2011

  1. 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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  2. BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

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    New Blues compositions and arrangements by Allen Lowe, featuring jazz greats Roswell Rudd, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, and Lewis Porter. Extensive notes by Lowe, with a booklet essay by Francis Davis. 3 CDs, 76:39, 77:42 and 79:03 [DDD, 2011]


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  3. ELGAR CONDUCTS ELGAR: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1914-1925 IN NEW DIGITAL TRANSFERS FROM ELGAR'S OWN RECORD LIBRARY

    ELGAR CONDUCTS ELGAR: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1914-1925 IN NEW DIGITAL TRANSFERS FROM ELGAR'S OWN RECORD LIBRARY

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    CD 1 (71:35): Carissima (1914); The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81 - exc. (1920); The Fringes of the Fleet (1917); Carillon, Op. 75 (1915); Polonia, Op. 76 (1919); The Starlight Express, Op. 78 (1916); CD 2 (73:51): Cockaigne Ov., Op. 40 (1917); In the South Ov., Op. 50 (1921/23); Violin Conc. in b, Op. 61 (Marie Hall, 1916); Cello Conc. in e, Op. 85 (Beatrice Harrison, 1919/20); Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (1914); Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 No. 1 (1919); King Olaf, Op. 30 - exc. (1921); The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38-exc. (1917); The Light of Life, Op. 29 - Medit. (1925) CD 3 (75:17): Sea Pictures, Op. 37 (Leila Megane, 1922/23); "Enigma" Vars., Op. 36(1920); Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Op. 39 Nos. 1 & 4 (1914); Three Bavarian Dances, Op. 27 (1914); Bach/Elgar - Fant. and Fugue in c, Op. 86 (1921/23); Handel/Elgar - Ov. in d (1923) CD 4 (75:19) The Wand of Youth Suite No.1, Op. 1a (1919); The Wand of Youth Suite No.2, Op. 1b (1917); Unissued takes from both Suites (1917/19); Symphony No. 2 in Eb, Op. 63 (1924/25). With The Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Albert Hall Orchestra & soloists. Note by Andrew Neill. Producer & transfer/restoration engineer: Lani Spahr. UPC# 0-17685-12572-0. Special offer: 4 CDs priced as 3.


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    F. CHARLES ADLER CONDUCTS MAHLER

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    British-born conductor Adler was a student of Mahler. His concert performance of the Adagio and Purgatorio, from the 10th Symphony, issued here for the first time, displays the conductor's feeling for the Mahler idiom. -- Adler's 1952 studio recording of the 3d Symphony for SPA, reissued here, served as introduction to the score for many music lovers, even other conductors.  Leonard Bernstein came up to Hannah Adler at an embassy function to tell her how much he learned from Charles's Mahler recordings. Today we can appreciate Adler's recording as something more than merely an earnest effort.  In particular the breadth of the first and final movements, in which the conductor gives himself enough elbow room for all sorts of phrasing felicities, and the ineffable Viennese charm of the inner movements have not quite been duplicated in dozens of later recordings.  

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