2011

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

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

    $29.90


    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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    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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