"Francesca da Rimini", op.32
"Hamlet", op.67 The Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New Yorkconducted byLeopold Stokowski dell'Arte DA 9006 45rpm.1982 Nimbus LP. Recorded: October 1958. 16 / 24 bit files@ https://pristineclassics.blogspot.co.uk
Alexander Glazounov: Symphony no.8 in E flat major, op.83 I: Allegro moderato ~ II: Mesto ~ III: Allegro ~ IV: Finale - Moderato sostenuto - Allegro moderato Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestraconducted by Boris Khaikin MK D 01460/1 c.1965 pressing. c.1953 matrices -2/1 ~ 1/1. NOT ON CD 2 files zipFLAC @ https://musicparlourhistorical.blogspot.co.uk
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no.35 in D major, K.385. "Haffner" I: Allegro con spirito ~ II: Andante ~ III: Menuetto ~ IV: Presto Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted byAlfred Wallenstein Concerto no.5 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, K.219 I: Allegro aperto ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Rondo - Tempo di minuetto Oscar Shumsky, violin - The Little Orchestra of New Yorkconducted byThomas Sherman 2 files 16/44 zipFLACMega Download World Record Club T 211958 Oriole pressing/Philips UK matrices: W6558/9 -1. From: Music-Appreciation Records MAR5613. Original surfaces/CD-RW transfer (Shure M95HE -1st time used for transfers) . Sleeve-note/label >>>
Lois Marshall, Soprano - Mary Palmateer, Contralto - Jon Vickers, Tenor - James Milligan, Bass Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Symphony Orchestra conducted bySir Ernest MacMillan
World Record Club TP 216-8 1962 pressings/matrices: W7596-7601 -2N,2N,2N,3N,2N,2N. Recorded: 5 January 1952 - Massey Hall, Toronto. NOT ON CD CD-RW transfer (Illustration is from the SKIRA booklet for Beecham's 1959 set: DURER: "The Adoration of the Trinity" (1511) AThoroughly convincing performance. Track listing / info >>>
Albert Ketelbey: In a Chinese Temple Garden / Bank Holiday / In the Mystic Land of Egypt /Jungle Drums In a Persian Market / In a Monastery Garden / Bells across the Meadows / With Honour Crowned 8 files 16/44zip FLAC Mega Download Vienna State Opera Orchestraconducted by Armando Aliberti EMI World Records STP 359(Westminster WST 15005). 1966 pressing/matrices: SW7938 -4 / SW7939 -3. Recorded: June 1957 - Vienna. NOT ON CDSleeve-note >>>
Franz Liszt: "Via Crucis" - The Fourteen Stations of the Cross - for Mixed Choir, Soloists & Organ Side One:I: Jesus is condemned to death (organ solo) ~ II: Jesus bears His Cross (organ solo) ~ III: Jesus falls for the first time ~ IV: Jesus meets His Blessed Mother (organ solo) ~ V: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the Cross (organ solo) ~ VI: St. Veronica wipes Jesus' feet with her veil ~ VII: Jesus falls for the second time ~ VIII: The women of Jerusalem weep for Jesus (organ solo) ~ IX: Jesus falls for the third time. Side Two:X: Jesus is stripped of His clothing (organ solo) ~ XI: Jesus is nailed to the Cross ~ XII: Jesus died on the Cross ~ XIII: Jesus is taken down from the Cross (organ solo) ~ XIV: Jesus is laid in the tomb. 2 files 16/44 zipFLACMega Download Francis Jackson, organ - BBC Northern Singers conducted byGordon Thorne Saga STXID 50791965 stereo release/pressing. Recorded: 1959. Town Hall, Birmingham (1.3 de-click). Sleeve-note / SRG5 review >>>
Peter Tchaikovsky: "Mazeppa" Act Two - Josef Heriban
"Eugene Onegin" Acts Two & Three - Ivo Zidek / Eduard Haken / Milada Subrtova&Premsyl Koci
"Joan of Arc" Act One - Eva Zikmundova
"Pique Dame" Act One - Beno Blachut, Drahomira Tikalova, Vera Krilova
"Pique Dame" Act Two - Vera Krilova / Jindrach Jindrak 8 files zipFLAC Mega Download Prague National Theatre Orchestraconducted by Jan Hus Tichy Supraphon SUAST 50469 c.1964 LP/matrices: E159 -A / E160 -A Recorded: c.1961 NOT ON CD EMG review / sleeve-notes >>> Excellent clean sound ....mildly 'tickly' surfaces.
Richard Strauss: "Salome", op.54 - A Music Drama in One Act (1905) Salome........................ Christel Goltz, Soprano Jochanaan..................... Hans Braun, Baritone Herodes........................ Julius Patzak, Tenor Herodias......................... Margareta Kenney, Mezzo-Soprano Narraboth......................... Anton Dermota, Tenor Ein Page............................ Else Schurhoff, Soprano Erster Nazarener.................... Ludwig Weber, Bass Zweiter Nazarener.................... Harald Proglhoff, Bass Erster Soldat............................ Walter Berry, Bass Zweiter Soldat............................ Herbert Alsen, Bass Ein Cappadocier............................ Ljubomir Pantscheff, Bass Ein Sklave..................................... Hermann Gallos, Tenor Erster Jude..................................... Rudolf Christ, Tenor Zweiter Jude...................................... Hugo Meyer-Welfing, Tenor Dritter Jude......................................... Kurt Preger, Baritone Vierter Jude.......................................... Murray Dickie, Tenor Funfter Jude............................................ Franz Bierbach, Bass Wiener Philharmoniker conducted byClemens Krauss 4 files zip FLACMega DownloadFLAC (Side 4 - Final scene + preceding 4mins) Mega Download Decca ACL 207-8(LXT 2863/4) 1965 set. c.1958 matrices: ARL2101-4 -2DR/-1DR/-2DR/-2DR. Recorded: 15-21 March 1954 - Musikvereinsaal, Vienna
CD-RW: original surfaces/no auto-declick.. ACL 208 cover/sleeve-note >>> Philips 1952 Salome - VSO/Moralt >>>Ljuba Welitsch - Final scene - 1949 + 1944/1948 >>>
Johann Strauss II: Spanischer Marsch, op.433 Johann Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Suden - Waltz, op.388 Josef Strauss: Eingesendet - Polka schnell, op.240 Johann Strauss II: Du und Du - Waltz, op.367
Eduard Strauss: Bahn frei - Polka schnell, op.45 Josef Strauss: Brennende Liebe - Polka mazurka, op.129 Johann Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald - Waltz, op.325 Johann Strauss II: Demolirer Polka, op.269 Johann Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, op.228 16/44WAVSide One: Mega DownloadSide Two: Mega Download Vienna Philharmonic Orchestraconducted by Willi Boskovsky Decca SXL 6040 First edition 1963 LP/matrices: ZAL5716/7 -2E/1E. Recorded: 2-6 November 1962 - Sofiensaal, Vienna. Sleeve-note >>> RAW files - un-edited CD-RW transfer: not going to slosh Water'n'Sudso over this BRAND NEW LP - nor edit it for Hours..it's fine ('noise-free') as it is...but may later edit-away the few minor ticks ...or you can do that...
A1: Song Of The Flea(bloody good!) A2-4: Riding Down From Bangor, Leanin', Clementine A5: On The Road To Mandalay A6-9: My Bonny, Silent Worship, Vilikins And His Dinah, The Plough Boy
B1-4: Father O'Flynn, Mr. Maguire, Border Ballad, My Love She's But A Lassie Yet B5: Ten Green Bottles B6-10: Yorkshire Coortin' Song, Lancashire Slumber Song, Yarmouth Fair, Linden Lea, Drinking 7 files zip 16/44FLACMega Download Owen Brannigan, Bass - Ernest Lush, piano HMV CSD 1350 First edition 1961 pressing/matrices: 2YEA529 -1 / 2YEA530 -3 Sleeve-note >>>
Frederic Chopin (arr: Gordon Jacob): "Les Sylphides" - Ballet Music
Prelude in A major, op.28/7 ~Nocturne in A flat major, op.32/2 ~ Valse in G flat major, op.70/1 ~ Mazurka in D major, op.33/2 ~
Mazurka in C major, op.67/3 ~ Valse in C sharp minor, op.64/2 ~ Prelude in A major, op.28/7 ~ Grande Valse Brillante in E flat major, op.18. FLAC Mega Download Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Gardenconducted byHugo Rignold Parlophone PMD 1003 (10") 1956/7 pressing. 1952 matrices: XE25 -1N / XE26 -1N. Recorded: 29/30 March 1951 Thisis a contributors request. The LP was considerably less than 'Hi-Fi' and required much editing/re-EQ to make it sound presentable! Not on CDEMG + Record Year-2 reviews / Sleeve-note >>> Rignold Prokofiev Cinderella 1957 >>>1950 Desormiere Sylphides >>>
Richard Wagner: "Siegfried"
1. Musical Motifs - London Symphony Orchestraconducted byLawrance Collingwood Act 1, Scenes 1 and 22. Prelude ... 3. Zwangvolle Plage! ... 4. Hoiho! Hoiho! Hau ein! ... 5. Das ist nun der Liebe ... 6. Jammernd verlangen Junge ... 7. Soll ich der Kunde glauben ... 8. Heil dir, weiser Schmied! ,,, 9. Dein Haupt pfand'ich ... 10. Viel, Wanderer, weisst du mir Heinrich Tessmer (Mime) / Lauritz Melchior (Siegfried) / Friedrich Schorr (Wanderer) London Symphony Orchestra conducted byRobert Heger Act 1, Scene 311. Fuhltest du nie im finstren Wald ... 12. Nothung! Nothung! Neidlicher Schwert! ... 13. Hei weiser Wanderer ... 14. Er schafft sich ein scharfes Schwert Albert Reiss (Mime) / Lauritz Melchior (Siegfried)London Symphony Orchestraconducted by Albert Coates HMV Album no.172 (38sides) Act One - 14 sides FLAC files @ http://themusicparlour78.blogspot.co.uk
Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1939) FLAC Mega Download The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Walter Goehr EMI Music for Pleasure MFP 2069 1967 LP/matrix: XEA642 -2. Recorded: 3 March 1952
Arthur Bliss: Piano Concerto in B flat major (1939) FLAC Mega Download I: Allegro con brio ~ II: Adagietto ~ III: Andante maestoso - Molto vivace Noel Mewton-Wood, piano - Utrecht Symphony Orchestra conducted byWalter Goehr Nixa CLP 1167 (Concert Hall CHS 1167) 1953 LP/RCA Matrices: E2KP 6991-1C / E2KP 6992-1B. 'A2' Recorded: 1952. Not on CD. Nixa + MFP sleeve-note / EMG + RG2 reviews >>>Solomon's 1940 recording The Bliss is a stunningly fine performance and in This transfer sounds absolutely splendid.Previously had 2 LP>CD transfers (same matrices) by Bryan Crimp / Mr.Pee - mvt 3 finale sample - who mentions a 'swish' on side 2; actually it's on both groove-walls to virtually the same degree: an unavoidable & very infrequent faint 'rustling' is anyway far preferable to Mr.Pee's "SUPERB" muffled/muddled nasality....absolute Pants, by comparison!
Carl Nielsen: Symphony no.2, op.16 "The Four Temperaments" I: Allegro collerico ~ II: Allegro comodo e flemmatico ~ III: Andante malinconico ~ IV: Allegro sanguino FLACMega Download Little Suite for string orchestra, op.1
Prelude: Andante con moto ~ Intermezzo: Allegro moderato ~ Finale: Andante con moto - Piu mosso FLACMega Download Tivoli Concert Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carl Garaguly Vox / Turnabout TVS 34049 STEREO 1968 Decca release. Matrices: S 2683 -1L / S 2684 -1L Cleaner tape-to-disc transfer than the US Vox versions - though the recording is somewhat bright (so have marginally treble-enhancedthe Suite) but which now sounds excellent and exciting; as also is the performance/orchestra... Recorded: c.1960 ?. Not on CD Sleeve-note >>>
Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett): "Victory at Sea"
Orchestral Suite from the NBC Television Production Side One:The Song of the High Seas ~ The Pacific Boils Over ~ Guadalcanal (March) ~ D-Day ~ Hard Work and Horse-Play Side Two:Theme of the Fast Carriers ~ Beneath the Southern Cross ~ Mare Nostrum ~ Victory at Sea 2 fileszip FLACMega Download The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestraconducted byRobert Russell Bennett RCA SF 5092 STEREO Original 1960 Decca LP - Matrices: K2RY1076 -1D / K2RY1077 -1D Sleeve-note >>>
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto no.1 in C major for Piano, Trumpet & Strings, op.35 Piano Concerto no.2 in F major, op.102 Three Fantastic Dances, op.5 3 fileszip FLAC Mega Download Dmitri Shostakovich, piano - Ludovic Vaillant, trumpet - French National Radio Orchestraconducted byAndre Cluytens EMI/World Records SH 293 1979 LP (first UK release) Matrices: XLX 779 -2 / XLX 778 -2.
Recorded: 24-26/30 May / 12 September 1958 - Salle Wagram, Paris (mono only) Transfer level is slightly lower than normal (although the recorder peaked @ 0dB) - and the LP sound wasn't exactly 'master-tape'; also with some tape compression/modulation.. Sleeve-note / 1962 EMG review >>>
Some of you may recall (long ago) that Andrew Rose stated my transfer of the BBC Radio 3 RPO-Sargent -Vaughan Williams Sym.9 only went up to 'about 13kHz' - when it demonstrably went to the cut-off frequency of 15kHz (graph to prove it..).
Now, if you have nothing better to spend your money on, you can give him up to FORTY QUID for his copy of, presumably, most of the 1985 Beethoven: Busch Quartet LP box-set (he states the pressings were German - so one must **assume they weren't the previous World Records release: and, by 1985, it's possible/likely they were 'Digital Remastered' - those being 'DMM' pressed).
(**If they were a previous EMI Electrola release then, typically, they would be filtered more than the EMI Hayes masterings)
He's claiming these 'stunning' transfers of his (his? - he's merely copied someone else's efforts) go up to 18-19kHz...with a vague claim that some 'azimuth error' correction has 'revealed' those frequencies..
And this from the Comedian who noise-reduces (resolution-reduces- then Treble-Boosts) everything in sight!
So here's a Competition for any MUGS who buy them: FIND THOSE EHF FREQUENCIES - as most files were cut-off/limited by Anthony Griffith / Keith Hardwick's transfers to about 9kHz at best - and only (SIDE GRAPH >>>) did I (quickly) find one above that: the last Qt from 1933 - on an energetic chord...and the PU Cartridges I used were CD-4 compatible - thus will trace frequencies @ nearly 4 times that c.10.6kHz level.
W.A.Mozart: Concerto in A major for Clarinet & Orchestra, K.622Allegro ~ Adagio ~ Rondo (Jacques Lancelot, clarinet) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K.297b Allegro ~ Adagio ~ Andantino con variazioni
(Pierre Pierlot, oboe - Jacques Lancelot, clarinet - Gilbert Coursier, horn - Paul Hongne, bassoon) 2 fileszip FLACMega Download L'Ensemble Orchestral de L'Oiseau-Lyre conducted by Louis de Froment L'Oiseau-Lyre OL 50006 First Edition 1953 LP/matrices: TT139 -1B / TT140 -1B Recorded c.1952 - Paris. This required lengthy editing (surfaces were full of huge clicks/pops) + slightly de-clicked @ 1.3 + re-equalized (some 'edits' audible in the Clarinet C.). Performances are superb. Not on CD Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>
Vol.1: Trois pieces: (1878) - Fantasie in A major / Cantabile / Piece Heroique // Choral no.1 in E major (1890) 4 fileszip FLAC Mega Download Vol.2:Choral no.2 in B minor (1890) // Six pieces: (1860-1862) - Fantasie in C major, op.16 /Grande piece Symphonique, op.17 3 fileszip FLACMega Download Vol.3:Choral no.3 in A minor (1890) //Six pieces:(1860-1862) - Priere, op.20 / Prelude, Fugue et Variation, op.18 / Pastorale, op.19 / Final, op.21 5 fileszip FLAC Mega Download Cavaille-Coll organ (1845) at L’Eglise de La Madeleine, Paris - Jeanne Demessieux, organist Decca SDD 202-204STEREO Recorded: 1959 - UK issued: 1969 - 1972 pressings/matrices: ZAL 8792-8797 -1K/-1K/-1K/-1K/-1K/-2K New discs with minimal de-click plus slight treble enhancement . Sleeve-notes + EMG review / SRG Vol.7 review >>>
Sir Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84 I: Moderato - Allegro ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Moderato - Allegro Sir Arnold Bax: Legend, for Viola and Piano 2 fileszip FLACMega Download The Aeolian String Quartetwith Leonard Cassini,piano
(Sydney Humphreys& Raymond Keenlyside, violins - Watson Forbes, viola - Derek Simpson, 'cello) Revolution RCB 8 STEREO 1970 CBS UK pressing/matrices: REVB 8x -3E / REVB 8y -2E. Originally: monoDelta DEL 12024 Not on CD
Slight de-click (1.4) + slight added treble.The sound is very 'dead' and rather 'smoothed' - not to the standard of the RVW/Elgar http://pristineclassics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/2496-aeolian-string-quartet-play-elgar.html The performance of the Quintet is mostly quite gentle/subdued...the Bax(music) is pretty ghastly!! Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>