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78 RPM Shellac Records
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This is a short selection that will be expanded soon with recordings by Ida Haendel, Alexander Brailowsky, Léner Quartet,
David Oistrakh, Artur Schnabel, Irmgard Seefried, Witold Malcuzynski, Willem Mengelberg, etc.

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1 Record - 2 Sides

Yelly d'Aranyi plays Tommaso Antonio Vitali: Chaconne (arranged by Léopold Charlier)

Arthur Bergh (piano)

 

Yelly d'Aranyi with a Y (as is printed on the label of this Columbia disc) is written these days as Jelly d'Aranyi. In Hungarian: Hunyadvári Aranyi Jelly (30 May 1893 – 30 March 1966). She is the violinist to whom Maurice Ravel dedicated his marvellous violin composition Tzigane.
This performance was recorded in 1928 by Columbia. Strange is however that the disc is not listed in both editions of The Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia of Recorded Music of 1942 and 1948 respectively. The only recordings listed of d'Aranyi is with cellist Caspar Cassado and pianist Myra Hess of Trio No. 2 of Johannes Brahms and another with Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 8.

Columbia 9875 pressed in England

Record NM. Old Columbia paper sleeve.


d'Aranyi-Vitali-Chaconne. Columbia 9875. Great Britain. Record NM. Columbia sleeve. $ 45.

4 Records - 8 Sides

Edward Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2

 

His Master's Voice

C 1298 - Morning - Death of Ase
C 1299 - Anitra's Dance - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Eugene Goossens conducting the Royal Opera Orchestra Covent Garden

C 1571 - Ingrid's Lament - Arabian Dance
C 1572 - The Return of Peer Gynt - Solvieg's Song

Eugene Goossens conducting the New Light Symphony Orchestra

 

The records have the original thick luxurious paper sleeves they were sold in. They bear the name of the shop of Willem de Jong, located at Passage in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Catterall-Murdoch-Beethoven-Kreutzer. Columbia L 1210-1211. Records NM. Labels of the first record VG+. $ 20.

4 Records - 8 Sides

Edward Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2

 

His Master's Voice

C 1298 - Morning - Death of Ase
C 1299 - Anitra's Dance - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Eugene Goossens conducting the Royal Opera Orchestra Covent Garden

C 1571 - Ingrid's Lament - Arabian Dance
C 1572 - The Return of Peer Gynt - Solvieg's Song

Eugene Goossens conducting the New Light Symphony Orchestra

 

The records have the original thick luxurious paper sleeves they were sold in. They bear the name of the shop of Willem de Jong, located at Passage in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Records pressed in Great Britain. Record Sides are NM except for C 1571 which is VG because of an edge chip that was glued on again. It causes a few non-irritating ticks at the beginnings of both sides.



Grieg Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 - Eugene Goossens. HMV C 1298/99 and 1571/1572. Records NM/VG (see description). $ 18.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Daniel Ruynemann (Ruyneman): Solo Sonata for Violin (Sonate voor Vioolsolo; 1925) played by Alexander / Alexandre Moskowsky

Krystall Electro Record CH 051/CH 052 Made in Germany

Daniël Ruynemann (1886-1963) was a Dutch composer who initially received piano lessons but after all was more interested in composition. He studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1913 till 1916. In 1918 he protested with other modernistic composers and artists against the conservative programming of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Willem Mengelberg. That was when a composition by Matthijs Vermeulen was rejected by Mengelberg to be performed. With other young Dutch composers - Sem Dresden, Henri Zagwijn, Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst-Meyer, Alexander Voormolen en later also Willem Pijper - he founded the "Dutch Society for the Development of Modern Music" (Nederlandsche Vereeniging tot Ontwikkeling der Moderne Scheppende Toonkunst) which became the Dutch chapter of "The International Society for Contemporary Music". Ruynemann was an important figure in the movement of modern art and music. This movement was prohibited by the Germans in 1941. In the 1950s he was a promotor of contempory music while organizing concerts in the Municipal Museum of Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum) where compositons of Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono and Karlheinz Stockhausen were performed.

Ruynemann wrote his Solo Sonata (dedicated to Bronislaw Hubermann) in 1925. The movements are: Ironique, Recitativo Quasi Cadenza, and Fugue (based on the Dutch song "Merck toch hoe sterck" from the so called Valerius Gedenckklank). On this 78 RPM shellac disc the Sonata is performed by Alexander (Alexandre) Moskowsky who was a member of the Hungarian Quartet from 1940 till 1959. Biographical details on this violinist are not available. The value of this recording lies in the context of Dutch historical musical culture and has no international significance. Hence it has a meaning for a researcher of the pre World War Two period of Dutch music or has significance for a specific institution that deals with Dutch music.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/ruyneman-daniel

The performance is regrettably not of a very high standard but is as far as I know the only one that momentarily exists.

Daniel Ruynemann: Solo Vioion Sonata - Alexander Moskowsky, Violin. Krystall C 051/52. Record NM. Make an offer.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Columbia L.X. 1589

Schubert: Moment Musical Op. 94, No. 2 and No. 3.

Walter Gieseking, piano.

Record NM. Ordinary used sleeve.

78-Schubert - Gieseking - Columbia L.X. 1589. Record NM. Used sleve. $ 20.

6 Records - 12 Sides

The Haydn Trio Society - Parlophone

Trio For Piano, Violin and 'Cello in F Sharp Minor, No. 2

Trio For Piano, Violin and 'Cello in C Major, No. 3

Trio For Piano, Violin and 'Cello in E flat Major, No. 5

Ref.: SW 8089 - 90 - 91 - 92 - 93 - 94 - 95

 

Lili Kraus - Piano
Simon (Szymon) Goldberg - Violin
Anthony Pini - Violoncello

This is Volume I consisting of 6 records. The Trios were recorded prior to 1942, before Kraus and Goldberg were interned in a Japanese prisoner camp while on a concert tour in Indonesia.

It is possible that a Volume 2 and subsequent Volumes were planned but not recorded due to World War Two and the fact that pianist and violinist were imprisoned.

These records are early pressings and have been played. Nevertheless the sound is very good, VG, while the aspect of the surfaces is NM. Plain, used generic sleeves.

 

78-Haydn Trio Society - Kraus - Goldberg - Pini - 6x 12". Parlophone SW 8089-95. Records NM. Plain, generic sleeves. $ 35.

2 Records - 4 Sides

His Master's Voice

C 844 and C 854

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 9, 'Kreutzer'.

Marjorie Hayward (violin) and Una Bourne (piano).

Records released in May and July of 1918. See the details.

These are acoustic recordings. However making recordings of a pianist and a violinist is more rewarding if compared to recording of a symphony orchestra.

Condition: Records VG+. Ordinary, old and used plain sleeves.

78-Beethoven - Hayward - Bourne - Kreutzer - HMV C 844 + C-854. Records VG+. Old, used paper sleeves. $ 20.

2 Records - 4 Sides

Columbia

L.X. 192 - 1903.

César Franck: Symphonic Variations - Variations symphoniques.

Walter Gieseking, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. Sir Henry Wood, conductor.

Records NM. Dutch pressing from original British plates.

Beautifully played and very well recorded with a tangible piano tone.

78-Franck - Symphonic Variations - Gieseking - Wood. Columbia L.X. 192-193. Records NM/M-. Old, plain sleeves. $ 25.

All discs are play graded using a
Garrard 4HF Gramophone Record Player equipped with a Ronette Crystal Pick Up and not on an old horn player with steel needles which may damage the groove.

Nap de Klijn VIOLIN and Alice Heksch  PIANO play Mozart Sonata K 526

2 Records - 4 Sides

Elite Special 7069 and 7070.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata in A, K 526.

Nap de Klijn - violin (spelled by the record company Klyn)
Alice Heksch - piano

Recorded ca. 1949.

Recording issued by Elite Special, the label owned by Turicaphon Riedikon, Switzerland. Dutch Pressing.

Records NM. Plain, used sleeves.

78-Klijn - Heksch - Mozart Sonata - Elite Special 7069 and 7070. Records NM. Old, used sleeves. $ 25.

5 Records - 10 Sides

Polydor

67162 A-B
67163 A-B
67164 A-B
67165 A-B
67166 A-B

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92.

Recorded 1937.

Carl Schuricht conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Side 10: Preludium and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier (J.S. Bach), performed by Wilhelm Kempff.

78-Beethoven 7 - Schuricht - Bach - Prelude - Kempff. Polydor 67162 to 67166. 5x 78 RPM. Records NM. Plain old sleeves. $ 90.

4 Records - 8 Sides

Columbia
L.X. 631
L.X. 632
L.X. 633
L.X. 634

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 15.

Walter Gieseking - Pianist

Members of the State Opera House Orchestra, Berlin.

Hans Rosbaud - Conductor

Recording date ca. 1940. Records NM. Pressed in Great Britain. Greenish, old, plain record sleeves.

 

78-Gieseking - Rosbaud - Beethoven Concerto No. 1 - Rosbaud - Columbia LX 631/634. Record NM. Old plain sleeves. $ 45.

 

3 Records - 6 Sides

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Richard Strauss

Tod und Verklärung - Death and Transfigutration - Op. 24

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded in 1950

This performance was recorded 21, 23, 24 January 1950. Recording producer was Walter Legge. Engineer was Anthony Griffith. The recording was first issued as HMV 78s DB.21169-71.

Since the introduction of the tape recorder around 1947 which made the long playing record possible, 78 RPM records were no longer direct-to-disc registrations. This meant that a performance could be recorded in its entirety on tape and then be spread out over as many shellac disc sides as was necessary. The quality of direct-to-disc recordings is superior to that of the sound of music on tape, in any case in the early 1950s. The HMV discs of this Furtwangler performance therefor lack the dynamic quality and immediacy collectors were and are used to. It is not certain if the second edition - which is on offer here - was produced to improve the sound.


His Master's Voice D.B. 9592 - 9593 -9594. Records are EX. Some surface noise. Professionally cleaned. Shiny surfaces.
Plain sleeves. Labels do have the same color intensity but while editing the differences in appearance were unintentionally the result.

Furtwangler-Strauss- Death and Transfiguration-Vienna-1950. HMV DB 9592/3/4. $ 24.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Edith Lorand - Violin

Michael Raucheisen - Piano (Blüthner)

 

Enrique Granados:

Danse espagnole No. 5

Manuel de Falla:

Jota

 

A rarity of Hungarian born violinist Edith Lorand who formed a trio with Michael Raucheisen (piano) and Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), and when playing solo was often accompanied by Raucheisen who was the pianist for Peter Anders and Julius Patzak, to mention a few.

Recorded in 1925, the year Raucheisen was recording for Parlophon. In 1926 he changed to Electrola.

Parlophon P.9323 (in America on Decca 25016). Record VG. Plays well but has surface noise. Plain sleeve.

78-Lorand-Raucheisen-Granados-Falla. Parlophon P.9323. Record VG. Plain sleeve. $ 9.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Bruno Walter conducts
the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler:
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

Recorded on January 15, 1938 in the Musikvereinssaal
See the Bruno Walter discography at http://www.bwdiscography.com/

Naturally entirely different from Mengelberg's famous Columbia recording. Both conductors knew Mahler. Mengelberg is the sculptur. Walter lets flow the music in a natural way.

Victor 12319 (in Europe His Master's Voice DB 3406). Record M-. Plain cover.

78-Mahler-Adagietto-Walter-Vienna Philharmonic. Victor 12319. Record EX+. A few light ticks. Plain sleeve. $ 15.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Wilhelm Kempff - Piano

 

Ludwig van Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 8 (Klaviersonate Nr. 8) in C, Op. 13 - Pathétique

 

Deutsche Grammophon 72048 LVM

(Long Play Variable Micrograde)

 

Record NM. Original Deutsche Grammophon sleeve M-.

 

78-Kempff-Beethoven-Pathétique-Deutsche Grammophon LVM 72048. Record NM. Original Sleeve M-. $ 19.

1 Record - 2 Sides

 

Tossy Spivakovsky (Spiwakowsky) - Violin
with piano accompaniment
(mit
Klavierbegleitung).

Mozart-Kreisler: Rondo

Schubert-Wilhelm: Ave Maria

Odeon AA 68 101

Record pressed in Germany. Record NM to M-.

Plain, used sleeve.

Recording date unknown. Possibly 1948 or later.

 

78-Spivakovsky - Violin - Mozart - Schubert - Odeon AA 68 101. Record M-. plain, old sleeve. $ 25.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Alexander Brailowsky - Piano

 

Frederic Chopin:

Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3

Etude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 4

Brailowsky plays a Steinway Grand

According to the Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia from 1942, Opus 10 No. 3 was originally coupled with Etude Op. 25 No. 11. As the order number 95323 is the same, the listing from 1942 may contain an error.

 

Polydor Catalog No. B 27335 - 27336

Record NM. Side One has slightly damaged sticker with address of Nieuwe Muziekwinkel Utrechtsestraat 39, Amsterdam. Ordinary, plain green sleeve.

Nieuwe Muziekwinkel (New Music Store) is nowedays a lunchroom/ brasserie/ restaurant with the name 'Zuivere Koffie' (pure coffee). From 1910 on It was the shop owned by A. Hamburger. He sold musical instruments, strings and talking machines (gramophones), and of course gramophone records. Charlotte Hamburger (apparently A. Hamburger's daughter) married Daniel Eliazer Gomperts. They continued the A. Hamburger's business. Reference page: Jewish Amsterdam (in Dutch)

 

78-Brailowsky-Chopin-Etudes-Polydor 95 323 (B27335/6)-Record NM. Ordinary sleeve. $ 15.

4 Records - 8 Sides

*dark brown linen album (outside)

*green compartments and inside

 

 

Sir Henry J. Wood conducts
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -
P.I. Tschaikovsky:

Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique"), Opus 74.

This ultra rare recording, was made well before 1925, in the acoustic era, when the ensemble gathered in front of a horn and in some recordings the bass in the score was imitated by a tuba which was louder; whether the replacement by the tuba was effectuated in this recording is not known by me.

A complete and long symphony on 4 records implies automatically that there have been cuts in the score and a few transitions were arranged.

The dynamics and the fidelity of acoustic recordings are low if compared to the electrical recording system. The electrical recording was introduced in 1925 and changed the reproduction of music via records significantly and heightened the appreciation and boosted the prolifiration of popular and classical music, and jazz. The discs on offer here show of course all traits of the acoustic recording: weak signal to noise.

There is surface noise (hiss). It is recommended to play the records with a ceramic cartridge and a special thick needle tip instead of using an old wind up gramophone, often jokingly referred to as "a destruction machine".

The small leaflet with liner notes and details (in English) says that this set has to be played at 80 RPM.

 

Columbia Masterworks Set Number 5. References 576927 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 = 67009 /010 / 011 / 012-D manufactured in the USA. Recorded in 1923. See 78 RPM Community

The records and the book or album (that was repaired) are in EX condition.

 

78-Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 6-Henry Wood-American Columbia 67009-D / 67012-D. EX condition. $ 18.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Julian von Karolyi - Piano

Chopin: Fantasie in F Op. 49

 

Deutsche Grammophon 72008 LVM

(Long Play Variable Micrograde)

 

Record NM. Generic brown paper sleeve.

 

78-Karolyi-Chopin-Fantasie-Deutsche Grammophon LVM 72008. Record NM. Generic sleeve. $ 15.

1 Record - 2 Sides

France Ellegaard plays Franz Liszt

La Campanella

Liebestraum

Siemens Spezial - Experimental-Schallplatte nach dem Silber-Verfahren des Elektro-Akustischen Forschungs-Laboratorium

The stamp (print) on the label says: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH Hannover authorized June 17th, 1945 (Genehmigt 17-6-45)

One of the first experimental recordings made in the Siemens Electro Acoustic Research Laboratory after World War II had ended. Meisterklasse der Deutschen Grammophon G.M.B.H. is in the top of the label.

 

LM 67839

Record NM. Ordinary used sleeve.

78-Ellegard-Liszt-Campanella-Liebestraum. Siemens LM 67839. 1945. Record NM/M-. Used sleve. $ 12.

1 Record - 2 Sides

Decca

XP 6019

Cor de Groot, piano.

Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Spinning Song

Dutch recording made in AVRO Radio Studio at Hilversum, pressed by Dutch Decca Distribution (Hollandsche Decca Distributie, Amsterdam).

Record NM. Label Side Two damaged, obviously when the former owner removed a sticker. Plain, used sleeve.

78-Granados - Mendelssohn - Groot - Decca XP 6019. Dutch recording and pressing. Record NM. One label damaged. $ 20.

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3 Records - 6 Sides

Parlophone Odeon Series

P.X.O. 7006 - 7007 - 7008

 

Johann Sebastian Bach:

 

Violin Concerto in E Major

Szymon Goldberg - Violin

Ernest Lush - Harpsichord

 

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Walter Susskind - Conductor

 

It is possible that the recording was made in 1949 and issued in 1950, Johann Sebastian Bach's 200th death anniversary. The LP version of this performance was released in June 1951 in the USA on Decca, and in Great Britain in November 1953 on the Parlophone label.

 

Records are pressed in Great Britain. They are a beautiful NM.

Plain, used sleeves.

 

78-Goldberg - Bach E Major - Susskind. Parlophone 7006/7/8. Records NM. Plain sleeves. $ 30.

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