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28/04/2011

J.S.Bach. The Musical Offering - London Harpsichord Ensemble / Francis - Saga 1963

Johann Sebastian Bach:
"The Musical Offering", BWV 1079  ( realisation: Millicent Silver ) 
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The London Harpsichord Ensemble  
John Francis, flute  ~  John Tunnell, violin  ~  Sarah Francis, oboe/cor anglais  ~  Bernard Davis, viola  ~  Roger Birnstingl, bassoon  ~
Norman Jones, 'cello  ~  Millicent Silver, harpsichord.  Directed by  John Francis

SAGA  XID 5237   1964 Mono: no stereo issue  ('dry' acoustic - & the sound is a bit/more 'hair-shirt' towards side-ends) 
Minimal '1.3' de-click now applied    Not on CD     Sleeve-note >>>



9 comments:

  1. Thank you...have never heard this piece of music before.

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    1. A|t least it's "Real Music" !

      If I hadn't disposed of my original stereo SXL, years ago, would've uploaded the Munchinger version (though there are many 'versions' of this composition) - especially as it was a very early stereo.

      Didn't really need to 'de-click' this - but Saga LP's always had some slight 'noises' that the software will eradicate - and it was originally rather a 'trebly' recording - so no real harm was done.

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  2. Hello, I think a great offering. Are you able to upload the Munchinger version?

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    1. Sold it for some filthy lucre (possibly not enough!) now quite long-ago..
      BTW...the original SXL matrices were retained for earliest pressings of the SDD reissue. Have lots in that series - but not that one..

      Had eventually intended transferring my new Brandenburg 1956 LXT 2-disc reissue- but a recent bizarre accident 'impacted a hole' in one disc - right through the sleeve, etc - from a dropping piece of perspex sheet.. so not happy about that... and the original Munchinger Bach/Grosse Fugue LXT is impossible to transfer (never on CD..)..

      Only re-uploaded this as it would otherwise have sunk-without-trace....and it's 'sort of worthwhile'..

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    2. Thanks for you efforts Tin Ear. Do you have the Munchinger/Gabrieli/Runnett on DECCA SXL 6441 UK 1970?

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    3. Well - I steer clear of Copyright stuff - and have never had that LP (no longer have the JC Bach, either) but, weirdly, have it on cassette (don't laugh..some are good - I've 600 pre-recorded's + a near similar amount 'off-air') - and a dozen decks - including the top Beocord's - 8004/9000 - JVC's/Akai's.

      It's on 'Ditto' DTO 1061A as 'Venetian Fantasy' - also 'discover' I've a Dart/B.Neel O. from 1956 (OL50129) - Geminiani/Scarlatti/Corelli on DTO 10192B.

      I could do a private transfer (have just checked it on an Akai GX-52 - and it's perfectly OK for 'quality' if you are interested/desperate...

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  3. Goodness, that's the old Pickwick double cassette series, and how I became acquainted with the recording in the first place. If you could do a high quality transfer from tape and see how that sounds, that would be much appreciated. I am also on the lookout for any DIAL records featuring works by the Second Viennese School conducted by Rene Leibowitz and/or Pierrot Lunaire on Westminster. Rare as hen's teeth it seems !!

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    1. For some reason your comments don't get forwarded...
      I was going to transfer the tape and place the link here - but it's a bit of a non-starter (aside from the Bees-In-A-Jam Jar-Strings and a trace of the 'underwater' effect - as the oxide is clogging the tape head within a minute or so - and the brightness/volume vanishes..

      Doubtless W.A.Chislett, in the Gramophone, said it was 'as good as the LP' !! ...but you've cleared-up the 'Ditto' bit - though I never bought pre-recorded - someone spent nearly 3grand on what I have!

      Re: Dial - no; had a query (you?) some 4 years back - but that material never found its way to the UK..

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