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05/12/2009

Paul Kletzki / Philharmonia - Berlioz. Overtures - Columbia 1952

Hector Berlioz:  Overtures -
Le Carnaval Romain, op.9  
Beatrice and Benedict
Le Corsaire, op.21
Benvenuto Cellini, op.23
Les Francs Juges, op.3
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The Philharmonia Orchestra  conducted by  Paul Kletzki
HMV  XLP 30014  1963 LP/matrices: XAX2300 -2N / XAX2301 -1N.  Issued 1952 as: Columbia 33CX 1003 + Le Carnaval Romain  (78)   
Recorded: a: 7 July 1952 / b: 5, c-e: 6 September 1951 - Kingsway Hall.     Re-edited: June 2014.     Not on CD ?


6 comments:

  1. Thanks you - though must say i quite prefer the ones by Harty&Halle on Historical, it's always interesting to hear contrasting interpretations.

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  2. as far as i know - 33cx 1003 has all the overtures but 'le carnaval romain', which was issued only on a 78: lx 1574
    33cx 1008 would then be a karajan disc.

    regards

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    1. Yes, indeedy..33CX 1008 is Karajan/Mozart - but the June 1955 Gramophone catalogue quotes both 1003 & 1008 as Berlioz/Kletzki - and the October 1952 EMG Monthly Letter states 33CX1003 / Berlioz is conducted by Karajan...

      Thank you for noticing cataloging errors from some 60+ years back.

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    2. thanks for all the effort!
      my quick version of the cover turned out to be a bit more on the cyan spectrum; i also did the sxl2259 from scratch and think it turned out rather well - if you care for an addition to the diamonds cover let me know.
      (the remark on lamination flaws was meant in general terms, not your scans - e.g. i've seen covers where the foil developped blisters only on areas with certain colours, etc etc.)

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    3. The SDD Malcolm suits me: SXL's of that date were anyway cheaply/badly printed by St.James Press - which aspect appealed to Sir Edward Lewis; the ex-accountant.
      Damp usually causes the Decca laminates to whiten/blister - or mottling onto black print.

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    4. i can not comment on the physical quality of those sxl covers - but i too thought the photo used (if you know it) looks rather generic - cheap, so to say; but then again the harpsicord recordings of mercury e.g. have a somewhat similar feel (i'd call that the "dance of the vampires - harpsichord - look")
      btw a lovely enrichment to my vocabulary - mottling… and all i ever have to do is think of the pagliacci! :D

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