2012

  1. Zino Francescatti – Violin: a treasury of studio recordings 1931-1955

    Zino Francescatti – Violin: a treasury of studio recordings 1931-1955

    $29.85


    CD 1: (75:42) Chausson - Concerto in D. Casadesus, Guilet Quartet, 1954. Debussy - Sonata No. 3. Casadesus, 1946. Ravel – Sonata. Balsam, 1955. CD 2: (72:58) Faure - Sonatas, No. 1 in A & No. 2 in e. Casadesus, 1953; Vieuxtemps - Concerto No. 4 in in d. Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1954. CD 3: (77:12) Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21. Cluytens, Le Grand Orch. Symph. Col., 1954. Franck - Sonata in A; Casadesus, 1947. Ravel –Tzigane. M. Fauré, 1931. Ravel – Kaddisch, Pièce en forme de Habanera & Berceuse. Balsam, 1955. Audio restoration: Lani Spahr. Notes in French (by J-M Molkhou) & English (by Henry Roth). Includes complete Francescatti discography. ADD. Total time 3 hours, 46 minutes. Special offer: 3 CDs priced as 2! UPC# 017685-126024.


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  2. CD-1262 Front

    BRUNO WALTER’S BRUCKNER: THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS.

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    Just as much as he was a champion of Mahler, Bruno Walter was an advocate for Bruckner’s music during his American years, at a time when the Austrian mystic’s works were believed to have severe structural flaws and were rarely programmed. In fact, for a 1933 guest appearance with the New York Philharmonic, Walter performed Bruckner’s Fifth, then a novelty, and after his forced immigration in 1939, he frequently and persuasively played the relatively unknown Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Symphonies. We are fortunate to be able to present here two of his early public performances of Bruckner from broadcast recordings in the best possible sound.

    Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385, (“Haffner”) NYPSO,  February 6, 1944, Carnegie Hall (live broadcast) [previously unissued], and Symphony No.9 in d (WAB 109)  Philadelphia Orchestra, February 28, 1948, Academy of Music (live broadcast) [previously unissued] Restoration engineer: Aaron Z. Snyder (2012); Notes: Mark W. Kluge. TT: 1 hr 40 min. UPC # 0-17685-12622-2.

     

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  3. CLAUDIO ARRAU IN RECITAL: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN & BRAHMS SONATAS

    CLAUDIO ARRAU IN RECITAL: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN & BRAHMS SONATAS

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    Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3; Sonata No. 13 in Eb, Op. 27, No. 1 (Quasi una Fantasia); Sonata No. 23 in f , Op. 57 "Appassionata" Live 27 May 1973, Brescia, Italy (mono) 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in Eb, Op. 35 "Eroica"; Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109; Sonata No. 32 in c, Op. 111 Live 2 May 1977, Brescia, Italy (stereo) Schumann - Sonata No. 1 in f#, Op. 11 Live 30 May 1969, Brescia, Italy (mono); Brahms - Sonata No. 3 in f, Op. 5 Live August 1975 Turku, Finland (stereo). Audio restoration: Lani Spahr; Notes: Bryce Morrison. All previously unissued; released by permission of the Arrau Estate. TT: 3 hrs 39 min 14 sec. UPC # 0-17685 1263-1 (3CDs)

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    BACH: THE SIX FRENCH SUITES with COLIN TILNEY, clavichord.

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    A superbly recorded new version of this cycle. Colin Tilney is internationally known for his harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano playing, with many solo recordings on DG (Archive), EMI Electrola, Decca, Hyperion, Dorian, Doremi and CBC SM 5000. Originally working in London as an accompanist and repetiteur, in 1979 he moved to Canada, first to Toronto, where he taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music and founded the chamber group Les Coucous Bénévoles; more recently (2002) to Victoria where, in addition to playing continuo for the

    Victoria Symphony, he is on the staff of theMusicSchoolat theUniversityofVictoria. For Music & Arts he earlier recorded Bach’s English Suites on an antique Italian harpsichord, an album of fugues by Bach and his forerunners, and a Scarlatti disc; he now adds the French Suites on clavichord.

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