Tah 745 - Ginette neveu's last recordingsDownload
BRAHMS: Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano, op. 108 - Piano: Jean Neveu (recorded on 21.IX.1949)
BEETHOVEN : Violin Concerto, op. 61
Südwestfunk-Orchester, conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Historical recording of 25.IX.1949
On 21 September, she gave in Stuttgart a recital with her brother Jean and on 25, she played in Baden-Baden the Beethoven concerto under Hans Rosbaud. Both these concerts were recorded and are included in the present set: in a certain way they may be considered as Ginette’s musical «testament». On Thursday, 20 October, she gave a recital in Paris, at the Salle Pleyel, with her brother, the very last one of her career. On 28 October, she went to Orly to take the plane to America where she was supposed to make a four-month concert tour. On this same plane travelled also the boxer Marcel Cerdan who was going to join Edith Piaf in New York. But the “Constellation” never arrived to its destination crashing instead into the Azores.
Date : February, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129074517
Furt 2012 - W. FURTWÄNGLER « LIVE » IN VIENNA, VOL. IIDownload
Ludwig van Beethoven: Ninth Symphony, op. 125 in D minor
Wiener Philharmoniker & Singakademie
Soloists: Hilde Güden, Rosette Anday, Julius Patzak, Alfred Poell
Recorded live on 3.II.1952 in the Musikvereinssaal in Vienna
(new mastering) - SACD
We know three magnificent performances of Beethoven’s choral symphony by W. Furtwängler: Berlin 1942, Bayreuth 1951 and Lucerne, 1954. We are releasing the Vienna concert broadcast of 3 February 1952 on SACD, which will give this outstanding performance an extra shine. The Viennese critiques wrote that : « As usual, it was beautiful, grandiose and festive and it could not have been otherwise with the Philharmonic Orchestra playing under Furtwängler.»
Date : October, 2012 - Barre code : 3504129201210
Tah 747 - Clara Haskil and Dinu LipattiDownload
 BACH : Toccata BWV 914 in B minor
 SCARLATTI : Sonata in C Major
 SCARLATTI : Sonata in B flat major
[4-5] BEETHOVEN : Sonata No. 32 opus 111 in C minor
 SCHUMANN: Abegg Variations (excerpts)
 SCHUMANN: Bunte Blätter op. 99 (excerpts)
 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
Furt 2011 - Wilhelm FurtwänglerDownload
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica", op. 55 in E Flat major - Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler on 30.XI.1952- NEW MASTERING - SACD
Nine recordings of the Eroica by Furtwängler are known, three of which are studio recordings and six Live concerts. After reissuing the famous and breathtaking recording of 1944, we are releasing on SACD the concert of 30 November 1952. Furtwängler was himself here and his art glows in the Funeral March which, alongside the Leonore III overture and the Choral Symphony, were the highlights in which the “tragic side” of his personality shone through.
Date : May, 2012 - Barre code : 3504129201111
Tah 721/722 - Paul Paray "Live" in DetroitDownload
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 19
Soloist: Glenn Gould (13.XII.1960)
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
Soloist: Arnold Steinhardt (12.XI.1959)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 (12.XI.1959)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
During his long career, Paul Paray (1886-1979) conducted various American orchestras (from 1939 in New-York), and particularly in Detroit where he was musical director from 1951 to 1962. He gave more than 240 concerts in « Motor City » and over 110 concerts on tour. The interest of these three Live documents recorded in 1959 and 1960, resides in the fact the Paray’s recording label Mercury didn’t make any commercial recording of these works. It is of particular interest to discover his vision of the famous Mahler Fifth and specially of the famous adagietto.
Note : Not for sale in the USA
Date : November, 2011 - Barre code : 3504129072117
Furt 2008 - Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Eroica (Hybrid SACD)Download
L. van Beethoven: Symphonie No. 3, Eroica, op. 55 in E Flat major - W. Furtwängler conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Historic recording made on 19/20.XII.1944 by Friedrich Schnapp in the great Musikvereinssaal in Vienna (Magnetofonkonzert) and released as SACD from the analog master tapes extant at the Deutsche Rundfunk Archiv
The present CD is the first one of a new series of « Live » recordings dedicated to Wilhelm Furtwängler at the head of the Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. These issues released in the SACD format, are a noticeable improvement as opposed to the preceding releases. The famous Eroica recorded in Vienna in December 1944 is the first one of this series and will be followed by a Bruckner Eighth recorded two months earlier. The sound quality of these archives is astounding if one considers that they are over sixty years of age.
Date : June, 2011 - Barre code : 3504129200817
Tah 719 - Previously unissued recordings of Youra Guller IIIDownload
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 58
F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21
(Orchestre National de France, D.E. Inghelbrecht conducting) - Recorded on 15.V.1958 (Beethoven) and 21.VI.1959 (Chopin)
After two CD (Tah 630 and 650), that were quite successful, Tahra continues to release previously unissued recordings by the great French Pianist Youra Guller: the Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto and the Chopin Second Piano Concerto – two of her «specialties». These are live recordings of the concerts that took in place in Paris in 1958-9 under the baton of D. Inghelbrecht conducting the Orchestre National de France.
The Chopin Concerto (21 June 1959) seems to wait for the Larghetto to reveal the pliant mysteries Guller could impart to the melodic line, the ornaments appearing to dissipate into interstellar space. No wonder Martha Argerich insisted Guller return to the recording studios! The flourishes and bold fioritura may imply the school of Isidor Philipp and Alfred Cortot, but her poetry has its unique voice and sculpting. The dark interlude in the nocturnal Larghetto becomes a mighty introspection, with the orchestra's supplying a sounding voice for melancholy ruminations on mortality. The lithe mazurka that constitutes the Allegro vivace brings crisp fire to the concert platform, with Guller's seeming to relish the roulades and shifting metrics that blend with the maverick woodwind or stormy string line that accompanies the eminently vocal execution of the keyboard. The col legno strings delicately ply their trade under a declamatory Guller who maneuvers rubato and inflections of touch with a suave assurance of style.
Highly recommended as a recording of special merit.
Gary Lemco (www.Audaud.com)
Date : April, 2011 - Barre code : 3504129071912
Tah 694/696 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt: The Capitol RecordingsDownload
CD I: W.A. Mozart: Serenade No. 13, KV 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - J. Haydn: Symphony No. 94, "Mit dem Paukenschlag", in G major - F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5, D 485 - Das NWDR Sinfonie-Orchester - (Recorded 7/15.XII.1955)
CD II: L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 op. 37 in C minor (soloist: V. Yankoff) J. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73 - Das NWDR Sinfonie-Orchester (Recordings of 13/20.IV.1955)
CD III: F. Schubert: Rosamunde, excerpts - R. Wagner: Excerpts from the Ring of the Niebelungen (Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla - Walküre: The Ride of the Valkyries - Walküre: Magic Fire music - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs (Waldweben) - Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhein Journey - Götterdämmerung: Funeral March) Das NWDR Sinfonie-Orchester (Recordings of 7/15.XII.1955)
After the Telefunken recordings of Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (Tah 698-700), this is another welcome reissue: several rarities from the famous Capitol label which seem to have disappeared completely. Music lovers have long searched for these rare performances, at last made available. In these recordings we can admire the wonderful playing of the famous Hamburg strings, led by Erich Röhn and Arthur Troester, but also the beauty of the sound of Gerhard Otto’s flute and above all the incredible clarinet playing of Rudolf Irmisch (Waldweben).
Date : September, 2010
Tah 693 - Previously unissued recordings by Hermann AbendrothDownload
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 58 en G major (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, piano: Branka Musulin) Studio recording made on 27.III.1950
P. Tchaikovski: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23 in B flat (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, piano: Günter Kootz) Studio recording made on 18.IX.1950
Some ten years ago, Hermann Abendroth (“The other Furtwängler”) was a fashionable conductor but fashions change. An extensive edition by Tokuma was released in Japan but a great number of unissued recordings remain dormant in many radio archives. Tahra has exhumed two interesting documents: the Beethoven 4th concerto with the excellent Croatian pianist Branka Musulin (pupil of Cortot), and the Tchaikovsky first piano concerto. It is the first time that we discover Abendroth in this famous work.
More than ever Abendroth (1883-1956) remains a “Grand Seigneur”.
Date : July, 2010 - Barre code : 3504129069315
Tah 684 - In Memoriam Ginette NeveuDownload
Interview (5.III.1949) - Beethoven: Violin Concerto (excerpts) / Südwestfunk-Orchester, Hans Rosbaud conducting (25.IX.1949) - Brahms: Violin Concerto (excerpts) / NWDR-Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting (3.V.1948) - Chausson: Poem for violin and orchestra / New York Phailharmonic, Charles Munch conducting (2.I.1949) - Sibelius: Violin Concerto (excerpts) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Süsskind conducting (21.XI.1945)
On 28 October 1949, barely aged 30 Ginette Neveu died in an airplane crash in the Azores Islands, (the French boxer Marcel Cerdan was also on that airplane) while she was heading for the United States for a tour with her brother Jean. That happened 60 years ago: to commemorate this tragic loss, we release the present CD that comprises excerpts of the Beethoven, Brahms and Sibelius concerts as well as the Chausson Poem.
We have added a very rare document: a short interview of Ginette Neveu.
Date : October, 2009 - Barre code : 3504129068417