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11/03/2012

Karl Munchinger / Stuttgart CO - J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn - Decca 1949-1951


Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suites        
No.2  in B minor,  BWV 1067   Overture ~ Rondeau ~ Sarabande ~ Bouree I & II ~ Polonaise ~ Menuet ~ Badinerie   - Andre Pepin,  flute  &  Doris Rossiaud,  continuo
No.3  in D major,  BWV 1068   Overture ~ Air ~ Gavotte no.1 ~ Gavotte no.2 ~  Bouree ~ Gigue
Decca  ACL 29  - 1958 Matrices: ARL 1729 - 1Dr / ARL 1728 -1Dr       2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download

W.A.Mozart:  Serenade in G, K.525 - “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”     /     W.A.Mozart:  Divertimento in D, K.136  (K.125a)  
Josef Haydn:  Symphony no.45 in F sharp minor - “Farewell”      I: Allegro assai  II: Adagio III: Minuet & Trio (Allegretto)  ~  IV: Finale: Presto - Adagio    
Decca  ACL 96   1960 LP/matrices: ARL 4774 -1A / ARL 1077 -4A      3 files zip FLAC   Mega Download
                                                   
Antonio Vivaldi:  "The Four Seasons" - op.8 / 1-4      Spring: Allegro  ~  Largo  ~  Allegro   /   Summer: Allegro non molto  ~  Adagio  ~  Presto
Autumn: Allegro  ~  Adagio molto  ~ Allegro   /   Winter: Allegro non molto  ~  Largo  ~  Allegro
Decca  ACL 91   1960 LP  c.1958 LXT matrices: ARL 791 -3Dr / ARL 792 -3Dr        2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download 
Reinhold Barchet, violin  ~  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra  conducted by  Karl Munchinger       (Haydn: Symphony 45  with wind players from  Suisse Romande Orchestra)  
Recorded circa: October 1950 & November 1949  //  March 1951 & October 1951  //  March 1951  - Victoria Hall, Geneva       Not on CD       Sleeve-notes >>>






10 comments:

  1. lot of thanks!
    i've found the rear sleeve image of Vivaldi's Seasons in this rendition @ EuropArchive.org site, so anybody could add the image stored there to the package of the reputable Tin Ear sound works, if wanted.
    as a well-deserved praise of his work, it should be noted: Tin Ear's digitization results are different from the EuropArchive ones to the better, being singular works of craftmanship and art, not a 'mass product' as those ones.

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  2. I can scan the rear sleeve of my new/original copy of LXT 2600 - except my scanner/s are now near unusable.
    The remaining functioning one has a 'wobble' - so text/images get distorted: the above took multiple scans to 'get right' - also, due to lighting flaws in the scanner, I can only now get good quality when in-filling of block colours

    ...also, I didn't think anyone really needed any 'notes' for the 4 Seasons..!!

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  3. you're quite right.
    i also do know what the scanner problem means :(

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  4. Thank you for these and for all your hard work!

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  5. Hello David.
    Well - I chose these as they (should have) caused less grief - certainly compared to the 1950's Munchinger pressings.

    The Mozart is jolly nicely played (also sounds better than LXT5177 - Mozart/Schubert - judging by a quick listen) - and have long considered uploading LXT5153 (Contemporary Music for Strings) - so long as it doesn't need to be wet-cleaned - always a problem with old Decca vinyl....but wild-horses (or 'real money') wouldn't induce me to transfer my ancient copy of LXT 2668 - Bach/Beethoven Grosse Fugue - from the same sessions as the Haydn, above...even though its never been (I think) available subsequently..

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  6. These Münchinger transfers are really sweet sounding...so beautifully recorded to communicate the smallest detail. Thank you for posting them.

    Jim
    Los Angeles

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  7. Hello.
    I did (3 years back) transfer the Vivaldi (using a Decca Gold - but probably @ 192 mp3) - but the later Decca masterings could (due to some re-EQ) be a bit overbright - so am using a conventional MM that is, as you say, creating a 'sweet' sound: but still pretty detailed...whereas the Decca would be uber-analytic in such material

    The earlier (pre-1953) Decca were recorded on EMI R2R - and fairly certain @ 30ips - whereas subsequently they used Ampex @ 15ips - and you can hear extra 'transparency' in the earlier issues: so long as you don't have the problem of the old, pre-RIAA, masterings - which rarely are a suitable 'source' - except, perhaps, for the earliest CBS EQ titles; and, then, Hum can be a problem!

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  8. The highly detailed sound really brings out the best of these recordings and does justice to the chamber orchestra! Just incredible...

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    1. They aren't all as good as the Vivaldi -which is far better than the original LXT.
      Unfortunately, the Orchestra didn't improve in later years!

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    2. Hah, you pinpointed what i listened to yesterday (twice...) correctly - you are right, FS is supreme here, but the others are still pretty nice. Many thanks for your hard work once more..

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