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RUDOLF MORALT
Vienna Symphony and Vienna Chamber Choir  

MOZART: Mass in C Minor
(The Historical 1956 Recording)

$12.00 per  CD

Truly a wonderful recording of Mozart's best setting of the Mass.  For this recording additions were made to complete the work as determined by tradition as to what Mozart actually used himself to give a complete performance and show off his new Viennese bride to Salzburg by was of this incredible music. His wife, Constanza was a soprano of talent as the solos of the C Minor Mass demand.  Teresa Stitch-Randall is the soprano in this recording and demonstrates that singing this music should be a prayer instead of an opera aria. It is enough to make any listener repent.  The recording is dated but the transfer is a labor of love.  The other soloist are Hilde Rössl-Majdan, Waldemar Kmentt and Walter Raninger.  Sections used to complete the mass are taken from Mozart's Mass in C K. 262.  HQ MP3 Sample here

 

EDUARD VAN BEINUM
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

BRUCKNER: Symphony Nº 9 in D Minor

(The Historical 1941 Live Concert Recording)

$12.00 per  CD

Recorded “live” in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on January 16, 1941 and
remastered from 78rpm acetate discs of variable quality. Van Beinum bring forth one of the most powerful recordings of the monumental Bruckner 9th.  Simply and incredible performance with a last movement that seems to speak volumes about the time and place of this performance and recording as well as that of Bruckner.  Every effort was made to maintain the sonic integrity of the original 64-year-old recording with no overuse of noise reduction. 
 
HQ MP3 Sample here

ERNST MAERZENDORFER Haydn Symphonies mp3 Series ($2.00 each)

EDUARD VAN BEINUM
BERNARD HAITINK
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

RAVEL: Bolero, La Valse
TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

$12.00 per  CD

Recorded in the mid and late 1950's, this CD release features Eduard van Beinum conducting Ravel's most familiar orchestral works but in interpretations that go far beyond the ordinary. Woodwind playing is spectacular with that COA sound that we all want to hear.  The Mussorgsky with Haitink is splendid from beginning to end.   Highly recommended.   IN STEREO   HQ MP3 Sample here

 

LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Members of the NBC
Symphony Orchestra
Robert Shaw Chorale

SAINT-SAËNS: Samson et Dalila (Hightlights)
Risë Stevens, soprano; Jan Peerce, tenor; Robert Merill, baritone

$12.00 per  CD

This release boast some of the best mono sound RCA ever achieved with - as they say - the single mic technique.   Recorded in Manhattan Center, NYC, we hear the NBC captured with good acoustics for a change.  Stokowski pulls out all the stops here with a finale that is unbelievable.  The soloists' singing is what you would expect although Peerce's French leaves much to the imagination, and Risë Stevens demos that wonderful voice with deep ovetones in her entire range.  Unfortunately for us, the entire opera was was never recorded,  only these highlights exist.  The chorus is the "icing on the cake."  A tour de force on all fronts.   HQ MP3 Sample  here

 

CHARLES MUNCH
Boston Symphony 
GEORGE SZELL
Cleveland Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Nathan Milstein, violin 

DVORAK: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Rudolf Firkusny, piano

$12.00 per  CD

Two great recordings on one CD.  This Munch/BSO Milstein recording set a standard for playing in 1953.  The recording's dynamic range, although acceptable did not convey Munch's intentions much. This release is a vast improvement of the sound taken from a "Plum Shaded Dog" RCA release in mint condition. The Szell.CO/Firkusny is a very scarce LP and is the only commercial recording Szell ever made of this wonderful Dvorak Concerto.   A mint "six eye" Columbia pressing is the source of this transfer, with honest, robust Severance Hall acoustics faithfully captured.   
HQ MP3 Sample here

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

MUCK, KOUSSEVITZKY,
MUNCH AND FIEDLER
Boston Symphony and Pops Orchestras

75th Anniversary Musical History of the Boston Symphony & Boston Pops
Milton Cross, narrator with guest appearance by Arthur Fiedler

$12.00 per  CD

We came across an un-played-condition LP recently of this 98¢ classic RCA Victor LP issue of 1955. (Our old copy, purchased in 1955, looks like an LP used as a beach frisbee!)   It's a first rank nostalgia trip for us and hopefully it will be for you too and it's very informative with many musical BSO and BPO excerpts.  Sonics have been improved throughout. The narration is amusing and priceless with Cross' "toidy toid street accent Fiedler's "Haahvid yaahd"  accents. If you have not ever heard this LP you are in for an hour of fun listening.  You may very well ask this question:  What has happened to the the BSO?   HQ MP3 Sample here

 

ATAULFO ARGENTA
Chamber Orcestra of Madrid
RAFAEL FRÜBECK DE BURGOS
National Orchestra of Spain

MUSIC OF SPAIN: Preludes and Intermezzi of Zarsuelas (operettas)
 
1 GIMÉNEZ: La Torre del Oro - “Intermedio”
  2 CHAPÍ: El Tambor de Granaderos - “Preludio”
  3 GIMÉNEZ: El Baile de Luis Alonso - “Intermedio”
  4 GIMÉNEZ: La Boda de Luis Alonso - “Intermedio”
  5 CHAPÍ: La Revoltosa - “Preludio”
  6 GRANADOS: Goyescas - “Intermedio”
  7 LUNA: La Picara Molinera - “Intermedio”
  8 BRÉTON: La Dolores - “Jota”
  9 SOUTULLO: La Leyenda del Beso - “Preludio”
10 CHUECA: La Gran Via - “Preludio”
11 LUNA: El Niño Judio - “Preludio”
12 VIVES: Bohemios - “Intermedio”
13 GURIDI: El Caserio - “Preludio II”

$12.00 per  CD

Certainly the best and most captivating performances of this wonderful music. It's a change of pace but what a change it is.  After working on this CD we felt that tickets for a plane to Spain is a must.   Don't overlook this CD release. 
9 through 13 are IN  STEREO.

 

ZDENEK KOSLER
Czech Philharmonic

DVORAK: Symphony Nº 7 in D Minor

$12.00 per  CD

Recorded in the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in 1964.  Kosler holds back the tempi, creating a dramatic effect that is immense in concept with a dynamic range that sets it apart from all the others.  One of the most deliberate yet intense performances of the Dvorak 7th ever recorded.  This is a Czech Philharmonic "must have" recording. 
IN STEREO  
HQ MP3 Sample here 

 

Lucie Daullene, soprano
Joseph Canteloube, piano

CHANTS DE LA FRANCE
Harmonized by JOSEPH CANTELOUBE

$12.00 per CD

Truly a remarkable recording of folk songs of many of the old provinces
of France and harmonized by Canteloube who is famous for his "Chants d'Auvergne".  Explanatory notes are included. 
HQ MP3 Sample here

 

SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY
Boston Symphony


SIBELIUS: Symphony Nº
2 in D Major, Op. 43   [rec.1950, Symphony Hall, Boston]
GRIEG: Last Spring  
[rec. 1950, Symphony Hall, Boston]

$12.00 per CD


Hailed by Sibelius himself, at the time of its release as the best recording ever made of his monumental 2nd symphony.  Beautifully transferred with some restoration of the rather pinched dynamic range of the original recording.  The Grieg Elegiac melody was recorded at the very same session which was to be the final RCA session by Koussevitzky.  

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SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY
Boston Symphony

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings [rec. 1949, Tanglewood]
SATIE: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 and 2 [rec. 1949, Symphony Hall]
PROKOFIEV: Symphony
Nº 1 in D Major "Classical"  [rec. 1947, Carnegie Hall]

$12.00 per CD


The strings of the BSO here are simply magnificent.  There is much to enjoy as well as learn from this recording. 
HQ MP3 Sample here

 

SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY
Boston Symphony

RICHARD WAGNER
   Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I
[rec. 1949, Symphony Hall] 
   Flying Dutchman Overture
[rec. 1947, Symphony Hall]
   Siegfried Idyll
[rec. 1949, Symphony Hall]
CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Oberon Overture
[rec. 1946, Symphony Hall]
RICHARD STRAUSS: Don Juan
[rec. 1947, Symphony Hall]
LEOPOLD MOZART: Toy Symphony
[rec. 1950, Tanglewood] 

 

$12.00 per CD


Not available on CD until now. Sources are LP and 45 RPM discs in superb condition and carefully transferred to CD. 
HQ MP3 Sample here

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ERICH LEINSDORF
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

HAYDN: Symphony Nº 94 in G Major 'Surprise'
SCHUBERT: Rosamunde Overture and Ballet Music

$12.00 per CD

Early Leinsdorf in Rochester.  Recorded in the Eastman Theatre with exceptional sound for the early 1950's and transferred to CD from a sealed CBS Harmony LP.  The transfer is the first play of this disc!  The "Surprise" is similar in tempi to the controversial Toscanini / NBC recording of same. HQ MP3 Sample here

 

FERENC SZEKERES
Budapest Madrigal Choir
Hungarian State Orchestra

HAYDN: The Appointment of a Conductor - Cantata
Choral Works: Enervated Moment - The Storm - Chorus of the Danes

$12.00 per CD

A wonderful recording in very good sound, filled with superb singing from soloists and choir.  Do not avoid this release as it is humorous, lively and very well played.  A must for any thoughtful Haydn collector. 
IN STEREO 
HQ MP3 Sample here

 

RAYMOND LEPPARD
English Chamber Orch*
HARRY NEWSTONE
Haydn Orchestra

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN 
Symphony Nº 39 in G Minor*
Symphony Nº 46 in B Major
Symphony Nº 52 in C Minor

$12.00 per CD

This Leppard Haydn 39th is certainly within the top 3 recordings of this work.  We would place it at the top.   Why Harry Newstone recorded but 2 Haydn Symphonies is indeed a puzzlement.  He should have been given a free hand in recording many more.  This is another Haydn release worthy of  Haydn House and your collection too. 
IN STEREO 
    

 

SZYMON GOLDBERG
Conductor
Netherlands Chamber
Orchestra

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN 
Symphony Nº 44 in E Minor 'Trauer' 
Symphony Nº 57 in D Major
Symphony Nº 83 in G Minor 'La Poule'

$12.00 per CD

We  released the Haydn 44 and 57 but came across the 83 more recently.  Now all three of the Szymon Goldberg Haydn recordings are together for the first time on  one CD.  Recorded in the acoustically perfect Concertgebouw and boasting Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra members in this Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.  Wonderful performances on all fronts.  Superb transfers too.   IN STEREO  

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

NEVILLE MARRINER
Academy of St. MITF*
THEODOR GUSCHLBAUER
Vienna Chamber Orchestra

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN 
Symphony Nº 52 in C Minor*
Symphony Nº 61 in D Major
Symphony Nº 77 in B Flat Major

$12.00 per CD

Of all the Haydn Symphonies recordings with Neville Marriner Nº 52 never made it to CD for some dumb reason.  Here is is with those prominent "octave above" horns, creating that authentic and necessary effect.  The Guschlbauer efforts are A+ with a superb orchestra. IN STEREO  

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