Composer : Liszt

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Tah 723 - Liszt


Edith Farnadi plays Franz Liszt

Fantaisie hongroise & Danse macabre with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (3.III.1956)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major - Vienna State Opera Orchestra (15.III.1959) - Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

Note : Franz Liszt was born two centuries ago. In order to commemorate that anniversary, we release four works for piano and orchestra with the great Hungarian pianist Edith Farnadi, that were all premiered during the Weimar period, in which his orchestra writing rose to its heights and he tried to find another way to develop musical creativity and to perfect his technique of orchestration.

Date : October, 2011 - Barre code : 3504129072315

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Composer : Liszt
Artist : Boult, Farnadi

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

ReminderWestminster Archives - Scherchen - Vol. VI

West 3011/12 - Westminster Archives - Scherchen - Vol. VI

CD I: Mahler: Kindertotenlieder - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Lucretia West, contralto - Vienna State Opera Orchestra - recorded June 1958) - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Hongroises nos. 1 & 2
CD II: Liszt : Hungarian Rhapsodies nos. 3 - 6 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - recorded September 1954 - Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals, a zoological fantasy - Speaker: Gary Moore - Josef & Grete Dichler, piano - Vienna State Opera Orchestra (recorded 20 & 21.V.1957)

This is the sixth and last volume of the Westminster Scherchen edition lincesed by DGG, and it includes only recordings made between 1954 and 1958 and never released on CD until today: Mahler (Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen with Lucretia West), Liszt (the six Romanian Rhapsodies with the Royal Philharmonic) and Saint-Saëns (Carnaval des animaux, the original point of this recording residing in the fact that Westminster recorded in a zoo of New York the characteristic screams of the animals).

Press review
Mahler's music has always been a constant presence in Scherchen programming, and this CD witnesses Scherchen interest in his music. The German conductor gives a sharp and exasperated rendering of the Kindertotenlieder. Unfortunatelly the alto Lucretia West is not at the same level, and her singing is far from being perfect. Liszt Hungarian Rapsodies are well performed, with bright sonorities by a responsive orchestra. Scherchen choses to perform Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals interpolating almost useless texts in between the musical pieces and making hear the true sounds of the animals described by the music. Neverthless this, Scherchen conducting is energetic and precise. (pour l'article entier, voir la revue italienne

Date : April, 2009 - Barre code : 3504129301118

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Composer : Liszt, Mahler, Saint-Saëns
Artist : Dichler, Moore, West, 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

Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli

Tah 631 - Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor - Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana, cond. Hermann Scherchen - Live recording made in Lugano on 21.VI.1956 - Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Orchestra del Maggio Musicale di Firenze, cond. Dimitri Mitropoulos - Live recording of 17.VI.1953 - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4 - Orchestra di Roma della RAI, cond. Franco Caracciolo -
Previously unissued recording of 12.V.1956

[10] CHOPIN : Valse, op. postume n° 4 (bis)

Besides the Schumann concerto with Scherchen and the Liszt concerto with Mitropoulos, the present CD includes Benedetti-Michelangeli in a previously unissued recording of the Rachmaninov Fourth Concerto under the Italian conductor Caracciolo. The liner notes were written by Professor Clémenty, a cardiologist who operated on Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli following his heart attack during a recital he gave in Bordeaux on 17.X.1988. They soon became friends, and Professor Clémenty draws here a sometimes intimate portrait of the famous pianist.

Date : April, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129063115

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Composer : Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Schumann
Artist : Benedetti-Michelangeli

Piano Archives

Tah 610 - Piano Archives

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 1
Alfred Cortot and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Victor Desarzens - [This previously unissued RSR recording, made on 13.IV.1947, is the only known one of Cortot playing this concerto.]
Maurice Ravel: Trio for piano, violin and cello in A minor - Soloists: Vlado Perlemuter, Jeanne Gautier and André Lévy (previously unissued recording of ORTF made in Paris on 7.V.1954) - Franz Liszt: two Legends (Saint François d’Assise prêchant aux oiseaux and Saint-François de Paule marchant sur les flots) - Piano: Vlado Perlemuter
78 rpm Lumen 35.020 and 35.021 (March 1939)

This CD includes an important previously unissued recording: the first Beethoven concerto interpreted by Alfred Cortot (almost seventy years old) in April 1947. It is the only known recording of Cortot playing this work, it comes from the Swiss Radio and needed careful restoration. Another previously unissued recording is the Ravel trio with Vlado Perlemuter, Jeanne Gautier and André Lévy. Finally and finally a transcendent interpretation by Perlemuter of two Legends by Liszt. The sound of 1939 is astonishingly good.

Date : April, 2007 - Barre code : 3504129061012

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Composer : Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel
Artist : Cortot, Lévy, Gautier, Perlemuter

The Art of Paul van Kempen, Vol. I

Tah 512/513 - The Art of Paul van Kempen, Vol. I

CD 1 : Liszt, Les Préludes (Polydor 1937) - Beethoven Symphony No. 8 (Polydor 1940) - Mendelssohn : Les Hébrides (Philips 1951) - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (DGG 1951)
CD 2 : Berlioz : Benvenuto Cellini (DGG 1951) - Brahms : Piano Concerto No. 2 (DGG 1952 / Adrian Aeschbacher) - Berliner Philharmoniker - Boocklet : Life of Van Kempen

We have chosen to pay a tribute to the great Dutch conductor Paul van Kempen with a series of three 2-CD sets (the first one with the Berlin Philharmonic, the second with the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and the third one with the Hilversum Radio orchestra) reuniting recordings made between 1937 and 1952 as well as a previously unissued recording. The booklets will contain van Kempen's biography and a discography the first part of which will contain the 78 rpms and the second the recordings on magnetic tape.

Date : September, 2003 - Barre code : 3504129051211

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Composer : Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn
Artist : Kempen

H. Knappertsbusch (78 rpm)

Tah 309 - H. Knappertsbusch (78 rpm)

O. Nikolaï : The Merry Wives of Windsor ; F.Liszt: Les Préludes - Berlin Philharmonic recorded Live I.1941 ; R. Wagner : Siegfried's Journey on the Rhine - Vienna Philharmonic V.1940 (previously unissued) ; L. van Beethoven : Symphony No. 7 - Berlin State Opera Orchestra (Odeon recording) XI.1929 (First time on CD)

Date : N/A - Barre code : 3504129030919

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Composer : Beethoven, Liszt
Artist : Knappertsbusch