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Antal Dorati
Conductor
Chicago Symphony
London Symphony  

SCHUBERT: Symphony N 8 in B Minor "Unfinished"
SCHUMANN: Symphony N 4 in D Minor, Op. 120

One of the rarest Dorati Mercury releases is the Schumann 4th Symphony, recorded in stereo with the London Symphony. It is a unique, powerful performance and the source for this release is the London-based, Antal Dorati Centenary Society.  The Unfinished with the Chicago Symphony was recorded in mono and has been available on our website for several years but coupled with the Schumann Spring Symphony under Hans Swarowsky.  This recording along with the Walter Susskind Schubert Tragic Symphony is available below.  .       

$12.00 per CD  

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Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam 

BRUCKNER: Symphony N 4 in E flat major  "Romantic"

This June, 1952 concert recording has been released in the past on CD with abrasive sound, dropouts, some rather loud coughs, hum, as well as a severe reduction in volume near the outset of the first movement.  Haydn House engineering has painstakingly removed and repaired all of it.  Why issue it again?  The performance is another Van Beinum knockout. (5th, 7th, 8th and 9th are available below.) Brass choirs are very impressive here sending chills both to brain and body!  Our favorites have included recordings of the Bruckner 4th by Bhm/VPO as well as the Klemperer/PO. This newly remastered Van Beinum recording is now at the top of our Bruckner 4th list.  As the other Bruckner symphony by Van Beinum have received with very positive acclaim with our "stereo effect" treatment, we decided to follow through once again with this one.  As with all other Haydn House "stereo effect" releases, the sonic process can be eliminated by switching your stereo output controls to mono.    

$12.00 per CD 

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Walter Susskind
Hans Swarowsky
Conductors
London Symphony  

SCHUBERT: Symphony N 4 in C Minor 'Tragic" (London Symphony)
SCHUMANN: Symphony N 1 in B Flat Major
(Vienna State Opera Orchestra)
HAYDN: Italian Overture
N 4 in D Major (Vienna Philharmusica Symphony)

All three works on this CD have been previous Haydn House releases. The Schubert 4th with Walter Susskind conducting is our favorite recording of this music. It is thoughtful, never pushed, and with excellent Mercury sound but with severe tape hiss and unusual upper-bass noise underneath the recording. W. B.-P. painstakenly removed these problems letting the recording blossom forth the way the musicians and the engineers intended originally. The Schumann Spring and the Haydn Overture (sourced for a half-track reel tape)  were reworked as well.  

$12.00 per CD 

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Frank Brieff
Conductor
New Haven Symphony  

MAHLER: Symphony N 1 in D Major "Titan" - with "Blumine Movement

This Mahler 1st Symphony recording was the very first ever issued to included the "Blumine" Movement that Mahler originally composed for the work.  He later discarded "Blumine" section because he felt it was a redundancy. The full explanations as to why it wound up in the hands of the New Haven (Connecticut) Symphony is readily available on the internet.  This recording has a kind of historical significance because of it. The performance is quite good and the recording has plenty of dynamic range as recorded in 1968 at the spacious Woolsey Hall on the Yale University campus. Mr. Brieff was once a violist in the Toscanini / NBC Symphony and and has a unique perspective with this music. His most popular release features short works for violin and orchestra with Isaac Stern.          

$12.00 per CD

  
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Antal Dorati
Conductor
Chicago Symphony  

KODLY: Peacock Variations
BARTK: The Miraculous Mandarin

Remastered from an FR Mercury LP. Over-bright sound has been tamed resulting in more up-to date-sonics.    A Dorati must have on all fronts.  
 
  

   

$12.00 per CD

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Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

BRUCKNER: Symphony N 8 in C Minor

 

Ranked as one of the "top shelf" Bruckner 8th ever.  Recorded in mono in 1956 in a performance that is forceful in brass. d van Beinum uses the Robert Haas version here.  There is no sluggishness either.  (Making it slower does not make it more reverent!)  The opening of the 4th movement in the mp3 sample tells all.  The added stereo effect is an added bonus creating a wide sonic stage with detailed depth. ( The effect can be defeated by setting your amp to mono.) Upper bass hum had been removed and a slight bass boost has been added to bring this remastering over the top.  The rest of the EVB's Bruckner recordings are available below. The Concertgebouw Orchestra is magnificent with its special, admired sonic signature.   

$12.00 per CD 

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Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

BRUCKNER: Symphony N 5 in B-Flat Major

This incredible Bruckner recording never received a truly satisfying sonic improvement until now. It is a concert recording of March 12, 1959 but recorded in mono.  There were many audience noise intrusion with minimum removal efforts but now, we removed 95 percent of them.  The original recording equipment produced a low end hum as well and this has been removed.  The overall bass of the recording was thin and this too, has been fixed.  Our stereo effect enhancement was added to the final results and brings the performance way over the top where it belongs.  This is now the famous Van Beinum Bruckner 5th resting in the sonic glory it truly deserves with the unique Concertgebouw Orchestra and sonic signature we all enjoy.  The brass playing will make send you into orbit.    The Bruckner 7th and 9th with Van Beinum is also available.  Please see below.    

$12.00 per CD 

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Gnther Wand
Conductor
Grzenich Symphony Orchestra of Cologne  
  
 

BARTOK
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta

 

These Bartok performances have now become rather rare and for no good reason. The
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta has many competitors including the famous Reiner/CSO but this Wand recording of it is more intimate and more direct, same for the less famous Divertimento for Strings. The stereo sound is full bodied very good with a wide stage.  Please listen to the mp3 sample for proof. 

$12.00 per CD 

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The Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam  
  
 

MAHLER: Symphony N 4 in G Major  (Margaret Ritchie, soprano )
FRANCK: Psych - Symphonic Poem 
 

Wonderful performances here!  These early 1950's Amsterdam recordings have been elusive in recent years as more recent recordings of same have been released but with far less lan and insight brought forth by Eduard van Beinum  and his Concertgebouw Orchestra.  I say his as it had the Mengelberg and "his" sonic signature which is but a memory when one listens to the ACO today.  The added stereo effect was judiciously added for up-to-date listening to widen the sonic stage without dumbing down the original mono sound.  The Franck Psych is a "religious" experience and demos the huge range of repertoire possessed by van Beinum as he swings from Mahler to Franck.  The AC hum "under" on the original sound has been finally(!) eliminated throughout.    

$12.00 per CD 

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Eugene Ormandy
Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
* Margaret Harshaw, sop
.   
 

WAGNER
Die Gtterdmerung:
  Siegfried's Funeral Music / Immolation Scene* 
Tristan und Isolde:  Prelude, Liebesnacht and Liebestod  
 

Another  rare Ormandy / Philadelphia recording!. Recorded in January and November of 1952 in the Academy of Music. this CD was transferred from a near mint Columbia "6 eye" LP with Ormandy and his Philadelphia Orchestra with incredible passion, lush strings and solid brass. Margaret Harshaw sings the "Immolation Scene" giving a performance that can challenge the so-called established best. This is a "must have" CD along with the Ormandy CD below.      

$12.00 per CD 

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Eugene Ormandy
Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra  
 

WAGNER: "Parsifal" -  orchestral highlights 
1. Prelude; 2. Transformation Scene & Closing Scene - Act I; 3. Klingsors Magic Garden;
4. Good Friday Spell; 5. Closing Scene - Act III
 


One of the  rare Ormandy / Philadelphia recordings!  Rarer still is any  recording of Parsifal Orchestral Highlights is issued.  This recording was realized in the early 1950's and is quite a surprise.  The lush Philly stringsare ever present, the famous woodwind section is within and the brass is revelation. The source was a first pressing, white label, "6 eye" Columbia LP.  The sound is dated but with enough clarity to serve the performance admirably.   

$12.00 per CD 

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Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam  
 

BRUCKNER: Symphony N 9 in D Minor

 
The success of our Bruckner 7th as listed below, along with many email praises and requests put us to work on one of the best recordings of the Bruckner 9th - some say that it is THEE best - as recorded in September of 1956.  We have added our stereo effect to this recording to give it a sense of spread and depth which can only enhance this wonderful recording.     

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$12.00 per CD 

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Josef Krips
Conductor
Vienna Hofmusikkapelle  
 

MOZART: Requiem K. 626 

Werner Pech, treble; Hans Breitschopf, alto; 
Walter Ludwig, tenor;
Harald Prglf. bass
 
  
Unique and highly respected recording of this familiar work    

$12.00 per CD 

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Evgeny Svetlanov
Conductor
USSR Symphony Orch.  
 

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony N 6 in B Minor Pathtique 
Francesca da Rimini 
 
  
These familiar works were recorded in concert in Tokyo, Japan with splendid sound and incredible dynamics range.  Most of the older Soviet recordings only gave us a sonic peek at the power of this orchestra. All is exposed here, including the powerful brass sections and the percussion.  The performances are heart rending, pushed to the limit.  Tchaikovsky fans must have this CD.  It is unmatched on all fronts.     

$12.00 per CD 

  
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Kurt Sanderling
Conductor
St. Petersburg Philhamonic
Dresden Staatskapelle*

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony N 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Romeo and Juliet. Fantasy-Overture*


This pairing features two exceptional recordings as conducted by Kurt Sanderling.  The Rachmaninoff send was recorded in 1952 .  The Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet was recorded in stereo in 1960.  Both recording are full blooded with all you would expect from these great orchestras and Sanderling.  Both works have been beautifully transferred to CD.  

$12.00 per CD  

  
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William Steinberg
Conductor
Montreal Symphony 
 

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Symphony N 5 in B Flat Major 
JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony
N 1 in C Minor 
 
  
These familiar works were recorded at the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal in 1975.  Thanks heavens they were as both are spectacular realizations.  The overall sound is not bad and we did our best to bring to this level without intruding on the music itself.  The Montreal Symphony hold nothing back here give its all to Steinberg's interpretations.  A well chosen Haydn House stereo effect was added to the original mono sources with fine results.       

$12.00 per CD  

  
STEREO EFFECT
  
 

 

 

Antal Dorati
Conductor
London Symphony *
Philharmonia Hungarica

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony N 94 in G Major "Surprise" 
Symphony
N 101 in D Major "The Clock"*
Symphony
N 103 in E flat Major "Drum Roll" 
 
  
Before Antal Dorati embarked on his complete Haydn Symphonies project for London/Decca during the 1970's, he had already recorded several Haydn Symphonies for Mercury "Living Presence" including the three works on this CD: the "Surprise" and the "Drum Roll" with the Philharmonia Hungarica - in the massive Vienna Konzerthaus in 1962 - and "The Clock" with the London Symphony - at Watford Town Hall, near London in 1957.  The performances, sound and transfer make this CD a "must have" for all Haydn enthusiasts.    

$12.00 per CD  

  
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George Tzipine
Marius Constant* 
Conductors
Orchestre Nationale

ANDR JOLIVET: Symphonie N 1
TOLIA NIKOPROWETZKY: Hommage Antonio Gaudi*

 

One of our more unique CDs of modern music which takes hold of your imagination from start to finish. All is beautifully performed and well recorded. The Jolivet Symphony was recorded slightly shy in the bass so more was added to give the performance more impact. The stereo image is typical ORTF with plenty of width and a locked in center image.  Both these works are well liked here.      
   

$12.00 per CD  

  
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Eduard van Beinum
Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

BRUCKNER: Symphony N 7 in E Major
 

One of the best Bruckner 7th ever as recorded in May of 1953!  And it is with the Concertgebouw Orchestra with is sonic signature, not like a generic European orchestra it has become of late.  We've taken a mint LP copy, removed the underlying hum which was evident throughout and added our ambient stereo effect to widen the soundstage.  The outcome is a sonic knockout with hefty brass and a solid bass foundation.  Van Beinum was a Bruckner master in all respects conducting an orchestra with a longtime Bruckner tradition.  The more Van Beinum you hear the more you want.  Check out our Composers' Index for more Van Beinum in out catalog.      

$12.00 per CD  

  
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The Fine Arts Quartet

HAYDN:  String Quartets Opus 74, Nos. 1, 2 and 3

The first in a series of CDs of all the string quartets of Franz Joseph Haydn as played by The Fine Arts Quartet with Leonard Sorkin and Abram Loft, violins; Bernard Zaslav, viola; and George Sopkin, cello. The playing is honest, straightforward with a strong Viennese influence.  The sound is very good and close with a kind of sonic intimacy as though the quartet is playing just for you!  We hope you will demand more from this unique Haydn String Quartets series.  As one colleague put it, "These performances can be included in the best Haydn Quartet playing ever and the sound is 21st century too!"

$12.00 per CD 

  
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Antal Dorati
Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony

RAVEL: Daphnis et Chlo (complete)
 

Another early Mercury recording - December,1954 - quite similar in sound to the Bartok below.  It was quite hard to find in decent LP condition for our transfer to CD.  Numerous requests made this all happen.  Assisting is the  Macalester College Choir and captured in perfect balance with the orchestra.  This is must have Dorati as well as the Bartok recording below.      
   

$12.00 per CD 

  
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Antal Dorati
Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony

BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra

Antal Dorati pulls out all the stops again with the Minneapolis SO. The dynamic range (soft to loud) is incredible within this 1953 recording.   It is typical Mercury one microphone sound with brilliant strings and forward brass.  Many have asked us to release this recording but finding a mint pressing was quite difficult.  Finally we secured a mint pressing and it is of the first edition, deep groove pressing run.  This is must have Dorati who championed Bartok's music throughout his long conducting career. As this Bartok Concerto for Orchestra recording is under 35 minutes, it was decided to include on this CD the original remastered   mono version followed by a stereo effect version of the same mono recording in order to widen the stage image and add a bit more acoustics to this incredible performance.  Oh yes, a third choice will be available: just switch the stereo effect version to mono and listen with added acoustics!  Final thought: Digital age reverb possibilities are limitless and can enhance a recording without adding artificially sounding, "old era" effects in the process.  A customer review here

$12.00 per CD 

MONO VERSION
and a
 STEREO EFFECT
VERSION 
ON ONE CD
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Sir Henry Wood
Conductor
London Symphony
Sir Hamilton Harty
Conductor
London Symphony
Hall Orchestra

THREE SYMPHONIES OF FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony
N 45 in F Sharp Minor "Farewell" / Symphony N 95 in C Minor 
Symphony
N
101 in D "Clock"

These performances range from 1927 to 1935 and are remastered from very rare 78 rpm releases recorded in London.  We removed the clicks and pops and reduced some of the surface noise but never went beyond our artistic barrier in noise reduction technique, as we continue celebrate this anniversary year Haydn and his music. Sir Henry Wood conducts the LSO with a spirited Farewell" including horns in the upper register, a unique choice considering the 1934 recording year.  Sir Hamilton Harty conducts the LSO with a unique "95" recorded in 1935 and oddly enough, the best sounding of the three recordings, Harty conducts the Hall in a 1927 "Clock".  Due to time constraints, the massive third movement of the "Clock" was edited in order to fit the 78 rpm set.  Not so here! We fixed all to give, finally, a complete performance.  We think Sir Hamilton would approve totally......and so would Haydn.    A customer review here
   

$12.00 per CD 

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Max Rudolf
Conductor
Cincinnati Symphony

RICHARD STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier - Suite, Op. 59; JOHANN STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus Overture 
Wine Women and Song Waltzes, Op 333; Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324 
GEORGES BIZET: Symphony in C Major; ALBERT ROUSSEL: Suite in F Major, Op. 33; VINCENT DINDY: Istar   
WILLIAM SCHUMAN: New England Triptych; PETER MENNIN: Canto for Orchestra
ANTON WEBERN: Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1; LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA: Variazione per Orchestra

During the 1960's Decca US issued a number of recordings with Max Rudolf and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  These performances had a unique dedication behind them, both from musicians and audio engineers.  The results were quite spectacular although the stereo stage was a bit exaggerated and the LP pressings ranged from bad to good and could have been factors that brought and end to this series. An avid customer provided us with clean near mint pressings with which to work. The end results of our remastering fixes all and bring forth these spirited recordings to the place they deserve. German conductor, Max Rudolf, led the Cincinnati Symphony for 12 seasons -1958 to 1970.  This 2 CD set has nearly 2 hours of good music both familiar and eclectic. It is a top seller!  More Max Rudolf on page 3!!

$20.00 - 2 CD SET 


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Walter Schneiderhan, violin
Gustav Swoboda, violin
Senta Benesch, cello

BOCCHERINI TRIOS
Trio
N 5 in C Major, Op. 35 / Trio N 2 in G Major, Op. 35 / Trio N 4 in D Major, Op. 35

Is music a series of musical phrases made up of notes? Or, is music a series of notes making up phrases? The correct answer is "yes" to the first question. Present day string playing seems to favor the second question. It seems that the printed scores are not sheets of staves of stems and circles/dots but of stems and little bananas! The effect is commonly referred to as either "ya-ya" or "banana note" playing which plagues our orchestras and string ensembles today with only a few exceptions. To drive the message home, this very rare recording gives us a good example of playing string instruments with the first question in mind, that is, playing music and not playing a series of notes. It is all masterful throughout although the source recording was often played and taken from a tough, 1950 green label Westminster LP. This CD is too good to overlook. 

$12.00 per CD 

 
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Mikls Rzsa
Conductor
RCA Italiana Orchestra

MIKLS RZSA
Overture to a Symphony Concert, Op. 26a
Three Hungarian Sketches, Op. 14
Notturno Ungherese, Op. 25
Theme, Variations and Finale, Op. 13
MAX STEINER: Symphonie Moderne - on themes from the movie, "Four Wives"
Werner Janssen conducting the Werner Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles 
(78 RPM rarity)

These recording have been in our archives for quite some time and demonstrate orchestral works of the Rzsa which are not available on CD. The performances are first rate and have quite bit of the composers ability to develop great themes which are, of course, abundant here and in his very popular film music.  The sound is quite good and with a sound stage quality about it.  As a filler, we included the very rare 78 RPM mono recording of one of Max Steiner's orchestra works.  Wonderful music on all fronts!

$12.00 per CD 

  
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Walter Hendl
Bernard Haitink
Aldo Ceccato
Conductors


HENRYK SZERYNG AND MICHELE CAMPANELLA
EDUARD LALO 
    Symphonie Espagnole
    Henryk Szeryng, violin / Chicago Symphony, Walter Hendl, conductor
BLA BARTK
    Rhapsody
N 1 for Violin and Orchestra
        Henryk Szeryng, violin / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink, conductor
FRANZ LISZT
    Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
    Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
         Michele Campanella, piano / Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra,
Aldo Ceccato, conductor
 

Here is a CD of lost recordings and what a collection on one CD these recordings make.  The Lalo was take from a very rare Stereo Reel Tape and the rest from nearly new LPs.  Szeryng is superb as usual here with wonderful backup by great orchestras.  The Liszt with Campanella is revelatory with gutsy help from the Monte Carlo Orchestra.  The CD is filled to capacity and can make a great home concert listening experience.  All is beautifully transferred to CD. 

$12.00 per CD 


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Paul Sacher,
Conductor
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Lamoureux Orchestra

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony N 67 in F; Symphony N 53 in D Imperial
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: Sinfonia in E Flat for Double Orchestra, Op. 18,
N 1;
Sinfonia Concertante in A for Violin and Cello 
(Walter Schneiderhan, violin /
              (Nikolaus Hubner, cello) 
Sinfonia in D, Op. 18, N
Concerto in E Flat for Cembalo and Strings, Op. 7
N
. 5  (Gustav Leonhardt, cembalo)
ALBERT ROUSSEL: Petite Suite for Orchestra, Op. 39; Concerto for Small Orchestra, Op. 34;
Piano Concerto, Op. 36 (Leila Gousseau, piano); Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 52

 

The Swiss Conductor, Paul Sacher, was a student of Weingartner and achieved a solid reputation with his wonderful recordings, many of which were very early attempts to be authentic without being "disruptive" with the music.  The above recordings are rare ones and deserve your attention.  Both CDs total over 2 hours of music.  The famous Sacher Bach Brandenburgs and two more Haydn Symphonies can be found here    

$20.00 - 2 CD SET

  
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