Composer : Bach

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ReminderClara Haskil and Dinu Lipatti

Tah 747 - Clara Haskil and Dinu Lipatti


[1] BACH : Toccata BWV 914 in B minor
[2] SCARLATTI : Sonata in C Major
[3] SCARLATTI : Sonata in B flat major
[4-5] BEETHOVEN : Sonata No. 32 opus 111 in C minor
[6] SCHUMANN: Abegg Variations (excerpts)
[7] SCHUMANN: Bunte Blätter op. 99 (excerpts)
[8] DEBUSSY: Etude pour les sonorités opposées
Excerpts from Clara Haskil's recital at the Castle of Ludwigsburg on 11.IV.1953
Eine Aufnahme des Südwestfunks Stuttgart
[9-11] BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dinu Lipatti and the Südwestfunk-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Paul Sacher
Historical recording of 30.V.1948 (Archive of the SWR Media)
(new mastering) - SACD

« These two Romanians that 22 years separated, have been shooting stars in the musical sky of the 20th Century » wrote Jérôme Spycket, the biographer of Clara Haskil’s to whom this album is dedicated. The highlight of this disc is the Bartok Concerto broadcast in 1948 in Baden-Baden and which is a “historical recording”.

Date : September, 2012 - Barre code : 3504129074715

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Composer : Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Debussy, Scarlatti, Schumann
Artist : Lipatti, Haskil

ReminderHermann Scherchen conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

Tah 737/738 - Hermann Scherchen conducts Bach's Mass in B minor


Bach's Mass in B minor conducted by Hermann Scherchen and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Soloists: Pierrette Alarié – Nan Merriman – Leopold Simoneau – Gustav Neidlinger

With the oncoming of stereo recording, Hermann Scherchen recorded again for Westminster a certain number of works he had already recorded in mono (Mozart Requiem; the Haendel Messiah; Bach’s Art of the Fugue; Beethoven Symphonies n° 3 & 6).
He also recorded again Bach’s Mass in B minor, nine years after the first mono version and with quite some better soloists (the trio Alarie, Simoneau and Merrimann is quite remarkable). Curiously, this recording was only reissued once almost confidentially on CD.

Date : June, 2012 - Barre code : 3504129073718

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Composer : Bach
Artist : Holetscheck, Merriman, Neidlinger, Simoneau

Latest releaseKathleen Ferrier in Memoriam

Tah 725 - Kathleen Ferrier in Memoriam


[1] MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (der Einsame im Herbst) - [2] MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (von der Schönheit) - Wiener Philharmoniker, Conductor: Bruno Walter (Salzburg, 21.VIII.1949)

[3] BACH: « Erbarme dich, mein Gott » (Saint Matthew Passion ) - Wiener Sinfoniker, Conductor: Herbert von Karajan (9.VI.1950)

[4] HAENDEL: « Where ‘er you walk » (Semele)
[5] HAENDEL: « Like as the love-lorn turtle » (Atalanta) - [6] GLUCK: « Ah diletta Euridice » (Orpheus and Eurydice) - Piano: Giorgio Favaretto (Milan, 6.II.1951)

[7] MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (Der Abschied)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Conductor: Bruno Walter (17.V.1952)
[8] INTERVIEW: August 1949

Kathleen Ferrier’s premature death, on 8 October 1953 at the age of 41, took everybody by surprise due to the veil of silence behind which she had hidden her illness, whereby the public was not in the least prepared to this fatal outcome. To celebrate Kathleen Ferrier’s hundredth birthday, we are releasing the present SACD with excerpts from the Lied von der Erde broadcasted from the Salzburg Festival in 1949, with the Wiener Philarmoniker under Bruno Walter, as well as a very rare interview.

Date : April, 2012 - Barre code : 3504129072513

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Composer : Gluck, Bach, Haendel, Mahler
Artist : Favaretto, Ferrier, Karajan, Sabata, Walter

Hermann Scherchen, the Master of Oratorio

Tah 701/703 - Hermann Scherchen, the Master of Oratorio


Johann Sebastian Bach: The Saint-Matthew Passion

Of all Bach’s works, the St Matthew Passion is the most ambitious one and one of civilization’s greatest monuments. In July 1953, Hermann Scherchen made in Vienna a recording which has become famous and in which he both acts as an architect and as a goldsmith: the result is a dramatic interpretation reinforced by an impressive range of vocal and orchestral colors. The spirituality emanating from Scherchen’s conception of this work is but a human spirituality brought to life by art itself. In this version human feelings are highlighted in all their contrasts.
The action itself is narrated by an evangelist (Hugues Cuénod whose voice and impeccable diction ideally fit this role). As for H. Rehfuss, his voice with its magnificent velvet quality is absolutely irresistible. The contralto Rössl-Majdan is astonishing and full of emotion in the famous aria “Erbarme dich” and sings masterly the other arias. This recording remains a reference in the history of the interpretation of Bach.

Date : August, 2010 - Barre code : 3504129070113

ReminderThe Art of Aida Stucki

Tah 663 - The Art of Aida Stucki


Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin concerto, op. 61 - Das Studio-Orchester Beromünster (Zürich) - Conductor: Hermann Scherchen - Violin: Aida Stucki - First release of the recording of 30.XII.1949
Johann Sebastian Bach (Bonus): Violin concerto BWV 1042 - Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Conductor: Hermann Scherchen - Violin: Walter Barylli - Recorded July 1953

The present CD has a double interest: on the one hand, (re)descover the Swiss violinist Aida Stucki, a pupil of Carl Flesch’ and herself professor of Anne Sophie Mutte, and on the other, listen for the first time to Hermann Scherchen conducting a grand violin concerto of the classical repertoire, i.e. the Beethoven violin concerto. This recording was made at the end of 1949 and comes from Mrs. Stucki’s private archive, but it must be considered as a «document» due to the many technical problems of the 78 rpms all of which couldn’t be eradicated despite extensive restoration.

Note : Aida Stucki's recognition as an artist is both inevitable and overdue. Her artistry is a timeless inspiration. Her interpretation incorporates bewitching sound, personal instinct coupled with great insight to the wishes of the composer. I admire this great violinist deeply. This recording is a must for any string player and music lover.
Anne Sophie Mutter

Available for downloading on I-Tunes. Booklet available in PDF format on request.

Date : November, 2008 - Barre code : 3504129066314

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Composer : Bach, Beethoven
Artist : Barylli, Stucki, Scherchen

ReminderFranch Women Pianists

Tah 653-654 - Franch Women Pianists

CD I: Chopin: Waltzes op. 64 Nos. 1 & 2 – Godard: 4th Mazurka –Mendelssohn: Fantaisie Caprice op. 16 No. 2 – Rondo capriccioso – Romance sans paroles (la fileuse) – Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody Nos. 11 and 13 (Aimée Marie Roger-Miclos, Fonotipia recordings, around 1905) - Chopin: Mazurka op. 17 No. 4 – Nocturne posthume – Mozart: Pastorale variée – Albéniz: Granada (Marie Panthès, Columbia recordings 1934-36 and un interview issued by courtesy of Radio Suisse Allemande) - Mazurkas op. 56/2 – op. 6/2 – op. 7/3 – op. 63/2 – op. 67/7 – op. 17/4 – op. 33/2 – op. 30/3 – op. 68/4 – op. 41/3 – op. 50/3 (Youra Guller, recorded in June 1956) - CD II: Duphly: La de Valmalète – Scarlatti: Sonatas L 465, L23, L391 – Couperin: Le carillon de Cythère – La fleurie – Le réveil matin – Les barricades mystérieuses – Le tictoc choc – Les petits moulins à vent (Madeleine de Valmalète, recording date unknown) - Bach: Chaconne of the second partita for violin – Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 – Rapsodie espagnole – Schumann: Phantasiestücke op. 12/1 and op. 12/3 (Agnelle Bundervoët, recordings of 1954, 1955 and 1957).

After Marcelle Meyer, Monique Haas and Youra Guller, we are continuing our (re)discovery of French women pianists. Thus we are going to give a sort of second life to three great pianists of the past : Aimée Marie Roger-Miclos, Marie Panthès and Angnelle Bundervoët. We are also releasing herewith a number of very rare recordings by the Marquise Madeleine de Valmalète. As for Youra Guller, she stands here as interpreter of eleven Mazurkas by Chopin.

Date : May, 2008 - Barre code : 3504129065317

Edith Farnadi & Hermann Scherchen

West 3007-3008 - Edith Farnadi & Hermann Scherchen

CD I: F. LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1, in E flat major - Piano Concerto No. 2, in A major - B. BARTOK : Piano Concerto No. 2 (1930)
CD II : B. BARTOK : Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945) - S. RACHMANINOV : Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18 in C minor /
Vienna State Opera Orchestra -
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen & Piano: Edith Farnadi
Recordings made in July 1953 (Bartok) and in October 1952 (Rachmaninov). The recording dates of the Liszt concertos are unknown but might be October 1951.

Date : April, 2008 - Barre code : 3504129300715

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Composer : Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov
Artist : Farnadi, Scherchen

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor

Tah 618/619 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Hohe Messe) - Soloists: Emmy Loose (Soprano I), Hilde Ceska (Soprano II), Gertrud Burgsthaler-Schuster (Contralto), Anton Dermota (Tenor), Alfred Poell (Bass), Anton Heiller (Organ) - Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Akademie Kammerchor - Conductor: Hermann Scherchen - Recorded in October 1950, in the Mozartsaal in Vienna

In 1950 Hermann Scherchen signed with the American label Westminster and its producer Jimmy Grayson a contract for a series of recordings to be made in Vienna and in London. The first recording was made in October of that same year: The Bach Mass in B minor, a monument of Western music. In 1952, the Académie Charles Cros awarded this recording a Grand Prix du Disque. Scherchen made some hundred recordings with Westminster until its bankruptcy in 1964.

Note : Available for downloading on i-tunes

Date : January, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129061814

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Composer : Bach
Artist : Scherchen

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

Edwin Fischer play and conduct Mozart

Tah 534 - Edwin Fischer play and conduct Mozart

Live in Strasbourg Festival, 12.VI.1953
Piano concerto No 20, KV 466 in D minor - Symphony No. 40, KV 550 in G minor - Two pianos concerto No. 10, KV 365 (with Harry Datyner) - Orchestre Municipal de Strasbourg

This CD contains a concert that Edwin Fischer playing and conducting Mozart - as he often did during his career with his chamber orchestra - at the Strasbourg Festival of 1953. This concert was recorded on acetates and restored with great care.
It is the first time that the entire concert is released.

Date : May, 2004 - Barre code : 3504129053413

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Composer : Bach, Mozart
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