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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    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS CHOPIN

    $14.95

    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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  3. KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

    KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

    $59.80

    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
  4. BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    Regular Price: $44.85

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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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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