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.

    $29.90


    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

    $59.80


    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

    $29.90

    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

    $14.95


    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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