lois Adele Craft, harp) & Danzas de Panama (Annette Kaufman, piano) (Historical recordings).
UPC #0-17685-46382-2

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LOUIS KAUFMAN PLAYS 20th-CENTURY ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS. LARSSON: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 42. Swedish Radio Orchestra, cond. Sten Fryberg (1955); BARBER: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 14. Lucerne Festival Orch., cond. Walter Goehr (1951); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Concerto accademico in d for Violin & Strings. Winterthur String Orch., cond. Clemens Dahinden (1951).
UPC #0-17685-46672-4

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LOUIS KAUFMAN PLAYS TELEMANN AND SPOHR. GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (first published in Hamburg, 1715), performed by Louis Kaufman, violin, and Frederick Hammond, harpsichord; and LUDWIG SPOHR: Sonata Concertante for Harp and Violin, Op. 115, performed by Susann McDonald, harp, and Louis Kaufman, violin. (Originally released by Orion Master Recordings on stereo cassette No. OC-634. The Telemann was recorded ca. 1970, the Spohr in February 1972.) [ADD] Total time: 68:05.
UPC #0-17685-49052-1

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MERCKEL

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Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in b minor, op 61 (rec. 27 June, 1935); Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, op 21 (rec. 15/16 February,1932); Lalo: Concerto Russe:  Intermezzo (rec. 27 June,1935; Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre, op 49 (rec. 4 April,1930). All with l’Orchestre des Concert Pasdeloup, Piero Coppola, conductor.  2005 digital restorations by Phillippe Deveraux. Liner notes in French and English by Jean-Michel Molkhou of Diapason. AAD, 71:20  UPC# 017685-11782-4

MILSTEIN

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CD No.1 Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 26 Antal Dorati, ORTF, 24 Sept. 1961 Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041 Antal Dorati, ORTF, 24 Sept. 1961 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, op. 77 Istvan Kertesz, ORTF, 23 Sept. 1963 Total Time = 76:13. CD No.2: Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op. 61 [Eugene Ormandy, Concertgebouw at Montreux, 5 Oct. 1959]. Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, op. 21 (short version) Andre Cluytens, ORTF, Jul. 1955. Total Time: 66:37. Digitally remastered by Aaron Z. Snyder in 2005. AAD. Not available in France. UPC# 0-17685-11682-7.

MORINI

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ERICA MORINI IN CONCERT:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (32:24) National Radio Orchestra, Horenstein, Paris, 12/19/57. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (35:27) Philharmonic - Symphony Orchestra, Szell, Carnegie Hall, 12/14/52. Previously unreleased broadcast transcriptions. Total Time: 67:58 UPC# 017685-11162-4.

NEVEU

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GINETTE NEVEU- 1949 CONCERT PERFORMANCES:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Southwest German Radio Orchestra (Baden-Baden), cond. Hans Rosbaud (rec. Sept. 1949); Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, cond. Charles Munch (rec. 2 Jan. 1949); Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 The Hague Residentie Orchestra, cond. Antal Dorati (rec. 10 June 1949); Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25 Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, cond. Charles Munch (rec. 2 Jan. 1949). 2 CDs; orig. released in 1994; new digital restoration in 2008. AAD; 54:50 & 57:08 UPC# 0-17685-083723.

SZIGETI

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JOSEPH SZIGETI plays Mendelssohn and Brahms: 1941 & 1948 New York public performances in new digital transfers.   MENDELSSOHN: Concerto in e for violin & orchestra, Op. 64; with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Bruno Walter (p.p., 2 February 1941) and  BRAHMS:  Concerto in D for violin & orchestra, Op. 77; with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Dimitri Mitropoulos (p.p., 24 October 1948).  Total time: 67:55. Digital restoration: Ward Marston (2006). UPC# 0-17685-11972-9

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THE 1941 NEW YORK ALL-BUSONI COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT MOZART/BUSONI: Idomeneo Overture; BUSONI: Indian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (Egon Petri, piano); Sarabande and Cortége (2 sketches for Doktor Faustus); Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35a (Joseph Szigeti, violin) & Szigeti talks about Busoni (from a1965 Harvard University lecture). With Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Dimitri Mitropoulos (New York, 28 December, 1941). (AAD) Total Time: 72:49 UPC # 017685-10522-7

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SZIGETI PLAYS BACH. Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 (1946); Partita No. 3m, BWV 1006 (1949); Sonata No. 2, BWV 1003 (1949). From New York recitals. UPC: 017685077425.

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WICKS

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THE ART OF CAMILLA WICKS. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61, Philharmonic-Symphony Orch., Bruno Walter (2/15/53); Bloch: Baal Shem: "3 pictures of Hassidic life", Standard S.O. (Los Angeles), John Barnett (5/28/50); Sibelius: Concerto For Violin & Orchestra In D minor, Op 47: Allegro, Ma Non Tanto, Standard S.O. (Los Angeles), John Barnett (5/28/50); Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Standard S.O. (San Francisco), Arthur Fiedler (7/16/50). Audio restoration: Aaron Z. Snyder. Notes by Nathanael Vallois. Total time: 78:52 [AAD] UPC # 017685-11602-5.

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PRO ARTE QUARTER in CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

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SCHUMANN and DVORÁK by Schnabel AND THE PRO ARTE QUARTET. SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44. Recorded 19th November, 1934, No. 3 Studio at Abbey Road. DVORÁK: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. Recorded 11th February, 1934 at No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road. Artur Schnabel (piano) with The Pro Arte Quartet: Alphonse Onnou - Laurent Halleux - Germain Prevost - Robert Maas. The copyright in the recordings contained in this CD is owned in the U.S.A. by EMI Classics; the CD is released under license from EMI Classics. Total time: 1:02:56. UPC# 017685-119620.

BUDAPEST QUARTET

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CD-4643(1)    THE BUDAPEST QUARTET and guests Play CHAMBER WORKS BY MOZART AND SCHUMANN. W.A. MOZART: Quartet for Piano & Strings in E-flat, K493 (22:56) Clifford Curzon, piano with Joseph Roisman, vn., Boris Kroyt, va., Mischa Schneider, vcl. (rec. Washington, D.C., 27 April 1951) ROBERT SCHUMANN: Quintet in E-flat for Piano & Strings, Op. 44 (27:19) Same performers as Mozart, with Jac Gorodetzky, second vn. (rec. Washington, D.C., 27 April 1951) W.A. MOZART: Quartet for Piano & Strings in g-minor, K478 (23:16) Claudio Arrau, piano with Joseph Roisman, vn., Boris Kroyt, va., Mischa Schneider, vcl. (rec. Washington, D.C., 20 or 21 May, 1943) AAD. Originally released on CD-643 in 1990; remastered in 2006 by Kit Higginson.  Total time: 73:50   UPC # 017685-46432-4

ADOLPH BUSCH and FRIENDS

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ADOLPH BUSCH AND FRIENDS AT THE 1949 STRASBURG FESTIVAL
. Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor, Op.102. A. & H. Busch, French National Radio Orchestra, P. Kletzki, cond. (21 June 1949); Brahms: Sextet Nr. 1 for 2 vn, 2 va, 2 vc. In Bb Major Op.18 with A. Busch, Vn. I, B. Straumann, Vn. II, H. Gottesmann, Va. I, H. Busch, Vc. I, A. Bertschmann, Va. II, A. Wenzinger, Vc. II (13 June 1949). Mendelssohn: Capriccio from Andante, Scherzo, Capriccio und Fugue (Quartet) op. 81 #3, Busch Quartet (A. Busch, Vn. I, B. Straumann, Vn II, H. Gottesmann, Va, H. Busch, Vc) (11 June 1949). ADD Total time 70:00 UPC #0-17685-10832-7

CASALS

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CASALS FESTIVALS AT PRADES, LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES: CD# 1:
MOZART: Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eb Horszowski-Menuhin-Wallfisch-Casals (1956); SCHUMANN: Trio No. 3 in g, Op. 110 Végh-Serkin-Casals (1956).
CD# 2:
BEETHOVEN: Trio No. 4 in D, Op. 70, No. 1 Goldberg-Serkin-Casals (1954). and SCHUBERT: Quintet in C, Op. 163 Krachmalnik-Pernea-Tuttle-Foley-Casals (1953)
CD# 3:
BRAHMS: Trio No. 3 in c, Op. 101 Menuhin-Istomin-Casals (1955); BEETHOVEN: Trio No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 70 No. 2 Goldberg-Serkin-Casals (1954).
CD# 4:
J.S. BACH: Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009 Casals (date unknown), & Cello Sonata No. 5 in D, Op. 102 No. 2 Casals-Horszowski (1953) & Trio No. 9 in G, "Kakadu," Op. 121a Goldberg-Serkin-Casals (1954).
CD# 5:
J.S. BACH: Sonata for Cello & Piano in G, BWV 1027 Casals-Horszowski (1956); BRAHMS: Trio in B, Op. 8 Menuhin-Istomin-Casals (1955) & Trio in a for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114 Oppenheim-Casals-Istomin (1955).
CD# 6:
SCHUMANN: Trio No. 2 in F, Op. 80 Menuhin-Horszowski-Casals (1956); MOZART: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat, K493 Kapell-Grumiaux-Thomas-Tortelier (1953).
CD# 7:
J.S. BACH: The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II: sel. Horszowski (1956); BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12 No. 1 Grumiaux-Kapell (1953); MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Tabuteau-Pernel-Tuttle-Tortelier (1953) & Aria from Idomeneo, K 366 de Los Angeles-Colleg.Mus.(London), cond.Casals. (1959).
CD# 8:
BRAHMS: Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87 Menuhin-Istomin-Casals (1955); SCHUMANN: Trio No. 1 in d, Op. 63 Szigeti-Horszowski-von Tobel(1956).
CD# 9: BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 1 Casals-Serkin (1954 & Cello Sonata in g, Op. 5 No. 2 Casals-Istomin (1954) & Horn Sonata in F, Op 17 Casals-Horszowski (1958).
CD# 10: BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in A, Op. 69, Casals-Cortot (1958) & Cello Sonata in C, Op. 102 No. 1 Casals-Serkin (1953) & Cello sonata in D, Op. 102 No. 2 Casals-Serkin (1954).
CD# 11: BEETHOVEN: Seven Variations on "Bei Männern…". Casals-Cortot (1958) & Sonata for piano and violin No. 6 in A, Op 30 No. 1 Horszowski-Goldberg (1954) MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 Gonzales-Végh Quartet (1956).
CD# 12: SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro in Ab, Op. 70 Curzon-Casals. (1956) & String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1 Végh Quartet (1956 & Quintet for piano, 2 violins, viola and cello in Eb Major, Op. 44 Serkin-Végh Quartet (1956).

Technical reconstruction, CDs 9-12 (2002) by Maggi Payne. Contents of CDs 1-8 previously released on Music & Arts CD sets 688 & 689. Contents of CDs 9-13 previously unreleased. (AAD) UPC# 0-17685-11132-7 Not for sale in France

 

FINE ARTS QUARTET

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THE FINE ARTS QUARTET AT WFMT RADIO. Unreleased recordings of broadcast performances, 1967-73. CD 1: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1 (7 October 1969)**; Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (1969)**. CD 2: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3 (Jan. 1967)*; Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 (Early 1967)*. CD 3: HAYDN: Quartet in E flat, Op. 1, "No. 0" (1968-1973?)**; Quartet in D, Op. 2, No. 5 (1968-1973?)**; Quartet in B flat, Op. 2, No. 6 (1968-1973?)**; Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5 (1968-1973?)**. CD 4: HAYDN: Quartet in E flat, Op. 64, No. 6 (1968-1973?)**; Quartet in B flat, Op. 76, No. 4 (1968-1973?)**; Quartet in E flat, Op. 76, No. 6 (1968-1973?)**. CD 5: MOZART: Quartet in B flat, K. 458 (1968 or later)**; Quartet in D, K. 499 (Jan. 1967)*; Piano Quartet in E flat, K. 493 (17 Jan. 1967)***. CD 6: MOZART: Adagio and Fugue for string quartet in C minor, K. 546 (17 Jan. 1967)*. BRAHMS: Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 (1967)*. HUSA: Quartet No. 3 (1969 or later)**. SHIFRIN: Quartet No. 4 (13 Apr. 1969)**. CD 7: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1 (Jan. 1971)**. BRAHMS: Trio in E flat, Op. 40, for Piano, Violin and French horn (Jan. 1971) Leonard Sorkin, violin; Barry Tuckwell, horn; Naomi Zaslav, piano. MOZART: Horn Quintet in E flat, K. 407 (Jan. 1971) Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, viola; Bernard Zaslav, viola; George Sopkin, cello; Barry Tuckwell, horn. CD 8: BARTÓK: Third String Quartet (1967)*. HINDEMITH: Quartet No. 3, Op. 22 (Jan. 1967)*. MARTINON: Quartet No. 2, Op. 54 (20/21 Feb. 1967)*. * Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, violin; Gerald Stanick, viola; George Sopkin, cello. ** Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, violin; Bernard Zaslav, viola; George Sopkin, cello. *** Leonard Sorkin, violin; Gerald Stanick, viola; George Sopkin, cello; John Browning, piano. Sound restoration by Maggi Payne (2004). Notes by Abram Loft. Total time: 9 hrs. 15 min. [AAD] UPC # 017685-11542-4.

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W.A.MOZART: THE COMPLETE VIOLA QUINTETS
. The Fine Arts Quartet: Leonard Sorkin, Violin 1; Abram Loft, Violin 2; Bernard Zaslav, Viola; George Sopkin, Cello; with Francis Tursi, 2d Viola. Disc 1: (1:19:37). Viola Quintet in B flat, K174 (20:52). Viola Quintet in D, K593 (24:05). Viola Quintet in C, K515 (34:40). Disc 2: (1:19:31) Viola Quintet in G minor, K516 (33:32). Viola Quintet in C minor, K 406 [K516b] (21:38). Viola Quintet in E flat, K614 (24:21). Originally released on 3 LPs in 1975 as Vox Box-#SVBX 557. Recorded in 1974 in the small recital hall of the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee. Producer, engineer & editor: Leonard Sorkin; Assistant Engineer: John Stoll. This CD set issued under license from Vox Music Group. AAD. UPC# 0-17685-11592-9.

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Béla Bartók: The Six String Quartets with THE FINE ARTS QUARTET (Leonard Sorkin and Abram Loft, violins; Irving Ilmer, viola; George Sopkin, violoncello). The acclaimed 1959 Concert-Disc recordings; digitally restored from the original masters – issued under license from Countdown Media.
CD 1 of 3 (1:16:46) String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1908) (30:50) String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17 (1917) (28:28) String Quartet No. 3 (1927) (17:16). CD 2 of 3 (54:19) String Quartet No. 4(1928) (23:07) String Quartet No. 5(1934) (31:05). CD 3 of 3 (57:07) String Quartet No. 6 (1939) (30:10); and from a 1959 Chicago television program: Bartók’s First Quartet discussed by members of The Fine Arts Quartet [audio only] (26:41). Remastering engineer: Maggi Payne. Extensive booklet notes by Abram Loft. UPC # 0-17685-11762-6 [AAD] stereo.

 

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FRANK DUO

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BEETHOVEN: The 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Pamela Frank, Violin; Claude Frank, Piano. A reissue of the acclaimed 1999 Music Masters set, produced 1992-1995 by Max Wilcox, with additional notes by Tully Potter. 4 CDs, Total time: 3 hrs. 56 min. [DDD] UPC # 017685-11432-8.

HUNGARIAN STRING QUARTET

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ZOLTÁN SZÉKELY AND THE HUNGARIAN STRING QUARTET: Historical recordings and previously unissued public performances, 1937-1968. CD 1: MOZART: Quartet K 456 ("Dissonant") (*Menton Festival, 13 July 1958)[2]. SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") (*Menton Festival, 22 July 1958) [2]. HAYDN: Quartet in C major Op 74 No 1 (*University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 5 July 1950) [1]. CD 2: SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 15 in G Major, Op. 161 (*Menton Festival, 22 July 1958)[2]; Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") (Chamber Music Society LP CM-17, rec. 1952) [3]. CD 3: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3 (*Menton Festival, 21 July 1961) [4]; Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131 (*Menton Festival, 21 July 1961) [4]. KODÁLY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (Concert Hall Soc. LP CHS-1157, rec. 1952) [3]. CD 4: BARTÓK: 5th String Quartet (*Menton Festival, July 1961) [4]; 6th String Quartet (*Menton Festival, July 1961) [4]. HAYDN: Quartet in D Major Op 64 No. 5 (*University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1951) [1]. CD 5: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Op. 59 No. 1 (*Budapest, Academy of Music. 20 Dec. 1968) [4]. BARTÓK: 3rd String Quartet (*Budapest, Academy of Music. 20 Dec. 1968) [4]. HAYDN: Quartet in D Major Op 64 No. 5 (from 78s) (Rec. for HMV in London, 1946) [1]. CD 6: BRAHMS: Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2 (Budapest, Academy of Music. 20 Dec. 1968) [4]. MOZART: Quartet in D minor K 421 (Rec. for HMV in London, 1946) [1]. PORPORA: Sonata II in G (from Sonate XII di Violino e Basso (osia di Cimbalo e violoncello)) (Amer. Decca 78 G-25877). Zoltán Székely with Géza Fried, piano. CD 7: TCHAIKOVSKY: Quartet in D Major, Op. 11 (Concert Hall Soc. LP CHS-1183, rec. 1952) [3]. DVORÁK: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 ("American") (Concert Hall Soc. LP CHS-1157, rec. 1952) [3]. GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82 (Dutch Decca 78 set X-10110, rec. 1942). Székely, with Hague Residentia Orch., cond. Willem van Otterloo Lalo, Guitarre (Dutch Decca 78 set X-10110, rec. 1942) Székely with Jean Antonietti, piano. CD 8: GLAZUNOV: Cinq Novellettes pour Quatuor d'archets, Op. 15 (Concert Hall Soc. LP CHS-1183, rec. 1952) [3]. SCHUMANN: Quartet in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1 (*University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1 July 1951) [1]. DEBUSSY: Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (*University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1 Aug. 1951) [1]. ([1] Székely--Moskowsky-Koromzay-Palotai. [2] Székely-Moszkowsky-Koromzay-Magyar. [3] Székely-Moskowsky-Halleux-Palotai. [4] Székely-Kuttner-Koromzay-Magyar. * Public performances. Technical reconstruction (2004) by Maggi Payne. Issued with the kind cooperation of Prof. Gabriel Magyar and the Székely Estate. Total time: 9 hrs. 50 min. [DDD] UPC # 017685-11612-4.
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KOLISCH QUARTET

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IN HONOR OF RUDOLF KOLISCH, 1896-1978.
CD 1 of 6 (72:48) Schoenberg: St Qt #1, op.7 Kolisch Quartet (Rudolf Kolisch-Felix Khuner-Eugen Lehner-Benar Heifetz); Los Angeles, 29 Dec. 1936 Schoenberg: St Qt #2, op. 10 (with soprano) Kolisch Quartet (as above) + Clemence Gifford, sop.; Los Angeles, 31 Dec. 1936 Schoenberg: spoken comment
CD 2 of 6
(64:57) Schoenberg: St Qt #3, op.30 Kolisch Quartet (as above); Los Angeles, 30 Dec. 1936 Schoenberg: spoken comment Schoenberg: St Qt #4, op.37 Kolisch Quartet (as above); Los Angeles, 8 or 9 Jan. 1937.
CD 3 of 6 (56:40) Schoenberg: St Qt #3, op.30 Pro Arte Quartet of the University of Wisconsin (Rudolf Kolisch-Albert Rahier-Bernard Milofsky-Ernst Fiedlander). Rec. at WOR Studios in New York, 24 Jan. 1950; released on LP as Dial 4 Berg: Lyric Suite Same personnel, venue, and record label as above; rec. 2 Feb. 1950; released on LP as Dial 5.
CD 4 of 6 (68:27) Schoenberg: Concerto for violin and orchestra, op.36 Rudolf Kolisch, Wisconsin Festival Orchestra, cond. Rene Leibowitz; Madison, WI , 7 May 1967 Kolisch interview (with Will Ogdon, Darmstadt, 1964) Bartok: Sonata for solo violin Rudolf Kolisch; Madison, WI , 1966.

CD 5 of 6 (64:10) Bartok: 5th String Quartet Pro Arte Quartet of the University of Wisconsin (Rudolf Kolisch-Albert Rahier-Germain Prevost-Ernst Friedlander), Washington, D.C. , 26 January 1945 Schoenberg: Fantasie, Op. 47 Rudolf Kolisch, vn., Gunnar Johansen, pno., Madison, WI (1966) Schoenberg: String Quartet in D Major (1897)(25:06) Pro Arte Quartet of the University of Wisconsin (Personnel as on CD 3) Washington, D.C., 7 Feb. 1952
CD 6 of 6 (68:46) Webern: Five Movements for string quartet, op. 5Pro Arte Quartet of the University of Wisconsin (Personnel as on CD 3) 20 Jan. 1950 First released on LP on Dial 7 Webern: Six Bagatelles for string quartet, op. 9 (4:34) Pro Arte Quartet of the University of Wisconsin (Personnel as on CD 3) 20 Jan. 1950 First released on LP on Dial 7 Schubert: Octet in F major,op.166 Kolisch Quartet (Rudolf Kolisch-Felix Khuner-Jascha Veissi-Stefan Auber) with Eric Simon, clar., Wendell Hoss, horn, Leonard Sharrow, bassoon & Anthony Zentrick, double bass. Rec. in Washington, D.C., 14 April 1940.

Technical reconstruction: Maggi Payne Extensive notes by Will Ogdon, Russell Sherman, and Tully Potter [AAD]; UPC #017685-10562-3

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LONDON STRING QUARTET

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THE LONDON STRING QUARTET: 1917-1951 RECORDINGS.
Includes 5 previously unissued complete concerts from the Library of Congress and newly restored rare 78 rpm recordings. CD 1 - 61:23 BEETHOVEN –Quartet. No. 9 in C, Op. 59 #3*. BRAHMS – Quartet. No. 3 in Bb, Op. 67* 4/12/1943 LC. CD 2 - 66:27 DEBUSSY- Qt. in g, Op. 10* 4/12/1943 LC. HAYDN - Qt. in d, Op. 76 #2* 5/11/1943 LC, Qt. in C, Op. 76 #3 - Col. L1633/35, 15-17/12/1924, Col. Studios, London. CD 3 - 75:25 SCHUMANN - Qt. in A, Op. 41 #3*. TOCH - Qt. No. 12 in f, Op.70*. BEETHOVEN - Qt. No. 11 in f, Op. 95* 21/2/1947, LC. CD 4 – 66:52 DOHNÁNYI – Qt. No. 2 in Db, Op. 15*. BEETHOVEN - Qt. No. 15 in a, Op. 132*, 5/11/1948, LC. CD 5 – 68:40. SCHUBERT - Qt. No. 13 in a, Op. 29 (D. 804)*. BLOCH - Five Pieces for String Qt. (1923–25)*. RAVEL - Qt. in F [2] 27/1/1950, LC. CD 6 – 73:00, MOZART - Qt. No. 19 in C, K. 465 "Dissonance"*. MCEWEN - Qt. No. 6 in A, "Biscay"*. BRAHMS - Qt. No. 2 in a, Op.51 #2* 2/3/1951, LC. CD 7 – 63:03, FRANCK - Qt. in D* Col. 67697/02D, 11/1928 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - On Wenlock Edge Col. 7363/65, 1917, Gervase Elwes, t..; Frederick B. Kiddle, p. CD 8 – 67:55 SCHUBERT - Qt. No. 12 in c, D. 703 Col. L1679R 4/11/1927, Col. Studios, London. ELGAR - Qt. in e, Op. 83 (abridged) Vocalion D 02026/27; 1921, London. BRIDGE - Three Idylls Col. L1704/05 3/11/1925, Col. London. BRIDGE - An Irish Melody: Londonderry Air Col. L1716 17/11/1925, Col. London. KREISLER - Finale from Qt. in a Vocalion D 02027 1921, London. STEPHEN FOSTER - Melodies [2] London DLP 5047 16/3, 20/4, 21/5, 21/6/1945; 18 /1, 7/6/1946, Los Angeles. * = Previously unissued. LC = Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Sound restorations: Lani Spahr. Notes: Tully Potter. Special offer: 8 CDs priced as 6.

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PASQUIER TRIO

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THE PASQUIER TRIO PLAYS MOZART.
W. A. Mozart [attributed]: Four Preludes & Fugues from String Trio Arrangements, K404a; Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563. Recorded 1951 for Les Discophiles Francais; restored from original master tapes by Albert Frantz. Total Time: 66:20. AAD. UPC# 0-17685-123320

VÉGH QUARTET

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BÉLA BARTÓK: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS:
The long unavailable 1954 Paris mono cycle. Végh Quartet: Sándor Végh, Violin I; Sándor Zöldy, Violin II; Georges Janzer, Viola; Paul Szabó, Cello.Sound restoration (2005): Maggi Payne. Notes: Abram Loft    AAD   UPC # 0 17685-11692 6, .

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BEETHOVEN: THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS ­The 1952 VÉGH QUARTET RECORDINGS. Sándor Végh - 1st violin, Sándor Zöldy - 2nd violin, Georges Janzer viola, Paul Szabo cello. Originally released on Haydn Society LPs HSQ N, O and P. The 1952 Paris cycle. AAD UPC# 0-17685-10842-6.

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ZASLAV DUO

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THREE ROMANTIC VIOLA SONATAS. BRAHMS: Two Sonatas for Viola & Piano; FRANCK: Sonata in A for Violin & Piano. Zaslav Duo.
UPC # 017685-06262-9

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DVORÁK'S VIOLA: WORKS TRANSCRIBED FOR VIOLA AND PIANO BY B. ZASLAV. ANTONÍN DVORÁK: Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (orig. violin/piano); Rondo, Op. 94 (orig. cello/orch. or piano); Four Songs, Op. 2 (orig. soprano/piano); Song, "All ye that labour", Op. 31, #4; Song, "All through the night", Op. 31, #5; Sonatina in G, Op. 100 (orig. violin/piano); "Klid" (Forest Silence), Op. 68, #5 (orig. cello/orch. or piano); Song, "As My Mother Taught Me", Op. 55, #4; Slavonic Dance in g, Op. 46, #2 (Dvorák/Kreisler); Romance, Op. 11 (orig. violin/orch. or piano). The Zaslav Duo: Bernard Zaslav, viola, & Naomi Zaslav, piano. Total time: 75:26 (DDD) UPC #0-17685-49532-8.

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ARRAU

more    CD-1205(1) Add to Shopping Cart       Download MP3 from ClassicsOnlineCLAUDIO ARRAU PLAYS LISZT: Public Performances [1970-1981] 1) Sonata in b (C.W. Post College, L.I., New York, Jan. 3, 1976). 2) Dante Sonata(92d Street YMHA, New York, Feb. 24, 1981). 3) Ballade No. 2. 4) Jeux d'Eau a la Ville d'Este (both Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, Feb. 25, 1979). 5) Transcendental Etude No. 10 (Philharmonic Hall, New York, Feb. 15, 1970). Total: 76:08. Released under licence from the Estate of Claudio Arrau. Producer: Peter Warwick. Restoration engineer: Lani Spahr. Includes transcript of a previously unpublished conversation with Arrau about Liszt. AAD [mono]. UPC# 0-17685-12052-7.

BUZZ: Although Arrau recorded all these works for Philips (some, like the Sonata even twice) the concert performances presented here (chosen from many alternate readings) are far more virtuosic and expressive than the studio tapings.

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CD-1158(1) CLAUDIO ARRAU PLAYS CHOPIN: TWO HISTORIC PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS
- Chopin: Concerto No. 1 in e, Op. 11 (1830) with WDR S.O., Cologne, cond. Otto Klemperer (25 Oct. 1954); Concerto No. 2 in f, Op. 21 (1830) with Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Fritz Busch (U.N. Human Rights Day Concert, New York, 10 Dec. 1950). Audio restoration by Graham Newton, 2004. Total time: 71:42 [AAD] UPC# 0-17685-11582-0.

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CD-1174(1)  ARRAU PLAYS LISZT, SCHUMANN and WEBER—HISTORIC PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major. Philharmonic~Symphony Orchestra (NY), Dimitri Mitropoulos, 5 Sept. 1943; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in a Minor, Op. 54. Philharmonic~Symphony Orchestra (NY), Victor De Sabata, 18 March 1951; WEBER: Konzertstück in f Minor, op.79 J282. NBC SO (NY), Erich Kleiber, 20 Dec. 1947. Sound restoration (2005) by Maggi Payne, booklet note by Bryce Morrison.  Total time 1:10:25 AAD. UPC # 0 17685-11742.

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CD-1060(2)   CLAUDIO ARRAU    In Germany.    Pre War recordings from the collection of Deutschen Rundfunkarchiv. CHOPIN: Ballade Op. 23 (8:24); BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 7, Op. 10 No. 3 in D (21:01); MOZART: Sonata in D K576 (Stuttgart, 31/5/39) (14:05); BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 3 Op. 2 in C (23:49); HAYDN: Andante con Variazioni in f Op. 83 (Stuttgart, 13/11/38) (8:53); LISZT: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from Années de Pèlerinage (Seconde année) (Stuttgart, 19/7/37) (6:25), Concerto No. 1 in Eb major for piano and orchestra (Frankfurt R.O. Hans Rosbaud, 15/5/35) (18:17), Harmonies du soir from Etudes d'exécution transcendante (Stuttgart, 19/7/37) (7:53); CHOPIN: Scherzo (No. 3) Opus 39, in c# (1939) (7:19)*; LISZT: Les jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este from Années de Pèlerinage (1929) (6:55)*. 2 CDs. A coproduction with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (German Radio Archive). Technical restoration by Maggi Payne.

UPC # 0-17685-10602-6. [AAD]    *Commercial recordings, previously issued.

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BACKHAUS

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BACKHAUS PLAYS BRAHMS The Celebrated HMV Piano Solo Recordings. All Ballades, Scherzos, Waltzes, Rhapsodies, Intermezzos and other works for solo piano recorded by Wilhelm Backhaus between 1929-1936. Notes by Bryce Morrison Restoration: Maggi Payne & Graham Newton. AAD UPC # 17685-11322-2

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BUSONI

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Men’s Chorus op. 39 (Kindermann 247) Gunnar Johansen, Piano; Men’s choir of the NDR; prepared by Otto Franze; NDR Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Recorded 15/16, January 1956, Hamburg, Musikhalle (live). Chief producer: Dr. Friedrich Schnapp. Total Time: 68:25 AAD (mono) UPC # 0-17685-11632-2.

BADURA-SKODA

CD-1254(1) PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS Add to Shopping Cart
No. 25 in C, K503, with Horst Stein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (performed live 15 June 1978) and No. 22 in Eb, K482, with George Szell conducting the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (performed live 19 & 20 Dec. 1959). K503: first release; K482: first time on CD. Extensive notes on the music and on these performances by Badura-Skoda. Booklet includes his CD discography. A co-production with the VPO and ORF1 [Austrian Radio]. ADD, 65:59. UPC # 0-17685-12542-3.

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FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: 12 Études, Op. 10; 12 Études, Op. 25; 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59 Nos. 1, 2, 3. The Études are from the celebrated 1956 Westminster recording. The Mazurkas are from a 1999 live recital, previously unissued. Technical restoration by Albert Frantz. Total Time: 63:13. AAD/DDD. UPC# 0-17685-12302 3

CD-1206(1) PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTOS. Add to Shopping Cart
Vienna State Opera Orchestra cond. Artur Rodzinski Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in E-minor, Op. 11; Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in F-minor, Op. 21 Recorded in the Konzerthaus, Vienna, June 27 - July 11 1954; originally issued on Westminster LP ML 5308. Disc to digital transfer by Wolfgang Neubacher; audio restoration by Aaron Z. Snyder (2007). Notes in English and German. AAD. Total: 62:57 UPC# 017685 120626

BUZZ: Paul Badura-Skoda has earned a richly deserved reputation as one of the great classicists of his generation. It is a profile solidified by multiple recordings of the masterpieces of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as pioneering period instrument performances and important scholarship. The average piano music fancier, especially in America, would be forgiven, then, to be unaware of his tremendous enthusiasm for the music of Frederic Chopin, as reflected in his Westminster recordings of the Polish composer's Concertos and Etudes. Chopin has never left the repertoire of Badura-Skoda. The Etudes, which he plays with extraordinary passion and vigor, are nearly as important to his career as a performing musi­cian in Europe, as are the Beethoven sonatas. He is very proud to have been asked to judge at Chopin competitions, and believes that his reputation as an artist in Poland has been made more as a Chopin player than as a master of the Viennese classics. Here is his celebrated Westminster recording of the two Concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic (playing under a different name for contractual reasons), lovingly refurbished using the revolutionary new harmonic balancing system.

CASADESUS

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OBERT CASADESUS IN CONCERT:
Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 4 in C Minor for piano, Op. 44. Franck: Symphonic Variations. Both with ORTF, Jascha Horenstein Montreux Festival Sept. 26, 1961. Ravel: Concerto pour la main gauche (17:08) Het Concertgebouworkest, Eduard van Beinum Concertgebouw Amsterdam October 23 or 24, 1946. Total time = 54:45 Technical Reconstruction (2004): Maggi Payne. AAD UPC # 017685-11332-1

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ROBERT CASADESUS PLAYS MOZART:
CD No. 1 (52:46) Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467; Nat'l Orch., Lovro von Matacic (23 Sept. 1960) (27:36). Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488; Nat'l Orch., Jean Martinon (18 June 1969) (24:56). CD No. 2 (59:03) Piano Concerto #24 in c, K491 Nat'l Orch., Pierre Monteux (24 Sept. 1958) (29:14). Piano Concerto #26 in D, K537 Nat'l Orch., David Zinman (13 Sept. 1968) (29:36). Audio restoration: Aaron Z. Snyder (2006). *Previously unissued public performances. AAD UPC # 0-17685-11792-3 Not for sale in France.

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CORTOT

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CORTOT PLAYS CHOPIN: THE CELEBRATED 1926/33 RECORDINGS. CHOPIN: Sonata No. 3 in b, Op. 58 (HMV DA1209/12); Sonata No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 35 (HMV DB 2019/20); Ballade No. 1 in g, Op. 23 (VICTOR 6612, 27 1926); Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat, Op. 53, Fantaisie in f , Op. 49 and Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op. 60 (all from HMVs, 1933).
UPC #0-17685-07172-0

FRANK

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BEETHOVEN: The Complete Piano Sonatas
. Claude Frank, Piano. Reissue of the celebrated 1971 RCA LP set. Digitally refurbished. (ADD) UPC #0-17685-46402-7.

GIESEKING

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GIESEKING PLAYS MOZART.
CD No. 1 (69:33): Piano Concerto No. 9, K271 in E-flat, ORTF, Igor Markevitch, 11 IX 1955 (Montreux); Piano Concerto No. 21, K467 in C, Philharmonic Symphony Orch., Guido Cantelli, 26 III 1955 (New York); Piano Sonata, K545 in C, NDR, 10 XI 1954 (Hamburg).
CD No. 2 (65:01): Piano Concerto No. 27, K595 in B-flat, Lausanne Chamber Orch., Victor Desarzens, 17 XII 1948 (Lausanne); Piano Concerto No. 23, K488 in A, Zurich Tonhalle Orch., Volkmar Andreae, VI 1949 (Zurich); Piano Sonata, K576 in D, 17 VIII 1944. Walter Gieseking, piano. [AAD] UPC# 017685-10082-6.

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GIESEKING PLAYS SCHUMANN. Robert Schumann: Etudes Symphoniques Op. 13; Waldscenen, Op. 82; and Romances, Op. 28: Nos. 1 & 2 (all recorded 9 July 1951 in Saarbucken) and Sonata No. 1 in F# Minor, Op. 11 (Grosse Sonate) (recorded in 1942 for RRG, the German radio system). Total time: 74:41. [AAD]
UPC #0-17685-10132-8.

CD No. 2 (77:15) Beethoven: Sonata No. 16 in G, Op. 31 No.1 (1947), Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in e, Op. 90 (1943), Schubert: Rondo, from Sonata in D, Op. 53 (1945), Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccoso in E (1947).

CD No. 3 (74:01) Mendelssohn: Hunting Song from Songs Without Words in A, Op 19, No. 3 (1947), Mendelssohn: Song of the Pilgrim from Songs Without Words in Bb, Op. 67, No. 3 (1947), Mendelssohn: The Joyous Peasant from Songs Without Words in A, Op. 10, No. 5 (1947). Schumann: Sonata in f# Op. 11 (1943). Schumann: XII Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 (1945). Brahms: Intermezzo in C (1933).

CD No. 4 (78:46) Brahms: Intermezzo in A (1933), Brahms: Romanze in F (1933), Debussy: La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes, Mouvement de Habanera (1947), Debussy: Hommage a Rameau from Images I (1947), Debussy: Mouvement from Images I (1947), Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie (1947) Debussy: Feux d'Artifice (1947), Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 in f# minor Op. 23 (1945), Scriabin: Sonata No. 5 in F#, Op. 53 (1947), Scriabin: Sonata No. 9 in F major Op. 68 (1947), Ravel; La vallée des closches (1947), Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (1947), Ravel: Ondine (1947).

(AAD) UPC # 0-17685-10702-3 (A co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv).

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WALTER GIESEKING: UNISSUED BROADCASTS FROM RADIO FRANKFURT.
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain. RSO Frankfurt, Kurt Schroeder (1952). Hindemith: Theme and Four Variations (The Four Temperaments); RSO Frankfurt, Winfried Zillig (1953); Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op.57 "Appassionata" (1947); Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17 (1947) & Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op.47 (1947). [AAD], CD #1: 48:25, CD #2: 55:36;
This collection presents never-before-released recordings from the archives of the Hessian Radio, including two twentieth century masterpieces of which there are NO commercial Gieseking recordings.
UPC#0-17685-10742-9

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CD-1095(1) GIESEKING AND THE LATE ROMANTICS.
Rachmaninoff: Piano Con. Nr. 3 (Philharmonic-Symphony, Barbirolli, 1939); Franck: Symph. Var. (ACO, Mengelberg, 1940); Debussy: Fantaisie (ACO, Mengelberg, 1938). AAD. 75:09. UPC # 0-17685-10952-2

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WALTER GIESEKING AT RIAS: PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED 1950/1955 BROADCAST PERFORMANCES.

CD 1:
(65:48) Mozart: 6 Variations, KV Anh. 137 (29 Sept. 1955); Sonata in C Major, K545 (2 Oct. 1955); 9 Variations, K264 "Lison dormait" (29 Sept. 1955); Mendelssohn: Songs without Words (2 Oct. 1955); Beethoven: Sonata in d, Op. 31 Nr. 2 (29 Sept. 1955).

CD No. 2 (72:22) Debussy: Préludes from Books 1 and 2 (selections) (23 May 1950); Ravel: Sonatine (29 Sept. 1955); Gaspard de la nuit (1/2 Oct. 1955).

CD No. 3 (64:27) Schubert: Impromptu Op 90#4 (2 Oct.1955); Impromptu Op 142#3 (29 Sept. 1955); Schumann: 43 Clavierstücke für die Jugend, Op. 68 (selections) (2 Oct.1955); Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 76, No. 1-8 (29 Sept. 1955); Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11 (1-13) (1/2 Oct. 1955).

CD No. 4 (43:32) Scriabin: 24 Preludes (Nos. 14-24), Op. 11 (1/2 Oct. 1955); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 RIAS S.O., Antal Dorati (24 May 1950, Titania-Palast). A co-production with DeutschlandRadio, distributed in Germany by DeutschlandRadio Marketing, and outside Germany by Music & Arts. This set advertised in the autumn 2001 issue of Classic Record Collector and in the Awards issue (November 2001) of Gramophone. Total time: 246:09. AAD UPC# 0-17685-10982-9.


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WALTER GIESEKING plays BEETHOVEN CONCERTOS.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15, Philharmonia Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik from Columbia (UK) 78s LX 1230/2, CAX 10333/40 Rec. EMI Studio No. 1, Abbey Rd., London, 13 Oct. 1948. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, "Emperor" Grosses Funkorchester, Artur Rother Rec. Saal No. 1, Haus des Rundfunks (Reichsender Berlin), 23 Jan. 1945. The only complete recording of a classical work in stereo surviving from WWII! Total time: 67:40. [AAD] UPC# 017685-11452-6. Restoration (2004): Aaron Z. Snyder "Emperor" previously released by Music & Arts on CD Nos. 637 (1990) & 815 (1994).

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GIESEKING: Rachmaninoff Pno Cnto 2 & 3, Concertgebouw , Mengelberg 1940. UPC # 017685-42502-8

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GIESEKING - WARTIME BROADCAST RECORDINGS. PFITZNER: Concerto in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 31, with Hamburg Philharmonic, cond. A. Bittner (6 December 1943) & GRIEG: Concerto in a for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16, with Berlin Philharmonic(?), cond. R. Heger(?) (July/September 1944)(?). [ADD] Total time: 65:33. UPC: 017685092503.

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GRAINGER

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PERCY GRAINGER: Molly on the Shore & In a Nutshell Suite; GRIEG: Concerto in A, all w/HBO, Stokowski, 1945/46; and SCHUMANN: Etudes Symphoniques, 1928 78s. UPC # 017685-40892-5

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HASKIL

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CLARA HASKIL PLAYS PIANO CONCERTOS BY MOZART & BEETHOVEN. Mozart: Piano Concertos: #9 in E-flat, K271 Symphony Orchestra of the Northwest German Radio, cond. Otto Ackermann (Cologne, 1954) & #20 in d, K466 with BSO, cond. Charles Munch (1956) & #27 in B-flat, K595 with Kölner Gürzenich Orchestra (Montreux), cond. Otto Klemperer (1956). Beethoven: Concerto #3 in c, Op. 37, with BSO, cond. Munch (1956). AAD. 60:22 & 63:22. UPC # 0-17685-10962-1.

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CLARA HASKIL IN PERFORMANCE:
MOZART: Piano Concerto in Eb Major, K271, Casals Festival Orch., Prades, Pablo Casals, (6/19/1953); SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, Strasbourg Municipal Orch., Carl Schuricht (6/15/1955).Technical reconstruction (1993) Maggi Payne. Total Time: 59:58 AAD UPC #0-17685-11262-1   

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THE GRUMIAUX/HASKIL DUO: LIVE FROM BEÇANÇON. MOZART: Violin Sonatas: in B-flat, K454 & e, K304; BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonatas: No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 12 No. 3; No. 10 in G, Op. 96. Arthur Grumiaux, violin, with Clara Haskil, piano; recorded at the Beçançon Festival (18 September 1957). UPC: 017685086021.

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HASKIL & HINDEMITH AT MONTREUX
. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d, K.466, Hindemith: Theme and Variations "The Four Temeraments." Clara Haskil, piano. Orchestre National de France, conducted by Paul Hindemith. Live, 22 september 1957, Montreux. UPC # 017685-48642-5

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GULDA

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FRIEDRICH GULDA PLAYS BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (recorded with the Wiener Symphoniker, Gulda conducting, 22 Jan. 1953); 4 Bagatelles, Op. 126 (Op. 126, No. 1 (recorded in Sao Paulo, 19 April 1956) Op. 126, No. 2 (recorded in Sao Paulo, 19 April 1956); Op. 126, No. 3 (recorded in Bergamo, 9 Feb. 1959) Op. 126, No. 5 (recorded in Quito, 10 April 1956). A co-production with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Paul Gulda. Total time: 78:40. UPC# 0-17685-12392-4.

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HOFMANN

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KEYBOARD GIANTS PLAY BEETHOVEN -- NEWLY DISCOVERED BROADCAST TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM WWII
: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in c, Op. 37. Arthur Rubinstein, Philharmonic-Symphony, cond. Eugene Ormandy (1943) & Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 4 in G, Op. 58. Josef Hofmann, Philharmonic-Symphony, cond, Dimitri Mitropoulos (1943). ADD.Total time: 66 minutes. UPC# 0-17685-11142-6

HOROWITZ

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TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BRAHMS: UNISSUED BROADCAST PERFORMANCES. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb, Op. 83 with Vladimir Horowitz, piano (23 Oct 1948) & Syphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 (31 Mar 1946). UPC# 0-17685-10772-6 (79:33) AAD.

 

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HOROWITZ IN TWO PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERT PERFORMANCES. TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in b with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, cond. William Steinberg (August 1949) and RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in d, Op.30 with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra cond. Serge Koussevitzky (August 1950). Total time: 71:13. (AAD) UPC#0-17685-49632-5.

KAPELL

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WILLIAM KAPELL IN PERFORMANCE: BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op.15 in d with Phillharmonic-Symphony Orchestra cond. Dimitri Mitropoullos (12 April 1953, New York). PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, in C with Phillharmonic-Symphony Orchestra cond. Leopold Stokowski (5 March 1949, New York). Release authorized by the Kapell Estate. Originally released in 1997; new digital restoration in 2008.Total time: 72:08. AAD UPC# 0-17685-09902-1

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William Kapell • Unissued Broadcasts.
Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in c for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 18 New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (18 Feb. 1951). Khachaturian: Concerto in Db for Piano & Orchestra Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (8 Apr. 1944). Total time: 61:47 017685-11092-4 AAD.

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THE STOKOWSKI EDITION, VI. KODÁLY: Háry János Suite, Radio Budapest Symphony (1967) & Te Deum of Buda Castle, The American Youth Performs Chorus and Orchestra; DE FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain, William Kapell, piano, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (1949).
UPC #0-17685-47712-6

KEMPFF

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WILHELM KEMPFF: RARE RECORDINGS (1936-1945)
from the Collections of Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv and Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

CD 1 (67:19) Recordings from the collection of Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv: 1) (announcer); MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467. Gro?es Leipziger Sinfonie-Orchester, cond. Hans Weisbach (3 April 1939, RRG); BEETHOVEN: Piano concerto No. 5 in Eb Major, Op. 73, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Peter Raabe (1936; from DG 78s LM67082/86).

CD 2 (66:38) Broadcast recordings from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg): BACH: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d minor (10.10.1945); BACH: from Cantata No. 147. "Wohl mir da? ich Jesum habe," arr. for piano by Kempff (18.8.45) CHOPIN: Berceuse, Op. 57 (10.10.45); CHOPIN: Mazurka in f minor, Op. 7 No. 3 (18.8.45); CHOPIN: Mazurka in C major, Op. 57 No. 2 (18.8.45); CHOPIN: Fantasie Impromptu in c# minor, Op. 66 (10.10.45); Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt from Premi?re ann?e of Ann?es de P?lerinage (18.8.45); Liszt: Eglogue from Premi?re ann?e of Ann?es de P?lerinage (18.8.45); Liszt: Au bord d'une source from Premi?re ann?e of Ann?es de P?lerinage (3:43) (18.8.45); Liszt: Il Penseroso from Seconde ann?e of Ann?es de P?lerinage (18.8.45); Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca from Seconde ann?e of Ann?es de P?lerinage (18.8.45); Liszt: Gondoliera from Venezia e Napoli of Ann?es de P?lerinage (10.10.45); Faure: Nocturne No. 6, Op. 63 (10.10.45).

CD 1-67:19. CD 2-66:38. (A co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv and Norddeutscher Rundfunk). UPC # 0-17685-10712-2.

KOCZALSKI

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KOCZALSKI PLAYS CHOPIN: BROADCAST RECORDINGS FROM GERMAN RADIO · 1945 AND 1948. CD 1: (65:56) Mazurka No. 25 in B minor, Op. 33, No. 4*; Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1*; Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1*. Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. Posth.*; Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45*; Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4*;Waltz No. 6 in D flat, Op. 64, No. 1 ("Minute") *. Prelude No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28, No. 15 ("Raindrop") *; Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 ("Valse brillante")*. Polonaise No. 3 in A, Op. 40, No. 1 ("Military") * [all Rec. Feb. 6, 1948 in Studio Kleistsaal, RIAS, Berlin]. Mazurka No. 31 in A flat, Op. 50, No. 2* [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]. Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 [Rec. April 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin*]. Nocturne No. 9 in B, Op. 32, No. 1 [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin*]. Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66 [Recorded 1945 in Berlin]. CD 2: (74:25) Etude No. 8 in F, Op. 10, No. 8* [ Rec. April 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]; Impromptu No. 1 in A flat, Op. 29* [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]. Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58* [ Rec. Apr. 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]; Waltzes: No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 ("Valse brillante"); No. 4 in F, Op. 34, No. 3 ("Valse brillante"); No. 8 in A flat, Op. 64, No. 3 [Rec. Oct. 24, 1948 in Berlin]. Ecossaises, Op. 72: No. 1 in D; No. 2 in G minor; No. 3 in D flat [Rec.Oct. 24, 1948 in Berlin]. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, with Berlin Radio Orchestra [Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin] conductor, Sergiu Celibidache [Rec. Sept. 25, 1948 in Berlin]. Raul von Koczalski, piano Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn. Includes over 70 minutes of unissued material. * previously unreleased UPC# 017685-12612-3.

KRAUS

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Solo Keyboard Works with Lili Kraus,
  piano. Recorded in 1954 for the Haydn Society; previously released on LPs  HSL 121-127 in 1955 & on Music & Arts CD set 1001 in 1997. Digitally remastered from the original 38 cm/sec master tapes by Maggi Payne
CD No. 1 (65:47) Sonatas in C, K279; in F, K280; in B-flat, K281; in E-flat, K282; in G, K283 CD No. 2 (78:16) Sonatas in D, K284; in C, K309; in D, K311; in a, K310 CD No. 3 (78:48) Sonatas in C, K330; in A, K331; in F, K332; in B-flat, K333 CD No. 4 (71:36) Fantasy in c, K475; Sonatas in c, K457; in C, K545; in B-flat, K570; in D, K576 CD No. 5 (79:12) La belle Françoise, 12 Variations in E-flat, K353; Salve tu, Domine, 6 Variations in F, K398; Come un' agnello, 8 Variations in A, K460; Fantasy in c, K396; Fantasy in d, K397; Allegro einer Sonate in g, K312; Eine kleine Gigue in G, K574; Menuetto No. 6 in D, K355; Adagio in b, K540; Rondo in a, K511. Special! 5 CDs priced as 4

MICHELANGELI

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ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI IN RECITAL. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 11 Op. 22 in B flan major (Paris, November 11, 1978). Piano Sonata No. 12 Op. 26 in A flat major (London, April 13, 1982). CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B flat minor (Tokyo, October 29, 1973). Total time: 70:23 UPC# 0-17685-10362-9

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ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI. TWO NEWLY DISCOVERED BROADCAST RECORDINGS
. Mozart: Piano Concerto in d, K466 Karl Munchinger cond. Stuttgart Phil. Orch., Stuttgart, Liederhalle, (22.11.1967). Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2 No. 3 Paris, Salle Pleyel, (11.11.1975). Premiere recordings issued by permission of the Estate of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Total: 58:38 [AAD] UPC # 17685-11472.

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MICHELANGELI PLAYS BEETHOVEN
: Piano Concerto No 5 in E-flat, "Emperor" Op. 73 (39:38) ORTF, Jean Martinon, 1970 Lausanne Festival (stereo) Piano Sonata No 4 in E-flat, Op. 7 (34:27) Bonn, 1970 (mono) "Emperor" Concerto previously unreleased; Sonata previously released on LP only Issued with the kind cooperation of the estate of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Total time: 1:15:38 AAD UPC#017685-11622-3

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MICHELANGELI IN CONCERT -- BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, Paris Symphony Orchestra, Celibidache, 1975 (S) & HAYDN: Piano Concerto in D, Brescia Festival Orchestra, A. Orizio 1967 (M). UPC # 0-17685-42962-0.

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NOVAES

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GUIOMAR NOVAËS: THE COMPLETE VICTOR 78s, 1919-1927. Twenty 78 rpm recordings of works by GOTTSCHALK, CHOPIN, LISZT, PADEREWSKI, MOSZKOWSKI, GLUCK, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, et al. UPC: 017685070222

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PETRI

RUBINSTEIN

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KEYBOARD GIANTS PLAY BEETHOVEN -- NEWLY DISCOVERED BROADCAST TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM WWII
: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in c, Op. 37. Arthur Rubinstein, Philharmonic-Symphony, cond. Eugene Ormandy (1943) & Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 4 in G, Op. 58. Josef Hofmann, Philharmonic-Symphony, cond, Dimitri Mitropoulos (1943). ADD.Total time: 66 minutes. UPC# 0-17685-11142-6

SCHNABEL

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SCHUMANN and DVORÁK by Schnabel AND THE PRO ARTE QUARTET. SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44. Recorded 19th November, 1934, No. 3 Studio at Abbey Road. DVORÁK: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. Recorded 11th February, 1934 at No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road. Artur Schnabel (piano) with The Pro Arte Quartet: Alphonse Onnou - Laurent Halleux - Germain Prevost - Robert Maas. The copyright in the recordings contained in this CD is owned in the U.S.A. by EMI Classics; the CD is released under license from EMI Classics. Total time: 1:02:56. UPC# 017685-119620.

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ARTUR SCHNABEL PLAYS MOZART

The complete EMI recordings, augmented by live performances.

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ARTUR SCHNABEL PERFORMS SCHUMANN & SCHUBERT
: Schumann: Concerto in A for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54 (30:03) Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, cond. Pierre Monteux, New York, 13 June 1943. Schubert: Trio No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 99, D. 898 with Szigeti & Fournier, Artur Schnabel on piano. London, Central Hall, 1 October 1947. Schumann was previously unreleased, the Schubert was first released on LP RR-488 in 1981 by our predecessor organization, Educational Media Associates of America, Inc., and this is its first release on CD.

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ARTUR SCHNABEL IN PERFORMANCE. MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 23 in A , K488, Philharmonic-Symphony, Rodzinsky & No. 24 in c, K491, Standard Symphony, cond. Wallenstein (1946).
UPC # 0-17685-46322-8

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ARTUR SCHNABEL: THE COMPLETE SCHUBERT RECORDINGS, 1932 – 1950 CD 1 (65:10): Impromptus, Op. 90, D.899 (1950); Impromptus, Op. posth. 142, D.935(1950); Allegretto in C minor, D.915 (1939), March in E, D.606 (1939). CD 2 (62:19): Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D.780 (1937); Piano Sonata No. 18 in D, Op. 53, D.850 (1939). CD 3 (71:42): Piano Sonata No. 21 in A, D.959 (1937); Piano Sonata No. 22 in B flat, D.960 (1939). CD 4 (71:30): Piano Quintet in A, Op. posth. 114, D.667 (‘Trout’) (1935) (with Pro Arte Qt. Members, C. Hobday, double bass) Lieder (with Theresa Behr-Schnabel, contralto) (1932); Marches Militaires, Op. 51, D.733 (1937) (with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, piano). CD 5 (74:29): Divertissement à la Hongroise in G minor, Op. 54, D.818 (1937); March in G minor, Op. 40, D.819 No. 2 (1937); March in B minor, Op. 40, D.819 No. 3 (1937); Andantino varié in B minor, Op. 84, D.823 (1937); Allegro in A minor (“Lebensstürme”), Op. posth. 144, D.947 (1937); Rondo in A, Op. 107, D.951 (1937)(with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, piano). Restoration engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn. Extensive notes by Harris Goldsmith. UPC # 17685-11752.
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SERKIN

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RUDOLF SERKIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN. The 1945-1952 Solo Piano Recordings for American Columbia
. CD No. 1: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 ("Moonlight"), May 28-30,1951. Piano Sonata No.8 in C Minor, Op.13 ("Pathetique"), June 5, 1945. Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 ("Appassionata"), July 14 & 29, 1947. Piano Sonata No.26 in E-Flat, Op.81a ("Lebewohl"), May 1 and 28-30, 1951. CD No. 2: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53 ("Waldstein"), September 8-10, 1952. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109, July 22, 1952. Beethoven: Fantasy in G Minor/B Major, Op.77, December 1, 1947. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.24 in F-Sharp, Op.78, December 1, 1947. Total time 142 min. [AAD] Technical reconstruction (2004): Graham Newton. Liner notes: Donald Manildi. UPC #17685-11412.

SERKIN

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RUDOLF SERKIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN: LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM THE 1954 PRADES FESTIVAL.
Sonata No. 30 in E Op. 109 [20 June 1954]. 33 Variations On a Waltz by Anton Diabelli Op. 120 [18 June 1954]. Restoration Engineer: Kit Higginson (2007). Notes: Harris Goldsmith. Total time: 76:22 UPC# 017685-120022

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Harpsichord:

KIRKPATRICK

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RALPH KIRKPATRICK: A RECITAL OF TWENTIETH CENTURY HARPSICHORD MUSIC. Performed in recital at the University of California, Berkeley, 26 January 1961. COWELL (1897-1965): Set of Four (1960) [Premiere Performance]; HARRISON (b 1917): Six Sonatas; DELIUS (1862-1934): Dance for Harpsichord (1919); LÉVY (b.1895): Fantasie Symphonique (1939); MIEG (1906-1990): Le voyage à Montfort (1956); STEVENS (1908-1989): From the Partita (1954); PERSICHETTI (1915-1987): From the Sonatas for Harpsichord FS&H, Op. 52; ALLANBROOK: Sonata No. 1 (194-); POWELL (b.1923): Recitative and Toccata Percossa; KRAEHENBUEHL: Toccate per Cembalo (1955). Performed in recital at the University of California, Berkeley, 26 January 1961. Total time: 76:04. [ADD]
UPC #0-17685-09772-0.

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KHOURI

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Remastered in 2003 by Graham Newton.
TOSCANINI CONDUCTS VERDI: TWO SACRED WORKS REQUIEM - TE DEUM   Zinka Milanov - Soprano, Bruna Castagna - Mezzo Soprano, Jussi Björling - Tenor, Nicola Moscona - Bass;  Westminster Choir;   NBC Symphony  Orchestra, performed at  Carnegie Hall, November 23, 1940.   Issued for the Arturo Toscanini Recordings Association (20123 Milano, Italy) .   Total Time, Disc One: 56:58   Disc Two:  42:52   (AAD) UPC #0-17685- 42402-1

FISCHER-DIESKAU

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J.S. BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION­ THE FIRST COMPLETE RECORDING, FEATURING DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU AS CHRIST (1949). J.S. Bach, Matthaeus-Passion (St. Matthew Passion) with Elfriede Trötschel, Soprano, Diana Eustrati, Alto, Helmut Krebs, Tenor­ Evangelist, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Baritone­Jesus, Friedrich Härtel, Bass. With the Runfunk-­Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Großer Chor des Berliner Rundfunks, the Children¹s Choir of St. Hedwig¹s Cathedral. Conducted by Fritz Lehmann. Recorded from live performances given 9/10 April 1949 in the Haus des Rundfunks by Radio DDR. A co-production with the Deutches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA). CD#1 68:43; CD#2 64:37; CD#3 66:01. UPC# 0-17685-10912-6. AAD. Available more than 50 years ago in a Discophiles Francais set and on Vox vinyl Lp's, this performance is NOW RE-ISSUED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES of the central German Radio Sound Archive.

HOTTER

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HOTTER SINGS WINTERREISE    Franz Schubert: Winterreise, Op. 89, D 911. Hans Hotter, baritone, with Michael Raucheisen, piano; from DG 78s, recorded November 1942. A coproduction with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (AAD) 75:50. UPC # 0-17685-10612-5.

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IN MEMORIAM HANS HOTTER
(1909-2003). A selection of Lieder from the Raucheisen project of the German Radio System (RRG). Recorded between 1942 and 1945; includes 19 previously unissued recordings. CD 1 (1:13:41) HAYDN: Abschiedslied, Das Leben ist ein Traum; BEETHOVEN: Des Kriegers Abschied, Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel; WEBER: Klage; SCHUBERT: Sei mir gegrüßt, Wanderers Nachtlied I (Der du von dem Himmel bist), Wanderers Nachtlied II (Über allen Gipfeln), Freiwilliges Versinken, Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, Der Unglückliche, Ritter Toggenburg, Blondel zu Marien, Die Bürgschaft. CD 2 (58:4) SCHUBERT: Romanze des Richard Löwenherz, Lebenslied; NICOLAI: Stürm, stürm, du Winterwind, Ein entmutigter Liebhaber, Wär' ich ein munt'res Vögelein, Der Liebestrunkene; Schumann: Die rote Hanne; LISZT: Wanderers Nachtlied I (Über allen Gipfeln); LOEWE: Graf Eberstein, Urgroßvaters Gesellschaft; BRAHMS: Dämmrung senkte sich von oben, Todessehnen, Treue Liebe dauert lange; WOLF: Wie sollt' ich heiter bleiben, Wenn ich dein gedenke, Anakreons Grab; PFITZNER: Sehnsucht nach Vergessen Complete song texts and translations included. Liner notes by Alan Blyth; technical reconstruction by Maggi Payne. A coproduction with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. AAD UPC# 0-17685-10632-3

KIPNIS

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ALEXANDER KIPNIS: SONGS BY BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, STRAUSS, WOLF. Includes all his HMV 78s in the Brahms Song Society, Vol. I, and Hugo Wolf Song Society series, and rare singles.
UPC #0-17685-46612-0

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KIPNIS AS BORIS. ALEXANDER KIPNIS AS BORIS GODOUNOV. Excerpts from two legendary World War II performances. MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godounov (version by Rimsky-Korsakov): all scenes with Boris from a 1943 public performance, cond. George Szell, and (in the version by Shostakovich) 3 scenes from a 1944 public performance of the world premiere, with the New York Philharmonic, cond. Fritz Reiner.
UPC #0-17685-48672-2

LEHMANN

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LOTTE LEHMANN: A 125th Birthday Tribute.
CD 1 (77:39) December 1927-January 1938 recordings. R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: excerpts; Ariadne auf Naxos:: excerpts; Beethoven: Egmont: Die Trommel & Freudvoll; Gounod: Vierge; Wagner: Lohengrin: Du Ärmste; H. Wolf: 20 Lieder from 18 Jan. 1938 recital. CD 2 (66.45) January 1938-July 1941 recordings. Beethoven: Wonne der Wehmut; Andenken; Blech: Heimkehr vom Feste; Brahms: Therese; Vergebliches Ständchen; Mendelssohn: Morgengruß; Venetianisches Gondellied; Neue Liebe; Pfitzner: Gretel; Rogers: The Star; Schubert: Die junge Nonne; Der Doppelgänger; Liebesbotschaft; Schumann: Aufträge; R. Strauss: Ständchen; Zueignung; Traum durch die Dämmerung; Ständchen; Das Mädchen spricht; Wiegenlied; Ständchen; Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart. CD 3 (79:48) July 1941-January 1948 recordings. Beethoven: Neue Liebe, neues Leben; Brahms: Die Kränze; Es träumte mir; Frühlingslied; Willst du, dass ich geh'?; Gounod/Bach: Ave Maria; Mendelssohn: Schilflied; Frage; Der Mond ; Lieblingsplätzchen; Gruß; Pagenlied; DieLiebendeschreibt; Schubert: An eine Quelle; Der Tod und das Mädchen; Auflösung; Die Forelle; Der Wanderer; Im Frühling; Schwanengesang; Schumann: 4 Dichterliebe performed on24 Jan.1943; Der Jüngling und der Tod; Dass sie hier gewesen!; Wagner: Der Engel; Im Treibhaus; Schmerzen; Träume. CD 4 (70:53) June 1941-July 1949 recordings. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Egmont: Freudvoll und leidvoll; Brahms: 12 Lieder from 27 Feb. 1949; Groos: Freiheit die ich meine; Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe; Abendempfindung; Dans un bois solitaire; Die Verschweigung; Das Veilchen; Schubert: An die Musik; Wolf: Anakreons Grab; Gesang Weylas; Lehmann reads her poem: In alten Partituren and speaks about her singing. Bruno Walter speaks about Lotte Lehmann.Produced by Gary Hickling. Restored in 2013 by engineer Lani Spahr. 10 previously unreleased recordings! Total time: 04:55:05. UPC # 0-17685-12792-2. Special offer: 4 CDs for the price of 3 plus a bonus CD-ROM containing discographical information, liner notes, photos, texts and translations!

SCHUMANN

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SCHUMANN: DICHTERLIEBE · FRAUENLIEBE UND -LEBEN. A TREASURY OF GREAT INTERPRETATIONS. CD 1: (78:35) Dichterliebe, Op. 48: 3 recordings. Aksel Schiøtz - Tenor; Gerald Moore - Piano (recorded 10 January 1946, studio). Charles Panzera - Baritone; Alfred Cortot - Piano (recorded 17 June 1935, studio). Gerhard Hüsch - Baritone; Hanns Udo Müller - Piano (recorded 29, 30 January 1936, studio). CD 2: (62:24) Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: 3 recordings. Lotte Lehmann - Soprano; Paul Ulanowsky - Piano (recorded 20 January 1946, New York, live). Marian Anderson - Contralto; Franz Rupp - Piano (recorded 29, 30 March 1950, studio). Kathleen Ferrier - Contralto; Bruno Walter - Piano (recorded 7 September 1949, Edinburgh Festival, live). Sound restorations by Lani Spahr (2009). Note by Tully Potter. ADD. UPC# 0-17685-12352 8.

SCHWARZKOPF

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF: EARLY SONG RECORDINGS FOR GERMAN RADIO 47 Songs and Arias by Rameau, Bach, Sammartini, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Loewe, Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Cornelius, J. Strauss Jr., Brahms, Humperdinck, Wolf, R. Strauss, Busoni and Reger, from recordings made for RRG (German Radio) between 1941 and 1943, with Michael Raucheisen, piano. Added bonus: Schwarzkopf speaks (in English) on the art of lieder singing (1980). AAD; 77:27 + 63:25; UPC #0-17685-11952-1

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THE 1956 BAYREUTH MEISTERSINGER. Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. The 1956 Bayreuth Production, cond. Andre Cluytens with Hans Hotter as Sachs, Josef Greindl as Pogner, Karl Schmitt-Walter as Beckmesser, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Kothner, Wolfgang Windgassen as Stolzing, and Gre Brouwenstijn as Eva.  Timings: CD 1: 70:25; CD 2: 73:50; CD 3: 71:24; CD 4: 52:05. [AAD]  UPC #0-17685-10112-0.

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THE 1952 BAYREUTH MEISTERSINGER WITH "KNA". Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. The 1952 Bayreuth Festival production conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch, with Otto Edelman as Sachs, Hans Hopf as Stolzing, Lisa Della Casa as Eva, Heinrich Pflanzl as Beckmesser, and Kurt Boehme as Pogner. Special bonus: The Siegfried Idyll with the WDR (Koeln) Radio Orchestra conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch, from a 7 May, 1953 broadcast performance.
Timings: CD 1: 73:12; CD 2: 79:02; CD 3: 72:33; CD 4: 70:29. [AAD]
UPC #0-17685-10142-7. Special! 4 CDs priced as 3!

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REINER'S WALKURE, ACT II WITH FLAGSTAD & MELCHIOR. Richard Wagner Die Walküre Act II -- From San Francisco, 13 November, 1936 with Kirsten Flagstad as Brünnhilde, Lotte Lehmann as Sieglinde, Kathryn Meisle as Fricka, Lauritz Melchior as Siegmund, Friedrich Schorr as Wotan and Emanuel List as Hunding; conducted by Fritz Reiner. (AAD) Total Time-67:14 UPC# 0-17685-10482-4

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1942 Bayreuth Götterdämmerung, Cond. by Karl Elmendorff   Siegfried: Set Svanholm. Gunther: Egmont Koch. Hagen: Friedrich Dahlberg. Brünnhilde: Marta Fuchs. Gutrune: Else Fischer. Waltraute, 1. Norn: Camilla Kallab 2. Norn: Hildegard Jachnow 3. Norn: Charlotte Siewert. Woglinde: Hilde Scheppan. Wellgunde: Irmgard Langhammer. Floßhilde: Margary Booth.

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MOZART'S MARRIAGE OF FIGARO IN WARTIME SALZBURG. W.A. Mozart: Die Hochzeit des Figaro. With Hans Hotter as Almaviva, Helena Braun as the Countess, Irma Beilke as Susanna, Erich Kunz as Figaro; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clemens Krauss; a live performance recorded in August 1942 at the Salzburg Festival. Special bonus: Never-before-released concert recordings from the 1942 Salzburg Festival: Beethoven: Egmont Overture, cond. Mengelberg, Palestrina: Motet, O Süsser Schlummer, cond. Krauss, Respighi: I Pini di Roma (exc.), cond. Krauss, De Falla: Noches en Los Jardines de Espana with José Cubiles, piano, cond. Ansermet; all with the Vienna Philharmonic. Three CDs: 71:16 plus 73:56 plus 74:57. (AAD) UPC#0-17685-10622-4. A co-production with the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA)

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FURTWÄNGLER'S FREISCHÜTZ:   Weber: Der Freischütz; with Elisabeth Grümmer (Agathe), Rita Streich (Aennchen), Hans Hopf (Max), Alfred Poell (Ottokar), Oscar Czerwenka (Kuno), Kurt Böhme (Caspar), Karl Dönch (Kilian), Claus Clausen (Samiel), Otto Edelmann (Hermit), with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus. Cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler; recorded at the Salzburg Festival on 26 July 1954. ADD CD1 74:34; CD 2 75:42; technical reconstruction by Maggi Payne. UPC # 0-17685-10642-2.

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RICHARD WAGNER: PARSIFAL: ACT III. Broadcast Studio Production (Berlin, RRG, 31 March 1942) with Elsa Larcén (soprano) as Kundry, Karl Hartmann (tenor) as Parsifal, Hans Wocke (baritone) or Hans Reinmar (baritone) as Amfortas, and Ludwig Weber (basso) as Gurnemanz; Chor des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin and Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin, conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. 76:35 (A co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv). UPC # 0-17685-10672-9.

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RICHARD WAGNER: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG. Act II (complete) with Thea Kempf (soprano) as Eva; Marie-Luise Schilp (alto) as Magdalene; Henk Noort (tenor) as Stolzing; Karl Wessely (tenor) as David; Georg Hann (bass) as Hans Sachs; Wilhelm Schirp (bass) as Veit Pogner; Hans-Heinz Nissen? (baritone) as Beckmesser; Franz Kunz? (bass) as Nachtwächter; Ludwig Windisch? (bass) as Kothner; Alfons Fügel? (tenor) as Vogelgesang; A. Will (Ges) as Meister; Hans Ullbricht? (Ges) as Meister; E. (Ges) as Meister; Fr. Schneider (Ges) as Meister; Wilhelm Lang (bass) as Meister; Edwin Heyer (baritone) as Meister; Hans Florian (tenor) as Meister. With Chor des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin and Großes Berliner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Artur Rother. An RRG Production (Berlin, Masurenallee Saal 1, 18 November 1942). With excerpts from Act III with Maria Müller (soprano) as Eva; Lore Hoffmann (soprano) as Magdalene; Ludwig Suthaus (tenor) as Stolzing; Erich Witte (tenor) as David; Jaro Prohaska (baritone) as Hans Sachs; Benno Arnold (tenor) as Meister; Felix Fleischer (bass-barione) as Meister; Wilhelm Hiller (bass) as Pogner?; Gerhard Hüsch (baritone) as Meister; Gustaf Rödin (tenor) as Meister; Franz Sauer (bass) as Meister; Gerhard Witting (tenor) as Meister; anon. (tenor) as Meister; anon. (bass) as Meister; anon. (bass) as Meister; anon (bass) as Meister. With Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin & Staatskapelle Berlin, cond. Robert Heger. An RRG recording (Berlin, 1943; month and day unknown). 79:20 (A co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv). UPC # 0-17685-10682-8

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VERDI: FALSTAFF - 2 HISTORIC PERFORMANCES
: Complete performance from La Scala, Milan given 26 May 1952, conducted by Victor de Sabata; with Mariano Stabile as Falstaff, Paolo Silveri as Ford, Cesare Valletti as Fenton, Mariano Caruso as Cajus, Giuseppe Nessi as Bardolfo, Italo Taio as Pistole, Renata Tebaldi as Alice, Cloë Elmo as Quickly and Anna Maria Canali as Meg; and the previously unissued incomplete recording for RRG (German Radio) with members of Rome Opera, recorded 28 April 1941, conducted by Tullio Serafin*; with Mariano Stabile as Falstaff, Tito Gobbi as Ford, Ferruccio Tagliavini as Fenton, Adelia Zagenara as Cajus, Cesare Masini-Sperti as Bardolfo/Pistole, Franca Somigli as Alice, Augusta Oltrabella as Nanetta, Cloë Elmo as Quickly and Vittorico Palambini as Meg. Plus bonus tracks from previously unreleased live performances of Otello and Aida conducted by de Sabata (1938).

* Items marked *: From the archives of Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. These portions of the set are a co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. (AAD). Total Time: 4:10. UPC # 0-17685-11042-9.

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MOZART: Don Giovanni, 1953 Salzburg Festival, cond. Wilhem Furtwängler Don Giovanni: Cesare Siepi (b), Il Commendatore: Raffaele Arié (bs), Donna Anna: Elisabeth Grümmer (s), Don Ottavio: Anton Dermota (t), Donna Elvira: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (s), Leporello: Otto Edelmann (bs), Zerlina: Erna Berger (s), Masetto: Walter Berry (bs). UPC #0-17685-11292-8 AAD Timings: 59:13, 57:23, 62:41.

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WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
. Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, 15-24 July 1943, with Maria Müller (Eva), Camilla Kallab (Magdalena), Max Lorenz (Walther von Stolzing), Jaro Prohaska (Hans Sachs), Josef Greindl (Pogner), Benno Arnold (Kunz Vogelgesang), Helmut Fehn (Konrad Nachtigall), Eugen Fuchs (Beckmesser), Fritz Krenn (Fritz Kothner), Gerhard Witting (Balthasar Zorn), Karl Frollmann (Augustin Moser), Herbert Gosebruch (Hermann Ortel), Gustav Rödin (Ulrich Eisslinger), Franz Sauer (Hans Schwarz), Alfred Dome (Hans Foltz), Erich Zimmermann (David), Erich Pina (Nightwatchman). Bonus: 4 short orchestral works conducted by Furtwangler: Die Meistersinger—Act I Prelude (BPO, 2-19-49); Parsifal—Karfreitagszauber (BPO, 4-25-51); Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March (BPO, 2-19-49) and Tristan und Isolde—Prelude and Liebestod (BPO, 11-8-42). Restoration: Ed Wilkinson (2004); notes by the late John Ardoin. 4 CDs, Total time: 4 hrs 56 min. [AAD] UPC # 017685-11532-5.

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HAYDN - L'ANIMA DEL FILOSOFO OSSIA ORFEO ED EURIDICE, H. 28/13. The Haydn Society recording premiere. Orfeo ~ Herbert Handt; Euridice ~ Judith Hellwig. Creonte ~ Alfred Poell; Genio ~ Hedda Heusser; Pluto ~Walter Berry. First Corista ~ Richard Wadleigh; Second, Third, Fourth Coristas, Baccane, etc. ~ members of the Akademie Kammerchor, Vienna. Chorus of the Vienna State Opera & Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Harpsichord ~ Kurt Rapf; Conductor ~ Hans Swarowsky. From Vox OPBX 193 [orig. Haydn Society, HSL-2029, 3-12" LPs, 1951]. Recorded 1950 in Vienna; digital restoration (2011) by Lani Spahr. Notes by the late H.C. Robbins Landon, who discovered the original MS of the work and prepared a new edition on which this first recording was based. CD 1: 70:58 and CD 2: 54:28. UPC# 017685-12502-2.

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KNAPPERTSBUSCH'S 1956 BAYREUTH RING --AT LAST, IN SUPERB FIDELITY!
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Hans Hotter as Wotan, Wolfgang Windgassen as Siegmund and Siegfried, Josef Greindl as Hunding, Gre Brouwenstijn as Sieglinde, and Astrid Varnay as Bruennhilde. With the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch (1956). [ADD]

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CD-4248(2) TOSCANINI CONDUCTS VERDI:  FALSTAFFRehearsals. (March 1950) Alice Ford: Herva Nelli, sop; Nanetta: Teresa Stich-Radall, sop.; Mistress Page: Nan Merriman, mezzo; Falstaff: Guiseppe Valdengo, barit.; Dame Quickly: Cloe Elmo, mezzo; Ford : Frank Guarrera, barit.; and Pistol: Norman Scott, bass. Originally issued in 1986 on CD-248; newly restored by Graham Newton (2003). AAD. UPC # 0-17685-42482-3.

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GLUCK: Orfeo et Euridice. Janet Baker, Elisabeth Speiser, Elizabeth Gale, cond. Leppard (1982) & PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas - excerpts with Baker from the celebrated Drottningholm performance, cond. Britten (1962).
UPC #0-17685-42952-1

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FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS CONCERT VERSIONS OF ACT I OF DIE WALKÜRE & ACT III OF GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. WAGNER: Walküre, Act I & Götterdämmerung, Act III; the rare 1952 Rome Radio recordings. Die Walküre, Act I with Hilde Konetzni as Sieglinde, Günther Treptow as Siegmund, and Otto von Rohr as Hunding, with the RAI Rome Orchestra; rec. 14 Jan. 1952 in Rome. Götterdämmerung, Act III, with Kirsten Flagstad as Brünhilde, Ludwig Suthaus as Siegfried, Josef Hermann as Gunther, and Josef Greindl as Hagen, with the RAI Rome Orchestra; rec. 31 May 1952.
UPC #0-17685-48662-3


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