Tah 763/764 - Abendroth in WarsawDownload
CD I: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (*), op. 55 in E flat major
Recorded Live on 22.IX.1953
CD II: MOZART: Symphony No. 40 KV 550 in G minor
recorded Live on 16.V.1954
The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Orkiestra Filhamonii Warszawskiej)
Sound archives issued from the archives of the Polish Radio (Polskie Radio)
Note : The master tapes have an important « buzz » impossible to cancel completely.
Date : October, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129076313
Tah 762 - Knappertsbusch conducts BeethovenDownload
Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester (14.V.1962)
Soloist: Geza Anda
Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
Wiener Philharmoniker (17.I.1954)
In order to commemorate Knappertsbusch’s 125th birthday we are releasing the present CD in which he conducts two works by one of his favorite composers, i.e. Beethoven.
Even though these recordings aren’t first-time issues, they are released from original sources. The most interesting work is of course his 7th Beethoven with his «beloved» Wiener Philharmoniker that he conducted more than 200 times.
Date : September, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129076214
Tah 751 - In Memoriam Felix WeingartnerDownload
BEETHOVEN: Hammerklavier Sonata No. 29, op. 106 in B flat major
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded on 26, 27, 28 and 31.III.1930 - Weingartner's own orchestration
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8, op. 93 in F major
Wiener Philharmoniker – Recorded on 25 and 26.II.1936
150 ago and precisely on 2 June 1863, Felix Weingartner was born in Yugoslavia who, like Arthur Nikisch, became one of the most “Maestros” at the turn of the Twentieth century. His activity was manifold: conductor, pedagogue, writer, pamphleteer, composer (he left more than 80 opuses). The following two Beethoven recordings come from his extensive discography that he recorded between 1910 and 1940: his own orchestration of the Hammerklavier Sonata and the Eighth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic, which he conducted 432 times.
Date : June, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129075118
Tah 742 - The Art of Joseph KeilberthDownload
BEETHOVEN : Piano Concerto No. 5, The Emperor, op. 73
Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4, op. 98 in E minor
Recorded Live in Stuttgart on 15.III.1962 (Aus dem Archiv des SDR)
Keilberth was a conductor of the Old School and he refused all exhibition and show. The sound he produced under his baton was brilliant but never storming or thundering and he didn’t let himself go to exaggerating details. He worked with several German radio orchestras, particularly with that of Stuttgart, where the present two recordings come from.
Date : March, 2013 - Barre code : 3504129074210
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