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Leonid Kogan, violin; 
Yakov Shapiro, French horn; 
Emil Gilels, piano
Mistislav Rostropovich, cello   

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Trio Nș 30 in D Major
Leonid Kogan, violin; Mistislav Rostropovich, cello; Emil Gilels, piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E Flat Major, Op. 40
Leonid Kogan, violin; Yakov Shapiro, French horn; Emil Gilels, piano

$12.00 per CD

 

A very special release with four of last century's top Russian performers.
Taken from a clean seldom-played LP release issued in 1956.  

  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

ANTAL DORATI
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

$12.00 per CD

 

This recording comes to us from mid-1950's radio station white label, promotional LP (first pressing with first stamper) in un-played condition.  It's white heat although on the distant side, showing off the acoustics of the magnificent Concertgebouw all the more.  
HQ MP3 Sample here             

 

ANTAL DORATI
Minneapolis Symphony

STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) 

$12.00 per CD

 

The most raw, raucous, shameless, audacious and bold-faced "Sacre" recording ever to cross our path.  Taken from a barely-played Mercury LP, this performance is totally Minneapolis, Dorati and Mercury of the early 1950's.    It is a must-have old mono "Merc" CD transfer sounding better than ever.  HQ MP3 Sample here

 Max Goberman Haydn Symphonies Series

SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY
Boston Symphony

MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525         Rec. 8/15/50 at Tanglewood
MOZART: Serenade Nș 10 in B-Flat, KV 361 for 13 Wind Instrments 
    
                                                                                                Rec. 8/15/47 at Tanglewood
HAYDN: Symphony Nș 92 in G Major ("Oxford") 
Rec. 8/14/50 at Tanglewood 

$12.00 per CD

Sources are LPs in mint condition and carefully transferred to CD.  This CD release fills more of the remaining gaps of Koussevitzky commercial recordings which never made it to the CD format.   The Mozart KV 361 recording  is the best sonic exposé of how magnificent the woodwinds of the BSO were during the mid 40's. HQ MP3 Sample here

 

ARTHUR BALSAM, piano
CLEMENS DAHINDEN
Winterthur Symphony

BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61a
    
(Beethoven’s own revision of his violin concerto in the form of a piano concerto)

$12.00 per  CD

It's the music of the familiar D major violin concerto but the violin is replace by the piano.   Cadenzas are by the composer but that of the first movement is much more expansive in this piano version.  Arthur Balsam has been a cult figure for quite some time now among informed musicians and this recording drives that idea home. The Swiss Conductor, Clemens Dahinden and his orchestra offer strong and sensitive backup for this famous and very rare recording.  The early 50's LP source is in near mint condition. 
HQ MP3 Sample here

 

ANTAL DORATI
WALTER SUSSKIND*
London Symphony

MOZART: Symphony Nș 36 in C Major, KV 425 (“Linz”)
MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525
SCHUBERT: Symphony Nș 4 in C Minor, ("Tragic") D. 417*

$12.00 per  CD

Dorati has given us straightforward yet sensitive Mozart performances carefully transferred from a scarce stereo Mercury LP.   As for the Schubert "Tragic", this recording still holds a place within the top three recordings of this work ever made available within the last 50 years.  It's not pushed letting this great Schubert symphony speak for itself.  All taken from mint "FR 1" Mercury LP pressings. IN STEREO HQ MP3 Sample here

 

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
Symphony of the Air and Chorus

VILLA-LOBOS: Floresta do Amazonas
Symphonic Poem for voice, male chorus and Orchestra
       Bido Sayăo, soprano

$12.00 per  CD

Truly unique music from Brazil's most famous composer and recorded at NYC's Mahattan Center in incredible stereo sound.  
From Reel-to-Reel STEREO TAPE
  
HQ MP3 Sample here

 Max Goberman Haydn Symphonies Series

ANTAL DORATI
Royal Philharmonic

BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nș 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nș 7 in A Major, Op. 92

$12.00 per  CD

 

 

The LP issues from which these recordings were taken demos some of the most careless master tape to LP mastering ever produced.  Gone are the sonics one would expect from a usual Dorati Mercury recording.  Seldom does this occur, thank heavens. The basic sound in the grooves is clean but dull with shifts in amplitude and a lack of bass.  There is more hidden here than meets the ear.  Our labor-of-love re-mastering has fixed these problems revealing how superior these performances are with that Dorati incisiveness making each performance worthy of the conductor, orchestra and LP label name.  The French horns in the 7th? Glorious!  The tempos are well chosen and never does it get so hectic to the point where all the inner detail of these symphonies turns into the usual mush. 
IN STEREO
HQ MP3 Sample  here

  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

ANTAL DORATI
Royal Philharmonic

BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nș 1 in C Major, Op. 21
BEETHOVEN: Symphony Nș 2 in D Major, Op. 36
BEETHOVEN:  Creatures of Prometheus Overture

$12.00 per  CD

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IN STEREO HQ MP3 Sample here

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