Historical Classical: Conductors

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  1. BRUNO WALTER CONDUCTS TWO ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES

    BRUNO WALTER CONDUCTS TWO ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES

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    BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (New York, 21 Feb. 1954) & MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, Scherzo & Nocturne, Philharmonic Symphony Orch. (New York, 12 Dec. 1948).

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  2. ERICH KLEIBER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

    ERICH KLEIBER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

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    CD-1188(2) ERICH KLEIBER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN:



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    CD 1 (70:16) Missa Solemnis in D major , op.123. Stockholm, Konzerthuset, 10 March, 1948; (Live Recording) • Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus; Birgit Nilsson (soprano) Lisa Tunnel (contralto) Gösta Bäckelin(tenor) Sigurd Björling (bass). CD 2 (47:58) Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67. Cologne Radio, 4 April, 1955; (Live Recording). Kölner Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester. Restoration Engineer: Kit Higginson [AAD]   UPC # 0-17685-118821


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  3. BEECHAM IN TORONTO--PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERTS FROM 1960

    BEECHAM IN TORONTO--PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERTS FROM 1960

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    Sir Thomas Beecham cond. CBC Symphony Orchestra Toronto, 3 & 7 April, 1960: Haydn - Symphonies, No. 102 in Bb & No. 94 in G, "Surprise"; Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504, "Prague"; Handel/Beecham - Love in Bath Ballet Suite; R. Strauss - Love Scene from Feuersnot, Op. 50; Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73; Beecham cond. Toronto Symphony Orchestra 5 April, 1960, CBC Television Broadcast [audio portion only]: "Lollipops": works by Suppe, Sibelius, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, and Rossini, introduced by Sir Thomas; interviews with Leon Goossens & Neville Cardus. BONUS CD: Beecham cond. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Live - 25 Dec. 1958 BBC broadcast: Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in X, K. 385, "Haffner"; Live - 4 Nov. 1959 BBC broadcast: Wagner: Meistersinger - Prelude to Act I & Delius: North Country Sketches; Live - 25 Oct. 1959 BBC Broadcast: Lalo - Symphony in g. Audio restoration (2011) by Lani Spahr [discs 1-3] & Kit Higginson [disc 4]. ADD. Timings: CD 1 - 72:00; CD 2 - 69:11; CD 3 - 69:56; CD 4- 76:26. Special offer: 4 CDs priced as 3. UPC# 017685-125522.


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    BRUNO WALTER’S BRUCKNER: THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS.

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    Just as much as he was a champion of Mahler, Bruno Walter was an advocate for Bruckner’s music during his American years, at a time when the Austrian mystic’s works were believed to have severe structural flaws and were rarely programmed. In fact, for a 1933 guest appearance with the New York Philharmonic, Walter performed Bruckner’s Fifth, then a novelty, and after his forced immigration in 1939, he frequently and persuasively played the relatively unknown Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Symphonies. We are fortunate to be able to present here two of his early public performances of Bruckner from broadcast recordings in the best possible sound.

    Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385, (“Haffner”) NYPSO,  February 6, 1944, Carnegie Hall (live broadcast) [previously unissued], and Symphony No.9 in d (WAB 109)  Philadelphia Orchestra, February 28, 1948, Academy of Music (live broadcast) [previously unissued] Restoration engineer: Aaron Z. Snyder (2012); Notes: Mark W. Kluge. TT: 1 hr 40 min. UPC # 0-17685-12622-2.

     

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