Composer : Dvorak

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Latest releasePreviously unissued recordings by Karel Ancerl

Tah 755/756 - Previously unissued recordings by Karel Ancerl


CD 1 - DVORAK: Stabat Mater, op. 58 (beginning) - CD 2 DVORAK: Stabat Mater, op. 58 (end) - Maria Stader, Vera Soukupova, Ivo Zidek, Eduard Haken
TCHAÏKOVSKI: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 - Soloist: Nathan Milstein
Orchestra of the Prague Czech Philharmonic – Czech Singers’ Chorus /Kühn
Recorded Live at the Montreux Festival on 5 September (Tchaïkovski) and 13 September 1962 (Dvorak)

During Summer 1962, the Czech Philharmonic of Prague and its conductor Karel Ancerl took part in the Montreux Festival and gave several concerts which, luckily, were recorded by Radio Suisse Romande (RSR).
Thus we can discover these two previously unissued recordings that are of great artistic value: Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Nathan Milstein and above all, Dvorak’s magnificent Stabat Mater that Ancerl couldn't record with his official label Supraphon that already had recorded it with Vačlav Talich.

Date : October, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129075514

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Composer : Dvorak, Tchaikovsky
Artist : Haken, Soukupova, Stader, Zidek

ReminderHans Schmidt-Isserstedt\'s Telefunken Recordings

Tah 698/700 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt\'s Telefunken Recordings


CD I: Haydn - Symphony No. 92, Oxford (
Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Live 1953) Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, New World - CD II - Tchaikovski: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Rimski-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee (Tsar Saltan) - CD III - Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (9), The Great (NWDR-Sinfonieorchester
Recordings 1953-1959)

After the war (between 1952 and 1973), Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt made with his orchestra of Radio Hamburg over 45 recordings for eight different recording companies (Decca, Electrola, DGG, among others), that have been reissued on CD. On the other hand, and curiously enough, his Telefunken recordings (1953-1959) have never been reissued on CD. We are now doing this with the present set. It is a rediscovery to which we have added a very rare live recording that Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt recorded on tour in Australia in 1956, with the Sydney symphonic Orchestra (Haydn’s Oxford Symphony). The original recordings have undergone careful restoration and remain an example of Telefunken’s excellent recording technique.

Note : Diapason d'Or

Date : April, 2010 - Barre code : 3504129069810

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Composer : Dvorak, Haydn, Liszt, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Tchaikovsky
Artist : Schmidt-Isserstedt

Great Performers: Pierre Fournier

Tah 645 - Great Performers: Pierre Fournier

R. Schumann: Cello concerto, op. 129 (Sinfonieorchester des Südwetsfunks, Hans Rosbaud conducting - Recorded 14.IV.1957) - A. Dvorak: Cello concerto, op. 104 (NWDR Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting - Recorded 14.V.1956)

The Dvorak and Schumann concertos (the present recordings are issued here for the first time) were among the highlights throught Pierre Fournier’s career. Pierre Fournier treated this concerto that he adored (and which gave it back to him) as a sinfonia concertante for orchestra and cello. There exist no less than eighteen Live recordings of it in different radio archives.

Date : January, 2008 - Barre code : 3504129064518

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Composer : Dvorak, Schumann
Artist : Fournier, Rosbaud, Schmidt-Isserstedt

Great Interpreters: Gerhard Taschner

Tah 641 - Great Interpreters: Gerhard Taschner

A. Dvorak: Violin Concerto op. 53 (Berliner Philharmoniker, Lovro von Matacic conducting - Recorded 26.XI.1942) - A. Khatchaturian: Violin Concerto (1940) (NWDR Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting - Recorded 8/9.V.1955)

Although many radio recordings of Gerhard Taschner have been deleted, luckily quite a number of Live recordings with the «Manolete of the violin» have survived. The present two recordings are released here for the first time: the Dvorak concerto broadcast in Berlin in November 1942 in excellent sound conditions (it is the only known document of this concerto with Taschner) and the Khatchaturian concerto coming from a concert in Hamburg conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. The present version is by far better than the one we released some years ago under Arthur Rother.

Date : September, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129064112

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Composer : Khatchaturian, Dvorak
Artist : Matacic, Schmidt-Isserstedt, Taschner

Great Interpreters: Guila Bustabo

Tah 640 - Great Interpreters: Guila Bustabo

Excerpts from an interview of G. Bustabo (July 2001)
L. van Beethoven: Violin Concerto, op. 61 (Concertgebouw Orkest, Willem Mengelberg conducting - Live recording of 6.V.1943) - A. Dvorak: Violin Concerto, op. 53 (NWDR Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting - Recorded 21.III.1955)

Guila Bustabo (1916-2002) gave her first recital at the age of 4. She was a child prodigy of the violin and the press called her the "Prima donna assunta of the violin". Everybody agreed that she had a new stormy temperament and that she had «dynamite in her veins». Her discography is rather limited as well as the existing radio archives with her. The Beethoven concerto that she gave under Mengelberg in Amsterdam during the war is known but the Dvorak concerto with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt in Hamburg is a first-time release. The CD includes also a short sound document with Bustabo speaking towards the end of her life.

Note : Can be downloaded on i-tunes

Date : September, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129064013

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Composer : Beethoven, Dvorak
Artist : Bustabo, Mengelberg, Schmidt-Isserstedt

Previously unissued recordings of Eugen jochum

Tah 638/639 - Previously unissued recordings of Eugen jochum

CD I: A. Bruckner: Symphonie n° 8 en ut mineur
CD II: Antonin Dvorak: Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre

This is a historical recording of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony. On the other hand, the Dvorak concerto is the only recording of this work with Jochum.

Date : May, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129063818

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Composer : Bruckner, Dvorak
Artist : Mainardi, Jochum

In Memoriam Arturo Toscanini

Tah 624/625 - In Memoriam Arturo Toscanini

CD I: Concert of 8.XI.1952 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 - Wagner: Tannhäuser, overture and bacchanal, Verdi: la forza del destino, overture
CD II: Concert of 31.I.1953 - Schumann: Manfred, Rossini: Guglielmo Tell, « passo a sei », Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, New World Symphony - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Fifty years ago, on January 16 1957, one of the most famous conductors of the 20th century, Arturo Toscanini, died aged 89. An incomparable opera conductor (it was he who premiered Puccini’s Bohème and Fanciulla del West, Pagliacci, and more), he is also one of the very great symphonic conductors of his time.
On this occasion we have decided to release the two concerts he gave in the famous 8H studio with the NBC Orchestra that had been created for him. These concerts underline the passion and rigour of his conducting as well as his famous «objectivity» that is still being opposed to the «subjectivity» of his rival Furtwängler.

Press review
« Le Toscanini romantique donne toute son effervescence maîtrisée à l'Ouverture Manfred, mais il met à nu les arêtes de la Symphonie du Nouveau Monde avec une âpreté sans concession, en soulignant davantage la structure classique que la fantaisie rhapsodique. Il s'agit bien ici de la bande d'origine non retouchée, contrairement à certains pirates, puisque Tahra a gardé l'accord final complètement manqué du Scherzo, de ces défaillances qui rappellent qu'un orchestre est un corps humain. » (Christian Merlin, Diapason)

Note : Not for sale in the USA

Date : February, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129062415

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Composer : Beethoven, Dvorak, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner
Artist : Toscanini

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

Leo Borchard (1899-1945)

Tah 520 - Leo Borchard (1899-1945)

Tchaikovski, Weber, Glazounov - Telefunken studio recordings (1934/1945)

This CD is a tribute to Leo Borchard who was the first musical director of the Berlin Philharmonic after the downfall of the Nazi regime but who, after only 22 concerts, was accidentally shot dead by a wild bullet in Berlin in August 1945.
This pupil of Scherchen was also part of the group of German resistance called «Onkel Emil». The recordings in this CD contain two first ever issues, i.e. the first known recordings of the Berlin Philharmonic after the war.

Date : September, 2003 - Barre code : 3504129052010

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Composer : Dvorak, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Artist : Borchard

The art of Vaclav Talich - Vol. II

Tah 518/519 - The art of Vaclav Talich - Vol. II

Mozart, Dvorak, Tchaikovski

After having issued an album with Talich conducting solely works by Dvorak, this second set contains rare recordings with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra of which he was one of the founders plus a very rare New World Symphony recorded during the war by the Czech branch of His Master's Voice. The booklet contains the complete discography of Talich.

Date : September, 2003 - Barre code : 3504129051815

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Composer : Dvorak, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Artist : Talich