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20/10/2010

Malcolm Sargent / BBC Symphony Orchestra - Tallis Fantasia / Wand of Youth suite 2 - HMV 1953

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis    
Sir Edward Elgar:      
"Wand of Youth", Suite no.2, op.1b  
   
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BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent   
HMV  BLP 1019  (10" LP)  1958 pressing/matrices: 0XEA 294 -2N / 0XEA 295 -3N    Recorded: c.1952, Abbey Road Studio no.1  
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5 comments:

  1. You do come up with the most marvelous finds - many thanks

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  2. Hello. I did give this one a mention a few months ago - also Sargent's BBC SO/ Rachmaninov Sym.3 - but that was reissued on MfP - probably worldwide - as with Lawrance Collingwood's fine LSO/Columbia Elgar 'Nursery Suite', etc: the latter, I think, sounding a little better as the original LP. I've Paul Doktor's 1968 recording of Walton's Viola Concerto (& Hindemith's Schwanendreher) coming-up shortly (never on CD??)...though, sadly, don't have the RPO/Sargent/William Primrose mono of the same coupling..

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  3. Don't think I've mentioned that one before; & there were previous comments, elsewhere, that the blog was a bit 'low-brow' - so maybe 'best-avoided'.
    When there are original/MfP LP's to choose from it can be difficult to decide which is 'best' (reissues usually having more treble detail/but less 'body').

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  4. Thank you, Frank.
    The Gramophone archive with no pdf files is a sh**
    (sorry)
    Don't you think?

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  5. Thought you may like (?) this 'forgotten' version of Tallis Fantasia..
    TBH - I mainly miss the ability to 'read' the old adverts!!
    If the old 'pen-portrait' EMG reviews were more 'interesting' then I'd include them here (though may upload, sometime, my 1947 onwards complete copies - the earlier had longer reviews/few records). They thought the 1940 Boult 'Tallis' was superior (but not as sound) - also the Collins/Decca (from a quick comparison it sounded less good, to me; with 'wiry' string-tone on my re-cut LXT)..

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