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Unissued Carl Schuricht : Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms

Tah 592/594 - Unissued Carl Schuricht : Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms

Schubert: Symphony Unfinished - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - Brahms: Deutsches Requiem (Elisabeth Grümmer, Soprano and Otto Wiener, Tenor - NDR Sinfonieorchester - Carl Schuricht
Although he lived to be 87, Carl Schuricht didn't leave a vast commercial discography. On the other hand, there are many Live recordings in various European radio archives, mainly German and Swiss. That's the case of the present three recordings, coming from the NDR Hamburg and released for the first time: Schubert's Unfinished, Bruckner's Eighth Symphony and Brahms' Deutsches Requiem with Elisabeth Grümmer and Otto Wiener.

Date : May, 2006 - Barre code : 3504129059217

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Composer : Brahms, Bruckner, Schubert
Artist : Schuricht

French Pianistes (#1): Nat, Lazare-Lévy, Meyer

Tah 591 - French Pianistes (#1): Nat, Lazare-Lévy, Meyer

Chopin: Sonata No. 2 (Yves Nat, Paris 1953), Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Debussy: Masques, Lazare-Lévy : Prelude No. 1 (Lazare-Lévy, 1955), Chabrier: 9 pieces for piano (Meyer, 1955)

This CD is the first of a series dedicated to some great pianists of the Twentieth century, and included two previously unissued recordings: the Chopin Second Piano sonata by Yves Nat, from the famous recital that he gave in 1953 at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and Chabrier's nine Pièces pour Piano, by Marcelle Meyer, recorded by the Italian Radio in Rome in 1955. The Fantasiestücke by Schumann come from the broadcast of a public recital that Lazare-Lévy gave in Warsaw in February 1955 and existed for a long time only on a very rare Polish "Muza" LP. We have included as a bonus both sides of a very rare 78 Gramophone rpm of 1929, with Lazare-Lévy playing Debussy and a prelude that he composed himself.

Date : May, 2006 - Barre code : 3504129059118

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Composer : Chopin, Debussy, Schumann
Artist : Lazare-Lévy, Meyer, Nat

Bruno Walter in Paris (Mozart, Brahms, Mahler...)

Tah 587/589 - Bruno Walter in Paris (Mozart, Brahms, Mahler...)

Haydn: Symphony No. 96, Mozart: Symphony No. 38, Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, R. Strauss: Don Juan, Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Orchestre National de France, Maria Stader, Soprano - Direction: Bruno Walter (Live May 5 and 12, 1955)
Bruno Walter only came rather late to France where he only gave a few concerts: for the first time in 1928, at a Mozart Festival and then after the war, in 1952, 1955 and 1956.
The present two concerts were given at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in May 1955 and were recorded in excellent conditions by the French Radio and are released her complete, from the master tapes.
The programme includes some of the usual works from his repertoire, particularly the Brahms Second that was his preferred one, and the Mahler Fourth, performed by Maria Stader as soloist, whose «childlike» voice does wonders…

Date : May, 2006 - Barre code : 3504129058715

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Composer : Brahms, Haydn, Mahler, Mozart
Artist : Walter

Clara Haskil play Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 9, 20 and 24

Tah 584/585 - Clara Haskil play Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 9, 20 and 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 9 [2 recording], 20 et 24 - Prades Festival Orchestra – Pablo Casals Orchestre National de France – Igor Markevitch Studio-Orchester Beromünster – Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Orchestre National de France – André Cluytens
After Knappertsbusch and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and before Scherchen, this album is the third part of our edition dedicated to Mozart. It contains three concertos: the 9th (in two different performances, one of which with Pablo Casals), the 20th and 24th.
A critic of the Munich paper Merkur wrote in May 1952 that "she was sent on Earth to play Mozart". Except for Lili Kraus, there are few pianists of worldwide renown whose name is so tightly linked to that of Mozart as Clara Haskil (1895-1960). Based on an abundant discography, the almost automatic and almost exclusive equation "Clara Haskil = Mozart" imposes itself quite naturally and prevails in our collective memory and imagination forty-five years after Haskil's death. Karajan declared one day: «Listening to her play a Mozart concerto, you got the feeling that everything was naturally right – the tempo, nuances and the phrasing».

Date : May, 2006 - Barre code : 3504129058418

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Composer : Chostakovitch, Mozart
Artist : Haskil

In Memoriam Erich Kleiber: Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Liszt

Tah 581 - In Memoriam Erich Kleiber: Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Liszt

Mozart: Symphony "Linz" - (Sinfonieorchester des NWDR), Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4, 5 and 6, Dvorak: Cello Concerto - (Antonio Janigro / Kölner RSO), Liszt: Les Préludes (Phiharmonie Tchèque de Prague) Direction : Erich Kleiber
Fifty years ago, on January 27 1956, one of the greatest German conductors of the Twentieth century died in Zurich - Erich Kleiber, never to be forgotten for the unforgettable première of Berg's opera Wozzeck. And on that same day, two hundred years earlier, on January 27, 1756, a certain Mozart was also born….
This set is a tribute to Kleiber for whom Toscanini was always the model. Kleiber's insisted: "One must play only what is in the notes," the exact opposite of Furtwängler, who was always searching for what was behind the notes.
The booklet includes the conductor's complete discography, from his first Vox recordings in 1923 to the very last ones in the 1950s, made for the British label Decca. The set also includes also a very rare sound archive of Kleiber talking, as well as some brief remarks about Kleiber by Friedrich Schnapp, the famous German Radio sound engineer...

Date : May, 2006 - Barre code : 3504129058111

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Composer : Beethoven, Dvorak, Mozart
Artist : Kleiber

Marcelle Meyer: Tribute

Tah 579/580 - Marcelle Meyer: Tribute

Scarlatti : 2 sonatas - Mozart : 3 sonatas, fantasie and adagio - Beethoven : Piano concerto no. 5 (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Volkmar Andreae) - Chabrier : pièces pittoresques - Debussy : Etude pour les tierces - Petrassi : Toccata - Poulenc : 2 novelettes - Casella : 2 ricercare

After our first CD that was widely appreciated, we are releasing this CD-book in tribute of the great French pianist Marcelle Meyer with the kind support of her daughter. All recordings of this limited de-luxe edition includes come from the archives of the Radio Suisse Romande, including a rare Beethoven "Emperor" concerto. The booklet contains an extensive and unknown iconography (20 pages) as well as the complete discography of Marcelle Meyer established by René Quonten. (2 CD – Jewelbox)

Date : December, 2005 - Barre code : 3504129057916

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Composer : Beethoven, Chabrier, Mozart, Scarlatti
Artist : Meyer

Scherchen conduct Bach (Suites, Offrande Musicale)

West 3003/3004 - Scherchen conduct Bach (Suites, Offrande Musicale)

Bach: 4 Orchestersuite, Musical Offering - Orchestre de l'Opéra de Vienne - Membres des Vents de Vienne - Hermann Scherchen

We are continuing our series of the Westminster recordings conducted by Hermann Scherchen licensed to us Deutsche Grammophon. This set is dedicated to a composer who was of capital importance for Scherchen, particularly as regards the Art of the Fugue: Jean-Sébastien Bach.
The interest of this set resides mainly in the Musical Offering that he orchestrated himself. After having played the orchestration that Roger Vuataz made of the Musical Offering on his request, dissatisfied, he made his own orchestration towards the end of his life. This stereo version was never reissued on CD to date.
We are adding the stereo version of the four orchestral suites, the mono recording of which was already released on CD by Universal Japan. It is very interesting to compare the mono and this stereo versions, since they present very great differences in their respective timings.

Date : October, 2005 - Barre code : 3504129300319

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Composer : Bach
Artist : Scherchen

Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Schmidt-Isserstedt

Tah 575/577 - Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Schmidt-Isserstedt

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Teresa Stich-Randall, Rudolf Schock, Emmy Loose, Murray Dickie, etc. - Requiem: Lisa Della Casa, Maria von Ilosvay, Helmut Krebs, Gottlob Frick - Exsultate Jubilate: Maria Stader Direction : Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Orchestre de la NWDR
The following previously unissued recordings are conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at the head of the orchestra of the NWDR of Hamburg, orchestra that he created in 1945, and are part of Tahra's Mozart edition. The opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail, with the remarkable soprano Teresa Stich-Randall, an excellent version of the famous Requiem with another remarkable Lisa Della Casa and last but not least, the Exsultate Jubilate with the great Mozart interpreter Maria Stader.

Date : October, 2005 - Barre code : 3504129057510

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Composer : Mozart
Artist : Schmidt-Isserstedt

Mozart / Knappertbusch : Le Nozze di Figaro

Tah 573/574 - Mozart / Knappertbusch : Le Nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro [Figaros Hochzeit] - Wiener Philharmoniker - Alfred Poell, Maria Reining, Elisabeth Rutgers, Dora Komarek, Paul Schöffler, Olga Levko-Antosch, Franz Normann, Anton Arnold, Victor Madin, Maria Schober, Hermann Gallos... - Hans Knappertbusch (Live recording of 15.X.1940, The Hague)

Tahra's Mozart edition begins with this previously un-issued performance of le nozze di Figaro recorded in Holland in October 1940 by the Dutch radio station KRO. Hans Knappertbusch conducts the Vienna Philharmonic and the cast of the Vienna Opera house. Although the recording is incomplete (sadly the end of the 4th act is missing), this is THE historic document: in fact it is the only recording of a Mozart opera by Knappertsbusch, and is an unique document of how Mozart's operas were sung in Vienna at the time.
Although the recording was made on acetates, its sound quality is excellent and thanks to extensive sound restoration the clarity, the presence and dynamics of the original document have been preserved.

Date : October, 2005 - Barre code : 3504129057312

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Composer : Mozart
Artist : Knappertsbusch

Archives Bruno Walter : Bruckner, Mahler

Tah 571/572 - Archives Bruno Walter : Bruckner, Mahler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 New York Philharmonic (27 XII 1953) - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Irmgard Seefried, soprano - Wiener Philharmoniker - Bruno Walter (1950)

Note : Not for sale in the USA

Date : August, 2005 - Barre code : 3504129057114

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Composer : Bruckner, Mahler
Artist : Walter