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11/02/2013

Hoffnung Music Festival - EMI STEREO 1956 ... Hoffnung. A Last Encore, etc ... Michael Bentine. It's a Stereophonic World - BBC 1953-1958/1962

Side One:  Speech by Mr T.E.Bean  /  Francis BainesFanfare  /   Malcolm ArnoldA Grand Grand Overture  (Dennis Brain, organ)   /    
L. MozartConcerto for hosepipe & strings  (Dennis Brain, hosepipe)  // Franz Reizenstein:  Concerto Populare  (Yvonne Arnaud, piano)
Side Two:  Haydn arr: Donald Swann: "Symphony no.94 - The Surprise"  /  Speech by Gerard Hoffnung  /   
Chopin arr: Daniel Abrams: Mazurka no.47  //  Humphrey Searle:  'Lochinvar'  (Yvonne Arnaud & Gerard Hoffnung, reciters)  / 
Gordon JacobVariations on "Annie Laurie"                     4 files zip STEREO FLAC  Mega Download
HMV  SLS 870  (3LP set: bought 1974)   Recorded: 13 November 1956.  Matrices: YAX4575/4576 -1  
Re-edited: December 2013    EMI 1989 CDs are only in MONO for the 1956/1958 concerts.   

Gerard Hoffnung: The 1958 Oxford Union speech  /  The Charles Richardson interviews  /  "My Life" - "Film Fun" - "Talking about Music" 
2002 BBC Cassette set - "A Last Encore"   (via Bang & Olufsen Beocord 8004)  6 files zip FLAC  Mega Download 
2 scans from the EMI booklet + BBC notes + Decca LF 1330  'Oxford Union' cover/sleeve-note >>>  ....................................................................................................  
Charles Chilton. "It's a Stereophonic World" - BBC 1962.    
Michael Bentine presents an experiment in sound for "people with ears six feet apart". 
A series of comic sketches written by The Goon Show co-founder with John Law and produced by Charles Chilton. 
Starring  Ronnie Barker, Leon Thau & Delia Corrie - with the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
BBC 4extra internet-stream - January 2014                         STEREO FLAC  Mega Download 
First broadcast 22 September 1962 on Network 3 as part of the BBC's experimental stereo transmissions.   "The Times" - Sept.1962 >>>



  

5 comments:

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    1. I doubt if MusicWeb will 'thank me': especially if I uploaded the remainder (the remaining 3 tape-sides would make 1 CD's-worth)...

      This 1956 Concert definitely seems to be stereo (you can find some 'discussion' from some years back (RMCR) that it was 'electronic-stereo' - but the 'evidence ' was slender) and EMI likely ran the tapes @ 30ips - using a Blumlein microphone array: and you can still see the treble soaring well up to 22kHz: so the omnipresent Cymbal-crashes really stand-out...and the booklet would have, at that juncture, mentioned any re-processing: also the Audacity waveform shows substantial channel differences.

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  2. Wow! An old friend used to play me some of these. Wonderful to have access to them again!

    Herb

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    1. The LP's seem to (now) be somewhat scarce (got these direct from EMI in 1974) - and the 1958 Concert is rather more interesting - though played them 'quite a bit' (with decent cartridges: Shure V15/III + Decca Gold through the 70's: also used the latter PU for these..and have still managed to miss a few small ticks in the Arnold after much editing).

      The BBC Cassettes are dirt-cheap on eBay: 5years back mine were 99pence - sealed - but as distinct from music-cassettes are very fine quality (the Beocord 9000 might have been even better for the playback) and quite enjoyed the Richardson 'chats'.

      TBH: at this juncture I'd prefer to have a Private blog where I could upload some of the vast hundreds of BBC Plays: also as little effort is required in transferring them!

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