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Pierre Monteux, Conductor
Fritz Kreisler,
violinist

IN CONVERSATION WITH PIERRE MONTEUX, Conductor
IN CONVERSATION WITH FRITZ KREISLER, Violinist

 $12.00 per CD
MONO

Pierre Monteux and Fritz Kreisler are interviewed separately by Edward Kelly, music critic of a Boston newspaper. This is quite special as it will give us insights into their lives and plans in early 1955 as well as the sound of their unique voices.  The sound of the recording is C- but don't let that turn you away from these historical recordings.  Both were issued by RCA Victor for promotional radio station purposes at a time when 95% of all FM stations were broadcasting classical music full-time.   

 
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ATTIC CLASSICS

WEBER: Euryanthe Overture / BBC SO / Sir Adrian Boult
MUSSORGSKY: Love Song (Boris Godunov ) / National SO of D.C. / Hans Kindler
SHOSTAKOVICH: Polka from “The Golden Age”National SO of D.C., Hans Kindler
STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier “Suite” Vienna PO / Karl Alwin
CHOPIN: Les Sylphides Ballet Suite / London PO / Walter Goehr
TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Overture / London PO / Antal Dorati
WALTON: Crown Imperial / BBC SO / Sir Adrian Boult
STRAUSS: On the Shores of Sorrento (Aus Italien) Chicago SO / Frederick Stock
MUSSORGSKY: Prelude to Khovanshchina / Boston SO / Serge Koussevitzky
MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina Person Dances, ,London SO, Albert Coates
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture / BBC SO / Sir Adrian Boult

$12.00 per CD
MONO

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A 78 minute CD of pristine 78 RPM Records Transferred to CD This is volume one of a potpourri of orchestra classics one might stumble across in the attic or at a yard or tag sale in front of a large, old home.  Yet these disc are is near perfect condition!    Among the discs are some rare recordings of music which have not found their way onto CD until now.  

 
 

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Ferdinand Leitner Conductor
Berlin Philharmonic 
Bavarian Radio Orchestra*

DVORAK: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
MOZART: Serenade in D Major KV 320 "Posthorn"

 $12.00 per CD
MONO
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A  paring of two unique Ferdinand Leitner recordings on one CD.    Both are very special with the Dvorak boasting brass and woodwind presence that is always within "easy reach".  The Mozart is performed with the Leitner loving care approach and will not let you turn away from it for one single instant. Magnificent from top to bottom.  Very Highly recommended.  More Leitner on page 13. 
 
 

 

Pierre Monteux, Conductor
Boston Symphony
Lili Krauss, piano

MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO Nº 12 in A, K.414
MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO Nº 18 in B-flat, K.456

 $12.00 per CD
MONO

These Mozart Piano Concertos were taken from a rare plum label RCA LP. The original sound is quite good.  Both works were recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston in April of 1953. Lily Kraus plays with extreme insight the pivotal 12th and with extra special care and reverence to top it off.   Truly outstanding performances restored perfectly.  You will not be disappointed. 
 
 


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Organ Loft CDs

Pierre Monteux, Conductor
San Francisco Symphony

BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nº 2 in D, Op. 36
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll  - IN STEREO
 

 $12.00 per CD
STEREO/MONO

The Pierre Monteux Special Edition Box from RCA does not include these SFSO performances for some strange reason.  If you own the invaluable 15 CD Monteux Edition Box you will notice that there is room in it for one more CD.  This CD will fit to make the Monteux Edition Box even more complete.  The Beethoven is high powered and the oboe in the Wagner sounds like it came from Vienna by way of Amsterdam.  Splendid recording!    
 

 
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   ERNST MAERZENDORFER Haydn Symphonies mp3 Series ($2.00 each)

Pierre Monteux, Conductor
Paris Conservatoire  Orchestra

STRAVINSKY: Le Sacre du Printemps
     (Rite of Spring - Original Edition)

 $12.00 per CD
STEREO

One of the most transparent recordings ever of this pivotal music. Pierre Monteux leads the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra in a very deliberate, raw performance which seems to work well with this music.  The recording is close with plenty of front-to-back distance along with much visceral low-end bass.  A mint condition LP issue  is the source of this transfer.  

  

Pierre Monteux, Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic

BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

 $12.00 per CD
STEREO

This is Pierre Monteux's personal testament to this music, bearing slower tempi and frightening detail. The first three movements are a testament to how this music should be played according to Monteux. Truly a gripping experience. The march is slow with the guillotine appearing in the distance with a ever slow approach that is violent in sonic vision. The bells used in the finale are the most haunting and twisted of any performance yet heard here.   FROM REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE    

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Jean Fournet
Carlo Zecchi*
Conductors
Concertgebouw
Orchestra, Amsterdam

GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2 - IN STEREO
BRAHMS: Serenade Nº 2*

 

$12.00 per CD
STEREO/MONO

Another " must have". We were not familiar with either Fournet's ACO Grieg or Zecchi's ACO Brahms. What a revelation! Fournet's Grieg is very good indeed. Zecchi's Brahms is simply unbelievable bringing forth the Concertgebouw Orchestra woodwinds in magnificent fashion within the Haydn House production studio space. You cannot overlook this CD issue. It's another Concertgebouw Orchestra sonic fest to be sure. Highly recommended.   


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Edouard van Remourtel, Conductor
Bamberg Symphony 

MUSIC OF EDVARD GRIEG
Holberg Suite, Op. 40; Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65
Lyric Suite, Op. 54; Norwegian Dances, Op. 35

$12.00 per CD
MONO

What a “wonderfind” this record is! Unique, very detailed, great mono sound.   Our experience here is simply Grieg sounding fresh, new and individualistic.  The Bamberg SO plays with élan and dedication under Van Remoortel's direction. Highly recommended.   

 


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Willem van Otterloo Conductor
Hague Philharmonic

BEETHOVEN: Creatures of Prometheus (Complete)

$12.00 per CD
MONO


Superb on all fronts, playing sound and transfer as taken from an early but seldom played Philips LP pressing.  This is equal to the Van Beinum of same with another perspective including similar woodwinds sound.  

 

Anthon van der Horst Conductor
Choir of the Netherlands Bach Society Orchestra and Organ

HANDEL: Dettingen Te Deum
Annette de al Bije, soprano: Aafje Heynis, contralto; 
Arjan Blanken, tenor; David Hollestelle, bass

$12.00 per CD
MONO

One of the most unusual recording of the last century, possessing an musical quality that is very infectious.  The mp3 sample explains.  This is the nostalgic choice of the summer 2004 season. Without a doubt, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam musicians make up this orchestra for this performance. This was recorded "live" at St. John's Church, Gouda, the Netherlands.  A must.     

 
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  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Jean Martinon        -->
Charles Munch      -->
Sir John Barbirolli -->
Conductors
Orchestre Nationale
NY Philharmonic*

CASADESUS: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 37 STEREO 
MOZART: Piano Concerto Nº 21*

MOZART: Piano Concerto 27*
Robert Casadesus, pianist

$12.00 per CD
STEREO / MONO

The "lost" Casadesus Concerto, in stereo, is a wonderful work and enjoyed only a brief period of availability on CBS LP.  The Mozart concertos are superb renditions  from the mid 40's  78 RPM era.   All three works are transferred with our usual "labor of love" standards.   This a must for all Casadesus enthusiasts as the lyricism with a kind of understatement works so well with his own music as well with Mozart's.  Martinon, Munch and Barbirolli are perfect here too. 

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Antal Dorati,
Conductor

Minneapolis Symphony


BEETHOVEN: Symphony
3 in E-flat, "Eroica"

 

$12.00 per CD
STEREO

This Beethoven Eroica recording is one of the best of the no fuss, "as written" renditions with timpani force and intensity seldom heard on recordings.  The stereo sound is very good, and "close-in". Horns are somewhat distant but out of the sonic picture. Trumpets leap out at you with a rawness that could only please Beethoven himself along with those who understand and fully appreciate his volatile personality, along with the real purpose and original dedicatee of this masterpiece. The original tape splices have fixed too. Last but not least, the Minneapolis musicians are fully dedicated and play with a momentum rarely heard these days.  This is a must have CD. 
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Charles Mackerras, Conductor
English Chamber Orchestra

VORISEK: Symphony in D Major
DVORAK: Czech Suite

$12.00 per CD
STEREO

Simply perfect, beautifully recorded and transferred to CD.  Vorisek  was  a contemporary of Beethoven's  and this Symphony in D is a gem.  The Dvorak receives a committed reading too as Mackerras is very sensitive to any Czech music.  

 
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