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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.

  1. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    west of sun valley
    Thanks George, I will try them later.:cool:
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  2. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I think you have it spot on, or at least as close to spot on as my ear can discriminate. All the 12" Edison Bell records in my collection are on its Velvet Face label; the "The Winner" ones are all 10". (I should add that nearly all were purchased from Raymond Glaspole in England; Edison Bell almost never turns up on these shores.) Some Velvet Face disks are 10", too. The Marie Novello Mendelssohn concerto and Moonlight Sta. records are 12". I'm looking for her recording of a couple of Debussy bits; I know it exists, but I've not seen a copy. I believe it was also a 12" Velvet Face. Shortly before her early death, HMV released the sole electric recording of Novello, a 10" record (no. B 2592) with selections as follows:

    Rameau: Les Boreades, Act IV -- Gavotte pour les Heures (label gives simply as "Gavotte")
    Arensky Etude de Concert

    The Rameau is particularly lovely. If you see a copy, I commend it to your attention!
  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

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  4. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    Here are both sides of HMV B2826, CEDRIC SHARPE cello solos from 1928. I've done click and crackle removal on these as they were quite noisy. I love this sort of thing and have many more records of pleasing light music like this. Incidentally I didn't realise Albert Sammons was a composer!
    Abendlied (Evensong) (St Amarie):
    Little Columbine (Albert Sammons): https://youtu.be/E8mhdOzIgvw
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  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

  6. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Its commitments being done, I decided to end the day by spending a little time enjoying the stereo set. A few days ago, I played several versions of the Petrouchka music, in both its orchestral and solo piano guises, and therefore the playback software was still sitting on Stravinsky when I opened it up tonight. As it was immediately adjacent to Petrouchka, I began with Pulcinella, and what evolved from there was a little concert of composers leading their own theatrical scores:

    Stravinsky: Pulcinella. Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia SO with vocal soloists (thanks to those who recommended this recording to me a while back)

    Copland: Red Pony Suite. Aaron Copland conducting the New Philharmonia Or.

    Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit. Darius Milhaud conducting the Or. du Theatre Des Champs-Elysees. This one was dubbed from a Nonesuch LP.

    All are particularly colorful works--indeed, I hadn't quite registered how much so before--and generally lively. Fun times.

    Incidentally, thinking back to the Petrouchkathon, I'd say Toscanini's recording of the first and fourth tableaux is one of his best. His is not the first name that would come to my mind in that music, but it really benefits from his brand of precision playing, and the recording, taken from the big complete Toscanini box set of a few years back (the second edition, in other words), is clear and immediate without being harsh.

    And so to bed!
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  7. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    The best of the best.
    Legendary Mahler 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” w/

    Joyce Barker (S I) - Magna Peccatrix
    Beryl Hatt (S II) - Mater Gloriosa
    Agnes Giebel (S III) - Una Poenitentium
    Kirsten Meyer (A I) - Mulier Samaritana
    Helen Watts (A II) - Maria Aegyptiaca
    Kenneth Neate (T) - Doctor Marianus
    Alfred Orda (Bar) - Pater Ecstaticus
    Arnold van Mill (B) - Pater Profundus

    BBC Chorus
    BBC Choral Society
    Goldsmiths' Choral Union
    Hampstead Choral Society
    Emanuel School Boys' Choir
    Orpington Junior Singers

    Musical Associate: Berthold Goldschmidt

    Charles Spinks (org)
    London Symphony Orchestra (leader: Hugh Maguire)
    Jascha Horenstein

    Pristine Audio PASC 440 © 2015. 2CD.
    Recorded for BBC broadcast at Royal Albert Hall, 20 March 1959.
    XR remastering by Andrew Rose.

    But _one_ single stereo microphone, positioned by staff BBC engineers in the reverberant RAH, was used in the recording of this, the greatest of all Mahler Eighths.
    _Trounces_ the BBC Legends CD from 1999.
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  8. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    I was delighted to find this, the only copy I've ever had of it, the other side is a 1906 Scala orchestra recording of Elgar! which I have yet to dub. 1910 must be early in Beecham's recording career. From the late, great EMG Colonel's collection. No restoration has been done here, I get a bit squeemish of messing too much with acoustical recordings especially with very quiet passages like this...
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  9. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    What a great find! That is probably one of the recordings that he paid for.
  10. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    Yes I quite forgot about that! INterestingly this was issued about 1914, originally a single sided disc, so in the 4 years between the original and the reissue (mine is the reissue) perhaps his reputation had got better/he was more well known!
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  11. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter


    Now enjoying this 2CD set, which I have found to be the best way to hear just how great a pianist he was.
  12. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    The original 2LP on IPA/Desmar 5007/08 was also mastered by Ward Marston, back in 1975. Has held up very well, actually. Richard Caniell of Immortal Performances Recorded Music Society (IPRMS) is in his 90s; Marston must be in his early 70s, at least. Cherish every new production of theirs.
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  13. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    From Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, fantastic recording for 1916, Columbia really knew what they were doing, even though this isn't the cleanest copy it still sounds great!
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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    CT, USA
    How do you like Ormandy Sibelius? I picked up the following box a few weeks ago at a nice price from across the pond ...

  15. Jake B.

    Jake B. New Member

    United States
    Hi Dale 88! I'm new to this site and a bit lost. In fact, I'm trying to get in contact with you about the song "I'm Lost" by Nat Cole / Otis Rene. I tried reaching out to you privately but wasn't able to for some reason. I'd love to connect with you! Thanks!
  16. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter


    Now enjoying this great CD.

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