2011

  1. VISIONS. Visionary Piano Works by Busoni, Bloch, Finnissy & Flynn. Carlo Grante, piano.

    VISIONS. Visionary Piano Works by Busoni, Bloch, Finnissy & Flynn. Carlo Grante, piano.

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    CD 1: (67:30) Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Drei Albumblätter (1917, 1921) 9:35 George Flynn (b. 1937) Glimpses of Our Inner Lives* (2000-01). CD 2: (53:06) Michael Finnissy (b. 1946): Bachsche Nachdichtungen* (2000); Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Indianisches Tagebuch, Erstes Buch (1915); Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Visions and Prophecies (1936) 11:50. *World premiere recordings, with lengthy program notes by the composers. (DDD) UPC# 0-17685-12472-3


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  2. KNAPPERTSBUSCH CONDUCTS BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES AND WAGNER SELECTIONS

    KNAPPERTSBUSCH CONDUCTS BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES AND WAGNER SELECTIONS

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    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3 in d, Bavarian State Orchestra (Munich), 11 Oct. 1954; Symphony No. 4 in Eb, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 Sept. 1944. Symphony No. 5 in Bb, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 19 Mar. 1959; Symphony No. 7 in E, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Salzburg Festival), 30 Aug. 1949. Symphony No. 8 in c, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 Jan. 1951; Symphony No. 9 in d (unfinished), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 30 Jan. 1950. WAGNER: Götterdämmerung, 2 excerpts: Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Nov. 1959; Siegfried, Act II sc. 2, Bavarian State Orchestra (Munich), 1952. Die Walküre, Act I sc.3, Bavarian State Orchestra (Munich), 1952. 2011 restorations by Aaron Z. Snyder Total time: 7:07:15. 6 CDs priced as 4 UPC # 017685-125621.


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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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  4. PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS

    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS

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    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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  5. KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

    KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

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    CD-1252(5) KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN: Symphonies (all) & selected overtures; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer. Public performances - Vienna Festival, May/June 1960. CD 1: (1:17) Symphony No.1 in D, Op.21 (7.6.1960) & No.3 in Eb, Op.55 "Eroica" (29.5.1960). CD 2: (1:15) Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 (29.5.1960) & No.7 in A, Op.92 (2.6.1960). CD 3: (1:18) Symphony No.4 in Bb, Op.60 (31.5.1960) & No.8 in F, Op.93 (4.6.1960); "Egmont" Overt. Op.84 (31.5.1960), "Prometheus" Overt. Op.43 (2.6.1960). CD 4: (1:19) Symphony No.5 in c, Op.67 (31.5.1960), No.6 in F major Op.68 "Pastorale" (2.6.1960). CD 5: (1:19) Symphony No.9 in d Op.125 with Wilma Lipp (Soprano) Ursula Boese, (Contralto) Fritz Wunderlich, (Tenor) Franz Crass, (Bs), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (7.6.1960) & "Coriolan" Overt. Op.62 (4.6.1960). Originally released 19.03.1996 on Music & Arts CD-886/890 (5 CDs), (deleted). Newly restored from the best surviving sources by Aaron Z. Snyder (2011), and with a new note by Colin Anderson. 5 CDs priced as 4. UPC # 0-17685-12522-5 Learn More
  6. HAYDN - L'ANIMA DEL FILOSOFO OSSIA ORFEO ED EURIDICE H. 28/13

    HAYDN - L'ANIMA DEL FILOSOFO OSSIA ORFEO ED EURIDICE H. 28/13

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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS CHOPIN

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    Pianist, scholar and pedagogue Paul Badura-Skoda may best be known to the music loving public at large as an exponent of the Viennese classics. In fact, Badura-Skoda’s lengthy career covers far more musical ground than he is usually given credit for, from his awesome teenage prowess as an accordion virtuoso to the flamenco-inspired flair he brought to Frank Martin’s Fantasie, a work written especially for Badura-Skoda. In January 2005, we heard Badura-Skoda in an intimate, semi-private recital in New York, where the 77-year-old pianist covered a wide repertoire range with consummate authority and still-impressive technical command, notably in a shimmering, intense performance of Ravel’s Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit. A selection of Chopin short pieces proved no less idiomatic, and served to remind us this composer also has preoccupied Badura-Skoda for a long time. Chopin also figures in the pianist’s uncommonly large and wide-ranging discography of more than 200 releases, including the present 1971-5 studio recordings, all but one piece being released now for the first time.

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  10. THE LONDON STRING QUARTET: 1917-1951 RECORDINGS

    THE LONDON STRING QUARTET: 1917-1951 RECORDINGS

    $89.70


    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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  11. 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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