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16/03/2012

Paul Schoeffler recital - Mozart, Verdi, Wagner - Decca 1950

Wagner:  "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"  - Fliedermonolog  &  Wahnmonolog
Paul Schoeffler, Bass-Baritone  - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Hans Knappertsbusch   
First issue: 1951. Decca  LXT 2560-1 (Act 2)   Recorded: 2-9 September 1950  
Mozart:  "Le Nozze di Figaro"  - Non piu andrai   /  "Don Giovanni"  - Madamina, il catalogo  
Verdi:  "Otello"  - Era la notte  &  Credo in un dio crudel  
Wagner:  "Die Walkure"  - Wotan’s Farewell & Magic Fire Music     4 files zip WAV   Mega Download           
with  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Karl Bohm  &  Rudolf Moralt (Wagner)      1951: Decca  LXT 2554  Rec: 14/15 Sept.1950
Decca  'Grandi Voci'   411 660    1984 LP/matrices: ARL 12751 -4A / ARL 12752 -4A.            Ljuba Welitsch - Decca 1950 - on HISTORICAL

5 comments:

  1. These are very fine recordings! I would like to listen to more vocal recordings from fine singers. Is there a possibility to get invited to your opera blog (Opera Parlour)? I would appreciate this!
    If you are interested in historical recordings, please visit my blog. My e-mail is recordplayer78(at)googlemail.com. Thank you!

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  2. Hello Emilio. The Opera blog currently only has 4 BBC Broadcasts - and I tend to 'close it down' periodically as most Opera recordings (LP era) are on CD - this also applies to many 78's so it is essentially 'redundant'.

    There are still some Vocal recitals on LP never on CD: ie, Anton Dermota (LXT 2592) - the Lieder side with Hilde Dermota never re-issued - the Paul Schoeffler Mozart tracks are also on LXT 2685 together with Dermota / Reining / Della Casa - but transferring old (but absolutely mint/'unplayed') 60yo LPs is problematic; and two of the Dermota Mozart/R.Strauss tracks sound so much better on a slightly later '45'...

    Then there's Gerard Souzay (LXT 2543) - and one item from a later Schubert 10" LP (LX 3514) hasn't been re-issued - nor the entire Ilse Hollweg (LX 3054) - nor Rossi-Lemani on HMV - to take a few examples.

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  3. Dear Tin Ear,

    Thank YOu very much this wonderful upload. Would You be so kind to give me the chance to visit Your opera section? Thanks in advance. Kind regards. Gabor

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    1. Hello.
      As mentioned previously there are only a few BBC relays on the Opera blog (2x obscure British: which I've, anyway, removed the files + 2x Russian).

      As also mentioned above I may (if I continue the blogs) add some early Decca recital LP's; also could - easily - re-transfer Gerard Souzay's French Opera recital (New SO / Paul Bonneau) from 1956 - also on 'Grandi Voci' -which was quite popular some 3 years ago...

      I mainly uploaded these due to some of the Schoeffler's not being available - despite the high-quality of the singing.

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  4. Nurnberg, Walkure, Bohm - is 16 March "Boycott the Umlaut Day" now?! But thanks! Always good to see a Knappertsbusch recording!

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