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Frans Vester, Marine Bakker, futes
Ad Mater, oboe 
Piet Honing, clarinet 
Brian Pollard, bassoon
Hermann Baumanm, Adriaan van Woudenberg, Werner Meyendorf, horns 
Anner Bylsma, cello
Stanley Hoogland, fortepiano

CHAMBER MUSIC OF THE YOUNG BEETHOVEN 1792-1800
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in B flat major, Op. 11 
Allegro and Menuet for 2 Flutes in G Major 
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F Major, Op. 17
Quintet for Oboe, 3 Horns in E Flat (1793) 
 

$12.00 per CD

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This a wonderful CD of very early Beethoven played on historical instruments.  There is much independence of musical thought here as the young master shows us that there is true greatness on the horizon.  Just imagine what Haydn must have thought of this youthful music composed during the 8 years which gave us the London Symphonies and other works.  If just for curiosity's sake, put this CD in your collection.              

 
Ferruccio Tagliavini, tenor
Pia Tassinari, 
soprano
Orchestras conducted by Antal Dorati
Ugo Tansini
Jean Paul Morel 

OPERA ARIAS AND DUETS
Donizetti:  Aria: Una furtiva lagrima; Verdi: Aria: Parmi verder le lagrime
Meyerbeer: Aria: O Paradiso; Cilea: Aria: Lamento di Féderico: È la solita storia
Boïto: Duet: Lontano, lontano; Verdi: Duet: Parigi, o cara
Mascagni: Duetto delle ciliegie; Puccini: Duet: Or lasciami al lavoro
Massenet : Duet: Dividerci dobbiam; Massenet: Aria: Le Rêve
Massenet: Aria: Pourquoi me réveiller? 

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There are few opera CDs in the Haydn House ColLection.  This one really does it on all fronts.
The arias have never been on CD until now and a few of the duets have not either.  Tagliavini and Tassinari were husband and wife and the duets are incredible with plenty of word interpretation and feeling and recorded in Italy in mid-late 40's.  The arias were recorded in New York following Tagliavini's post war appearance at the Met and transferred from 45 rpm discs.   Bravissimo!  
            

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Horst Stein
Conductor

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

HUGO WOLF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
Penthesilia - Symphonic Poem in One Movement
Der Corregidor - Suite 

$12.00 per CD
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The recent passing of Horst Stein can only demand the issue of this very unique CD.  Stein seemed to be always "there" but overlooked except for a small but devoted following worldwide.     Wolf composed many songs - mostly for baritone- and seldom approached composing for orchestra.  These two composition are wonderful and deserve a much larger audience.   The source was near mint pressing and recorded in wonderful sound.  You will like this release.  
           

 
Hilde Rössel-Majdan
Condtralto

Eric Werba, piano

HILDE RÖSSEL MAJDAN SINGS HUGO WOLF
 

$12.00 per CD
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This comes to you as the results of several requests and is a very rare find too.  Rössel-Majdan sings with extreme sensitivity which results in an unmatched distillation of 15 well selected Wolf lieder. The Viennese singing tradition is in full swing here too, like frosting on a very good cake with seconds provided by Eric Werba.  Full listing of songs is available upon request at HaydnHouse@comcast.net              

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August Wenzinger
Conductor

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Nürnburger Kammermusikkreis

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN 
Wassermusik  (Water Music) - Ouvertüre in C Major
Suite Nº 6 in D Minor (Oboe, Violin, Viola and Harpsichord)
Concerto Nº 3 in A Major (Flute, Viola and 2 Harpsichords)
Trio Sonata in E Flat Major (Oboe, Viola and 2 Harpsichords)

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There has a been a unfavorable rise of criticism recently in regards to recent so-called "historically informed performances." This criticism seems to center around the infusion of too much preparation and fussing around with the scores to a degree that it gets in the way of the music and the composer.  Earlier, beginning in the late 50's, a group of conductors and musicians who wanted to get back to the original interpretations using period instruments, research and playing tradition to rid performances of unnecessary 19 century influences.  One hero of this group was August Wenzinger and his Scola Cantorum Basiliensis.  As  result, this CD gives us Telemann that is up front and to the point with plenty of enthusiastic playing.              

 
Leopold Ludwig, 
Conductor

Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra

HAYDN: Symphony 31 in D Major "Hornsignal"
HAYDN: Symphony
73 in D Major "The Hunt"

$12.00 per CD
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What wonderful Haydn performances these are!   Two name symphonies of Haydn which feature hunting horns and masterfully played by musicians of this Munich-based orchestra.  The sound only enhances the entire approach with great effect.            
 
       

 
Charles Mackerras, 
Conductor

English Chamber Orchestra,

MICHAEL HAYDN
Symphony in D Minor 
Symphony in G Major (with Mozart’s Introduction, K.444)
Symphony in D Major (Turkish Suite for Votaire’s “Zaire”)

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This is a wonderful recording of music of Franz Joseph Haydn's younger brother, Michael. The performances are intense and reveal the craft of the brother of the more famous Haydn. The G Major Symphony was once labeled as Mozart's Symphony No. 37(!) but he only composed the introduction out of admiration for the composer's work.   The Turkish Suite is filled with drums and cymbal, a kind of forerunner to Mozart's opera, "Abduction from the Seraglio."    
    
 

 
Hugo Rignold, 
Conductor

Royal Opera House Orchestra,
Covent Garden

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Cinderella Ballet Suites Nos. 1 and 2

$12.00 per CD
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This is another elusive recording that has be overlooked for too long  The performances are superb with the full range, deep bass sound with clean high end transients highlighting other Rignold recordings of the period. The session venue is Kingsway Hall which only adds to the breathtaking sonics transferred without a any manipulations except for the removal of unwanted sonic intrusions.  Truly a master recording similar to our own orchestral recording efforts.    
 

 

ERNST MAERZENDORFER Haydn Symphonies mp3 Series ($2.00 each)
Mogens Wöldike, 
Conductor

Danish State Radio Symphony Danish Royal Opera Orchestra

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Mass
10 in B Flat "Heiligmesse" - Copenhagen Boys Choir
Symphonies 43 ("Mercury"), 44 ("Trauer"), 
48 ("Maria Theresia"), and 50

$20.00 / 2 CD SET
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Elusive, vintage recordings of a master Haydn conductor!  These superb recordings date from the early 1950's when several non-major record companies were issuing LPs of unknown Haydn. Hermann Scherchen was the leader and Wöldike was the major follower during those years conducting Haydn with the same orchestra.  These are his Haydn recordings from Denmark and are top notch and sensitive.  The "Maria Theresia" Symphony features trumpets and French horns and the effect is quite impressive.  The "Heiligmesse" is a very unique and wonderful performance.   
 

 
George Szell, 
Conductor

New York Philharmonic 
  

BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nº 6 in f Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
MENDELSSOHN "Midsummer Night's Dream (Excerpts)
SMETANA: The Moldau / From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1 / Overture to "Rienzi"
                      Overture to Tannhäuser" / Overture to "The Flying Dutchman"
WEBER: Overture to "Oberon" / Overture to "Der Freischütz"

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Popular demand has resulted in the release of all the early 1950's recordings of George Szell conducting the New York Philharmonic. The performances are spectacular with plenty of brass as well as the usual Szell incisive conducting with no lack of momentum.  All recorded in Carnegie Hall, and  New York Philharmonic is at its finest here.      
    

 

Teresa Stich-Randall, 
Soprano
Laszlo Somogyi, 
Conductor
Vienna Radio Symphony

RICHARD STRAUSS 
Daphne Arias
    "O Bleib, Geliebter Tag!" / "Unheilvolle Daphne!"
Four Last Songs
    "Frühling" / "September" / "Beim Schlafengehen" / "Im Abendrot"

$12.00 per CD
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Toscanini said of Teresa Stich-Randall, “She is the find of the century.” She did not stay in the USA - She was a Connecticut native - but centered her career in Austria where she excelled the Mozart and Strauss, adopting the German/Austrian lyric soprano singing style.  She died in July, 2007 at the age of 79 leaving a superb legacy.  This 1964 recording was made in the Mozart Hall, Vienna with great backup by the the VRSO conducted by Laszlo Somogyi.  Highly recommended too is the Mozart C Minor Mass CD found on page 8 of the HH Catalog, another Stich-Randall must have.        

 

Ferenc Fricsay, 
Conductor

RIAS Symphony Orch. Berlin 
  

REINHOLD GLIÈRE 
Symphony No. 3 in B Minor "Ilya Mourometz" (abridged)

$12.00 per CD
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To quote the LP jacket notes: "What is presented here is concise, and in the full spirit of the original."  Most important of all is the great Ferenc Fricsay is on the podium. A near perfect domestic Decca pressing was used for the transfer to CD.  The sound is typical and good mid 1950's DGG and the performance is A++.    

 
George Szell, 
Conductor

Cleveland Orchestra 
  

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 
Symphony Nº 4 in A Major, Op. 90 “Italian”
ROBERT SCHUMANN 
Symphony Nº 2 in C Major, Op. 61

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These are two mono recordings of the early 1950's and demo how thorough George Szell had prepared his orchestra for the recording sessions.   Minor pitch problems have been corrected and the sound is now more uniform from the beginning to the end of each work.  Also, we tamed the abrasive sound too.  The Schumann is in a special class. This a must have Szell CD.   
 
 

 
Rudolf Moralt, 
Conductor

Vienna Symphony 
  

GLUCK 
Don Juan - Pantomime Ballet  Music 

$12.00 per CD
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This recording has been part of the Haydn House collection since 1963.   It is in a special class and was recorded in the mid 1950's and was transferred with care and a great deal of nostalgia to go with it.  The Viennese playing is priceless and Moralt, who died quite early in his conducting career shows much ability and taste for this unusual music. 
 

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Karl Munchinger, 
Conductor

Vienna Philharmonic 
  

SCHUBERT
Symphony
Nº 4 in C Minor "Tragic" 
Symphony Nº 5 in B Flat Major  

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This is a Haydn House CD issue of wonderful performances of these two Schubert Symphonies. Munchinger cherishes the Vienna way of playing this music and the orchestra back him without reserve.   This CD is the result of a "labor of love" transfer from a 4 track stereo tape.    
     

 
Hermann Scherchen, 
Conductor

Vienna State Opera Orch. 
Julian Olevsky, violin
 

VIVALDI: Cimento dell'armonia dell' inventione
A set  of 12 Violin Concertos including "The Four Seasons,"
La Tempesta di Mare, La Caccia, Il Piacere and more. 

 

$20.00 / 2 CD SET
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This is a Haydn House re-issue of one of the most enjoyable set of of Vivaldi Concertos ever recorded.  Listening to the 4 Seasons in the context of the other violin concertos is revelatory with Olevsky and Scherchen in their typical fashion of unique musical insights. 
 

 
János Ferencsik, 
Conductor

Hungarian State Symphony, The Choir of Budapest

HAYDN:  Nelson Mass ("Missa in angustiis" Nº 11)
Maria Stader, soprano; Claudia Hellmann, contralto; 
Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Victor von Halem, bass

$12.00 per CD
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This is a wonderful performance, in a superb acoustic with great soloists along with a "labor of love" transfer from reel-to-reel stereo tape.  This is a Haydn Mass must-have.
 

 

Pierre Monteux
Conductor
Rome Opera House Orchestra

GLUCK 
"Orfeo ed Euridice" - Complete Orchestral Music

$12.00 per CD
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Usually we don't think about Pierre Monteux conducting music of the mid 18th century.   Gluck's music is unique as it is the major bridge between the late baroque and the classical period.  The Rome Opera House Orchestra sound quite special almost as though it learned from their elders in Italian conservatories from a hand-me-down playing tradition dating from a distant past.  It all works out very well especially in the glorious "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" and the "Dance of the Furies" first heard here as chase music in those old "Hoppy" cowboy flics.  

 
Martin Turnovsky
Conductor
Praque Chamber Harmony
Josef Vlach
Conductor
Czech Chamber Orchestra

DVORAK: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 44  IN STEREO


MOZART: Eine Kleine Natchtmusik, K. 525; Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
               Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 456 
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Masterful recordings from Prague!  The Czech winds are a must with the Dvorak Wind Serenade, all perfect in tempo and balance. Josef Vlach leads his chamber  orchestra in refreshing interpretations of familiar Mozart string works.  It is a must-have CD
  

 
Arthur Fiedler
Conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra

 

VOL. 1

VERDI: Grand March from “Aïda” Act II
GOUNOD: Waltzes from “Faust" / Ballet Music from “Faust”
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Sadko: Song of India
STRAUSS: Rosenkavalier Waltzes
MASCAGNI: Intermezzo: “Cavalleria Rusticana”
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 and 6
SULLIVAN: Mikado Overture / Pirates of Penzance Overture
GOMES: Guarany Overture
ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March Nº 1
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody Nº 2

$12.00 per CD

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Combing through the Haydn House 45 rpm collection has brought us this fine array of Boston Pops performances under the special care of Arthur Fiedler.  All has been carefully transferred to the digital medium including restoration of the overall sound of each disc. Most were recorded in the late 1940's and early 1950's meaning that Fiedler was conducting Serge Koussevitzky's Boston Symphony musicians less the first desk players.  You cannot go wrong with this release which is filled with nostalgia and demos the intensity this music can be with the right orchestra and conductor.  Highly recommended!  

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